Policies & Resources
N.B. some links included within the polices listed above reference internal guidelines applicable for staff use only and will not open to a new webpage or pdf. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org to discuss further needs.
For further information about College policies, please contact the Central Administration Office on 8522 0666 or send an email to email@example.com.
Family Information Handbook
Each year the College produces the Family Information Handbook that has helpful information about College systems, venues, timeframes and more. Download the 2020 edition here.
2020 Non-Government School Census collection notice
The Australian Government provides funding to Australian schools under the Australian Education Act 2013 (AE Act). The AE Act and the associated Australian Education Regulation 2013 (the AE Regulation) require that a school authority provides the Australian Government with certain information about the school, its staff and student body to ensure the school’s funding is properly calculated and appropriately managed. This information is collected by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment (the department) on behalf of the Australian Government. Find out more here.
Application for Exemption From School Enrolment
The Education Act 1972 requires that children of compulsory school age be enrolled at school. A condition of that enrolment is that students are required to fully participate in the education program arranged and approved by the enrolling school. Participation includes engagement and attendance as required by the program. Principals have delegated authority (from the Minister) to approve applications for temporary exemption from education program attendance for periods up to one calendar month. Applications for absence from enrolment must be made to the school principal in writing. To apply for an extended absence from school download an Application for Exemption From School Enrolment form and submit to your school's principal.
Helpful websites and services
The College recommends the following websites and services for advice that may assist members of our community.
SchoolTV is a world first, wellbeing platform featuring Dr Michael Carr-Gregg. It addresses the modern day realities faced by schools and parents who increasingly need clear, relevant and fact-based information around raising safe, happy and resilient young people. Visit the website here.
Reconciliation Action Plan
Trinity College is a multi-school co-educational college of excellence, open to all in a disciplined, caring Christian environment that is situated on the lands of the Kaurna people. Our vision for reconciliation starts from our belief that we acknowledge the equality of all people, regardless of their cultural background.
Beyondblue is working to reduce the impact of anxiety, depression and suicide in the community by raising awareness and understanding, empowering people to seek help and supporting recovery, management and resilience. Visit the website here.
Kids Helpline is Australia's only free, private and confidential, telephone and online counselling service specifically for young people aged between 5 and 25.
Telephone 1800 55 1800 or visit the website here.
The National Youth Mental Health Foundation, provides mental and health and wellbeing support, information and services to young people.
Visit the website here.
Schools will issue a UV Alert when the UV Index forecast is 3 or above. This alert identifies the period when you need to be SunSmart. For information about how to protect your skin from sun damage, visit the SunSmart website here.
school saver plus
Join Saver Plus and have your saving matched dollar for dollar up to $500.00 for education costs. Eligible participants must hold a Health Care Card or Pensioner Concession Card, be over 18 years of age, have some regular income and have a child at school or be are studying themselves. For further information, or telephone Anglicare SA on 1300 610 355.
school dental service
All babies, children and young people under 18 years are welcome to attend the School Dental Service. Dental care is FREE for most children. SA Dental Service participates in the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. A small fee may apply for children who are not eligible for the Child Dental Benefits Schedule. For further information, visit the website.
Are you bush fire ready?
Trinity College is a member of the Association of Independent Schools of South Australia (AISSA). AISSA has produced a handy Bushfires and Your Child’s School: A Guide for Families brochure about preparing for bushfires and managing risk.
helping children who have been affected by bushfires
Many children have been affected directly by recent bushfires, either having lost their homes and properties, or through being evacuated. Other children have experienced the fires indirectly, through hearing about them, or knowing someone who has been affected. These can be distressing experiences for children. For information and guidance, download this guide for parents and families.
country fire service (CFS)
The South Australian Country Fire Service (CFS) is a community based fire and emergency service dedicated to protecting life, property and environmental damage. Download the current guide to bushfire safety here.