Edition 3, Term 4 – 2018
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FROM THE HEADMASTER
Year 12 boys conclude their exams next week, and from all reports everything has gone well to date. The VCE results come out on Friday 14 December.
This week also sees celebrations of the founding of the school in 1902, with Founders’ Day Services on Wednesday. The theme of my address at each Service will be the 100th Anniversary of the end of WWI on Sunday, and we will be observing a minute’s silence in honour of the fallen. On this note, I went to the movies on Sunday and saw Journey’s End. It’s a harrowing story of five days in the trenches in France in March 1918. It was a sobering way to spend part of Remembrance Day and served as yet another reminder of the calamity of warfare.
On Monday night, I had the pleasure of opening the Design and Information Technology Exhibition in the Tudor Centre. The exhibition is on display all this week and if you get a chance to pay a visit you will be amazed at the creativity of our students in Years 6 to 12 in this all-important area of our curriculum offering.
Our Year 9 China Dinners conclude this week, and I congratulate the boys on their presentations this term. I’d also like to thank all the staff involved in the China Program. Much time and effort went into providing our boys with the opportunity to visit and immerse themselves in an Asian culture.
The big upcoming event, of course, is the Fair on Sunday 18 November from 10.00am to 4.00pm. I look forward to seeing as many families as possible on the day.
Phil De Young
NOTICES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
2018 Student Residential Address Collection Notice
The Australian Government Department of Education and Training (the department) has requested that your child’s school provide a statement of addresses, in accordance with the Australian Education Regulation 2013 (Cth) (the Regulation).
A statement of addresses contains:
- Student residential address (not student names)
- Student level of education (i.e. whether the student is a primary or secondary student)
- Student boarding school status (i.e. whether the student is boarding or a day student)
- Names and residential addresses of the student’s parent(s) and/or guardian(s)
What you need to do:
You are not required to do anything. Your school is responsible for providing the requested details to the department, however, please ensure that your school has the most up-to-date and correct details for your family.
For more information regarding this data collection, please read the notice from the Department of Education and Training
JUNIOR SCHOOL NEWS
2018 Junior School Presentation Night (Year 3 – 6)
You are warmly invited to attend the Year 3-6 Junior School Presentation Night on Thursday 6 December. This evening is our opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of our Junior School students.
Date: Thursday 6 December 2018
Time: 7.15pm for a prompt 7.30pm start
Venue: Peter McIntyre Gym, Trinity Grammar School
Uniform: All Year 3-6 students must be in attendance in their full winter uniform.
Please note that entry to this event is general admission – tickets will not need to be purchased.
Junior School Playground
There has been significant works around the Taffs Oval and Junior School play spaces, as works have commenced on the refurbishment and redevelopment of the oval and playground.
Our boys are witness to the massive changes to the play area, and there is obvious joy for many boys who are excited by big machines at work. The view from the upstairs classrooms in the Junior School is terrific.
With the refurbishment comes a number of trials for the boys as play spaces become limited around the school. We are fortunate to have use of part of the Senior School oval, the back courts and the Batson Quadrangle. The boys mostly play very well, but the limited space can sometimes mean frayed tempers. Staff and student leaders are working hard to ensure all of our boys are happy.
The new playground is scheduled to be open for the commencement of the 2019 academic year. The plans of the new playground can be viewed here.
In-Line Speed Skating State Champion
Congratulations to James Robinson (Year 6) who dominated the indoor and outdoor arenas in the State In-Line Speed Skating Competition for the third year in a row. The fierce competition and the determination shown by James saw him break all his previous records to bring home a staggering seven gold medals – a truly remarkable performance.
SSV State Athletics Carnival
Congratulations to our U11 4 x 100m Athletics Relay team which came second at the SSV State Athletics Championships on Monday 29 October. In near perfect conditions, the team of Charlie Sammartino, Mackenzie Martin, Oliver Michail and Will Katic finished strongly. A special mention to Karen Moir – mother of Mitchell (Year 8) and Josh (Year 11) – for sharpening up the boys baton changes and preparing the team for this event.
Director of Sport and Cocurricular Activities – Junior School
SENIOR SCHOOL NEWS
Due to the exams being moved back one day, Friday 16 November will be the final day of classes for Year 11. Examinations begin on Tuesday 20 November.
Founders’ Day Service
On Wednesday 14 November we will celebrate 116 years since Trinity was founded. We will hold our annual services at Holy Trinity with Year 7s, and with the entire Senior School in Period 6 at which Mr Bill Schofield (OTG 1957) will be our guest speaker. Bill currently has two grandsons at Trinity. We will also include our thoughts and prayers in acknowledgement of Remembrance Day (Sunday 11 November).
Founders’ Day Fair
The annual Trinity Fair will be held this Sunday 18 November between 10.00am – 4.00pm. We invite all families and friends to attend, enjoy and purchase a delicious meal from one of the food trucks, show off your dog in the Pooch Parade, pick up your 2XU purchases, dunk the Headmaster, buy a cake, jams, sauces, vintage, The Mitre Cookbook, play with the animals or pick up a bargain on the Silent Auction. Music and entertainment will run all day, so come along relax in good company in true Trinity style.
Congratulations to Ben Wilcox who scored 108 against Assumption on Saturday. His name will be added to the Century of Centuries Bat in front foyer of School.
Congratulations also to Torren Arthur (8D) and Oscar Brown (8E) for being selected to represent the North East Falcons and Inner East Emus respectively in the Cricket Victoria U14 Youth Premier League Carnivals in December. Jack Stewart (10F) has been selected to represent the Inner East Emus in the Cricket Victoria U16 Youth Premier League Carnival in January, while Paul Lindsay (10G), Dan McNab (11HE) and Doug Warren (11KH) were selected for the Inner East Emus to compete in the Cricket Victoria U/18 Youth Premier League Carnival in January. These boys will all have the opportunity to compete against the best talent in the state for their age group. We wish them all the best.
Design and Technology Exhibition
The annual Design and Technology Exhibition was opened last Monday. The exhibition will remain open this week in the Tudor Centre. There are some magnificent pieces of furniture and some excellent models by the younger boys, as well as the F1 in Schools display, and the Information Technology exhibits. It is well worth a look.
Blessing of the Fleet
‘The Oarsmen Song’ by Steve Fairbairn begins ‘The willowy sway of the hands away, And the water boiling aft, The elastic spring and the steely fling That drives the flying craft.’ To these words our rowers reflect on their journey so far with the blessing of the fleet and its’ Captain of Boats Aleksander Gillian and Vice-Captain Tom Truscott by Rev’d Matt Campbell. A celebration to mark the beginning of the rowing season, the blessing is great day for all our families to come together and be grateful for the lessons taught on and off the river. We thank the Cowey Club for the feast provided and look forward to seeing our Trinity Senior boys race The Melbourne Head on 17 November and Head of the Yarra on 24 November.
Teacher-in-Charge of Rowing
To view the latest edition of the Careers Newsletter please click here.
The Leaning Tower of Pisa was designed by architect Bonnano Pisano and took 176 years to complete. It was built in 1174 as the bell tower beside Pisa Cathedral. Over $25 million has been spent trying to straighten its famous ‘lean’. The slant is the result of two major design flaws: minimal foundations laid on marshland. A building that will stand tall needs strong foundations!
At this year’s Founders’ Day Service at Holy Trinity Anglican Church we celebrate the founders of our school. We give thanks to God for the dedication, vision and hard work of those who have gone before us. We are also thankful for strong, secure buildings, but even more thankful as we continue to see Trinity boys growing strong and tall, built on solid foundations of faith, gratitude and service.
Jesus’ story about building on rock and not on sand still speaks to those who value Christian character.
Junior School Chaplain
Invitation to Cultural Evensong
Trinity families are warmly invited to a Cultural Evensong on Sunday 25 November in St Paul’s Cathedral, commencing with fellowship at 4.30pm and the service at 6.00pm. The Evensong will recognise and celebrate our unity and our diversity. Please click here to view more details.
After-School Music Recitals
Music students are warmly encouraged to perform in this term’s after-school recitals which start at 3.30pm
- Week 7 Tuesday 20 November
To enrol for a recital, please email Therese McCoppin, Head of Strings
Community Choir at the Carol Service
It’s not too late to join! Members of the Trinity Community are warmly invited to join the TGS Community Choir for the 2018 Carol Service at St Paul’s Cathedral. We welcome singers of all ages and voice types to join the TGS choirs for this magnificent annual event. The choral repertoire that has been selected for this year’s service is beautiful, inspiring and accessible.
Preliminary rehearsals will be held in the evening from 7.00pm – 9.00pm in the Music School:
- Tuesday 13 November CANCELLED
- Thursday 15 November
- Tuesday 20 November
- Thursday 22 November
- Tuesday 27 November
- Thursday 9 November
- Sunday 2 December, 1.00pm – 4.00pm, South Room (with all other choirs and the orchestra)
Service of Lessons and Carols
Date: Friday 7 December
Venue: St Paul’s Cathedral
For further information contact Kevin Kelley, Head of Choral Music
Music at the Founders’ Day Fair
|TIME||MAIN STAGE||SMALL + EXCLUSIVE STAGE|
|10.15am||JS CONCERT BAND||AWESOME OBOES|
|10.30am||INTERMEDIATE/MITRE BAND||GUITAR ENSEMBLE 1|
|11.00am||SYMPHONIC WIND||GUITAR ENSEMBLE 2|
|11.30am||STAGE BAND/JUNIOR JAZZ||CLARION ENSEMBLE|
|12.00pm||Community performers||BRASS ENSEMBLE|
|12.30pm||Community performers||SAX ENSEMBLE|
|1.00pm||Community performers||FLUTE ENSEMBLE|
|1.30pm||Community performers||PERCUSSION ENSEMBLE|
State Hockey Honours
Congratulations to Old Boys Andrew Philpott (OTG 2007), Andrew Smith (OTG 1996) and James Webster (OTG 2008) who were recently named in the Victorian Vikings All-Star Team (senior state) hockey. Selection in this team recognises these OTGs as being among the very best players and coaches of the past 17 years.
Annual Oaks Day Lunch
Our Oaks Day Lunch was a sell out! Thanks especially to our committee Karissa Marston, Natalie Watson and Simone Hartin who put on a wonderful day and all the parents who attended and supported the day.
Thanks to Carol-Ann Wong who has taken over the Café Coordinator role for 2019. Our thanks and best wishes go to Sue McNally, who has seamlessly managed this role over the years as her four boys completed their schooling at TGS. Term 4 rosters are now open for volunteers to sign up by clicking here. Café duty runs daily from 9.30am until approximately 1.30pm.
The Trinity Shop will next open :
Thursday 15 November: 2.00pm- 4.00pm
- Pricing: Carolyn Crouch, Debbie Browning, Janice Bland
- Sales: Deborah Hunt, Diane DiStefano, Kate Curnow
Sunday 18 November: 10.00pm – 2.00pm
- Pricing: Carolyn Crouch, Liz Beasley, Kylie Oliver, Juli Moran, Julie Limmer
- Sales: Susan Lane, Melinda Nash, Elizabeth Trott, Robyn Walker
Tuesday 27 November: 1.00pm – 4.00pm
- Pricing: Carolyn Crouch, Liz Beasley, Juli Moran
- Sales: Susan Lane, Melinda Nash, Elizabeth Trott, Robyn Walker
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. Thanks to all who support the Trinity Shop and to our parent volunteers who provide this service.
Secondhand Textbook Sale
Please note the secondhand text book sale will run on Saturday 8 December from 9.00am – 11.00am unless sold out earlier.
More information on the sale, available books and how to volunteer to follow over the coming weeks.
Parents’ Association Meeting
A Special General Meeting of the Parents’ Association for 2018 will be held:
Date: Tuesday 20 November 2018
Venue: East Room, Peter Crawley Centre for the Arts
Business: Automatic acceptance of parents and guardians as Parents’ Association members, Quorum at General Meetings
Please note the venue and the new start time.
The Mitre Cookbook
Get in early to order your copy of The Mitre Cookbook – a collection of cherished recipes from our community, accompanied by beautiful photographs of the food and the School. This is a perfect Christmas present or memento.
We will be selling copies at the Founders’ Day Fair, but to pre-order, please click here.
Price – $40 per book (to be picked up from the Fair or from the School after 18 November)
OR $40 + $10 postage within Australia (per book)
Year 12 Parents’ Drinks
Date: Saturday 24 November
Cost: $40 per person will include generous finger food, beer and soft drinks. BYO wine.
Year 5 End-of-Year Drinks
Date: Thursday 30 November
Venue: Flatiron Side Door, 72 Willsmere Road, Kew
RSVP:Please click here to book. You can purchase food/drinks at bar prices on the night.
ELC End of Year Picnic!
Date: Saturday 1 December
Venue: Anderson Park, Anderson Rd, Hawthorn East.
RSVP: to Olivia Constantinou by 24 November
FOUNDERS’ DAY FAIR
Book your Unlimited Rides Wristband by clicking here
Have you entered your dog in the Pooch Parade?
Fantastic prizes to be won by Trinity Pooches for best trick, best outfit and cutest dog – PLUS an overall best in show! Only $5.00 to enter. Contact Fiorella for more information.
Pull on your oven mitts, and get ready to donate cakes, slices and biscuits to the Cake Stall!
A cake pack was sent home with your son last week. Please remember to check your son’s bag/retrieve them from lockers and get baking on the Friday night. On Fair Day, the Cake Stall will be located in the Senior School Staff Room – entry is via the main Senior School gate on Charles Street. Items can be dropped off on Saturday 17 November between 3.00pm and 5.00pm, or on Fair Day – Sunday 18 November from 8.00am.
Got goodies to donate?
- Soft drink donations – 375ml cans. Please drop off to Hudson House by end Friday 16 November.
- Vinyl, CDs, DVDs – clear out your groovy tunes and drop off your old music and movies to Hudson House by end Friday 16 November
- Jewellery donations also needed, so pop your glittering goodies in the special box. Necklaces, rings, antique jewellery, silver, gold and even Diamonds all welcome and GREATLY APPRECIATED.
Can be dropped off to Hudson House or call Anastasia for pick-up 0411 398 456
Lake Eyre salt – available at the Trinity Fair
Salt from Lake Eyre (Kati Thanda), South Australia, will be on sale at the Trinity fair. Available in 100g packs for $5 each, look for them at the Fine Foods Stall. All money raised will help support the Marree Indigenous Culture Centre.
Have you planned your day?
A wonderful line-up of entertainment, music, face painters, balloon artists, animals, rides and all the wonderful stalls await you on Fair Day!
- Groove to the Silent Disco
- Dunk the Headmaster in Drown the Clown
- Munch on a taco or a slice of pizza from the food trucks
- Place a wager on Brownie the Alpaca
- Enjoy the Chinese Cultural Display
- Rock out to the Japanese drummers
- Enjoy the TGS musicians
- Dance to the 80’s band
See you this Sunday as we celebrate our diversity.