Trinity Connect

Issue 14, 18 October 2019

Principal's News

Term 4 is well and truly underway as the end of year fast approaches. This term is typically filled with what can seem like endless calendar events, celebrations and Christmas parties. However this is also a term where, as educators, we are in the privileged position of being able to observe our students demonstrating the skills they have learnt so far this year and build on them as they prepare for the year ahead.

We are also making final arrangements for our various end of year celebrations and events as well as preparations for year ahead.

In amongst the busyness I have also encouraged our staff to find a moment to pause, take in and reflect on the growth of our students, their classes, how they are working and how far they have come so far this year.

We thank God for the opportunity to serve Him as we educate our students in such a caring and supportive community. May these coming weeks give you a chance to also reflect on the growth of your children this year and celebrate the amazing young people that they are.

Eloise Beveridge

Day For Daniel - Wear RED this FRIDAY 25 OCTOBER

The Student Council is coordinating Day for Daniel on Friday, 25 October. We ask that students wear red and can sport crazy hair styles for the day with a gold coin donation. Students are reminded that clothing need to be appropriate and wear sports shoes and a hat for the day. Classes across the College will access the valuable resources for children and young people provided by the foundation that focuses on child safety.

Mary Poppins

What an incredibly professional, entertaining and absolutely enjoyable performance we were treated to last week, Mary Poppins was simply amazing!

Our staff and students in the cast and crew are to be commended for their dedication and commitment to the preparation of and rehearsals of the show. At all times our students were not only talented but conducted themselves sensibly and maturely. We are so incredibly proud of them all and are so grateful to have such admirable students!

A special thanks also to the staff team behind the show, especially the Production leaders, Kate Hawtin, Director and Cassie Middleton and Katrina Stewart for their assistance to Kate. What a blessing these ladies are to Trinity!

We could not have asked for a more successful 2019 College Musical, thank you once again to all involved!

Thank You PTFA

Our incredible new playground has been a huge hit with our students! Thank you to our PTFA for their generous gift to the College. The playground continues our plans to develop spaces for the learning and development of all students at Trinity.

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Communication Update - Mobile Friendly Parent Lounge Portal

Communication is something that we as a College can always work on and continue to improve, striving to streamline our processes and ensure we can reach every family.

It has become apparent that there have been a number of notices for parents that staff have placed in the Parent Lounge Daily Notices section that are being missed by our families. While life is busy for us all can we please encourage our families to log in and check the Parent Lounge regularly so that important items are not overlooked.

TASS have now made the Parent Portal mobile friendly! We recommend logging in to Parent Lounge on your device and then creating a link to your home screen, it will then work like an app for you with it being one button away from being able to scroll daily notices, the college calendar etc.

Thank you for working with us as we all find ways to ensure communication is shard as efficiently and effectively as possible.

Drop and Stride Launch/Walk to School Day

Friday 25th October 2019 at 8.15am, 542 Walnut Ave, Mildura.

This year Trinity Lutheran College will be combining the Walk to School Day with the launch of the College’s “Drop and Stride Zone”.

What are they?

DROP and STRIDE zones are a place away from the school where parents can safely drop off and pick up their children at specific times of the day.

Children walk or ride the short distance to and from school, together with other students also using the zone.

We encourage as many families as possible to join us at the College Drop and Stride point for Friday’s launch and walk to school together. Members of the Mildura City Council and some other guests will also be on hand for the launch.

Please note that the DROP and STRIDE zone will not be manned after Friday’s launch and it is important they are only used during the designated times.

Celebration of Life

One of the things that my family and I love about Trinity is the community which we get to be a part of. Both as a teacher and as a parent, I have felt welcomed and accepted. Romans 12:5 states “There are many people who belong to Christ. And yet, we are one body which is Christ’s. We are all different but we depend on each other.”

As a community it is so important to celebrate wonderful news with each other and while Andy and I wait on the arrival of our own little bundle, it was hard not to notice the baby boom that was occurring in the Junior Primary this year!

Late last term we organised to get together and chat about all things 'new baby'. It was a wonderfully uplifting morning where we could celebrate our growing community.

We would like to thank our Year 9/10 Hospitality students for cooking up a feast for our Mum's and Bub's. They did an amazing job!

Belinda Lang

Student Achievement