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Trinity News : April 2011
12 TRINITY NEWS The days when schools were monolithic pyramid-like organisations are long past, and certainly at Trinity things are so arranged that boys are given many opportunities to follow the servant leadership ethos which we embrace. This is evidenced in the position of Middle School Monitors, who assist greatly in the organisation and operations of the Middle School enabling the boys in this area of the School to feel part of the School Community. On Friday March 4 the Middle School Monitors for 2011 were installed at an Induction Service in the Assembly Hall. Master of the Middle School Mr Bradley Barr spoke on the concept of servant-leadership, and the boys were presented with their badges by Acting Head Master Peter Green and after signing the Monitors’ pledge, were presented to the Assembly. It was a simple, yet significant service, and we offer the new Monitors our prayers that they may carry out their duties well, and give valuable leadership to the members of the Middle School. | Ron Ogier left: The Middle School Monitors for 2011 with Mr Bradley Barr and Mr Peter Green On Tuesday February 8 two speakers from Youth Safe, Wayne and Hamish, spoke to the Senior boys regarding driving skills. Both men spoke from experience, having suffered in accidents, this factor giving much authority to their remarks. After a series of activities designed to illustrate the dangers and difficulties of dealing with all sorts of distractions when driving, the boys took part in a question and answer type discussion, and there is no doubt that many valuable points were made to help them in their driving ability. Our thanks are due to our speakers, and we trust that the lads will take a serious approach to their future driving. | Ron Ogier left: Raymond Zeng (11Ar), Evan Karagiannis (11Mu) Jarred Lammiman (11WJ) with Youthsafe speakers Wayne and Hamish For years too numerous to count, your reporter has noticed that at the Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols a cricket has chirruped on the lawns outside the Chapel, and he has come to think of the cricket’s presence as a good omen for a wonderful service. If so, the cricket did not cast his omen falsely, for again it was indeed a beautiful service which presented both traditional and modern carols, while the congregational carols also were appreciated and joyfully sung. The Chaplain in his homily used the idea of time travel to show how the events sung of today are not all that far removed from their actual happenings when Jesus was born. It helped to make the whole service more relevant as we sang of Christ the King, and drew our attention to His claims upon us as His followers. The softly candle-lit ambience in the Chapel made a truly beautiful setting for the music and the readings. Our thanks are due to all who worked so hard in rehearsal and organisation to mark what is for many, a devotional beginning of the Christmas Season. Detur Gloria Soli Deo. | Ron Ogier On Monday March 14th we had the honour and pleasure of hosting the Director General of the IBO, Mr Jeff Beard and his wife, Cecily for an important meeting of NSW/ACT IBO Schools. It was a pleasure to meet with the Director General and his wife during the course of his time with us and to be brought up to date with the continuing impressive expansion and development of the International Baccalaureate Organisation throughout the world which now involves well over 3,000 Schools. The significance of the gathering was further emphasised by the guests who responded to the invitation to be present for the meeting and subsequent dinner which I hosted in the Dining Hall. The breadth of representation and interest in the IBO by the broader educational community can be seen from those who also attended the gathering, which included: Mr Tom Alegounarias, President, Board of Studies | Mr Shane Griffin, Director, Student Recruitment and Scholarships UNSW | Ms Janina Jancu, Manager, Scholarships, UNSW | Mr Andrew Stanton, Managing Director, UAC | Ms Andrea Goodwin, Director, Client Services and Deputy Managing Director, UAC | Professor Stuart Campbell, Pro-Vice Chancellor (Teaching and Learning), UWS | Ms Jacqui Wise, UTS Marketing | Mr Steve Hoath, Executive Officer TISC (Tertiary Institutions Service Centre, WA) | Mr Rob Randall, Deputy CEO and GM Curriculum, ACARA | Milton Cujes Head Master MIDDLESCHOOLMONITORS2011DON’TLETDISTRACTIONSDRIVEYOUTHECHOIR’SCHRISTMASCAROLLINGDIRECTORGENERALOFIBOVISIT