Newsletter

23 August 2019

From the Principal

Mr Justin Beckett

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The school library exploded today. It burst at the seams, erupting into every corner of the campus. There were books flying all over the quadrangle and Outdoor Chapel as children, parents and teachers shared the joy of reading together, gathering in the sunshine in small groups to read and savour an assortment of books.

Hundreds of book characters leapt off the page and gathered excitedly in the Multi-Purpose Hall for our Book Week Assembly. There were more Harry Potters than you can point a wand at. And every Dr Seuss, Roald Dahl and David Walliams character you can think of. Among the teaching staff, there were at least three Blind Mice and at least three Mary Poppins. My personal favourite was Megan Salan as the Pink Crayon from The Day The Crayons Quit!

On Monday, our Year 9 students exhibited their Personal Best Projects as part of the Year 9 Rite Journey program. The Personal Best Projects were a triumph – a testament to the creativity and fortitude of our Year 9 students. The challenge is for each Year 9 to push themselves out of their comfort zone to create something new, different or impossible. It requires them to identify a passion and pursue it to the completion of a final product, unearthing new skills along the way.

Our Rite Journey program is a year-long course to take Year 9 students on a journey from childhood to adulthood. In Rite Journey class time, the students grapple with contemporary adolescent challenges to build character, think critically and grow in empathy, faith and understanding of others. They tackle robust content personally and in classes together about self esteem, identity, puberty, pornography, social media, global issues, integrity and faith.

At the start of the year, every Year 9 student chooses an adult mentor from outside of school as a partner for the journey. The mentor is typically a valuable sounding board for the tricky conversations about life and a supporter or coach in the Personal Best project.

The Rite Journey also involves a sequence of rituals and challenges throughout the year culminating in a once in a lifetime opportunity to climb Mt Kosciuszko together in November. I don’t know of another school who will get this opportunity in 2019. It will be the ultimate pinnacle of a rich and transformative year for our Year 9 students. A gift they will never forget.

    

From the Head of Junior School

Mr Steven Armstrong

Book Week
Parent Teacher Meetings
Camping Program
Grand Day for Grand Parents
AAS Testing Year 4 and 6
Photo Gallery

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What a wonderful week as the students took part in activities that enhanced their love of literature by being a part of Book Week. All these experiences add to the richness that is learning. I thank the parents and other willing helpers for their work in supporting these innovations and am sure that all students are very appreciative. The book week activities ensure that students do not see literature as words but as keys to the imagination. Thanks to all the Junior School staff, Mrs Wilson and Mr Childs for all their work in a busy week.

We also celebrated a number of sporting successes (Paul Kelly Cup, Riverina Netball, RAS Athletics, CIS Netball, and All School AFL) and a great result in the Lions Club Public Speaking (Xander Tamaray Regional Winner).

Parent Teacher Meetings

These meetings are an important part of the ongoing relationship that underpins student learning and development. These take place in Week 7 (Monday and Tuesday afternoon, 2 and 3 September). To make a booking, go to www.schoolinterviews.com.au and enter the event code 4dq7u or click here: https://www.schoolinterviews.com.au/code?code=4dq7u

Camping Program

The Year 3, 4 and 5 Camps are programmed for the second semester starting with the Year 4 Camp at Borambola in Week 9 (18-20 September).  Year 3 Camp is in Week 2 of Term 4 (17-18 October) and the Year 5 Camp is pencilled in for 13-15 November. These programs are ‘adventure based’ and the venues and timing are chosen to enhance the experience.

Grand Day for Grand Parents

The Annual Grandparents Day will be held to coincide with International Grandparents week. This is in Week 10 of this term. More information and specifics will be sent to the school community soon.

AAS Testing Year 4 and 6

The annual program of assessments will take place at the end of Term 3. Year 6 will be in Week 9 (17 and 18 September) and Year 4 in Week 10 (24 and 25 September). These tasks enable staff to ratify their knowledge of student needs and as a lead into the transition to Year 5 and Year 7 in 2020. The results and recommendations are forwarded to parents as soon as they arrive at the College.

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From the Dean of Student and Staff Wellbeing

Mr Jon Field

Year 9 Personal Best Showcase
Upcoming Events
Uniform

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As a teacher, I am fortunate to have access to some truly uplifting events in which students extend themselves and produce some astonishing results.  The Year 9 Personal Best Showcase was just such an event.  I was absolutely blown away by the standard of the projects that these young people completed under the guidance of their chosen mentors. Well done to all teachers, students and mentors involved.

Well done to the Relay for Life fundraisers who managed to raise just in excess of $2000 at the junior disco and who, more importantly, managed to organise a fun, engaging event for our junior students. Good luck to the students who are organising the car wash today.

Upcoming events

Our Year 10s have been working hard on their market day offerings.  The market day occurs on Tuesday 27 August.  Please remember to bring money to school on the day so that you do not miss out.

On Friday 30 August our AFL Girls travel to Wangaratta to take on Cathedral College.  Good luck.

House Academic Championships occur on 4 September.

Good luck to Harriette Evans who is taking part in the Rock Fest final in Melbourne on 4 September.  An excellent achievement indeed.

Uniform

I would again like to remind students that the TAC hoodie is no longer a part of the uniform.  The back orders for the soft shell jackets have arrived and so the hoodies should no longer be worn at the College during school hours or when representing the College during school hours.

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From the Dean of Teaching and Learning

Mrs Adele Guy

Rite Journey Individual Projects
Textbooks – Year 12 2020 (commencing Term 4 2019)
Stationery – Year 12 2020 (commencing Term 4 2019)
Year 7-10 Parent-Teacher Interviews
Subject Selection for Years 9-11 2020.

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Rite Journey Individual Projects

Congratulations to Year 9 students for their effort and commitment in completing their Personal Best Projects and for their presentation of these on Monday afternoon this week. It was wonderful to talk to students about an interest or passion they have developed, to hear about the process of creation and to see the finished product. These projects helped students to make choices and decisions, develop skills in creating a goal, planning the process and implementation towards a finished product.

Most importantly, students learnt to express themselves creatively and to a supportive audience. A fabulous evening and I want to thank the Year 9 Rite Journey teachers for their care and encouragement. Thanks go to Miriam Sultan, Leigh Attwood, Malcolm Thomas, David Miles, Mari Green and Davina Gibb.

Textbooks – Year 12 2020 (commencing Term 4 2019)

As students move from Year 11 studies to Year 12 HSC studies in Term 4 this year, it is necessary to place orders for textbooks for Year 12 2020 so that they arrive in time for the commencement of Term 4.  To view the list please click on the link in the email sent to students and parents.

Please order according to the information provided, making careful note of the dates relating to the two options offered.

Option 1 (Preferred):  COLLECT FROM THE COLLEGE (no postage charge)

·         Order online by Friday, 20 September 2019
·         Textbook distribution:  Textbooks will be distributed from the College library from Monday, 14 October 2019

OR

Option 2: POST

·         Order online
·         The textbook pack will be sent via courier to the nominated address; postage and handling fees apply.
·         On-time delivery cannot be guaranteed for orders placed after Friday, 20 September 2019.

Stationery – Year 12 2020 (commencing Term 4 2019)

Subject teachers will advise students if there are any additional stationery requirements for Year 12.

Year 7-10 Parent-Teacher Interviews

Year 7-10 Parent-Teacher interviews will be on Tuesday 3 September between 3.40-7pm in the Senior Centre South. This date is included in the electronic Trinity Community Calendar. Parents will be sent an email in the next few days notifying them about how to book appointments with teachers on the evening. Please note that the date of this event is different from the date registered in the hardcopy wall calendar. The date on the wall calendar is incorrect.

Subject Selection for Years 9-11 2020

Parents and students who will be in Years 9, 10 and 11  in 2020 will receive an email in which they will be asked to confirm their elective choices for next year. There is opportunity for students to now change their preferences if needed within the context of the subject lines which have been created. We will try to accommodate student choices if at all possible. The only qualifier here, is if classes become too large. This particularly applies to practical subjects which operate from a workshop, such as Food Technology or Design and Technology.

If students would like to talk with teachers we encourage them to talk with their Head of House, Ms Armstrong, Mrs Guy or our Careers Adviser, Mr Dicketts ( Year 10-11 students). We are here to help!

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From the Head of Academic Administration

Ms Kym Armstrong

Year 12 Students:  Back in Class
Year 12 HSC Major Works and Performance Examinations
Year 11 students:  Year 11 – End of Course Examinations
Year 11 Students:  the Transition to Year 12 and Alterations to Patterns of Study
Parents of Year 4 and Year 6 Students:  AAS Testing

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Year 12 Students:  Back in Class

Our Year 12 students have re-commenced classes after the fervent busyness of the final internal examinations.  The students are receiving feedback from their teachers; their task is now to identify areas for improvement and hone practices.

Our study spaces upstairs in the South Building are available for students both before and after school; students are encouraged to take advantage of this very productive study time. Year 12 students have access to their final HSC Exam Timetable via the NSW Education Standards Authority website.

Year 12 HSC Major Works and Performance Examinations

Students undertaking Drama, Visual Art, Design and Technology, Music and Languages are focused on the submission of their major works and process diaries, and the completion of oral language examinations.  Students should be maintaining a ready dialogue with their teachers in order to ensure that their major works are progressing steadily toward completion and that they are in compliance with all project specifications.

Year 11 students:  Year 11 – End of Course Examinations

Students in Year 11 are preparing for the very important end of course exams in their Year 11 Course.   These exams take place across Week 8 and begin on Monday 9 September.  The students are approaching their assessments with seriousness and I encourage them to plague their teachers for advice and feedback; this is advice that their teachers will be very happy to impart!  Students should be engaged in producing well-structured and carefully researched summary material to assist them in their endeavours.  The submission of draft material to their teachers for comment will also yield benefits for them.  We wish them very well in their study and look forward to seeing the fruits of their labours as they tackle this important set of challenges.

Year 11 Students:  the Transition to Year 12 and Alterations to Patterns of Study

As Year 11 students near the end of the Year 11 Course, thoughts turn to the HSC pattern of study and questions about whether to drop a subject and which subject might be dropped become a little more concrete and a little less speculative.

Apart from changes to Mathematics courses, subject changes will not take effect until the beginning of Term 4 at the commencement of the HSC course, but students will be asking questions and conversations might start at home around this topic.

At Trinity, we are very much of the belief that it takes a whole village to raise a young person.  So, when students change subjects, there is a process where they speak to all of the teachers involved.  The process is a self-directed one; furnished with a blue change of subject form, students engage in dialogue with, and obtain the signatures of, key people who can provide specialised advice.  These people include:

  • A parent/caregiver
  • Subject teachers
  • House Mentor or Head of House
  • Careers Advisor
  • Head of Academic Administration

The change of subject form functions here as a mechanism to facilitate dialogue; the people who provide signatures will discuss the possible implications of the change with the student.  The form also functions as a tool to assist the student notify all interested parties about the change.

This process of consultation will begin after the conclusion of the Year 11 examinations.

Parents of Year 4 and Year 6 Students:  AAS Testing

During Week 10 of this term, Year 4 students will undertake diagnostic testing that targets skills of reading, writing, general and non-verbal reasoning, spelling and Mathematics.  Year 6 will undertake similar testing during Week 9.

Classroom teachers will advise students of the precise day that their class will sit the tests.

This AAS Testing will assist us to track the development of these students as they progress through the College.

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From the Careers desk

Mr Mark Dicketts

Link to careers news: https://www.careertools.com.au/mailplag/download.php?id=16206

Topics this week include:

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  • Dates for your diary
  • University of Wollongong Management Cadetship program – apply now!
  • Defence Force – upcoming career events
  • Important tips about your first or current job
  • Follow University of Melbourne students studying Agriculture, Veterinary Science and Food Science
  • Upcoming Open Days
  • Bachelor of IT Coop Scholarship, University of Technology Sydney – closing soon
  • 7 tips to help you study smarter from Deakin University
  • Talk with people working as exercise scientists and physiotherapists
  • Interesting articles about studying undergraduate teaching at university
  • Early VTAC application dates for courses at Monash University and the University of Melbourne
  • Early Entry programs closing soon
  • How to apply for Victoria, NSW and Canberra based university courses.

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New app for online lunch orders

Our new Cafe online ordering app is up and running! Families can place their lunch orders from their phones or other devices, pay with a credit card and lunches will be delivered to classrooms in the same way as they have in the past with the money-in-the-paper-bag system!

The app is called Trinity Anglican College Albury and can be installed via the App store or the Google play store.

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Once you have downloaded the app, we suggest you register so that it remembers who you are and allows the “repeat your last order” feature. Once you have selected your meals, the child’s name and class need to be completed before going to the payment option. You can store your credit card to use the top up feature or payment can be made for each order.

To order for multiple children, you need to submit separate orderssimply complete each order separately without leaving the app. You can even pre-order if you are going away and don’t want to forget.

Orders must be in by 9.30am on the day the lunch is required.

A link to a web version will be available from our Trinity Anglican College home page soon.

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Book tickets to Kell Moore Evening of Art

Who would have believed our fledgling Trinity Anglican College Art Exhibition and Acquisitive Art Award founded seven years ago would evolve into the amazing success story it is today? This year’s event will run from Friday, 13 to Sunday, 15 September and we invite you to be part of this wonderful community event by joining us at the Kell Moore Evening of Art opening night.

Ask anyone who went last year – it was a night to enjoy good food, fine wine, great company and view some truly outstanding artwork. Each year we try to improve and fine-tune our exhibition and this year we introduced an open photography category as well as a student photography section.

Book your tickets to the hottest social event on our calendar at www.trybooking.com/BDEIO

P&F events 

 

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Fathers’ Day Stall

The P&F will co-ordinate a Father’s Day Stall in the library on Thursday 29 August. Presents will be for sale at $5 or $10 each and students will be able to purchase a maximum of four items.  Coupons can be purchased at https://www.trybooking.com/BEKHC  The coupons will be distributed to students when they arrive at the Library with their class. There is no need to send in a receipt.

We also will have our Father’s Day raffle. If you purchase online coupons, you automatically receive an entry ticket into the raffle.

We will be looking for volunteers to man the stall in 1 hour time slots on the day and for those who can’t make it on the Thursday, we have some slots for set-up on Wednesday night. Go to https://signup.com/go/DKJWhRa 

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Invitation to HSC practical work exhibition

Year 10 Market Day

Year 10 Commerce Classes will be running a Market Day on Tuesday 27 August and Thursday 5 September at lunch time, outside the outdoor chapel.

Students will be running their small businesses and selling items such as: chips and gravy, soft drinks, ice-creams, cakes and slices, cans of drinks, lollies, sausage rolls, spiders, raffles, games, carwashes and games and much much more!! There are flyers around the school for pricing for all items. All profits go to the student’s chosen charity.

Knitting and embroidery club

The Senior School Knitting and Embroidery students are seeking donations of materials and tools for their growing co-curricular club. If you have any unwanted knitting needles, wool, embroidery hoops, thread and needles, crochet hooks or pattern books at home they will be put to great use at Trinity. All donations can be dropped off to the College front office or given directly to Mrs Culligan.

Each Thursday the Knitting and Embroidery Club members meet, eat and unwind (pun intended!) from 3.15pm- 4.15pm in  SCS Rm14. The group is currently working on knitted blankets for donation and embroidery for handmade card. Future projects include baby clothes to donate to Wodonga Maternity Ward. All welcome. See Mrs Gibb, Ms. Armstrong  or Mrs Culligan for more details.

From the Library

Mrs Amy Wilson

Students from Year 1, 3 and 4 were lucky to meet local Author Aimee Chan at Trinity during Book Week. Aimee talked to the classes about the writing and publishing process and showed them what a book looks like before it becomes a recognisable book. Her picture book ‘My Grandma is 100’ will be released in October.

New Library Opening Hours: Junior School, Monday to Friday: 8.15am-3.30pm. Senior School, Monday to Friday: 8.15am-4pm. The new opening hours will commence from Monday 2 September (Week 7).

Senior School Sport

Mr Andrew Leary, Head of Senior School Sport

Combined Independent Schools (CIS) Secondary Athletics Championships

On Tuesday 24 September a group of our students will represent the Riverina Associated Schools (RAS) at the Combined Independent Schools (CIS) Secondary Athletics Championships. These students will have the opportunity to test their skills against serious athletes at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletic Centre in Sydney. We are proud of everyone who qualified for this event and wish those who are going every success. The students listed qualified for the championships in the events shown.

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  • Audrey Adams: (100m 13.87, 200m 28.17, 400m 1:06.12, Shot Put 9.46m)
  • Isabella Slabbert: (100m 14.06, 200m 29.33, Long Jump 4.71m, Triple Jump 10.21m, Javelin 24.75m)
  • Sharni Cardona: (200m 29.77)
  • Courtney Greenhow: (100m 14.70)
  • Natasha Kronenberg: (100m 14.84, Triple Jump 9.30m, Discus 18.95m)
  • Charlotte Akermanis: (100m 14.19)
  • Gemma Fenn: (200m 29.88, High Jump 1.40m, Long Jump 4.65m, Triple Jump 9.36m, Shot Put 8.80m, Javelin 24.20m)
  • Stella Moeliker: (400m 1:11.60)
  • Mariana Horta Vieira: (800m 2:53.83, 1500m 5:49.58)
  • Blaynee House: (800m 2:47.30, 1500m 5:53.74)
  • Charlotte Male: (1500m 6:26.93)
  • Penny McEachern: (High Jump 1.45m)
  • Lara Burdett: (High Jump 1.45m, Triple Jump 9.71m)
  • Katie Fletcher: (Long Jump 3.84m)
  • Charlotte Streat: (Shot Put 9.67m, Discus 31.21m, Javelin 26.82m)
  • Mackensey House: (Shot Put 7.85m, Discus 31.52m, Javelin 16.86m)
  • Illiana Mulholland: (Discus 20.80m)
  • Carl Lyons: (100m 14.48)
  • Reuben Sarkis: (100m 12.01, 200m 24.55)
  • Mitchell Scott: (100m 12.28, 400m 58.16, Long Jump 5.28m)
  • William Elgin: (100m 12.74)
  • Stavros Andronicos: (200m 26.72, High Jump 1.55m, Triple Jump 10.25m)
  • Alexander Achillea: (200m 26.80)
  • Khylan Wright: (400m 1:01.29, 800m 2:32.22)
  • Patrick Duggan: (400m 58.59)
  • Luke Sampson: (800m 2:46.23, 1500m 5:30.58)
  • Hamish Darmody: (800m 2:37.23)
  • Connor Schmidt: (1500m 5:14.59)
  • Zachery Bonetti: (High Jump 1.68m)
  • Sam Harrington: (Long Jump 5.04m)
  • Lachlan Elgin: (Discus: 26.94m)
  • Alexander Jacobs: (Discus 31.10m)
  • Riley Edwards: (Javelin: 32.54)

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Junior School Sport

Mr Kade Stevens, Head of Junior School Sport

NSW PSSA AFL National Championships

On Friday 2 August, 23 of the best AFL players in the state, met on the SCG, to start their journey as a part of the NSW PSSA Blue Pup Team. Here they watched the Sydney Swans train, had their team photo taken and had their official jersey presented to them by former Blue Pup, and Sydney Swans player Callum Mills.


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The following day, the 23 players flew to Perth, ready to start a massive week, representing their state.

All games played throughout the week were held on the Peel Thunder’s State League ground, which was a great experience. NSW played against all states and territories, recording wins against Tasmania, Northern Territory and ACT; Losing to Victoria, South Australia, Queensland and Western Australia.

The conditions were quite tricky, with the first half of the week recording an enormous amount of rain. Harrison represented his College and State with pride, and progressed as a player throughout the week, playing his best game in the final game against Tasmania.

On the final day of play, Victoria won the Grand Final over Western Australia, making the team the National Champs, once again. The highlight of the week was when NSW was presented the Richard Newman Shield – awarded each year to the team that demonstrates the best sportsmanship and fair play. It is voted on by all the umpires and team managers.

Congratulations Harrison.

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Trinity OOSH

Mr Shane Walters , coordinator Trinity OOSH

Trinity After School Care 2020
Vacation Care

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Trinity After School Care 2020

Trinity OOSH offers high quality after school care, providing a secure, caring and nurturing environment. Please make a time to tour Trinity OOSH with one of our staff members by calling us on 02 6043 8540.

We are now taking enrolments for new families for the 2020 school year. All enrolments can be completed via our website Enrolment 2020. With a large kinder intake for 2020, places are set to fill quick.

Vacation Care

Are you looking for care in the upcoming school holidays? Bookings for our first vacation care program will open on Monday 16 September. Our program will operate from Monday 30 September to Friday 11 October and will cater for children in Kinder to Year 6.

Families must be enrolled with the service before they can make a booking. All enrolments can be competed via our website Enrolments

If you wish to discuss booking options for 2020 or the upcoming vacation care program, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 02 6043 8540

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