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Trinity News : April 2008
24 TRINITY NEWS 24 TRINITY NEWS On November 14th we acknowledged Burma’s National Day and the links the Trinity family as with this nation. The Union of Burma is located in south-east Asia bordering the Andaman Sea, between Bangladesh and Thailand. It is a military Junta, ruled by a committee of military of?cials, strongly opposed by the National League for democracy. The Capital of Burma is Rangoon. Burma gained its independence from the British Empire in 1948. The current population of Burma is approximately 47 million. The major religion is Buddhism, other religions include Christianity and Islam. The major language is Burmese, however small minority groups have their own languages. Burma is a resource rich country with major industries including: agricultural processing, mining and natural gas. Current government controls are, however, having a negative effect upon the economy and protests to restore democracy have resulted in violence and death especially the recent civilian uprising led by the Buddhist monks. The ?ag contains a red rectangle with a blue rectangle in the upper hoist-side corner bearing 14 white, ?ve-pointed stars encircling a cogwheel containing a stalk of rice; the 14 stars represent the seven administrative divisions and seven states. The 30th November, 2007 was acknowledged as Romania’s National Day and the links the Trinity family has with this nation. The Republic of Romania is located in south-east Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Ukraine. They are led by a President who is the Chief of State and their Head of Government is the Prime Minister. The Capital of Romania is Bucharest. Romania gained its independence from the Ottoman Empire on the 9th May, 1877. In 1881 it be- came a kingdom and in 1947 it became a republic. The current population of Romania is approximately 22 million. The ma- jor religion is Christianity. The different ethnic groups include Hungarian and Ukrainian. The of?cial language is Romanian, which is very similar to Italian and Spanish. Major industries in Romania include: wheat, textiles, footwear, mining and timber. Recently they joined the European Union boosting their trade links with European nations. Romania is also a strong force in the European Football community. The Romanian ?ag contains three equal vertical bands of blue, yellow and red, which represent the three historical provinces of Romania. BURMA ROMANIA in south-east Europe, bordering the Black Sea, between Bulgaria and Ukraine. They are led by a President who is the Chief of State and their Head of Government is the Prime Minister. The Capital of Romania is Bucharest. Romania gained its independence from the Ottoman Empire on the 9th May, 1877. In 1881 it be Hungarian and Ukrainian. The of?cial language is Romanian, which is very similar to Italian and Spanish. Major industries in Romania include: wheat, textiles, footwear, mining and timber. Recently they joined the European Union boosting their trade links with European nations. Romania is also a strong force in the European TRINITY - “COMMITTED TO BOARDING” The Boarders have begun 2008 strongly with a high level of application to their studies, the Year 12 and Year 11 boys leading the way in this area as they prepare for their examinations at the beginning of Term 2. Boarders feature in Trinity Sport with House Captain Martin Webster, from Qatar, representing the School in 1st V Tennis and CAS. Josiah Purss, from Wauchope, excelled in the CAS Diving, competed in both his age and the open division and helped reclaim the CAS Diving Title. Also, CAS competitor William McNamara from Goulburn, left his fellow competitors gasping for breath. Boarding House Excursions during Term 1 included weekend trips into the city to catch a movie, to visit the IMAX Theatre, do some shopping at Darling Harbour or have a meal in China Town. The boarders also attended an NBL Grand Final to watch the victorious Sydney Kings, and a Super 14 Rugby match where the Waratahs defeated the Brumbies. This year marks the occasion of the ?rst boy to go through the new Boarding House from Year 7 to 12, Martin Webster, now House Captain. He has witnessed the development of the new off-campus Boarding House – Bishop Chambers House – a ?ve-minute walk down Prospect Road. Martin’s brother Paul is presently in Year 7 and is also a Boarder following in Martin’s footsteps. Many Old Boy Boarders would be interested to know that the House Mascot, a bull’s skull called “Abdul” has been found and has been returned to the custody of the House Captain’s room. Abdul has been missing for the past six years since the Boarding House moved site. The story is that he was found in a box in an Old Boy’s garage when he recently moved house, the Old Boy apparently having forgotten where he had stashed him! This year Mr Steve Heanly (The Director of Community Relations) and I will be travelling to Goulburn in August and Narrabri in September to speak with families about Boarding at Trinity. Any family members or friends are welcome to attend these meetings. Should parents or Old Boys wish to know more about Boarding at Trinity I can be contacted via the reception. | Peter Gibson - Boarding Housemaster At the Super 14 Rugby Match “Abdul” resumes his place as the House Mascot! left to right: Derek Mok, Richard Speirs, Matthew Wu, Leon Ma, Josiah Purss, Pierre Moschet and Alex Gu