Week 9, Term 3 – 2018
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FROM THE HEADMASTER
Many thanks to all involved in last Tuesday evening’s Commissioning Service. It was a privilege and honour to be inducted as the 11th Headmaster of Trinity Grammar and I look forward to serving the School to the best of my ability in the months ahead.
Thursday saw the opening of the VCE Studio Art Exhibition. The artwork displayed was diverse, interesting and of an extremely high standard. The Visual Arts are very strong at Trinity and the number of students engaging in this creative curriculum domain grows each year.
On Friday, I had the pleasure of attending the Junior School Grandparents’ Day. As a Grandpa myself, I felt very much at home and was amazed at the turnout of ‘oldies’ and Special Friends. We were entertained in song by the entire Junior School and the Music staff are to be congratulated on their efforts.
Later that day we farewelled our F1 Team, Zero Friction. The boys (Charles Palfreeman in Year 9, Alec Alder and Adam Blunt in Year 10, Thomas Bugno, Matthew Carlyon and Nikolas Zafiropoulos in Year 11) are off to Singapore to compete in the F1 in Schools World Finals. They will join 51 other teams from across the globe and we wish them well.
That evening, I attended the Middle School Play, The Witches, by Roald Dahl. Over 55 Year 7 and 8 boys were involved in one way or another. Congratulations and many thanks to Stewart Lucy and his production team; and, of course, all the boys.
On Saturday, I witnessed our water polo team defeat Melbourne High School to win the Premiership. The game was never really in doubt and our boys ran out winners 8 goals to 2.
In this last week of Term 3, our Athletics’ team will attempt to win its 11th straight premiership and our musicians will fill St Paul’s Cathedral with song at the Bernstein Choral Concert. I am greatly looking forward to both events.
In closing, many thanks to all those who have provided me with support in my first Term at Trinity. It has gone quickly and been most productive.
Enjoy the break.
Phil De Young
JUNIOR SCHOOL NEWS
Grandparents’ and Special Friends’ Day 2018
Last Friday saw approximately 700 grandparents make their way through the School grounds enjoying the company of their very proud and pleased grandchildren.
Last year we talked about technology, about how our grandparents were joining their grandkids by riding the current wave of digital disruption and opportunity. They were also role-modelling resilience by trying, failing, succeeding, maybe failing again with face-time, gaming and you-tubing, and having a bit of fun along the way.
This year, we went back to nature and looked at elephants. Not just any elephants, elephant grandparents. We shared two stories which showed that not only does the presence of elephant grandparents make for a happier elephant herd, their memory and wisdom can often mean the difference between life and death in times of drought.
Zoologist Anne Innis Darg said: ‘Animals having grandmas and grandpas, far from being a luxury, is essential, if we want to keep the world in balance.’
We would like to offer our sincerest thanks to the Junior School parents who volunteered to assist at the Grandparents’ Day event. Your support was very much appreciated.
The photos taken by National Photography on Grandparents’ Day will be available in the coming weeks. A Trinity Connect communication will be sent to all parents as soon as they are available.
One Arm Point Exchange Program 2018
The following boys will be travelling to One Arm Point, an Aboriginal community on the Western Australian coast, two hours north of Broome, on Sunday, 16 September: Ned and Hamish Brown, Zac Olsson, Jackson Comrie, Gus King, Charlie Lister, Tom McMillan and Charlie White. Mr Ponsford, Miss Berkley and Mr Knight will be accompanying the boys.
Sadly, I need to let you know that Mr Pettolino has resigned from Trinity effective at the conclusion of 2018. I wanted to acknowledge Michael’s significant contribution to the School these past ten years and most sincerely wish him the very best for his next adventure. He has been an outstanding educator and leader, creative influence, mentor and loyal friend to many in the Junior School. We will of course ensure we thank, recognise, and farewell Michael formally in Term 4.
I wish everyone a wonderful September school holiday.
Head of Junior School
AGSV Junior Water Polo Competition
Congratulations to the Trinity Junior team and all the boys in Years 5 and 6 who participated over the past four weeks in the AGSV Friday night competition, which was held in the Camberwell Aquatic Centre. Playing in the B Grade Final, they defeated Camberwell 3 to 6.
Director of Cocurricular Activities, Junior School
Congratulations to Louis Conlon in Year 6 for winning an ICAS – Spelling medal! A wonderful achievement.
Griffin Marsland recently won silver at the Victorian Gymnastics Championship trials for his work on the rings. Griffin’s team also won bronze overall. Congratulations!
SENIOR SCHOOL NEWS
From the start of Term 4 boys may wear Summer Uniforms (refer to the Diary). Please note, that scarves may no longer be worn.
Boys are expected to use the Trinity backpack or Trinity Sports bag (cricket gear does not always fit). Also, notebook computers must be in an approved protection bag that covers us (and you) for insurance repairs.
Boys are not allowed in sports uniform during normal classes unless permission is granted due to excursions or special activities.
Congratulations to the Year 12 Trinity boys and Ruyton girls who have exhibited in the VCE Art Exhibition. There are three dimensional works, photography, prints and painting – all very different. The exhibition is in the Daley Gallery and is open during school hours for visitors to see.
Middle School Play
An outstanding Middle School play was performed last Friday and Saturday night. The Witches by Ronald Dahl was directed by Mr Lucy with assistance from Mrs Cooper, Mr Lauber, Mr Dixon, Mrs Crompton, but it was the cast of students, the student crew, and their mentors that was fantastic.
The Witches make-up and the confidence of the actors was amazing. Well done to all involved!
The Trinity Revue
By the time the Trinity News is produced the Annual School Revue will have been completed. Thank you to Mr Di Petta and Mr Rothnie for producing the show and well done to the main actors from Year 12 in particular.
Holiday Revision Program
Trinity sn once again hosting a Unit 3/4 Holiday Revision program in almost all VCE subjects. It is being run on Monday 17 and Tuesday 18 September at 8.30am – 6.00pm on both days. There is no cost and the lectures are open to Trinity and Ruyton students. The Tudor Centre will be open and lunch is provided both days. We expect all boys to avail themselves of these sessions and we thank Ms Dillon for arranging them.
Congratulations to the Open First Water Polo team which defeated Melbourne High School 8:2 in the grand final on Saturday. It was a strong result and the boys played really well.
Players: Daniel Sekulovski (Captian), Hugh Bowman, Spencer Barendregt, Hugo Van Aanholt, Harrison Fowler, Tom Mullins, Harris Plowman, Lachie Martin, Sam Bennett and Ollie Smith (Goalie).
Good luck to our athletes for the Combined AGSV Athletics Sport tomorrow. Hope you all get PB’s.
Click here to view current PB’s from the AGSV Final Trial Meeting held on Saturday 8 September.
F1 in Schools
Good luck to team Zero Friction: Alec Alder, Adam Blunt, Thomas Bugno, Matthew Carlyon, Charles Palfreeman and Nikolas Zafiropoulos, who are representing Australia in Singapore at the F1 in Schools World Finals 2018. Travelling from around the globe, 51 teams of 250 talented students from 23 countries will compete for the accolade of World Champions 2018 .
The competition is a multi-disciplined test of skills embracing science, technology, engineering, maths, design and management, with the teams mirroring Formula 1 in real life, designing, testing and racing a miniature F1 car with marketing, sponsorship and brand programmes. They present their work to a panel of judges, with over 45 specialists from industry, Formula 1 and education, evaluating the varying elements within the students’ work.
The event will be webcast live via the F1 in Schools YouTube Channel. Below is a link to the playlist which has the links for each day. Detailed timings are provided by clicking on the link below.
Teacher-in-Charge of F1 in Schools
I recently read an interesting article about ‘Momo’ on NetFamilyNews. The article deals with ‘viral’ accounts in WhatsApp or Instagram that lure children to reply, and then reportedly sends them threats or challenges to complete harmful tasks.
It’s so important to avoid letting fear and anxiety take over when we talk to our children about social media and their online presence. There’s nothing wrong with parental concern, but honest curiosity is the best approach to engaging with children about their online behaviour. If you’re feeling concerned about Momo or anything else, tell your children, say why you’re concerned, and ask them to tell you what they have seen. If they are concerned about a Momo account, advise them to block it.
We all know that our children need to feel that we love them, we are on their side, and we will do our best to provide them with whatever care is appropriate. A discussion around about Momo might offer an interesting opportunity to let your kids know this, again!
Director of Innovative Learning
Junior Debating Round 2
Once again, the young Trinity boys, led by their older peers battled against other local schools this time to debate the topic: ‘That emojis reduce our ability to communicate’. Prior to the actual debates, the program included a training session run by the DAV. It was great to see students’ references to the need to structure arguments in the same way one would structure an essay! Congratulations to the following boys who were awarded the title of Best Speaker: Charlie Yoxall, William Johnson, Olek Beavis, David Fang and Joe Martin.
Senior Debating Finals
Congratulations to Andrew Lim, Rishov Doloi, William Browning and Finn Horan who have now qualified for the DAV quarter finals, a feat for which they are to be commended. They convincingly and eloquently argued ‘That politicians should be limited to serving two terms in Parliament’. Special mention must be given to William Browning and Andrew Lim, who were both awarded the title of Best Speaker.
Head of Debating
Symphonic Wind Band wins Gold!
On Thursday 23 August the Symphonic Wind Band performed at the Victorian School Music Festival at the Hawthorn Arts Centre, where they were awarded Gold for their excellent performance. The boys played some high standard repertoire, presenting it with great musicality, style, and technical accuracy. As part of their involvement in the festival, the band participated in a workshop with Chief Adjudicator, Dr Matthew McInturf, who is Professor of Music, Director of Bands and Director of the Centre for Music Education at Sam Houston State University. The band also had the opportunity to listen to other schools. The boys were great ambassadors for Trinity and should be very proud of their achievement.
Congratulations to the Senior Strings, Symphony Orchestra and soloists, Daniel Gu, George Mildred-Short, William Song, Alexander Thompson, Zachary Sumarno and Samuel Li, who performed demanding repertoire for a warm and appreciative audience at the Concerto Concert, held in the South Room on Thursday 6 September.
2018 Choral Concert at St Paul’s Cathedral featuring Bernstein’s Chichester Psalms
The Chichester Psalms is one of Bernstein’s musical masterpieces; we invite you to experience and enjoy this rarely performed work with us in the magnificence of St Paul’s Cathedral tomorrow night, Wednesday 12 September at 7.30pm. Tickets available via Trybooking. Adult $15; Child (up to 19 years of age) Free; no tickets required for students performing
Thanks to all who have volunteered during Term 3, it really does help the Café run more efficiently for our boys.
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. To find out more about volunteering in the Café or if you would like to find out more about taking the role of Café Volunteer Co-ordinator, please contact Sharon Kendall, Community Liaison in Hudson House.
Just a reminder that it is summer uniform in Term 4 so you may wish to call into the Uniform Shop!
Our last opening for Term 3 is:
Thursday 13 September : 2.00pm – 4.00pm
- Pricing: Carolyn Crouch, Deb Browning, Julie Limmer
- Sales: Meileen Tan, Sushil Bedi, Winnie Cai
We will reopen in Term 4 on Saturday 13 October and Thursday 18 October.
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.
Move and Groove Yoga & African Dance
When: Sunday 21 October
Where: Abbotsford Convent, Rosina Auditorium
RSVP via Trybooking: https://www.trybooking.com/423175
RSVP Date: Wednesday 17 August
Save the Date!
Saturday 24 November from 7.00pm onwards
Details to follow
FOUNDERS’ DAY FAIR
Sunday 18 November 2018, 10.00am – 4.00pm
Each year, the Fair is blessed with an amazing team of volunteers who help with the variety of tasks that make the Founders’ Day Fair so successful.
The Founders’ Day Fair is on Sunday 18 November from 10am to 4pm. Volunteering only requires a few hours – or whatever you can spare – and is a great way to meet the Trinity community and have a lot of fun in the process.
If you’re interested in helping out on a stall on Fair day, please contact Gail Arnall (Fair Secretary) via firstname.lastname@example.org or 0434 988 098. We look forward to hearing from you.
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.
We will be welcoming and accepting donations of second-hand books for this popular stall at the TGS Fair.
What: We accept all clean, good quality books (except encyclopaedias or textbooks)
When: Monday 17 September until Friday 9 November (7.00am – 7.00pm Mon-Fri), including school holidays
Where: Trinity’s maintenance services workshop (entry is off St John’s Parade, signposted book drop-off area)
We are also looking for volunteers to support the following roles:
- Pre-sorting of donated books early in Term 4
- Set-up on Saturday 17 November
- Sales 10.00am – 4.00pm on Sunday 18 November
- Pack-up on Sunday 18 November from 4pm onwards
If you are able to help out even for an hour or two, please do so! Please register via https://www.volunteersignup.org/ELDQP
It is time to have a good clean out and be ready donate your good quality pre-loved household goods and toys to the Trinity Fair. You can drop off donations from 7am – 8pm 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
- Set-up and pricing of goods on Saturday
- Sales 9.30am – 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.
Kate Curnow and Cathy Naismith
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 email@example.com
- Kirstie Mananov – firstname.lastname@example.org
The Jewellery Stall was a hit last year and we are once again asking for your support. Clear out your jewels!
All accepted (antique beauties are well appreciated) modern, silver, gold, costume – pass it onto someone who will love it.
Donations to Hudson House office where a box to be filled will await. Or if pick up is needed, please call Anastasia Morritt 0411 398 456.
The Plant Stall is holding a working bee 2.00pm – 3.15pm, Thursday 13 September, at the rear of Hudson House (corner of Wellington and Charles Streets). We’ll be potting up seedlings for the Trinity Fair – no experience or equipment necessary. Please drop in for any length of time to help us prepare for the Fair in November. If you can attend or would like to hear about future Plant Stall activities please email Vanessa Solomon: email@example.com
We’d also love to hear from you if you can contribute cuttings or plants to the stall.
The Cake Stall is seeking volunteers to assist in the following areas:
Cake Pack Preparation
Perhaps you can assist with preparing the cake packs to distribute to all of our students. We have set aside Thursday 4 October (last Thursday in the holidays) from 7pm in the East Room to make up the cake packs. Please contact Donna Cameron by email to firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to assist.
Donations & Packaging
During the afternoon of Saturday 17 November between midday and 5pm (the day before the fair) to receive donations –and assist with packaging. Please email Lisa Williams at email@example.com
Fair Day – Stall Volunteer
If you would like to assist on Fair Day on the Stall for an hour –please email Donna Cameron at firstname.lastname@example.org
For any families with bakeries or stores that may be able to assist with a donation, we would love to hear from you! Please email Jennifer Oliver at email@example.com
TUESDAY 11 SEPTEMBER
- OTGA Committee Meeeting, Hudson House 8.00pm
WEDNESDAY 12 SEPTEMBER
- AGSV Combined Athletics, Lakeside Stadium (students depart Trinity 7.00am)
THURSDAY 13 SEPTEMBER
- Headmaster’s Assembly 8.15am
- Trnity Shop 2.00pm – 4.00pm
- School Council, Hudson House 7.00pm
- VCE Art Exhibition concludes
FRIDAY 14 SEPTEMBER
- Year 7 Big Trip
- Team Meetings for Summer Sport 8.30am
- Term 3 concludes