April 19, 2024

Trinity News

Edition 1, Term 2 – 2024

From the Principal

Video Transcript

So, welcome to Term 2. It’s great to be back.

We haven’t been sitting on our hands over the break. You might note that the is a bit of a building site. That’s because E Block, which was there, is no longer there. It’s come down in preparation for our next lot of works.

We are in fact going to be bringing to you our Masterplan launch in the next couple of weeks. So look out for that. That’s part of the preparation for that broader master planning.

It is lunchtime behind me. You can see staff and students in the Senior School playing their touch rugby game. It’s a nice competitive start and the staff have just scored.

So, welcome back to the term. It’s a longer one. There’s plenty happening.

Please make sure you ask us when you have a question and we’ll make sure that we feed the information up to you.

All the best.

– Adrian Farrer, Principal

Early Learning Centre

Reconnecting in the ELC 

It has been wonderful to observe our students reconnecting after returning from the term break. 

The students have arrived back with confidence and connection, reaffirming the great work that happened in Term 1 building relationships and connections to cement a strong sense of belonging. Our learners have had many stories to share about their holiday adventures. 

Our focus as educators for the first few days of term has been supporting the children to reconnect. This includes the educational program, and current interests and inquires. It also involves reconnecting with peers and staff as well as refamiliarising themselves with the classroom and outdoor routines and expectations as they adjust back into our group learning environment. 

We are looking forward to a wonderful term of enriched learning and inquiry. Within our program we use a range of natural materials for a range of purposes within the indoor and outdoor programs. We are always on the hunt for additional natural materials such as leaves, (Autumn), sticks, branches, pinecones, seed pods, shells, rocks, etc. if you happen to collect any of these items on your visits to local parks, gardens, farms, or the beach we would welcome them as contributions to add to our collection. 

Welcome back to Term 2. 

– Naomi Wright, Director of ELC

Junior School

A big welcome back to all students and their families.  

School Routine 

The start of the term comes with it the demands of settling back into the routine of being punctual for school every day. We ask that all students are at school and ready to learn by 8:30am. As we provide yard duty from 8:00am, students are permitted on to campus without adult supervision at this time. The Prep –Year 2 classrooms are open from 8:15am and we encourage students to use this time to transition into their classroom and ready themselves for the day ahead. The Junior School Library is also open from 8.00am every morning and our Library staff are available to assist students. Students and their guardians are welcome to visit and enjoy the Library space before school. The students can also borrow and spend time with their peers. Every Thursday morning, Chess Club is from 7.50am – 8.50am in the Library, and all students are welcome to enrol in this program through Kids Unlimited. 

Should you require your child to be at school prior to 8:00am (except if they are enrolled in Chess), please ensure they are enrolled in our Before School Care program offered by Team Kids.  

We wish all of our families a wonderful term ahead. 

– Kieran McCrohan, Head of Junior School

Senior School


A reminder that we are now in Winter Uniform. If a uniform pass is required for wearing a particular uniform item, please email the relevant Head of Year with this information.  


Congratulations to the following students who were selected to represent the AGSV in the APS v AGSV competition. 

Basketball: Austin Wyatt 

Cricket: Oliver Davidson and Xavier Tapsell 

Table Tennis: Leo Guo 

Tennis: Nicholas Brown and Jonathan Zhang 

Hockey, Football, Soccer and Rugby had practice tournaments/games or pre-season camps over the holidays in readiness for the start of the season. Thank you to all staff who gave up their holidays to supervise these sessions.  

Sports training for all teams has resumed, with AGSV Year level matches beginning on 27 April. This Saturday, 20 April, the First XVIII Football team commence their season playing PEGS, with their game being played at Bulleen from 10.00am. Spectators are most welcome. 

Year 10 Camp/Work Experience  

We wish our Year 10s all the best for their alternate program for Week 2 of this term. 

Year 10 A-D: Work Experience 22 April – 26 April  

Year 10 E-H: Outdoor Education experiences 19 April – 26 April  

Thank you to Mr Cleary and Ms Bolch for their endeavours to organise such interesting and worthwhile experiences. 

Parent/Teacher Interviews Term 2 

Information will be available shortly for arrangements regarding bookings for the following Parent/Teacher interviews: 

Years 7/8 Interviews will be held on Monday 6 May, via Microsoft Teams 

Years 9/10 Interviews will be held on Monday 20 May, via Microsoft Teams 

– Susan Hill, Deputy Principal and Head of Senior School


With the summer season of TGS sport now behind, attention turns to the winter and of course, AFL. 

Over 250 students will take the field wearing the Green and Gold in 2024. 

During the summer months, a number of our students were training with the Oakleigh Chargers Football Club, with the club utilising our facilities at Bulleen to complete their summer training program. 

We are pleased to acknowledge the selection of four students in the U16 Future Squad: 

Will Collinson, Nick Phillips, Will Johnson and Markus Nevasalo. 

The following boys have made the final list for the Under 18 Squad: 

Thomas Gross, Antwan Huddleston, Charlie Sammartino, Flynn McNamara, Liam Callaghan and Boston Dowling (OTG 2023). 

We wish all students well as they continue their footy journey. 

AGSV Round One action commences on Saturday 20 April for our 1st XVIII team only. The entire Trinity community is invited to attend this match played at our Bulleen Playing Fields commencing at 10.00am. Friends of Footy will be there to welcome all comers and provide a BBQ. 

All other teams will commence their season on Saturday 27 April. 

All students, coaches and families no doubt eagerly anticipate the coming 2024 season. 

– Craig Seckold, Teacher in Charge of Football

Inter-School Prayer Breakfast

Mustard invites you to join Students, Parents, Staff and Supporters across Melbourne at a special Inter-school Prayer Breakfast. Hear inspiring stories of students living out their faith at school and pray with them!

– Bryn Jones, Senior Chaplain

Important Dates

Friday 19 April
Year 10 E – H Outdoor Education Expeditions commences 
Trinity Ruyton Musical Rehearsals, East Room, 3:30PM 


Saturday 20 April 
AGSV Boys First Football, Bulleen 10:00AM
Trinity Shop, 14 Charles St, Kew, 10:30AM
Trinity Ruyton Musical Saturday Rehearsals, 2:00PM  


Sunday 21 April
Trinity Ruyton Year 9 Play Rehearsals, 11:00AM  


Monday 22 April
Year 10 A – D Work Experience commences.
Junior School Assembly, South Room, 1:30PM
Trinity Ruyton Year 9 Bump In & Technical Rehearsals, 9:00AM 
JS AGSV Swimming, MSAC, 10:45AM  


Tuesday 23 April
VSAC All Schools Swimming Presentation, Camberwell Grammar School, 4:45PM
Trinity Ruyton Year 9 Play Performance, Kew Court House, 5:30PM
Combined Sports Dinner, South Room, 6:30PM 


Wednesday 24 April
Anzac Service ELC – Year 12, 11:20AM
Trinity Ruyton Year 9 Play Performance, Kew Court House, 5:30PM 
VCE Study Night, Tudor Centre, 6:00PM
Philippines Immersion Tour 2024 Second Information Evening, 7:00PM 


Thursday 25 April
ANZAC Day Public Holiday 


Friday 26 April
Prep – Year 6 House Cross Country, 12:00PM 
Trinity Ruyton Musical Rehearsal, 3:30PM
AGSV Cross Country Commences, 3:45PM
Year 10 A – D Work Experience concludes.
Year 10 E – H Outdoor Education Expeditions concludes. 


Saturday 27 April
Year Level AGSV Sport commences for Term 2
Trinity Ruyton Music Saturday Rehearsals, 2:00PM 
2024 Rowing Presentation Dinner, 6:00PM 


Monday 29 April
AGSV 2024 Gold Championships, 11:45AM
Junior School Assembly, Showroom, 1:30PM 


Tuesday 30 April 
VCE Study Night, Tudor Centre, 6:00PM 

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