Newsletter: Edition 2, Term 4 – 2023
From the Principal
Early Learning Centre
From the Principal
It has been a warmly emotional week in the Trinity sphere, yet a challenging week in the global context.
The departure of our Year 12s over recent days was indeed emotional. The epic St Paul’s Cathedral event and the sublime candle ceremony in our own Chapel honoured Trinity tradition and our current cohort in equal measure. The MCG Valedictory and the myriad other activities also contributed to an appropriately wistful farewell. It is fair to say, though, that the week’s terrific celebrations took place against a challenging social backdrop.
The deeply regretful and divisive nature of the national conversation regarding the referendum on the weekend has been hard to watch. Additionally, the latest re-emergence of the conflict in the Middle East has been confronting for all.
As a school community, we are made up of a broad array of cultural backgrounds and, likely, opinions. We also have in our care a share of the influences on perspectives of 1,500 young people. It is a heady responsibility to try and make sense with them of some aspects of the tensions mentioned above, especially noting the public facing commentary underway.
Our students directly affected by these macro events, and their families, are in our community’s thoughts. All else are indirectly affected as well. Whether it is the verbally divisive nature of our domestic debate, or the physically violent landscape of overseas, we have the imperative as the school and school families to impress on our young people the need to exercise tolerance, kindness and inclusion. We cannot know the stress that those around us may be enduring at any time, but we can predict that in heightened times, heightened responses are likely. Others need our care and goodwill at times such as these. To intentionally replay or reflect the attitude of difficulties experienced in clutch conflicts overseas here in our school community would be unproductive, unkind and “un-Trinity.”
Personally, it is an interesting time to be considering global matters. Next week, after the Year 12s have safely negotiated their English exam, I will be going overseas for a short sabbatical. I will be attending a Leadership course at King’s College London as well as meeting with alumni and conducting school visits. I also have some strategic conversations with potential partners. On the way back, amongst other activities, I will be visiting other Old Trinity Grammarians in the US and I will be coming back in time for the Founders’ Day Fair on Remembrance Day (and I hope to see you there!).
While I am away, Deputy Principal Susan Hill will be Acting Principal. She will be ably supported by Director of Leadership Lauren Borschmann, who will be Acting Head of Senior School. It will be a neat balance alongside her role as Acting Head of Junior School earlier in the year. I thank them both in advance.
After the emotion of last week’s farewells, our Year 12s are hard at work gearing up for their various exams. We wish them well and trust that the culmination of their long school journeys will be satisfying.
Early Learning Centre
One of the many advantages of being in a school community of ELC to Year 12 students is the opportunity for cross-age connections to be fostered. Meeting new people of all ages is always exciting for our ELC students, especially this week when a group of Year 12 students visited us.
In 2010 18 ELC boys finished at the ELC and moved onto Prep at Trinity.
As the end of Year 12 is approaching we welcomed the students back into our space to farewell them. As the students reminisced and engaged with our current ELC students there were smiles and laughter and in a moment of time the stresses of Year 12 vanished and the wonder of play and nature took over. We know that learning is an amazing journey of discovery for children that unfolds and complexifies over time, but just for a moment this week the Year 12 students re engaged with the magic of play back in the ELC.
We wish all our Year 12 students all the best for upcoming exams and new beginnings.
Director of the Early Learning Centre
Camping program continues
This Monday, the Year 6 cohort set off to Canberra for a weeklong camp exploring our nation’s capital as part of their PYP How We Organise Ourselves unit focussing on how different government systems may promote social justice. Students will be visiting numerous places including Parliament House, Australian Electoral Commission, the Mint, the National Gallery and National Library of Australia as well as the National War Memorial. These venues enable students to see many elements of government in action, and we are very much looking forward to seeing parliament in session from the gallery. There are a number of other exciting activities including visiting the facilities at the AIS, Questacon, bike rides and more.
The 2022 Year 6 Cohort at Parliament House
This week also sees the Prep and Year 1 games afternoon and the Year 2 sleepover commence on Thursday afternoon. Beginning camp like experiences early in their education is an important part of the journey for our young people as they become accustomed to these experiences in a familiar environment. In Week 4 our Year 5 cohort will head to Sovereign Hill and the camps program concludes with Year 4 heading away to Warrnambool in Week 7 of this term.
Year 5 students dressed in costume at Sovereign Hill in 2022
Deputy Head of Junior School
Junior AGSV Athletics Carnival – Friday 6 October
Congratulations to our entire team of 45 athletes who recently competed at the AGSV Athletics Carnival on Friday 6 October. In challenging weather conditions earlier in the day our team performed well with many personal best results achieved in a variety of track and field events. Certainly a highlight for the day was Freddie Quilty (5A) breaking the 11 Years 1500m record of 4min 55sec which was set back in 2014. The new record for the 11 Years 1500m is now 4min 51sec.
Congratulations and well done to all the students who participated on the day and a huge thank you to the staff who assisted throughout the entire day.
Director of Junior School Sport and Cocurricular Activities
2023 Junior School Gala Concert
“With music, one’s whole future life is brightened. This is such a treasure in life that it helps us over many troubles and difficulties. Music is nourishment, a comforting elixir. Music multiplies all that is beautiful and of value in life.” – Zoltan Kodaly
Last Wednesday evening, 215 students from ELC to Year 6 demonstrated their commitment to learning, ability to work as a team and joy in making music through wonderful performances at the Junior School Gala Concert. From the beginners taking their very first bow, to the advanced players in Year 6, all gave of their best and made their teachers and their families very proud.
The quality of the music is a testimony to the dedication and talent of the Trinity music teachers, who continue to raise the standard every year. It is no wonder that our Junior School Ensembles are bursting at the seams! Families will also recognise how much hard work it takes to become a proficient musician, able to take part in such a performance. Congratulations to all the students for an impressive and inspiring concert!
Mrs Susan Searle
Junior Music Coordinator
Australian Mathematics Competition (AMC)
This year, 685 students from Years 3-8 and Years 10-12 enthusiastically participated in the Australian Maths Competition (AMC). Unfortunately, Year 9 students were engaged in off-campus activities during this period. The AMC is more than a competition; it’s a platform that encourages critical thinking, complex problem-solving, and a profound love for mathematics.
Out of our participants, 644 students were honoured with awards, spanning from the prestigious Peter O’Halloran Award to Proficiency certificates. Among them, seven students stood out as prize winners and AMC medallists. Remarkably, three achieved a perfect score, earning the prestigious Peter O’Halloran Award, while two claimed the Best in School title.
Our exceptional high achievers are:
- Max Jian (Year 6): Peter O’Halloran Award and Prize (Upper Primary-Year 6)
- Alvin Lin (Year 6): Peter O’Halloran Award and Prize (Upper Primary-Year 6)
- Lachlan Zhou (Year 6): Peter O’Halloran Award and Prize (Upper Primary-Year 6)
- Joseph Chen (Year 4): Best in School and Prize (Middle Primary-Year 4)
- Eason Yang (Year 10): Best in School and Prize (Intermediate-Year 10)
- David Wang (Year 5): Prize (Upper Primary-Year 5 division)
- Ethan Peng (Year 6): Prize (Junior-Year 7)
In addition, we had:
- 47 students achieving a High Distinction certificate (top 3% in their year level in Victoria)
- 172 students receiving a Distinction certificate (top 20% in their year level in Victoria)
- 244 students obtaining a Credit certificate (top 55% in their year level in Victoria)
- 169 students earning a Proficiency certificate (indicating satisfactory competence in mathematics and problem-solving).
Congratulations to all AMC awardees who have significantly contributed to the school’s success in the AMC. Even those without awards have demonstrated commendable results. All students are encouraged to continue their participation in competitions and developing their problem-solving abilities, fostering a lifelong love for mathematics.
A list of awardees who received Prizes, High Distinctions, Distinctions and Credits can be found on the MyTGS here.
Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge – Round 2
The Bebras Computational Thinking Challenge, an internationally renowned competition, promotes computational thinking skills and digital technologies concepts.
From logical data organisation to algorithm creation, participants in teams of up to four or individually demonstrate their problem-solving prowess.
This year, 201 students from years 3 to 10 volunteered to participate.
Most noteworthy are the achievements of the 10 students listed below, who achieved a perfect score of 135! This has earnt them a place on the Bebras Honour Roll.
- Axel Fedele (Year 4)
- Rocky Yu (Year 4)
- Christopher W. Hu (Year 6)
- Max Jian (Year 6)
- Zehao Lin (Alvin) (Year 6)
- Felix Liu (Year 6)
- David Ma (Year 6)
- Ethan Peng (Year 6)
- Arnold Sun (Year 6)
- Ivan Zhang (Year 6)
Congratulations to all participants for their outstanding achievements, enthusiasm for learning and tackling challenging problems! A list of awardees can be found at the 2023 Hall of Fame Bebras Round 2 page on MyTGS here.
Mrs Angela Kotsiras
Academic Extension and Enrichment Programs Coordinator
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The start of Term 4 sees Year 10 volunteers head off to Lake Nillahcootie under forbidding skies to train as Outdoor Leaders for the Year 7 and Year 8 camps occurring in the next two terms. They are mostly trained by the Year 11 Training Team as part of a cascading model of mentoring and leadership under the direction of the Outdoor Education team.
Outdoor Leaders’ Course Coordinator
F1 in Schools World Finals held in Singapore 8-15 September 2023.
Congratulations to team Aurora (Year 10’s; Peter Cai, Connor Strobl, Andreas Wiggett, Jay Zhao, Year 9’s Ryan Cen, Christopher Kim.) the team was nominated for best Project Management Award and was one of six teams proudly representing Australia on the world stage. The finals held on Sentosa Island during our holidays brought together 68 of the best teams from 26 countries with over 1.9 million students with their eyes set on the coveted prize.
Germany won the competition with an Australia SA team placed 2nd, England placed 3rd and an Australian ACT team placed 4th.
We are proud of team Aurora’s exceptionally hard work and determination in their project. For Australia, this year was yet another testament to their ever-growing stature in the world of F1 in Schools and STEM education, and by extension, in nurturing the next generation of engineers, designers, marketers, and leaders.
Design and Technology Faculty
Teacher in Charge of F1 in Schools
Summer and Winter Firsts Sports Photos
The group photos from the recent 2023 Trinity Grammar Firsts Winter and Summer Sports Group Photo Days are now available to be viewed and purchased from National Photography. You can access the photos by following the below link and enter the password TRNGS (new users will need to create an account before access the gallery)
Or you can go to www.nationalphotography.com.au and then follow the below steps:
- On our home page click on Order Online
- Click on Co-curricular Group Online Ordering
- New users need to create an account using an email address and password of their choice/Existing users can simply log in.
- Scroll to your school’s Logo
- Enter the password TRNGS
Kinder, kommt und ratet, was im Ofen bratet!
Children, come and guess, what’s baking in the oven?
Well, that would be the sizzling group poem performance cooked up by seven Trinity German students to win first prize (Secondary School) of the statewide AGTV Poetry Competition!
Heli Cheung, Josh Sidhu and Zac Solley (Year 6) joined forces with Felix Cantale, Alex Hrysomalis, Ben Palmer and Harrison Sinnett (Year 7) during Thursday lunchtimes to practise and perform “Der Bratapfel” (Baked Apple) as choral verse. A group poem entails more than standing together and saying the same words at the same time: the students had to speak, feel, and think together! Their precision and interpretation of the poem as a dialogue between older and younger siblings were key achievements.
Afterwards, we feasted, fittingly, on delicious Bratäpfel (baked by Frau Hohlweg!) and Apfelsaftschorle! Thank you to Frau Hohlweg, whose experience and energy enriched the final practices, and to Stuart Deane for filming the performance.
Dr Jill Reid
JS and Year 7 German teacher
The Trinity Inquirer –Issue 11- the last issue for 2023 is out now!
The Editors of The Trinity Inquirer proudly present the eleventh issue of this student-led publication – the third and final issue of 2023.
In this October edition, which can be downloaded from here, you are invited to embark on an exciting journey of curiosity and discovery. Inside, you’ll find thought-provoking pieces on embracing expectations, questioning the significance of gravity, and exploring the power of language and semantics. Learn about the strengths and weaknesses of democracies, discover the Coding club’s exciting initiatives, and how you can join their ranks. Additionally, we challenge you to participate in upcoming competitions, enrol in a free Computer Science course from Harvard University, and test your problem-solving skills with KenKen puzzles.
As this is the last issue of The Trinity Inquirer for 2023, I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate everyone who has contributed to the production of this enlightening magazine throughout this year. It would not have been possible without these great writers and reporters.
A special commendation goes to the 2023 Year 12 Co-Captains of Academics, Alastair Murphy and Lucas van den Berg, who have served as the Chief Editors and producers of this publication. Their remarkable dedication and leadership have been instrumental in shaping yet another exceptional magazine that continues to inspire students to be curious inquirers, encouraging them to pursue learning beyond the confines of the school curriculum.
Best wishes to Alastair and Lucas as they embark on their future endeavours.
The Australian Mathematics Olympiad Committee (AMOC) Selection Contest (SC)
The Australian Mathematics Olympiad Committee (AMOC) Selection Contest (SC) is a major part of the Australian Mathematics Trust’s renowned Olympiad program. This year the second contest took place in August. The AMOC SC is an exclusive contest, with only around 200 students earning the privilege to participate.
Congratulations to Eason for achieving a Gold award in this year’s AMOC SC, a remarkable feat that he also accomplished last year!
His consistent excellence in this demanding competition has earned him a prestigious invitation to attend the Australian Mathematics Olympiad Committee (AMOC) School of Excellence in December.
As Eason charts his course in the world of mathematics, we offer our best wishes for his journey.
Eason’s commitment and skills have positioned him for an exciting future, and we’re eagerly looking forward to his ongoing achievements.
University of Melbourne Schools Maths Olympics
The University of Melbourne Schools Maths Olympics (SMO) is a fast-paced, teamwork-centred annual maths competition for secondary school students. It was organised by the School of Mathematics and Statistics and was held as part of the University of Melbourne Open Day 2023.
Two teams proudly represented our School, and it was pleasing to have Ethan Peng, one of our talented maths students from Year 6, also participate demonstrating his remarkable mathematical abilities. One of the teams also secured a commendable 4th place!
The SMO provided an invaluable experience for our students to expand their mathematical horizons and foster collaboration.
Congratulations to all participants for their enthusiasm, determination, and passion for mathematics.
Below is a list of the students who participated in the 2023 SMO:
Corey Jin (Y12)
Eric Li (Y12)
Andrew Liu (Y12)
Eason Yang (Y10)
Jacob Zhang (Y12)
Thomas Chan (Y10)
Matthew Lo (Y10)
Alastair Murphy (Y12)
Ethan Peng (Y6)
Owen Scott-Murphy (Y11)
Australian Informatics Olympiad (AIO)
The AIO, known as the second largest among the scientific Olympiads, is a demanding 3-hour national computer programming competition tailored for students in years 7-10.
Students are given the opportunity to demonstrate advanced problem-solving and computer programming skills. They use problem-solving skills and algorithmic thinking to come up with strategies for solving problems, and programming skills to turn these strategies into code.
The questions cover a range of difficulty, challenging students of all skill levels. The leading students will be given an opportunity to be selected for the Australian team for the International Olympiad in Informatics (IOI).
This year, 24 students volunteered to participate in the AIO, resulting in 15 students receiving well-deserved awards.
It’s worth noting that while the AIO is primarily intended for Year 7-10 students, four talented students from Junior School, one from Year 5 and three from Year 6, also volunteered to participate. Impressively, three of these students also achieved awards, showcasing their exceptional talent and dedication.
Congratulations to all the award recipients listed below and all students who took part in this challenging coding competition. They should be commended for their effort and commitment, their enthusiasm and dedication.
We look forward to their continued participation in the future.
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MAV Maths Games days
Teams from our School across year levels 7, 8, 10, and 12 recently showcased their maths skills at the 2023 State-wide Maths Games Days, which were hosted by schools from around the State under the aegis of the Mathematical Association of Victoria (MAV).
These events featured collaborative work, round robin games, creative problem-solving, and exciting interactions among students from different schools who share a passion for Mathematics.
Our school also hosted the Year 10 Maths Games Day, which saw 240 students from across the State coming together for a day filled with fun and learning. The hard work and dedication of Mrs. Allason McNamara, who organised and ran this event, with the assistance of her Year 10 enrichment maths class and other Maths staff, contributed greatly to its success. One of the year 10 teams even achieved second place!
Participating in such events helps our students not only improve their maths skills but also grow personally. Congratulations to all teams for their achievements, hard work, and dedication in representing our School at the 2023 MAV State-wide Maths Games Days.
A list of the students who proudly represented our School and some highlights during these events are provided below.
Year 7 Teams
Year 8 Teams
Year 10 Teams
Year 12 Teams
Mrs Angela Kotsiras
Academic Extension and Enrichment Programs Coordinator
Senior Science Olympiad Results
During the holidays, the results for the Senior Science Olympiad Results were finalised with Trinity having great success in this Australia wide competition. Trinity had 13 self-nominations across Biology, Physics and Chemistry. The Senior Science Olympiad is an open competition, meaning anyone from any secondary school age group can compete against each other.
Some highlights of the success of the boy’s involvement include:
- Four Distinctions (Top 30%)
- Joshua Solomon (Year 9) for Biology
- Jerry Hao (Year 9) for Chemistry
- Owen Scott-Murphy (Year 11) for Chemistry
- Jeff Dai (Year 11) for Physics
- Five High Distinctions (Top 10%)
- Owen Scott-Murphy (Year 11) for Physics
- Sage Lingam (Year 11) for Physics
- Eason Yang (Year 10) for Biology, Chemistry and Physics
A special mention for Eason Yang who scored a High Distinction in each of the Science exams and has accepted an invitation to join the Physics Olympiad Summer School. This will give him the opportunity to be selected for the Australian Physics Olympiad Team, potentially in the footsteps of current Year 12 Co-Academic Captain Alastair Murphy.
Deputy Head of Science
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Trinity Drama is very proud to share the news that staff and students alike have deservedly been nominated for several Youth Lyrebird Awards.
The aim of the awards is to acknowledge the achievements of many outstanding Youth performers in our local community. The Youth Awards were designed to recognise artistic merit and celebrate artistic endeavour of young performers and to encourage them to continue in their performance pursuits. We are proud of everyone involved in our wonderful Production of The Book of Will!
The cast and crew of Book of Will
Head of Drama
September and October Instrumental Recital Series
Suzuki violin students of Moirsheen Kelly-Keesing performed at a recital in September, accompanied by pianist Rhodri Clarke at Holy Trinity Hall. This recital was a wonderful opportunity for students to gain valuable experience at performing to an enthusiastic audience. Every student played with poise and musical maturity and celebrated with a reception afterwards.
Mrs Moirsheen Kelly-Keesing
Coordinator Suzuki Strings
Saxophone solo performances
On Thursday 5 October, saxophone students from Year 5-12 presented solo performances to a large and appreciative audience. The concert is a fantastic opportunity for beginner students to hear, and be inspired by, the older and more advanced players. A great sense of team and camaraderie is very much evident.
We wish Year 12 students Dulnith Samaraweera and Robinson Zhang, who performed as a soloist for the final time, all the best for their future endeavours. They have both made such a positive and valuable contribution to the music program over the last 6 years as saxophonists.
Congratulations to the following students who performed:
Year 12: Dulnith Samaraweera, Robinson Zhang
Year 11: Sebastian Edwards
Year 9: Jerry Liao, Luke Wang
Year 8: Timothy Feng, William Harris, Samuel Kuan
Year 7: Jackson Murray, Pranav Nair, Alex Padgett, Flynn Williams
Year 6: Stephen Koehne, Joshwin Sidhu, Edward Yang
Year 5: James Moutsios, Lachlan Schmidt
Head of Brass, Woodwind and Bands
What is the collective name for a group of oboists? Awesome. That also describes the 2023 Trinity Grammar Oboe Recital, held at the end of Term 3 in CY4. With a range of solo and chamber music, the students acquitted themselves with distinction, accompanied by Mr Peter Dumsday at the piano. We farewelled Aidan King, Year 12, who had been part of the oboe class since Year 5 and welcomed our newest member Harrison Yu, Year 5.
Ms Anne Gilby
Voices of the Cathedral Choral Soirée
On Monday 9 October, we had the privilege of hosting the Voices of the Cathedral Choral Soirée in our Holy Trinity Chapel. The Soirée featured St Paul’s Cathedral Choristers from both Trinity Grammar and Lowther Hall Anglican School. The audience was treated to a stunning program which ranged from choral singing, vocal solos, and instrumental performances. The evening culminated with a beautiful combined choral performance of Seasons of Love. Congratulations to all the students on their strong musical aptitude and commitment to St Paul’s Cathedral Choir.
Australian Youth Orchestra
Congratulations to Year 11 student Alexander Chieng, who has been selected to perform in the Australian Youth Orchestra (AYO). Alex will spend two weeks at the AYO National Music Camp 2024 in Adelaide, SA, with many of the country’s best young classical musicians. We look forward to welcoming Alex back in Term 1 as our Music Captain for 2024!
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Director of Music
Last Friday, we farewelled our Year 12s with a formal assembly at St Paul’s Cathedral, followed by a more intimate and personal final chapel service.
St Paul’s was the appropriate place to bookend Year 12 students’ lives at Trinity since it was where many of them marked their commencement in Year 7. The Chapel of the Holy Trinity felt like the appropriate place to celebrate Year 12’s relational and spiritual lives here. It was a simple liturgy of gathering, reflection and sending out. The highlight was a surprise visit by Mr Botha and Ms Cooper who were Year 12’s much loved Heads of Year in Years 7 and 8. There were tears and a standing ovation after their teachers spoke.
It struck me that none of this can be manufactured; the community and the bonds we celebrated were authentic. This is what we are as humans. We are spiritual beings with a tremendous capacity for love and connection.
Sometimes the illusion of separation from each other and from God falls away and we get a glimpse of things as they really are.
Last Friday was one of those moments.
Reverend Bryn Jones
Founders’ Day Fair – Saturday 11 November
We look forward to welcoming you to this year’s Founders’ Day Fair celebrating our 120th anniversary, on Saturday 11 November from 2pm – 8pm. This is one of the main fundraisers of the Parents’ Association for the year, with funds raised gifted back to the school to benefit the students.
This year, to help with stall organisation on the day of the Fair, each year level has been allocated a stall to assist.
Prep: Chinese Food
Year 1: Chinese Arts & Crafts
Year 2: Secondhand clothing
Year 3: Cakes
Year 4: Plants
Year 5: Entertainment
Year 6: Rides tickets
Year 7: Hot Chips & Donuts
Year 8: Jewellery & Silent Auction
Year 9: Chocolate Toss & Snow Cones
Year 10: Trash, Treasure & Toys, and Secondhand Books
Year 11: Gyros & set-up/pack-up
Year 12: Any stall assistance or set-up/pack-up
Please sign up via the link below to help out on the day or contact your respective Class Representative.
Year Level Donations
This year, we are asking specific year levels to help with donations of supplies for the Fair.
Prep – Year 3 – Lucky Jars (see details below)
Years 4 – 6 – Chocolate (blocks and bars)
Years 7 – 9 Soft Drink (canned) or water (bottled)
All donations can be received at JS & SS Reception or at the Community Engagement Office (55 Wellington St). Classes who donate the most of each category will win a special prize for their whole class!
Parents of Years 10 – 12 – Bottle(s) of wine
For our inaugural Wine Lucky Dip prize, we ask that parents donate a bottle that they’d be happy to win back. These can be dropped off by parents at Senior School Reception or the Community Engagement Office (55 Wellington St).
Lucky Jars – Prep- Year 3
This year at the Founders’ Day Fair, we are running a LUCKY JARS STALL! For the next 4 weeks, we are asking families from Prep to Year 3 to please fill a jar (of any size) with anything fun that you can think of and bring it into school for collection. Fun and cheap items can be found at places like KMART, Big W, Coles, $2 Shops etc. There are so many ideas and here are a few to help:
LOLLIPOPS – WRAPPED LOLLIES – CHOCOLATES – MARBLES – SUGAR CANDY – JELLY BEANS – SMARTIES – BALLOONS – SKIPPING ROPE – BOUNCY BALLS – FUNKY RUBBERS – PLASTIC ANIMALS – ART & CRAFT SUPPLIES – GEL PENS – CHALK – STATIONARY – PAPERCLIPS – CRAYONS – HAIR CLIPS – HAIR BANDS – SCRUNCHIES – YOYOS – TOY CARS – RIBBONS – LIP GLOSS – SOAPS – BATH SALTS – JEWELLERY – LEGO – ETC
Please do not include any nuts or nut products.
Trash, Treasure, Toys & Books!
It is that time of the year when spring cleaning is in full swing – put those unwanted trash, treasure, toys and books aside. We are now accepting donations for the famous Trash and Treasure, Toys and Book Stall. Items can be dropped off at TGS Maintenance via St John’s Pde 8am – 3pm on weekdays.
Vintage Fashion & Jewellery Stalls
This is your opportunity to give your pre-loved garments a second chance to shine!
The Fashion Stall is seeking donations of menswear, womenswear, childrenswear, vintage T-shirts, sportswear, streetwear, partywear, costume pieces, festival fashion, accessories, jewellery and footwear. We particularly welcome “vintage” pieces circa 2000s, 1990, 1980s and 1970s.
Clothing: Gently used clothing for all ages and seasons.
Shoes: Second-hand shoes in various sizes.
Accessories: scarves, belts, hats, and handbags
Vintage Clothing: Unique and retro clothing items.
Jewellery: Necklaces, earrings, bracelets.
Donations can be dropped off at Maintenance (as per Trash & Treasure) or at the Community Engagement Office at 55 Wellington Street, Kew. If you love fashion, come and visit the stall on Fair day!
Get your baking aprons on!
We are once again reaching out to our parent community to assist with baking goods to be sold at the Trinity’s famous Cake Stall on Fair day. Instructions and boxes will be sent home in all student schoolbags from Tuesday 31 October. Baked goods can be dropped off at Junior School Reception on Friday 10 November or on the morning of the Fair.
In addition, we invite you to come along to the Annual Cake Pack Prep Night! Join the Cake Stall group for a drink and a snack while helping prepare the cake packs that are given to every student for the stall on Thursday 19 October 2023 from 7pm to 8:30pm. For more details, please contact Kelly Tomietto (0419 333 414) or Boe Dale (0400 811 270).
Get ready for our Silent Auction where some fantastic items are up for bidding!
If you’re connected to a local business or can contribute a gift or donation to the Silent Auction, please get in touch with Hayley Galloway at email@example.com
All donations can be delivered to the Community Engagement Office located at 55 Wellington Street
Vintage Vinyl Stall
Calling on parents and grandparents! We are looking for donations of any records, albums, 12inch singles, 7inch singles, good quality tapes, DVDs and CDs. Text Sean on 0401 719 846 to organise drop off or collection.
Don’t forget to sign up to volunteer:
Fair Plant Stall – can you help?
The Plant Stall is looking for donations of cuttings or plants. If you are able to contribute or if you are interested in being involved with other Plant Stall activities, please email Vanessa Solomon, firstname.lastname@example.org
Victoria Police have provided schools with some excellent tips on personal safety for students (and adults). Senior School students should report any concerns or issues around travelling to school to the Head of Year, Deputy Principal/Head of Senior School, Director of Wellbeing. Junior School students should be encouraged to speak with any teacher, Deputy Heads of Junior school or Head of Junior School. Parents may also contact police lines as suggested in the tip sheet.
Director of Wellbeing
Wednesday 18 October
ELC Information Evening, 6:30PM
Thursday 19 October
Senior School Play (2024) Auditions, P&F Hall 12:40PM
Prep & Year 1 Games Evening, P&F Hall 3:15PM
Senior School Play (2024) Auditions, Cotham Road Showroom 3:30PM
Year 2 Sleepover commences, 4:45PM
VCE Study Night, 6:00OPM
Friday 20 October
Year 2 Sleepover concludes, 12:30PM
Africa Homework Club, 3:15PM
Senior School Play (2024) Auditions, Cotham Road Showroom 3:30PM
Year 7A & 7B Outdoor Education Camp concludes, Nillahcootie Camp 4:30PM
Year 6 Canberra Trip concludes, 5:00PM
Cowey Club Cocktail Night, 7:00PM
Saturday 21 October
Monday 23 October
Senior School Play (2024) Callbacks commence
Early Finish – Senior School – no sport, music or co-curricular activities, 2:45PM
Year 7C & 7D Outdoor Education Camp commences, Nillahcootie Camp 8:00AM
Tuesday 24 October
VCAA Written Examinations commence
F1 in Schools State Finals commences, Wyndham Tech School, Victoria University 7:30AM
Year 5 Sovereign Hill Camp commences, 8:30AM
VCE Study Night, 6:00PM
Parents’ Association Meeting, 7:00PM
Thursday 26 October
Founders’ Day School Assembly, 8:30AM
Whole School Class Representatives’ Meeting, The Drum 12:00PM
Trinity Shop, 2:00PM-4:00PM
VCE Study Night, 6:00PM
Prep (2024) Information Night, 6:30PM
Friday 27 October
Instrumental Music Scholarship applications close
Spring Luncheon, Leonda by the Yarra 11:30AM
Africa Homework Club, 3:15PM
Senior School Play (2024) Callbacks conclude, P&F Hall 3:30PM
Year 5 Sovereign Hill Camp concludes, 3:30PM
Year 7C & 7D Outdoor Education Camp concludes, Nillahcootie Camp 4:30PM
F1 in Schools State Finals concludes, Wyndham Tech School, Victoria University 5:55PM
Saturday 28 October
Sunday 29 October
Performance and Languages Oral Examinations conclude
Monday 30 October
Junior School Leadership Election Day, Arnold Halll 8:00AM
Year 7E & 7F Outdoor Education Camp commences, Nillahcootie Camp 8:00AM
Trinity Ruyton Year 9 Play (2024) Auditions, 3:30PM
Design & Technology Exhibition Opening, Exhibition Space on top of The Drum, 6:00PM
Tuesday 31 October
Year 6 All Schools Summer Round Robin, Yarra Valley Grammar School 10:00AM
VCE Study Night, 6:00PM