COVID Week 6: Level 3 Restrictions at Trinity.

Staying COVID Safe

All families are expected to monitor the NSW Health Website and adhere to the advice as appropriate.

Students must not attend School if:

  • They have any, however mild, cold or flu-like symptoms (fever, cough, sore/scratchy throat, shortness of breath, loss of taste or sense of smell)
  • They have been tested for COVID-19 and have not yet received their test result
  • They have been directed by NSW health to self-isolate
  • They have tested positive for COVID-19
  • They are a designated secondary close contact. The student must get a COVID-19 test and self-isolate until they and the close contact receive a negative result.
  • Someone in their household has symptoms of COVID-19. The household member should be tested and if they are negative, the student can then return to school.

It is expected that all students will attend school as required, unless they are directed to stay at home as per the current health advice.

Parents should contact the:

  • Head of the Middle and Senior Schools; or
    the Deputy Head of either the Junior or Preparatory Schools
  • as relevant to their son’s context if they believe there is a reason their son cannot return to school.
  • Students, in the Middle and Senior School must when indoors, be wearing a properly fitted face mask.
  • Masks are no longer mandatory outdoors.
  • Masks are strongly recommended for primary school students.
  • Students should bring their own masks: a plain dark coloured 3-layer cloth mask or a light blue disposable.
  • Avoid physical contact in greetings, such as shaking hands or hugging.
  • Students will be reminded to use hand sanitiser as they enter and leave rooms as well as washing hands thoroughly as appropriate.
  • Maintain respiratory hygiene – cover a cough/sneeze and dispose of tissues.

Under the current guidelines strict COVID-safe practices must be followed for staff and students when at school, including mask wearing where applicable and physical distancing.

Consideration will always be given to physical distancing and limiting interactions between groups.

As a minimum, students should ensure that the 1.5 metre rule can be applied between people whenever possible.

Students will be reminded to maintain social distancing wherever possible.

Facilities (eg. toilets), timings and movement routes are being managed to minimise casual contact with students in other cohorts.

Non-essential visitors are not permitted on school sites.

Parents should:

  • Follow the physical distancing advice for their local area and avoid gathering outside of school gates.
  • Remain outside of school grounds or within your car.
  • Different arrangements apply to drop-off and pick-up for OSH Club, because of the different sign-in and sign-out procedures.

Enhanced COVID-19 cleaning arrangements will remain in place, including:

Parents should:

  • cleaning and disinfecting high-touch surfaces such as benchtops, desks, doorknobs, taps, and hand rails at regular intervals throughout the day
  • cleaning and disinfecting frequently used objects such as computers, photocopiers, and sports equipment
  • providing bins and hand sanitiser in every classroom and emptying bins regularly throughout the day
  • thoroughly cleaning frequently touched points in bathrooms after each break time and at the end of the day

All staff at the School are required to be fully vaccinated.

The School strongly encourages all students eligible for COVID-19 vaccination to do so. Details about vaccinations are available from NSW Health.

If your son has been vaccinated, let the School know as soon as possible by completing this form.

The School has undertaken an extensive ventilation audit of its indoor learning spaces to ensure adequate air circulation in all indoor environments.

Air purifiers with HEPA filters will be installed in appropriate locations, as required.

School Activities and Covid Safety

The normal Trinity ‘bus services will resume from Monday 25th of October.

A limited ‘bus service to Ashfield, Sydenham, Wolli Creek and Allawah Stations is likely be offered for students in Year 7, 8, 9 and 10. It will depart at 1.00pm on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday.

Closed until parents receive further notice. Students to bring their own food and drink each day.

No student may use a food delivery service to have his morning tea or lunch delivered.

Trinity Grammar School COVID 19 Sport Protocols

These protocols are in place to ensure the safety of all players, staff and parents attending sport hosted by Trinity Grammar School in Term 4 2021.

  • Do not attend the School Campus or Sport Venue if you have:
    • tested positive to COVID 19,
    • been in close contact with a confirmed or suspected case of COVID 19,
    • required to self-isolate as per current NSW Health advice
    • are unwell or are displaying flu like symptoms.
  • Masks are to be worn in all indoor facilities when not participating in a sporting activity.
  • Players are encouraged to arrive ready to play, play your game and then go home.
  • No catering facilities will be available at the School or sports venues.
  • No Spectators (parents, siblings, or friends) are allowed onsite. Parents must only use the Jubilee Car Park, accessed form Victoria Street, as a Drop Off and Pick Up facility and not leave their vehicles.
  • All players, coaches and officials are required to register using the Service NSW QR Code and if 16 Years and over provide evidence of full vaccination via the Service NSW app. on arrival.

Some face to face instrumental lessons and possibly some music ensembles will commence in Week 6. Individual music tuition will continue remotely through negotiation with your tutor; however, these lessons will not be able to take place during school hours once the student has returned to face-to-face school.

Several co-curricular activities will resume from Monday the 8th of November, including Cadets (for Trinity students only) and some Music lessons (see Music section above). Students will be informed as to their commitments. Please read the weekly Bulletin from your School campus.

As parents are NOT permitted on campus, only Middle and Senior students can collect items ordered online. Preparatory School and Junior School items will be delivered to the students in class.

The School is planning to reopen the Uniform Shop for fitting appointments after the end of Term 4 and before the start of Term 1: between the 9th – 11th  of December and from the 10th  of January. Details to follow.

As services re-open, the School expects students to be in Term 4 uniform, with appropriate haircuts.

Preparatory and Junior Students should continue to wear PE uniform on Thursdays and bring runners to School on other days as suggested by class teachers.

Middle and Senior Students are to bring PE uniform to School on days that are timetabled PE.

Lockers in the senior and middle school are closed in order to prevent close contact mingling across cohorts. Boys are to bring one bag each day.

Preparatory School

Junior School

Middle and Senior School

If you are bringing and/or collecting your son by car, please remain in your vehicle in the carpark. The carpark is likely to be very busy. Please be patient and follow the directions of the staff.

To ease the likely congestion and limit any potential inconvenience for the local residents, and particularly if you are coming from the southern suburbs, the Council and Police have advised us that we may encourage you to drop your son(s) off on Old Canterbury Rd, adjacent to Yeo Park, and he may then walk the final 300m or so to the Campus.


Summer Hill carpark map, drop off zones and times.

Walk to School map and suggested locations from which to walk.

Each Year Group has been allocated an area to gather and mingle. Students should proceed directly to this area on arrival, at morning tea, and at lunchtime.

Year 7 – the Centenary Centre Precinct, including the Greek Theatre

Year 8 – No. 3 Oval (North)

Year 9 – No. 3 Oval (South)

Year 10 – No. 1 Oval, the Colonnade and the Western spectator seating

Year 11 – No. 1 Oval, the Colonnade and the Northern spectator seating

The combined FSP Residentials 5 and 6 will depart Week 6, Monday, 8 November and return Week 9, Friday, 3 December 2021. Boys will attend classes, and the Prizegiving Assembly, in Week 10.

The School

  • requires parents to provide information regarding the vaccination status of their son(s).
  • strongly encourages parents to have their son(s) vaccinated prior to the Field Studies Programme
  • Use this link to update your son’s vaccination details, so they may be added to his School Medical Record

On departure day, the boys taking part in the Field Studies Programme will undergo a Rapid Antigen Test at School prior to embarking. More information will be provided about the departure procedures in due course.

The status of the Field Studies Programme remains contingent upon Public Health advice. The School continues to monitor the situation and will make decisions in line with that advice and in the best interests of the boys, staff and local community.

Friday, 22 October – Last day of classes

Housemasters to farewell Year 12s in House meeting. Details to be confirmed.

Monday, 25 October

There will be no timetabled classes for Year 12. Students may contact their teachers for advice and feedback if needed.

Important Information about your exams

This is a snapshot of the procedure for return to School. It must be read in conjunction with Trinity’s IBDP and HSC Examination Procedures for Students and Families.

The procedures aim to protect the health and safety of students, staff and supervisors and minimise the risk of disruptions to or cancellation of the Examinations.

All details on the information on this page can be found in Trinity’s IBDP and HSC Examination Procedures for Students and Families. Please read this document carefully. View PDF Now

Examination Venues

  • Examinations will be conducted in the
    following venues:
  • The Orchestra Room
  • The Band Room
  • The Choir Room
  • The James Wilson Hogg Assembly Hall
  • The Terrace Room
  • Founder’s Level 2 and 3 (As required)
  • Area above Hurlstone Court – New Counselling and Psychological Services
    (as required)

View the Campus Map

4 December

Year 12 Valedictory Assembly/Prizegiving combined afternoon event onsite for students with livestream for parents and photo opportunities for boys.

If Public Health Guidelines permit, parents and siblings may also be able to attend.

Note: The school is exploring contactless drop off for Year 12 blazer embroidery at the Uniform shop from Week 2. More information to follow.

8 December

Middle and Senior School Prizegiving Assemblies. The Prizegiving Assemblies will take place onsite by student cohort and be livestreamed for parents and friends. This will be the last day of classes for Years 7 to 11.

8 and 9 December

Year 12 Valedictory Dinner(s). The School has booked a venue for a Valedictory Dinner on these two nights. If health restrictions allow the full cohort of Year 12 graduates and parents to attend at one time, the Valedictory Dinner will take place on Wednesday 8 December. If the full cohort cannot be accommodated on one night, the cohort will be divided into two by Houses, and two Valedictory Dinners will take place. Please save both dates. More information will be provided closer to the event.

Overview of this Page

This webpage serves two purposes:

  • to gather the information emailed to parents in the ‘Return to School Booklets’
  • to provide additional details on any weekly changes the School will need to enact as health orders change and vaccination rates rise.

Please refer to this page and the weekly Bulletins for ongoing updates.

Thank you.