Edition 1, Term 2 2022
From the Principal
It was great to welcome back our students and staff to school for what we trust will be a great term. Today at our extraordinary ANZAC Assembly – one of the highlights as a whole school event each year – I spoke to those in attendance, and those attending online in their classrooms, about character. In the face of challenge, the character of our servicemen and servicewomen through recent history in many chapters of war has been shaped, forged or revealed. They have had to respond in times of crisis, often ill-equipped or naïve as they were. They were often going into unknown and hostile territory with scant context or training. They were called upon to exercise courage – the courage of facing battle, of course, but also the courage of facing difference and uncertainty.
As part of my reflection, I noted that amongst the various interactions I had enjoyed with Trinity over the years – too often having my sporting teams beaten by them while working at other AGSV schools, to be honest- my peak experience was a combined Trinity and Camberwell Grammar Kokoda Track expedition in 2005. Around ten students from each school and some staff tackled the famous track together. It was innovative to say the least. Bringing the two “traditional” rivals together on a shared experience was possibly bold in the eyes of some. But it worked. It was a great trip.
Having been fortunate enough to have been on Kokoda a number of times, I have walked with many groups. The 2005 trip was notable for the cohesion that the group demonstrated – against the odds, perhaps! And that cohesion was created due to a shared experience, undoubtedly, but also because of the character of those involved. I learned lots about Trinity’s culture while spending time with those students, as they projected a willingness to tackle adversity (walking Kokoda is no easy feat), a inclination to be inclusive and a strong sense of wanting to serve others less fortunate than themselves.
As we start Term 2, we do so with the opportunity to reflect that character demonstrated by those who fought at Kokoda and those Trinity students who followed in their footsteps. There is always something new and uncertain at the start of a term. There is always challenge. But there is also always opportunity to tackle adversity in whatever form it takes, to be inclusive at every opportunity and to serve others consistently. As I found out perhaps more than ever on the trip in 2005, that is the Trinity way.
From the Junior School
Welcome back to all boys, staff and parents. I trust everyone had a restful school holiday break ready for Term 2. Whilst it is a relief that we no longer are required to wear masks in the Junior School, we need to remain appropriately vigilant and cautious as we make our way towards the winter months. We are mindful of vulnerable members in our community.
A revised version of the Term 2 calendar dates, including incursions and excursions for the Junior School, will be shared with families in this first week of Term 2. Please make careful note of events which involve your son. Wednesday morning, 27 April, all students in Years 3 to 6 will attend an ANZAC service with the Senior School. The ELC to Year 2 will also have their own modified version of an ANZAC service at the same time.
Whilst there isn’t a Musical Production planned for this year, Prep to Year 5 will be presenting class plays at the end of either this term, or later next term. Dates for each year level will be communicated shortly so please stay tuned for those. All plays will take place in the South Room and commence at 7.00pm.
A quick reminder that all boys should be wearing their full winter uniform to school from the beginning of Term 2. Hats may be worn in the playground, but they are not compulsory. For further details please refer to the school diary on page 136.
We look forward to a term filled with learning, laughter and adventure.
Head of Junior School
From the Senior School
Anzac Dawn Service
Trinity School and Vice Captains attended The Anzac Day Dawn service at the Hawthorn War Memorial. School Captain, Oscar Brown, read “In Flanders Field” as part of a moving Dawn Service.
A reminder that we are now in Winter Uniform. In particular, for sport, boys should wear their Trinity Slicker or Rugby Jumper as an outer garment to and from matches/training and green tracksuit pants should also be worn (not grey or blue ones!).
Student ID cards will be distributed this week. In the event that cards are lost, they will be replaced at a cost of $10.
Hockey, Football, Soccer and Rugby had practice tournaments/games or pre-season camps over the holidays in readiness for the start of the season. Thank you to all staff who gave up their holidays to supervise these sessions.
Sport training for all teams resumes this week, with AGSV year level matches beginning on 7 May. This Friday afternoon, 29 April, the Cross Country Team commence their season and the First XVIII Football team play Ivanhoe, with their game being played under lights at Bulleen from 6.00pm. Spectators are most welcome.
Year 10 Camp/Work Experience
We wish our Year 10s all the best for their alternate program for Week 2 of this term.
Year 10 A-D: Work experience 2 May – 6 May
Year 10 E-H: Outdoor Education experiences 29 April – 6 May
Thank you to Mr Cleary and Mrs Ward for their endeavours to organise such interesting and worthwhile experiences.
P/T Interviews Term 2
Information will be available shortly for arrangements regarding bookings for the following Parent/Teacher interviews:
- Years 7/8 Interviews will be held on Monday 9 May, via Microsoft Teams
- Years 9/10 Interviews will be held on Monday 16 May, via Microsoft Teams
Deputy Principal, Head of Senior School
Thursday 28 April
JS SSV State Swimming Carnival, MSAC
Year 10 E – F Outdoor Education Gear Packing
VCE and Careers Expo
Friday 29 April
AGSV Boys Firsts Football & Cross Country competition commences
Year 10 E – F Outdoor Education Trip commences
Year 7 Mother’s Day Breakfast, Centre for the Arts, 6:50AM
TGS Firsts Football Vs Ivanhoe Grammar, Bulleen, 6:00PM
Saturday 30 April
Trinity Shop 10:30AM – 12:30PM
Trinity Ruyton Musical Saturday Rehearsal, 2:00PM
Monday 2 May
Year 3 to 6 After School co-curricular activities commence
No Unit one Ruyton classes Period 1 – 6
Year 10 A – D Work Experience commences
AGSV 2021 Golf Championship, Spring Valley Golf Course
Tuesday 3 May
Henty House Breakfast & Chapel, 7:15AM
VSAC All Schools Swimming AGSV, MSAC, 4:45PM
Kent Hughes House Chapel & Dinner, 6:30PM
Wednesday 4 May
No Ruyton classes Period 5 & 6
Music Scholar’s Concert, Centre for the Arts 7:00PM
Thursday 5 May
No Ruyton classes Period 1 – 6
ELC 4 Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea, 2:00PM
Trinity Shop 2:00PM – 4:00PM
Friday 6 May
Year 10 A – D Work Experience concludes
Year 10 E – F Outdoor Education Camp concludes
Junior School Mother’s Day Breakfast, Centre for the Arts 6:50AM
Year 4 Round Robin at PEGS 12:00PM
ELC 3 Mother’s Day Afternoon Tea, 2:00PM
Saturday 7 May
AGSV Year Level Winter Sport commences
Trinity Ruyton Musical Rehearsal, 2:000PM
Monday 9 May
VSAC All School Swimming Representative Team, MSAC 3:00PM
Year 7 & 8 Parent Teacher Interviews Online 3:45PM
Wednesday 11 May
Senior School House Athletics, Duncan Mackinnon Reserve
*Dates are subject to change following Government announcements on COVID-19 lockdown protocols.