On this page you will find the information you need to be prepared before classes start.
Please take the time to watch the orientation video and read the material linked on this page.
A welcome and orientation message from Head of the Preparatory School, Mr Chris Wyatt.
The booklet offers information at your fingertips, as does this webpage: contacts, maps, transport information, uniform, library services, canteen and – important– how to download and register for the Trinity app.
Pre-Kindergarten: 9.00am – 2.45pm
Morning Tea: 10.30am – 11.00am
Lunch: 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Kindergarten to Year Two: 8.30am – 3.00pm
1st Break: 10.55am – 11.30am
2nd Break: 1.30pm – 2.00pm
Years Three to Six: 8.30am – 3.15pm
1st Lunch: 10.55am – 11.30am
2nd Break: 1.30pm – 2.00pm
Term dates are viewable here. Please note Pre-Kindergarten students have two staggered starts at the beginning of the year with two half days on Monday 31st January and Tuesday 1st February prior to full commencement on Wednesday 2nd February.
Trinity is committed to a green travel plan and promotes the use of Public Transport options for students and staff. The Strathfield Campus is 1.3km from Strathfield Station. Many of our older Preparatory students make use of the public bus that departs from the bus stop immediately outside the School on The Boulevarde.
The School bus arrives and departs from the bus stop on Llandilo Avenue outside the School.
Learn more about trip routes, timetables, complete a Trinity Bus application and more on the transport section of the School’s website.
When travelling by car, parents are to use the School’s Kiss and Ride zone provided in Llandilo Avenue on the northern side of the road to assist with the safe and efficient drop off and pick up of students. Learn more about the Prep School’s traffic management and drop off / pick up options on the School’s website.
To deliver a personalised service all new uniform fittings are strictly by appointment only.
It is recommended that all new students to the school be fitted before the Shop closes in December.
- Schedule an appointment by Monday 14 November 2022 using the online appointment system (instructions on the School’s Uniform shop page).
- Please note that the Uniform Shop is not currently accepting cash; all major credit cards are accepted.
The Uniform Shop closes for the summer holidays on Friday, 9 December 2022 at 2.00pm and will reopen Monday, 9 January 2023 at 9.00am.
Summer holiday trading: Monday, 9 January to Friday 27 January 2023
Weekdays 9.00am – 4.00pm
Closed Australia Day public holiday
Normal trading hours resumes at the commencement of Term 1, Monday, 30 January 2023, Weekdays 8.00am – 4.00pm
Students from Kindergarten to Year 5 participate in Trinity’s iPad Programme. Students are supplied an iPad, rugged keyboard case and a stylus pen. The iPads are used in and out of the classroom as part of a blended learning model that offers students the opportunity to benefit from an array of delivery methods, both face to face and online. The School aims for a consistent platform to support the education of students in these year levels and requires each student to bring their device to school each day.
Explore the Preparatory School Co-Curricular webpages, watch some of the videos, and read more about the following in the Orientation PDF booklet:
Music Instrumental Tuition and Music Programmes
The Year 1-2 String Programme runs for two years and is designed to give students an introduction to learning the violin and cello in group lessons, with the option to play the viola and double bass from Year 2. At the beginning of Year 1, the boys are allocated to either a beginner group or an advanced group. Download information about the String Programme.
Information and details on Trinity’s musical instrumental tuition, including how to enrol, is in the Trinity Grammar School online Handbook. Use this online form to register for music tuition (the online form is also accessible via the School’s online Handbook). You will be asked to use your Trinity ICT log in to access. If you are interested in your
Sport and activities
Aside from Saturday morning sport for Years 4 to 6 and Friday afternoon sport for Year 3, the School offers a range of voluntary activities, a schedule of which will be distributed at the beginning of the School year. Trinity staff utilise the Trinity app to share sports fixtures and activity updates. Please download the app and set up your preferences, as per instructions on this webpage.
Trinity Community Groups
Trinity is proud to have a strong School community consisting of parents, friends, families and alumni. The Preparatory School has a vibrant parent auxiliary, regular P&F meetings, and Prayer Group.
To learn more, get involved, or request prayer, please visit the community section of our website.
Trinity updates and news
There are a number of ways to stay up-to-date with news at Trinity:
Download and set up your preferences in the Trinity app.
From the app, you can access
- Articles and updates from the Headmaster, Mr Tim Bowden, and Head of the Preparatory School, Mr Chris Wyatt.
- Sports notices
- Push notifications from the School on urgent updates
- Bus transport updates
- Registering an absence
- .. and more!
NEW: InSite – coming in 2023
A new online portal resource where parents will access notices, news and academic reports. Make sure you have downloaded the School App and set up your preferences so you don’t miss its launch.
Trinity News Magazine
A bi-annual digital magazine that is available in printed form on request, Trinity News is distributed via email at the end of Terms 2 and 4. You can view the latest editions and order a printed copy from the Publications section of the School website.
Follow the School’s Facebook or Instagram accounts.
Please ensure your email address held by the School remains current and updated.
Leave and Absences
Parents use the School app to let us know if their child will be absent from school due to illness. Select the absences tile and complete the form.
Additional requests for special leave (of one full day or longer), either from school or sport, should be addressed to Mr Wyatt and sent to the School office. He will then reply to those requests.
Please ensure you put your son’s name and class on all correspondence to the School.