One of the things you’ll notice on walking around our Wodonga or Albury campus, is the happy, smiling faces of students and teachers. We love that our students and teachers want to come to school and interact in a positive environment.
Building strong student/teacher relationships is one of Trinity’s established strengths and we take it very seriously. We feel that good rapport between teachers and students leads to good educational outcomes. In this way, teachers know what each student is capable of and, so, also know when they turn in work that is not done to the best of their ability.
We don’t shy away from the fact that we have high expectations of our students – in terms of discipline, behaviour and work ethic. Our aim is for each student to achieve their potential – at whatever level that may be – and if at the end of the day students leave Trinity Anglican College knowing they have done the best they can do, then we have done our job.
We are an Anglican school which encourages Christian morals and values rather than preaching doctrine. While we accept students from any denomination, we expect all our students to attend our fortnightly chapel services and participate in our Religious and Values Education – or better known by the acronym RAVE – classes on a weekly basis. RAVE focuses on using strong Christian morals and values to instil in our students the foundations that will make them a well-rounded person and a good contributor to society.
We have a strong transition program for students starting in Prep/Kindergarten and for those moving from Year 6, from Trinity and external schools, to our Senior School. In other year levels, an orientation day in November will give them a taste of life at Trinity and they will be introduced to a buddy or buddies who will look after them in their first days and weeks.
Kindergarten and Prep students attend a small group orientation morning in early November. Four or five students will come into an existing class and spend the morning interacting with our current students and participating in special learning activities. Then in late November the full cohort of new Preps or Kindergarten students will come to a full orientation morning. They will be with their new teacher and meet the other children who will be in their class. That way they can go into the summer holidays with some certainty about what will happen on their first day of school and who they will play with at lunchtime – important things to know for little ones!
Year 7 students attend an orientation. This introduces students in Year 6 from within Trinity and from other schools to some of the electives they will encounter the following year in Year 7. They will spend the day with others in their pastoral care group and their pastoral care tutor, learn how to use the timetable, find their way around the campus and build friendships.
Parental assistance is welcomed at Trinity. If you are able to assist in teacher-led activities such as coaching sporting teams or excursions, you are invited to participate in the Parent Induction Course usually run in Term One at both campuses. Through presentation and discussion the Parent Helpers are taken through how to work with children so their time spent helping at the School is rewarding for them and valuable for the teachers and students.
The College loves to have parent helpers for reading in class, accompanying excursions, swimming Lessons
(P – Yr 2) and many other areas of day to day life at the College.
Our school banking provider is the Hume Bank. A ‘Clancy Koala’ Junior Savers’ Club envelope is available at both campus offices. To join, simply complete the Permission Note/Application for an account and return it to the Front Office. There is no need to send any money with the application forms. School banking encourages young students to save. The College also benefits from school banking with Hume Bank paying a commission of $2.00 for each account that is opened.
Students in years K-2 are eligible for free bus travel from their place of residence. Students in years 3-6 who live further than 1.6km’s straight line (2.3km walk) are eligible for free bus travel from their place of residence. Students in years 7-12 who live further than 2km’s straight line (2.9km walk) are eligible for free bus travel from their place of residence. Application forms can be collected from the Front Office at both campuses. Contact the bus companies for further information about routes and times.
Families using buses in rural Victoria will need to contact the Rural Bus Coordinator, Mr Eric Saros on 6043 7500.