From the Deputy Head Master – Summer Hill

There have been several updates to our arrangements for Week 6.

As part of the gradual easing of restrictions being rolled out by NSW Health and the State Government, a number of co-curricular activities will resume from Monday 8 November, including Cadets (for Trinity students only) and some music lessons. Your son will be informed if he has a commitment.

Sport training continues for all students in Year 7 to Year 11. A small number of students, mostly in the Opens Grade, are likely to have a Saturday commitment on 13 November. Your son will be informed if he has a trial or training commitment. No parents or other adult visitors are permitted on site for any Saturday trials or training sessions.

Quad Assembly will resume for all students in Year 7 to Year 11 from Monday 8 November. Notwithstanding that it is outdoors, all students are required to wear a properly fitted face mask for Quad Assembly.

The Arthur Holt Library will re-open for students in Year 11 (Year 12/2022) between 4.00pm and 6.00pm, Monday to Thursday, from Monday 8 November.

Finally, while it is not a change to our plans, please note that open and automatic Access to Remote Learning will cease on Friday 12 November. If your son is unable to return to face-to-face learning, please contact the Head of the Middle School, Mr Allen, or the Head of the Senior School, Dr De Lany, to discuss your individual circumstances. Remote Access to Learning Protocol may be accessed here.

Nota bene – the Chapel Way gates will be closed, and the Clothing Shop will not be open for students to collect items until 8.15am on Monday morning due to the departure of students to the Field Studies Campus.

Illness – if your son is showing any signs or symptoms of cold or ‘flu he must not attend School. Please visit a COVID-19 Clinic, have a test, and keep him at home until his results have been confirmed, and you have informed the Health Centre.  T | 9581 6023 E | healthcentre@trinity.nsw.edu.au

Vaccination – the School encourages all eligible students to be vaccinated. Please update your son’s Medical Record with his Vaccination Certificate.

Masks – all Middle and Senior School students are required to wear a face mask indoors and moving between classes. Masks are not mandatory outdoors. Masks are to be either plain black cloth, or pale blue or white disposable surgical masks.  

Transport – the normal Trinity ‘bus services will continue to operate.

Hours – Middle School students will be dismissed at 3.30pm to facilitate a staggered departure, minimise cross cohort mingling, and social distancing.

Year 11 – timetabled Study Hall periods in Period 1 and Period 6 have been cancelled to facilitate a staggered arrival and departure. If your son has a timetabled Study Hall, he may arrive from 9.20am and should proceed directly to Period 2 on arrival and/or he may leave immediately after Period 5 at 2.45pm unless he has a sport commitment.

Year 10 – timetabled supervision and support will continue for Year 10 students for their online learning on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon in Week 6.

Drop off and pick up – if you are bringing and/or collecting your son by car, please remain in your vehicle in the carpark. The carpark is likely to be very busy. Please be patient and follow the directions of the staff.

To ease the likely congestion and limit any potential inconvenience for the local residents, and particularly if you are coming from the southern suburbs, the Council and Police have advised us that we may encourage you to drop your son(s) off on Old Canterbury Rd, adjacent to Yeo Park, and he may then walk the final 300m or so to the Campus.

Cafeteria – the cafeteria will not be open in Week 6. Your son will need to bring his own food for the day. No student may use a food delivery service to have his morning tea or lunch delivered.

Sport – timetabled sport will continue in Week 6. Some students may have a commitment on Saturday 13 November.

Music – some individual music tuition will resume in Week 6.

Cadets – will resume for Trinity students in the Unit in Week 6.

Library – the Library will be closed before school, after school, at morning tea and at lunch time in Week 6 (except for Year 11 between 4.00pm and 6.00pm from Monday to Thursday).

Quad Assembly – will resume in Week 6. Notwithstanding that it is outdoors, your son is required to wear a properly fitted face mask for Quad Assembly.

Assembly and Chapel – to facilitate social distancing and reduce cross cohort mingling, Middle School Assembly, Senior School Assembly, and Chapel will not be held in Week 6.

Mingling and Social Distancing – whilst it is impossible in a secondary school setting to prevent casual contact across cohorts, each Year Group has been allocated an area to gather and mingle. Students should proceed directly to this area prior to Quad Assembly, at morning tea, and at lunchtime.

Year 7 – the Centenary Centre Precinct, including the Greek Theatre

Year 8 – No. 3 Oval (North)

Year 9 – No. 3 Oval (South)

Year 10 – No. 1 Oval, the Colonnade and the Western spectator seating

Year 11 – No. 1 Oval, the Colonnade and the Northern spectator seating

Bradley Barr | Deputy Head Master – Summer Hill


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