Newsletter Edition 5, Term 4 2022
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From the Principal
From the ELC
As our year draws to a close it’s a time for celebration and reflection within the ELC. Our year has been one highlighted by immense learning, discovery, friendship and community. Our students will certainly look back on the year with pride and great memories of the learning, growth and development that has taken place and the wonderful experiences that have been shared as part of our learning community.
Over these last few weeks, we have celebrated who we are and as our students transition into the next chapter of their education, whether it be ELC4 or Prep, we know that they will transition with confidence and independence to take on the learning opportunities that lie ahead. This is an exciting time in the children’s lives.
Our ELC4 students together with Mrs Albert, Miss Annetta and Miss Hall have created a ‘Prep ready rap’ that they shared with the Year 11 leaders this week. Our boys stood in front of their audience and shared their learning through song, with pride, enthusiasm and joy.
Together with the ELC staff, I would like to wish all ELC families a wonderful festive season filled with peace and happiness. May the new year bring time for families to share celebrations, time to spend with family and friends and a year full of wonderful learning.
Director of the Early Learning Centre
From the Junior School
It was wonderful to welcome many new families to the Prep to Year 7 Orientation Day on Tuesday 22 November.
All students were engaged and excited being involved in the many activities they were able to participate in and for the new challenges that await them in 2023. All Trinity staff are looking forward to welcoming new students and parents to the Trinity community.
Some activities enjoyed by all students were: continuous cricket, continuous soccer, construction, music, and science experiments.
On Friday 18 to Monday 21 November, the Trinity basketball, cricket, tennis and water polo teams competed against a variety of schools in Sydney. All boys were billeted out with families from The Scots College School, who are our main ‘friendly’ rivals on the tour. We all played against their respective teams on Monday. Results didn’t quite go our way this year, however all teams played with great spirit, even when we were challenged by some very talented opposition. We look forward to welcoming their students and staff to Melbourne in 2023 as we aim to get our hands back on the cup.
The Scots College parents conveyed to Trinity staff how wonderfully mannered and respectful our students were. With the warmer weather in Sydney our boys were taken to some beautiful places such as Bondi Beach, Manly, Watsons Bay and Double Bay. It was a great experience and long may these opportunities continue.
I would like to thank Mr Mclean for organising the tour and for Ms Lovell, Mr Watts and Mr Natoli for giving up their weekends so the boys could have an experience they will never forget.
Primary Years Programme Coordinator (PYPC)
2022 Junior School Presentation Night (Year 3 – 6)
You are warmly invited to attend the Year 3-6 Junior School Presentation Night on Thursday 1 December at 7.00pm in the Peter McIntyre Gym, Trinity Grammar School. This evening is our opportunity to come together as a community to celebrate and acknowledge the achievements of our Junior School students.
Date and Time: Thursday 1 December 2022, 6.30pm for a prompt 7.00pm start
Venue: Peter McIntyre Gym, Trinity Grammar School
Uniform: All Year 3-6 students must be in attendance in their full winter uniform.
Camp Trinity December 2022
Camp Trinity will be held for five days during the first week of the upcoming December school holidays, beginning on Monday 12 and concluding on Friday 16 December. Camp Trinity is staffed by Junior School teachers and the activities are designed to be engaging for boys from Prep through to Year 6.
The camp online booking system can be accessed by the link below. If you have any questions concerning Camp Trinity, please contact me via email.
Camp Trinity Coordinator
From the Senior School
Student Leadership Retreat
Our incoming student leaders recently participated in a two-day program of lectures and workshops, to assist their preparation for their 2023 leadership positions. The enthusiasm and dedication that the students displayed throughout the program certainly demonstrated their commitment to the roles that they have been appointed to.
Final Day of School for 2022
The final day of the 2022 School year is Tuesday 6 December. Students will have year level assemblies in the morning, followed by an all-school assembly which will conclude at 11.45am.
Students involved in Presentation Night (Prize winners and incoming captains) will be required to remain at school on Tuesday 6 December, for rehearsals beginning at 12.30pm. A rehearsal schedule for musicians has been communicated directly with the students.
Presentation Night Wednesday 7 December
To conclude the school year, the Presentation Night will be held in the McIntyre Gym on Wednesday 7 December at 7pm. Due to limited space, award winners and their parents have been invited to attend. The evening will be live streamed, with a link to be sent out shortly.
Music Theatre Guild and Lyrebird Award Nominations
We are extremely proud of all students involved in productions throughout 2022 and the dedication and professionalism of our Drama and Music departments. We are delighted to share news of the following production nominations:
Chicago (High School Edition) has been nominated for the Music Theatre Guild Victoria Junior Panel Commendations for: Production of the Year, Female in a Leading Role (Talia Giannarelli as Velma Kelly), Male in a Leading Role (Henry Smith as Billy Flynn), Direction (Ryan Bowler), Musical Direction (Jamie Ransome) and Choreography (Tony Keeble).
LANNY has been nominated for Lyrebird Awards, Youth Play for: Best Production, Best Cameo Performance (Mia Andrewes), Best Performer in a Supporting Female Role (Mia Andrewes), Best Director (Remy Prichard), Best Sound (Floyd Graham), Best Lighting (Ben Robison), Best Costume (Yvonne Vas), Best Set (Andrew Plant), Best Ensemble.
The 2022 Lyrebird Youth Awards Judges Award has been awarded by Amy Jenkins to LANNY for sensitive and creative character construction.
Chicago (High School Edition) has also been nominated for Lyrebird Awards, Youth Musical for: Best Director (Ryan Bowler), Best Performer in a Lead Female Role (Talia Giannarelli), Best Performer in a Supporting Male Role (Josh Simos-Garner), Best Costume (Yvonne Vas), Best Solo Song (Josh Simos-Garner as Mr Cellophane), Outstanding Dancer (Ben Reynolds).
Award ceremonies are being held in December 2022.
Deputy Principal and Head of Senior School
Energy Breakthrough 2022
After two years away due to Covid disruptions, the Annual Maryborough Event was on again! The brand-new team members consisted of Year 9 – Year 12 riders and pit crew. The team performed very well in the Display and Presentation and the Scrutineering. Due to the inclement weather (70-100km per hour winds, lightning and the downpour of 70mm plus of rain) in Maryborough over the weekend, the school decided to withdraw from the Energy Breakthrough 24-hour race. Although very disappointing for the boys, the safety of the boys in these hazardous weather conditions must come first. The boys remained in great spirits and are already planning how they will improve and win the event in 2023!
Head of Boarding & Head of Design Technology Department
Year 11 Biology students went to Queenscliff and surrounding areas with a guide from the Marine and Freshwater Discovery Centre (MFDC) to conduct fieldwork. The MFDC provides education services that create awareness about marine and freshwater environments. Students attended a variety of workshops and activities during the day including a shore snorkel, marine biology boat cruise and rock pool population transects at Point Lonsdale. Students conducted fieldwork and collected primary data to evaluate how adaptations and interdependencies enhance survival of species within an ecosystem.
Click here to watch a video with some highlights of the day.
Neil van Herk
Head of Science
Howard Everard Cooking Competition
The annual ‘Howard Everard’ cooking competition was held a couple of weeks ago in the Trinity Hospitality kitchen. This is the 16th year this competition has been running. There were nine boys that were challenged with a tight timeline and four judges watching every move while they prepared and made their fettuccini carbonara. When the scores were finally added together the winner this year was Ben Tiso.
2nd Marcus Brun Holman
3rd Hugo Nelson
Congratulations to Ben and well done to all of the boys who entered.
Howard Everard Shield Competition 2022
After School String Recitals
We enjoyed wonderful solos from students at our recent after school string recitals.
It was very exciting to see the progress of the young string players. Congratulations to all students for their performances and a big thank you to all their string teachers and of course their parents for supporting them!
Head of Strings
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Director of Music
I am shamelessly using my article to plug the Trinity Carols service coming up on Friday 2 December at 7.30pm at St Paul’s Cathedral. This will be my first, and based on what I’ve heard from those in the know, I am really looking forward to it! I know we will be blessed by the musical offerings our students have been preparing and it is always joyful to sing Christmas songs together. Now all that remains for me to do is to prepare my own ‘short’ contribution to the service! See you there!
Reverend Bryn Jones
From the Green and Gold Ball, Founders’ Day Fair and Spring Luncheon to the PA meetings, Class Rep events, breakfasts, parties, picnics and more, many hours of parent volunteer work have supported another busy, inclusive and celebratory year at Trinity.
It has been wonderful to come together to share in the achievements of our young people, celebrate the support of our families and just generally kick up our heels!
To the dedicated volunteers, the committed convenors and the inspiring Class Reps, who help to create this wonderful community, thank you. Thank you for the time, the dedication and the love that you give throughout the year so that we all may benefit.
To acknowledge this work, I invite all parent volunteers to join us for an end of year celebration at the Green and Gold Awards breakfast, where we specifically pay tribute to our volunteers and award leading volunteers who have contributed throughout their time at TGS. Click HERE to RSVP.
I look forward to working with you again, or for the first time, in 2023, our 120th year.
Director of Community Engagement
Anglican Christmas Gift Appeal
At Christmas time many families enduring financial hardship find it difficult to give presents to their children. Our Trinity community has always given generously to the Anglican Christmas Gift Appeal. We are encouraging all students to bring a gift that we place under our Christmas tree. It is best that GIFTS ARE NOT WRAPPED TO HELP WITH THE SORTING OF GIFTS TO APPROPIATE FAMILIES AND CHILDREN.
To help with the variety of gifts we are hoping:
- Year 7 and Year 8 – bring soft toys and books
- Year 9 and 10 – sporting equipment
- Year 11– clothes and shoes for children aged between 4 and 17 years of age
Gifts can be left at Senior School Reception or under the Christmas tree in the School Library.
Thanks in anticipation for your great kindness and support.
Harambee – ‘All together we make a difference.’
Director of Outreach
Wednesday 30 November
Trinity Ruyton Coordinate Orientation Day
Thursday 1 December
VCE 2023 Orientation Day
ELC Parents Morning Tea Day 1, 8:30AM
ELC Christmas Chapel Service, 9:30AM
Years 3-6 Presentation Night, 7:00PM
Friday 2 December
ELC Parents Morning Tea Day 2, 8:30AM
ELC Christmas Chapel Service, 9:30AM
Prep Nativity for Parents and Friends, 1:30PM Chapel
Carol Service, 7:00PM St Paul’s Cathedral
Saturday 3 December
Second Hand Book Sale, 10:00AM – 12:00PM
SSP Rehearsals: Intensive Day, 9:00AM P&F Hall
Trinity Shop, 9:00AM – 12:00PM
Tuesday 6 December
Final Senior School Academic Assemblies, 8:15AM
Prep – Year 2 Presentation Morning, 9:00AM
Final Senior School Assembly, 10:45AM
Junior School Students finish 3:10PM
Wednesday 7 December
Term 4 concludes
Presentation Night, 7:00PM
Monday 12 December
2022 VCE Results Released
Camp Trinity commences, 8:00AM
Summer Bushwalk commences, 7:30AM The Bluff and Mt Howitt
Cricket Victoria Premier School Shield, 9:00AM Bulleen
Tuesday 13 December
Green & Gold Awards Breakfast, 8:00AM
Cricket Victoria Premier School Shield, 9:00AM Bulleen