Week 7, Term 3 – 2018
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FROM THE HEADMASTER
One thing that has really impressed me at Trinity is the level of commitment from parents and the amount of assistance they provide. There seems to be a support group for just about every co-curricular activity and even some for our curricular offerings. All this support falls under the Parents’ Association umbrella and I have already told Association members that I have not seen the like of what they do before. Of course, I am greatly looking forward to the Founders’ Day Fair later in the year, although I do have some trepidation about Drown the Clown.
The extent of parental support is exemplified by a recent donation of $200,000 to the School from the Trinity Shop. This amazing amount of money will be used to finance the following capital items in 2019:
- Watercraft at our Eppalock and Nillahcootie Outdoor Education sites
- Shadecloth over the Junior School sandpit
- Outdoor seating in the Senior School
- Spectator seating at Bulleen
- Cameras for the Art Department
- Musical instruments
- A safety shelter at Licola
Well done to the many parents who have volunteered their time in the Uniform Shop over recent years. The boys are indebted to you.
Last Tuesday, I attended our Year 7 2019 Information Evening, where parents of Year 6 boys (from Trinity and other primary schools) heard all about the excitement of entering the secondary school environment at Trinity next year. I’m not sure who will be busier next year, the boys or the parents.
On Wednesday night, we held the third and final Year 12 Colloquium for the year. It was wonderful to see around 20 Year 12 girls from Ruyton attend, along with their Principal, Linda Douglas. The event went well.
Finally, on Saturday afternoon, I attended the Memorial Service in our Chapel for Helen Tutt. Helen served on the Trinity Council for almost 30 years and was a pivotal and influential member of the Property Committee for most of that time. It was most fitting that the congregation retired for refreshments after the Service to the Tudor Centre, a magnificent building that has Helen’s imprimatur all over it. Vale Helen and thanks for your outstanding legacy.
Phil De Young
JUNIOR SCHOOL NEWS
It seems there is never a dull week for the boys of the Junior School. The past couple of weeks have seen a number of opportunities for boys with a wide variety of interests to demonstrate their talents and spend a little ‘time in the sun’.
Whilst the boys are continuing to work their way through the academic challenges posed as part of our curriculum, they are also enjoying music, drama, art and sport-related activities and opportunities.
Over 40 boys performed in the Independent Primary School Heads of Australia (IPSHA) Choral Festival on Wednesday 15 August. Twenty-three different schools from Victoria were present, providing a wonderful occasion at which our boys could showcase their singing talents. Nineteen boys took part in a chess tournament at Kerrimuir Primary School, taking on some of the finest chess players in the state and winning through to reach the state finals. Over 150 boys chose to participate in the University of New South Wales ICAS Mathematics assessments, completing increasingly difficult maths questions and comparing their outcomes nationwide. Finally, we had several year groups taking part in our Buddy Program with Ruyton. All boys participating in this had the opportunity to showcase their interpersonal and leadership skills in a new and unfamiliar setting.
Curriculum is often thought of as purely the academic portion of a student’s learning at school. However, curriculum is far more than that. We strive to develop a holistic curriculum which taps into all talents and abilities, and allows students to showcase their personal strengths. Opportunities for learning take place beyond the classroom, and such opportunities form a strong part of the curriculum we have designed and continually reflect on.
Junior School Deputy Head of Administration
State Finals German Poetry Competition
On Saturday 18 August, Oskar Hauge competed in the German Poetry State Finals at the Austrian Club in Heidelberg. Winners of the Regional Finals from all Victorian schools were invited to participate in the final stage of this prestigious competition. I am delighted to announce that Oskar won second prize. It is a fantastic outcome and we congratulate Oskar on this fine achievement.
All the Junior School boys doing German participated in our TGS in-house competition, with eight boys making it to the Regional Finals. Oskar competed against the best students in Victoria. A great effort.
Camp Trinity: 17 – 21 September 2018
Camp Trinity will be held for five days during the first week of the upcoming September school holidays. The camp will begin on Monday 17 September and conclude on Friday 21 September. Camp Trinity is staffed by Junior School teachers and the activities are designed to be engaging for boys from Prep through to Year 6. Bookings can be made by clicking here. If you have any questions concerning Camp Trinity please contact Rohan Watts, Camp Trinity Coordinator.
SENIOR SCHOOL NEWS
VCE Art Exhibition
The VCE Art Exhibition opens on Thursday 6 September in the Daley Gallery. The Exhibition will be open during school hours over the following weeks and it is worth a visit for budding Art students or interested parents.
Year 12 Colloquium
Over the course of the year, our Year 12 boys, under the direction of School Vice-Captain Avisha Wijeyaratne, organise three Year 12 dinners with staff and guest speakers. This week the boys heard from a remarkable young man, Christian Williams, who was one of Australia’s best athletes until diagnosed with heart failure. He is now an award-winning teacher. The boys also invited approximately 20 Year 12 girls from Ruyton, and organised some musical entertainment and academic challenges between the Trinity and Ruyton School Captains. It was an excellent night. Well done, Avisha!
To Tom Truscott (Year 11) who has been successful in winning a 2018/19 SAGSE Scholarship to study in Germany for up to 10 weeks.
From the start of Term 4, boys will only be allowed to purchase food and drink from the cafeteria with cash or their Student Card. If boys lose their student card, they are expected to replace it via Ebru Celik, PA to the Head of Senior School. Boys will not be permitted to use a memorised Student Card number.
School Holiday Leadership Program
WELS offer a range of innovative and highly effective leadership, health and personal development programs and camps during the school holidays, one of which is held at Trinity (24-28 September). To register or find out more please click here
2019 UK Cricket Tour
Parents of boys currently in Years 8, 9 and 10 are invited to an information evening in Arnold Hall on Thursday 13 September between 7.00pm and 8.00pm about the proposed 2019 UK Cricket Tour.
Guy Redhouse from Cricket Australia’s Tours Office will be present to discuss the tour along with James Bett (Teacher-in-Charge of Cricket) and Brendan Pateman (1st XI Coach). We will be seeking expressions of interest following the meeting. The details of the tour are:
|Proposed Dates:||28 June – 15 July 2019|
|Cities/towns visited:||London, Midlands and South East England|
|Matches:||Eight match days|
|Estimated Cost:||$7600 to $7900|
|Payments:||Deposit: $1500 within seven days of tour confirmation
1st payment: $4000 15 November 2018
Balance: TBC 15 March 2019
Please join us on Thursday for more information and all your questions addressed.
Teacher-in-Charge of Cricket
Middle School Play
Trinity Grammar School presents the 2018 Middle School Play – ‘The Witches’ by Roald Dahl, adapted by David Wood
- Friday 7 September – 7:30pm
- Saturday 8 September – 7:30pm
Venue: Parents’ & Friends’ Hall, Trinity Grammar School, Kew
Tickets can be booked by clicking here
- $20 – Adult
- $15 – Student
The 2018 Concerto Concert will be held on Thursday 6 September at 7.30pm in the South Room. Daniel Gu, George Mildred-Short and William Song will each perform a Concerto movement/work with the Symphony Orchestra. Alex Thompson, Evan Arnall, Zachary Sumarno and Samuel Li will present works from their forthcoming VCE Recital program. There will also be a performance from the Senior String Orchestra. No tickets are required.
Parent Volunteer Café Coordinator – Position Vacant
Our long-serving Parent Volunteer Coordinator, Sue McNally, is looking for a parent to take on the role of coordinating the Café rosters as the youngest of her four boys is about to complete Year 12. The role does not take much time and should you want more information please contact Sue.
There are still spots for Term 3 should any of our parent community wish to assist. Please consider signing up by clicking here. Café duty runs daily from 9.30am until approximately 1.30pm. To find out more about volunteering in the Café or if you have any feedback, please contact Sue McNally, Parent Volunteer Coordinator, or Sharon Kendall, Community Liaison. Thanks to all who have volunteered so far, it really does help the Café run more efficiently for our boys.
Thanks to all who support the Trinity Shop and to our parent volunteers who provide this service. We will next be open:
Thursday 30 August : 2.00pm – 4.00pm
- Pricing: Liz Beasley, Fiona Griffith, Janice Bland
- Sales: Robyn Walker, Deborah Hunt, Diane Di Stefano
Thursday 13 September : 2.00pm – 4.00pm
- Pricing: Carolyn Crouch, Deb Browning, Julie Limmer
- Sales: Meileen Tan, Sushil Bedi, Winnie Cai
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.
Year 5 parents are invited to a morning tea at Cru (916 Glenferrie Road, Kew) after school drop off on Wednesday 29 August.
FOUNDERS’ DAY FAIR
Call-out for Donations
As we prepare for this year’s Fair, we are getting ready to welcome deliveries from 17 September. It is time to have a good clean out and be ready to donate your good quality, pre-loved household goods and toys to the Trinity Fair.
Sorting tables will be located in the garage behind 53 Charles Street. Please call into Hudson House to arrange access first.
Trash ‘n Treasure, Toys, Vinyl, DVDs and CDs
You can drop off donations from 7.00am until 7.00pm Monday-Friday to the signposted areas at the Trinity maintenance services workshop (entry is off St John’s Parade). We will be accepting donations from 17 September onwards.
Due to OHS requirements, we are unable to accept electrical goods, cushions or bedding.
We are also looking for volunteers to support the following roles:
- Pre-sorting of donated goods throughout Term 4
- Setup and pricing of goods on Saturday
- Sales 9.30-4.00pm Sunday
- Pack-up Sunday from 4.00pm onwards
If you are able to help out even for an hour or two, please consider doing so.
Designer and Vintage Clothing Stall
Thank you for all your wonderful donations last year. The Vintage Clothing Stall was so much fun and such a success!
Now it’s time to roll up your sleeves and get stuck into that great big wardrobe of yours! Just imagine all the fresh new summer outfits you’ll make room for.
Quality used and new clothes would be greatly appreciated. The Trinity Boys are also very quick off the mark to purchase pre-loved Men’s, Tommy Hilfiger and Gant t-shirts and tops !
Please drop off goods to Hudson House or contact us using the details below:
- Anne Capouleas– 0438 900 440 or firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kirstie Mananov– email@example.com
NOTICES AND ANNOUNCEMENTS
Trinity Boys’ Own Cookbook
Many thanks to those who have already submitted recipes for the Trinity Boys’ Own Cookbook. We have had lots of fantastic responses (about 90 so far, but we would really like to get over 100), including Mr Brown’s ‘Lady Diana Pancakes’ and Mr Meadows’ ‘Tuna Mornay’! There have been submissions from boys, parents, grandparents, staff and Old Boys – we would love to include as many different dishes as possible from all sections of the Trinity community. We are definitely looking for more recipes from the ELC and the Junior School!
We invite you to submit your favourite recipe by clicking here by Sunday 9 September (Please note new date). Don’t miss out on being a part of this very special cookbook.
We would really like every recipe to be accompanied by a short (a few sentences) explanation of why this recipe is special to you, your family, or why it reminds you of a special time or place. Recipes can be simple (the Year 12s are planning a ‘toastie’ section!) or more complicated. They can be attributed to someone else or your very own invention – the main thing is that they can be made or eaten by boys!
We are planning on this being a ‘professional’ colourful book, perfect as a gift or memento, which will be sold as a fundraiser at the Trinity Founders’ Day Fair. Please contact Siobhan Latham via firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions or suggestions.