2021 | Term 3 | Week 10

September 17, 2021

News

From the Head Master

September 17, 2021

As this term draws to a close, I want to take the opportunity to express my thanks to the Trinity community. While the impact of the pandemic has been felt by our community in different ways, it has been a burden for all of us. Nonetheless, under that burden I have observed our community demonstrating quiet resolve and mutual support for one another.

I want to pay tribute to our students. The experiences of our older students are obviously very different to those of the younger ones. We know that sustaining engagement with learning has been particularly challenging for some of our boys. However, it also appears that the majority of the boys are coping remarkably well in these adverse times. The long-term impact of an extended experience of remote learning and social isolation cannot be fully known, but I think we have some grounds for optimism that the challenges will have some positive impacts in the formation of our boys’ character, dispositions and capabilities.

I also want to thank the parents and families of the School community for all that you have done to enable the boys to continue with their education. The partnership between home and school that we often speak about has been forced to take new shapes during this term. Parents have had more insight and input with reference to their son’s learning than has been the case for many decades; that shared experience is now part of your family’s story, with its memories, in-jokes, tensions and emergent traditions. Thank you also for the encouragement and support that you have offered to members of the School team along the way.

I particularly want to acknowledge the efforts of our staff in both their teaching and their support roles. The professional challenges that they have faced, combined with the personal challenges that we have all experienced, have been substantial. Designing learning for the boys, providing feedback on progress, maintaining the personal connections that are so central to the School experience, and managing all the other dimensions of their work has been demanding in the extreme. I am immensely proud of them and their commitment to the boys of the School.

As this term comes to an end, the School is also hard at work planning for next term. The government has provided some direction as to the anticipated return to school, but we are all conscious that our plans are provisional. I anticipate providing families with a substantial guide to our approach to Term 4 at the end of the break. This document will provide answers to many of the questions that are circulating in our minds and in the community about how face-to-face learning will resume in a COVID-safe way.

For the time being, the key messages are:

  • Term 4 will commence with remote learning and the arrangements that are currently in place.
  • The School encourages all members of the community who are eligible for vaccination, which includes the boys who are 12 years old or older, to act on the public health recommendations to be vaccinated.
  • During the break, we should all make a priority of resting well, eating well, exercising well and connecting well with one another.

And, finally for the term, I bring you a blessing from the Bible, in Numbers 6:24-26.

May the Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.

Numbers 6:24-26

Detur gloria soli Deo.

Tim Bowden | Head Master

Head Master’s Weekly Address

The Head Master, the Head of the Middle School, the Head of the Senior School and one of the Chaplains presents a piece to camera each week during Remote Learning. They are in lieu of the Head Master’s weekly address to the Quad Assembly, the Middle School and Senior School Assemblies and Chapel. View this week’s address from the Head Master below.

From the Deputy Head Master – Summer Hill

September 17, 2021

God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference.

On behalf of the School, I would like to express my gratitude for your trust and encouragement over the course of this term. It feels to me that the School community has coped remarkably well with the restrictions and disruptions to the normal programming of events and routines, and the significant challenges posed by an extended and ongoing period of Remote Learning. Your sons have been outstanding in their resilience and flexibility, and your support and patience has been appreciated. Let us all hope that we will never again have to utter the words, “you are on mute”, in the very near future.

At this stage, and with what has become our customary caveat around advice from New South Wales Health, we hope to move to the next stage of the return to attendance on Campus during Michaelmas Term. More information will be provided in the first weeks after the break, but we hope to be in a position where your sons can begin to resume something resembling normal School life towards the end of October. It is likely to be a staggered return in the first instance, as we implemented in 2020, and there is the added complication of the delay of the HSC examinations to consider, but I am optimistic that we will have boys and young men, and not just tumbleweeds and pigeons, on the Quad before the end of the year. Prizegiving ceremonies are planned for Year 7-11 on Wednesday the 8th of December, by Year group, as we did last year. It is highly unlikely that the Public Health Orders will allow parents on site, so these events will be streamed.

Year 12 are fast approaching the end of their secondary schooling, and I would like to take the opportunity to reiterate my encouragement to view the coming break as study leave rather than holidays. May I also encourage you to encourage your sons to regulate their sleep over the holiday break. Eight hours of continuous and uninterrupted sleep is the general rule of thumb, but it is especially important for Year 12 to be rested and fresh as they approach their public examinations. Likewise, good nutrition will ensure that they put their best foot forward by being healthy as well as refreshed.

Also for Year 12, looking beyond their public examinations, I am now in a position to confirm that the School has secured bookings on the 8th and 9th of December for our proposed Valedictory Dinner(s).

Bradley Barr | Deputy Head Master – Summer Hill

From the Head of the Preparatory School

September 17, 2021

Congratulations, we made it! I was reflecting with a colleague the other day about this term and what has been achieved in such remarkable circumstances. Who would have thought that we could conduct a whole term of learning remotely? It seems absurd just typing it! I have said it previously, but I need to say it again…I am incredibly proud of the efforts of all members of our learning community for the resilience, commitment, engagement and creativity that has been shown throughout the term to support the boys’ learning and to promote a sense of community in spite of our separation.

It goes without saying, but everyone deserves a well-earned rest over the upcoming holidays. I hope and pray that students, parents and teachers are refreshed and recharged by the break and remain safe and well throughout. My strong encouragement is that we all turn off our devices and make the effort to exercise, enjoy the lovely spring weather and connect with friends and family, as we are able.   

I have recorded one final video message for this term that can be viewed below.

Return to School in Term 4

Our attention has begun to turn to planning for the students’ return to school in Term 4. This will continue throughout the break and the School anticipates providing parents with clarity about the timing, associated protocols and structure of this return early in Term 4. Suffice to say that we are very excited about welcoming students back to school so they can benefit from face-to-face learning and reconnecting with their classmates. We appreciate all that has occurred throughout remote learning, but we are also very conscious that having students back in classrooms is far superior.

Utmost in our thinking and planning is the safety and health of the students, teachers and parents. We are confident that we will be able to put structures and protocols in place that will maintain a learning environment that achieves this based on the NSW Health guidelines.

Given the current restrictions, Term 4 will recommence in remote learning mode on Thursday 7th October. Tuesday 5th and Wednesday 6th October are Staff Professional Development Days and will be dedicated to further developing plans for the staged return to school.

5 Minute Insights

As we draw to the end of a term where students have inevitably engaged in far greater screen time than usual (or desirable), the holidays present an opportunity for ‘turning off’ and finding a new sense of balance. For some students and families this will be easy, for others it may require some ‘tough love’ that will be beneficial in the long run. This week’s 5 Minute Insights explores this concept and provides some encouragement for how to achieve this in the holidays.

Click here to view this episode.

Wellbeing – guidance from our Year 5 learners 

Earlier in the year, the Year 5 boys were inspired by the picture book Pandemic by Jackie French and Bruce Whatley. In this book, the author and illustrator write about the challenges faced by people during the Spanish Flu pandemic. The most impactful aspect of this book was the idea that the pandemic was overcome through quarantine and kindness. The children in this book chose to take action in the community by delivering food, feeding pets and collecting fruit and vegetables from gardens when people in the community were in quarantine. 

As group, we took some time to identify how we could support our community during lockdown, just like the children in the book. In 2021, most people continue to have access to food and shopping online, with essential services remaining open, and there are community organisations set up to support people in need. Therefore, we thought we could support the community using a website. Through this website, we aim to spread kindness, joy and wellbeing to all in our community. We hope you enjoy it and it helps you get through lockdown. 

The website can be accessed at this link

Athletics Carnival

Yesterday’s Athletics Carnival was a great way to draw this term to a close. It was wonderful to see the students (and staff) getting involved across the day in a variety of fun-filled events. I have been so encouraged by the strong sense of House spirit that has been generated across this term and yesterday was a further demonstration of this. The final results from the carnival were as follows:

  1. School
  2. Hilliard
  3. Henderson
  4. Archer

Congratulations to School House and everyone that got involved in the carnival!

A highlights video of the Athletics Carnival can be viewed here.

Australia Reads

Literature plays such a key role in the development of young people. As such, encouraging students to be readers is a primary goal of primary schooling. On Tuesday morning we embraced this through our collective engagement in the Australia Reads initiative. All of the students, and staff, were encouraged to commit one hour of the day to reading. Whilst reading is often purposeful, this experience focused more on the enjoyment that can come from curling up with a good book. Click here to see how our community spent the hour…just reading!

Llandilo Development 

I am very excited to provide an update on the Llandilo Development. Over the holidays the finishing touches will be taking place on the internal and external works associated with the building works. Our new furniture is also scheduled to arrive in the next couple of weeks. As a result, the new STEAM Lab, and Year 5 and 6 Learning Centres will be ready to go when the boys are able to return to school. I am working on creating a video of the works to share with the community early next term. 

NAPLAN results

We anticipate NAPLAN parent reports should arrive in time to be sent home in the first week of Term 4.

Pre-Kindergarten making pledges to the world

Over the course of the term our Pre-Kindergarten boys have had a great term of learning. Amongst other things they have been inquiring into the way we share our planet. We have some agents of change on our hands! Click here to view the boys’ pledges to the world and here to see some learning highlights from this term.

Staffing update

Ms Sam Gattas, one of our Kindergarten Teacher Aides, finishes up her contract with us at the end of this term. Whilst it is disappointing to farewell Ms Gattas, we are pleased to be welcoming back Mrs Elena Molnar from her maternity leave from the beginning of next term. The end of this term also signals the end of Ms Ashleigh Lopez’s internship with 1M. We thank Ms Lopez for her involvement across the year and particularly this term throughout remote learning.

“But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well.”

Matthew 6:33

Chris Wyatt | Head of the Preparatory School

From the Head of the Junior School

September 17, 2021

Dear Parents and Friends of the Junior School,

We reach the end of an extraordinary term that none of us were imaging on the corresponding day last term. There is much to reflect upon. At the moment, my overwhelming feelings are of appreciation and pride for the manner that boys, teachers and parents have endured, persevered, worked together and cared for one another in the face of obstacles, distance, fatigue and uncertainty. Everyone has made the very best out of every situation even when much has been beyond our control. WELL DONE, ALL!

It is now time to rest and re-charge because it is deserved and it is healthy to rest. Also, because next term will contain more challenges in which we all need to be at our best. Initially, the challenge will be a few weeks of continued remote learning, followed by a staggered return to school in the run-up to the conclusion of the year. This return will be a re-adjustment for all given the extended period away and the considerable accommodations that will need to be made by boys, parents and staff to ensure a safe and manageable community. Please ensure that your son (and you) use the next few weeks to benefit from the break to routines and expectations associated with remote learning.

If your son requires some inspiration to help him to be productively occupied across the holiday period, then we suggest:

  • Move-A-Thon – our hours are going up faster than vaccination rates and we have collectively crashed though the 2000 hour barrier! The Move-a-Thon runs until Friday 15th October, with half of its 40 days spanning the holiday break. It is a great time to boost moving minutes, challenge friends and collect sponsors. Congratulations to Week 1 winners of Rebel Sport vouchers, Nicholas Beke (5T), Nicholas Ma (4J), Vito Zhou (5B) and Lachlan McCarthy (KW). We will still draw weekly prizes across the holidays and these will be randomly selected from boys who are doing lots of moving; or
  • Green Patch Day – these activities remain accessible via the Canvas page and can be commenced or continued over the Spring season; or
  • Hungry4More? – teachers have released fun and engaging activities across many areas of interest which most boys have not had the time or inclination to try…yet. Any “I’m bored and don’t know what to do” moments may be the perfect time to try! Whilst teachers will not be updating or monitoring H4M? over the break, the back-catalogue of games and activities is available;
  • and, every holiday is a good time to read!

Today also brings some sadness as we bid ‘adieu’ to Mrs Maher and Ms Baines. Mrs Maher has been a steady, skilled and caring influence on her boys this year, and Ms Baines has been our ‘super-casual’ for two years and a particularly valued member of the Year 6 team this term. Both depart with our considerable appreciation and best wishes, Mrs Maher to take up a leadership position at Roseville College, and Ms Baines to travel, teach and be re-united with family and friends overseas. We also thank Miss McGrory for her role on Year 3 this year as her internship concludes. The boys and teachers of Year 3 have loved having her and we hope that this is not yet goodbye, expecting that she will continue to be part of the Junior School in a casual capacity next term.

Whilst it is not forefront of most minds, parents of students in Years 3 and 5 may be wondering about NAPLAN assessments completed early in Term 2. We have been advised by NESA to expect delivery of these to school in the coming week and will then forward these to parents at the beginning of next term.

As indicated previously, the School is taking time to consider the full implications of the government’s guidelines for returning to school and how these can be enacted to provide a safe learning environment on our campus. The School will communicate the details of the plan to return to school at the beginning of next term.  

Term 4 will begin for all Junior School students with their class check-in on Thursday 7 October.

I wish you all a refreshing and, most importantly, safe break.

Mark Dunn | Head of the Junior School

Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.

Matthew 11:28-30

Eat well, live well, perform well: presentation wrap up

September 17, 2021

Trinity parents and boys were treated to an informative and intriguing presentation by Jessica Spendlove, one of Australia’s leading Dietitians from the Health and Performance Collective.

The presentation, aptly named Nutrition for Performance in School and Life, covered a range of topics including

  • Food is Fuel
  • All the Elements
  • How to Eat for Academic Success during Exam Prep
  • Hydration
  • Food and Sleep
  • Brain Hero Foods

Key take-home points included the need for the diet to include protein, spreading the consumption of protein across the day consistently, as well as looking at carbohydrates as the primary fuel source for body and the mind. With the final piece of the triad of knowledge was that food should be colourful; fruits and vegetables which give the body the necessary micronutrients to assist in the digestion of proteins, carbs, and fats; colour (fruits and vegetables) should make up much of a meal, approximately 1/3 – ½ of a plate.

Food should always be colourful, nutritious, delicious, and simple.

Interactive questions were able to be answered by participants over the presentation, where a number of questions were asked by the audience. A particularly good question was asked about supplements, where Jessica confirmed that supplements are not required for students, further confirming the school’s stance in this area. If you missed the presentation, the recording has been provided below and a copy of the presentation notes can be accessed here.

The sport staff look forward to hosting further sessions in the future and welcoming our next seminar: “The Power of Zzz”, presented by Hugh Fullagar. The details surrounding this seminar will be release in upcoming Bulletins.

Mikaela White | Sports Operations Specialist

Academic

Academic Focus

September 17, 2021

This term is one we will remember for many, many reasons – a time we might reflect upon in contemplative tone and perhaps be ‘telling … with a sigh, somewhere ages and ages hence’. Today, I’d like to remember the term for the ways it has allowed me to see the very best in our students.

When we began the term in remote mode, we were unsure whether it would be just a couple of lessons, or longer. I remember speaking with my Year 7 class and agreeing with them that whether it was for Week 1 or for Weeks 1 to 10, we were going to be the best remote learners we could be! And they did not disappoint … this week I finished the term with each of my students pitching their creative thinking, proposing an idea for a contemporary manifestation, in comic form, of an aspect of classical Greek mythology. What a blessing for any teacher to be working with committed students who bring their best every day. While I share here a specific example from one of my own classes, I know every teacher has enjoyed such experiences. We will remember this term for the resilience of our students, their creativity, their collaboration and the encouragement they provided not just to each other, but their teachers as well.

When we realised there was not going to be any Sport for quite some time, I remember the rapidity with which the Co-curricular team developed Canvas pages to support myriad versions of physical activity and training at home. While I am no great sportswoman, I found myself fascinated by the range of workout options available to even me and I felt empowered to give some of them a go! We will remember the ways in which digital spaces came to offer us so much connection to the things we love, and the inspiration to keep working hard for them.

When we understood that, despite our detailed planning, we would not be able to hold Trial Examinations onsite, I remember working with Year 12 students in a series of online briefing and practice sessions, attempting to get them ready for a new kind of final assessment in just a single week. Again, they did not disappoint … they engaged, they asked the right questions, they mastered the processes required, they worked over the phone with IT specialists to solve technology issues, they managed their mothers and fathers who occasionally popped into the online assessment (and then quickly back out again), they arrived on time to every invigilation session and chatted kindly with each other as they waited for the release of the tasks. Year 12, we enjoyed this time working closely with you, even though separated by distance. We will remember this term with pride in the incredible maturity you brought to online assessment.

When we made the decision to extend the 2021 academic year, I remember working with Year 10 students, again in online briefing sessions, to support them in understanding the options before them and how to deliberately step into responsibility for making good choices. Definitely no disappointment here – the boys were respectful, thoughtful and purposeful in the way they shaped not only their programmes of study, but also their attitudes, to expect excellent learning in the coming term. We will remember this term with great satisfaction in the way in Year 10 embraced new possibilities.

When I remember these things about our students, I am led to then remember the commitment of the Trinity staff to making things as great as possible. Our gratitude to the Housemasters who supported every boy in their care, our gratitude to the Heads of Faculties who managed all the consequences of a shifting landscape to ensure high quality teaching and learning, our gratitude to the teachers who adjusted to remote learning and then adjusted again and again to gauge the needs and moods of classes and respond with ever more creative ways to make remote mode work, our gratitude to the Trinity support staff who simply did whatever was needed, is immense. I remember too, conversations and email exchanges with parents, through which genuine partnership to achieve strong outcomes for students was evident, and kind words were shared. We will remember this term with joy in the community of which we are a part.

There are of course a few more regular pieces of information in this last article for the term … firstly, the Middle and Junior Schools are awaiting the delivery of NAPLAN Reports and anticipate mailing these to parents early in the first week of next term. Secondly, students and parents are reminded that Semester 2 Learning Progress Reports will be produced for the end of the year and will include evidence of learning that is collected during Term 4. Finally, a deep thank you to each family for your support of learning throughout the term, and a heartfelt wish for a marvellous break.

Deborah Williams | Academic Dean

Awards for the Week

September 17, 2021

Congratulations to this week’s Junior School Award winners…

KW

Arkie Hardwick-Miles

Waseem Hijazi

Lucas Yang

1K

Asher Bultjens

Zac Chirico

Cooper Mitevski

2R

Zayn Barakat

Antonio Bhatia

James Sutherland 

3B

Lucas Cupac

Dimitri Karlos

Nathan Lesnie

3N

Patrick Cornell

Hugo Purkis

Ayden Youssef

4C

Alex Anastasi

Blake Rushworth

Felix Yao

4J

Darren Cai

Xavier Hannan

Seb Lamb

5B

David Ghaly

Kobi Vickery

Vito Zhou

5C

Jacob Chan

Austin da Silva

Maxwell Leung

Michael Whiting

5T

Harry Carson

Xavier Malas

Kai Pham

6H

Owen Kingham

Ethan Peng

Nicholas Servos

6J

Timothy Buultjens

James Crook

Emerson Urbano

6T

Eligh Balic

Izaiah Constanti

Christian Viola

ART

Asher Buultjens

Tim Buultjens

Thomas Hoare

Cooper Mitevski

Mason Shi

Oliver Tucker

Lucas Yang

Kyle Ye

Andrew Zhang

MANDARIN

Austin Albrighton

Jordan Buultjens

Andrew Cook

Skyler Guo

Kobe Harb

Terence Ho

Dimitri Karlos

Paul Karlos

Benjamin Loughnan

Raphael Mesiti

Hayden Metcalf

Andrew Nicolopoulos

Peter Psaltis

Christian Viola

Adam Wang

Jimmy Zhao

MUSIC

Maximus Botros

Rueben Dhar

George Drivas

Jake Heald

Luke Holani

Willliam Kang

Dimitri Karlos

Paul Karlos

Benjamin Loughnan

Kai Pham

Aydin Saeed

Kobi Vickery

Lucas Vo

PE

Ralph Chammas

Dewey Chen

Remy Humphreys

Thomas Hoare

Luke Holani

Zihao Ji

Rafael Koutra

Jonathan Lan

Nicholas Ma

Cooper Mitevski

Spencer Rose

Andrew Zhang

Library News | Preparatory School

September 17, 2021

School Holidays

With another period of school holidays ahead of us in lockdown, we need to be focusing on the things we can do! The Library team has been looking at some options as to how you can spend some time together taking part in fun activities and enjoying some quality literature. Please have a look at some of our ideas below:

BookTrust – This website has lots of picture books that are read to you.

National Geographic Kids – This website has lots of reading material, quizzes and knowledge about our world.

Street Library – This was mentioned last week in Prep News. Now that we can go outside and enjoy the sunshine with a beautiful picnic in the park, why not pick up a book on the way.

However you spend your holidays, if it is done with a book, please email us a picture of you enjoying your chosen book to anel@trinity.nsw.edu.au. Not only does it bring a smile to our face, but it is an opportunity for us to share your images in future Prep News articles.

Borrowbox

We have been sharing this resource for a few weeks with you now and would like to encourage you to continue to use it. The website is www.https://trinityjunior.borrowbox.com and the login is just your normal school one. A big shout out to Joseph in Year 3 who emailed us with a request for Frankie Fish to be added to the online library. We have ordered it and hopefully it will be there for him to enjoy in the holidays. Please keep your requests coming in as we only want to add books that you want to read!

Author Spotlight – Felicity Marshall                                            

Felicity Marshall is an Australian painter and author/illustrator of children’s books. She grew up in the country outside Perth, Western Australia – the daughter of an Australian photojournalist father and an English mother from Yorkshire.

Felicity taught for one year in an art school and then moved to Melbourne where she worked in film production for seventeen years. In 1983 her house burned down in the Ash Wednesday bushfires in Victoria, destroying all her work, including six years of paintings ready for a major exhibition.

A few years later, Felicity started to write and illustrate children’s books, drawing on her experience in the film industry, in dance performance and her skills as a photographer and painter.

Recently Felicity wrote The Very Clever Bee. Bees know exactly what they are doing and curious children want to learn their secrets:

  • What goes on inside a beehive?
  • How do bees make honey?
  • What is pollination?

This book answers these questions!

Abigail Nel | Inquiry Learning Integrator

Library News | Junior School

September 17, 2021

There are so many fabulous books that help the students make better sense of the world around them. This week I will share three library books that were used for learning in the Year Four, Year Two and Year One classes.

Year Four have just begun a new unit of Inquiry, Sharing the Planet. Last week we read the book; Desert Lake, The story of Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre by Pamela Freeman. The boys also watched some information from the Bureau of Meteorology about how the desert becomes a lake every few years. The boys were asked to pretended that they had just been on the aircraft that flew over Kati Thanda-Lake Eyre and to write a postcard back to their family or friends describing what they had seen.

In Year Two, we have been looking into How We Express Ourselves. This has been examined through the line of inquiry of Signs and Symbols facilitate local and global communication.

During Library, we have been reading The Flag Book, The amazing stories behind the world’s flags by Moira Butterfield. Last week we looked at how pirates communicated with their different flags. The boys were then asked to draw a pirate ship and choose a pirate flag to communicate to the other sailors.

Thomas

Jacob – The red flag; fight to the death!

Leo – “If I choose the Red Jolly Roger flag is means I will fight to the death; if I choose the Black Jolly Roger flag it means that I will make them surrender without a fight.”

Year One have been investigating Changes in technology have shaped the way we live. Last week we read information books regarding the changing technology of televisions.

Remote learning as provided the great opportunity to be able to draw parents into the learning. Being at home and more available to ask questions about their own experiences with television growing up, proved to be an insightful, informative and rich experience. It was really special for boys to find out more about their parent’s experiences of what life was like when they were six or seven years old.

Ali 1K

Cristian 1K

Cooper 1K

Mimo 1K

  1. How many TV’s did you have at my age? We had no TV at my age of six in Korea. Only one TV, my neighbour. I would go and watch a popular TV show for children at their house.
  2. Size and colour: 14 inch TV in the early 1980’s and only black and white was available in Korea. My parents bought a TV when I was ten.
  3. Favourite show: An animation of Korean martial arts. It was broadcasted every weekend.
  4. Significant world event watched: Soul Olympic Games 1988. Still remember the opening and closing ceremony and the theme song Hand in hand. Korea ranked 4th place at that Olympic Games.

Enjoy the break and I hope you can find some time to read some great books over the holidays. I am planning on reading Six Minutes by Petronella McGovern, The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah, The Riviera House by Natasha Lester and Apples Never Fall by Liane Moriarty.

Nikki Bowden | Teaching and learning Librarian

Careers

September 17, 2021

Term 3 is always a very busy term for Year 12 students, as they near the end of their time in formal lessons and consider their course applications more carefully.

As parents, you have been wonderful, advocating for your sons as they navigate these tasks in difficult circumstances. Thank you for your support of the careers programme this term, and for the guidance you are providing your sons.

I posted an end of term message for our Year 12 students this morning – contact with me does not finish this week, and I look forward to continuing to help them making their decisions for what comes next.

Susan Draysey | Careers and Student Pathways Advisor

News from The Arthur Holt Library

September 17, 2021

As we wind down the term, it has become customary for The Arthur Holt Library to create an infographic to record any key events and track how our resources are being used across the school community. Of course, in a normal term, we might look at borrowing statistics, or the number of classes who enjoyed our space – but, as we’re all aware, this term was anything but normal. So, instead of the numbers, we’ve led with some of the projects we completed to support the School and its students through these unusual times.

First and foremost is our co-teaching. This term we were able to deliver our wide-reading programme to Year 7 and support the IB Diploma Programme boys in their planning for their Extended Essays – all via remote learning. We also delivered lessons to the HSC Extension English students and to those students preparing for their Maths IAs.

To better support those students involved in independent research tasks, we also redesigned our Digital Resources page on our Canvas course. Relevant databases can now be found via subject-specific buttons, which we hope will help the boys to find the information they need more efficiently.

We’ve also put together a new Academic Scholarship Module that shares resources, scaffolds and lesson plans, with teachers looking to design research-based projects and give advice, help and guidance for any students currently engaged in them.

With face-to-face events out of the question, we also had to find some creative ways to use our guest speakers for Science Week and set a Reading Challenge that would remind staff and the wider community of the benefits a good book can bring in these trying times.

All in all, a successful term! Although we are very much looking forward to seeing everyone back on site before Christmas.

“A writer only begins a book. A reader finishes it.”

– Samuel Johnson

Andrea O’Driscoll | Teacher Librarian

Co-curricular

Winter Sports Highlights 2021

September 17, 2021

Colours Awarded | Term 3, 2021

September 17, 2021

ADLAND, NICHOLAS  (10KE)LINEAFL 1ST XVIII 2021
AGNEW, HAMISH  (12TA)LINECADETS- ATA 2021
AGOSTI, LOUIS  (11YO)HALFFOOTBALL 1ST XI 2021
ALCOCK, ALBERT  (12WJ)HALFRUGBY 1ST XV 2021
ALCOCK, BERTIE  (7WJ)HALFBASKETBALL 7A 2016
ALCOCK, BERTIE  (8WJ)HALFBASKETBALL 8A 2017
ANDRIANAKOS, JAME  (11YO)HALFFOOTBALL 1ST XI 2021
ANSTEY, MARCUS  (11ST)FULLMUSIC – BAND 2021
ARNOLD, JARED  (7AR)HALF MUSIC – CHOIR 2021
AYOUB, NICHOLAS  (9FO)HALF MUSIC – CHOIR 2021
BAKUNOWICZ, SIMON  (10ST)FULLMUSIC – BAND 2021
BALLANTINE-JONES, OSCAR  (12HI)HALFAFL 1ST XVIII 2021
BLYTHE, LUCAS  (10LA)HALFAFL 1ST XVIII 2021
BOFFA, SEBASTIAN  (12YO)HALFFOOTBALL 1ST XI 2021
BOFFA, SEBASTIAN  (12YO)LINECAS 1ST XI FOOTBALL 2021
BOSNICH, DANIEL  (12FO)HALFFOOTBALL 1ST XI 2021
BROCKIE, JAMES  (11FO)LINECADETS- ATA 2021
BUVAC, THOMAS  (7WJ)HALFBASKETBALL 7A 2016
BYFIELD, LEO  (12KE)HALFRUGBY 1ST XV 2021
CAMPBELL, JAY  (11SC)LINECADETS- ATA 2021
CANADAS, FINN  (7AR)LINEMUSIC – CHOIR 2021
CANTLON, JOSEPH  (10DU)LINECIS CROSS COUNTRY 2021
CANTLON, PATRICK  (12DU)LINENSW TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPION U20 2021
CANTLON, PATRICK  (12DU)LINECIS CROSS COUNTRY 2021
CANTLON, PATRICK  (12DU)HALFAFL 1ST XVIII 2021
CARVOSSO, WILL  (9SC)HALF MUSIC – CHOIR 2021
CASIMIR, JACK  (12WH)HALFRUGBY 1ST XV 2021
CASIMIR, JACK  (7WH)HALFBASKETBALL 7A 2016
CASIMIR, JACK  (8WH)HALFBASKETBALL 8A 2017
CHAN, JAMES  (9YO)HALF MUSIC – CHOIR 2021
CHIN,, CHRIS  (9HE)HALFMUSIC – BAND 2021
CHRISTIAN, THEO  (12HE)LINENSW ALL SCHOOLS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPION 2020
CHRISTIAN, THEO  (12HE)LINECAS CROSS COUNTRY 2021
CHRISTIAN, THEO  (12HE)HALFAFL 1ST XVIII 2021
CHRISTOPOLOUS, JAMIE  (8AR)HALFBASKETBALL 8A 2017
CHRISTOPOULOS, JAMIE  (7AR)HALFBASKETBALL 7A 2016
CHRISTOU, JACOB  (10ST)LINECAS U16 FOOTBALL 2021
CHUCHRA, DAKSH  (12HE)LINEDEBATING CAS 2021
CLUFF, JOZEF  (7AR)LINETRACK AND FIELD AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION U14 2021
CODJOE, LAUD  (12TA)LINENSW ALL SCHOOLS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPS 2020
CODJOE, LAUD  (12TA)LINENSW TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPS U20 2021
COX, CALLUM  (9ST)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
CUKERIC, LUKA  (10LA)LINEDEAS BRONZE AWARD 2021
CUNNINGHAM, ISAAC  (11HE)HALFFOOTBALL 1ST XI 2021
DARLING, SAM  (11HI)HALFAFL 1ST XVIII 2021
DAVIDSON-MCLEOD, HAMISH  (11TA)LINEDEBATING ISDA 2021
DAVIDSON-MCLEOD, HAMISH  (11TA)HALFMUSIC – BAND 2021
DIXIT, ROHIT  (9HI)HALF MUSIC – CHOIR 2021
EDMED, KIAN  (11FO)HALFRUGBY 1ST XV 2021
EDMED, KIAN  (11FO)LINECAS U16 RUGBY 2021
EDMED, KIAN  (11FO)LINECIS TOUCH FOOTBALL 2021
ENNO, NICHOLAS  (12HI)HALFAFL 1ST XVIII 2021
FAHD, JACK  (12LA)FULLDEAS GOLD AWARD 2021
FAVELLE,, OSCAR  (10MU)FULLMUSIC – BAND 2021
FENG, EDWARD  (12YO)HALFVOLLEYBALL 1ST VI 2021
FENG, EDWARD  (12YO)LINECADETS- ATA 2021
FERDINANDS, FYNN  (12WJ)LINECROSS COUNTRY SERVICE 2021
FEROS, DOMINIC  (11WJ)HALFRUGBY 1ST XV 2021
FORTESCUE, BRODIE  (12TA)HALFAFL 1ST XVIII 2021
GABRIEL, DAVID  (12HI)HALFVOLLEYBALL 1ST VI 2021
GABRIEL, DAVID  (12HI)LINECAS VOLLEYBALL 2021
GERMANOS, EUAN  (12HE)FULLDEAS GOLD AWARD 2021
GHISSO, SEBASTIAN  (11HE)LINENSW ALL SCHOOLS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPION 2020
GILLARD, LUCA  (9ST)LINENSW ALL SCHOOLS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPION 2020
GILLARD, LUCA  (9ST)LINENSW TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPS U16 2021
GILLARD, LUCA  (9ST)LINENSW SCHOOLS TRACK & FIELD RECORD 2020
GILLARD, LUCA  (9ST)LINECIS CROSS COUNTRY 2021
GINDY, ZACHAIAH  (12KE)LINECIS DIVING 2021
GREAVES, JACK  (11WE)LINENSW ALL SCHOOLS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPION 2020
GREAVES, JACK  (11WE)LINETRACK AND FIELD AUSTRALIAN CHAMPS U20 2021
GREAVES, JACK  (11WE)LINENSW STATE TRACK AND FIELD RECORD 2021
GROGAN, EMMANUEL  (12FO)HALFAFL 1ST XVIII 2021
GUAN, SAM  (11YO)LINEMUSIC BAND 2021
GUPTA, RYAN  (10WJ)FULLMUSIC – BAND 2021
HAN,, ALFRED  (9ST)HALFMUSIC – BAND 2021
HANNAFORD, HUNTER  (12DU)HALFRUGBY 1ST XV 2021
HARRICKS, MATHESON  (12WE)HALFAFL 1ST XVIII 2021
HARTZENBERG, JACK  (10YO)FULLMUSIC – CHOIR 2021
HARTZENBERG, JACK  (10YO)LINEMUSIC BAND 2021
HARTZENBERG, OSCAR  (9YO)HALF MUSIC – CHOIR 2021
HATTON-WARD, ORLY  (10SC)HALFRUGBY 1ST XV 2021
HATTON-WARD, ORLY  (10SC)LINENSW RUGBY SCHOOLS U16 1ST XV 2021
HEATHER, ALEXANDER  (9FO)HALF  MUSIC – CHOIR 2021
HENNESSEY, RONAN  (12ST)LINERUGBY 1ST XV 2021
HENRY, ALEXANDER  (7LA)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
HENRY, TOBY  (9LA)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
HENRY, TOBY  (9LA)HALF MUSIC – CHOIR 2021
HIGGINS, JAYDEN  (10HE)LINEDEAS BRONZE AWARD 2021
HINDLE, FELIX  (9WJ)HALF MUSIC – CHOIR 2021
HODGSON-YU, FENN  (12WJ)HALFFOOTBALL 1ST XI 2021
HODGSON-YU, FENN  (12WJ)LINECAS 1ST XI FOOTBALL 2021
HOHNE, SAM  (12KE)LINERUGBY 1ST XV 2021
HOSKEN, TIM  (12SC)HALFAFL 1ST XVIII 2021
HOSKEN, TIM  (12SC)LINECADETS- ATA 2021
HUDSON, ETHAN  (9DU)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
HUNTER, HANNAFORD  (12DU)LINECAS 2ND XV RUGBY 2021
HUYNH, THOMAS  (9KE)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
IWANICKI, OLIVER  (9HO)HALF MUSIC – CHOIR 2021
JABEZ, ELIJAH  (10WE)LINEDEAS BRONZE AWARD 2021
JACKSON, DANIEL  (7TA)HALFBASKETBALL 7A 2016
JACKSON, TYSON  (12FO)HALFRUGBY 1ST XV 2021
JACOB, ALEXANDER  (10FO)HALFDEBATING CAS 2021
JI, TOBY  (8TA)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
JOHNSON, HAYDEN  (8WH)HALFBASKETBALL 8A 2017
JOHNSON, HAYDEN  (7WH)HALFBASKETBALL 7A 2016
KAI, ROBERTS  (12LA)LINECAS 2ND XV RUGBY 2021
KALEEL, NICHOLAS  (12MU)LINEMUSIC BAND 2021
KERN, JAMES  (12WJ)HALFVOLLEYBALL 1ST VI 2021
KERN, JAMES  (12WJ)LINECAS VOLLEYBALL 2021
KESBY, RYAN  (10HI)FULLMUSIC – CHOIR 2021
KESBY, RYAN  (10HI)FULLMUSIC – BAND 2021
KHOURY, JAMES  (12WE)HALFFOOTBALL 1ST XI 2021
KHOURY, JAMES  (12WE)LINECAS 1ST XI FOOTBALL 2021
KIDD, THEO  (12WJ)HALFRUGBY 1ST XV 2021
KIDD, THEO  (12WJ)LINENSW RUGBY GEN BLUE II 2021
KIDD, THEO  (7WJ)HALFBASKETBALL 7A 2016
KIDD, THEO  (8WJ)HALFBASKETBALL 8A 2017
KIM, JAMES  (0AR)HALFTENNIS 1ST IV 2021
KIM,, JAMIE  (10KE)FULLMUSIC – BAND 2021
KING, MICHAEL  (10TA)LINETRACK AND FIELD AUSTRALIAN CHAMPS U17 2021
KING, MICHEAL  (10TA)LINECAS CROSS COUNTRY 2021
KING, MICHAEL  (10TA)LINENSW ALL SCHOOLS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPION 2020
KING, MICHAEL  (10TA)LINENSW SCHOOLS TRACK & FIELD RECORD 2020
KO, ALEXANDER  (10WE)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
KONG, CHRISTOPHER  (10LA)HALFDEBATING CAS 2021
KONG, CHRISTOPHER  (10LA)LINEMUSIC BAND 2021
KONIDARIS, SPYRIDON  (11SC)LINEFOOTBALL 1ST XI 2021
KOUNTOURIS, ALEXANDER  (7MU)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
KOUNTOURIS, JAMES  (10MU)FULLMUSIC – BAND 2021
KWOK, KEITH  (12WH)HALFDEBATING CAS 2021
LA, ETHAN  (8LA)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
LA, TRENTON  (10LA)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
LAMBERT, CODY  (10HE)HALFSILVER DEAS AWARD 2021
LAU, MAX  (9AR)HALF MUSIC – CHOIR 2021
LAWRENCE, JYE  (10KE)LINEDEAS BRONZE AWARD 2021
LEAO, ALISI  (11MU)HALFRUGBY 1ST XV 2021
LEAO, ALISI  (11MU)LINECAS U16 RUGBY 2021
LEE, AIDEN  (11WH)LINEDEBATING ISDA 2021
LEE, AXEL  (7YO)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
LEE, JUSTIN  (12WH)FULLDEAS GOLD AWARD 2021
LIEU, BRANDON  (10HO)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
LIN, KEVIN  (9SC)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
LIN, MIKE  (10SC)FULLMUSIC – BAND 2021
LIN, ZACHARY  (11LA)LINEMUSIC BAND 2021
LITTLE, ALEXI  (12FO)HALFAFL 1ST XVIII 2021
LO, BENNET  (8TA)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
LU,, RYAN  (9SC)HALFMUSIC – BAND 2021
LUBKE, JOSHUA  (7TA)LINECIS CROSS COUNTRY 2021
LUSTY, LOUIS  (8SC)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
MAGOULAS, NICHOLAS  (12SC)HALFAFL 1ST XVIII 2021
MARTIN, RILEY  (11WE)HALFRUGBY 1ST XV 2021
MARTIN, WILLIAM (WILL)  (12WH)HALFDEBATING CAS 2021
MATTHEI, JOEL  (12LA)HALFVOLLEYBALL 1ST VI 2021
MATTHEI, JOEL  (12LA)LINECAS VOLLEYBALL 2021
MAY, JOSIAH  (11YO)LINEDEBATING ISDA 2021
MCCRORY, THOMAS  (12DU)HALFAFL 1ST XVIII 2021
MCGRODER, MASON  (7WH)LINETRACK AND FIELD AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION U14 2021
MCLACHLAN, MATTHEW  (8WJ)LINENSW ALL SCHOOLS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPS 2020
MCLACHLAN, MATTHEW  (8WJ)LINECIS CROSS COUNTRY 2021
MCLAUGHLIN, MATTHEW  (8WJ)LINETRACK AND FIELD AUSTRALIAN CHAMPS U14 2021
MEAGHER, MAX  (9HI)LINENSW RUGBY SCHOOLS U16 1ST XV 2021
MEARS, CALEB  (10AR)FULLMUSIC – BAND 2021
MIHAS, ERIC  (11LA)HALFSILVER DEAS AWARD 2021
MIKHAEL, JORDAN  (12KE)HALFFOOTBALL 1ST XI 2021
MIKHAEL, JORDAN  (12KE)LINECAS 1ST XI FOOTBALL 2021
MILLER, HUGO  (11AR)FULLMUSIC – BAND 2021
MING, JOSHUA  (11YO)LINEDEBATING ISDA 2021
MING, JOSHUA  (11YO)FULLMUSIC – BAND 2021
MOIR, WILLIAM  (11HI)LINENSW ALL SCHOOLS CHAMPION 2020
MOIR, WILLIAM  (11HI)LINETRACK AND FIELD AUSTRALIAN CHAMPION U18 2021
MOLLER,, BEAU  (9YO)HALFMUSIC – BAND 2021
NAGARATHNAM, ANEESH  (10YO)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
NAGARATHNAM, ASHVIN  (7YO)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
NGUYEN, LACHLAN  (10WH)LINECIS DIVING 2021
NGUYEN, NICHOLAS  (11AR)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
NICE, WILLIAM  (10KE)LINEDEAS BRONZE AWARD 2021
NICHOLS, SAM  (12HO)HALFFOOTBALL 1ST XI 2021
NIULALA, SAMUEL  (10ST)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
NIULALA, SAMUEL  (10ST)FULLMUSIC – CHOIR 2021
ORR, BENJAMIN  (11HO)HALFAFL 1ST XVIII 2021
PAPADOPOULOS, EVANGELOS  (11HI)FULLMUSIC – CHOIR 2021
PASCALE, ADAM  (12KE)HALFFOOTBALL 1ST XI 2021
PATERSON, ALEXANDER  (12TA)LINECADETS- ATA 2021
PERERA, JOSHUA  (12LA)HALFDEBATING CAS 2021
PETER, ASHVIN  (10HO)LINENSW ALL SCHOOLS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPS 2020
PETER, ASHVIN  (10HO)LINENSW TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPS U17 2021
PEZZANO, LUCAS  (12FO)HALFFOOTBALL 1ST XI 2021
PLIATSIKAS, ZACHARY  (11HO)LINECAS CROSS COUNTRY 2021
PORTOLESI, SEBASTIEN  (11AR)HALFFOOTBALL 1ST XI 2021
POWELL, BENJAMIN  (12HO)HALFVOLLEYBALL 1ST VI 2021
POWELL, BENJAMIN  (12HO)LINECIS VOLLEYBALL 2021
PROCTOR, TYRESE  (7FO)HALFBASKETBALL 7A 2016
PROCTOR, TYRESE  (8FO)HALFBASKETBALL 8A 2017
QIU, CHRIS  (10DU)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
RAMANAUSKAS, CODY  (7KE)LINENSW TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPS U14 2021
RATNAVADIEL, LUCA  (10DU)LINENSW TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPS U16 2021
REDDEL, FELIX  (8KE)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
RICHARDS, MAXWELL  (12MU)HALFRUGBY 1ST XV 2021
RIPPON, LIAM  (10LA)LINECIS U16 FOOTBALL 2021
ROBB, ZAC  (12ST)LINECADETS- ATA 2021
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ROBERTSON, MATTHEW  (12DU)HALFAFL 1ST XVIII 2021
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ROSER, PETER  (12KE)HALFAFL 1ST XVIII 2021
ROSEWORN, ALISTAIR  (7WJ)HALFBASKETBALL 7A 2016
ROYAL, ANGUS  (8AR)LINECIS CROSS COUNTRY 2021
RUSSELL, ELLIOT  (8FO)HALF MUSIC – CHOIR 2021
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SANDILANT, LIAM  (10HI)LINEDEAS BRONZE AWARD 2021
SANDILANT, LIAM  (10HI)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
SCOTT-SHIRES, CHARLIE  (9MU)HALFMUSIC – BAND 2021
SCOTT-SHIRES, CHARLIE  (9MU)HALF MUSIC – CHOIR 2021
SHIH,, JONATHAN  (10FO)FULLMUSIC – BAND 2021
SHIN, LEVI  (9HE)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
SIEW, AARON  (11TA)LINEMUSIC BAND 2021
SINCLAIR, CHRISTIAN  (12LA)HALFFOOTBALL 1ST XI 2021
SINGLETON, VIVEK  (10WH)HALFDEBATING CAS 2021
SIOULAS, CURTIS  (11LA)LINECADETS- ATA 2021
STAVAROPOULS, GABE  (8WH)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
STEVENS, BENJAMIN  (10WE)LINENSW ALL SCHOOLS TRACK & FIELD CHAMPION 2020
STEVENS, BENJAMIN  (10WE)LINETRACK AND FIELD AUSTRALIAN CHAMPS U17 2021
STEWART, KOBE  (7YO)LINENSW TRACK AND FIELD CHAMPION U14 2021
STEWART, KOBE  (7YO)LINECIS CROSS COUNTRY 2021
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STOCKS, OLLIE  (9ST)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
STONE,, ANDREW  (9HO)HALFMUSIC – BAND 2021
TANOUS, ANDREW  (11DU)FULLMUSIC – CHOIR 2021
TAPLIN, WILLIAM  (10WH)LINEDEAS BRONZE AWARD 2021
TAPLIN, WILLIAM  (10WH)HALFDEBATING CAS 2021
TAUILIILI-PELESASA, PAULO  (11HE)HALFRUGBY 1ST XV 2021
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TAYLOR, FINN  (0LA)LINETENNIS 1ST IV 2021
TICIC, DOMINIC  (11SC)HALFFOOTBALL 1ST XI 2021
TOOHEY, LOGAN  (8KE)LINECIS TOUCH FOOTBALL 2021
TRAN, KEAGAN  (11WH)HALFSILVER DEAS AWARD 2021
TRAN, KEAGAN  (11WH)FULLMUSIC – BAND 2021
TRAN, KYLE  (10WH)LINEDEAS BRONZE AWARD 2021
TSANG, KURTIN  (12KE)LINEMUSIC BAND 2021
TURNER, HAMISH  (7TA)LINECIS DIVING 2021
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VICKERY, MATTHEW  (9WJ)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
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WAIDE, JACK  (10KE)LINECIS CROSS COUNTRY 2021
WALKER, OLIVER  (11FO)LINECADETS- ATA 2021
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WENDE-DUNSTAN, MAX  (10DU)LINEMUSIC BAND 2021
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WHITE, OLLY  (12FO)HALFRUGBY 1ST XV 2021
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WILKINSON, BEN  (11MU)HALFAFL 1ST XVIII 2021
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WINGRAVE, LIAM  (10AR)LINEAFL 1ST XVIII 2021
WOLFE, LACHLAN  (11ST)HALFAFL 1ST XVIII 2021
WONG, MARTIN  (11TA)FULLMUSIC – BAND 2021
WONG, MARTIN  (11TA)HALFVOLLEYBALL 1ST VI 2021
WONG, MARTIN  (11TA)LINECIS VOLLEYBALL 2021
WOO, LLEYTON  (11MU)FULLMUSIC – BAND 2021
WOODYATT, TIMOTHY  (11DU)LINEMUSIC BAND 2021
WORSFOLD, ANDREW  (8WJ)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
WYATT, ISSAC  (10WJ)FULLMUSIC – BAND 2021
XIE, BO HAI  (9YO)HALFMUSIC – BAND 2021
YARAD, STEVEN  (11MU)HALFVOLLEYBALL 1ST VI 2021
YARAD, STEVEN  (11MU)LINECIS VOLLEYBALL 2021
YARROW, TOM  (12HO)HALFRUGBY 1ST XV 2021
YEON, JOSHUA  (11AR)HALFFOOTBALL 1ST XI 2021
ZHANG, JACK  (8ST)LINEMUSIC – BAND 2021
ZHONG, KEVIN  (11HE)FULLMUSIC – BAND 2021

Music News | Junior School

September 17, 2021

“Thank God for books and music and things I can think about.”

– Daniel Keyes

Music Learning in Remote

During remote learning, we have been using online music programs to learn about the musical concepts in listening, performing and organising sound activities. We have been using technology such as Soundtrap, Noteflight and Chrome Music Lab to link with the PYP and the Trinity Growth Programme. We looked at pentatonic, major and minor melodies, bass lines, and chord progressions. We also recently had a look at the famous bass line of Pachelbel’s Canon in D and how similar ostinato bass lines have been used in music after it.

Remote learning has provided much more practice time for people who play a musical instrument. Personally, I feel my level of playing has improved with the heightened amount of practice done. What’s for sure, however, is that music is still thriving through these hard and confusing times.

Thomas Henry (6La) | 2021 Music Leader and TGS Primary Music Award recipient

Instrumental Programme for individual lessons

Online instrumental lessons are available on Microsoft Teams. The Director of Co-Curricular Music (PreK-12), Dr McGregor has communicated with families about the protocols in place for lessons. If you have not received the communication, please contact your Instrumental (individual tuition) teacher.

Hungry For More?

Music Co-curricular Ensemble activities are posted each week in Hungry for More Music in Canvas. Mr Adams will post activities for the Junior School Choir, Mrs Korjenvsky will post activities for the String Orchestras and Mr Mályusz will post activities for the Concert Bands. All students can participate in the Annual Junior School Practice Challenge. Participation in the various activities is entirely voluntary and not a compulsory commitment. Simply visit Canvas and navigate to Hungry for More. If you have any music news to share, please visit this link to let us know.

If you have any further inquiries for music, please contact the Music Department on 9581 6042.

Trevor Adams | Director of Junior School Music

Co-Curricular Seasons

September 17, 2021

With the announcement from the Head Master for the extension of the Academic Year, a number of students and parents have been in touch with the School around what changes will be affected for Co-curricular. Essentially, there is almost little to no change for students across in the life cycle of a boy at Senior School. Small administrative adjustments around nomenclature will be required, though essentially the same timing occurs for when a student may participate in an activity.

For Sport

Boys will continue to choose seasons of sport as per the seasonal offerings for that specific time of year. The small adjustment will be that when boys are trialling for Summer Sport teams during the end of Term 3 and the beginning of Term 4, they will be trialling for teams which they will be playing in the following calendar year. Eg boys in Year 7 will be trialling for Year 8 teams when they are still in Year 7 classes.

For Activities

Similar to Sport, Activities across the School will continue to have “seasons”. Compulsory Activities will start at the same time of the year as it currently does within the life of a student in high school, now known as Term 4 of Year 7. This compulsory Activity participation continues across the upcoming years for students until they are in Year 12, where in Term 3 of their final year of school, there is no compulsion of Year 12 students to participate in any Activities. For boys who are able, there will be two opportunities within the year where students can change their Activity, identified as “Transfer Windows”. These windows will fall as the first two weeks in Term 2 of the calendar year and then at end of Term 3. These times are chosen as it a similar timing as to when Sport seasons change over from Summer to Winter. This timing will give boys roughly two terms to participate within an activity. The table below further explains this timeline.

For any further enquiries please be comfortable directing your enquiries to the school via sport@trinity.nsw.edu.au or activities@trinity.nsw.edu.au

Lachlan White | Director of Co-Curricular 

Events

Dates for the Diary

September 17, 2021

For full details of co-curricular programmes, please click on this LINK

Community

Preparatory School Traffic Management Plan (Strathfield Campus)

September 17, 2021

Click here to read the Preparatory School Traffic Management Plan (Strathfield Campus).

Student Absence Notice

September 17, 2021

The preferred channel to report an absence is via the School app. If your son requires a leave of absence from school, please continue to request leave in advance by writing to the relevant Head of School for permission. To download the Trinity School app, please visit the Google Play store for Android, and the Apple Store for Apple iOS devices.

Traffic Management Plan (Summer Hill Campus)

September 17, 2021

Click here to read the Traffic Management Plan (Summer Hill Campus).