Trinity News 2023 Term 1 Edition 1 

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From the Principal

Adrian Farrer

From the Junior School

It has been a pleasure to join Trinity this year and specifically to meet our Junior School teams in the days leading up to the students’ first day for 2023. The energy and excitement a new start can bring has shone brightly as we adapt to the routines term life asks of all. Whilst the start of year ‘busyness’ in resetting and resettling is necessary, it is not without a common thread of zest for being the best version of self and working together that enables each experience to be beneficial. Parent Information Evening provided an opportunity for home and school to form or consolidate valuable relationships, so that collectively we can best support our young people in their learning adventures.

Assemblies have exemplified what led me to Trinity; reflecting last year’s School Captain’s observation that at Trinity it is about belonging, not fitting in, navigating what it is to be authentic and how we can continue to encourage an environment that enables it. Our Junior School community were encouraged by their School Captains to get involved in the life of the school and embrace mistakes as part of their learning. Wandering through learning spaces, the student leaders’ invitation to learn from each other and be courageous was embraced, particularly through the opportunity transition and orientation offers. With new students in Prep, Years 2 and 3 and Year 5, all Trinitarians were asked to make choices that both help welcome others and to be welcomed by others. As a new member of the team myself, I shared with the students the kind welcome I have enjoyed and how each of us can think about how we can be the best part of someone’s day.

As leaders of the Junior School, Year 6 participate in their Leaders Day with Year 9 Mentors. With representatives across diverse portfolios, the School Captains have already confirmed meetings to plan the term ahead with a keen agenda for a productive year. In building on the existing peer mentoring and leadership opportunities, a focus on leadership for all will focus on leading self, others and beyond. We are very much looking forward to Year 12 Prefects joining the Junior School Leadership Induction Service.

Welcome to all new and returning Trinity students and families to the new school year. We look forward to embracing a year of celebration together.

Lauren Borschmann
Director of Leadership


From the Senior School 

Welcome back to all students

It has been a very positive beginning to the 2023 school year. Year 11 and Year 12 students began with Orientation programs, and we welcomed our Year 7 students for a preliminary day, where they were supported by peer mentors from Year 10, to assist with their orientation to Senior School.

Uniform update

The white TGS sport caps and additional house polos are due at Bob Stewart early next week.

I look forward to reporting on an array of activities as the school term progresses, including an update on Year 8 camp, HPAF rehearsals and AGSV sporting outcomes, to name a few.

Susan Hill
Deputy Principal and Head of Senior School

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Fine Foods Group

The Trinity Fine Foods team have jams, cordials and sauces available to purchase. 5 for $15 or $5 each – or a Mystery Five (where we pick for you) for $10. Collection from Community Engagement office – 55 Wellington St.

Items can also be purchased online:

Pink Stumps Day

Saturday 11 February 2023

  • From 10am onwards at the Marles Playing Fields, Bulleen
  • To raise funds for the McGrath Foundation who help individuals and families affected by breast cancer.
  • Cakes, drinks and silent auction from 10am
  • Sausage sizzle from 12 noon
  • Fun cricket activities at 1pm
  • Support the First XI against Mentone

West Gate Tunnel Project: Footscray Road travel changes

The following information about roadworks on Footscray Road may be of interest to any students or staff who travel to and from Melbourne’s west via Footscray Road:

As part of West Gate Tunnel Project works, we are building a new elevated road over Footscray Road that will connect the new tunnels with CityLink, the port, Dynon Road, and provide better access to Wurundjeri Way.

In order to build the connections that will go to and from the city and CityLink, we are required to close sections of Footscray Road for a period of six months. The closures are as follows:

  • 12 January 2022 until early-April: 24/7 closure of Footscray Road between DockLink and Appleton Dock Road. Drivers may detour via Dynon Road, with delays of up to 15 minutes expected in peak hour.
  • Early-April until mid-May: 24/7 closure of Footscray Road westbound between Appleton Dock Road and Dock Link Road. Drivers may detour via Spencer Street and Dynon Road – more information will be available regarding this closure closer to the time.
  • Mid-May until June: 24/7 closure of Footscray Road citybound.

More information about the summer roadworks is available on the Big Build website and on the attached Notification of Works.

Drivers are being advised to allow additional travel time while these works take place. To help plan your journey, we are encouraging drivers to check the Big Build disruptions map at

Should you have any questions, please call the project team at any time on 1800 105 105.

Kind regards,

West Gate Tunnel Project engagement team


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Thursday 2 February

7A – 7D Welcome to Year 7 Day, 8:45AM

Trinity Shop, 2:00PM – 4:00PM

Year 7 Information Night, 6:30PM Centre for the Arts

VCE Study Night, 6:30PM

Year 8 Information Night, 6:45PM Meet Teachers, 7:00PM Information Commences, Arnold Hall


Friday 3 February

7E – 7H Welcome to Year 7 Day, 8:45AM

Senior School Play Rehearsal, 3:30PM P&F Hall


Saturday 4 February

AGSV Year Level Summer Sport resumes

Nagambie Regatta, Nagambie Lakes Regatta Centre

Senior School Play Rehearsal, 10:00AM P&F Hall

Trinity Shop, 10:30AM – 12:30PM

Scholarship Examination, 2:00PM Centre for the Arts

Junior School Scholarship Testing Day, 2:00PM


Monday 6 February

Mouth Guard Fittings

Final Day for change of sport and sport exemptions requests for winter sports

Trinity Ruyton Year 9 Play Rehearsal, 3:30PM Royce Theatre, Ruyton

Year 9 Information Night, Online 6:30PM

Year 10 Information Night, Online 7:00PM


Tuesday 7 February

VCE Study Night, 6:30PM

OTGA Committee Meeting, 7:00PM


Wednesday 8 February

Late Enrolment Test Year 7 – 10

Year 11 Information Night, Online 6:30PM

Year 12 Information Night, Online 7:00PM


Thursday 9 February

Year 6 Leadership Day, 9:00AM

High Achievers’ Assembly, 1:30PM

Trinity Shop, 2:00PM – 4:00PM

High Achievers’ Afternoon Tea, 2:25PM

VCE Study Night, 6:30PM

Parents’ Welcome Drinks, 6:30PM Centre for the Arts


Friday 10 February

Junior School Captains’ Induction Service, 9:00AM Centre for the Arts

Junior School AGSV Swimming Trial, 1:30PM Ivanhoe Grammar School

Senior School Play Rehearsal, 3:30PM P&F Hall


Saturday 11 February

Head of Schoolboys Regatta, Lake Wendouree – Ballarat Canoe Club

RV Schools – Junior Boys Regatta, Barwon Rowing Club

Official Opening and Naming of the new Tennis Courts, 10:30AM Bulleen

Senior School Play Rehearsal, 2:00PM P&F Hall


Sunday 12 February

Senior School Music Camp commences, 9:00AM


Monday 13 February

Year 8A & 8B Gippsland Lakes Camp commences, 8:30AM

Senior School Music Camp concludes, 3:15PM

Trinity Ruyton Year 9 Play Rehearsal, 3:30PM Royce Theatre, Ruyton

ELC – Year 6 Parent Teacher Interviews, Online 3:30PM


Tuesday 14 February

ELC – Year 6 Parent Teacher Interviews, Online 3:30PM

VCE Study Night, 6:30PM

Cowey Club Meeting, 7:00PM Lion Room

Parents’ Association Meeting, 7:00PM

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