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Trinity News : December 2012
TRINITY NEWS 7 Sometimes one hears the comment that speech days are a bit anachronistic, and possibly such an argument may be mounted. However, such occasions contribute enormously to a school’s ethos, providing a platform where the school’s ideals and realisation of those ideals may be examined and made stronger. This was certainly true of our 2012 Speech Day, when the Middle School function was held in the morning of Thursday October 4 and the Senior School’s in the afternoon. 2012 was the 100th such occasion in the School's history. Our emphasis on the continued development of the Mind, Body and Spirit of the boys in its charge, as defined by our Founder, Bishop Chambers ,and carried out in a Christian setting, was revealed as being more than ever relevant today. The flowering of the talent in the School of Mind, Body and Spirit over the last 100 years was reflected in the scenes and activities shown, while on the day itself the presentation of prizes was an important feature. At the same time the excellent video and slide presentations gave a wonderful insight into what Trinity is. The marvellous contribution of the School Orchestra and Chapel Choir and the reports presented by the Middle School representatives James Webb (9WH) and James Dickinson (9La), the School Captain and the Head Master gave great form and substance to our forthcoming Centenary Year, and expressed too the essence of the last verse of the School Song; Students past and those now present, Those the future years shall bring: Detur Gloria Soli Deo This our own great anthem sing. | Ron Ogier It is this Christian element of our educational practice that has guided our past, our present and I trust, will continue to guide us in our next 100 years. It provides us with a sense of purpose, proportion and ultimate direction in any worthwhile undertaking we commit ourselves to at Trinity. It is this timeless Christian side of our Trinity triangle that provides us with our ‘true North’; it is this side of our School badge that reminds us that in the final analysis it is God’s standard, His Word incarnate, through which we gain a true and lasting measure of our School’s progress rather than any superficial, fleeting, worldly evaluation of success. | Head Master One of the defining strengths of this year’s Seniors is their obvious pastoral support and care for one another in relation to their personal friendship groups and their genuine high regard, or dare I say love, for the School and the time that they have spent at Trinity, which for some of them has meant some 14 or 13 years of association since Pre-Kindergarten or Kindergarten. | Head Master 100