Trinity Catholic School Newsletter

06 June 2019
Issue Seventeen
Upcoming Events
Principal's News
Numeracy Maths in 1/2UR
Family Engagement
Student Leadership 
EXTEND After Care
Social Justice St Vinnies Winter Apeal
Richmond Community Announcements
Literacy Home Readers
Trinity Catholic School
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Richmond, Victoria, 3121

Upcoming Events

Term 2

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,

It strikes me every time I walk out on yard duty on a Monday morning that even though its 7 degrees outside there are always 20 smiling faces at our gate, excited to be back at school after their weekend, ready to learn and reconnect with their friends. The opportunity to have those morning conversations with our students and see their enthusiasm is truly a privilege and one that all of our staff who participate in morning duty comment on. 


Staff are busy writing reports at the moment and completing assessment tasks, and I would like to congratulate our students, staff and Annabelle Marinelli(Literacy and Numeracy leader) for their incredible work in the area of Writing this semester. Trinity is part of Agile Learning Sprints which has focussed on supporting the way teachers teach writing.


We have seen huge growth in the way teachers are supporting writing and great growth in student writing across the school. We've also seen many students participating in Writing Club, which has produced some amazing pieces of writing across the term.  The teachers have led the way as lead learners and collaborators in this process. Congratulations and well done to all! 


Berry Street Professional Learning

Last week Trinity staff attended Galilee Primary School South Melbourne to complete our third Berry Street Education Module: Stamina. Stamina covers Growth Mindest, Emotional Intelliegence, resilience and Stamina for Independent Learning. Staff will use tonights staff meeting to plan out our implementation of these strategies across the school. 

First Reconciliation

Congratulations to our children who made their First Reconciliation on Wednesday evening. It was a beautiful night for those who attended, and the children impressed us greatly with their sincere preparation and understanding of the sacrament. Thanks to Father Huy who led the evening, and Sylvia, Antonella and Georgie for their planning and preparation of the students. 

School Closure Day Tuesday

As mentioned in previous newsletters, on Tuesday staff will be attending Catholic Aboriginal Ministry in Thornbury for professional learning. Deepening our staff and students understanding of Aboriginal perspectives is reflected in our School Improvement Plan, and a part of our ongoing support in our staff development. Extend will be running full day programmes on Tuesday but booking should be made this week in order to ensure that you can enrol your child.  

Prep Interviews

We are working our way through our Prep Welcome Interviews this term. It is so lovely to meet with our new and current families and to hear about their child's strengths as well connect them to our Prep teachers and learning spaces for next year.


We really value building positive relationships with our families and are trying to give the children as much of a chance to get to know their new school and teachers before next year, to support them (and their parents) in their transition into Prep. 


If you have a child strating here next year and have the opportunity you are most wlcome to Playgroup (Wednesday 9-10.30) or Storytime (Running on Tuesday at 9am) to begin to help build these connections.

Richmond Multicyltural Kinder Open Day


Richmond Multicultural Kinder (Gleadal Street) has their open day coming up. We were fortunate enough to have their students visit us earlier in the week and wish them all the best for their special day. 


Thanks everyone- have a great(extended) long weekend!




Maths in 1/2UR


The students in 1/2 UR have been learning about to represent data in Mathematics. They have worked very hard to develop questions, gather data, create graphs and analyse their graphs. Students created some questions to ask members of the class. Some of the questions asked were, what is your favourite ice-cream flavour? What is your favourite animal? And what is your favourite song? Children then made predictions, recorded responses and any observations, tallied and counted up the responses for each question. They then created bar graphs or pictographs to represent their outcomes. Many found this task a challenge as they had to count carefully, however it was exciting to see the results.


When all responses were tallied and the children then created their own graphs, they added pictures, colours, and numbers and organised all the data. Everyone had their unique graph to share with the class.  Students were thrilled to explain what they had found and many had discovered their predictions were either correct or differed from the outcomes. Students shared their graphs and results with each other and celebrated their achievements.



Nicolai: “My graph was about favourite game cards. I found that the most popular type of card was Pokémon cards in the class.”

Dimitri: “My pictograph was about favourite sharks and the winner was the great white shark according to my graph and research!”

Valentina: “I asked students about their favourite pet. I made a bar graph”

Dhieu: “My graph asked about ice- cream flavour. 5 people liked vanilla flavour.”

Family Engagement



Our Trinity Playgroup has been up and running for 5 weeks and is growing in numbers each week. It is wonderful to see the children playing and interacting with each other, learning through discovery and just having fun! The sessions are also a wonderful opportunity for parents to chat with each other as well as engage with their child(ren).


Playgroup is held every Wednesday in the Multi Purpose Room commencing at 9:00 till 10:30 am. All ages up to 6 are welcome and it’s FREE.

Take Home Books


A MASSIVE THANK YOU to the ALL the parents who came to school last Thursday evening (May 30th) to help prepare Take Home Books for the classrooms.

It was a very productive (and busy!) night. Everyone enjoyed pizza and salad for dinner before the BIG sort!!

We are so grateful to have such as wonderful team of parents who gave up their evening to help.

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 Excellence. This week the award goes to Yagmur in Prp/1. Congratulations Yagmur 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


Home Readers



Last Thursday night we had a very enthusiastic group of wonderful parents who gave up their time to come along and help sort and label hundreds of our home reading books. We enjoyed a pizza dinner together and then worked hard to sort, label and contact the books. Many thanks to Antonia, Belinda, Pamela, Kristen, Iris and her mum, Sue, Ash, Christina, Penny, Maria, Sophie, Heidi, Van and Corinna. We appreciate your time and help and we are very excited about getting these books into the classrooms as new home readers for our children.


Many thanks.



Annabelle Marinelli

Literacy and Numeracy Leader

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