Newsletter

8 March 2019

From the Principal

Mr Justin Beckett

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We are very proud of our Trinity swimmers this week. Our Senior School swimmers triumphed at the BISSA Carnival in Wagga Wagga yesterday, winning the coveted Champion School trophy. It was a team effort with so many strong individual performances throughout the day. It is inspiring to have so many Trinity students achieving personal bests in the pool. We emerged from the pool with five Age Championship Medals and the Champion School trophy! Congratulations to Patrick Duggan, Erin Haydon, Mia Haydon, Mackensey House and Will Elgin for their recognition as Age Champions!

Our Junior School swimmers won the RAS Carnival in Wagga on Wednesday. It was a resounding victory: Trinity won 284 points when no other independent school scored more than 83 points! This is a testament to the strength and depth of the Trinity team. Oscar Kreutzberger was a stand out; he broke three individual records on the day.

And our Senior Boys Relay Team – Oscar Kreutzberger, Archie Kreutzberger, Harry Harrington and Alessandro Vaccaro – set a new record too. We had four age champions or runners-up on the day: Oscar Kreutzberger, Archie Kreutzberger, Toby Gould and Harry Harrington.

Our Year 5-6 Rugby players had a win this week too, dominating the day in the Mortimer Shield competition. They are through to the next round of the competition, to be held in Wagga Wagga. Another compelling win for Trinity!

Our Year 9 students and their parents had an early start this morning. It was The Calling and Departure Ceremony, a major ritual in the launch of the Year 9 Rite Journey program. We gathered together at Wonga Wetlands at sunrise for an unforgettable ceremony. As the sun began its journey across the sky, our Year 9 students began a journey of passing from childhood towards their life as adults.

There were moments of rich reflection for all involved as each young woman and man expressed gratitude to their parents and made commitments about what they want to carry with them into adulthood and what they wish to leave behind. As out students pondered their past and their future, we were reminded of two profound forces: the life and legacy of the Wiradjuri people, and the boundless love and grace of God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

There is a palpable sense of community in each of these events. We celebrate together. We rejoice in the gifts and talents of those beside us. Together we are bringing out the best in each other.

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From our Chaplain

Rev Bryn Jones

“You say you seek God, but a ray of light doesn’t seek the sun; it’s coming from the sun. You are a branch on the vine of God. A branch doesn’t seek the vine; it’s already part of the vine. A wave doesn’t look for the ocean; it’s already full of ocean. Because you don’t know that who you are is one with God, you believe all these labels about yourself: I’m a sinner, I’m a saint, I’m a wretch … These are all labels, clothing. They serve a purpose, but they are not who you are. To the extent that you believe these labels, you believe a lie, and you add anguish upon anguish. It’s what most of us do for most of our lives.” 
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Martin Laird, Into the Silent Land: A Guide to the Christian Practice of Contemplation

On more than a few occasions, people have said to me, “You’re so lucky to have faith! I want to believe but I just can’t.” This is always said with a degree of sadness, as if there is a separation between us and God or between God and the Creation. The breakthrough in all spiritual traditions, the liberating knowledge, is that there is no separation. As Martin Laird writes: “… a ray of light doesn’t seek the sun; it’s coming from the sun … A branch doesn’t seek the vine; it’s already part of the vine.”

It feels natural to identify with our thoughts about ourselves (shaped as they are, by circumstances outside our control), or to put on the costumes our culture provides: sporty, intellectual, artistic, masculine, feminine … etc. But we are much more than these constructs or labels. The very fact that we can notice ourselves thinking these thoughts ought to remind us that something bigger is going on. Who is doing the watching?

Faith, then, isn’t something we strive for or struggle to find. Faith, in a sense, has already found us if we will just open to the possibility. Another way of saying this (and I don’t mean it to sound trite) is that ‘even if we don’t/can’t believe in God, God still believes in us.’ There is no separation. Our very life comes from God, the source of life. The Gospel in essence, is that Christ becomes fully human so that humans might share fully in the life of God.

Perhaps this thought is something to sit and pray with this Lent.

From the Dean of Student and Staff Wellbeing

Mr Jon Field

Walking around after Mrs Guy’s assembly segment this week “I wonder”, in which she encouraged the Senior School students to ask themselves this question, it was good to see a number of the pastoral care classes carrying on with the theme and I was once again struck by the many opportunities that our students have to challenge themselves.  I would encourage them to continue to do so at every opportunity.

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The year 7 parent interviews were a very positive event and it was particularly good to see the relationships between parents and teachers being fostered in this way. I am sure that the experience of all the Year 7 learners will be richer because of these early relationships being forged.

There is much energy being expended by our staff on the Year 7 camp at Howman’s Gap, the Year 10 camp at Anglesea and the Year 11 camp in Melbourne.  Thanks very much to Mr Patralakis, Mr Muir and Mr Mancer for organising the camps.  They promise to be engaging and enriching experiences for all.

Cross Country will take place on 19 March.

Harmony day is an opportunity for our students to recognise cultural diversity in our country.  On 21 March, we encourage all students to wear orange to school in order to raise awareness of and celebrate differences.  There is no cost involved.

Relay for Life remains the premier fundraising initiative at the College and the Year 11s have already shown great enthusiasm in signing up for this as organisers for the year.  The first event is the Ride to School Day Barbecue Breakfast which will take place on 22 March.  Please take note of this date and come and support our Year 11 students in this worthwhile cause.

Phantom of the Opera rehearsals are in full swing and the production promises to live up to the quality that the College has become renowned for.

The Rite Journey ceremony took place this week and I was able to attend as our Year 9 students took a valuable step in their journey to becoming productive, empathetic members of society.

Remember to focus on the journey we have embarked upon together.  Ensure that you are all asking yourselves “I wonder”.

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From the Head of Academic Administration

Ms Kym Armstrong

Year 10, 11 and 12 Assessment Tasks
Disability Provisions for HSC Examinations
NAPLAN 2019

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Year 10, 11 and 12 Assessment Tasks

We are reaching that part of the term when students will be receiving notifications about specific assessment tasks that will be falling due over the coming weeks.  Students should maintain a dialogue with their teachers and make sure that they are very clear about the requirements of each task.

If a student is unable to submit or sit an assessment task because of illness or mishap, there is a firm set of protocols to be followed; this is outlined in assessment policy booklets that have been distributed to all students in Years 10-12.  In the first instance, parents and caregivers are to contact the Head of Academic Administration, Ms Kym Armstrong, or the Dean of Teaching and Learning, Mrs Adele Guy, when it is identified that a student will miss an assessment task.

Disability Provisions for HSC Examinations

The NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) offers special consideration for the examinations of students who are experiencing significant disadvantage because of conditions that impair their ability to perform in the examination setting.  In order to access this consideration, students must undertake an application process.  Students who think that they might be eligible are encouraged to speak to me.

NAPLAN 2019

During May 2019, students at our school in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 will sit the NAPLAN paper assessments. The schedule for tests is as follows:

Tuesday 14 May Wednesday 15 May Thursday 16 May
Language Conventions test (spelling, grammar and punctuation)

Writing test

Reading test Numeracy test

On Friday 17 May, a ‘catch-up’ day is scheduled for students who missed a test.

Students may be exempt from the NAPLAN tests if they:

  • are newly arrived in Australia (less than one year before the test) and with a language background other than English, or
  • have significant intellectual disability and/or significant co-existing conditions which severely limit their capacity to participate in the

All other students are expected to participate in the tests.

Disability adjustments which reflect the student’s normal level of support in the classroom may be provided. Large print, braille, coloured paper versions and electronic tests are also available to meet the needs of individual students. Access to disability adjustments or exemption from the tests must be discussed with the Head of Junior School, Mr Steven Armstrong, for students in Years 3 or 5, or with the Head of Academic Administration, Ms Kym Armstrong, for students in Years 7 or 9. A parent or carer consent form must be signed.

Students may be withdrawn from NAPLAN by their parent or carer after consultation with the College. To withdraw your child from NAPLAN, a parent or carer consent form must be signed. Please make an appointment with your child’s teacher if you need to discuss your child’s participation in NAPLAN.

Any questions? Contact the NAPLAN team on 1300 119 556 or naplan.nsw@nesa.nsw.edu.au.

For further information about NAPLAN, visit the NESA website.

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

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P&F Trivia Night

Trinity P&F challenge you to test your Trivia knowledge at their first social function of the year, the Trivia Night on March 29.

Book a table or book a ticket and we will allocate you to a table, but whatever you do, don’t miss out. Bring your own nibblies or pre-order from the cafe at www.trybooking.com/BBAZQ

School TV – Grief and Loss

Grief and Loss

Grief is a natural response to loss. It might be the loss of a loved one, relationship or even a pet. The more significant the loss, the more intense the grief is likely to be. Children and adults grieve differently due to their developmental stage, and this can prove difficult for parents to understand. In this edition of SchoolTV, parents can learn how to acknowledge their child’s feelings and the best way to support them through the grief. We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this month’s edition and we always welcome your feedback.
Here is the link to this month’s edition https://trinityac.nsw.schooltv.me/newsletter/grief-loss

Our amazing students

Shortlisted for Young Writers Showcase

Harry Smith from the HSC Class of 2018 has been notified that his English Extension 2 major work has been shortlisted for possible inclusion in the Young Writers Showcase 18, a book that will exhibit a selection of major works from around the State. Having his work shorlisted is a major achievement and he will find out soon if it has actually been published as only a small percentage of those shortlisted are included in the book.

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Harry was ranked third in the State for HSC English Extension 2 and smashed all educational stereotypes by scoring in the top band across maths and humanities in the NSW HSC results. Harry scored a perfect 50 out of 50 for English Extension 2 to rank third behind two Sydney students on the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) Top Achievers List. He scored 46 for English Extension 1 and 90 for English Advanced then crossed the maths/humanities line by scoring 94 in Mathematics and 46 (out of 50) in Mathematics Extension 1. He received top band results in nine of his 11 units putting him just one point outside the State’s most elite category of All-Rounder status.

This note from the author will appear in the book alongside his major work if successful:

My work, Mythrepresentation, is a ficto-critical response exploring Margaret Atwood’s revision and revitalisation of traditionally silenced female archetypes within Greco-Roman mythology. Its ficto-critical form consists of a critical/poetry hybrid structure, where my verse aims to act as an accompaniment to the themes and concepts explored through my prose.

Although initially catalysed by my love for Greek mythology, my thesis came to fruition following my introduction to Atwood’s The Handmaid’s Tale. Enchanted by her unique construction of character, her acerbic wit, and her deliberate and meticulous control over language, I immersed myself in her diverse corpus. However, it was Atwood’s affinity with the mythological and her prominent focus on female agency and identity that allowed me to converge various spheres of interest within my work

While my journey consisted of many late nights, characterised mostly by a ruthless editing regime and a constant battle with writer’s block, in the end I have produced a final product that I am extremely proud of. The lesson here for future ext 2 students is to trust wholeheartedly in your own writing and your own creative processes. Ext 2 is really one of the most flexible and dynamic courses that the HSC has to offer and, as such, be open to experimenting and explore a concept that you are deeply passionate about. Never did I think I would be writing poetry as part of my major work, but through experimentation and lots of trial and error, I have awakened a suppressed love for the form, so don’t be scared to stretch your authorial horizons.

As a writer, I have learned the importance of conscious crafting and the judicious, and at times, meticulous care required in the construction of meaning. It is my belief that writing, whether it be critical, creative or somewhere in between, has the power to change hearts and minds, to change beliefs, and to change an individual’s fundamental outlook on themselves and their world. As Atwood once illuminated, ‘a word after a word after a word is power.’

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From Performing Arts

Mrs Michelle Mordecai, Coordinator of Co-Curricular Performing Arts

Rachael Beck Workshop
Co-curricular Ensembles
In The Community

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Rachael Beck Workshop

Students are very fortunate and excited to be working with Rachael Beck next week. Rachael inspired our performing arts students last year, honing performance skills and giving insight into life as a professional performer. This year, she will be working with the cast of Phantom of the Opera and assisting senior music and drama students with their performance pieces. Students in years 4-6 will be watching Rachael in action, along with the cast of Phantom, as they perform during period 4 on Tuesday, 12 March.

Co-curricular Ensembles

The Musical Theatre Ensemble has the opportunity to go to Launceston on 23-26 May to attend the Australian Musical Theatre Festival. The festival will feature musical theatre stars Rob Mills and Jemma Rix. Students will have the opportunity to attend workshops as well as perform. Please make sure notes are returned quickly as this is an opportunity not to be missed!

Tickets are selling steadily for Phantom of the Opera. Buy early to get the best view – it’s going to be spectacular!

Boys drama group is looking for more students to join the group on Friday mornings. Male students from Years 7-12 are welcome.

In The Community

Applications for the Albury Eisteddfod are now open. This is a friendly environment where students can gain performance practice and receive feedback on their performance. There are also prizes and scholarships available. Further information can be found at https://www.awesightandsound.com.au/

Border Music Camp is a fantastic opportunity for students to play in large ensembles with specialised tuition. It is also heaps of fun! Online applications are now open at https://www.bordermusiccamp.org.au/  Last year, the camp sold out before entries closed, so apply soon to avoid disappointment. Some financial assistance is available; please see Mrs Mordecai for more information.

Some of our students are currently performing in groups such as AWTCO, The Other Theatre Company and Revolution Theatre productions. We are lucky to have so many opportunities to see live music and theatre in Albury/Wodonga. I encourage all parents and students to experience at least one live performance event this year.

And finally, our students attended the CAT Awards in Canberra recently after Trinity received a record seven nominations.

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From the Careers desk

Mr Mark Dicketts, Careers Advisor

Topics in the Weekly Career News. 

Link to Newsletter: https://www.careertools.com.au/mailplag/download.php?id=14033

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  • The University of Melbourne – George Hansen Scholarship (now open)
  • Australia National University – Tuckwell Scholarship (open now)
  • RMIT Trades Tours
  • Victoria Polytechnic Trade Tours
  • Webinar – Steps to an Australian apprenticeship
  • RMIT Apprenticeships and Traineeships Facebook site
  • Flight attendant – 12-month Cabin Crew in the Air Force (now open)
  • Flight attendant training at William Angliss
  • Focus on the Bachelor of Science
  • Musculoskeletal Occupations (physiotherapy, osteopathy, chiropractic, myotherapy, podiatry)
  • Work experience at the Australian Defence Force
  • Work experience directory for secondary students
  • Interesting career articles
  • Australian Defence Force Gap Year Program – now open
  • Australia National University – applications now open
  • TAFE to university pathways
  • Get a head start on searching for university scholarships
  • International Studies at Monash University
  • Dates for your diary

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From the Library

Mr Rob Childs and Mrs Amy Wilson

2019 Book Fair
2019 NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge

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2019 Book Fair

Our annual Scholastic Book Fair will be held in Week 7 this term in the Library. Students will have the opportunity to browse through the books and other materials on offer in their class groups from Monday-Thursday, 11-14 March, where they will create a “Wish List” of items they might want to purchase. Students and their families will then be able to purchase books and other materials from the fair on Friday, 15 March.

Students and their families/friends can bring in cash on the day, or choose to pre-pay for items through the Scholastic Book Fair website, and then return the completed receipt to the fair on the Friday (the receipt is found on the reverse side of the student Wish List). There will also be EFTPOS facilities available for use on the purchasing day.

In the likely event that items sell out on the day, items that are unavailable will be re-ordered through Scholastic, and given out to students in their classrooms when they arrive (usually within two weeks). Students must inform one of the people running the Fair if items need to be re-ordered for this process to occur.

All members of our school community are welcome to come in and view the Fair, and to make purchases on the Friday. We look forward to seeing you there!

Welcome to the 2019 NSW Premier’s Reading Challenge

The Challenge aims to encourage a love of reading for leisure and pleasure in students, and to enable them to experience quality literature. It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more and to read more widely.

Kinder-Year 2 students will complete the challenge with their classes at school. Year 3-9 students will bring home their username and password over the next week. Please logon with your child to view booklists, update their reading and for further information. https://online.det.nsw.edu.au/prc/studentExperience.html#/

There is also a booklist in our library and we have books for borrowing that are included in the challenge.

Mrs. Amy Wilson – Teacher Librarian – amy.wilson@trinityac.nsw.edu.au

Mr. Rob Childs – College Librarian – rob.childs@trinityac.nsw.edu.au

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Senior School Sport

Mr Nash Clark, Head of Senior School Sport

A crisp dark morning could not dampen the Senior School’s BISSA swim team’s enthusiasm. The bus rolled out, Thursday 7 March to Wagga for a day of good competition and a lot of fun. Everyone gave it everything they had and showed their skill in the pool. There were some incredible results from everyone, whether it was PB’s or even picking up a ribbon.

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After a solid day of racing, Trinity was crowned Champion School and won the Overall Girls Championship, both for a second year in a row. Trinity also had five students who excelled and finished first in their age-group and earned age champions. They were Patrick Duggan, Erin Haydon, Mia Haydon, Mackensey House and Will Elgin.

Overall it was an extremely successful day for the College and everyone who made the result possible. With such positive results it was even possible to overlook a certain 16 Years boy – second relay false start in a row! 

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From the Junior School

Mr Steven Armstrong

Essential learning
Assembly Awards
Democracy in Action
Parent Teacher Interviews
Hats, sunscreen, and water, shade
Start of Day
Shrove Tuesday

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Essential learning

It is always interesting to have discussion time with students. Recently in a class, after discussing whom we really are, the students asked some questions. Initially these were relatively simple and had factual responses. How old are you? What is your favourite colour? How many brothers do you have?  Then students started to ask questions that created some head turning. The lesson then changed as we sought questions that do not have simple answers.  What does God look like? Why do we think? When did time start? These are an essential part of inquiry and learning. These questions really open the doors to deeper understanding. I write this after talking with some parents about questions asked of them that they do not have answers for, at present. Knowledge is very important to enable us to formulate opinions, make good decisions and give us a sense of meaning. Wisdom is part of the search for deeper meaning. Therefore, as parents, it is important to encourage these essential questions. We may not have the short answers but the discussion that will ensue is a great learning moment for all.

Assembly Awards

It is always great to welcome parents to the Assembly to celebrate with their children when awards are presented. We have changed the structure of the Awards to align with the 4 Pillars of a Trinity Education. Learning, Character, Opportunity and Community. Again, these should enable students and parents to appreciate the intrinsic value of the award as well as recognise the pathway that led to this recognition.

Democracy in Action

Year 6 students have recently undertaken an education tour of the national capital. Students were given the opportunity to participate in a variety of educational programs with a focus on Australia’s history, culture, heritage and democracy.

The Australian Government recognises the importance of all young Australians being able to visit the national capital as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. To assist families in meeting the cost of the excursion the Australian Government is contributing funding of $20 per student under the Parliament and Civics Education Rebate program towards those costs. The rebate is paid directly to the school upon completion of the excursion.

Parent Teacher Interviews

These take place next Monday and Tuesday. Kindergarten and Year 1 will be in their classrooms in the Infants Centre. Year 2, 3 and 4 will also be in the Infants Centre. Year 5 and Year 6 will all be in the Year 6 Pod. The interviews in Term 3 will be in a central location (to ward off the cold).

Hats, sunscreen, and water, shade

As we are all very aware of the high UV Index at present it is important to remember that covering up is the best protection. There are so many daunting statistics in relation to melanoma and the Australian population and it is our duty of care to ensure that students are following these simple requests. Modeling these are also excellent teaching tools.

Start of Day

The College day starts 30 minutes prior to the first bell (8.45am). Parents need to be aware that this time is legislated. Students should not be at school prior to that time.

Shrove Tuesday

Many classes enjoyed pancakes this week for Shrove Tuesday. There was no shortage of helpers for cooking and eating the pancakes!

 

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Junior School Sport

Mr Kade Stevens, Head of Senior School Sport

Wagga Diocesan/RAS Swimming
The Big Splash
Tennis NSW Experience
PlayNRL

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Wagga Diocesan/RAS Swimming

On Wednesday, 6 March, we took a strong squad of 20 swimmers to the combined Wagga Diocesan /RAS swimming carnival. With the clouds hanging overhead early in the day, we were thinking we might be in for a stormy day. Thankfully the clouds cleared and the sun came out, providing us with a brilliant day. Once again, Trinity was crowned the overall RAS Champs. Congratulations to the following students for their contribution.

Oscar Kreutzberger (Team Captain), Georgina Carlin Larsen (Team Captain), Sima Elhage, Thomas Wells, Emily Darmody, Fallon Locke, Winnie Monaghan, Toby Gould, Darcy Conway, Becky White, Ruby de Graff, Grace Adams, Edwina Harrington, Harry Harrington, Archie Kreutzberger, Lewis Kreutzberger, Stephanie Ramsdell, Eva Vaccaro, Alessandro Vaccaro, Archer Daley.

An additional congratulations must go to the following students for their terrific individual achievements.

Age champions/runners up

Oscar Kreutzberger (12/13 Years Age Champion), Toby Gould (10 Year and under Age Champion), Archie Kreutzberger (11 years Age champion runner up), Harry Harrington (12/13 Years Age Champion Runner Up).

Records: Oscar Kreutzberger – 100 m freestyle, 1.07.10,  50m freestyle – 31.08, 50m butterfly 34.40.

Oscar Kreutzberger, Archie Kreutzberger, Harry Harrington and Alessandro Vaccaro – Senior Boys Relay – 2.19.08.

The Big Splash

On Wednesday, 6 March, four of our Junior School students attended The Albury/Wodonga Big Splash, raising  money and awareness for mental health in the Albury/Wodonga region. Well done to the following students who represented the College and won the primary section: Oscar Kreutzberger, Steph Ramsdell, Archie Kreutzberger and Georgina Carlin Larsen.

Tennis NSW Experience

On Friday, 1 March, 26 students ventured into town and meet up with Mrs McAinsh at the Albury Grass Tennis courts. The event was organised by Tennis NSW and co-ordinated by John Fergusson from the Albury Tennis association to co-inside with the Albury City Council Pro Tennis tour.

Students participated in an hour of tennis activities on the grass courts and were joined by a special guest Sam Groth, who had a hit with the students. After matchplay Sam presented the students with Tennis Hotshots bags and signed items. He also donated two signed Wilson tennis rackets to the school.

Nine news came and filmed the students and interviewed Sam as well as some Trinity students who appeared on the news that night. The students then had an opportunity to watch a set of the men’s Pro tennis competition before return to school after lunch.

Mortimer Shield

Some highlights of the Mortimer Shield included the Trinity Boys Rugby B side ability to pull together as a team to make great team tackles and creating some exciting offensive opportunities. The team saw some outstanding individual offensive possessions with a few full-field runs and topping  it off with cracking tries by Connor Clarke and Justin Gill. The boys Best and Fairest was Connor Clarke, and the accolade earned him the opportunity to play with the A side for the last game.

The girls Oz tag, fielding seven players at a time, made for some exciting fast-paced games. The emphasis on the first two passes created some great spacing and some exciting opportunities for the girls to display their speed. One such display was an excellent chip by Claudia Hocking over the defence late in the half to see Trinity’s Audrey Hogg pace run onto an exciting try. Overall a great team effort. The girls best and fairest were Steph Ramsdell and Molly Pitzen.

The Trinity Boys A side was  competitive through the day having an early win and losing their last three games despite the huge effort. Oscar Kreutzberger was the team’s Best and Fairest landing some huge tackles and being dominant throughout.

PlayNRL

The new National Junior Participation Program is in Albury for 6 weeks in Term 1! This program is open to students aged 5 to 8 years for just $60 per participant! Click here for more details:

https://www.facebook.com/214894995234058/posts/2126400337416838/

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Immunisation program at Trinity

The first round of school vaccinations is being conducted at this school on Tuesday 2 April 2019. The following vaccines will be offered on this day:

YEAR LEVEL VACCINES OFFERED NUMBER OF DOSES
YEAR 7 MALE & FEMALE STUDENTS GARDASIL®9 (HPV) Dose 1 of 2
YEAR 7 MALE & FEMALE STUDENTS BOOSTRIX (Diphtheria, Tetanus, Whooping Cough) Single Dose Only

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These vaccinations are funded on the National Immunisation Schedule. Should your child miss out on starting their vaccination course this year they will not be eligible to receive them for free in subsequent years.

Parent information packs were sent home recently.

To consent to your child being vaccinated with one or more vaccines, please sign the relevant sections of the consent card.  The consent card must be completed, signed and returned to the school by Thursday 28 February 2019. PLEASE FILL IN THE CONSENT CARD WITH BLUE OR BLACK PEN ONLY.

If you DO NOT wish to have your child vaccinated with one or more vaccines or if your child has already been vaccinated, please don’t sign the consent section on the consent card and return them to the school by Thursday 28 February 2019.

Please note: Students who have the first dose of HPV at their GP will need to complete the course with their GP.

Parents/guardians who wish to withdraw their consent for any reason may do so by writing to the school Principal or phoning the school. The Procedure for Withdrawal of Consent is available on the NSW Health website at www.health.nsw.gov.au/immunisation.

A Record of Vaccination will be provided to each student vaccinated at the time of vaccination. Parents/guardians should ensure that this record is kept for future reference.

If you have any enquiries about your child’s vaccinations, please contact Wodonga Council’s Immunisation Team on 1800 655 360.     If you have any enquiries regarding the NSW School immunisation program, please contact your local Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055.

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After school care

We are implementing more sustainable practices at after school care. One of the ways we are doing that is by converting cardboard boxes  into a pop up shops, cars, and many other creative projects. We are collecting empty pasta bottles and jars, bottle caps/lids, newspaper and other recycling materials to make lanterns, vases, plant hangers, wind chimes and many other projects. The children and educators would highly appreciate any recycled materials. It can be dropped off at the after school room in the Year 3 pod.

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Camp Australia is excited to announce that your child can now come and try their first day of Outside School Hours Care for FREE! This is a great chance for families and children to see what our Camp Australia program is like. First Day Free is available to all new parents who register an account with us  until the end of Term 1, 2019. Don’t forget to use your session as First Day Free is only valid in Term 1, 2019. Note it’s also free to register. Once registered, you can activate your session whenever you like. We encourage you to register now and to always book in advance. You can register at pp.campaustralia.com.au/account/register-firstdayfree

Every day we aim to deliver a high-quality program that interests and engages your child, whilst getting to know them. That’s why our program is tailored to and guided by the needs of the children attending our service. In OSHC, your child can enjoy and engage in activities ranging from indoor and outdoor play time fun, constructive and manipulative play, as well as creative time. There’s also quiet time for homework, reading and relaxation.

Meet Our Team
We’re here to make OSHC the best experience possible for your child and family. If you have any questions about the program, feel free to drop by, meet our team and see what happens in our program first hand.

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