One of Trinity's features that I always discuss with new families at enrolment is our school community and its strength. I am always impressed with the connectedness of families across all Year levels, and give particular credit to our parent class representatives and the P & F auxiliary committee for this. They strongly advocate for friendships that go beyond our school walls.
We have had a number of initiatives during Term 2 to enhance school community. We have held a walkathon , welcomed three Titans Rugby League players to the campus for the National Simultaneous Story Time and shortly we will be hosting a parent dinner dance where we all head back to the 80s. Although none of these events relate entirely to our curriculum (except of course the reading activity), they are all very important times in our school calendar where we come together as 'Trinity' and develop school friendships and spirit. It’s in the fun times, we can develop character in our students and demonstrate the importance of connectedness with their community too.
At our walkathon, where funds were raised in support of Diabetes Australia and the purchase of some buddy benches in our school, our students ran or walked and really tried very hard to do as many laps as possible to raise money. Many parents gave up their time to come and support this activity but we were particularly grateful that 8 middle and senior year students also came over from Ashmore Road campus to help us for the morning. Our younger students loved having their older friends supporting them and I was particularly grateful for their excellent presentation, their general helpfulness and humour, and for their friendliness towards our young students. We thank Mrs Hipgrave for coordinating the visit by these students.
Trinity has a 35 year history of strong community, something we guard fiercely and promote enthusiastically. From the simple coffee get-togethers organised by parents to the grander dinner dances, our community focus is something we enjoy. We are proud to be part of a school that has such a wonderful history and a very bright future.
Mrs Trudy Moala
Head of Campus, Early and Junior Years