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From the Principal

Over the years I have developed a habit of asking Year 12 graduates about their favourite memories of school. Usually one of the first things they mention is school camp!
 
I was privileged to visit one of our school camps this week: the Year 7 camp at Howman’s Gap Alpine Centre in Falls Creek. One hundred students and a dozen staff climbing high ropes, making damper, shooting arrows, scaling vertical walls, and navigating the forest. Boys and girls making new friends and challenging themselves, enveloped by the majesty of mountains, trees and lakes.
 
At the same time, our Year 10 students were in Anglesea this week, playing in the surf, canoeing, raft building and rope climbing.
 
Each camp requires our students to reflect: what are they learning about themselves, the world and about other people?
 
There are probably one hundred good reasons why kids should go on school camps, but here are my…
 
TOP 10 REASONS TO GO ON SCHOOL CAMP
 
  1. Discover new things about yourself and other people
  2. Make life-long friends
  3. Unplug from technology
  4. Reconnect with nature and the environment
  5. Spend the day being physically active
  6. Learn how to get along with other people
  7. Problem-solve and be creative
  8. Make decisions without input from Mum or Dad
  9. Learn resilience when things don’t quite go to plan
  10. Experience new things that will become memories and shared conversations for years to come
A vibrant and challenging camp program is an essential part of a Trinity Anglican College education. We want each of our students to discover the rich human experience of working alongside others in new terrain. We love to see our girls and boys immersed in the natural environment, enjoying the wonder of God’s creation, and understanding their mandate to sustain and care for our world.
 
We are genuinely grateful to the many Trinity staff who attend our camps. They farewell their own families and put their personal lives on hold so that Trinity students can experience invaluable learning in unfamiliar places. We are blessed to have such a team of dedicated staff.
 
Justin Beckett
Principal

From the Deputy Principal

Parent Teacher Interviews
Parent teacher interviews for students in Kindergarten/Prep through to Year 10 will be conducted on the dates listed below throughout Term 1.
 
Senior School (held in the Senior Centre, South Building), with the booking code zcc6t
  • Tuesday 21 March – 4.00pm – 7.30pm
  • Thursday 23 March – 4.00pm – 7.30pm
The link for all events can be found on the College website, under ‘School Interviews.'
 
Peter O'Neill
Deputy Principal

Chaplain's Reflections

In Galatians 5, the writer observes, “But the Holy Spirit produces this kind of fruit in our lives: love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. The Junior School have been exploring these qualities in chapel each fortnight and will be considering ‘patience’ next.

In a way, ‘love, joy and peace’ are the foundations for the remaining character strengths: ‘patience, kindness etc.’ Love, joy and peace are on the inside while the others are more external; they are about the way we interact with our environment and other people. If I find ‘love, joy and peace’ within, then the remaining qualities will flow from that place.

We all want to know where to find ‘love, joy and peace’. There are bookshelves full of suggestions. The wisdom of the Christian tradition says that finding love, joy and peace requires more than a technique – it calls for a relationship. If we will learn to be still, to listen and to pay attention, these virtues will lead us to their source - God the Holy Spirit.

The author of Galatians concludes: “There is no law against these things. Since we are living by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit’s leading in every part of our lives.” If we are open to God’s Spirit, there is no need for a technique (there are no rules) since our teacher is within.
Rev Bryn Jones
Chaplain

From the Director of Studies

Year 10 and 11 Assessment Tasks
Students in Years 10 and 11 are engaging with their course assessment programs with a number of assessment tasks falling due over the coming weeks.  Students should maintain a dialogue with their teachers and make sure that they are very clear about the requirements of each task. 

If a student is unable to submit or sit an assessment task because of illness or mishap, there is a firm set of protocols to be followed; this is outlined in assessment policy booklets that have been distributed to all students in Years 10-12.  In the first instance, parents and caregivers are to contact the Director of Studies, Ms Kym Armstrong, or the Head of Senior School, Mr Malcolm Thomas, when it is identified that a student will miss an assessment task.

Year 12 Mid-Course Exams
The Mid-Course Exams started on Wednesday of this week and conclude on Tuesday next week.  Whilst students have the examination timetable, this is also available on the College website.  We wish all of our Year 12 students well as they put in their best effort to demonstrate what they know and can do.

Disability Provisions for HSC Examinations
The Board of Studies offers special consideration for the examinations of students who are experiencing significant disadvantage because of conditions that impair their ability to perform in the examination setting.  In order to access this consideration, students must undertake an application process.  Students who think that they might be eligible are encouraged to speak to me. 

Year 11 & 12 Study Hall
The College is offering students in Years 11 and 12 the opportunity to work in a study hall environment two afternoons a week.  These sessions will take place from 3.15 to 4.30pm Tuesday and Thursday afternoons, downstairs in the south building of the Senior School.  Students will be able to access study and writing tips and will receive study assistance from the supervising teachers. 

NAPLAN 2017 – 9-11 May
In May 2017 the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) will be completed by all students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 in all government and non-government schools. NAPLAN has the support of all State and Territory Education Ministers and will assess the literacy and numeracy learning of students in all Australian schools.

The results of the tests will provide important information to schools about what each student can do, and will be used to support teaching and learning programs. Parents will receive a report indicating their child’s level of achievement. Each student’s level of achievement will be reported against the national minimum standard.
The tests will be conducted across Australia for all students from 9-11 May 2017.
 
    Tuesday 9 May    Wednesday 10 May        Thursday 11 May
 Language conventions
 (Spelling, Grammar and  Punctuation)
 
  Writing
 
  Reading   Numeracy
 
 
In the Numeracy tests, students do not require any measuring tools such as rulers or protractors. In Years 7 and 9, the Numeracy test is divided into two parts: one where a calculator is allowed and one where calculators are not to be used. For the calculator portion, the students should use the calculator that they currently use at school.
Friday 12 May – A ‘catch-up’ day is scheduled for students who missed a test or were absent on a test day.

Students may be considered for exemption from the tests if:
  • they are newly arrived in Australia (less than one year before the test) and with a language background other than English, or
  • they have significant intellectual disability and/or significant co-existing conditions that severely limit their capacity to participate in the tests.
All other students are expected to participate in the tests. Disability adjustments that reflect the student’s normal level of support in the classroom may be provided. Large print, braille and black and white versions of the tests are available for students with vision impairment.

Access to disability adjustments or exemption from the tests must be discussed with either Mr Steven Armstrong for students in Years 3 or 5, or Ms Kym Armstrong for students in Years 7 or 9, and a parent or carer consent form must be signed. Students may be withdrawn from NAPLAN by their parent or carer. This is a matter for consideration by parents and carers in consultation with the principal. If you wish to withdraw your child from the tests, you must sign a parent/carer consent form. Consent forms are available from the College.

Please make an appointment if you would like further information about your child’s participation in NAPLAN. For students in Years 3 or 5, contact Mr Steven Armstrong, Head of Junior School.  For students in Years 7 or 9, please contact Ms Kym Armstrong, Director of Studies.

Additional information about NAPLAN can be found at:
http://www.nap.edu.au/naplan/parent-carer-support/
Please contact me if you have any queries about these matters.
Ms Kym Armstrong
Director of Studies
 

From the Senior School

Relay for Life 2017
Fundraising for the Y11 Relay for Life Team began two weeks ago as Year 11 students prepared and cooked over three hundred bacon and egg rolls and hundreds of milkshakes to provide sustenance to the students and parents who had just completed the Ride to School Day. We had a large group of volunteers who arrived at school before 7am to begin preparing for the breakfast. Thanks to everyone for their support and patience as they waited to be served on the day. We raised over two thousand dollars towards our fundraising for the Cancer Council. Trinity is proud of its involvement in the Relay for Life and have raised over $77,000 since we started being a part of the relay in 2009. Year 11 are keen exceed last year’s total of $15,880 and are busy planning a range of events for the coming months.
 
UN Youth Victoria’s State Conference
Congratulations to Claire Coyle and Zoe Elgin-Stuczynski who attended the UN Youth State Conference last weekend. We applaud the girls' initiative in applying to attend the conference without the involvement of the teaching staff.

The 2017 State Conference theme is Sustaining Our World, which will allow students to look at issues such as sustainable development, international aid and non-government organisations, as well as how young people can engage in a global conversation about development.

The State Conference is a unique opportunity for all students to get involved in the international discussion about sustainable development, as well as meet new people from around the state who also have a passion for international change.
 
Year 7 Vaccinations
A reminder that Year 7 vaccinations will take place on Tuesday 21 March for those students who have returned the consent forms.
 
Malcolm Thomas
Head of Senior School
 

Nepal – Sherpa Everest Trek and Community Service Project 

Students from Years 9, 10 and 11 have been invited by Cathedral College, Wangaratta to join them in a trip to Nepal at the end of the year. There will be an information session at 6pm on Thursday 30 March in the Senior Centre North building for those students and parents who are interested. 
 
P&F Consultation Meetings

Interested in being involved in Trinity Anglican College's new P&F?  
Come along to one of the upcoming P&F Consultation Meetings:
5.30pm on Wednesday 22 March - Wodonga Campus Hall
5.30pm on Wednesday 29 March - Albury Campus 

Sponsorship of Disney’s
High School Musical
On Stage

Sponsorship of Disney’s High School Musical On Stage
 
Senior school students are singing and dancing their way through rehearsals for the College’s production, Disney’s High School Musical On Stage.
 
When: Friday 5 May 7pm, Saturday 6 May 2pm and 7pm
Cost:  Adult $25, Concession $17, Child $17, Family (2 adults,
2 concession/child) $70
Venue: Albury Entertainment Centre
 
Sponsorship packages are now available on a first-in best-dressed basis. Secure the best seats in the house and an advertisement in the full colour A4 program. Email rowena.newcomen@trinityac.nsw.edu.au to book your package.
 
Gold sponsorship $500 – One only remaining
Full page colour advertisement in program (inside front or inside back)
4 complimentary “best seats” tickets – choice of night
4 complimentary programs
 
Silver sponsorship $200
Business card advertisement on sponsorship page in program
2 Complimentary “best seats” tickets – limited available per session
2 Complimentary programs
 
Premium seating $35
Congratulatory message in program
1 ticket in “best seats” section
 
All packages available on a first-in best-dressed basis.
Additional tickets available as a package “add-on” at $35 per ticket. Premium seats will be adjacent to package ticket seats if booked at same time. Otherwise, all effort will be made to keep a group together, but cannot be guaranteed. Advertisements must be supplied in print-ready format in either A4 or business card (8.5cm wide by 5.5 high) size.
 

From the Junior School

Resilience: One of the most important skills that can be practised at any stage of life is that of resilience. The ability to bounce back and accept that not everything turns out as we expect or hope. Some of our most able practitioners of this skill are our youngest students. They recognise that not being correct, making a mistake, is just another step on the journey to full discovery. We all should encourage each other to take on challenges, to aim as high as we can with all we do. This should be done in the full knowledge that we have built on our resilience. The converse is not a good scenario. If we are not willing to risk being wrong or failing in some way then we cannot grow as learners. Many of our great thinkers and inventors sing this loudly. See below some students learning via trial and error. Rich lessons.

  

Ms Routledge is heading off on maternity leave this week and we all wish her well with the birth of her first baby later in the month. It is such an exciting time for Ms Routledge and her partner.
 
Ride to School/Clean-up Australia: Speaking of bouncing back and success it was amazing to witness the enthusiasm and spirit in the Ride to School Morning. Congratulations to all involved as this not only raises awareness of the need to maintain good health but opens eyes and minds to the simple pleasure that riding a bike can bring. I saw a number of students continuing the trend over the weekend. Thanks to Mr Thurling for his organisation and to all the parents and staff who gave of their time in the early morning to ensure the ride was smooth. The day also involved students taking care of our environment and gaining a level of respect for the needs of the local eco-systems. A couple of very aware student from Year 4s, Sophie Ingram and Isabella McKerlie have been running their own campaign of Nude-Food take stock of the amount of wrapping and other non-recyclables used in lunches. It is always great to support a student-driven initiative.
 
School Starting Time: The College has staff on duty from 8:05am each morning. When students arrive prior to 8.45am they should drop bags and return to the area around the front sandpit or make their way to the Library. This is an important safety issue for all. There are staff in attendance prior to these times but they are normally involved in meetings and preparation so are not attending to the College grounds.
 
Parent Helpers: Many thanks to all parents for their ongoing support. If you would still like to take part in this aspect could you please contact Mrs Rose in the Infants Centre.
 
Some dates for the diary:
Week 8
Tuesday 21 March  Junior School Assembly 6KM  2.15pm-3pm MPH
Wednesday 22 March   Year 1 Excursion Jindera Pioneer Museum  9am-1pm
Thursday 23 March  Year 3-6 Athletics Carnival
Thursday 23 March  CIS Swimming           
Week 9
Monday 27 March  Year 6 Mount Buffalo
Friday 31 March   Year 3-6 Cross-Country
Week 10
Monday 3 April  Grandparents Day 1.30–3pm
Tuesday 4 April  Infants Athletic Activities, School Oval
Tuesday 4 April  Easter Chapel Service, 
                           K-2 11.50-12.30pm, Y3-6 12.50pm–1.30pm
Thursday 6 April  ANZAC Service,10.05-11am   MPH
Friday 7 April  Junior School End of Term Assembly 9.05-10.05am MPH
Steven Armstrong
Head of Junior School

Wodonga Campus News

Academic Awards
 Well done to the awardees of our Class Academic Awards for this fortnight :
  • Prep – Charlie Cook       
  • Yr 1 – Niamh Slee
  • Yr 2 – Hayley Deval
  • Yr 3 - Angus Morgan
  • Yr 4 – Hudson Gray
  • Yr 5 – Elle Drew
  • Yr 6 – Riley Edwards


15 Merit Awards
 Jess McGregor  Georgia Stefaniak  Gaby Richardson  Jana Geerling
 Charlie Gray  Emily Franolic    
 Angus Morgan  Baidan Ross  Oscar Bayne  Gemma Wakefield
 Jack Leahy  Lithuka Siriwardana   Alisha Feillafe  Oliver Kavanagh
 Rosie Rawson  Sienna Jones  Sam Reid  Sophie Davies
 Amy Hayes  Maddison Kurtzer  Katie Gillis  Hayley Deval
 Chase Nelder  Eden Deverell  Lara Beniamine  
 Alice Talbot-Cunningham  Niamh Slee  Cohen McCluskey  Sally Bayne
 Beau Gray      
 Archie Kavanagh  Claire Berg  Anneliese Loffler  Cooper Scott
 Evangeline Reid  Ella Leonard  Freya Dean  Zachary Ellis
 Lily Jones  Imogen McCuskey  Kade Deverell  Isabella Stoffels
 Flynn McCorriston  Bronagh Slee    
 
Bus Travel - Victorian School Holidays
For those students who travel to school by bus please note that, due to the Victorian School Holidays, there will be no school buses operating on the last week of Term One – from Monday 3 to Friday 7 April. Parents will need to make their own arrangements to get students to school.
 
Swimming Carnival Report
Congratulations to students who so capably represented the College at the SSV Swim Carnival at Wodonga and then later in Shepparton. Lucy Elderfield, Fallon Locke, Hogan Locke (Team Captain), Sienna Plested, Madelaine Hayes, Tom Ramsdell, and Georgia Stefaniak.  After a superb effort in Shepparton, and finishing first in breaststroke, Fallon is off to the State Championships in Melbourne.  

    

Book Fair
Thanks to all those parents and friends who helped set-up and staff the Book Fair recently, and to parents who supported it so well. It is a tremendous fundraiser for our Campus and, quite apart from the fabulous reading materials available for students, it helps the College purchase additional resources for classrooms and the Library.  

Choosing a Book To Read
Over the last Newsletters we have discussed and shared reading strategies, I spoke of:
  • the Five Finger Rule;
  • appealing covers and larger print;
  • the format is visually appealing. The artwork and illustrations are realistic, interesting and diverse;
  • the text is written clearly without long confusing sentences and sophisticated language;
  • strong literary quality;
  • the opening of the novel/literature is exciting and draws in the reader;
  • the characters are realistic and the reader can relate to them;
  • the plot should be interesting and appealing. Plot is also developed through dialogue rather than long narrative descriptions;
  • choose literature that explores the lives of other children;
  • humour is present; and
  • there is one point of view - books are often written from the first person point of view.
Today, let’s talk through setting-up up a daily reading routine. This includes your child having a designated reading “spot” (cosy) where they can read free of distraction and focus on the reading. However, don’t limit where the reading can take place. Try these tips:

1. Take those forgotten stories off the bookshelf (perhaps you have some in the corner at home) and bring them everywhere: the doctor’s rooms, the park, in the car, by the bed, while waiting for ……  By putting books in your child’s everyday space, you’ll help him/her to connect reading with other everyday activities.
2. Designate a time to read. The routine of reading is established when time is dedicated to reading. In the same way we designate time for other tasks, set the routine by setting a specific time to read.
3. Tell your child a bedtime story, read to him/her, read on the lounge and share a story with your child.
4. Model reading by reading your own book.
5. Visit the local library and encourage your child to borrow books he/she enjoys (do not forget the five-finger test). Borrow a book or two for yourself and check the library book return date, so you and your child can work towards finishing the books before heading back and doing it all again.
6. Turn reading into a play activity. Toys, dolls, stuffed animals and action figures can double as popular story characters. With the help of the toys, have your child act out their favourite scene from their book. See if your son or daughter can make-up their own story using the toys – film the action and replay it. Challenge your child to find another story they can act out and film in the same way.
 
ANZAC Day, Wodonga Campus Service
The Campus will hold the annual Trinity ANZAC Day Service in the Campus Hall on Thursday 6 April at 11:50am. All parents and friends are most welcome to attend.

ANZAC DAY - Wodonga RSL Anzac Day Parade and Service
Preparations are also well underway for the Wodonga RSL Anzac Day Parade and Service to be held on Tuesday 25 April – before we recommence for Term 2. All students are invited to attend the March by being a part of the Trinity, Wodonga Campus contingent. Full winter school uniform is required.

The Dawn Service will commence at Woodland Grove at 5.45am and the March will assemble at 10.15am and move off from Havelock Street at 10.40am. During the 11:00am Service, to remember the fallen and represent the College, our School Captains will lay a wreath at the Cenotaph.

Parents & Friends Consultation Meeting 
A reminder that all parents are invited to attend the P&F consultation meeting at 5.30pm on Wednesday 22 March in the Hall.

Nut Free Zone
Trinity College currently has students enrolled that have been diagnosed as being at risk of anaphylaxis. Please ensure that you take care with foods that you send with your child to reduce the risk of an anaphylactic reaction. Please do not pack any food with nuts or nut products.

Chapel Service And Assemblies
Parents are very welcome to attend the Campus Chapel Services and Assemblies that are to be held over a fortnightly roster throughout the term:
Week A    Chapel – Thursdays, 2.10pm in the Hall
Week B    Assembly – Thursdays, 11.50am in the Hall

Wodonga - Dates for the Diary:
Week 8
Tue 21 March Visit Cathedral College, Wangaratta – Yr 6
Wed 22 March  Jindera Pioneer Museum Visit, Yr 1
Thur 23 March Junior School Athletics Carnival, Years 3-6
Week 9
Wed 29 March Growing Boys into Good Men – Albury Campus, 4pm
Wed 30 March  Easter Chapel Service, 2.10pm
Thur 31 March  Cross Country Carnival, Albury Campus, P-6, 11.30am
 Wodonga Classes finish at 2.10pm
Sun 2 April  Daylight Savings Ends
Week 10
Mon 3 April  Grandparents’ Day, Campus Hall, 9:15am – 11:00am
Tue 4 April  Infants Sports Activities P/K-2, 12-2pm
Wed 5 April  Campus Easter Hat Parade, 9:30am
Thur 6 April  Campus Anzac Day Service, Campus Hall, 11:50am
Fri 7 April  Term 1 Final Assembly, 11.50am
Classes finish for Term 1, 3.10pm
Chris O’Loan
Head of Wodonga Campus
Words Their Way  

Parents can read more about Words Their Way by accessing the website http://www.pearson.com.au/educator/primary/browse-resources-online/english/words-their-way/

Words Their Way enables all teachers to assess, clearly identify and document each student’s spelling stage and tailor activities to improve student’s spelling knowledge. It is a teacher-directed, student-centred approach to vocabulary growth and spelling development, whereby students engage in a variety of sound, pattern and meaning activities, sorting pictures and words. It caters for differentiated learning in the classroom, rather than a one size fits all solution.Words Their Way.

The Junior School Albury and Wodonga, are implementing a new resource for our spelling and literacy program.

           

From the Director of Sport and Co-Curricular

Sports Report
The past fortnight has been a big week in the pool for our representative swim teams. On all occasions the College has been proudly represented with competitors achieving fantastic individual results, the foundation of our team’s success.
 
The Big Splash
Trinity College was proudly represented in the Albury Wodonga Big Splash on Wednesday, 2 March. The program comprised a number of relay races, aiming to raise awareness for mental health and much needed funds for ‘Headspace’ and ‘Survivors of Suicide’.
 
Thank you to the College students who represented the Senior School who came third in the 6 x 50m Butterfly High Schools event. The Junior School 4 x 50mtr Freestyle team of Alice Male, Bridie Geraghty, Lachie Elgin and Oscar Kreutzberger took out the Primary School 4 x 50mtr Freestyle.
 
BISSA Swimming 2017
The Trinity College BISSA Swimming team set sail at 7am sharp. Nerves began to kick in early as our first crew member went down sea sick on the outskirts of Wagga Wagga.
 
The rising sun over the water’s edge brought the team to life with the help of the fearless team skipper, Simon Walsh. Despite the buccaneers being slightly destabilised by a few absent age champions, the Senior School girls managed to come in third overall and the boys fifth, leaving Trinity to place fifth overall.
 
Congratulations to all our swimmers on the day, especially to both Sarah-Jane Male and Mackensey House who were Age Champions. Paddy Duggan and Penny McEachern placed in the top two in their respective age groups. Mackensey House had an amazing day, breaking the 16 years 50m Freestyle Girls record with 27.31 seconds!
 
At the end of the day, the crew walked out of the battle with their heads held high and proud of each other’s efforts. The voyage home was smooth, although for some, sleepy sailing.
 
RAS Primary Swimming 2017
The heat was fierce and blistering. Our swimmers were at the ready. The starters pistol was loaded. Lachie Elgin, like a true amphibian, attacked the water and effortlessly led the Trinity gold rush. But he wasn’t alone; Alice Male, the Kreutzberger brothers and Harry Harrington all struck Gold.
 
Our Trinity side shone with its boundless ambition and inspiring participation. We started our big day feeling excited, spent the day exhilarated and ended feeling elated. With a total of nine Champions and Runners-Up Age Champions, Trinity took out first place at the RAS Primary Swimming Carnival for 2017. Congratulations to all our swimmers on the day!
 
            Age Champions          Runners-Up Age Champions
 Becky White (Girls 8/9 Years)  Alessandro Vaccaro (Boys 8/9 Years)
 Archie Kreutzberger (Boys 8/9 Years)  Georgina Carlin-Larsen (Girls 10 Years)
 Oscar Kreutzberger (Boys 10 Years)  Bridie Geraghty (Girls 11 Years)
 Harry Harrington (Boys 11 Years)  Alice Male (Girls 12/13 Years)
 Lachie Elgin (Boys 12/13 Years)  
   Third Place in their Age Group:
   Josh Gould (Boys 10 Years)
                                                                                                           
We also had some amazing swimmers break records in the pool!
 
Archie Kreutzberger:        100m Freestyle 1:31:06
Oscar Kreutzberger:         100m Freestyle 1:21:16 and 50m Butterfly 44:62
Lachie Elgin:                     100m Freestyle 1:11:23
Max Neave:                       50m Butterfly 42:02
Relays:                              Trinity Boys 10 Years 4x50m Relay 2:51:51
Boys:                                 200m Medley Relay 2:59:31
 
Congratulations to all of our swimmers who contributed to Trinity’s win on the day!
 
Hume Region Swimming Carnival
After the success of the School Sport Victoria Upper Hume District carnival, six students represented the College and Upper Hume District at the Regional Swim Championships, in Shepparton. This small, but determined team took on the best swimmers from within the Hume Region. Congratulations to Fallon Locke for winning the 10 Years Girls 50 metre Breaststroke and qualifying to swim at the State Championships. After going back-to-back at the Upper Hume District carnival the 11 Years Girls came third in the 4 x 50 metre Freestyle Relay. Well done to all swimmers!
 
Mortimer Shield
The College teams were revved up with a little scratch match and explanation of the rules. Things started off a little shaky for 6MR’s girl’s rugby side losing their first match but their teamwork improved and watching 6SF’s first win assisted the girls from 6MR tactically.
 
After a few wins and loses the girls were excited for their final game with both ending the day on a winning high.  Overall, both sides came in third place in their respective pools. Congratulations to Amelie Scott and Bella Clancy who received the players’ player award for the day! Also, a big congratulations to all the girls who participated on the day!
 
Trinity’s Boys Rugby side played extremely well in all their matches. The boys’ first game was against Holy Spirit, which ended in an entertaining 8-8 draw. For the next game, Trinity took on Tumbarumba and were resounding 16-8 winners. On countback, the Trinity boys went into the 3 v 4 playoffs against Hume Public. The boys again played with great enthusiasm and sportsmanship, coming away winners 16-8, to finish third for the carnival.
 
The teamwork was impressive and enthusiasm was great. Congratulations to all the boys who played on the day, in particular, Jun Yang Lin, who dominated play and received the boys’ best player award on the day.  Congratulations everyone;  we look forward to next year’s Mortimer Shield.
 
Senior School – Steamers Cup
A team of Year 7 and 8 boys recently competed in the Rugby Union 7’s Gala Day. Despite some of the boys having little experience in Rugby Union they were very competitive and made the final of the competition. The team were unlucky with injuries to key players and took the field in the final with only six players. This made it a very difficult task to win the competition. The boys played with skill and tenacity but were unable to overcome Murray High who were deserved winners. The Trinity team consisted of Joseph Rawson, Levi Senini, Aaron Spencer, Izaak Schollick, Jamison Scott, Lachlan Stone, Alex Jacobs, Josh Sanderink and Ned Satchell. Congratulations to Jamison Scott who was voted most valuable player in the Year 7/8 competition.

CIS Sport
Congratulations to Tom Ferguson on his recent selection in the CIS Primary Schools AFL side. Tom will represent the College and the Independent Schools of NSW at the NSW All Schools AFL Championships later in the year.

Athletics Carnival
This coming Thursday, 23 March is the Junior School Athletics Carnival. All students will receive an information note, including a program.
 
The Senior School Athletics Carnival is the following day, Friday, 24 March. All families are reminded to familiarise themselves with the information sent home in regards to starting time and travel arrangements.
 
Senior School students will again have to make their way directly to the Alexandra Park Athletics Complex (with a shuttle service also provided from the College). All students will be expected to be at Alexandra Park Athletics Complex by 8:45am. If they have nominated to participate in the first rotation of events they must be at the track by 8:20am for an 8:30am start.
 
Time     Boys           Girls    
 
 
 13yr  14yr  15yr  16yr  18yr  Break  13yr  14yr 1 5yr  16yr  Open
8.30am High Jump Long Jump Javelin Discus Shot put   1500m
 
Students in Years Kinder/Prep-2 will participate in an Athletics Tabloid Carnival on Tuesday, 4 April 2017. This event will be conducted at our Albury campus and will include modified athletics events combined with a cross-country run. 

Tennis
Congratulations the Gundowring North Section 3 Tennis Team!   Last week this team, made up of Trinity students, won the grand final of the Kiewa Talgarno Tennis Association.  Well done to Tom Kemp (Year 9), Kelvin Peters (Year 8), Jessica Kemp (Year 8), Zac Reid (Year 7) and Joe Rawson (Year 7).

              
 
Nash Clark
Director of Sport and Co-Curricular

Performing Arts Co-Curricular Program

The many Performing Arts co-curriculum programs are well and truly up and running for Term 1 and students are enjoying a wide variety of offerings run by our Performing Arts Teachers.

Music Ensembles
Mrs Mordacai and the Stage Band are busy preparing for an ‘Evening of Jazz’ to be held at Albury Wodonga Theatre Company on Tuesday 28 March. The Flute Quartet recently performed at the Principal’s induction and Ash Wednesday chapel service and the Rock Band are preparing the song ‘Forget You’ for an end of term assembly. Pops Orchestra have commenced rehearsals for 2017 and are currently working on Star Wars: The Force Awakens and Gabriel’s Oboe in preparation for the Senior School Performance evening in Term 3.

Mr Spokes has commenced rehearsals with the Jazz Quintet for 2017 who are also working towards the Evening of Jazz night. The ensemble are working on Timber, Habits and Sweet Child O’ Mine in various 1920s, 30s jazz and Motown styles made popular by The Postmodern Jukebox YouTube sensation.

Ms Swan has been working hard with the new 2017 Dynamites vocal group who are excited to announce that we are working on some new repertoire, including songs from the movie ‘The Sapphires’, and music by Ingrid Michaelson. Ms Swan has also been working with the Junior String Orchestra to celebrate the remake of Beauty in the Beast by learning the theme song for you to enjoy later in the year.
 
Drama Ensembles
Mrs Mancer has been enjoying working with the Girls' Drama Group every Wednesday morning. They have been exploring improvisation and ensemble skills learning how to create effective performances while working together to achieve cohesive theatre. Mr Mancer and the Boys Drama Group have continued to work every Friday morning on their improvisation and play building skills. Both the girls and boys Drama Groups have been honing their skills in Theatresports in preparation for some performances later in the year.
 
Emma Mancer
Co-ordinator of Performing Arts Co-Curricular

Year 7M Budding Archaeologists!

“Me want Cookie!”

Year 7s are currently in the depths of learning about archaeology and the skills required to excavate artefacts for our future knowledge. What better way to understand this concept than with a biscuit!!

      
Each student, or should I say, archaeologist, was given a choc chip cookie, a grid reference and a toothpick as their tools. Their objective was to extract the ancient artefact (choc chip) from the grid site (cookie) without compromising the cookie or the choc chip. How were they going to do this without losing their job? Some archaeologists were more successful than others and others just got lucky! Some were patient and careful, others had their eyes on the prize (the cookie). All in all, each student challenged themselves to extract the most choc chips, but more importantly gain an understanding of the daily life of an archaeologist. When asked at the end of the activity to write down three things that you learned about the work of an archaeologist, some of the comments were…
“I learned that an archaeologist has to have a lot of patience!”
“Once you start digging, you have to keep going until you find a choc chip!”
“I thought the choc chip was just a little one, but as I kept digging, I realised that it was huge!”

And yes, you guessed right…they all got to eat the fruits of their labour!

                                                                                                                              Kate Millan

From the Canteen

During Term 1 students in Years K-2 will not be able to place canteen lunch orders on Fridays. This is due to the very large numbers of Junior students ordering on Fridays. Please order for your K-2 child on any other day of the week!  Sincere apologies for any inconvenience this may cause. 

Menu
Please note LOL is no longer available at the Canteen. Also Lasagne is unavailable at this time owing to supply issues, but will be available for Term 2. The Canteen no longer carries 300ml flavoured milk, instead stocking 300ml plain milk $1.50, accompanied by a flavoured “Sipahh” straw for $2. These straws contain only ½ teaspoon sugar and taste great. There will be an updated menu on the College website soon.

Thank you to volunteers Danielle Piltz, Cathy Giltrap, An Benoot, Monica Catalan, Lisa Power and Melanie Sandstrom.
 
 Week 8B Term 1  Helper  Week 9A Term 1  Helper 
 Mon 20 March  Maria Slaughter  Mon 27 March  Danielle Piltz
 Tue 21 March  Melanie Sandstrom  Tue 28 March  Melanie Sandstrom
 Wed 22 March  An Benoot  Wed 29 March  An Benoot
 Thu 23 March  Volunteer Required  Thu 30 March  Volunteer Required
 Fri 24 March  Monica Catalan  Fri 31 March  Monica Catalan

Margaret Cochrane
Canteen Manager

Trinity Uniform Shop

A reminder that all students are required to be in their full winter uniform at the commencement of Term 2.
  
School Holiday Trading
The Uniform Shop will close for the school holidays from Thursday 6 April at 5pm, opening for holiday trading on Thursday 20 April from 9am-4pm only.  The store will re-open and return to regular trading hours on Wednesday 26 April at 8.30am.
Cathy Katsoolis
Uniform Shop Manager
 

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