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Trinity News : November 2011
TEEP TRINITY ENTERPRISE EDUCATION PROGRAMME | PROVIDING PRACTICAL OPPORTUNITIES Now in its third year, the Trinity Enterprise Education Programme (TEEP) has proved invaluable for many boys, and has brought a number of new boys to our community. TEEP offers an additional pathway to help boys entering Year 11 and 12 develop industry-recognised skills, and to engage in practical and meaningful education whilst studying in their final years of schooling. TEEP provides skills and knowledge for work, enhances employability and assists learning throughout life. It helps our boys to make career decisions, giving them a head start and making their transition into the workplace easier. Through an exciting package of vocational and other courses, the boys in TEEP develop industry-recognised skills, and engage in practical education that prepares them, while still at School, for the workforce or further training. Both Connor Finn (11He) and Rowland Kotobalavu (11We) decided to join the School because of the flexibility of tailoring the TEEP structure to suit their skills and provide an alternative pathway to work and further education. We welcome both Connor and Rowland to the School and congratulate them on their decision to join the TEEP community at Trinity. For detailed explanation of TEEP, please refer to our website and/ or contact Dr Frederick Osman on: (02) 9581 6040 | firstname.lastname@example.org. edu.au Dr Frederick Osman Enterprise Education Director 8 TRINITY NEWS above: Dr Frederick Osman (Enterprise Education Director) with Rowland Kotobalavu (11We) and Connor Finn (11He) We were all thoroughly delighted to learn of our boys’ superb performance in being declared the winners of the 2011 Da Vinci Decathlon. The Da Vinci Decathlon represents a “mini Olympics” of mind/academic engagements in the following disciplines: Art and Poetry, Code Breaking, Creative Producers, Engineering Challenge, English, Maths, Forensic Sleuths, Games of Strategy, General Knowledge and Science. This year was the first year we entered a Year 9 team and they competed against teams from some 50 Selective High Schools and Independent Schools (Sydney Boys’ High School finished 2nd and Sydney Girls’ High School came 3rd). Members of our winning team were: Evan Caddy (9Hi), Thomas Opperman (9Ta), Chris Hollis (9H), Andrew Serb (9Ar), Leo Jiang (9Mu), Yu Zhe Zheng (9Mu) and Marco LeeSolarno (9Sc) and their mentors were Ms Ruth Targett and Ms Michelle Davidson. Da Vinci Decathalon 2011AUSTRALIANGEOGRAPHYCOMPETITION Students from Years 8 - 10 challenged their Geography skills and knowledge in the annual Australian Geography Competition. The competition is designed to promote the study of Geography in Australian schools and encourage a greater appreciation of the world around us. Approximately 86,000 entries were received from schools throughout Australia. Of our Trinity boys,43 students (32%) gained High Distinctions, 25 students (18%) gained Distinctions, and 38 (28%) gained Credits. Leo Jiang (9MU) was placed Equal First in the State with three other students. As a result of a tough Tie-Breaker series of questions, his final place was equal third in the state, which was a very creditable result. Mrs Kim Kerr | Head of Geography top: The students who received High Distinctions in the Australian Geography Competition above: The Head Master presenting Leo Jiang (9Mu) with his prize for coming third in the state