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← ​Mother’s Day Stall success and Buddy Bench Initiative

The Mother’s Day stall was one again a great success. We had the support of the Business Studies teachers, Mrs Pat Bodero, Mrs Jannene Hanlon and Miss Melanie Naughtin who offered the assistance of their students in coordinating the promotion and running the stalls. These students did a fantastic job, advertising the stall in their assemblies, setting up the display tables beautifully in the library and student reception, putting up posters in key areas, and creating a roster for the stalls on both campuses. Mrs Hanlon’s students even travelled over to Cotlew St to promote the stall to some very decisive Prep and Year 2 students who memorised their Wish list and were excited to spend their hard earned pocket money. It was really special to see these Year 10 students return to their old stomping ground, catch up with their past teachers and engage the younger generation, truly leading by example. We are grateful to the many parent helpers who gave up their time to help us run the stall. The three dads who came in especially to help their children shop, and the father who assisted us all day, were definite highlights

Mrs Bodero and Miss Naughtin’s students set up the stall outside the College Restaurant and used their exceptional selling skills to negotiate deals for the Year 6,7 & 8 students visiting during class time. They worked professionally, cleared the stock by offering some amazing bargains, ensured their customers were satisfied and worked exceptionally well and responsibly as a team. We were so proud and impressed with their work ethic. We were also very appreciative of the assistance offered by our College Captains, Middle School Captains and students in Leadership roles during their valuable morning tea break.

This annual stall is not a fundraiser. It simply provides a community service to our families, and we hope that your children had great fun handpicking their special gifts for Mum. Thank you for supporting the P&F once again .

Every second year, the Independent Primary School Heads’ Association supports a charity. This year, the association is asking all member schools to participate in a healthy outdoor activity to fund raise for their chosen charity - the research group, Diabetes Australia. Mrs Moala has kindly offered to give the P&F 50% of the funds raised from the Walk-a-thon. The P&F will spend this money purchasing three Buddy Benches for each playground on the Cotlew Street campus. We are proud to be involved in the Buddy Bench initiative and would appreciate any contribution you can make towards supporting the students participating in the Walk-a-thon on Wednesday 18 May.

The Class Representative Program is another wonderful P&F initiative. Your Class Rep will liaise with your child's teacher and will compile your Class Contact List if you have provided your personal details. They work with the P&F by forwarding our emails about upcoming social events and fundraisers. Each Tuesday CAFE2U will be selling hot drinks for you at the Cotlew Street campus top carpark, where we encourage you to stop and have a chat or grab a drink on the run. We would encourage you to join the P&F Cohort Facebook Page created for each year level so as to share information and organise social events – you can click on the link on this Class Rep Contact List. Thank you to the 46 parents who have volunteered their time to act as a Class Rep, including one dad, we appreciate your supporting them.

Are you ready to celebrate Trinity’s 35th Anniversary at our 80’s Rewind Dinner Dance celebration in the Robert Hoff Community Hall on Saturday 4 June? We invite all past and present families, staff and alumni. We also acknowledge our generous sponsors who have been instrumental in our being able to offer a reduced ticket price so as to make this affordable for everyone. Please do not hesitate to contact the P&F for more information. Secure your $50pp tickets by purchasing individual tickets or by organising a table of 10. Go to to book now.

Mrs Lea Fitzpatrick
P&F President

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