Trinity Catholic School Newsletter

24 April 2019
Issue Eleven
Upcoming Events
Principal's News
Digital Technologies Year 4/5 Coding Thinking Hats
Student Leadership 
EXTEND After Care
Richmond Community Announcements
Trinity Catholic School
(03) 9428 7180
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

26th April      ANZAC Day Service at 11.35am in the church

9th May         School Photos

9th May         First Reconciliation Parent Night

23rd May       School Sports Day

10th May       Mothers Day Breakfast

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

30th August  Father's Day Breakfast

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

Welcome back to an exciting Term 2. I hope that your holiday break was a restful and rewarding one for your families. It is also a great feeling greeting students as they return from holiday, so excited to be back at school, and walking around the classrooms so keen to get straight back into their learning. 

Welcome to the families who visited our school and enrolled over the holidays. A reminder that our Term 2 Open Days begin next week, so please share the dates and times with your friends and families members who are considering our school for next year. 

If your child is to begin prep in 2020 please complete an enrolment form and return it to Julie asap.

Holiday Upgrades

Over the holidays the upgrades were completed to our Adventure Playground, with our Pyramid Rope climbing structure installed, the Slide Cubby moved and seating installed around the perimeter of the playground to allow families and students shaded seating while enjoying the space. Thanks again to the Parents and Friends, and all our families, who raised money to support these upgrades. 



Refurbishments for the upstairs area were completed with carpeting of the shared spaces and classrooms. Thanks to the Parish for their support in helping us to complete these upgrades. 

Trinity Hosting Federal Election


On May 18th our Federal Election is happening and once again Trinity will be hosting the Federal Election. Volunteers are needed on the day to support the event, with a sausage sizzle and (possible) bake stall a part of the planning. Please put this date in your diaries. 

Playgroup Starting

We have a playgroup starting on Wednesdays led by our Prep teacher Anna Plackett. It is open to all families(including ones that don't attend this school). We are committed to build a positive transition for children to help get them ready for school, and also build a positive social network for families to support them through this critical time of transition.

The playgroup will form an important part of our Junior Transition programme. There is no cost to attend.  See the above flyer for details.  


Anzac Day Service Friday

Families are welcome to attend our school ANZAC Day service on Friday at 11.35am in the church.

Year 4 & 5 Tours of Catholic Secondary Schools

Just a reminder that applications for enrolment for most Catholic Secondary Schools are now required when your child is in Year 5. If you are a parent of a Year 4 or 5 student, now is the time of year to begin visiting the schools you are interested in. Most of these schools have Open Days and evenings, and some may organise tours at other times. Please contact the schools directly. 

Year 7 Applications for Government Schools

I have contacted DEET and they have said that the forms for enrolling your child into Year 7 in a government school in 2020 have been delayed. DEET have told me they will inform me when the forms are uploaded, but I encourage to check the link that they sent me on their Year 6-7 transition website. As mentioned previously, 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. 


Please enjoy your public holiday tomorrow (but try to remember to come to back to school Friday!)



Digital Technologies
Year 4/5 Coding Thinking Hats

Grade 4/5 Shirts Alive



In groups of 3 students create a t-shirt template.

They chose at least four ‘Thinking Hats’ to share information with each other about what they learned in our ‘Ethics and Emotions’ Inquiry Unit.

Students  brainstormed as a group, the information they could use for each of the thinking hats.

An example  was when the class said "Put your White Hat on and write facts about ethics or emotions.

Groups  then created a circuit using the knowledge of ‘Makey-Makey’  and  wrote a program code using ‘SCRATCH’ to make their t-shirt come alive as well communicate their learning and understanding of ‘Ethics and Emotions.’


Photos have been sent (3 Justin, Yen and Mary)





The garden survived! Thanks to regular visits from Lorraine and her daughter Julia over the holidays. After receiving grants for Water Tanks (thanks to Lorraine and Frank for their hard work in writing the applications) we have engaged contractors to prepare the site for the water tank and pump, which will water our ever-expanding Gardening Club's herb and vegetable garden. We look forward to watching the work progress over the next few weeks. 

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.



From Week 10 Term 1


Prep/1 AP    Jayden

Prep/1 LO    Nelson

1/2 RM          Eden

1/2 UR          Dennis

3/4 HT          Sierra

3/4 GT          Menat

4/5 TR          Justin

5/6 MG         Anna & Zowie

5/6 FA           Emerson

Sport            Nicolai

Mandarin    Christo

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