Issue 2, 19 February 2021
What a week we've had! I find myself reflecting on the snap lock down this time last Friday, the initial dread followed by the sheer admiration of our community. Staff, students, and you as our families all came together to ensure the students maintained a learning program, talked about well being and made the most of a situation beyond our control.
The ability for our children to be so resilient and so independent through this time is such a credit to you as their parents. With news yesterday that we can proceed with our swimming carnivals next week and even better, welcome our parents as spectators there is a sense of joy in being able to come together as community again.
We look forward to seeing as many of you as are able to visit us at our carnivals next week as we slowly but surely work within our operating guidelines to join together as community.
The Season of Lent
This week we have begun the season of Lent. Lent, in the Christian tradition, is the period of 40 days before Easter where as Christians we spend time preparing for Easter.
Beginning on Ash Wednesday, Lent is a season of reflection and preparation before the celebrations of Easter. By observing the 40 days of Lent, Christians replicate Jesus Christ's sacrifice and withdrawal into the desert for 40 days. Lent is marked by fasting, both from food and festivities.
Whereas Easter celebrates the resurrection of Jesus after his death on the cross, Lent recalls the events leading up to and including Jesus' crucifixion by Rome. Our Worship themes will focus on Lent and Holy Week as we move towards Easter.
We thank God for His ultimate sacrifice. We thank God for the freedom that we have today.
SCHOOL PHOTOS - Monday 22 February
Students have received the photo envelopes with purchasing information. College photo day is always busy, with photos running across every minute of the day. Please see important information below:
Sibling photos: will be taken during second break on the day (1:05 - 1:40pm). It is important that students are aware if they are having a sibling photo taken, and what time to arrive at Sunset Hall. Can you please support the college by having conversations at home letting your students know if they are having a sibling photo and that it is being taken during Break 2. Unfortunately the college is not always aware of sibling photo purchases, so your assistance is greatly appreciated.
Student Leadership Photos: Are scheduled for before school. Please see below for times. If for any reason your child cannot make their allocated time, please contact your child’s class or PCG teacher.
8.20 - Secondary College Captains
8.25 - Primary School Captains
8.30 - Chaffey House Leaders (Sec & Primary)
8.35 - Deakin House Leaders (Sec & Primary)
8.40 - Mitchell House Leaders (Sec & Primary)
8.45 - Sturt House Leaders (Sec & Primary)
Uniform Expectations: will not change for photos. We hope to see all our students dressed just as they do each and every school day. In saying this, photo day can sometimes provide additional stress or worry to a student’s day. To assist in the preparation for photo day, we encourage families to discuss the uniform guidelines together. Please remember, if your child normally wears their PE uniform to school on Monday, let them know they will need to wear their Formal Uniform for photo purposes. Students are welcome to bring their sports uniform to change for PE class after photos.
Back to Basics – Uniform Guidelines
- Hair must be neat and tidy. Hair that is longer than collar length should be pulled back with ties, bands, ribbons that are black, neutral or College colours.
- Jewellery – students are able to wear a watch, plain cross necklace, one set of plan thin sleepers or small studs in the earlobes only, one plain friendship ring.
- Shoes – Polishable, black lace up, buckle or Velcro leather shoes.
- Socks – Boys – Navy, Girls – White
- Makeup – No Make-up, fingernails with clear polish only.
Congratulations to all of our students who stood for the various leadership roles offered by the College. It is wonderful to see so many of our students wanting to make a difference around the School. Voting is complete and the following students were chosen as House Leaders and SRC Representatives. We will finalise plans for a badge ceremony and communicate with families in due course.
Secondary: Zhoe McGinty and Joseph Callaghan
Primary: Isabella Dean and Lilie Downward
Secondary: Lacinda Ribarits and Sofia Puerto
Primary: Billy Cumming and Mabel Nitschke
Secondary: Esther Fanoiki and Kaan Fuat
Primary: Max Hammerton and Kadence Lush
Secondary: Emilya Kinnane and Taylan Karakurt
Primary: Sam Mills and Ariella Zweck
Class A: Sofia Falivene and Zainah Kazi
Class B: Briony Reese McLeod and Dane Alexander
Class C: Dillon James and Sage Beveridge
Class D: Ella Gleeson and Olivia Donaghy
Class A: Ebbin Botha and Jake Kaeser
Class B: Mya Reid and Sienna Shah
Class C: Jade Whitfield and Sheranpreet Gill
Chaffey: Zahra Kazi and Jitenpreet Sidhu
Deakin: Adithya (Aadi) Pradad and Dhanya Lotia
Mitchell: Gemma Hines and Jae Knobben
Sturt: Talia Woodroffe
Upcoming events - Swimming Carnival
Swimming Carnival - It is with great excitement that we can confirm that parents can come and spectate at our Year 3-10 Carnival on Tuesday 23 February and the Prep - Year 2 Carnival on Friday 26 February!
In order to ensure that both the College and the Pools meet their Covid Safe Requirements we kindly ask ALL SPECTATORS to follow the below procedures:
- All spectators are required to check in using the pool QR Code
- When unable to socially distance spectators over the age of 12 must wear a mask
- All access to and from the pool facility is ONLY via the main gate
All students will be required to sign in and sign out. Parents taking students home at any stage throughout the day MUST sign their child/ren out at the sign in table located at the main entrance of the pool.
A BBQ is provided for students however it is encouraged that all students bring healthy lunches and plenty of water on the day. Please also remember to ensure students apply sunscreen.
House spirit is a fun aspect of our carnivals. Students can wear some accessories in their house colours but are asked to ensure their sports uniform is the basis of this, remembering SUN SAFETY at all times.
We look forward to a fun filled day!
Drop Off and Pick Up Zones - Safety
Thank you to families who continue to support the safety of our students in our drop off and pick up zones.
Please remember that if you need to exit your vehicle in anyway we ask that you do not use a drop off zone but instead park your vehicle in a designated area, thank you.
We also ask that you please be considerate of our school neighbours and when parking in local streets that you ensure driveways are clear and stay off people's lawns.
2022 Prep Enrolments
Trinity is seeing an influx in demand and we would like to make sure our current families are able to attend. If you have a Prep student for 2022, now is the time to complete your Application for Enrolment.
Please complete the Application for Enrolment if you have a Prep student for 2022.
To ensure a position in the 2021 Instrumental Program please complete and return enrolment form.
Sporting Opportunity for Young Females
On behalf of the Australia Golf Foundation, Mildura Golf Resort is offering girls 10 to 16 the opportunity to start or continue their golfing journey with a group of girls a similar age.
The program will provide a year’s membership and four school terms of tuition at Mildura Golf Resort throughout 2021, delivered by PGA professional Brad Pitt. There is no cost, just a commitment to participate.
The program begins on Saturday March 6 (9am to 10 am) and requires just one hour of attendance each Saturday during the school term. Equipment is provided.
For further information, please contact Brad on 0458 377 609 or email@example.com