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Trinity News : April 2008
30 TRINITY NEWS THE SOCIETY OF THE ARTS “DENHAM COURT” SCHOLAR FOR 2008 PREP DEBATING THANK YOU YEAR SIX 2007 BOYS Every year the Year Six boys at the Preparatory School organise a series of fund-raising events so that they can leave a gift for the School, as they move on to the Summer Hill Campus. In 2007 there were cake stalls, five-cent coin trails, ice block days, a movie night and a soccer tournament all planned to raise money towards this gift. During the summer holidays, Shade Cloth was mounted outside the Year Two classrooms at Strath- field to create an outdoor Art and Craft Area. The Year Two boys can often be seen painting happily outside their classrooms safe from the sun’s rays. Thank you Year Six 2007! | Anni Sandwell Debating is a popular co-curricular activity at the Prep, with about 40 boys in Years 5 and 6 attending weekly coaching sessions. This year we have again entered the Independent Schools’ Debating Association (ISDA) com- petition and are competing in the Primary A division. There are 32 schools, including Trinity, divided into four zones. Trinity competes in zone D. The Prep Primary A team consists of Lawrence On, Luke Houssarini, Jamie Hallam, Edmund Wong, Connor Orr and Ishaan Thakur. So far we have won two of our first three debates, de- feating SCEGS (Redlands) and SCEGS (Shore). In the ISDA competition, each team needs to win five or more out of seven debates in their zone to proceed to the semi-finals. We are hoping to do well enough to get into the semis-finals again this year. Lawrence On | Captain of Debating, Prep School At the Preparatory School’s Annual Prize Giving on Tuesday 4th December 2007, Mr Brand announced Jameson Choe as the Society of the Arts “Denham Court” Scholar for 2008. This scholarship is the only music award of its type in the Preparatory School. It was established using money raised at “Denham Court”, the historic home of Dr and Mrs Keith Okey near Campbelltown, at a “Carols by Candlelight” presentation in December 1984. The Trinity Singers performed this in what was the fourth year after their formation. Late afternoon inspections of this beautiful Georgian-Colonial style house were followed by a barbecue dinner of spit-roasted lamb on the lawns. The carols were performed in the huge flag-stoned entrance vestibule of the house with the Singers standing on the suspended stone staircase and accompaniments provided on an 1840 Broadwood square piano. The Scholarship pays one year’s music tuition fees for a boy in Year 6 who learns at school. It is not open to others who learn outside the Preparatory School. Where a student learns more than one instrument, it is his major instrument (as nominated on the entry form) that will be covered for one half hour lesson each week. The initial amount raised of $3000 became insufficient to pay for the award. It continued to be maintained due to the generous contribution made by the Society of the Arts for a number of years. The auditions are held in November each year in the Music Centre of the Preparatory School. The panel usually consists of the Director of Music Performance, the Director of Preparatory School Music, the Master of the Preparatory School and other people, as seen appropriate, from time to time. The winner is announced at the Preparatory School Annual Prize Giving, at which time the present holder of the Scholarship performs an item as his final duty for the year. Selection of the Denham Court Scholar is based on the panel’s assessment of his potential for future development and his ability to be a figurehead for instrumental music at the Preparatory School. It is expected that he will perform several times as a soloist during his year of tenure. Jameson has been a student of Mrs Ludmila Yaroshevich for six years. He is at present studying for AMEB Fifth Grade Violoncello. Jameson’s second instrument is the trumpet. His teacher is Mr Andrew Nisson. Jameson is a member of the Preparatory School Chamber Orchestra, Chamber Ensemble, the Concert Band and The Trinity Singers. His future ambition is to be a member of a symphony orchestra. Jameson recently performed Rondo by Golterman in the Preparatory School Chapel. | Sheryl Southwood Jameson Choe above: Alexander Kolesnikoff (2A), David Yacoub (2A), Raphael Boudib (2A) and Matthew Shaba (2A) painting under the Shade Cloth. below: back row l-r: Ishaan Thakur Connor Orr front row l-r: Luke Houssarini Lawrence On Edmund Wong absent: Jamie Hallam