No one expected 2020 to present so many challenges to our Border community. We had bushfires, the COVID-19 virus, border closures and months of border permits. But, together, we have built courage and resilience, and learnt to appreciate the important things. We have seen ingenuity and innovation in our students, and we have been witness to incredible creativity, solidarity and generosity.
It is because of this that I believe our Trinity community is stronger than ever.
Throughout the year you have seen the amazing academic results from our students – from the Language Perfect Competition to Write Around the Murray and more. Our students have also shown great commitment to supporting our community through charity endeavours including Relay for Life.
One of the most heartening stories that has emerged at Trinity in 2020 is the story of our senior students who have volunteered to participate in the Rural Fire Service Cadet program. This is a specialised Co-Curricular Program offered to those students in Years 9 and 10 and helps develop critical skills in teamwork, leadership and problem-solving skills, all while building personal character and integrity. With more than 50 students expressing interest, the College was able to sign up 26 students to be mentored by brigades from Thurgoona, Splitters Creek, Lavington, Jindera and more surrounding regions.
Our Creative Pursuits program has grown this year and to date has provided more than 200 activities for Junior School students. Some of the activities have included: skateboarding, forensic science, mountain bike riding, vegetable gardening, lego, rock band, cricket, Claymation and retirement home visits.
Our students are engaged in challenging and interesting learning environments that allow them to apply knowledge, skills and critical understanding in new ways. None of this would be possible without the dedication and expertise of our Trinity staff. I firmly believe that the greatest strength of our school is the quality of its teachers and support staff.
"Thank you to everyone who is a part of our Trinity community — our students, parents and friends, families and teachers."