Week 8, Term 3 – 2018
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FROM THE HEADMASTER
Last Tuesday night, my wife, Rosemary, and I had the pleasure of attending the Junior School Musical, Madagascar. It was fabulous entertainment and wonderful to see so many young boys on stage, singing, dancing and, above all, enjoying themselves. The amount of work that went into the production was extraordinary (the costumes, for example, were amazing) and all involved, students, staff and parents, are to be thoroughly congratulated and sincerely thanked.
Of course, the week would not have been complete without a couple of feeds.
Firstly, on Friday morning, came the Junior School Father’s Day Breakfast, where we not only got a sumptuous breakfast, but were induced to play games that tested our dexterity. As you can well imagine, I did not excel in this part of the festivities.
Secondly, I went to the Jazz Night on Friday evening, where, after another fulsome meal, I got to listen to eight ensembles and three vocalists over a three-hour period. The quality of music was exceedingly high and, again, it was wonderful to see so many boys involved. Our Music staff does a fantastic job.
Our Year 9 students are now back on deck after the China trips, Licola camps and Community Service. All three programs went well, and I thank the staff who coordinated and attended the activities, especially those on the China trips, where the days are long, and the responsibilities are high.
On a final note, Sue Felton, our Director of Development and Community Relations, will finish up with us on September 19. Sue has been appointed to a senior development role at Melbourne Grammar School and we wish her well in this new venture. We also thank her for all her work at Trinity over recent years.
Phil De Young
Last week was one of the busiest ever at the Early Learning Centre, commencing with a very special Morning Tea for our ‘graduates’ from 2005 and finishing with Father’s Day Breakfasts on Thursday and Friday mornings. We wish all Year 12 students every success with their studies and exams.
In between, all the children were very excited about attending the Junior School musical – Madagascar – and we were so impressed with the enthusiasm and talent of all the boys – and staff. We thank the Junior School for the invitation and we hope this becomes a regular event on our calendar.
Forms for the Term 3 Holiday Program were also distributed last week. If parents would like their child to participate in this, please ensure the completed form is returned by Friday 7 September.
We would also like to remind all families that Grandparents’ and Friends’ Mornings will be held in the ELC on Thursday 6 September and Friday 7 September between 8.45am and 10.15am.
Director of the ELC
JUNIOR SCHOOL NEWS
Madagascar Jr, the Musical
Participation in Performing arts provides our boys with the opportunity to develop team work, creativity, confidence and help them to strive for their personal best. The art of performance is a powerful experience to communicate visually, physically and aurally. Our Trinity Junior School boys were no exception as they sang, danced and acted their hearts out in Madagascar Jr, the Musical. In four sold-out shows, our students made us proud as they embodied the personalities of the characters and performed with passion and energy.
Our Prep to Year 2 boys began the show with an original performance based on the book Giraffes Can’t Dance by Giles Andreae. The monkeys, elephants and zebras exuded a love of learning.
We would like to congratulate every student for their role within the performances. Whether a lead cast character or ensemble member, every boy who stepped on the stage should be proud of their efforts. We offer a special thank you to all teachers, teaching assistants, educational support staff and members of the Trinity community who helped make the musical a memorable experience for all of our students.
Junior School Deputy Head of Innovation and School Excellence
Congratulations to the Junior SSV Athletics team who recently competed at the South Yarra District SSV Athletics Carnival at the Box Hill Track. A great team effort resulted in Trinity winning the district boys trophy.
Director of Cocurricular Activities, Junior School
Camp Trinity: 17 – 21 September 2018
Camp Trinity will be held over five days during the first week of the upcoming September school holidays. The camp will begin on Monday 17 September and conclude on Friday 21 September. Camp Trinity is staffed by Junior School teachers and the activities are designed to be engaging for boys from Prep through to Year 6. Bookings can be made by clicking here. If you have any questions concerning Camp Trinity please contact Rohan Watts, Camp Trinity Coordinator.
SENIOR SCHOOL NEWS
Uniform and Lost Property
Boys who have lost named items have been emailed by Reception to remind them to collect their clothes. Any unclaimed items, named or not, will be sent to the Trinity Second-hand Uniform Shop at the end of Term 3.
For Term 4, boys may wear summer uniform. Boys may no longer wear scarves to school once the weather has warmed up and they are not to wear a hat/cap in class.
Boys should have pride in their appearance and a respect for themselves, their school and for family members, as well as members of the community, particularly on public transport.
The Independent Revue
It has been the tradition since the mid-1980s for the senior boys to create and perform a School Revue. The boys unite and perform many short skits, poking a bit of fun at the school and each other. This year’s Revue will be on Monday 10 September in the P & F Hall at 7.30pm. Tickets are $10 at the door.
Good luck to the 200m, 400m and 4x100m runners for their Eliminations Heats on Thursday in preparation for the AGSV Sports on Wednesday 12th September.
Congratulations to Captain of Athletics, Will Murphy and Vice Captains, Will Lindsay, Tom Sellwood and Lucas Archer.
Energy Breakthrough Sponsorship Promotion
Trinity’s Energy Breakthrough team is looking for sponsorships from corporates within the School community who may be able to provide financial assistance to our team. The Energy Breakthrough event, held annually in Maryborough, attracts much interest and has a wide coverage across media. Since 2005, Trinity’s team has consistently performed well at this event. We have three sponsorship packages available to businesses: Gold ($2000), Silver ($1000), and Standard ($500). Businesses willing to assist should email email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org
The family of Hugh Blunt, who was diagnosed with Mitochondrial disease this year, would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone in the Trinity community who has provided meals for them over the past few months. It has been a tremendous help and they express deep gratitude.
The family has indicated they are now able to manage meals without assistance.
Congratulations to William Browning, who recently achieved third place in the Year 10 section of the Latin reading competition that was run by the Classical Association of Victoria.
Congratulations to Year 9 student, Tom Wenn, who was named U15 Boroondara Hawks Best and Fairest on the weekend. Also, good luck to the Old Trinity Grammarians Football Club, who will play St Kevin’s Old Boys in the William Buck Premier preliminary final this Sunday at Elsternwick Park at 2.20pm.
State Orienteering Team
Three Trinity students – Mason Arthur (10B), Hadyn Tang (9G) and Torren Arthur (8D) – have been selected to represent Victoria during the September school holidays at the Australian Orienteering Championships in South Australia. Congratulations and best of luck to them and the Victorian team!
Teacher-in-Charge of Orienteering
It is incredibly heart-warming and inspiring to watch the older boys coach the junior boys as they embark on their debating careers. Thanks must to: Hugo Miric, Adam Cusinato, Nathan Savundra-Shepherd, Sam Port, William Murphy, Jake Helder, Hamilton Crouch, Tom Denovan and Finn Horan for their time and effort with the younger boys. The first round in the Junior Secondary Debating Competition was highly successful, with our boys winning 8 out of the 12 debates! The topic debated was ‘That all female athletes should have the same pay and conditions as male athletes’. Congratulations to the following boys who were awarded the title of Best Speaker: Michael Fan, Daniel Marcou, Dulnith Samaraweera, William Johnson, Aden Wilmshurst, James Fox and Enda Han.
Senior Debating Finals
Congratulations to Andrew Lim, Rishov Doloi, William Browning and Finn Horan for moving into the next stage of the DAV Finals to be held next Wednesday evening at St Leonard’s College, Brighton. They presented well structured and insightful arguments against the case ‘That we should punish violence in sport through the criminal justice system’. William Browning was awarded the title of Best Speaker.
2018 Victorian Evatt Competition
Congratulations to Year 11 boys Ved Jithoo and Benjamin Fox for their achievement in this competition and best wishes as they compete in the semi-final over the weekend! As diplomats, they will be representing Kazakhstan in a Model United Nations Forum, which will be no easy feat!
Head of Debating
Middle School Play
Trinity Grammar School presents the 2018 Middle School Play – The Witches by Roald Dahl, adapted by David Wood
- Friday 7 September – 7:30pm
- Saturday 8 September – 7:30pm
Venue: Parents’ & Friends’ Hall, Trinity Grammar School, Kew
Tickets can be booked by clicking here
- $20 – Adult
- $15 – Student
Trinity Jazz Night – Friday 31 August
Many thanks to all the musicians who played at the Trinity Jazz Night last Friday. It was a wonderful night of music performed in front of a captive audience. Many thanks to all the Trinity Friends of Music members who assisted.
The 2018 Concerto Concert will held this Thursday 6 September at 7.30pm in the South Room. Daniel Gu, George Mildred-Short and William Song will each perform a Concerto movement/work with the Symphony Orchestra. Alex Thompson, Evan Arnall, Zachary Sumarno and Samuel Li will present works from their forthcoming VCE Recital program. There will also be a performance from the Senior String Orchestra. No tickets are required.
2018 Choral Concert at St Paul’s Cathedral featuring Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms
The Chichester Psalms is one of Bernstein’s musical masterpieces; we invite you to experience and enjoy this rarely performed work with us in the magnificence of St Paul’s Cathedral on Wednesday 12 September at 7.30pm.
Leonard Bernstein was one of the twentieth century’s most acclaimed musicians. His greatest skill was bringing the joy and beauty of music to people in an easily accessible manner. Bernstein shaped the way music was composed. He wrote symphonies, chamber and solo works, as well as the music for West Side Story, On the Waterfront, Peter Pan, On the Town and Candide.
The Concert will feature The Bernstein Choir, comprising the Trinity Junior and Senior Choirs, St Paul’s Cathedral Choir and the Trinity Community Choir. The Bernstein Choir will be accompanied by the Trinity Symphony Orchestra.
Tickets are available at via Trybooking. Adult – $15, Child (up to 19 years of age) – Free, no need tickets for students who are performing.
There are still opportunities to help in the café during Term 3 should any of our parent community wish to assist. Please sign up by clicking here. Café duty runs daily from 9.30am until approximately 1.30pm. To find out more about volunteering in the Café or if you have any feedback, please contact Sue McNally, Parent Volunteer Coordinator, or Sharon Kendall, Community Liaison. Thanks to all who have volunteered so far, it really does help the Café run more efficiently for our boys.
Just a reminder that it is summer uniform in Term 4, so you may wish to call into the uniform shop.
Thanks to all who support the Trinity Shop and to our parent volunteers who provide this service. We will next be open:
Thursday 13 September : 2.00pm – 4.00pm
- Pricing: Carolyn Crouch, Deb Browning, Julie Limmer
- Sales: Meileen Tan, Sushil Bedi, Winnie Cai
We will reopen in Term 4 on Saturday 13 October and Thursday 18 October.
Donations for the Trinity Shop may be dropped off at Reception during business hours. If you wish to volunteer in the Trinity Shop, please contact Susan Lane.
Year 5 Mums’ & Carers’ Dinner
Date: Thursday 13th September
Venue: Hellenic Republic (Gaia Room), 26 Cotham Road, Kew
Cost: $55 banquet (drinks extra)
RSVP: By email or text before 5th September to Leanne 0410 570 050 / email@example.com
Year 6 Parent Drinks
Date: Thursday 13 September
Venue: Bouzy Rouge, 470 Bridge Rd, Richmond
Cost: $31.50 pp includes canapes, drinks at bar prices
RSVP: Please click here to book by 10 September
NOTICES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Conversation with Council
A reminder that during the remainder of Term 3, Council will be available for conversations with any member of the community. There is no pre-set agenda for these conversations. The dates and times are:
- Wednesday 5 September from 7-8.30pm in Hudson House
- Tuesday 11 September from 4-5.30pm in Hudson House
Several Council members will be present at each session. We look forward to seeing you there.
Trinity Boys’ Own Cookbook – Last Call for Recipes!
There is a cook-up and photography session this Saturday (8 September) from 9.00am in the School’s kitchen (in the CFA). If you would like to be involved, please sign up via Trybooking here.
Many thanks to those who have already submitted recipes and offered to help with the production of the Trinity Boys’ Own Cookbook. There is still time to submit a recipe and photo! We are keen for all parts of the Trinity community to be represented.
We invite you to submit your favourite recipe (we are especially keen for soups and salads) by clicking here by Sunday 9 September (Please note new date). Don’t miss out on being a part of this very special cookbook.
We are planning on this being a ‘professional’ colourful book, perfect as a gift or memento, which will be sold as a fundraiser at the Trinity Founders’ Day Fair. Please contact Siobhan Latham via firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or suggestions.
THURSDAY 6 SEPTEMBER
- AGSV Track Eliminations: Boys Athletics, Lakeside Stadium 10.00am
- ELC Grandparents’ Day #1
- VCE Art Exhibition Opening, Daley Gallery 6.00pm
- Concerto Concert, Centre for the Arts – South Room 7.00pm
FRIDAY 7 SEPTEMBER
- JS Granparents’ Day, McIntyre Sports Centre, Prep – Year 2 8.50am, Years 3 to 6 10.10am
- ELC Grandparents’ Day #2
- Cancelled: Trinity Athletics Meeting, George Knott Athletics Track 4.00pm
- Middle School Play Performance, P & F Hall 7.30pm
SATURDAY 8 SEPTEMBER
- Middle School Play Performance, P & F Hall 7.30pm
TUESDAY 11 SEPTEMBER
- Sutton House Breakfast & Chapel 7.15am
- OTGA Committee Meeeting, Hudson House 8.00pm