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A Letter from the Principal
Mr. Justin Beckett

I would like to commend our students and staff for their positivity and joy at the start of this new school year. Students have found their rhythm and are enjoying the creative play and cognitive stretching that happens in every good lesson.

We are delighted to have all of our Victorian students and staff back on campus after the sudden stage 4 lockdown of the last week. It was a great relief to have everyone back on site again on Thursday.

We have a few families who are in our thoughts and prayers at this time. In particular, we are praying for Dashiell Gurung who is in a serious condition in Melbourne having suffered a severe head injury in a farm accident on Sunday. We are thinking of he and his family and praying for his recovery.

Next Friday (26 February) is a student-free day because Trinity Anglican College is hosting the inaugural Regional Education Summit: a regional conference about education, wellbeing and mindset. On Friday our school will host more than 250 educators from NSW and Victoria for a special day of collaborative professional learning. It is a great privilege to be hosting this important event at Trinity.

One of the guest speakers is Michael Griffin, a renowned international speaker about motivation, thinking and learning. I am delighted that Trinity is able to host a special Parent Evening with Michael Griffin at 7pm Thursday 25 February. In the session Michael will equip parents as we seek to raise children who are motivated and confident as proactive, successful learners. It is a free event for parents but bookings are essential. For more information, please see the full page ad later in this newsletter. We hope you can join us.

In the meantime, please enjoy this week’s newsletter and don’t forget to ask your child what they learned in class today!

Senior School Swimming Carnival

On Friday February 12, our senior students enjoyed their annual swimming carnival at the Albury Swim Centre. The day was filled with so much joy and some incredible swimming times!

We look forward to sharing the results from the day with you along side our Junior swimming carnival report,

next week.


A reminder that our Junior Swimming Carnival (Years 3-6) will be held next Monday, February 22nd at the Lavington Pool.

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"Bee"autiful demonstration Mr Thurling


On Friday 12 February, Mr Thurling shared his expert knowledge and resources to help Year 4 students (and teachers!) learn about all things bees as a part of their Blended Unit, 'What's the buzz'.

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A Letter from the Head of Junior School
Mr. Steven Armstrong

As we move into the rhythm of learning, it is always encouraging to witness the student involvement in their own learning and increased awareness of the importance of working in community. As our newest students start to settle into Kindergarten, I have been fortunate enough to chat with them about their move to big school. There are the inevitable emotional struggles at departure, even for some of the students, and the amazing growth in a short time. As educators it is the impromptu interactions that stay in the memory as one student summed it up for her parents on day 4 “you can go now Mum, it is time for me to learn with all these other people”.

As mentioned many times, the learning environment is very much a structure involving the home, the College and the student. When there is strong alignment, a common language of understanding and a focus on intrinsic motivations the growth in learning is inevitable.

This is a busy place. If we look at Year 6 as an example. The students have been involved in new Leadership roles after the Special Assembly last Tuesday with Chapel Leaders doing a wonderful job supporting Rev Bryn and the House Captains running the sport resource shed at lunch times. All leaders will be heavily involved in the House Swimming Carnival on Monday. In class, they are working through a program on Democracy and the Democratic ideals that underpin the Australian model of Government. This will be crystallised by the Canberra Camp that leaves on Wednesday for three full days in the Nations’ Capital. This will be a very exciting fortnight.

Creative Pursuits

The program for 2021 will commence on Monday of Week 6. The variation in activities and the enthusiasm for trying something new, points again to the value of such an offering. One particularly popular activity was the visit to the Grange Nursing Home. We look forward to the stories from all students and footage of their adventures.

Parent Helpers

Normally the College would be running an induction course to enable interested parents the chance to support in various ways during the School day. We all value these offerings. At this stage due to the recent lock down in Victoria and some advice from the relevant agencies, we are hopeful of starting this again after mid-term. I will send a note home when the all clear is given.

Year 6 Leaders
We are also delighted to announce that the 2021 Junior School Captains are Thomas Wells and Sharvikka Jayaprakash. Pictured below are our wonderful Year 6 Leadership team of 2021.

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School Vaccination Program

The first round of school vaccinations is being conducted for our Year 7 students on Monday 29 March 2021.

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

Parent information packs were sent home recently. To consent to the vaccination of your child, parents/guardians are advised to read all the information provided and:

  • complete the consent form, including signing their name next to the vaccine/s they would like their child to receive PLEASE FILL IN THE CONSENT CARD WITH BLUE OR BLACK PEN ONLY.
  • return the completed consent form to your child’s House Mentor by Friday 5 March 2021.
  • ensure that your child eats breakfast on the day of the school vaccination clinic.
  • Please note that, to improve vaccination completion, students will be opportunistically offered any missed doses during Year 7 or 8 (for HPV and dTpa vaccination) and during Year 10 or 11 (for Meningococcal ACWY vaccination) if a consent card was signed and returned in 2020.
  • 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 here.
  • 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. Details about vaccinations given at school will also be uploaded to the Australian Immunisation Register (AIR).
  • 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 Barbara Wilson MLHD Immunisation Coordinator, Albury Public Health Unit on 1300 066 055.

Career Development Support Services

In the changing world of study and work it has never been more important to seek individualized career development and support services.

New offices have been established at 444 Swift Street in central Albury to offer face to face or online qualified and experienced career counselling/advice with the following services:

Vocational Assessments/Services available:

Professional member of Career Development Associations:

Introducing SchoolTV

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Today parents face a multitude of modern day challenges in raising happy, well and resilient young people. Whilst there is a great deal of information available, this can often be confusing and overwhelming for parents looking for guidance.

SchoolTV addresses this as a new Online resource designed to empower you as parents with credible and sound information with realistic, practical ongoing support strategies.

School TV features extensive reports from one of Australia's highest profile psychologists,

Dr Michael Carr-Greg.

Dr Michael Carr-Gregg is an author of 14 books, broadcaster and a specialist in corporate mental health, families, parenting, children, adolescents and the use of technology for mental health. All SchoolTV topics are divided into series. The number of topics relating to a series will differ and over time new topics will be added. Every month from February to November, a new topic is published for you to review.

Take the time to explore each series and topic and make sure you visit the resources section. Here you will find useful fact sheets, apps, books, websites and other additional videos - all on one single topic! In each newsletter we will feature a special report from SchoolTv, along with links to your exclusive access to SchoolTv via our website. To be directed straight to SchoolTv please click here.

As a College we are dedicated to providing the latest resources to our parent body and look forward to sharing these incredible reports with you in 2021.


SchoolTV Special Report
Featuring: Happiness and Gratitude

Happiness is defined as the balance of positive and negative emotions, combined with overall life satisfaction. Happiness and gratitude have been studied in positive psychology for many years and researchers have found that gratitude is always strongly associated with greater happiness. Although everyone has their own definition of happiness, many of us want to feel more positive emotions than negative ones. However, negative emotions are still important. They have a lot to teach us and alert us when things need to change. Practising gratitude helps people feel more of the positive emotions, enable us to relish good experiences, improve our overall health, deal with adversity and build strong relationship.

How much do you know about Happiness & Gratitude?

People who practise gratitude are more likely to experience more positive emotions more frequently. Researchers have found this to be the key to happiness as people feel more hopeful, energetic and improve their overall wellbeing. Happiness is a fluctuating state and often requires a lot of effort to achieve and maintain.

This quiz will help you understand the many facets of happiness and how gratitude can help you attain it.


Scholarships 2022 - NOW OPEN

We are excited to announce that our Scholarships for 2022 are now open. Applicants who are in Year 7 2022 through to Year 11 2022 can now apply.

Scholarships on offer:
- Academic

- Sporting

- Performing Arts

- Citizenship and Service

To be directed to our scholarships page, please click here.

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Trinity OOSH

Trinity OOSH will be open from 8am-6pm on Friday 26th February

for the student free day.

If you require care for this day please let us know, so we can be sure we have enough students attending on this day for it to be feasible to open.

Bookings will open on Monday 14th February and can be made through your

'My Family Lounge' account.

If you do not have an account and your children are not enrolled at the service yet, please email trinityoosh@alburycity.nsw.go.au or phone 02 6043 8540

College Information

Trinity College Office

Email: office@trinityac.nsw.edu.au Phone: 02 6049 3400
Office Opening Hours - Monday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm

College Attendance

Email: attendance@trinityac.nsw.edu.au Phone: 02 6049 3400
IMPORTANT: Please contact us prior to 9am for absences

College Accounts

Email: accounts@trinityac.nsw.edu.au Phone: 02 6049 3400

College Midford Uniform Shop

Email: trinity.anglican@midford.com.au Phone: 02 6049 3440
Monday: 8:00am -4:00pm Wednesday: 8:00am - 4:00pm Friday: 12:00pm -5:00pm

Second Hand Uniform Shop

Email: cathy.katsoolis@trinityac.nsw.edu.au
Each Thursday during Term time 3:15pm-4:30pm

Contacting College staff

All staff can be contacted via email: firstname.lastname@trinityac.nsw.edu.au