Trinity Community Service | Term 1 2024

Trinity Community Service | Term 1 2024

As Term 1 draws to a close, many students have had the opportunity to take part in volunteering, learning and getting involved in the community. Student service is always full of opportunities, challenges and fantastic interactions. 

Berea Mission

Trinity’s Berea group is focused on developing Christian leadership skills in students and Berea mission sends them out, involved in mission events at schools and churches to get hands-on experience. This past week, over 40 students in Years 10–12  were involved in teaching infants and primary-aged children various Biblical lessons in the ministries of other schools and churches. 

The students have spent six weeks preparing for this mission, building on their knowledge and learnings from the previous year. Mr Chris Thanopoulos, Berea Co-ordinator, says that their learning was clear to anyone observing. 

“I was impressed with the students’ responsiveness to feedback and their willingness to try things they hadn’t done before, all in a spirit of love and service. It is pleasing to see the students use their skills as well as the knowledge and understanding they have gained to serve others younger than them.” 

A huge thank you goes to the TGS Preparatory School, Macarthur Anglican School, Penrith Anglican College, Oran Park Anglican School, Berala Anglican, Ingleburn Anglican, Glenmore Park Anglican and Liverpool South Anglican. These schools and churches welcomed Trinity students into their lunchtime groups, classrooms, Chapels, youth groups and Kids’ church meetings. 

Year 9 Community Service 

The Community Service Co-curricular group continues to do fantastic work in our local community. This past week, the Year 9 students visited Foodbank in Glendenning to assist in the packing of crates of food and toiletries for families who are doing it tough in the local community. 

On the first day of their volunteering, the students completed 12 orders, amounting to 5,366 meals and on the second day, the students completed 14 orders, amounting to 8,557 meals. 

On the third and final day, the boys were run off their feet, completing enough orders to send out over 27,459 meals. 

Their time at Foodbank sees great results for struggling families, but it is also an opportunity for students to work together and learn about the ways in which their community-minded support can help real people. 

Cadets and Marching Band

With ANZAC Day on the horizon the Trinity Marching Band have been preparing for their return to the City of Sydney ANZAC Day March for the first time since the pandemic. The students have been honing their musicianship and marching drill as the sun rises in order to take part. 

The Band marches to remember the more than 103,000 Australian servicemen and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service of our nation, and acknowledge our Defence personnel, both current and former serving, for their service, courage and sacrifice. Lest we forget. 

The Cadets are also providing a Catafalque or Flag party for various ANZAC Day services, including Ashfield, Burwood, Drummoyne, Concord and Strathfield. 

While this week saw a combination of different events happening simultaneously, Trinity students are often out in the community, helping out locals and looking for opportunities to serve. Community service can happen in big and small moments, organised and spontaneous. For each student, these opportunities offer up moments to learn, be challenged and give back to the community. 


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