Newsletter

8 June 2018

From the Principal

Mr Justin Beckett

What do you do when your child says they want to shave their head?

Sponsor them, of course!

Trinity students – long-haired and short-haired – are lining up for the World’s Greatest Shave on Friday 22 June. More than 20 students have already signed up for a darn good shave with scores of people donating. At last count, Trinity families and friends have raised $19,000 this year, with all monies going to the Leukaemia Foundation.

One of our Year 5 classes, 5MC, are leading the way in honour of their courageous classmate, Hunter McBurnie. Ever since Hunter was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma last year, his friends and peers have been eager to rally around him and show their support.

And while some are shaving heads, others are jumping rope. We already have 52 students registered for Jump Rope for Heart this term. Every student who participates is raising valuable funds for the Heart Foundation, as well as keeping their own heart healthy. At Trinity, we love the sound of skipping ropes in the morning!

Some of us find skipping too exhausting; but we are more than happy to eat cake and sip cups of tea if the money goes to a good cause. Last Friday, Year 10 Food Technology hosted Australia’s Biggest Morning Tea. It was a delectable smorgasbord, enjoyed by staff and students alike. The morning raised $800 for the Cancer Council. Special thanks to Trish Pearce, Janelle Parker and the Year 10 Food Technology class for their hard work and enjoyable cuisine.

Last month three of our Year 9 students organised Border 6K for Water. It was the first time that this global event had been held on the Border. It all began when three girls became passionate about providing access to clean water for children in developing countries. Lily Todorovic, Rosie Ramsdell and Zoe Sampson planned and organised the event themselves, raising nearly $5900 for World Vision. $5900 will provide 1607 needy people with access to clean water and education about hygiene. We commend these three girls for their generous spirit, tenacity and vision; a most inspiring effort.

It is a joy to see young people engaged in acts of kindness and service to others: raising money, supporting charities and cultivating awareness. We are grateful for our generous community of students, staff and families. Philanthropy is alive and well at Trinity!

Justin

 

Upcoming Events

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From the Deputy Principal

Mr Peter O’Neill

Absences
Late arrivals
Early departure
Medications

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Absences

For your child’s safety and your own peace of mind, please notify the College of absences and/or early departures. An SMS alert will be sent to parents of students recorded as an unexplained absence.

Late arrivals

Students arriving late  MUST sign in at the Student Services BEFORE going to their scheduled classroom.

Early departure

All students must report Student Services to sign out before leaving school when they are leaving before the end of the school day.

Medications

Term 2 tends to be the time of the year when the illness and flu season really kicks in. It is important that students and parents follow the correct protocol when any type of medication is required by a student when at school. Please adhere to the following rules.

  • Drop off the medication in original packaging and instructions to the front office.
  • Write additional instructions about when medication is to be taken, stored in refrigerator etc. on a note
  • Have the student/parent collect medication at the end of day (if not required the following day)

Under no circumstances should any form of medication be retained by a student when they are at school. For the safety of all students please ensure that medication is always handed in to the office.

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From the Director of Studies

Ms Kym Armstrong

Years 9, 10, 11 and 12 Study Hall
Years 7, 8 and 9 Study Skills
Parents of Year 10 studentsYear 11 2019 Subject Information Evening
Parents of Year 8 students:  Year 9 2019 Subject Information Evening

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Years 9, 10, 11 and 12 Study Hall

The College is offering students in Years 9, 10, 11 and 12 the opportunity to work in a study hall this term.  These sessions will take place downstairs in the south building of the Senior School on Wednesday and Thursday, 3.30-4.30. During these sessions, students will be able to access study and writing tips or work individually in a quiet environment.

Years 7, 8 and 9 Study Skills

Students in Years 7, 8 and 9 will be able to access study sessions that assist them to develop independent study skills and habits.  These sessions will be held weekly after school on Wednesday, 3.30-4.30pm.   Interested students are encouraged to speak with Miss Miriam Sultan, who will be convening these sessions.

Parents of Year 10 studentsYear 11 2019 Subject Information Evening

Year 10 students are looking forward to selecting subjects that capture their interests, enhance their skills and assist them to pursue a pathway beyond school.  This is a reminder that the Subject Information Evening for Year 11 2019 is taking place early in Term 3 at 7pm Thursday, 26 July in the Senior School Building.  Year 10 students are looking forward to putting their questions to the many teachers who will be there.  It will be great to see as many parents as possible on the night.

Parents of Year 8 students:  Year 9 2019 Subject Information Evening

Year 8 students have the opportunity to have their questions about Year 9 subject choices answered at the Year 9 2019 Subject Information Evening from 7pm Tuesday, 7 August in the Senior School Building.  The students have enjoyed experiences across many different subjects over the past two years and this is their first opportunity to pursue their interests in the choice of elective subjects.  Parents are most cordially invited to attend the evening with their son or daughter and talk to teachers who will be keen to provide information about their specialist subjects.

Please contact me if you have any queries about these matters.

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What an experience!

From time to time, we will feature some of the extraordinary things our students do outside their school life. This experience comes from Lily Todorovic, who, with Zoe Sampson and Rosie Ramsdell, organised the World Vision Global 6K for Water event recently.

In late February, Zoe, Rosie and I decided to hold a fundraiser for something we’re all passionate about; clean water in third world countries. Young children have to walk an average of 6km every day to obtain water and even then, this water is contaminated and dirty, and kills 3.6 million people every year. We chose to organise and host a World Vision Global 6k For Water which is a charity fun run that raises money to provide poor communities with clean, accessible water.

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We contacted World Vision and then the local council and businesses who helped us with things like insurance, permits, sponsorship and advertising. Prime 7 News, WIN News, ABC radio and  the Border Mail all picked up the story.

We were thrilled with how the event went. We had 130 participants and raised $5900 which means we provided 1607 people with clean water and hygiene education.

Overall, the whole experience was so valuable and we’re grateful for all the help and support we received from Trinity and the wider community. We learnt so much, met so many great, likeminded people and have really ignited a passion for making a difference.

As a result of organising the Border 6k For Water, we were invited by World Vision to attend their annual Youth Conference which was in Melbourne in late May. This was an absolutely incredible opportunity and experience, and was all about inspiring and supporting young people to make a difference in the world. Around 500 students from schools around Victoria attended and we listened to the stories of several inspiring refugees. They motivated and encouraged us to seize every opportunity and to do everything we can to make the world a better place. We also participated in a model UN activity where we learnt more about global issues, especially the current refugee crisis.

We’re so inspired and excited to continue fundraising and raising awareness of global issues and would love to see more young people getting involved!

 

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From the Junior School

Mr Steven Armstrong

Feedback essential
Life Education
Cross Country success
Public Speaking

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Feedback essential

Feedback is an essential part of learning. The process of understanding and using feedback is a skill in itself. Many students see a mark, a grade or a place as the basis of feedback about their work. These are judgements that can give us a comparative statement but really do not tell much of a story; these in themselves do not explain aspects that could be improved upon or consolidated. The major focus of all assessments is to allow the learner to be given feedback that is formative. This allows each individual student to focus on their own learning and to recognise suggestions, understand ideas and seek clarity with future challenges. Reports and the report comments are written in this mode. Students take part in a very broad curriculum. The report comments are seen as a formal communication with each stakeholder. This means that each student should be able to access the report along with their parents and to discuss the comments and outcome statements. I encourage all parents to do this and also to listen to the stories that may spring from the process.

It is an exciting time at the College with a number of events occurring over the second half of the semester.

Life Education

The Life Education Van has been at the College for the last 2 weeks. All classes have been through the program and the staff and students are always positive in their appraisal of the different approaches adopted to raise awareness in this important area.

Cross Country success

CIS Cross-country takes place on Thursday, 14 June. We wish all students every success at the tough Eastern Creek course.

Public Speaking

A number of students participated in the school round which was a delight to hear. Sam Vaccaro, Max Neave and Anastasia Piniotis spoke at the Thurgoona Lions Club Stage 3 Final on Monday night. All did a great job and learnt much about this art form. In the Stage 2 Final Ebony McGee and Alessandro Vaccaro represented the College and both did very well. Alessandro was selected as the best speaker on the night in Stage 2, and will now move through to the Regional Final.

 

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World’s Greatest Shave

Mrs Megan Craig – Year 5 Teacher

Imagine receiving the news that your child has cancer. In a heartbeat, your world has changed. Your head is filled with fear and a million questions. Your child is rushed to The Royal Children’s Hospital straight away following diagnosis. In your anguish, you then have to arrange accommodation at short notice for yourself and the rest of your immediate family to be close to where your child will soon begin treatment. For the next several months, or even years, as your child undergoes many different types of treatments, your family is left in limbo.

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Since Year 5 Trinity student Hunter McBurnie was diagnosed with a rare form of lymphoma in August last year, his family, like countless other Australian families living with a blood cancer diagnosis, have received ongoing support from the Leukaemia Foundation. The Leukaemia Foundation is the only national charity dedicated to helping more Australians with leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and related disorders survive their blood cancer and live a better quality of life.

Each of us has the power to influence change and to encourage others to do the same. Students in Hunter’s class loved the idea of holding a Trinity World’s Greatest Shave event to show our support for Hunter and his family and, in so doing, to raise some money for the Leukaemia Foundation. The enthusiasm shown by Junior School students in signing up to participate in the Trinity World’s Greatest Shave has been phenomenal. The number of students in our Trinity Team Hunter has grown to more than 60 students, with over 20 of these students signed up to shave their heads, and the remainder to get their hair coloured on the day. With two weeks to go until the big day, Trinity Team Hunter has raised almost $19 000 and has just reset its goal amount for the umpteenth time to $20 000. If you would like to sponsor our team, please go online to https://worldsgreatestshave.com/, click on the ‘sponsor’ link, and then type in ‘Trinity Anglican College- Team Hunter’.

We warmly invite parents and friends to attend the event, which will be held on Friday 22 June in the Trinity Multipurpose Hall, from 10.15-11am.

Please note that only students who have returned their signed participation notes to Mrs Craig and have done some fundraising for the Leukaemia Foundation through seeking sponsors will be able to participate in the event. The date for the return of notes is today.

Thank you for your support in such a fantastic cause. I’m looking forward to seeing lots of parents, family members and friends on Friday 22 June.

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National Sorry Day


All classes participated in National Sorry Day recently, learning about the day and the history of why we reflect on it through reading the book Sorry Day by Coral Vass. The theme this year is Don’t keep it a mystery, share history. Learn, share, grow.
This year students reflected by making a personalised hand to place in the sea of hands. Students wrote personal reflections on the hands.

    

From the College Counsellor

Dr Anthony Perrone, College Counsellor

Respect at Trinity Pledge
On-line reporting of disrespectful behaviour
Border Mail column

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Respect at Trinity Pledge

Recently Years 3-12 students were asked to read and pledge their support for respecting themselves, peers, and staff. All students in those grades received either a college blue or red rubber wristband to show their support. The wristbands are an approved item to wear for all of Term 2. I have enclosed the pledge, please encourage your children to wear their wristbands and to practise respect at all times.

On-line reporting of disrespectful behaviour

Trinity has initiated an on-line reporting avenue for senior students to access either anonymously or alternatively providing their names to report disrespectful behaviour. This process has been warmly received as many students, since the launch a couple weeks ago, have provided staff with what they feel is disrespectful behaviour that may be occurring. Please encourage your children to use this option if they feel they cannot speak to staff or peers about others who may be acting disrespectfully.

Border Mail column

Recently I started writing a weekly feature in the Border Mail, which appears on Fridays in the opinion section entitled Ask the Counsellor.  The opinions are my own and are not the opinions of Trinity Anglican College and are not reflective of Trinity’s missions, values, codes or viewpoints. The articles are wellbeing/mental health related that provide perspective and viewpoints. For your information I have provided the links to the first three articles.

May 18 – https://www.bordermail.com.au/story/5407115/is-phone-use-harming-your-mental-health/?cs=17 

May 25 – https://www.bordermail.com.au/story/5427415/bipolar-much-more-than-mood-swings/

June 1 – https://www.bordermail.com.au/story/5440404/we-must-consider-the-reality-of-13-reasons-why-opinion/

Until the next time I will leave you with a saying from Motivating Giraffe: ‘Every day may not be good but there is something good in every day.’

Dr Anthony Perrone
Phone: 6049 3444  Email: anthony.perrone@trinityac.nsw.edu.au

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Rachael Beck showcase and masterclass

Mrs Emma Mancer, Coordinator of Co-Curricular Performing Arts

Exciting opportunity with Rachael Beck

We have a very exciting opportunity for all our performing arts students here at Trinity in term 3. I am very excited to announce that Trinity has been able to secure musical theatre professional Rachael Beck to spend two days at the college, working and performing with our students and staff.

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Rachael works with a limited number of schools each year and we are very excited to have Rachael work with our students and staff and help enhance our performing arts programs.

On Friday, 3 August, Rachael will be working with various co-curricular performing arts groups including the musical theatre ensemble, Seussical cast and HSC vocal students.

On Friday evening, Rachael will perform alongside Trinity students in a showcase concert here at the College.

On Saturday, 4 August, Rachael will be running 2 Musical Theatre Masterclasses, open to any interested participants from the Albury/Wodonga region. Trinity students will receive a 50% discount on all Masterclass registrations.

Benefits for the students

  • Unique opportunity to spend 2 days learning from a musical theatre professional
  • Inspire students to continue to engage in the performing arts
  • A rare opportunity to perform alongside a professional performer.
  • Gain professional knowledge of the performing arts industry.

Please click here for booking details or contact me with any further questions about this very exciting, and unique opportunity for our students and staff to learn from one of the industry’s leading performers.

About Musical Theatre Professional Rachael Beck

One of Australia’s leading performers and educators, Rachael Beck is a multi-faceted, award – winning powerhouse whose talents span across stage and screen, as both an acclaimed vocal artist and actress.

Rachael Beck is widely remembered for her award-winning role as Belle opposite Hugh Jackman in Beauty and the Beast, which won the 1996 ARIA Award for the Best Australian Soundtrack/Cast/Show Release.  Her outstanding credits include her Green Award nominated performance as ‘Fantine’ in Les Miserables and ‘Rumpleteaser’ in Cats, both produced by Cameron Mackintosh.

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Volleyball gala day

Lily Todorovic – player

Last Friday, five teams of eager volleyball players headed to the Lauren Jackson Sports Stadium for a day of competition and fun. We left school in the morning, excited about what the day would bring. The first round kicked off at 9.30 with the Senior boys A team facing James Fallon High. Our other Senior boys team won three of their games and finished fourth, and the senior girls won one against Grace Christian College by 10 points. The Junior girls B team won their first game against Grace 26-20 with Miah Barter showing off her talent. That team went on to win two more games.

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In between games, we bought food from the canteen and practised setting, spiking and serving. All of our teams played well, especially our Junior girls A team which won five of their six games and finished first in their division. Regardless of the results, we all had a great time, improved our skills and can’t wait for next year!​  Thanks to Mr Fagan for taking us on the day.

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Biggest Morning Tea 

Mrs Trish Pearce

Year 10 Food Technology students hosted the Biggest Morning Tea for Trinity staff on Friday 24 May.

As part of the unit, Food for Special Occasions students planned, prepared and presented a wide selection of delicious sweet and savoury finger foods that were enjoyed by staff. An amazing $800.00 was raised for the Cancer Council.

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Senior School Sport

Mr Nash Clark, Co-ordinator Senior School Sport

15 Years Boys AFL
U15 Girls AFL
CIS AFL

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15 Years Boys AFL

The 15 Years Boys AFL team boarded the bus full of excitement to play in the preliminary final against Albury High School last Tuesday. It was a classic wet weather football day. Cold and drizzling….perfect conditions!

The boys started well and fought hard in a tough encounter with the strong-bodied Albury High. The weather made it difficult for our boys to move the ball quickly and use their skills to full advantage so it became a really tough scrap.

The scores ebbed and flowed both ways and with a two point difference at three-quarter time. Albury High was able to get ascendancy early in the fourth quarter and managed to hang on. The boys’ effort and sportsmanship was absolutely fantastic and they were a pleasure to coach. Max and Charlie should be commended for captaining and leading by example on and off the field. Well done boys. Mr Miles – Coach

U15 Girls AFL 

Last week the Trinity U15 Years girls played in the preliminary final of the Bushrangers Shield against Albury High School at Xavier.

Under trying conditions with rain and a slippery ball, the girls adapted to the weather very quickly and had seven goals on the board by quarter time. Hannah Avage was particularly strong in the ruck, giving us first use of the ball and providing our forwards with many opportunities to score.  Bella Fielder kicked four goals in the first quarter! Although the scoreboard evened up for the remainder of the game, the girls maintained control.  The backline was well led by Asha Finlay and Phoebe Ziebarth, while Zarlie Goldsworthy and Imogen Jones dominated in the middle of the ground. The Fielder sisters also proved valuable around the goals.  However, it was again great to see all the girls contribute with their effort, tackling and pressure. It was certainly a team effort overall which resulted in a 56-point win.

Score: Trinity 12-6 (78) defeated Albury HS 3-4 (22). Goal Scorers: Bella Fielder 6, Abbi Fielder 2, Imogen Jones 2, Hannah Avage 1, Zarlie Goldsworthy 1

Thanks to Emma Piltz, Zali Spencer, Mrs Fisher and Ms Page who provided great support and direction to the team. The girls now progress to the Bushrangers Shield Grand Final to be played on Tuesday, 12 June at 3.30pm at the Lavington Sports Ground.  Well done and good luck! Geoff Coughlan – Coach

CIS AFL

Congratulations to Bella Fielder, Abbi Fielder and Zarlie Goldsworthy who were part of the CIS 15 Years AFL team which competed in the NSW Allschools AFL Girls Championships in Sydney. CIS came third, with Zarlie named CIS MVP and securing a place in the NSW Allschools team to compete in the Australian Schools Championships in Adelaide as a bottom age student.

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Junior School Sport

Mr Kade Stevens, Co-ordinator Junior School Sport

RAS Cross Country
Jump Rope for Heart

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RAS Cross Country

Last Friday, 1 June, 39 students attended the RAS cross country carnival at the Jindera Golf Course. Overall, we finished second, only one point behind the winning school, Wagga Lutheran College. Congratulations to the following students who placed in the top two in their age group:

10 Years Girls: Winner – Ebony McGee, Runner up – Becky White
11 Years Boys: Runner up – Angus Morgan
12/13 Years Boys: Runner up – Luke Sampson

The following students finished in the top 10 and qualified for the CIS in Sydney next Thursday, 14 June:  Edwina Harrington, Millie Thomas, Ebony McGee, Becky White, Harriet Hogg, Charlotte McCarthy, Stephanie Ramsdell, Isabella McKerlie, Sienna Plested, Georgia Pigdon, Katie Fletcher, Isabella Melton, Amelia Wakefield, Lawrence Roth, Archie Bowler, Archie Kreutzberger, Angus Morgan, Justin Gill, Luke Sampson, James McCarthy, William Satchell, Ronan Willis.

We wish those who have elected to go all the best for their race.

Jump Rope for Heart

The Jump Rope for Heart is still up and going, and it’s not too late to register. Every single student in the Junior School is invited to join. Please visit the website below to register your child and get skipping!

https://jumprope.heartfoundation.org.au/2018/Trinity_Anglican_College_-_THURGOONA_NSW_-_139478

We now have 52 students registered which is great, however, I’m sure we could get many more. Congratulations to Chase Baker (3JT), Ignatios Kamberos (5KF) and Charlize Leslie (2KH) who have, to date, raised over $260 each. As a gift for your efforts, I hope you enjoy your skipping rope presented to you at this week’s assembly.

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From the Library

It’s time to check your bookshelves at home, under beds, at Nanna’s, in the car and in schoolbags for any College library books that are overdue.

Premier’s Reading Challenge: A reminder to please record the books you have read on to the Premier’s Reading Challenge website. https://online.det.nsw.edu.au/prc/home.html  You have 11 weeks remaining. If you’ve misplaced your logon details please email amy.wilson@trinityac.nsw.edu.au 

Bookclub: Orders due back on Tuesday, 12 June.

Donations: Thank you for all of the wonderful donations we have received recently.

P&F news

The P&F has received feedback that families would like to see local businesses given the opportunity to offer items for the Mothers’ Day and Fathers’ Day stalls. If you have a business or know a local business owner who would like to have their items stocked in our Mothers’ and Fathers’ Day stalls, please have them contact the P&F at pandf@trinityac.nsw.edu.au   We are looking for items that can be on sold for $5 or $10. Items offered for purchase would need to be sold to the P&F for $10 or less. This offer will remain open throughout the year however purchasing for this year’s Fathers’ Day stall will be completed by 20 June 2018 so please get your price lists in ASAP. For further information please contact Anthea on 0402 483 597.

Agenda Items: Items for the P&F Agenda need to be sent in writing to pandf@trinityac.nsw.edu.au by 9 June. Next Meeting: 19 June 2018, 7pm Trades Centre Building

Canteen 

Mrs Margaret Cochrane

Many thanks to volunteers Eleanor Pearson, Cathy Giltrap and Rachel Melton. Also a special thank you to Lee Kelb and Cathy Katsoolis.

Roster Term 2 Week 7 B
Monday 11 June   Public Holiday
Tuesday 12
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Thursday 14
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Week 8A
Monday 18 June   Eleanor Pearson
Tuesday 19
Wednesday 20
Thursday 21
Friday 22

 

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