From the Deputy Head Master – Summer Hill

As part of the continued easing of restrictions being rolled out by NSW Health and the State Government, there have been several important updates to our arrangements.

Sport training continues for all students in Year 7 to Year 11 and most students are likely to have a compulsory trial or training commitment on Saturday the 20th of November. There are a limited number of interschool trial fixtures against St Patrick’s College and Cranbrook School. No parents or other adult visitors are permitted on site for any Saturday trial matches or training sessions.

We also have a scheduled interschool trial fixture with Waverley College on Saturday the 27th of November. The Head Master clearly articulated the Public Health Order requirements for players 16 years and over to be double vaccinated to play interschool fixtures in last week’s Bulletin. All players will be required to check in using the QR code, and players over 16 years of age will be required to show evidence of their vaccination status. No parents or other adult visitors are permitted on site for any Saturday interschool trial matches or training sessions.

Note bene – the School gates on Prospect Rd will be closed to all pedestrian traffic on Saturdays. The only access to the campus will be via Jubilee Drive on Victoria Street.

Finally, while it is not a change to our plans, please note that open and automatic Access to Remote Learning will discontinue from Week 7. If your son is unable to return to face-to-face learning in Week 7, 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.

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. The Arthur Holt Library is open for students in Year 11 (Year 12/2022) between 4.00pm and 6.00pm, Monday to Thursday.

Year 10 – timetabled supervision and support will continue for Year 10 students for their online learning on Tuesday and Thursday afternoon in Week 7.

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 7. 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 7. Most students will have a commitment on Saturday the 20th of November.

Music – some individual music tuition will continue in Week 7.

Cadets – will continue for Trinity students in the Unit in Week 7.

Library – the Library will be closed before school, after school, at morning tea and at lunch time in Week 7 (except for Year 11 between 4.00pm and 6.00pm from Monday to Thursday).

Quad Assembly – will continue in Week 7. 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 7.

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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