Trinity Catholic School Newsletter

30 May 2019
Issue Sixteen
Upcoming Events
Principal's News
Literacy Writing in Prep/1LO
Sports Day
Student Leadership 
EXTEND After Care
Social Justice St Vinnies Winter Apeal
Richmond Community Announcements
Trinity Catholic School
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Richmond, Victoria, 3121

Upcoming Events

Term 2

31st May        School Closure Day  Staff attending Berry Street Professional Learning at Galilee Primary 

5th June        First Reconciliation at 7pm

11th June      School Closure Day    Staff attending Professional Learning at Aboriginal Catholic Ministry

19th June      Trinity Feast Day Mass @ 9.00 am

26th June      Student Led Conferences from 2pm

27th June      Reports sent Home

28th June       Last day of Term. School finishes at 1:30pm


Term 3

15th July - Students Return

30th July - First Communion Parent Night

31st July - St Ignatius Mass @ 9.00am

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

15th August - Assumption Mass @ 9.00am

30th August - Fathers Day Breakfast

19th September - School Concert

20th September - Last day of Term. School ends at 1:30pm

Term 4

7th October - Students Return

9th October -  Confirmation Parent Night @ 7.30pm

23rd October -  Whole School Mass @ 9.00am

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 of Year Mass

12th December - End of Year Celebration Day

16th December - Last Day of School (students)



Principal's News



Dear Families

Sorry Day was last Sunday, and this week as a nation have celebrated Reconciliation Week. As a staff, we marked the beginning of this week with a Reflection at our staff meeting using a prayer written by Sandy Grant as part of Wontulp-Bi-Buya Indigenous Theology Working Group. 


We also used a cross that will be hung in our Corridor later in the year. The cross was painted by Vicki Clark Mutthi Mutthi, a Catholic aboriginal artist. This "Storyteller Cross" has a large circle in the centre which acknowledges Jesus as our  Master Story Teller. The 12 smaller circles are the Disciples who Jesus chose to be his followers the men he trained and trusted to continue to be His Witness. (Act 1:8)

As your children went about their learning, excursions and school sports this week, the cross made its way into a number of grades as a focus for meditation and class prayer times and provided our staff and students with a opportunity to explore National Reconciliation Week, 

School Sports Day

Thanks to Rachel McLeary and all our wonderful House Captains and student leaders who led our sports day this year. It was a resounding success and a great deal of fun by all students.


Over past years Sports Day was held in November, but has been rained out. This year it was a little strange that by scheduling our sports day in Autumn  worked, and we avoided the rain in what has been one of the wettest weeks of the last couple of years.

School Closure Day Tomorrow

Just a reminder that our school will be closed tomorrow as all staff will attend Galilee Primary School, South Melbourne for our third day of Berry Street Training. Berry Street is an important part of student wellbeing training and provides a strong, evidence based approach to wellbeing at our school. 

Forgotten Scooters and Helmets

There are a number of scooters that have been left in the Bike area. They have been there for many months (in some cases over a year) and appear to have been abandoned. If one of these scooters is yours, please collect it from the bike area over the next week, as we will pass these on to an Opportunity shop for other children to enjoy. 


Also, a reminder that if your child is riding to school on wet days, please encourage them to bring their helmets inside with them. Helmets can be placed in bag lockers - there is plenty of room where they will be safe and, importantly, not wet for the ride home. 


Thanks everyone- have a lovely week. 



Writing in Prep/1LO


In Prep/One LO we have been practicing our writing skills. We have been looking at pictures and identifying interesting words to help us create a text about a topic we are interested in.

Some writing topics we have written about are different habitats, a variety of animals, Lego creations, monsters and aliens, birthday cards, favorite books, procedure texts, postcards, and letter writing.

Students have had the time and opportunity to explore and chose an area of their learning that they want to write about. As a process for gaining feedback, the students reflected on their writing pieces and shared what they enjoyed most about choosing a text type and topic to write about.


Nelson – I like writing about something I enjoy doing, like making a Lego creation and using blocks to build a bridge.

Mikayla – I liked reading my writing to a friend and my teacher.

Louis – it was fun to listen to a story and write about it.

Max – the best part of writing is writing about things I like, I wrote a letter to my mum and watched a video about penguins, I now know penguins swim away from seals.

Linh-Anh – I made an alien with googly eyes. I like this learning because the alien had two, big, crazy eyes.


As a way to ensure we are doing our best writing the students have developed some goals for all writing pieces, they are listed below:

All writing has to have our name on it.

All writing has to have finger spaces.

All writing has to have capital letters.

All writing has to have full-stops when we have finished our idea.

Sports Day

Sports Day 2019

Tuesday  saw our students take part in our annual Trinity Sports Day. This year we decided to run the event during the day and it proved to be a hit with all the students. Well done to all our children for their enthusiasm, wonderful behaviour, personal effort and team spirit which they displayed.

The day started with our regular Sprint Races. Each group of girls and boys from each year came up to sprint the length of the oval to win a ribbon and points for their house. After this each class went to a different activity which was planned and led by our fantastic school leaders. At each activity students had the chance to win points for their house in a competitive activity and also points were awarded for team spirit.


The event finished with a Teachers verses Yr 6 Leaders Tug Of War while the points were all totaled up.

The Spirit Shield was won by Ignatius with Manresa 2nd, Loyola and Monserrat joint 3rd.

The Trinity Cup was won by Loyola with Manresa 2nd, Ignatius 3rd and Monserrat 4th.

Thank you to the grade 6 leaders who did a fantastic job running all of the fun activities and the class teachers for assisting them. A special thank you goes to the Parents for cutting up and organising all the yummy fruit.  


Rachel McLeary

PE Teacher



In term 2, the students from the junior levels are learning about characters and names for family members in the Chinese lessons. They have learned the difference and similarity when we introduce our family members in English, Chinese and their background languages. The students created a picture of their family and match the Chinese characters to label each family member.


The students from senior levels have been practicing their role play in Chinese at the beginning of term 2. They have used a range of vocabulary we have learned so far, including daily greetings and phrases to show gratitude and sorry. After the rehearsal, they presented an excellent performance to the classmates.

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    Johnny

Prep/1 LO    Louis

1/2 RM          Tyron

1/2 UR          Ethan

3/4 HT          Ava & Kathy

3/4 GT          James & John

4/5 TR           Mailys

5/6 MG          Ridley

5/6 FA           Osama

Music           Kasey

Visual Arts  Oscar

Sport            Andy

Mandarin    Lee-Leanne

Ignatian Award


The Ignatian Award is a special award granted to students who demonstrate a living example to our community in the footsteps of St Ignatius. The value for this half of Term 2 is Respect. This week the award goes to Kathy in 3/4. Congratulations Kathy and thanks for being a great example to our community! 

EXTEND After Care






Social Justice
St Vinnies Winter Apeal


At Trinity Catholic School, we believe in social justice and try to live out the Gospel values through our actions.  One example of this, is through our current drive to support the St Vincent De Paul Winter Appeal.


The Winter Vinnies Appeal provides emergency relief to people at risk and experiencing homelessness.  We are asking for donations of any spare warm clothes or blankets.  A collection basket is located at the front of the school office.


Here is a reflection from two of our Mini Vinnie students: 


"We from the Mini-Vinnies are collecting warm clothes and blankets for the St Vincent De Paul Winter Appeal.  Please support us by donating any spare items that you can’t use anymore.  We encourage you to think about all those cold homeless people on the streets and feel empathetic towards them.

Come on everybody, go make a difference because every little thing that we do matters.  Together we can transform lives!"    (An and Olivia, Mini Vinnie members).




Richmond Community Announcements

Play AFL in Richmond


Genezzano Enrolments Open


Simonds College Enrolments Open


Richmond Community Learning Center 


Richmond Scout Group


Streets Alive Advocacy Group


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