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Trinity News : April 2008
TRINITY NEWS 17 to k By one of those strange co-incidences in life, I returned from the Ceremony where the Regimental Sergeant Major (RSM) the Cadet Company Sergeant –Majors were presented respectively with their pace stick and swagger sticks to hear on the radio the song “The Sergeant Major’s on Parade” made famous in the 1930s and 40s by the Australian singer Peter Dawson, an extract of which I present herewith. It seemed an appropriate quote to accompany MAJ (AAC) Timothy Barden’s account of the presentation, and we hope our RSM and CSMs indeed carry out their jobs as well! When I’m here on Parade in the square, How the folks passing by turn and stare; For they say “this beats the band!’ How he handles the men is grand!…Ron Ogier Trinity Grammar School Army Cadet Unit has many ?ne traditions, as be?ts a Unit which has been in continuous operation since 1938. In recent years the Unit was honoured to receive from a pacestick for the RSM, in perpetuity, donated by Mr Peter Wood, the former long-serving Marshall in the school. This pacestick has a plate on the inner surface which records the names of the Unit RSMs who have used the pacestick in past years. In November of 2007, the Unit was approached by the Ash?eld RSL, with an offer to supply individual swagger sticks to each of the CSMs of the Unit, each year, as a token of their appreciation to the Unit for the ceremonial support provided by the Unit to Ash?eld RSL each year at ANZAC Day and Remembrance Day. TGSACU was indeed honoured to receive such an offer, which in addition to the swagger sticks, also included the donation of an annual sum of money to be used in the development of the Unit. So on a slightly overcast afternoon on the 7th of March, Mr Peter Wood and seven members of the Ash?eld RSL Committee were present at our opening parade to make these presentations to the RSM and the 4 CSMs of TGSACU. The brass shells at each end of the swagger sticks sparkled, and Mr Peter Wood and Mr John Walsh, President Ash?eld RSL, both spoke enthusiastically to the boys of the bene?ts of being in Cadets, and the appreciation of the RSL for the efforts of the Unit in past years. This brief ceremony marked the start of another wonderful tradition within the Unit, and the following cadets were privileged to be the initial recipients of the swagger sticks to be used by our CSMs on parade each Friday: CSM A Coy WO2 Akshay Raj CSM B Coy WO2 Jonathan Hogan CSM C Coy WO2 William Cook CSM D Coy WO2 Nicholas Boskett Our RSM for 2008, WO1 Hayden Lammiman, was presented with the Unit’s pacestick by Mr Peter Wood. In addition, Ash?eld RSL have offered to supply a pacestick for the Unit RSM to keep, which will be presented to the RSM later in the year. Our warm congratulations to all these boys, and the Unit as a whole for the high standard of drill and dress on the afternoon of the presentations. MAJ (AAC) Timothy Barden | Of?cer Commanding TGSACU “When the Sergeant-Major’s on Parade!” Swagger sticks donated by Ash?eld RSL were presented to WO2s Nicholas Boskett (11La), William Cook (11WH), Askay Raj (11Yo) and Jo nathon Hogan (11S t), seen here with the CO MAJ Timothy Barden and representatives from Ash?el d RSL Mr Peter Wood presents the pacestick to RSM WO1 Hayden Lammiman On the 21st of November the Year 11 IB students traveled to Ravenswood College for a day dedicated to the subject of Theory of Knowledge. There were three schools present at the day (Trinity Grammar, Ravenswood and Queenwood) and it was interesting as well as bene?cial to all present to meet students from different IB school and talk about their experience thus far in the course. The day was action-packed with all the students watching ex- cerpts from programmes and movies such as Baraka and Summer Heights High participating in discussions in smaller table groups on topics such as gender and human rights. Further insights into the subject of TOK were given as well as some crucial advice on CAS, which we found useful. I think I can safely say that all the students enjoyed and greatly bene?ted from this experience and thanks must go to Dr Pride, Ms Mason and Mr Thanopoulos and Mr Julian (from Ravenswood) for making this day possible. George Biankin (11WJ) ju gg le- na uts ! Juggling is a great life skill aimed towards teaching the boys prioritisation skills and patience under pressure. While many people would contend that juggling is all about hand-eye co- ordination, I contend that juggling is more about learning how to be calm through pressure situations and prioritising what needs to be dealt with ?rst. When juggling three balls, one needs to be focused, calm and relaxed to attain the positive outcome. There is only ever one ball in the air at any one time, hence there is no need to get anxious. Juggling is a waiting game where the important focus is to be patient and wait for the balls to come to you. Out of the 13 Murphy boys in Year 8 this year, 10 boys are now able to juggle three balls continuously for more than six throws, and four boys can include a couple of tricks to their repertoire. I believe that these skills shall prove pertinent life skills that they will hold onto well into the future. | Jason Mok (8 Murphy Tutor) top: Aaron Lau, Evan Karagiannis, Marin Zuro, Max Yuan-Lun, Nabil Shaf?, Alex Kon- naris (background), Peter Petrohilos and Jake Thomas above: Marin Zuro and Mr Jason Mok