May, 2022

2022 Indigenous Guernsey

May 26, 2022

Trinity College Open teams for football, hockey and basketball will wear the new Trinity College Indigenous Guernsey designed by Year 12 student Aaron Walker during National Reconciliation Week this year.

Watch the video to hear Aaron share the story of his design. 🖤💛❤️

SPARK Program Wins National Award

May 16, 2022
2022 Australian Education Awards for Excellence in STEM Program.

Trinity College has once again been recognised nationally with an Excellence Award in the Australian Education Awards 2022 Best STEM Program category for the ‘SPARK’ initiative.

The ‘SPARK’ initiative is a future orientated STEM and digital technology program. It involves seven specialist STEM educators facilitating a session and implementing pedagogical strategies to promote student agency and problem-solving, and to showcase how digital technologies can enrich learning.

One component of ‘SPARK’ is a 5-day immersive experience where Year 7 and Year 8 students engage in interdisciplinary and technological themed learning experiences that develop inquiry skills, computational thinking and creativity.

The SPARK immersive experience includes:

  • Doctor Drones: Using the Engineering Design process, students collaboratively build a drone attachment to successfully fly medical supplies to the remote areas of Nepal. Designs, routes and written programmes were evaluated for efficiency to encourage refinement.
  • Robotic Engineering: Students become robotics engineers needing to solve the technological challenges associated with autonomous cars. The robotic vehicles were coded to move at various angles and use advanced sensors to measure distances and aspects of tilting.
  • Technology in Sport: To understand the role of data in society, students wore GPS trackers to monitor physical performance. Students applied scientific inquiry skills to inform goal-setting and team tactics.
  • Mathematics of 3D printing: By applying mathematical concepts such as measurement and geometry, students were challenged to remodel the generic “spinning top”. 3D models were programmed using TinkerCAD, and once 3D printed, were tested and evaluated.
  • Do Your Bit: Using the Design Thinking Process, students prototyped a device that would promote positive mental health. To establish empathy, students brainstormed the local and global social challenges faced by children, adults and the elderly. Once a target audience was selected, students created sketches and programmed the BBC Micro:Bit to sense environmental stimuli and incorporate user inputs.
Trinity student uses Google Tilt Brush to paint sculptures in a three dimensional space.
Year 10 student Wayne uses Google Tilt Brush to paint sculptures in a three dimensional space.

Night of Jazz

May 13, 2022

On Friday 6 May, the Hewitson Theatre was transformed into a Jazz bar. A fabulous night of music and smooth tunes, the evening was a great success.

The audience was treated to epic solos from our special guest, Jazz musician Dusty Cox. The talent of Trinity jazz students was on show! Congratulations to all the students and thank you to our amazing music team for giving so much to see our students succeed.

Open Day Art Competition Winners

May 13, 2022

Congratulations to Amber Faast (Year 5) on her winning entry in the first Blackham Environmental and Conservation Centre (BECC) Open Day Art Competition.

Amber's creative piece used thick Eucalyptus bark and leaves, Casuarina branchlets and featured two of the endangered species that call Blackham home', the Pink-lipped Spider Orchid and the Black Tailed Kite.

We would also like to extend our thanks to all the competition entrants for the time and effort they put into their art pieces. Our Open Day stand looked amazing, featuring your creative work. Special thanks also to the class teachers for their encouragement and support for this Open Day initiative. We look forward to another competition in 2023!

Experiential Learning

Adelaide private schools Trinity College Open Day 2022