Volume 21 24 July 2009 FROM THE PRINCIPAL It is hard to believe

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					                                                                                           Volume 21
                                                                                          24 July 2009


It is hard to believe that we are already in the second semester! Welcome back to all students, staff
and families as we commence the new term. I would like to extend a special welcome to the
following new staff: Mr John ABORDI (Science), Mrs Kelly BRODRICK and Mrs Louise GILLETT
(Teacher Assistants). We also welcome back Dr Robert BRAHAM, Mr Bobby EMMANUEL, Mr
Phil JURJEVICH and Mr Andrew OSNAIN, who are all returning from a very restful Long Service

Over the holidays our staff and students were involved in a Kimberley Immersion Experience and
a Biology/Geography tour. I thank Mrs Marya STEWART, Mr Gary MALARKEY and Mr Ian
HAILES for accompanying our students to the Kimberley and Mr Tim BLAKE and Mr Tim
SHANASSY for accompanying the students on the Biology/Geography tour to Malaysia. These
experiences could not happen without the generosity of our staff.

Term 3 is always a busy term for students as they wind up their involvement in winter sport,
prepare for Athletics, participate in the Catholic Performing Arts Festival and remain focused on
their studies.

I look forward to seeing many parents at these events and also remind you about the Auxiliary
Morning Tea to be held on Friday, 28 August featuring Mrs Ros WORTHINGTON (founder of the
Breast Cancer Foundation of WA, the Make-A-Wish Foundation and Love Angels). Please
consider getting a table of friends together to share this event and support the efforts of the College
Auxiliary. More information on this event is provided later in this Newsletter.

Best wishes to everyone for the new term.

On Wednesday, thirty-two of our Year 12 students returned from Kairos #23. This program gives
students the opportunity to explore and deepen their relationship with themselves, their family
and their God. Once again it was a wonderful experience for all involved and it was especially
pleasing to see four of our Year 12 students take on a strong leadership role. I thank the staff who
attended: Mr Leo MURRAY, Mrs Marya STEWART, Mr Martin TOBIN, Mr Ross JACOBS, Mrs
Margaret TRUTWEIN and Mrs Lea WILSON. A special thank you to Fr Oscar AGUILERA who
served as Chaplain to the Retreat.

                                      On Sunday the Old Boys and our 1st teams competed for the
                                      Brendan Ryan Cup. Brendan RYAN (’92) is a Trinity Old Boy
                                      who was diagnosed with leukemia whilst attending Year 10 at
                                      the College in 1990.         The medical treatment Brendan
                                      underwent during his long battle with this illness has left him
                                      with severe physical impairments and he is now confined to a
                                      wheelchair. The Brendan Ryan Cup began in 2001 as a form of
                                      recognition for the fighting spirit shown by Brendan.
TOBA Executive Officer Diane Millar
   with Brendan Ryan (’92)
          Trinity Old Boys’ Football and Soccer -v- the young guns of the Trinity College 1 teams
The annual TOBA Sports Day is aimed at continuing to engender spirit with the Old Boys and give
our 1st teams further competition experience. It was great to see the tremendous spirit on display
as the Old Boys battled against current Trinity teams in cross country, football, hockey, rugby and
soccer. My thanks are extended to TOBA Executive Officer, Ms Diane MILLAR, and the TOBA
Committee for their efforts in organising this very successful day. Congratulations to the Old Boys
who were victorious in their efforts and won the Brendan Ryan Cup.

                                                                                   Mr I BANKS, Principal

                                       STUDENT ABSENCES
                        Please phone 9223 8186 to report student absences.
                         Messages can be left on this number at any time.


Welcome to Term 3.

First Holy Communion
The boys in Year 4 are all looking forward to receiving the Sacrament of First Holy Communion
next month. As part of their preparation they are attending a retreat at the Schoenstatt Shrine in
Armadale on Tuesday, 28 July. The Sacramental Mass will take place on Friday, 14 August
commencing at 9.00am. Immediately following Mass the communicants and their families will
enjoy morning tea in Gibney Hall. Year 5 parents are asked to assist with the preparation and
serving of morning tea. It would be greatly appreciated if you are able to help and a short note in
your son’s diary would suffice in letting us know.

Year 6 Confirmation Photographs
Photographs from the recent Year 6 Confirmation are now available for viewing in the Junior
School Library. Please see Mrs Janine WYATT should you need assistance with placing an order.
Alternatively you can view the photographs online by clicking here. Please use Name: trinity and
Password: dean. For further enquiries please contact Total Sports Photography on 9385 3414 or
0400 196 445.

Parent Response Forms
Parent Response forms were included with Semester 1 reports. Please complete and return them
to your son’s teacher as soon as possible.

The Term 3 Calendar was sent home with your son this week. Please make note of the important
dates and events in what will be a very busy term.

Parent Liaison Meeting
A Parent Liaison Meeting will take place on Wednesday, 29 July in the Junior School Staffroom
commencing at 8.45am. All parents are welcome to attend.
Winter Sport Photographs
The Junior School Winter Sport photographs will take place on Thursday, 30 July commencing at
9.00am. Please ensure that your son has the correct and complete sports uniform on this day.

Junior School Mass
On Friday, 31 July, Year 5 Green will lead our Junior School Mass. All parents and friends are
welcome to attend and stay for morning tea afterwards.

Important – Parents of Students in Year 6
Please complete the forms sent home last term confirming your son’s continuation into the
Secondary School. If you have any queries regarding this matter please phone Mrs Petra
SPENCER on 9223 8121.

Dates to Remember:
Tuesday, 28 July                     Year 4 First Holy Communion Retreat in Armadale
Wednesday, 29 July                   Parent Liaison Meeting in the MPA
Thursday, 30 July                    Winter Sport Photographs
Friday, 31 July                      Year 5 Green Mass
Wednesday, 5 August                  No Canteen          Mr M HACKETT, Head of Junior School


Welcome to Term 3. We hope you are all refreshed and ready for a very busy term of work. This
term the Year 4’s are making their First Holy Communion, the Year 5’s are preparing a Mass and
an Assembly item and the Year 6’s are off to Kalgoorlie. Phew! Not to mention class work and
portfolios to complete.

Exercise, are you getting enough? Sure it’s cold out and you feel like staying inside on the couch,
but are you getting into bad habits? To avoid the winter blues and help you keep in shape the
Prefects recommend:
   1. Kicking a ball with your brother or sister.
   2. Taking Rufus for a walk.
   3. Weeding the garden and earning some pocket money in the process.
   4. Riding your bike to the shops to get the milk (better check with Mum first.)

Experts suggest that regular exercise will improve coordination, provide you with more energy
and help you live longer, so what are you waiting for? Finish reading this Newsletter and get out
Next week’s focus:           “The hardest working classroom”
Website of the Week:         This one’s a ripper.

Parents of students in Years 7-12 are reminded that these interviews will occur on the date above.
A new system for booking interviews is being used this year and full details were contained in the
letter which was included in the report package that you received at the end of last term. Students
should now be engaged in making appointments with their teachers on parents’ behalf.
Interviews will be conducted between 9.00am and 8.30pm and it is a busy and long day for all
concerned. There are no classes for students in Years 7-12 on the day of the interviews.
                                                                       Mr S KENNY, Vice Principal
Parents are reminded that all orders and payments for the Whole School Photograph should now
have been returned to the College. If you do not wish to keep the laminated copy of the
photograph sent home with your son at the end of last term, please return it to the College
Students from Years 10, 11 and 12 are required to bring their correct sport uniform on Thursday,
30 July for Senior School winter sport photographs. Year 7, 8 and 9 students will have their
winter sport photographs taken on Friday, 31 July and will need to bring their correct winter
sport uniform on that day. A photograph schedule will be available on the College website.

Parents and students are invited to recite the Rosary at the College each Wednesday morning. The
Rosary is recited in the College Chapel from 8.05am and will conclude by 8.25am.
                                                               Mr M TOBIN, Head of Senior School
If your son has a dental appointment during Week 3 of this term please contact the dental nurse
and reschedule the appointment. Rescheduling is necessary because of the Western Australian
Monitoring Standards in Education (WAMSE), the Australian Mathematics Competition and the
Bishops’ Religious Literacy testing being held during that week. The College must conduct this
testing during Week 3 and it is important that students are present for these tests.
                                                             Mrs K FRASER, Head of Middle School
The Federal and State governments make funding available on an annual basis to schools to
improve the educational access, participation, engagement and educational outcomes of young
people with disabilities. This supplementary funding helps us to provide extra support across
classes and learning areas for everyone’s benefit. Giving your permission for your son’s details to
be included means we would then discuss with you how his needs are best met in our school
environment. For many students who meet eligibility criteria it means discrete monitoring may be
the only adjustment required. The funding is not targeted at individuals. Students who meet the
criteria will be contacted personally by the College and all information is kept strictly confidential.
If you would like to discuss this further please contact me at the College on 9325 3655.
                                                    Ms L COLEMAN, Director of Education Support
Curtin Uni: Alternative Entry Pathway to Curtin University:
Engineers Australia: Coastal Engineering
AFL Sports Ready Sporting Traineeships:
Murdoch University: WA Science and Engineering Summer School 2010: 17-22 January 2010.
Applications close on Monday, 24 August 2009. Visit for details.
                                                Mr K JOHNS, Career Development Coordinator
Photographs from the recent Year 7 Confirmation are now available for viewing in the Junior
School Library. Please see Mrs Janine WYATT should you need assistance with placing an order.
Alternatively you can view the photographs online by clicking here. Please use Name: trinity and
Password: dean. For further enquiries please contact Total Sports Photography on 9385 3414 or
0400 196 445.                                      Ms S DOICK, Director Community Relations
Trinity’s BIG and GIG groups will be performing at the Perth Convention Centre on Friday, 21
August in the Catholic Schools and Colleges Performing Arts Festival. Tickets are on sale now.
Please see the flyer attached to this Newsletter for more information.
If you’ve ordered a 2009/2010 Entertainment Book it is now ready to be collected from Mrs
DENNISTON in the Music Department. It’s still not too late to order a book. For only $65 you’ll
be helping us fundraise, with $13 from every book sold contributing to Music projects at Trinity
College. Order forms are available as an attachment to this Newsletter or books can be ordered via
the Online Store under Merchandise. For more information please contact Mrs Tricia MITCHELL
on 9272 8720.
The Friends of Music meeting will be held in the College Staffroom on Monday, 27 July at 7.30pm.
Please come along and meet other music parents.                     Mrs G SCHEGGIA, Secretary

The next meeting of the College Auxiliary will be held on Monday, 27 July at 9.00am in the
College Boardroom. Please consider coming along for a cuppa and seeing some friendly faces!

Tickets are now available for the Annual College Auxiliary Morning Tea to be held on Friday, 28
August in Gibney Hall. This year’s guest speaker is Ros WORTHINGTON, formerly of the Make-
A-Wish Foundation and founder of the Breast Cancer Foundation of WA. Donations are sought
for the famous Morning Tea raffle and can be delivered to College Main Reception marked
“Auxiliary Morning Tea”. More information on this event is available in the flyer attached to this
Newsletter.                                          Mrs S MAHER, President, College Auxiliary

                                     New Clothing Shop Hours for Term 3
                                     In response to parent requests we will be trialling Tuesday
                                     afternoon trading during Term 3. The Clothing Shop hours
                                     for this term will be Tuesdays 8.30am-5.30pm and Fridays
                                     8.30am-1.30pm.      If you can volunteer to help with
                                     afternoon trading on Tuesdays, please contact the College
                                     with your details. We consider that this is an important
                                     step in serving our community.     Mrs H AGAR, Manager
     Trinity’s new Clothing Shop
The extra hours on Tuesday are in response to parent requests. I encourage you to visit the shop
so that we can satisfy ourselves that the extra hours are warranted.    Mr M BURGESS, Bursar

 Mon    Joanna BROWN, Sally VERNON, Lorna BUCKLEY, Jo HIGGINS *** HELP NEEDED ***
 Tues   Marcia BURKE, Carleen FOLEY, Sharon BIGNELL, Bernadette GLASS, Kristine COLREAVY
 Wed    Lina SALOMONE, Sandra GIORGI, Josephine VIVANTE, Teresa MARINO, Sandy DREW
 Thurs  Robyn JENNISON, Jude CASEY, Anne-Marie SHORTT, Lisa MONY DE KERLOY
            Dianne TERPOU (Lunchtime only)

Call for Volunteers: Thank you to all our great new Mums and Dads from the Canteen staff for the
offers of help. If for some reason you can’t come in on your rostered day we would appreciate a
phone call. This year recess and lunchtimes have changed so if you can help us either from
9.00am-11.30am or 1.00pm-2.15pm we would appreciate your time. We would love to see extra
Mums at lunchtime if you can spare an hour (and you don’t even have to add up - the register
does it for you!) Please call Mrs Carol WATSON on 9223 8139 or 0409 110 319 if you can offer
assistance in the Canteen.                                            Mrs C WATSON, Manager

                    VISIT THE TRINITY WEBSITE at

Keep in touch with all that is happening at Trinity and view photographs from key events. A link
has also been provided with information on the Human Swine Flu which will be updated as new
information becomes available.                        Ms S DOICK, Director Community Relations
Our next home game for senior teams is on Saturday, 1 August and we ask for help from the
football parents to serve morning tea. The roster for our remaining home games is:
                       Saturday, 1 August            Football parents
                       Saturday, 15 August           Hockey parents
As a point of clarification, when we play our senior fixtures (cross country and 1 st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th
teams) at Waterford, we ask that all boys bring a plate of finger food for morning tea. Some boys
are under the impression that they only need to bring a plate on the one occasion when their given
sport is hosting morning tea.                                        Mr S LEAHY, Director of Sport

                         TRINITY SPORT PHOTOS FOR PURCHASE
                         Total Sports Photography have photos for purchase from a secure website
                         of the 1st teams’ fixture against Aquinas on Thursday, 2 July. Please use
                         Name: trinity and Password: dean. Please click here to view the
                         photographs. To order please contact Tom CAMPBELL at Total Sports
                         Photography on email or phone
                         9385 3414 or 0400 196 445.
                                                       Ms S DOICK, Director Community Relations
                         Gerard Colreavy against Aquinas on 2 July

Year 7 Soccer
                  I was asked by Mr Franchina to write a report of how my team, “7B”, has
                  been performing so far this season. There is one word which could best
                  describe how we are travelling, and that would be UNDEFEATED!! But
                  that is not how a report should begin and end! In the games that we
                  have played, several have been challenging, but with good teamwork we
                  have “pulled through”. Every Monday, during period 1 with both Mr
                  Thompson and Mr Franchina, we have been working on our attacking
                  and defending skills. I would like to share with you something we have
                  learnt during these training sessions.

One of the plays we are currently working on is called the “one touch play”. This means that
instead of trapping the ball, we are to look for the best pass before the ball has reached us and then
move it onto the next player as soon as possible before the opposing team has a chance to defend
the ball. As a team we are playing to our personal bests (PB’s) and always looking at ways to
improve our game and abilities each week. Mr Franchina has encouraged me (and invites all)
Middle School Soccer players to watch the 1st XI boys train each Tuesday and Thursday morning
from 7.00am to assist our development in this great game. Well done to the Year 7B Soccer team,
keep up the hard work – it has been paying off for us so far this season!        By Jarrod HALL (7.1)

Please click here to view this week’s Rugby Newsletter. If you wish to subscribe to receive the
Newsletter directly please call Mrs Kathryn TAGGART on 0438 790 589 or email                                   Mr G LEWIS, Head of Rugby

Please click here to view this week’s Friends of Trinity Football Newsletter. Don’t forget to mark
Saturday, 22 August in your Diary for the Football Wind-up and Presentation Night. Details will
be provided closer to the event. Contributions to the Friends of Trinity Football Newsletter can be
emailed to or contact Julie on 0423 190 494.             Mr A COLQUHOUN
Despite the blustery weather there was a great turnout at the TOBA Sports Day on Sunday, 19
July. TOBA teams were triumphant in their efforts to win the Brendan Ryan Cup. Results were:
Rugby                    TOBA                              51       Trinity College                12
Best players             Shaun PRESTON (’02)                        Troy BONNETT (11.7)
Football                 TOBA                              47       Trinity College                73
Best players             Rob FARAONE (’07)                          Peter BORMOLINI (12.1)
Soccer                   TOBA                              3        Trinity College                2
Best players             Tony CARLINO (’95)                         Francis BAPTIST (12.3)
Hockey                   TOBA                              8        Trinity College                6
Best players             Jeremy CARTON (’79)                        David PEARSON (12.6)
Cross Country            TOBA                              52       Trinity College                57
Overall Winner           Josh HICKS (’08)                           Fastest TC time: Chris DALE (12.3)

        Rugby 1 XV -v- the Old Boys        Darren Taggart (’83), Phil Jurjevich    TOBA wins the Hockey
                                              (’85) & Sam O’Connell (12.2)

Special thanks to the winning trophy’s namesake Brendan RYAN ('92) for attending the day and
helping with presentations. A HUGE thank you to those who helped coordinate TOBA teams and
refereed the games including:
Rugby:       Darren TAGGART ('83), Damian PACECCA ('03) and Mark BADHAM
Football:    Chris ALLANSON ('91), Dave ALLEN ('91), Troy ZAFER ('91), Travis WOHLSEIN
             ('91), Justin LITTLE ('92), Seamus RAFFERTY ('91) and John MONTAGU ('74)
Soccer:      Nic CARLINO ('97)
Hockey:      Tom COATES ('08), James McPHERSON ('06) and Dennis COATES
Cross Country: Phil JUREVICH ('85)
Thanks also to Blair BAYENS ('07) who manned the First Aid Office for the day (and surprisingly
only had one minor casualty) and photographers Russell HODDER ('66) and Julie COLQUHOUN.
Thanks also to the boys from the Trinity College 1st teams and their parents, coaches and team
managers. Photos from the day can be viewed by clicking here or by clicking on the TOBA
MEMBERS AREA link on the TOBA Website at

                           Brendan RYAN’S speech as part of the TOBA Sports Day presentations:
                           I'll keep this as simple as I can; in my opinion TOBA probably wasn't formed
                           with all the lofty ideals you'll find on their website. It was probably formed for
                           the sole purpose of keeping old schoolmates in touch with one another, this
                           would've then evolved into what it is today. So what I'm asking you is not to be
                           scared off by the big picture of boards and committees and join TOBA before you
                           get all caught up in your post-Trinity lives.
Darren Taggart (’83), Chris Flamer (’58) & Brendan Ryan (’92)

TOBA ART EXHIBITION: Friday, 18 September – Sunday, 20 September 2009
Volunteers are sought for this year’s Art Exhibition. There are a wide range of tasks over the
course of the weekend so if you can spare some time to help in any capacity, please contact Diane
MILLAR at the TOBA Office on 9223 8132 or email

To be held from 5.30pm-8.00pm on Friday, 7 August at the Joan Watters Community Centre, 40
Alexander Street, Wembley. Tickets are $6.00 and can be purchased at the door. For more
information please contact Senior Constable Rita DE STEFANO on 0438 743 643.

Scholarships for Children of Veterans attending Tertiary Studies in 2010
In 2010 the Australian Veterans’ Children Assistance Trust (AVCAT) are expecting to provide
financial assistance for up to 65 students under many different scholarship schemes. All schemes
help the selected children in need of the Australian Veteran community with the costs of tertiary
education. Applicants are considered for all schemes for which they are eligible. Applications
open on Tuesday, 18 August 2009.                 For more information please log on to or email

The Sykes Music Program is specially designed to produce well-rounded, adept musicians in
piano, voice, guitar, drums, saxophone, clarinet, ensembles and kinder. Located in Nedlands, Mt
Claremont, City Beach & Bayswater.             For more information contact 9380 4494 or or visit

The Education Support Department would like to inform parents of workshops being held by The
Dyslexia–Speld Foundation this term for students.

Student workshops
Monday, 31 August:          Essay writing workshop for Year 9 and 10 students
                            Part 1 – 5.30pm-7.30pm, includes pizza
Monday, 7 September:        Essay writing workshop for Year 9 and 10 students
                            Part 2 – 5.30pm-7.30pm, includes pizza
More information can be found at

As part of the preparation for the London Paralympic Games and the upcoming Australian
Paralympic Youth Games, the Australian Paralympic Committee in conjunction with Football
West is searching for players to participate in the National Championships and the Australian
Paralympic Youth Games. On Saturday, 25 July, the APC will conduct a CP Football Talent
Search day to be held at the Loftus Recreation Centre. Pre-registration is required by contacting
Matt ROPER on 0418 443 481 or More information can be
found at

Saturday classes for Year 11 and 12 students. Subjects include Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry,
English, Literature, Human Biology and Economics. Year 8, 9 and 10 Saturday classes are also
available in English and Mathematics. For more information contact Dr Pam BAGWORTH or Dr
Robert HALLAM on 9317 4421.

Wear your WYD08 memorabilia and rekindle the spirit of WYD08 on Sunday, 30 August with the
Activ Foundation City to Surf Fun Run. To join the WYD team complete the entry online (choose
team registration WYD09) at

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