Trinity Connect

Issue 11, 9 August 2019

Principal's News

Student learning is the core of all schools and undoubtedly the focus for every teacher, parent and student. At Trinity we are focussed on continual improvement to ensure our students are engaged in the most positive learning experiences possible. Research indicates that there are many factors that influence student achievement and as you would expect these will vary from child to child. John Hattie, a world renowned education researcher and lead voice in the Australian educational reform has studied significant factors over more than 10 years. His research indicates 252 influences and in some cases the results can be surprising. Collective teacher efficacy is ranked as the most significant impact on student learning with student effort and a variety of specific teaching strategies such as scaffolding being in the top 20 influences. The more publicised areas of class sizes, finances and fancy facilities rank in the lower 25%.

The research tells us that while there are clearly many factors that educators need to consider to drive student improvement that the classroom environment our staff create and the connections our students feel within their school community are paramount to student success.

Have a great week,

Eloise Beveridge

Athletics Carnival

Tuesday 13 August, 2019 @ Aerodrome Oval for all students in Prep to Year 10. Please refer to the note that was emailed home previously, attached below for all the details.

Many thanks to our PTFA for providing a sausage sizzle for our students on Tuesday at the carnival.

Book Week

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Book week activities

Bookweek is the 18th to 22nd August

Library fun activities - each lunchtime

Book Fair - lunchtimes and afterschool - EFT available

DRESS UP PARADE - Monday 26th August 9am in Sunset Hall

Interest in Before School Care and Holiday Care

Trinity Lutheran College is considering establishing a Before School Care and Holiday Care service within the school grounds. In conjunction with Trinity Lutheran College, Camp Australia is surveying families to determine the need for care within the school community.

We encourage families that would use the Before School Care and/or Holiday Care service on a permanent or casual basis to complete the below survey:

Camp Australia - Link to Survey

Expressions of interest survey for Before School Care and Holiday Care at Trinity Lutheran College


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