CRG

Community Engagement

CRG

Community Engagement

Community Engagement

The School is committed to engaging effectively with the communities in the vicinity of our campuses in a meaningful, accountable and responsive way. This policy outlines the School’s position and commitment to ensure community engagement is integrated into all of our activities. We seek to build relationships and strengthen the School’s place in the community and to understand the communities in which we are located. Refer to our Community Engagement Policy located at the end of this page.

 

Community Reference Group

About the Group

The School is committed to engaging respectfully with the communities in the vicinity of our campuses in a meaningful, accountable and responsive way. Our Community Engagement Policy outlines the School’s position and commitment to ensure community engagement is integrated across all of our activities.  We seek to build relationships and strengthen the School’s place in the community and to understand the communities in which we are located.

If you have any questions relating to the School’s approach to community engagement, please contact:

Stephen Heanly | crg@trinity.nsw.edu.au | p.9581 6000.

Trinity Students
in the community

Trinity Students
in the community

Summer Hill Campus

The Trinity Grammar School – Summer Hill campus, Community Reference Group met on Tuesday 4 April 2017 to discuss a range of issues associated with the School being part of the local community. The School confirmed that it is committed to open and honest communication and encourage more residents to attend the next CRG

  • Positive feedback was received from the meeting attendees regarding the operation of the Trinity Centenary Centre
  • The revised Traffic Management Booklet – Summer Hill Campus was shared with attendees and feedback from community members is encouraged
  • Following previous feedback, the School changed bus pick up and drop off points to Prospect Road; most residents who attended the CRG indicated that this has improved traffic in the area
  • Following feedback received in the CRG, the School is committed to continue to work with Roads and Maritime Services, Inner West Council and local emergency services to address any ongoing traffic issues
  • The Ashfield Police Youth Officer advised that heavy traffic in peak pick up and drop off periods is not uncommon and explained that congestion is part of a Sydney-wide population issue. He also stated that  Ashfield Police is committed to continue to patrol the area (Hurlstone and Service Avenues in particular) in peak periods to assist with safety
  • Trinity Grammar School will launch a green travel initiative for staff and students in the near future, encouraging travel to School by public transport or carpooling.
  • The School is committed to working with parents and students to ensure that safety is front of mind at all times
  • The School invited attendees and the community to review the Trinity Grammar School Community Engagement Policy
  • Trinity Grammar School appreciates the opportunity to discuss issues with local residents at CRG meetings or by email to Stephen Heanly crg@trinity.nsw.edu.au .
  • The next Summer Hill CRG meeting will be in Term 2. Residents will be notified closer to the time.

If you would like to discuss any matter in the mean-time, please do not hesitate to contact Stephen Heanly.

A future initiative will be to provide an online noticeboard for the local residents.

The above image shows our Summer Hill Campus Students volunteering at the Salvation Army, Auburn during Service Week this year.

Preparatory School Students
in the community

Preparatory School Students
in the community

Strathfield Campus

The Trinity Grammar School – Strathfield campus, Community Reference Group (CRG) met on Wednesday 7 September 2016 to discuss a range of issues about how local residents and the school can assist each other.

  • Information was shared about the efforts Trinity had undertaken in regard to managing the traffic around the school and the notifications to the parents of their expected adherence to the traffic laws.
  • The Kingsland Road traffic at drop off/pickup times was raised and an approach to Council to place ‘No Stopping’ signs during these periods will be considered.
  • A campaign to educate parents to reduce the street rubbish will be implemented.
  • Trinity will extend an invitation to local residents to view the school facilities and the Heritage listed Gardens. We are working toward an October 2016 date and will distribute the invitations as soon as possible.
  • Local residents will also be invited to join Trinity for our Remembrance Day Service in November 2016.
  • We appreciate the opportunity to discuss various matters with local residents, whether at our twice yearly CRG meetings or by email to Stephen Heanly crg@trinity.nsw.edu.au . We anticipate our next Strathfield CRG meeting will be in June 2017. Residents will be notified closer to the time.

If you would like to discuss any matter in the mean-time, please do not hesitate to contact Stephen Heanly.

A future initiative will be to provide an online noticeboard for the local residents.

The image above shows students from the Preparatory School at Strathfield volunteering at Samaritan’s Purse for “Operation Christmas Child” in September 2016.

Field Studies Centre (Woollamia) CRG

The Trinity Grammar School Field Studies Centre (Woollamia) Community Reference Group (CRG) had an informal meeting as part of the official opening of our new Field Studies Centre on Saturday 19 November 2016, to discuss a range of issues and determine  how best local residents and the School can assist each other.

  • As part of the official opening, Trinity invited local residents to view the Field Studies Centre facilities and take part in the festivities.
  • Information was shared about the efforts Trinity had undertaken to become an important member of the local community.
  • As part of our Service Week Programme Trinity students will be providing service by assisting Jervis Bay Public School and All Saints Anglican Church in March 2017.
  • We encourage local residents to provide feedback and welcome the opportunity for open discussion, whether it be at our twice yearly CRG meetings, or by email to crg@trinity.nsw.edu.au . We anticipate our next Field Studies Centre CRG meeting will be in June 2017. Residents will be notified closer to the time.
  • A future initiative will be to provide an online noticeboard for local residents.

In the meantime, should residents wish to contact the School they can speak to Stephen Heanly on 02 9581 6065 or email crg@trinity.nsw.edu.au.

Traffic Management

Below are documents which have been shared with the Trinity Community to outline the School’s Traffic Management Plan for Summer Hill and the safety expectations for parents driving in School Zones at both campuses.

Traffic Management Brochure

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Safety Around School Zones

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Community Engagement Policy and Terms

Community Engagement Policy

Terms of Reference