From the Head of the Preparatory Schooldeveloper
Years 1 and 2 Grandparents’ Day
We are looking forward to welcoming many grandparents of the boys in Years 1 and 2 next Tuesday morning, particularly having not been able to do so in the last couple of years. Grandparents’ Day is always a wonderful occasion and the boys just loving showing their school off to these significant family members. Parents please note that we have asked that only grandparents attend this year to help limit the number of people in each space. We are continuing to consider the health and safety of the school community in the planning of events. If grandparents require the assistance of someone else due to mobility concerns it is fine for a parent to attend for support but preferably stay outside the classroom. Grandparents are then welcome to join us for morning tea following the classroom visits.
We are fast approaching this year’s Book Week which will take place in Week 5 this term. The theme for this year’s Book Week is ‘Dreaming with eyes open’. There are several highlights in the week, but I want to draw your attention to the date of this year’s Book Parade that will take place on the top basketball court on Tuesday 16th August beginning at approximately 9:30am. Parents are welcome to attend, and even dress up if game. The Book fair will also take place throughout Week 5 and students can purchase books before and after school, along with during their usual library borrowing time.
Trinity Primary Arts Festival
This year’s Primary Arts Festival will take place throughout Week 6. The Art Exhibition will be on display throughout the ground floor corridors of the Llandilo Building each afternoon in Week 6. Parents are welcome to wander through and observe the students’ artworks between 3:30pm and 4:30pm each afternoon. On Wednesday 24th August at 5:30pm we will be holding a Music Concert in the Prep School Gym celebrating the Prep School’s outstanding performance groups and ensembles. We look forward to the Prep School community being part of this event as we celebrate the importance of the Arts at Trinity.
At Monday’s House Assembly Mr Bremner announced the results from this year’s Athletics Championship. This year the results were very close with only 2 points separating first and second. The final results were as follows:
- Henderson 322 1st
- Archer 320 2nd
- School 316 3rd
- Hilliard 282 4th
The Age Champions were:
- Under 8’s Logan Paramsothy
- Under 9’s Nolan Hu
- Under 10’s Aris Ferizis
- Under 11’s Joshua Tsang
- Opens Claudio Luzzani
Prep School Trivia Night
Last Friday evening the Strathfield Auxiliary hosted a parent and staff trivia night. Amidst the hustle and bustle of school life, it was nice to connect with parents on a social level and to enjoy some healthy competition. Aided by one round of questions about Trinity that generously aided the teachers, I am pleased to confirm that one of the teachers’ tables won…disappointingly not the table I was on. My sincere thanks go to our quizmaster on the evening, Wayne Fotheringham, and the other Auxiliary members involved in making the event happen.
Strathfield Auxiliary Annual General Meeting – save the date
The Strathfield Auxiliary is a very important part of the Prep School. It provides an opportunity for parents to work together with one another and the staff to enhance the life of the School. This takes the form of parent, student and community events, as well as being a valuable forum for discussing school-based matters with myself and other key staff members. Over the years, we have been blessed with a high level of parental involvement and some very committed and enthusiastic people to serve the school community through their involvement in, and leadership of, the Auxiliary.
The Annual General Meeting will take place on Friday 26th August at 8:30am in the Year 5 Learning Centre. This is the perfect opportunity for parents to begin, continue or strengthen their involvement with the Auxiliary. I appreciate the fact that as parents we all lead busy lives, however, I want to urge you to consider coming along to the meeting. Involvement in the Auxiliary can be informal or formal, and is at whatever level you are comfortable. We are always seeking new parents to join the team to continue the great work that has taken place in recent years to enhance our great community. Being a member of the Auxiliary is also a great way for parents of younger boys to get to know others and to have an influence on the future of their son’s schooling experience while they are at the Prep.
Chris Wyatt | Head of the Preparatory School
‘For the Lord takes delight in his people; he crowns the humble with victory.’ Psalm 149:4