Trinity Catholic School Newsletter

16 May 2019
Issue Fourteen
Upcoming Events
Principal's News
Parents and Friends ELECTION HELP NEEDED
Family Engagement
Student Leadership 
EXTEND After Care
Richmond Community Announcements
Trinity Catholic School
(03) 9428 7180
57 Davison Street
Richmond, Victoria, 3121

Upcoming Events

Term 2

18th May       Federal Election BBQ (Volunteers Needed)

28th May       School Sports Day

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

5th June        First Reconciliation

11th June      School Closure Day    Staff attending Professional Learning 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. School finishes at 1:30pm


Term 3

15th July - Students Return

30th July - First Communion Parent Night

31st July - St Ignatius Mass @ 9.15am

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

15th August - Assumption Mass @ 9.15am

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 @ 9.15am

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 all those students who undertook NAPLAN this past week. It is great to see so many students seeing NAPLAN as an exciting challenge, and listening to them share their stories of what it was like undertaking each test.  NAPLAN is a useful snapshot that happens once a year,  and listening to the positive way it is viewed by staff and students is a reflection of their positive attitude to learning and being challenged. 


On another note we'd like to thank the Mums who helped organise the Mothers day stall. It was again a great success with lots of excitement from the students throughout the grades. Thanks also to the Dads who came and helped cook the breakfast for Mother Day last Friday. It was a lovely morning and so great to see so many of our parents and carers coming to enjoy the morning. 

Election Day Help Needed

We still need volunteers for Election Day to cook and serve at the Sausage Sizzle. Please call the office to book in a time as this is our major fundraising event of the year.

Group School Photos Retake

The school photographers have contacted the office to say that they need to retake the class group photos due to problems on the day. They have apologised for their mistake. The class photos will be taken again next Tuesday. Could all students please wear their full Winter uniform. Sorry for the inconvenience. 

Painting of the exterior of the School

Painting to the exterior of the original  school building will take place beginning next week. The external painting will have little impact on learning as most of it will take place outside of the school grounds. The painting is expected to be completed within two weeks. 

Parent Code of Conduct

On Tuesday night our School Board reviewed The Trinity Catholic School Parent Code of Conduct. This document outlines the agreed expectations around parent behaviour at Trinity. The Catholic Education Office now expect each school to have a Parent Code of Conduct to assist in communicating the agreed behaviour and communication between parents and staff. Please have a read. The Code of Conduct will be available on our website in future weeks. 

School Bike Area

As mentioned bikes and scooters are now housed in the area outside of the POL office. Students can access this area in the morning through the side gate(adjacent to the main entry gate). This side gate will be opened each afternoon by the teacher on yard duty. Students are encouraged to enter and leave the bike shed through the side gate to avoid having to walk around the church.


Thanks everyone- have a great week. 




 Music News


It has been wonderful watching our students growing in their confidence and creativity in Music classes. Students have been enjoying performing in front of their peers, as well as learning presentation and listening skills. Junior classes are exploring storyscapes, where music helps to tell a story. They are exploring their emotional responses to various types of music, discussing their feelings about different pieces and exploring how music can sound happy, sad, scary, and exciting.


Years 3-6 have been learning to read graphic notation scores and have successfully performed these in groups, as well as composing their own rhythm compositions. We had great fun last week exploring a computer based beatboxing program called Incredibox and arranging a class beatboxing piece. We will explore this further later in the term to make our own beatboxing backing tracks. Incredibox is a free website, so students can have fun creating their own beatbox compositions from home using this website: We are looking forward to some creative fun with our upcoming Body Percussion unit!


We will be holding a Music Soiree evening on Thursday the 20th of June from 6-7 pm. The choir will be performing on this night and students from Year 3-6 can put down their names to perform a piece and auditions will be held. Of course we have many talented performers in our school so we may need to spread the talent between this evening and a “Trinity’s Got Talent” event held during school assembly later in the year.


Looking forward to another musical and creative term together.


Belinda Nechwatal

Music teacher/Choir director



Have you been collecting your square plastic bread tags for us?  If so, please drop them in to 5/6FA.

AND ...

Have you seen our veggie and herb gardens?  They are doing amazingly well.

AND ...

Our gardening club has planted seedlings.  Let's hope they grow and then we can plant them in our gardens.

AND ...

On Wednesday we held our second hand uniform sale.  Guess what? All sold!


Recycling and reusing at its very best.

Thanks everyone.  Keep up the good work.

Sustainablity Team

Parents and Friends


Dear Parents and Friends of Trinity Catholic School,



ELECTION DAY BBQ - Saturday 18th May 

We need help to man the BBQ and help with the bake sale. Please call the office to pledge some time to help. 

Thanks everyone 

Trinity PFA



Family Engagement


Family Week, May 13 - 17 is an opportunity for us to celebrate ALL families and reflect on the love and joy that is shared in our family.   Last Friday, Trinity Catholic School hosted a breakfast for our              Mothers, Carers, Special Person. It was lovely to see our school community gather for this special occasion to enjoy bacon and eggs rolls (lovingly cooked by dads), croissants, scones, barista coffee and more.


A HUGE THANKS to our dads Greg, Michael and Daniel for their fabulous culinary skills. They looked great in their aprons as well!


THANKYOU also to the mum’s who organised the Mothers’ Day Stall. The students were able to purchase beautiful gifts for their mothers , carers or special person.                                                                                                     


Books in Homes


A Books in Homes Role Model Author, Serena Geddes launched the publication of her first picture book last Saturday (May 11th) at the Little Book Room in Carlton.


Serena loved her visit to our school last year and it was an honour to be invited to the launch. She was kind enough to provide a signed copy of her book to our school.


When a lonely little girl meets a lonely not-so-little dragon, something miraculous happens. In Serena Geddes enchanting story about the extraordinary power of friendship.             

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    Jonathon

Prep/1 LO    Linh-Anh

1/2 RM          Angus

1/2 UR          Akol

3/4 HT          Quinn

3/4 GT           Deng

4/5 TR           Amy

5/6 MG          Yafet

5/6 FA           Kai

Visual Arts  Nelson

Sport            Ellie

Mandarin   Yonas

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 term is Respect. This week the award goes to Max in Prep/1. Congratulations Max and thanks for being a great example to our community. 

EXTEND After Care






Richmond Community Announcements

Play AFL in Richmond


Genezzano Enrolments Open

Richmond Community Learning Center 


Richmond Scout Group


Streets Alive Advocacy Group


Trinity Catholic School Newsletter
Parent Code of Conduct May 2019.pdf
Bbq volunteers (1).pdf