Edition 1, Term 1 2022
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From the Principal
What a joy it has been to welcome back our students and to get on with the business of teaching, learning and caring again. Whereas we are not entirely seamless and there are COVID challenges already, and ahead, the general spirit around the School has been pleasing to witness.
Every school year brings with it a strong sense of newness. Our learning community is joined by many new students across the year levels and have welcomed new staff over the last week as we orientated them to Trinity. Of course, returning students have ‘stepped up’ to new year levels and many have literally grown up over summer! Physically, we have rejuvenated the Birrell Oval, replaced ageing tiles and renewed building cladding, repainted and recarpeted many areas, and generally sought to improve the physical setting for all. The works at Bulleen have yielded new tennis courts and an improved road as well. We have been busy.
Perhaps the strongest sense of newness, though, is that of a promise of more consistent onsite schooling this year than we have had for the last two years. Despite COVID’s presence, the substantive components of school are underway, including classroom attendance, sport, music, drama and much more. Whereas we are restricting parental access and delaying some events in anticipation of further ‘opening up’ in weeks to come, the core business of life at Trinity is underway. We are very grateful for that.
You have received by now the FAQs document that is hosted on the School’s Covid-19 Information Hub. It is being updated as necessary, so please visit it for clarification as needed. Today is also the day when most families will receive their children’s RAT tests. Information regarding them is on the Hub.
As we step through the mild uncertainty of the next four weeks, we will communicate with you regarding matters of general interest in the normal way. If there is specific information regarding ‘close contact’ status for a cohort, class, or team, for instance, that information will go directly to those affected rather than being broadcasted.
As ever, the best way to ensure the collective safety of our people is to ensure that anyone of us who is unwell should not come to school.
All the best to all students, staff and families for the very many adventures ahead.
From the ELC
We warmly welcome all our new and returning families to Trinity Grammar Early Learning Centre for 2022.
The beginning of the new school year is such an exciting time for both children and parents as the children commence or continue their educational journey in the ELC. This can also be a time of uncertainty as the children take these first big steps into their new learning environments and begin to form new relationships with educators and peers.
The current focus for our educators is on building strong, positive relationships with children and families and creating a secure and nurturing environment for the children.
Much planning and preparation has been put into the early learning programs and learning environments for the beginning of the year. We know that it promises to be a wonderfully rich year of learning and discovery for the children.
Director of the Early Learning Centre
From the Junior School
Hello everyone and welcome to the 2022 scholastic year. We’d like to extend a special greeting to all the new families who have joined the Trinity Junior School community this year.
On Tuesday morning we welcomed our new boys and staff to the school, and we talked about our values and the behaviours expected of a Trinity Grammar School student.
We also talked about how we need to accept differences in others and the importance of taking responsibility for your actions. That individual differences make us stronger, smarter and more tolerant as a community. This term we are particularly focussing on respecting the rights and views of others, and having an open heart to friendships with people that may have different backgrounds or interests to ourselves.
Through their own journey, the boys will understand you can’t be good at everything, and they’ll need to trust those around them to help get things done. Everyone has strengths, and everyone brings value to a team. Taking responsibility for their mistakes will help the healing process and allow the community to move forward.
Students new to our Junior School may face challenges with new places, faces and routines. Rest assured our existing Trinity students and our caring staff will do their best to make the new boys feel welcome and supported.
I really enjoyed seeing all the boys as I made my way around the classrooms.
Head of Junior School
From the Senior School
It has been very exciting to have our whole school back on campus together. On Monday, 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.
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.
Deputy Principal, Head of Senior School
Although we’ve had a somewhat COVID-affected start to the calendar this year, in terms of community engagement, there is much to look forward to including the Parent Welcome Evening which has been rescheduled to Thursday 10 March at 6.30pm. Held outside, this event is a wonderful opportunity to meet new families and staff. A formal invitation will be sent in the coming days.
The annual Stephen Jones Be Glorious Leadership Breakfast will be held in the Members Dining Room, MCC on Wednesday 16 February at 6.45am. Ticket are still available for this event HERE.
Additionally, if you would like to lend a hand, or get to know your TGS community a little more, there are a number of Parents’ Association Sub-Committees you can join in 2022.
- Class Representatives
- Cowey Club (Rowing)
- Founders’ Day Fair Committee
- Fine Foods Committee
- Friends of Drama
- Friends of F1 in Schools
- Friends of Harambee
- Friends of Music
- Friends of Snowsports
- Friends of Visual Art
- Green and Gold Ball Committee
- Oaks Day Lunch Committee
- Secondhand Book Sale
- Secondhand Uniform Shop
- Trinity Kayaking Supporters
- TLC Community Support Group
Please contact us at email@example.com if you would like to join.
Finally, don’t forget to join the PA Committee for their first committee meeting for 2022 on Tuesday 15 February at 7.00pm (online).
Director of Community Engagement
Wednesday February 2
Regular classes commence
Music Ensembles and Lessons commence
Year 10 Careers Testing
ELC – Year 6 Information Evening, 7:00PM Online
Thursday February 3
Welcome to Trinity 7A-7D, Bulleen 8:45AM
AAS Testing 7E – 7H, 9:00AM
Year 7 Information Night, 7:00PM Online
Year 8 Information Night, 7:30PM Online
Friday February 4
Welcome to Trinity 7E-7H Bulleen 8:45AM
AAS Testing 7A – 7D, 9:00AM
AGSV Swimming Trials commence, 3.30PM
Saturday February 5
AGSV Year Level Sport resumes
Trinity Shop 10.30AM – 12:30PM
Academic Scholarship Examinations, 12:00PM
Sunday February 6
Music Scholarship Auditions, 9:00AM
Boarders Orientation Day, Gumbaya World, 8:00AM
Monday February 7
Final Day for change of sport and sport exemption requests (Winter Sport)
Mouth Guard Fitting
Year 9 Information Night, 7:00PM Online
Year 10 Information Night, 7:30PM Online
Tuesday February 8
First House Assembly, 8:15AM
OTGA Committee Meeting, 7:00PM Online
Wednesday February 9
Year 11 Information Night, 7:00PM Online
Year 12 Information Night, 7:30PM Online
Thursday February 10
Year 6 Project, Bulleen
High Achievers Assembly, 9:45AM (TBC)
Trinity Shop, 2:00PM-4:00PM
Friday February 11
Late Enrollment AAS Testing, 8:15AM
JS Captains’ Inductions Service, 8:30AM Online (Live stream)
AGSV Swimming Trials, 3.30PM
Parents Welcome Drinks, 6:30PM To Be Confirmed
Saturday February 12
JS AGSV Swimming Trial, 9:00AM
Senior School Music Camp. 2:00PM
*Dates are subject to change following Government announcements on COVID-19 lockdown protocols.