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Trinity News : September 2013
TRINITY NEWS 21 CANBERRA EXCURSION 6 From the 13th to 15th of May, Year 6 travelled to our nation's capital, Canberra. We were all excited to learn about Australia's government and how it relates to our past UOI - Leadership. Our trip was flled with exciting experiences such as visiting the New Parliament House, the Museum of Democracy (Old Parliament House), the Australian Institute of Sport, Mount Ainslie, the Australian War Memorial, the Australian Electoral Committee, the National Canberra Exhibition, Questacon, the Australian Embassies, the Lodge and the Royal Australian Mint. One memorable moment of the excursion was when I was fortunate enough to take part in a special wreath laying ceremony. This took part at the War Memorial and included Isaiah Tambyrajah, Arun Satchi, Gregory Kostoglou, and I. At the front of the ceremony, Isaiah and I had the chance to lay the wreath of red poppies on the tomb of the Unknown Soldier. I was on the left of a representative from the War Memorial and Isaiah was on the right of Mr Graham Gordon, a war veteran. Arun Satchi had the position of reciting the Ode after the laying of the wreath. After the ceremony boys had an opportunity to speak to Mr Graham. At the end of Mr Graham's speech Gregory Kostoglou thanked him on the behalf of Year 6. The Canberra excursion was an engaging, educational and intriguing experience. We were lucky to have the opportunity to go to Canberra and learn all about our nation's capital. | Nick Bouletos (6L) above: Year 6 outside the War Memorial below left: Nick Bouletos and John Ewida at Old Parliament House below right: Mr Graham Gordon -- A war veteran speaking to the boys The Preparatory School recently added a new four-legged member to their staff, Darby, the Therapy Dog. Darby is a one and a half year old, Australian Labradoodle owned and handled by Alicia Steen, the School Counsellor. Darby visits the Preparatory School about once a week and provides smiles and joy to all those who encounter her throughout the day. She has easily become a much talked about and eagerly anticipated visitor for many of the boys. Darby is used in everything from lessons to teaching social skills and responsibility to comforting students in a time of grief or personal crisis. One of the most popular ways in which Darby is used is in listening to our younger students read. With her patient demeanour and non-judgemental attitude she supports the boys in practicing their reading aloud under the direction of another staff member. | Alicia Steen DARBY THE THERAPY DOG Mrs Alicia Steen and Darby in 1A Nathan Pham (2C) and Darby