November, 2023

Old Scholars Lighthouse Award

November 20, 2023

As the College celebrates 40 years of operations in 2024, the Old Scholar Lighthouse Award has been established to acknowledge and celebrate the diverse talents and achievements (both professional and personal) of our past students.

Since its humble beginnings, Trinity College has valued the contributions of all students, current and past and we continually seek to create opportunities for future generations.

The Lighthouse Award will recognise significant contributions made by old scholars in their local or global community within their field of work including entrepreneurial, business or academic achievement, in community service or for their ability to provide inspiration to current and future students.

Successful selection will be based upon combinations of the following criteria:

  1. The nominee is a graduate of, or received a portion of their education at Trinity College.
  2. They have a distinguished career and made a significant contribution to their chosen field. Evidence may include positions held; career achievements; additional qualifications; national and international awards; prizes and/or scholarships; they are recognised by peers as leaders in their particular field or community and have a sustained record of achievement over a substantial number of years.
  3. A demonstrated commitment to social justice and Christian ethics is evident alongside the success in their chosen field.
  4. Their contribution to the local, state, national or international community and/or the Trinity College community. These efforts may be recognised by prominence, accolades, awards or honours.
  5. The College will contact the Nominee to gain their consent.
  6. Self-nominations are permitted.

Shortlisted nominees will receive a complimentary ticket to the Annual Presentation Dinner, where winners will be announced and the successful recipient(s) will be presented with an engraved Trinity College Old Scholars Lighthouse Award.

For further details telephone 85238 2725 or download an application here. Applications close Wednesday 1 May 2024.

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UniSA Accelerate Program - Class of 2023

November 13, 2023

Congratulations to Year 12 students Aaron Macmillan, Christopher Dexter, Katia Schulz, Phoebe Paxton and Joshua Williams who successfully completed the UniSA Accelerate Program online and are now guaranteed a place in a UniSA Business Degree.

To celebrate the 2023 cohort’s success and congratulate them on their outstanding achievement, an event was held in October at the City West Campus. Students were congratulated and awarded their Completion Certificate by Professor Lin Crase, Acting Executive Dean: UniSA Business and Associate Professor John Medlin, Academic Director: UniSA Online.

Students also heard from current UniSA Business students about their transition from school to UniSA and networked with UniSA Accelerate professional and teaching staff.

Applications for the 2024 intake are open now. Students can head to the website to start the online application process by completing the application form and completing their support and consent form, or for further information follow this link to the UniSA Accelerate Webinar recording.

Foundation Spring Luncheon a Blooming Success

November 08, 2023

The Trinity College Foundation hosted a Spring Luncheon in the Pavilion on Tuesday 7 November.

The fundraising event attracted a cross section of guests from the Trinity community who all embraced the spring theme while enjoying the action of Melbourne Cup festivities. Catering and service was provided by Year 10 North Catering students who all excelled at being chefs, kitchen crew and waiting staff.

Students prepared an appetising three courses that included roving canapés of barbeque prawn and mango cups, chargrilled nectarine and prosciutto bruschetta, smoked salmon blini, bacon, haloumi and pesto bites and vegetarian mini quiches. Main course was a delicious Moroccan honey glazed chicken with couscous and roast vegetables followed by a trio of desserts and tea and coffee.

A highlight of the luncheon was a fashion parade of stunning formal and casual attire supplied by Brides and Bloom and Peter Shearer Menswear and Suit Hire that was modelled by Year 11 students.

In addition to sweeps, guests could also purchase raffle tickets to win a selection of donated prizes including a $500 clothing voucher from Peter Shearer Menswear and Suit Hire, a bottle of Pol Roger Champagne Vintage 2015 as well as a stylish women’s handbag.

The Trinity College Foundation Board extends their congratulations to all students on their outstanding efforts on the day as well as their sincere thanks to all guests who attended. The event raised over $1,800 and all proceeds will support the Foundation to provide opportunities for Trinity College students to reach their full potential.

Medal Bonanza for Trinity College Athletes

November 06, 2023

Trinity College athletes ran, jumped and threw with skill and endeavour to win 29 medals at the 2023 State All-Schools Championships held recently at the Athletics Arena in Adelaide. Strong performances across numerous events were further evidence that Trinity continues to be one of the powerhouse schools in track and field athletics.

Leading the way for Trinity was Year 9 student Mason Lowe (U/16) with gold in the 400m (52.52) and the triple jump (13.31m). Mason also won a silver in the long jump (6.23m) and bronze in the high jump (1.71m) and the javelin (35.03m).

Year 11 students Mia Devlin (U/18) and Emma Henkel (U/17) both won two gold medals with impressive performances, Mia in the horizontal jumps (triple jump 11.29m, long jump 5.59m) and Emma on the track (800m 2.16.45, 1500m 4.45.73). Both Mia (200m 26.08) and Emma (400m 57.67) also won silver medals and should do well at the nationals.

Other Trinity athletes to win gold medals were Year 10 student Liam Griffiths (U/17) in the long jump (6.57m), Year 7 student Ashleigh Heggie (U/14) in the high jump (1.57m) and Year 9 student Ella Rogers (U/16) in the hammer throw (21.33m). Ashleigh further demonstrated her all-round skills with silver medals in the 400m (63.64) and the shot put (9.59m) and bronze in the javelin (18.37m) for a total of four medals. Ella also won bronze medals in the discus (23.94m) and javelin (27.83m).

Distance runner Year 11 student James Skelton (U/18) showed good form to win silver in the 3000m (9.37.89) and bronze in the 1500m (4.25.53).

Year 10 student Ayden Colbourne (U/17) has moved up from the 200m hurdles to the 400m hurdles, a tough event. He did well to win silver in a national qualifying time of 59.23. Year 11 student Nicholas Vuksan (U/18) also ran the 400m hurdles to win silver (65.76) and won another silver in the discus (25.60m).

Year 10 student Stephan Pretorius (U/17) won silver in the javelin (38.55m). Year 9 student Isabelle Fischer (U/16) jumped 1.36m to win silver. Year 11 student Sophie Houston (U/17) won bronze in the high jump (1.26m) as did Year 8 student Lilly Kroschel (U/15) in the 90m hurdles (16.23) and Year 7 student Kyle Razemba (U/14) in the 800m (2.18.29).

Athletes who have qualified for the National All-Schools Championships, to be held in Perth in December, are Mia Devlin, Ayden Colbourne, Ashleigh Heggie, Emma Henkel, Mason Lowe, Ella Rogers, James Skelton and Liam Griffiths.

Nicholas Vuksan, Stephan Pretorius and Isabelle Fischer are also possibilities for the nationals depending on Interclub competition results over the next few weeks.

Other athletes to represent Trinity at the Championships were Blair Boothey (Year 7), Jack Cox (Year 6), Nicholas Evdokiou (Year 10), Owen Richardson (Year 10), Isabella Tabeni (Year 6), Ewan Mayston (Year 10) and Lily Watts (Year 9).

Congratulations and well done to all!