Trinity News S P R II N G S P R N G 2 0 0 5 2 0 0 5 Men for Others From Contents 2 • From the Principal the Principal • Letter to the Principal 3 • A New Pope 4 • Edmund Rice Mass 5 • TOBA: Spreading the Word 6 W • International Space School elcome to our second edition of Trinity News for 2005. The College continues to thrive and this publication provides an interesting assortment of articles focusing on past, present and future 7 • Trinity Student Chosen to Attend the Hague aspects of Trinity life. • Confirmation 2005 Trinity is presently placed in an exciting position as the Christian Brothers are in the process of changing 8 • Mothers’ Day Mass 2005 their Governance structures. As the baton of leadership in Edmund Rice schools is passed from the Brothers • Peer Support Programme to the Laity, it is essential that we protect our heritage and maintain and celebrate the Edmund Rice and 9 • Junior and Middle School Link Trinity College stories. Therefore, I am delighted that many of the articles in this ‘Trinity News’ focus on very significant people in the College’s history. The stories of the past are the building blocks for the future. 10 • Trinity Art When the Vikings of old raided the Saxon villages the very first people they would seek to assassinate 11 • Award Winning Dance at Trinity College were the village story tellers. They knew only too well the importance of the story of the people. 12 • 2005 Athletics Champions We were delighted with the positive feedback from our last edition of Trinity News. We also have noted the feedback on the Honour Board proposal and look forward to working with Old Boys and other 13 • Did You Know? groups to ensure that the wonderful heritage and history of Trinity is enhanced and preserved. • Trinity College Archives 14 • College Profile: Laurie Dodd I commend this edition of Trinity News to you and congratulate our new Community Relations Officer, Sandra Doick on this excellent publication. 15 • Trinity College Auxiliary: Morning Tea with Jade Lewis 16 • Where Are They Now? Jim McGuinniss FAREWELL TO 17 • Where Are They Now? PETER BOTHE J.A. Kelly In the middle of the year the College was saddened by the 18 • East Perth Re-development Update resignation of Peter Bothe as Principal of the College. Mr. Bothe has resigned for family reasons. During his time at 19 • President’s Report Trinity, Peter has been a dynamic and popular leader. His • Update Your Details Winner commitment to the Edmund Rice ethos and his engaging personality has resulted in excellent leadership • Class of 80’ Reunion in all aspects of College life. Mr. Bothe initiated a Management Restructure in 2004, designed to 20 • Profile: Kevin Carlton create better educational opportunities and outcomes for our students. In addition, he steered the • Profile: Jeremy Carlton College’s Strategic Plan for 2005-2008 which will provide a blueprint for College planning in future years. Just as important has been his talent to relate positively to all students, staff and families. He has • Profile: Michael Keenan 22 • Trinity Aquinas Amateur rare gifts as an educator. Football Club Peter Bothe’s standing in the Trinity community was confirmed when he was given a standing ovation by the 23 • Trinity Old Boy Receives boys at the conclusion of his farewell address during a College assembly. In addition I was delighted that he was able to attend our annual Speech Night to receive the good wishes of the wider Trinity community. Honourable Mention at Willem C. Vis Moot Competition in Vienna We thank Mr. Peter Bothe for his excellent contribution to the College and wish him well for the future. I have been appointed as Principal of Trinity until the end of 2006. The College Board will advertise for TRINITY COLLEGE Trinity Avenue, East Perth,WA 6004 a permanent appointment in March next year with the successful applicant to commence in 2007. Telephone: (08) 9325 3655 Facsimile: (08) 9221 4352 Robert Henderson Website: www.trinity.wa.edu.au Acting Principal Email: email@example.com Cover photograph Desmond Yeo & Xuan Ji, supplied by: Jackson Flindell - Courtesy The Sunday Times Newspaper. 2 TrinityNews Letter to the Principal of Uni Camp for Kids for 3 years. Ithought you may like to know that post school young man busy with his your weekly Newsletter is read Next year he is taking time out to studies who can find time to help out. avidly even by Oldies like me (Year pursue a Bachelor of Medical Technology so that he will have time to Re the Chaplain's message Great of 1941) In particular I enjoy reading the Principal's Report and the be President of the Camp for Kids as stuff for young (and not so young ) Chaplain's Column. has got so much from his experiences people today. with these under privileged children. This week the paragraph on ERF was Keep up the good work at Trinity. I've told him he is following the impressive. I have a grandson, an Old pathways of the Edmund Rice Regards Boy of Christ Church who is devotees. Nothing very spectacular I completing 3rd year Medicine at suppose but thought you may be John Brophy UWA where he has been a member interested to hear of the impact on a Class of 1941 Campus Ministry A New Pope O n 2 April our Holy Father, Pope John Paul II died after an heroic struggle with years of ill health. Although the Church in Rome with all of its pomp and pageantry can sometimes seem remote and irrelevant to Australian school boys, Pope John Paul II somehow had a way of “connecting” with youth throughout the world. So it was with genuine sadness that our whole school community celebrated a special Mass of Thanksgiving for John Paul’s great example of love and faithful service to the world. He gave us an example of a man who held true to all that he believed. For him, Jesus Gerard Colreavy and Davide Tassone was his way, his truth and his life. At a time in world history when "Dear brothers and sisters, after the As a reminder that we are all part of youth are confused by the great Pope John Paul II, the Cardinals the Universal Church, portraits of the cacophony of mixed messages and have elected me — a simple, humble new Holy Father have been hung in values, John Paul consistently worker in the vineyard of the Lord. Trinity Chapel, the Junior School preached the good news of Jesus, The fact that the Lord can work and Library and the foyer of the P.L. proclaiming the Kingdom of God, act even with insufficient means Duffy Library. where peace, justice and love will consoles me, and above all I entrust myself to your prayers. In the joy of Brother Rob Callen reign supreme. the risen Lord, trusting in his Director Campus Ministry Our new Pope, Pope Benedict XVI permanent help, we go forward.The was elected on April 19th and his Lord will help us and Mary his very first words as Pope were: holy mother stands by us." Spring2005 3 Campus Ministry Edmund Rice Mass Brother Kevin Paull (1968 – 1976), O ne of the most impressive and memorable spectacles from our annual Founders’ Day Mass, a former teacher at Trinity, gave the reflection on the meaning of Edmund honouring Blessed Edmund Rice, Rice in our times. The theme of our was the sight of our thirty-four Year Mass this year was “Justice & 12 Special Ministers of the Eucharist Compassion” and Brother Kevin fanned out across the Sanctuary of stressed how Edmund Rice could St. Mary’s Cathedral reverently easily have pursued his very receiving the Blessed Eucharist for successful business career, but instead distribution to the whole school he felt compelled to try to make a community. difference in his world. He stopped, and made a new start. He modeled Unlike all the other Liturgies we his life on Jesus, and he tried to make celebrate throughout the year, during a difference in his world. our Founder’s Day Mass all the Our Chaplain Fr Michael McMahon leading roles are taken by our celebrated the Mass, and the choral Seniors. From those who carried music was lead by Dr Rob Braham the banners in procession, to Altar and Ms Ruth Bott... Daniel Mullaney Servers, Ushers, Readers and sang a beautiful soprano solo, and the Commentator, the Seniors carried whole school filled the Cathedral with out their special roles with dignity the final hymn: Sacred Story! and pride. They proudly witness the importance of their faith to the Brother Rob Callen whole community. Director Campus Ministry 4 TrinityNews TRINITY OLD BOYS ASSOCIATION: Spreading The Word California, came to Trinity in 2002 I n June, four Trinity Old Boys: Lloyd Reidy ’02, Michael Bastow ’03, Matt Dunstan ’03 and Sam to launch our first KAIROS, so now, four of our Old Boys were Witherick ‘’04, led the first KAIROS responsible for introducing KAIROS Retreat for twenty-four Year 12 boys to students from our brother College, from Christian Brothers College, C.B.C. Fremantle. It was an Fremantle. Word had spread of outstanding success and our Old how powerful and special the Boys did us proud in their experience of the KAIROS Retreats commitment and passion for sharing had been for Trinity. And just as the God’s love. American Alumni from Bellarmine Preparatory College, San Jose, P RINT A CUMEN P TY. LTD . Suite 2 / 164 Beaufort Street, Northbridge Western Australia 6003 Innovative Solutions in Design & Print Phone: (08) 9228 3144 • Fax: (08) 9228 3155 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Spring2005 5 Curriculum International Space School (ISS) July 2005 In the last week of July, Xuan Ji and I were fortunate to be given the opportunity to attend the International Space School (ISS) held in Houston, Texas. We were proud to be the Australian representatives among the thirty-six students selected from twenty different countries around the world. The objective of the ISS is to expose students to some of the work done by the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), encourage interest in space science related fields and to plan a manned mission to Mars. The ISS is a program run fully by mission. A highlight of our stay was view but it was also a great volunteers who share the same love watching the launch of the opportunity to meet students from and passion for space and the future Discovery from the Johnson Space different countries, learn about their of space. It was founded in 1997 by Center. As you know on board the cultures and create lifelong friendships. Geoff and Annette Mules. Everyone STS-114 was Australian born This inspirational experience has associated with this program strongly astronaut Andy Thomas. While in made me even more determined to believe that the future of space rests in space orbiting the Earth he and the enter the space industry and one day the hands of our current generation. Discovery team sent us their regards mirror the accomplishments of Andy via e-mail. The success of the launch Thomas as an astronaut. While in Houston we were very lucky and the STS-114 mission made the to visit the Johnson Space Centre whole trip memorable. Xuan and I are grateful to have been Mission Control – both old and new given the opportunity to attend this and many various astronaut training All of these lectures helped in our magnificent once in a lifetime event facilities including the Neutral planning of a simulated manned and we would like to thank the many Buoyancy Lab. We also visited a mission to Mars. We were all people involved in making the whole testing facility for the VASMIR rocket interviewed for a position in one of trip an outstanding success. Sincere engine, which is 30% more efficient four teams. The yellow team was in thanks goes to Mr Priskich, the Trinity than the chemical rockets of today charge of the budget and the Moon College Board and Geoff and Annette and can reduce the travelling time base, the green team – living on Mules. Also to the mentors, guest from Earth to Mars from 167 days to Mars, the blue team – working on speakers, host families and country only 30 days. Also we accomplished Mars and the red team – getting point of contacts who have been more two challenger missions. These were there and back. The mission was a than willing to give up their own spare a simulation of a real mission with complete success and we learnt that time in order to make the ISS such a half the group working in Mission not one team could complete the success and finally Chris and Clare Control and the other half on board a mission by themselves and that we all Greenfield who fly to Houston every “Space Shuttle”. had to work as one team, an year to run the ISS. “International team"”just like the We received many interesting Desmond Yeo (11AH) International Space Station which is lectures on living in space, space orbiting the Earth every 90 minutes. law, space suit engineering, astro- materials research, space physics Not only was this an amazing and on the then current STS-114 experience from a learning point of 6 TrinityNews Trinity Student Chosen To Attend The Hague Court to ensure justice M ichael Wright (11SR) was one of ten students chosen to represent Western Australia at the for citizens living in countries emerging 44th United Nations Youth from conflict” was one Association’s National Youth of the few chosen for Conference in Adelaide from 10-17 consideration by the July 2005. The Conference brought students participating together 83 secondary students from in the Security Council. every Australian state and territory At the conclusion of and a small contingent from New the Conference, Zealand. Each delegate represented Michael was chosen a UN member state. Delegates as one of 17 students participated in formal debates who will form the representing their country in the Australian Delegation to The Hague of “Talk Back Classroom” and flew to format of the United Nations General Model United Nations (THIMUN) Canberra to work in a small group Assembly, Security Council and other from 22-27 January 2006. The focussing on international issues and committees, meeting with their students will write the resolutions that learning about interviewing caucusing blocs to lobby prior to will be debated during the weeklong techniques. The students will continue debating sessions. A programme of simulation. All of those that are their research from their home bases keynote speakers supplemented the passed will be presented to the and returned to Canberra in October interactive problem-solving and Secretary-General of the United to participate in videophone workshop discussions about important Nations as a gauge of world youth interviews with interviewees such as domestic and international issues as opinion. John Bolton and Hilary Clinton. diverse as the environment, human Just days before attending the rights and indigenous affairs. conference in Adelaide, Michael was “...one of 17 Prior to the Conference all delegates were required to submit resolutions asked to submit a series of questions students who will that he would like to pose to an and these formed the basis of debate international panel on the efficacy of form the Australian throughout the week. Michael’s resolution addressing “the need for the United Nations. Michael was chosen as the only Western Australian Delegation to The changes to the International Criminal representative for the upcoming series Hague...” MAKE AN IMPRESSION 4 Aberdeen Street, Perth Telephone (08) 9223 7788 PO Box 8494, Perth Western Australia 6000 Facsimile (08) 9223 7700 Stirling Street 6849 Web www.scott.com.au Spring2005 7 Junior School Confirmation 2005 O’Loughlin because he had baptised about nine of the candidates when they were babies. Special thanks to our resident didgeridoo player, Seamus Bin Sali for setting the mood and acknowledging the Noongar People, the original custodians of our place of worship. Our special thanks to Fr. Michael C onfirmation 2005 was a wonderful community celebration. The programme involved eight weeks McMahon for travelling to Dwellingup for both retreats and celebrating Mass with the teachers, parents and students. of preparation in the classroom, the Gordon Dean home (Home Programme) and on the Assistant Head of Junior School Dwellingup Retreat, culminating with (Religious Education) the actual ceremony which was on Thursday, 9 June. Once again, the parents did a fantastic job preparing the Chapel with banners, posters and beautiful flowers. It certainly set the ambience for a very meaningful celebration. The occasion was also very special for our main celebrant, Fr Brian Mothers’ Day Mass 2005 Prior to the day, the students also made Afterwards, the mothers were treated T rinity Junior School celebrated the Annual Mothers’ Day Mass on Thursday, 5 May, in the Trinity Chapel. Mothers Day cards which they to a delicious morning tea which was presented to their mothers, along with organized by the College Auxiliary, Father McMahon lead a beautiful Mass. flowers. Of course, the amazing Homily and served by many of our wonderful The students participated in the Mass given by one of our mothers, Lina Junior School fathers, who decided by reading and singing and a group Salomone, was a real highlight of the to give the mothers the ‘morning off’. of students even shared poems, all of Mass. Her comments, which produced which were wonderful tributes to their many smiles and nods of recognition, Ricki Boe cherished mothers. were both sincere and heartfelt. Junior School Teacher 8 TrinityNews Peer Support Programme students to spend time together, A ll Year four students participate in the Peer Support Programme. Mr Tony Maxfield is responsible for getting to know each other. The hope is that each Year four student preparing this programme, which will develop a strong friendship with involves all Year Seven students his Year seven peer. ‘teaming up’ with a Year four student. The programme is designed to help Some of the peer support activities new Year four students settle include the Year seven students giving comfortably into the education system their mentor a tour of the entire school at Trinity. grounds, playing a range of games, celebrating Mass and even the most Year four students enjoy meeting their recent and challenging activity, teaching peer on the first day of the school the Year Fours to tie their ties!!!!! year. Throughout the year, Mr Maxfield provides many opportunities Catherine Tesoriero for the Year seven and Year four Head of Junior School (Term 2) Junior & Middle School Link The Year 8 students wrote Dreamtime A major benefit of the College’s a performance of the Haka by both restructure has been the stories as part of their indigenous year groups. Research indicates that opportunity to create links between programme and read these stories to boys enjoy active learning and this various year groups. This has small groups of Year 6 students. They was obvious during this lesson. fostered an atmosphere of students explained the themes they hoped to Learning is also reinforced if a student and staff learning together and impart through their stories and what has to teach a skill to someone else. creating a strong sense of purpose for inspired their creations. The Year 6 what is done in the classroom. students asked questions about the The link established between both Dreamtime and the creative process. classes will continue and as well as An example of this is the collaboration making learning fun it will also ease between Mr Torrese’s Year 6 class The Year 6 students also had an the transition from Junior to Middle and Miss Campisi’s Year 8 Society opportunity to share their expertise School. Students meet teachers from and Environment students. Both about New Zealand culture. As part both schools and work in classrooms classes have worked together to share of their study they had learned how in both areas. It also provides an their knowledge and understanding of to dance the Haka, a traditional opportunity to make learning more different cultures. This has made their New Zealand dance. They used purposeful and an active experience. learning more purposeful because their expertise to teach the Year 8 they have always had a real students and a fun-filled lesson took Kerrie Fraser audience for the work they produce. place in Gibney Hall concluding with Head of Middle School Spring2005 9 Visual Arts Trinity Art D uring term two a secondary assembly provided an adequate forum and exhibition space for some of our talented Trinity art students to present their art work to the school. The sheer hard work, creativity and ingenuity of these students was evident not only in visual form through the artworks themselves, but also through the individual student presentations which provided a glimpse into the Perry Joyce (left) Jeremy Eaton (middle) and Shaun Dee (Right) with his painting “Untitled” artist’s mind. Staff and students listened intently as art students Jeremy Eaton Shaun Dee’s painting “Untitled” was The Student Art Exhibition on Speech (year 10), Perry Joyce (year 11) and chosen as the winner of 2005 Night. was also a great success, Shaun Dee (year 12) spoke about the Signum Fidei Acquisitive Art Award allowing parents to enjoy the superb experiences they had undergone in the which is sponsored by Trinity Old Boy artwork that has been done by production of their art work. Patrick Coward. The same painting students this year. Congratulations to also won 2nd prize in this year’s year 12 Art student Matthew The students described their personal McVeigh who won the People's thought processes and the production Angelico Exhibition; a very Choice Art Award. His painting of a body of work which led to the prestigious art exhibition displaying 'Sunseekers' was voted by the public creation of their final studio piece. outstanding student art work as the favourite art work exhibited Initial theme related drawings and produced by Catholic School students during our exhibition. visual inquiries were crucial in Western Australia. investigations which provided We look forward to the continued inspiration for their work. The students Congratulations to the following year exposure of our student work through discussed the importance of art history 12 students who had their work a variety of avenues. appreciation for intellectualising the selected for display in the TOBA Art Rita Basilio design development process and the Exhibition; Shaun Dee (2 artworks), Art Coordinator techniques and skills which were used Matthew McVeigh (2 artworks), in the production of their final art work. Herarn Perera and Tim Mather. “Sunseekers” Matthew McVeigh (Year 12) 10 TrinityNews Performing Arts Award Winning Dance At Trinity College BIG performing High Rise and GIG In their Element at the Burswood Theatre in 2004 D ance is becoming a significant become more creative and feedback following this contemporary part in the culture at Trinity courageous human beings. Some of dance work has been phenomenal. College. The school has two dance our dancers are now considering groups that represent the College in careers in the performing arts. During the Catholic Performing Arts various festivals, such as the JSHAA season, BIG presented a Liturgical Since beginning the dance dance, ‘23rd Psalm’, a sacred Performing Arts Festival and the Catholic Performing Arts Festival. In programme in 2001, I have seen a performance that earned them an the past four years, both the Primary wonderful development in the Honourable Mention. Other group BIG (Boys In Groove) and the students’ interpretation of this art form. performances included GIG’s Secondary group GIG (Guys In There has been a growing, positive ‘Twentyfour7’ and BIG’s ‘Alive and Groove) have been the recipients of interest in Trinity College dance from Kicking’ at the Burswood Theatre. Both awards for most outstanding creative the wider community, and as a result groups received Honourable Mentions dance in the Catholic Performing Arts we are developing strong networks for their outstanding performances. Festival, with BIG receiving an historic with other schools and organisations. BIG were invited to perform their item four consecutive dance shields. Perth College recently invited GIG to again at the Catholic Performing Arts work with them on a project for their Dance is alive at Trinity College, and ‘Spin’ production on the 1st and 2nd Festival Finale Concert as recipients of a testament to its interest is the 130 September. Perth College dance the Presentation Sisters’ Shield. Forty Primary students auditioning to be teacher, Jane Neville and I were four Primary students opened the part of BIG each year. Dance instils delighted with the way our concert on stage tumbling out of one within the students an aesthetic sense. choreography was embraced by both big wooden box and continue to It provides opportunities for GIG and the Year Twelve girls. After celebrate, through the dance, some of teamwork, skill enhancement, body hours of rehearsals we produced the joys of life. Boy, can Trinity dance! awareness, improved athleticism, ‘Untangled’, an ambitious work strength of body and character. It exploring the intricacies of the way Ruth Bott fosters self respect and helps them young men and women relate. The Performing Arts Spring2005 11 Sport 2005 Athletics Champions in which they prepared the team. Our C ongratulations to our talented athletes and coaches on Trinity’s victory at the 2005 Interschool athletes were magnificent on the day and the spirit and sportsmanship on Athletics Carnival. The final results display was exemplary. The were as follows: leadership provided by Team Captain, Lee Ferguson and Vice Captains, Daniel O’Connell and Final Points Brendan Longman was superb. From Trinity 1,405 112 individual events, 63 personal Hale 1,182 best results were achieved. This is an exceptional performance. The high Aquinas 1,181 standards also extended to the Scotch 1,098 supporters in the stands as our Guildford 1,046 students were very well presented Christchurch 885 and encouraged our athletes at every opportunity. Wesley 800 The Athletics Dinner provided an The result reinforces Trinity’s reputation opportunity for athletes, staff, old for sporting excellence as we have boys and parents to celebrate a also enjoyed success by winning the successful day and to acknowledge Darlot Cup cricket and the Alcock the dedication and hard work from Cup football awards in 2005. many within the Trinity community. Our Athletics coaches, led by Mr Robert Henderson Steve Leahy and Mr Barry McKenna, Principal are to be complimented on the way 12 TrinityNews General News Did You Know? The College Crest & Colours Trinity College From 1939 to 1961 the Terrace School, while the Marian symbol In the early days of Christian Brothers College, St. Georges Terrace, the school colours were red and black. continued to use an adaptation of the Christian Brothers’ crest as the school signifies the devotion of the Order and its schools to the Blessed Mother The earliest crest was the De La crest, but when the whole school of God. This symbol was taken from Salle’s “Signum Fidei” as seen in the moved from the Terrace to Riverside the arms of Bishop Gibney, co- Drive, Brother Stan Mullen designed founder of Christian Brothers College. stained glass panel from above the a new Coat of Arms. The following main entrance to the Brothers’ The motto is taken from Psalm 123: is taken from the 1963 Annual Residence in St. George’s Terrace, ‘Adjutorium nostrum In Nomine Domini Magazine: but now safely restored in the qui fecit caelum et terram’ – “Our help entrance to Gibney Hall at Trinity. After a good deal of consideration is in the name of the Lord who made and professional advice the College the heavens and the earth.” When the boarders were sent from Council formally approved the new the city to Manning in 1938, they The official school colours for Trinity Coat of Arms for Trinity College. The established the new school but took College are Royal Blue, Pale Blue new Arms present in bold outline the with them the school colours of red and Emerald Green. Only the Royal three golden crowns upon the royal and black. So the Principal of C.B.C Blue appears on the Coat of Arms. blue background as symbolic of the had to introduce new colours for “the In heraldry the colours white, silver dedication of the College to the three Terrace”. Brother P.L. Duffy who had and gold are never considered Divine Persons of the Blessed Trinity. recently arrived from C.B.C. St. Kilda official colours, but may be used with The overall shape is that of the simple in Melbourne decided to replicate red for adornment or extra male shield. Crowns are traditionally their colours – two blues and green. decoration. Hence the three Crowns associated with kingship and The colour blue has always been are gold (never yellow!) and the dominion, and they are arranged in associated with the Blessed Virgin jewels in the crowns are red. The the form of an equilateral triangle to Mary and the green acknowledges three Crowns from the Trinity Coat of emphasise the unity and equality of our strong Celtic links with Catholic Arms must never appear in any other the Divine Persons. The arrangement Ireland. Not only was the Founder of formation other than the equilateral of the whole was taken from the arms the Christian Brothers, Blessed triangle. And the three colours are of of the Irish Republic, being the Arms Edmund Rice, an Irishman, but so too equal importance. None is a minor of Munster where the Congregation were the co-founders of C.B.C. colour. White and yellow are not our of Christian Brothers was founded Terrace – Brother Ambrose Treacy school colours. (Waterford). and Bishop Gibney. The first Principal of the Terrace, Brother T.A. The Cross is the Cross of our Br. Rob Callen O’Brien was also an Irishman. salvation, the sign of a Christian Director Campus Ministry Spring2005 13 General News Trinity College Archives T rinity College is a school with a rich which arise directly from the activities As we begin the organisation of the and diverse history dating back to of students, parents, staff, parent Trinity Archives, we would greatly 1894. The College possesses a wealth groups and the Trinity Old Boys’ appreciate donations of any material of historical material gathered over many Association over the long history of by Old Boys or their families. Items years and depicting all aspects of the College. such as Year Books (particularly the College life. The links between the past 1954 and 1995 editions), photos, and the present are very important in At some time in the future it is hoped newspaper cuttings, sporting building a sense of belonging. that this wealth of historical material memorabilia, uniforms, school records can be stored and displayed in a and publications, in fact, anything at To formalise the various collections of all pertaining to College life. All such manner befitting its significance and this material we have secured the donations would be most gratefully assistance of a voluntary archivist be available for access by the received and will become a treasured who will spend one day a week at College community. It is important addition to the Trinity Archives. the College. The role of the Trinity that current students are aware of the Archivist is to assess and acquire traditions and heritage of the College Michael Burgess official records, non-official records and important for Trinity Old Boys that Bursar and other material and artefacts these traditions are kept alive. instrument making. College From the Pilbara Lawrie moved to Perth where he is Profile now a member or the Trinity College Maintenance and Grounds Team. Lawrie Dodd When asked why Member of Trinity Maintenance he chose to pursue and Grounds Team woodwork for a career he replied “Through the T he College administration area has been beautifully enhanced this generations we have had many year by the addition of a display cabinet to house the College carpenters and joiners in the family archives. and I am following This cabinet was crafted by our own After completing trade studies Lawrie in the footsteps of my Father and Lawrie Dodd who used his superb worked in the area of shop fitting and Grandfather. Our family tradition is building before leaving England in also being continued by my son who woodwork skills to create a wonderful 1972 and travelling across Europe, is working overseas as a carpenter”. area in which to house College the Middle East and Asia on his way achieve material. The Jarrah cabinet to Australia. We look forward to seeing some is designed to complement the main more examples of Lawrie’s superb reception area. Lawrie toured Australia before settling workmanship around the College. in the Pilbara for 12 years working in Lawrie was born in Long Ditton in the iron ore industry. Whilst there he Sandra Doick Surrey, England and has been was involved in amateur theatre, was Community Relations Officer working at Trinity for 19 years; he a member of the Cossack Bushband has a wife and two children. and from there became involved in 14 TrinityNews Trinity College Auxiliary Morning Tea with Jade Lewis In a fitting end to the morning Marilyn In Gibney Hall On Friday 26 August the Trinity College Auxiliary was host to a morning tea where attendees enjoyed Harries, President of the College Auxiliary formally thanked Jade for sumptuous food whilst listening to her wonderful presentation and inspirational guest speaker Jade Lewis. presented her with a beautiful bouquet of flowers. Jade is a young West Australian dedicated to sharing her heartrending Proceeds from the College Auxiliary life story about the negative impact of Moring Teas are donated to the drugs and her triumph over addiction. upgrading of grounds facilities at “Her passion to Trinity. Money raised at the Betty She is a regular speaker at schools, businesses and Youth groups Cuthbert Morning Tea in 2004 has educate and throughout WA. During her life she facilitated the provision of new student benches in Centenary Park. motivate people is has won many awards for her dedication and excellent standards evident in her Marilyn Harries working toward her goals. Jade co- chaired the WA State Drug Summit at President, College Auxiliary presentations.” Parliament House with the Honourable Fred Chaney and Professor Liz Harman in 2001. Her passion to educate and motivate people is evident in her presentations. Jade's story is proof that you can overcome life's challenges. Principal Robert Henderson welcomed Jade as guest speaker to Trinity College. Parents attending the morning tea showed their keen interest by a lively question time at the end of the presentation. Autographed copies of Jades’ book “Golden Haze” were so popular during the morning that supplies ran out. Spring2005 15 General News Where Are They Now? Serving Christ in Calcutta F or twenty years Jim McGinniss served the students of Trinity College. From 1975 Jim taught English and Religious Education to the senior classes. His thorough method of teaching and his care for every student was well recognised. He was one of the few teachers who would collect all the class essays one day and return them all marked with extensive suggestions Mr Jim McGinniss presenting awards at the Orphanage in January. the very next day. During those twenty years Jim ran the Y.C.S. (Young Christian him to get a visa to stay in India. In Trinity News, but because so many Students) groups and he conducted 1995 Jim sold everything he owned Old Boys ask after him, we thought it many Retreats. His deep faith and his in Perth, resigned from Trinity, and left fitting that everyone should be personal example of practical for Calcutta. brought up to date. Christianity was well recognised by students, staff and parents. “His faith and With his customary warmth and hospitality Jim makes all visitors to In 1988 Jim visited India with a group dedication are an Calcutta (Kolkata) comfortable and of students from Rostrevor College, South Australian. During that example to us all.” welcome. He loves the Trinity students coming on their biennial Indian pilgrimage he visited the orphanages For the past ten years Jim has been Pilgrimages. He is very appreciative of run by the Christian Brothers and the working with the Christian Brothers at St. all financial donations which can be hospices run by the Missionaries of Mary’s Orphanage, Dum Dum, Kolkata, sent through Trinity College. Jim lives a Charity (Mother Teresa’s Sisters and each morning, and then at Kalighat, very simple life. His faith and Brothers.) Those experiences left an Mother Teresa’s home for dying destitutes dedication are an example to us all, indelible impression on Jim, and he every afternoon. He then joins the and in all of this, he has not lost any of was determined to return. He made Sisters for evening prayer before his sense of humour or his interest in all several private trips back to India, and returning to the orphanage for a late that happens back home at Trinity. He he initiated the Indian Pilgrimages at dinner with the Brothers. In the winter he would be very happy to hear from past Trinity College in 1991. goes out to the local railway stations students, but finds it difficult to reply. to distribute blankets to the homeless. However Jim became quite unsettled each Jim can be contacted at: (These are provided by Trinity College.) time he returned to Australia and And each weekend he works with a Mr Jim McGinniss witnessed the waste and greed. His small team of volunteers on the major St. Mary’s Orphanage, heart yearned to be with the dying railway stations (Sealdah & Howrah) 103 Dum Dum Road, destitutes from the streets of India and attending to the sick and dying. Kolkata 700 - 030 the orphans who valued the chance of an INDIA education above all else. Jim became a The last thing in the world Jim would close friend of Mother Teresa who helped want is for this story to appear in 16 TrinityNews Where Are They Now? Twice The Headmaster L ast January, Brother James Antoninus Kelly,- known affectionately as “Jack” (from his initials: J.A.K.) – celebrated his Seventieth Anniversary as a Christian Brother. In September this year he will celebrate his eighty- fifth Birthday. Although he has long since given away his beloved handball and squash, Tony (as he’s known to his Brothers) is as vital and Brother J.A. Kelly. alert as he’s ever been. And his affection for and interest in all things Chapel with the dominant theme When most are looking forward to Trinity, have never wavered. colour of gold. He commissioned an their retirement years, at the age of artist to design very modern non- 64, J.A.K was appointed to Aranmore Br Tony Kelly, lives in retirement at the traditional Stations of the Cross, and College, Leederville, where he taught Brothers’ residence at Clontarf. He beautiful contemporary stained glass his beloved Mathematics to the senior was born in Sydney on 22nd windows. In many ways he was a students (his first experience of co- September 1920 and joined the man ahead of his times and he left education!) for the next fourteen years. Christian Brothers at the age of 14. his mark on the College. He built up At the age of 79 when he well His first teaching position was in St. Trinity so that it would become one of deserved a rest, he volunteered to fill Patrick’s College, Launceston before the leading Boy’s Schools of Perth. in yet again at Trinity in 1999 to take spending eight years in Victoria. To Mr Peter Reuten’s place for a term. his surprise in 1954 at the tender age of 34 he was appointed “...his affection for Brother Tony Kelly is one of nature’s Principal of C.B.C. Fremantle, and interest in all real gentlemen. He has a wonderful memory for names, and is very proud followed by another six year things Trinity have of all of his Old Boys and loves to appointment as Principal of C.B.C. Terrace in 1960. Br. Kelly had only never wavered.” hear of their progress. He does have that impish humour so typical of his been Principal for three months when From 1966-1967 Br Kelly joined the Irish forebears and he has a healthy he was shocked by the “West staff of Rostrevor College, in scepticism about most things. His Australian” headline claiming that faith, his humour and his love for Adelaide only to be recalled to join C.B.C. was moving from the Terrace. classical music as well as his very the Brothers new Provincial Although it was only newspaper sensible and common-sense Leadership team in Perth. During this speculation at the time, in fact the approach to life, make him one of time he took a keen interest in all of Government did negotiate with the real heroes for those who have the Christian Brothers’ Schools Brother Kelly for the prime piece of had the privilege of knowing him. throughout South Australia and real estate, culminating in the move Western Australia. From 1978 to Brother Rob Callen and the establishment of Trinity 1984 Brother Kelly was appointed Director Campus Ministry College between the W.A.C.A. and for the second time as Principal of the Causeway in 1962. Trinity College. During this time, with Long before the changes initiated by limited funds, he undertook an the Second Vatican Council, Br Kelly extensive building and insisted on building a round College redevelopment program. Spring2005 17 General News Riverside Works Update East Perth T he 40-hectare Riverside project, bounded by the Swan River, Plain Re-development Update Street, Adelaide Terrace and EPRA’s Claisebrook Village, will see Perth’s eastern entrance transformed into a vibrant mixed-use community of up to 5,000 residents and 1,000 new workers over the next 10 - 15 years. The first phase of East Perth Redevelopment Authority’s Riverside project is well underway, with subdivision works nearing completion at the former Metrobus Depot site, and Hay Street road and streetscaping works progressing ahead of schedule and due for completion by the end of the year. Hay Street has been reduced to a single lane of traffic each way and will soon be transformed into a pedestrian and cyclist-friendly intersection as the boulevard, with new landscaping, work progresses, cycle paths, pavement treatments, however EPRA will lighting and public art. continue to notify Trinity College in The works program for the remainder advance of any of the year includes; changes. October - November 2005 If you would like to Erskine Link: receive weekly email updates on • Upgrade and relocate Western the works program, Power substation please contact As the safety and welfare of Trinity EPRA’s Communications Officer, Tarryn • Construction of a pedestrian College students and other pedestrians Moses on 9222 8000 or access way during the works program is paramount email@example.com, alternatively to EPRA, traffic controllers are in place works updates are available on the Hay Street (Plain to Hale Streets): to assist students to and from the bus website at www.epra.wa.gov.au • Upgrade streetscape and footpaths stops on Adelaide Terrace (via the Hay/Hale Street intersection and If you have any queries or comments October - December 2005 about the Riverside project, please through the Metrobus subdivision). call the EPRA Community Information Hay Street (Hale Street to The traffic controllers will remain in Line on 1800 639 726. Trinity Avenue): place until the traffic lights at the • Construction of an intersection at Hay/Hale Street intersection are in their Hale Street and Trinity Avenue final position and the subdivision works are deemed safe for public access. • Installation of traffic lights and pedestrian crossing There may be some further minor alterations to student movements in and • Upgrade streetscape and footpaths around the Hale/Hay Street 18 TrinityNews TOBA President’s Report O n behalf of the Executive I would also like to welcome five new was a resounding success. Over 400 Committee of the Association, I Members to the Executive Committee: artworks were exhibited and the would like to announce one of the most Dion Smith, Gianni Redolatti, Nick feedback received was very positive. significant developments in the history Dilello, Michael Parker and Tom This event enables the Association to of the Association. This development is Parker. They bring a wealth of raise further funds towards the planned the appointment of an Executive energy and experience to the development of the Waterford Playing Officer, Anna Gingell. Anna has Committee. We now have ten Field facilities. already made a significant difference Members on the Committee, which to the operations of our organisation provides us with the depth to take on Now that we have appointed a full-time in serving our Members’ needs. multiple projects. Executive Officer, we ask Old Boys to send any ideas or initiatives to Anna on The Association has directly employed The Old Boys Sports Day was held on firstname.lastname@example.org We Sunday, 17 July 2005 with the Anna on a full-time basis. I would like to also ask all Old Boys to please update College and Old Boys fielding teams thank the initiative of the Vice Presidents, their details (particularly, your email in football, hockey, rugby, soccer and Dion Smith and Darren Taggart, in address) on the website or by sending cross-country to compete for the securing Anna’s services. I would also Anna an email. This will enable us to Brendan Ryan Cup. There was some like to thank Principal, Robert keep in touch with you and advise you spirited play by both sides and the Old Henderson, and the Bursar Michael of upcoming events. Boys won back the Cup after a number Burgess, in organising accommodation of successful years for the students. at the College for Anna’s position. Les Conceicao Anna’s office is located in B1.05 and The Trinity Old Boys’ Art Exhibition held President her direct line is 9223 8132. in Gibney Hall from 14 – 16 October Trinity Old Boys’ Association I am very excited about my new Directory, Golf Day, Art Exhibition, position as Executive Officer of TOBA. corporatising merchandise and The general enthusiasm from Old Boys introducing a club for TOBA members and Year 12 students has been to use the school sporting facilities. My overwhelming. There is a strong office is located on the second floor of committee behind me who are B block (B1.05) next to Gibney Hall, passionate about Trinity with some where my grandfather’s photograph is brilliant ideas about how to expand located, please call in any time. TOBA. We are currently planning the calendar for 2006 which will include Anna Gingell the TOBA Annual Dinner, quarterly TOBA Executive Officer Business Lunches, Online Business Tel: 9223 8132 Spring2005 19 TOBA Update Profile on Kevin Your Carton Class of ‘49 Details P rior to his entry into the hotel industry, Kevin Carton was a prominent In the true Trinity tradition Kevin has distinguished himself as an excellent member of the airline industry in sportsman and was awarded the Western Australia. His experience Australian Sports Medal in 1999, an included operational, marketing and OAM in 2000 and the Australian management with Ansett, Qantas and Centenary Award for his services to Air India. tourism and hockey in Australia. He Kevin is a former Australian and also holds an Australian National Western Australian Hockey Captain Service Medal. and dual Olympian, having represented Australia in the 1956 Melbourne It is gratifying to see the Trinity games and in Rome in 1960. He is education embraced and utilized to TOBA President Les Conceicao presents the recognized as one of the finest hockey achieve personal goals and a winning prize for the “Update Your Details” Competition, to Michael Kahl (Class of 89’). players produced in Australia. distinguished career. “He is recognized Class as one of the finest hockey players of ‘80 produced in Reunion Australia.” Three Generations at Trinity • 25 Year Trinity Re-union for (L - R) Jeremy, Luke (Yr 8) & Kevin Carton Class of 1980 Friday 25th November 2005 at 7:30pm Profile on Jeremy The Front Bar, Steves, Nedlands Park Hotel Carton Class of ‘79 171 Broadway, Nedlands overseeing Sales for the groups’ seven WA 6009 The venue for this re-union is the same as it was for the 20th J eremy Carton attended Trinity from Year 4 to Year 12, Class of 79’. He hotels and resorts in WA. is married with two sons and a Year re-union in 2000. Jeremy was Captain of the Hockey First XI daughter. His son Luke is in Year 8 and that toured Indonesia, Singapore and • Register your contact details Daniel will start at Trinity in 2007. Malaysia in 1979. After playing top level and / or see who is going... Jeremy’s working career has been hockey in WA & Queensland Jeremy is • or email the TOBA Executive predominantly in the hospitality industry. now playing in the Veterans O/40 for a Officer Anna Gingell After many years working overseas and suburban Hockey Club. It is heartening to email@example.com Interstate Jeremy is currently employed see such fine sporting achievements with Broadwater Hotels & Resorts upheld throughout the generations. 20 TrinityNews TOBA Profile on Michael Keenan Class of ‘89 C elebrating his first 12 months as He understands the unique the Federal Member for Stirling, opportunities we are presented with Michael Keenan is enjoying the in Western Australia, particularly if challenge of representing the one is willing to work hard for them, residents of his electorate in and is a product of our exceptional Canberra. education system. A former Trinity College student, at Michael Keenan joins another former the age of 33, Michael won the seat Trinity Boy Minister for Justice and of Stirling at the last election. Customs, Senator Chris Ellison in Canberra making Trinity College the Michael has a background in both most represented West Australian small business and government. school in Federal Parliament. Michael Keenan Trinity Aquinas Amateur Football Club S eason 2005 was a successful one Gryta ('04), Ryan Smith ('03), Marcus for the Club to get involved next both on and off the field for the Bin Sali ('04), Daniel O'Sullivan season. In particular, for all Year 12 Trinity Aquinas Amateur Football ('04), Christopher Wills ('04), Justin leavers of 2005, the Club is hoping Club, with our A Grade Colts side McKeone ('04), Kyle Pendreeigh to field two Colts’ sides in 2006 to winning our first Colts flag since ('04), Thomas Waddell ('04), Jamie build on the success and momentum 1988. The club also fielded sides in Birrell ('03), James Dean ('03), gained this year. A Grade, A Reserves and A 3rds Thomas Shaw ('03), Chris Mather Any enquiries can be directed to the competitions and while our A Grade ('03), Tim Stobart ('03), Rhys Miller Football Director, Mark McDonnell finished an unlucky 6th, the A ('04) and Callum Johnson ('03), on a (Class of '93) on 0423 034 173, or Reserves also made the finals. great season which culminated in a the Clubs website www.taafc.com.au. heart stopping 1pt grand final victory Congratulations must go to Coach over Collegians (Old Scotch). Paul Bradley Class of 94’ Andy Leinasars for molding a Vice President, committed and talented side and to The Club would like to extend an Trinity Amateur Football Club. the players, which included Old Boys invitation to any Old Boy of the Michael Bastow (Class of '04), Ben College who is interested in playing 22 TrinityNews Trinity Old Boy Receives Honourable Mention at Willem C. Vis Moot Competition in Vienna L – R Madge Mukund, Professor Gabriel Moens & Thomas Fitzgerald (Class of 2001) Notre Dame was narrowly defeated The team’s mentor and coach, Head T he University of Notre Dame Australia’s Moot team finished in the final four teams of the prestigious by Stetson University (USA) in the semi-finals. Congratulations to Trinity of the Graduate School of Law, Professor Gabriel Moens said, “This is Willem C Vis International Commercial Old Boy Thomas Fitzgerald (Class of a spectacular achievement for Notre Arbitration Moot Competition in 2001) who was a member of the Dame. Our students have left behind Vienna, which had over a thousand Australian team. and received an some of the most highly reputed participants comprising 150 teams honourable mention in the ‘Best Oral Universities in the world including from around the world. Advocate’ awards. Harvard, Cambridge and Colombia”. Thames ComputerGroup Total Computer Solutions & Repairs since 1988 Call Evan Papantoniou (Class of 85). I Welcome Old Boys Contact. 1 King Edward Rd, Osborne Park, WA 6017 Telephone: (08) 9244 2290 • Facsimile: (08) 9244 1623 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Spring2005 23 VISION Our vision is to be the leader in boys’ education. MISSION Trinity College is a Catholic School for boys in the Edmund Rice tradition. Our mission is to enable each of our students to realise his spiritual, academic, social, cultural and sporting potential, and to assist him to become a man for others. TRINITY PRINCIPLES AND VALUES SPIRITUALITY We foster a personal spirituality and an active Catholic faith in all members of the Trinity community. INCLUSIVITY We are a friendly and inclusive school. We value each individual member and welcome all families. EXCELLENCE We encourage our students to be young men of integrity, who realise their potential, and strive for excellence. SERVICE OF OTHERS We foster service of others by way of educational experiences that are based on justice and compassion. REFLECTIVE PRACTICE We encourage students, staff and families to reflect on the contemporary world in the light of the Gospel as the basis for individual and community growth.