For Parents

Message from the Principal

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Another year brings another reason to smile and be proud of our wonderful school, and the parents and students that make our community so special.

Holy Trinity is committed to living out Jesus’ message of faith, hope and love; to inspire connections with our God, our world, and each other. Striving to ensure the equality, dignity and worth of each individual drives us all.

Our mission is to develop curious, inquiring, knowledgeable and caring young people who will be responsible for creating a compassionate and more peaceful world.  Our International Baccalaureate, Primary Years Programme is an engaging and stimulating curriculum that prepares our students to meet tomorrow’s challenges. The programme is part of our mission to impassion students to be internationally minded with an understanding of their responsibilities to themselves and to the world.

Our strong focus on the development of skills in literacy and numeracy was reflected in our 2017 NAPLAN results. Our year three students recorded mean scores well above the ACT’s in every aspect of literacy and numeracy, particularly in writing and spelling. Our year fives were also well above the ACT average and much higher in reading, writing, spelling, grammar and punctuation.

Complementing the rich inquiry-based learning in our primary school is our Early Learning Centre, providing a Catholic pre-school education for 4 year-olds.

One of the great strengths of Holy Trinity is our involved parent community, who work together to build strong partnerships between the home, school and the parish. 
We are privileged to have a strong and committed School Board who are proactive in overseeing decisions made for our student, families and wider community. The Parents & Friends Association is also very active, supporting the school and its community in many ways: raising funds for resources to enhance the teaching and learning, building a cohesive and supportive social community; and aiding local community organisations such as L’Arche and St Vincent de Paul.

I would be delighted to personally talk with any parents interested in joining our learning community, and to personally take you on a tour of our school and facilities. Please contact the school via email at office.holytrinity@cg.catholic.edu.au, or phone 02 6281 4811.

May Jesus journey with you in Faith, Hope and Love.

Philippa Brearley

Principal

Our Communication 

We are of a firm belief that we are partners with parents in the education of their children therefore communication is critical.

Our School Board comprises parents, Vicar of Education Archdiocese of Canberra Goulburn Monsignor John Woods, Scott Pearsall, nominated parents and school leaders. Board chair Scott Pearsall can be contacted via email on sbpearsall@gmail.com 

Our Parents and Friends committee is a welcoming and vibrant group which plays a major role in the wonderful community spirit of our school. President Cath Day would love to hear from you: htpspfpresident@gmail.com 

In Term 1 of each year we hold a Parent Information night for families to familiarise themselves with their child’s new learning space and teachers.

In Term 1, week 5 Parent Partnership meetings are held where parents share important information about their child, including their hopes and dreams. Parent-Teacher interviews also provide an opportunity for teachers and parents to discuss the student’s progress in Term 2.

In term 3 a Learning Journeys evening is held;  an open classroom where parents can see first-hand what their children are learning.

Our school provides news via alerts on an App, and a weekly electronic newsletter which can be printed. To stay connected with the school regular messages are sent through our App and parent are also contacted regularly through other forms of communication set up by each teacher. 

Holy Trinity P&F 

The Holy Trinity Parents and Friends Committee has a long history of achievement. The main role of the P&F is to provide parents an opportunity to help shape the school community through organising special school events to encourage family involvement. This includes a family welcome barbecue in Term 1, a family Movie Night under the stars, Mother’s Day and Father’s Day gift stalls and breakfasts, the school disco, the Parent Revue, Walkathon and a biennial Fete. The P&F also contribute to local and overseas charities. At the start of the year the P&F publishes a School Directory, with invaluable contact details of parents and school community leaders, as well as tips on how to contribute to the community.

The P&F also runs two important business operations – the Tuckshop and Uniform Shop. Both of these businesses support families and also raise significant funds to contribute to facilities at the school.

Over the past decade, the P&F - through generous contributions and fundraising by parents, students and sponsors - has provided over $490,000 for projects.

Major projects in recent years have included:

2018- Basketball courts refurbishment ($40,000) and school readers ($4000)

2017 - Tuckshop refurbishment ($90,000),

2016 - ELC playground ($18,000) and school readers/Reading Egg licences ($5000)

2015 - Playground landscaping ($43,000) and school readers ($3700)

2014 - Sandpit ($15,000), Literacy/Maths curriculum ($6700), Year 3 and 4 desks and hall chairs ($7000)

2013 - Ipads ($41,000), chairs for hall ($5750)

2012 - Fencing ($20,000)

Meeting twice per term, the P&F welcomes parents to contribute their ideas, know-how and talents to make the school community a thriving, caring, nurturing place for our children.