Trinity Catholic School Newsletter

04 April 2019
Issue Ten
Upcoming Events
Principal's News
Maths Shapes in 1/2UR  
Art Responding Creatively to the Everyday
Student Leadership 
Family Engagement Books in Homes Assembly
Richmond Community Announcements
EXTEND After Care
Trinity Catholic School
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57 Davison Street
Richmond, Victoria, 3121

Upcoming Events

What's On - Term 1




5th April       Last day of Term 1.30pm finish. Assembly @ 1pm


Term 2

23rd April     Students Return

9th May         School Photos

9th May         First Reconciliation Parent Night

23rd May       School Sports Day

14th May        Naplan

15th May       Family Mass @ 9.15am 


16th May       Naplan

31st May        School Closure Day- Berry Street 

5th June        First Reconciliation

11th June      School Closure Day- Staff at Aboriginal Catholic Ministry

19th June      Trinity Feast Day Mass @ 9.15am

26th June      Student Led Conferences

27th June      Reports Home

28th June       Last day of Term


Term 3

15th July - Students Return

30th July - First Communion Parent Night

31st July - St Ignatius Mass @ 9.15am

8th-9th - August School Closure Days- Staff  Professional Learning - Catholic Identity and First Aid

15th August - Assumption Mass @ 9.15am

19th September - School Concert

20th September - Last day of Term



Term 4

7th October - Students Return

9th October -  Confirmation Parent Night @ 7.30pm

23rd October -  Whole School Mass @ 9.15am

25th October - Confirmation

30th October - 1st November Year 5/6 School Camp

28th November - Student Led Conferences

5th December - Community Carols

10th December - Year 6 Graduation

11th December - End ofYear Mass

12th December - End of Year Celebration Day

16th December - Last Day of School (students)


Principal's News


Dear Families

Congratulations to our students on a great term's learning. It was wonderful this week to walk around our school at Expo and hear students share their learning from their units of work and to be able to reflect on what they have learned and how far they have come in their understanding since they began in January.


Thanks to our parents and carers for their great support over the term and for making our many community events so vibrant and enjoyable. Finally, a huge thanks to our staff, who have worked tirelessly this term, and have consistently led learning by being exemplars of learning themselves. 

Student Leaders Day

Thanks to our Leaders who participated in our Student Leaders Day on Monday. The students looked at the qualities of leaders, reviewed their roles and set goals on areas they wanted to lead improvement in across our school. A big thanks to Miss Antonella for preparing and leading the day and making it fun and engaging for the students. 

Learning Expo

It was great to see so many parents and carers attending our Learning Expo on Tuesday. Seeing the great work of our students and teachers across the term is always a great pleasure, but it was particularly great to see the progression of learning across all the year levels. Talking to some of our Junior students, they were very excited to see the work of the older grades, and couldn't imagine 

Holiday Upgrades

Over the holidays work will begin(and hopefully end!) during the second week of the holidays  on our Adventure playground upgrades, with new equipment installed and extra seating available for students and families around the perimeter. Thanks again to our P & F (ans our families who have supported their great work) who are assisting in supporting the upgrades with the money they have raised.  


Our Parish will also be undertaking work on the St James Church roof on the holidays as part of their St James Church Refurbishment. 

Year 7 Applications for Government Schools

Enrolment forms for putting in preferences to attend Government Schools  in 2020 have been delayed. DEET have now told me that they will  be available on the 23rd of April on their Year 6-7 transition website . If you are applying for a school that has special entry requirements, please contact them directly to confirm that there are no additional forms to fill in. 

Richmond Library Holiday Activities

Our friend Lizzie at the Richmond Library has sent us an overview of the activities programme at Richmond Library. There is a lot on offer so please have a look if you are looking for something to do during the holidays. 

1.30pm Finish this Friday

Tomorrow is the last day of term and school finishes at 1.30pm. If you require after school care, please book in in advance. 


Children may dress in Casual clothes


Please have a wonderfully relaxing and safe holidays everyone. We look forward to seeing you next term. 



Shapes in 1/2UR

Learning about Shapes in 1/2UR  




This week in 1/2 UR we have been learning about shapes. We have looked at 2D shapes and their properties as well as learning to identify them. The 1/2s have also been learning about 3D shapes and have  used nets to construct their own 3D shapes. They have ordered them by type and by properties and looked for these 3D shapes in our environment. One of their tasks was to go on a shape hunt with a checklist and identify the shapes they found in the classroom and out in the playground. The students were enthusiastic about creating their own shape community helpers and used shapes to help them build mini class community structures.


Cam: “I am learning about 3D shapes in my world”

Amy:"Making the nets was challenging but it helped me understand what how to find my shape.”

Dennis: “Now I know what shape look like and how to use them to build things like people do in our community”

Ellie: “I enjoyed making my own shapes and learning new ones like a tetrahedron”

Responding Creatively to the Everyday



Year Three and Year Four students have been discussing how we can use everyday objects to generate artwork. In creating our most recent art piece, Year Three and Year Four students used paper plates to make a 3D flower.

Throughout this process Year Three and Year Four students have learnt to:

  • create 3D artwork using everyday objects

  • paint using watercolour paints and how to blend the paints

  • cut difficult shapes with intention - to create a petal shape

The process of making our 3D flowers can be broken down into three steps:

  • cut out three paper plates, each one slightly smaller than the last

  • paint each plate using watercolour paints, blending different colours together

  • glue the three plates together, curling the edges with a pencil to create a more realistic petal shape, then decorate using sequins.

The end result was fantastic and I am very happy with the wonderful and colourful 3D flowers that were produced. Well done Year Three and Year Four students on a successful term one in the art room.


Mrs Moylan

Visual Arts Teacher




On Wednesday, 3 April, our Sustainability Team walked to Finbar House in Kent Street to learn about their programs for recycling, composting and gardening.  We are hoping to be able to assist them in some way.  The Sustainability Team met Lyn who co-ordinates the programs at Finbar.  
We were so impressed to see their worm farms, scrap buckets for composting, garden beds and all sorts of collections for various charitable groups.  Most impressive!  

Student Leadership 

SEL Awards 

These awards are awarded when students have demonstrated great social-emotional learning, a highly valued part of our school learning community.




Prep/1 AP    Daniel

Prep/1 LO    Chloe

1/2 RM          Ryan

1/2 UR          Kenny

3/4 HT          n/a

3/4 GT           Lisa

4/5 TR           n/a

5/6 MG          Corbin

5/6 FA           Vivian

Music            Kuek

Art                  Austin

Sport            James

Mandarin    James

Family Engagement
Books in Homes Assembly

Books in Homes Assembly


The Books in Homes Assembly was held on Thursday, the 28th of March. The assembly was ably led by members of our Student Representative Council and they were sensational! Our students in Years 1/2 and, 3/4  received two books each through the kindness and generosity of our Sponsor, Biggin & Scott Real Estate in Richmond.


This Term our Role Model Author was Kirsty Murray, author of ‘Kids who Did’  a collection of true stories about kids and courage. Ordinary kids doing extraordinary things. Extraordinary kids trying to live ordinary lives. Real kids doing it tough. Kirsty inspired us to write AND read! We look forward to learning more about her books in class and at home.


The Books in Homes foundation supplies the books for our school and with the help of a fantastic parent, the books were labeled and packaged for the students. A BIG THANK YOU to Pamela, mother of Charlie who helped package and prepare the books. 


Richmond Community Announcements

Play AFL in Richmond


Richmond Scout Group


Streets Alive Advocacy Group


Auburn High Upcoming Activities


Thursday 2nd May | Tours from 5pm
Principal's Address (A-K) 6.00pm | Principal's Address (L-Z) 6.30pm

11th May Entrance Examination. To apply for our 2020 intake
register online by 3rd May.

PRINCIPAL'S MORNING TEA AND TOUR - Wednesday 8th May 9.30am

EXTEND After Care

Extend Autumn Holiday Bookings now open





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