Christmas message from the Principal

Christmas message from the Principal

Christmas message and update from Principal Adrian Farrer

Dear Trinity community,

It was such a pleasure to see so many of you at our wonderful Carols Service in St Paul’s Cathedral last week. As always, it was a wonderful way to ring in the festive season as a community.

As the (120th!) school year draws to a close, we have been sharing in lots of special milestones and traditions over recent weeks, from presentation events to final services in the Trinity Chapel. To our graduating young people and their families – congratulations and thank you once again for sharing your educational journey with us.

In my role, it is a privilege to collaborate with our staff and parent cohort to shepherd our students through another school year. Our young people have grown (both literally and figuratively!) this year, developing in the classroom, on the sports field and on the stage, and we are immensely proud of them in their pursuit to become the very best they can be.

Masterplan Underway

Behind the scenes, we have been laying some important groundwork for Trinity itself to be the best it can be, both for our students now and for future generations of the “green and gold”.

We are already well underway with some enabling works for our approaching Masterplan redevelopment.

Robertson and Tonge buildings 

The ground floors of the Robertson and Tonge buildings along Wellington Street are currently being renovated and repurposed as innovative teaching and learning spaces for the commencement of Term 1 2024.

Artist’s impression of Robertson and Tonge breakout spaces. 

Artist’s impression of Robertson and Tonge teaching and learning spaces. 

The E Block

The E Block (south of our Early Learning Centre) is being demolished and a more contemporary facility is being constructed to accommodate the Year 8 cohort. This will also allow for our Year 8 group to be united again after being split in two for some years, and for the current Year 8 portable units (south of our Centre for the Arts) to be dismantled and removed, in readiness for future Masterplan construction.

These foundational works pave the way for some next exciting steps.

Underscored by the Strategic Plan, our approach is being informed by four Strategic Concepts that were derived from the comprehensive community and stakeholder engagement process, as well as our strategic educational objectives and the performative requirements of the campus. 

They are:

  • Developing a personalised learning environment
  • Creating age and stage communities
  • Improving connections and safe passage between the campuses
  • Building a place to belong

The architects we have been working alongside have embraced the opportunities of our unique site to imagine an inclusive, contemporary and future-focused environment for Trinity, the full detail of which I look forward to sharing with you in the new year.

I wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday break, and I look forward to welcoming back plenty of familiar (and new!) faces in our 121st year.

Adrian Farrer