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Trinity News : November 2008
WE ARE THE TIN MEN! As I was about to take the photo accompanying this article, and in response to my question as to whether I had the right group, one of the lads said excitedly “We are the tin men!” They were busily packing tins into cartons preparatory to taking them around to the School truck to be delivered to Anglicare. Upon hearing the remark, I was reminded of the famous Tin Man from the film The Wizard of Oz, who, you may remember, desperately wanted to have a heart! Well, I think these lads, our Tin Men, certainly have good hearts, for with many of their school mates they collected more than 600 tins for Anglicare. Congratulations to them all for a job well done! | Ron Ogier below rear: Grant Knapman (8Fo), Aidan Tekbas (8St) and Tom Galluzzo (8Ho) on steps: Michael Gunning (9Yo), John Paul El-Tom (8Ho), James Combes (7Ke), Matthew Lowe (8Hi) and Aaron Hewitt (9We) front: Sotiris Caldelis (8WH) DULWICH HOUSE SUPPORTS DAFFODIL DAY On Friday the 22nd of August, 2008, Dulwich House students and staff again assisted, for the fifth year in a row, the Cancer Council in raising funds in the fight against cancer on Daffodil Day. First stop was Ashfield Station, where eight students and three staff members assisted Cancer Council staff selling items to the public. I would like to commend the students and staff for again showing excellent sales skills as well as social skills dealing with hurrying commuters running to catch their trains to school or work! At School during House period, recess and lunch time, twenty Dulwich House students went around the School selling footballs, Dougall Bears, pens and other assorted items, and by the end of the day raised over $1,200.00 for the Cancer Council. Cancer is a disease that affects many Australians and Dulwich House would like to thank all the students and staff of Trinity who purchased items on the day to help research into finding a cure. Ken Wong | Housemaster, Dulwich House below: Andrew Arul-Anandum (Yr10), Michael Charalambous (Yr10), James Moody (Yr11) and Mrs Rosey Stewart MOTHER & SON MIDDLE SCHOOL DINNER Mums and Sons Trust Pink! | Two swallows, it is said, do not make a summer, but two Mother and Son Middle School Dinners will most definitely be the beginning of an excellent tradition at Trinity! The inaugural dinner last year was an outstanding success, and this year was even better, as 305 mothers and sons came together in the James Wilson Hogg Assembly Hall for the second such dinner. Mind you, though, it was a fairly typical Aussie gathering—the men, or in this case the sons, on one half of the tables, and the ladies, the Mums, on the other! Nonetheless, there was much conversational interchange, and having everyone just eating together as Mum and Son was well worthwhile! Mrs Fifi Lai, President of the Summer Hill Auxiliary, opened the evening, thanking Mr Steve Heanly and introducing Mr Peter Green, Senior Master and representing also the Head Master, Mr Cujes who was unable to attend. continued below... + COMMUNITY CARE Once again on the last Thursday of term, many Year 12 students offered to do some Community Service in the local area. Groups attended the Infants’ School Campus at Lewisham, St Andrew’s Summer Hill and St John’s Ashfield, helping with various tasks around the locations, while other groups attended Cardinal Freeman Village, and Bethel Nursing Home where they shared generational experiences with some of the residents as well as helping them to a Barbeque lunch. A further group gave assistance at the Exodus Foundation Loaves and Fishes Restaurant, where they helped prepare and serve the midday meal. It is most pleasing and refreshing to see that the senior young men in the School take seriously the obligation to undertake such service. Our thanks, and our best wishes for the future, to them. | Ron Ogier above: Nishan Varatharajan (12We), Mr Simon Bootle, Andrew West (12Du), David Mugridge (12WJ) PERFECTION IN PIECES > THE TRINITY QUILTERS Another aspect of Trinity’s multifaceted nature is seen in the activities of a group of mothers who meet regularly for a quilting session. To pay a visit to one of their quilting bees in the Council Room is to see what at first impression is a chaotic kaleidoscope of colourful fragments of cloth, but soon it becomes apparent that it is not chaos that reigns but diligent work and patient application as the quilters, under the aegis of Mrs Susie Cujes, design, cut, place, and sew, until from the myriad fragments emerge the most beautiful quilts. From time to time, visiting quilt experts have held workshops enabling the quilters to further enhance their skills, while the group experience of quilting together also adds to their abilities. Towards the end of Term 2, in the exhibition I Quilt, therefore I am, held in the Delmar Gallery, the display of quilts representing so much time, energy and, indeed, love of the activity, was absolutely breathtaking, and was a most fascinating show. Any mothers who would like to join in this activity are invited to contact Mrs Cujes. Ron Ogier MOTHER & SON DINNER cont. After Mr Green’s thanking the Auxiliary for its splendid organisation of the evening, Grace was said, and all enjoyed the excellent buffet dinner. The speaker for the evening was Mrs Catherine Webster who, basing her remarks on three anecdotes of her personal experiences, spoke feelingly on that fantastic, complex, oft-times frustrating yet special world of mother and son. All in all, it was a most happy and enjoyable occasion, and with the cloud cover of pink hearts hovering over the gathering, we may indeed have been reminded of a popular slogan on TV “Trust pink!” And indeed we do. We trust our mothers who give us such wonderful support and love, for they are…Mum! | Ron Ogier top: Mrs Catherine Webster – the Guest Speaker above: Some of the three hundred and five “Mums and Sons” at this popular dinner TRINITY NEWS 25