Trinity Catholic School Newsletter

02 May 2019
Issue Twelve
Principal's News
Upcoming Events
Religious Education  Holy Week in 3/4TR  
Leadership in 5/6FA
Library Book Sale Monday
Family Engagement Mothers Day
Parents and Friends ELECTION HELP NEEDED
Student Leadership 
Richmond Community Announcements
EXTEND After Care
Trinity Catholic School
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Richmond, Victoria, 3121

Principal's News


It is difficult to believe we are only in Week Two, with our classrooms already abuzz with new learning in their inquiry topics, and our lunchtime clubs full steam into another term of fun and learning. Our Creative Writing Club visited two of our wonderful local early childhood centers to read their favorite storybooks.

The kinder kids were very excited to host our visit and our children really enjoyed the chance to read and to challenge and extend their leadership skills.



Bike Education & Bike Storage

Bike Education has continued for some of our grades and there is a sea of bikes in our yard. We have worked hard over the past few years to promote bike education and to encourage our students to use sustainable transport to get to school. Its great to see the huge number of bikes that are now being brought to school.


Over the next couple of weeks, changes will be made to our storage of bikes to accommodate the huge increase in numbers, with bikes beginning to be stored in the area adjacent to the POL office. Although this area is not currently undercover, our intention is to restore the covered atrium and provide bike racks along the sides of the area. This area will become our next focus of fundraising for our P & F and fundraising efforts this year.  

Our Playgroup has started!

It was great to see the seven parents and their children attending our first playgroup session this week. Operating weekly on a Wednesday, the sessions will be guided by Anna, our Prep teacher and seek to support students with educational, structured activities that will support them in their transition into Prep. It's also a lovely opportunity for the children and parents to connect.


Playgroup is free and is open to all families in the local community.

Philip Swimming at the Victorian Titles 

Congratulations to Philip in Year 6 for coming third in the state in Freestyle last week at the Victorian Swimming trials. Philip has worked incredibly hard in his training leading up to the event and we congratulate him on such a great, well deserved achievement. 

Year 1-3 Art Club Begins Next Week

Briony (our Art Teacher) is starting an Art club at Trinity. the club will be open to Year 1-3 students and will begin next week. The goal is to give students who are passionate about Art the opportunity to engage and improve their art. Interested students should speak to Briony over the next week to express their interest. 


Thanks everyone- have a wonderful week. 




Upcoming Events

What's On - Term 1






Term 2

6th May         Second Hand Book Sale

9th May         School Photos

9th May         First Reconciliation Parent Night

10th May       Mother's Day Breakfast from 7:45 

23rd May       School Sports Day

14th May       Naplan

15th May       Family Mass  


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. 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)


Religious Education 
Holy Week in 3/4TR

Learning about Shapes in 34TR 




In 4/5TR we used Digital Technology to retell the events of Holy Week using a digital format. Our goal was to create a 6 page storyboard retelling the main days of Holy Week. Students used the ‘Storyboard That’ program. Each student created six pages on their ‘Storyboard’. Each page had to include appropriate background and pictures and to include a short paragraph about the Holy Week event and to identify a symbol appropriate to that event/day. We loved reflecting on the story and using interesting ways to communicate the story.

Leadership in 5/6FA


During term two school leaders in 5/6FA  will be continuing to develop their leadership skills. This will involve ensuring that house point are collected every week, so the winning house can be presented at Friday’s Assembly. Also our House Captains will continue to monitor the sports shed so all children at Trinity can enjoy using different sports equipment during their lunch break.Our Leaders will also be assisting teachers organise upcoming Sporting events like Winter Gala.

Leadership is shared by all children in the senior level and those children who are involved in teams like Sustainability, Writing Club, Maths Club and Computer Club will continue to share their skills,leadership and learning with all the children at Trinity.


Below are some comments of our leaders in 5/6FA:

Leadership is important to me because it prepares me for adulthood. Will
Leadership is important to me because it helps me be a role model to others. Julieanna

The best thing l like about being a leader is being able to represent the school. William 

The best thing l like about being a leader is communicating with others and making new friends.  Serah 


Book Sale Monday


Our Library Leaders Jayvie and Kasey have worked hard to organize the Second Hand Book Sale and we are very much looking forward to it.


It will be held on Monday the 6th of May in the Library, before school, 1st break and after school.  


Students will be able to purchase 3 books for $1.00  and with the money made we will be able to purchase new library books!


Hope to see you on Monday.


Barbara Shaw




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!  

Family Engagement
Mothers Day

Welcome Back


Welcome back for Term 2.  This term will see special family events including Mothers’ Day and Family Week.  We are hosting a  Mothers’ Day Breakfast on Friday, the 10th of May, commencing from 7:45 am.

We are hoping to see many Mothers/Carers/Special People attend and enjoy a breakfast cooked by some of our dads as well as other tasty treats and surprises.


Our Family Mass is on Wednesday, May 15th. This mass is a special time to reflect upon and appreciate our families and give thanks for those who care and support us.


Parents and Friends


Dear Parents and Friends of Trinity Catholic School,


We are looking for volunteers to help out with the following events. Could you please let us know if you're available to help on any of these days. Without your help we wouldn't be able to run these activities. Thank you.



Wednesday 8th May 9-11am

Thursday 9th May - 10:45-11:45am


ELECTION DAY BBQ - Saturday 18th May 

We need help to man the BBQ and help with the bake sale. Please see the attached form.

Donation of baked goods to be dropped off at school on Friday 17th May. (See attached flyer).


Thanks everyone 

Trinity PFA



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

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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