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We are all looking forward to a wonderful Swimming Carnival tomororw.

Grades 2-6 will arrive at the pool at 10am. Kinder and Year 1 will depart school at 11am. 

Competition of the following events will start at roughly the following times:

12 years will go first descending in age. Starting with male then female in that age group.

Start time: 10:00am (50m Fly)

10:05am (50m Back)

10:20am (50m Breast)

10:40am (50m Free)

11:05 – 12:00 – 25m races

10am-12pm Pool novelties. Children will rotate in house colours.

25m swimmers will complete the first two novelty rotations then move to the competition pool for 25m races.

No ribbons will be awarded for 25m events.

12-12:30pm Lunch

 12:30-1:30pm Outside games for novelty swimmers

12:30-1:30pm Slide and Whirlpool for Competitive and Yellow and Green 25m swimmers.

1:30pm Pack up clean up

1:45pm leave CISAC


Mel Punyer

Sports Coordinator 

Parent Help Required for our Swimming Carnival

Our annual swimming carnival is being held this Friday 21st February at Canberra International Sports & Aquatic Centre Belconnen. 

We still require some parental assistance. If you are able to assist with either of the following: 

10- 12pm - in the pool 

10-12pm - helping students get to their races 

Please email Mel Punyer at

Thanks for your continued support. 

Get It Back Green

Today we have sent home with all students in the Primary School the start of the year "Get it Back Green" forms. Can all families please complete the forms and return them to the school by this Friday 21 February as indicated on the forms.

These forms are vital in ensuring the most up to date contact, medical and permission information is available to the staff here at the school.

For those new to our school, if a form comes home on green paper it means that it needs to be completed and returned to the school. As we try extremely hard to be an environmentaly friendly school, the majority of our notes will come out on SZapp tio limit our paper usage. However there is no way that we can send these forms via SZapp hence the need to print them.

Beulah Jud-Brettingham
Front Office Manager

Thank you for Volunteering

A masssive thank you to everyone who volunteered last night after our call out for help.

Our Vacumming teams and Uniform Shop have been blown away with all the responses.

We have now managed to fill the rosters in both of these areas however we will keep details of any volunteers who are not now required for any upcoming school events.

Thank you once again to our amazing community.

Cath Day
P&F President

2020 Volunteer Sign Up


Many hands make light work!

Unfortunately we are really down on volunteers this year, especially for the vacuuming roster.

It is quite urgent. We only have 27 names and we need at least 40 to make it viable, unless people are happy to vacuum the school about six times a year each (I don't think so).

It appears quite a number of people on last year's roster who still have kids at Holy Trinity have not filled in their online volunteer form. It may simply be they assume they will be re-rostered for this year but please do not assume this.

Our school functions are coordinated by our wonderful team who are on the P&F and their volunteers. Our AGM for the P&F will be held on Wednesday 26 February and all are welcome to attend. If you are interested in holding a position on the P&F, please come along and nominate yourself. More information will be in the coming weeks newsletters. 

Many of you know that a number of services provided at Holy Trinity are done through volunteers. This helps us to build our community and importantly it cuts costs that make a real difference in such a small school. At the beginning of every year, we ask everyone to tell us how they would like to help.

Vacumming. The school is vacuumed once a week during the school term (not during holidays) by teams of four or five. The program saves thousands of dollars each year, as well as providing an opportunity for parents to contribute a little of their time to the school, get to know other parents and form closer working relationships. Each team is required to work only two or three times over a 12 month period, so it is not onerous. The more volunteers, the greater the spread of the work.  Ideally we would like a pool of 60 volunteers. Parent vacuuming occurs on a Wednesday evening and the exact timings are managed by the "Team Captain". The Vacuum Roster Coordinator is Paul Osborne.

Please click here to volunteer to be a part of a vacuuming team.

Uniform Shop. The Uniform Shop provides uniform pieces with the school logo and all the approved CEO (Catholic Education Office) uniforms. The stock, orders and financials are managed by a volunteer parent. The Uniform Shop manager calls on volunteers to assist with the opening of the shop to prepare and deliver online orders through the week and to man the shop at opening times (ususally just after the school bell on a Friday). Online orders and instore purchases are done through QKR. The Uniform Manager is Cheryl Hendy.

Please click here to volunteer in the Uniform Shop.

Canteen. Our new Canteen service will be launched at our Parent Information Night on Friday 14 February at 5.30PM. Please come along to the night to hear about it all. We will send out volunteer forms following the PIN.

Other Opportunities: Throughout the year the P&F hosts a number of community building and fundraising events where we call on parents closer to the time for assistance. Such events include Parent Info BBQ, Movie Night, Walkathon, Disco, and Christmas Concert BBQ. Please keep an eye out for calls of assistance. The BBQ Coordinator is Mark Bullock. 

Please click here if you are able to help out at other fundraising events.

We thank all of our volunteers to the numerous jobs they do to make our community so wonderful.

Cath Day
P&F President

Kinder Health Check

Kinder Health Check envelopes were sent home with all children in Kindergarten on Friday last week. 

Can all families please ensure that their completed Kinder Health Check form is returned no later than Tuesday 25 February 2020.

Trina Twyford, Caitlin Meany, Michael Feerick
Kinder Classroom Teachers

2020 Student Residential Address & Other Information Collection

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training (AGDET) will collect student residential addresses for all non-government schools between 17 February to 13 March 2020.

For further information, please click here.

Philippa Brearley

2020 Parent Partnership Meetings - CLOSING SUNDAY 16th  @ 5

Parent partnership meetings are an opportunity for you to share your knowledge of your child and some hopes and aspirations for child for 2020. It is also an opportunity for you to meet with your child’s classroom teacher and begin a dialogue that will continue throughout the year. We believe that Parent Partnership Meetings will ensure the best possible start to the year and establish strong school/home partnerships.

Prior to this meeting, we ask that families complete the Parent Partnership Form that will go home at Parent Information Night this Friday. Please return this to the class teacher when you meet. 

Please click here to make a booking. 

Philippa Brearley

Term 1 School Fee Accounts Resent

We have resent Term 1 family fee accounts this afternoon as we have had many familys advise us that their fee account did not come through. 

Can you please notify the Front Office via email if you have still not received your family fee statement. For new familys, please check both parents nominated email accounts for your fee statement as we are only able to send fee statements and reminders to one email account.

To view a copy of the 2020 School Fee Schedule, please click here.

Beulah Jud-Brettingham
Office Manager

Term 1 School Fee Accounts

Term 1 family fee accounts have been emailed out to all families this afternoon. 

Can you please notify the Front Office via email if you do not receive your family fee statement.

To view a copy of the 2020 School Fee Schedule, please click here.

Beulah Jud-Brettingham
Office Manager