Seeing double in kindy class
29 Jan 2024
Twins Jacob and Noah Pajak and Eleanor and Oliver Nunes will start school at Trinity Catholic Primary Kemps Creek this week. Picture: Jonathan Ng.
Thousands of exhausted mums and dads will this week enjoy the relief of shipping the kids off to start the new school year, with staggered returns to the classroom from Tuesday.
While some of Sydney's private schools welcome students back on Tuesday or Wednesday, public school kids start back on Thursday.
Across the state, 63,000 four and five-year-olds will start kindergarten in government schools alone.
For the parents of the approximately 1500 twins due to start school this year, getting ready for that first big day is double the trouble and costs twice the price, and at Trinity Catholic Primary School in Kemps Creek, two families are doing just that.
St Clair mum Annette Nunes and husband Jordan have spent "easily over $500" getting shoes, uniforms and equipment for five-year-old twins Eleanor and Oliver, who will join brother Harry, 7, at school.
"I actually bought a lot of second-hand uniforms from the school office which has been a massive help," Mrs Nunes said.
The Nunes have become fast friends with fellow Trinity parents Cynthia and Daniel Pajak, who also happen to have twins, Jacob and Noah, and an older child, Imogen, in Year 2.
"I feel like I need a big, giant, gold star when they start school," Mrs Pajak said.
Both mums have joined the Australian Multiple Births Association in calling for all NSW shools - private and public - to allow parents to have input into whether twins are seperated or kept together in kindergarten classes.
26 Feb 2024**ATTENTION - TRINITY’S TINY TRIBE ** We are very sorry to say that there will be no Tiny Tribes this week. We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday 7th March for double the fun with our butterfly and bumblebee theme! 🐝🦋🐝🦋🐝🦋🐝🦋🐝🦋
26 Feb 2024
**ATTENTION - TRINITY’S TINY TRIBE ** We are very sorry to say that there will be no Tiny Tribes this week. We look forward to seeing everyone on Thursday 7th March for double the fun with our butterfly and bumblebee theme! 🐝🦋🐝🦋🐝🦋🐝🦋🐝🦋
24 Feb 2024
Catholic Schools Week: Monday 4th March - 8th March, 2024 What's on * New family enrolment open day is also held during this week. Let your friends and families know that it's time to enrol! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_9N63A9FvXRgCK9eDiSn69IUnD8qJs_Afmf6jFV3h44/viewform?edit_requested=true
24 Feb 2024
“In giving we receive” is our school motto. Our hearts are full when we can give to others no matter how big or small it may be. These amazing student leaders are holding a store called Bits and Pieces to raise awareness and donations. Caritas Australia “Together, we can make a difference now, and For All Future Generations.” Bits and Pieces has raised $343.80 this week to donate to Project Compassion. Congratulations and thank you to all our amazing Trinity families for your support. Bits and Pieces will be selling again next week at recess time.
23 Feb 2024
Welcome to Trinity Catholic Primary. Our school offers an education that is innovative, personalised and relevant to the needs of today’s student, and we welcome students of every faith. We teach children to become responsible, caring and productive young people. Our professional teachers cater for the needs, interests and abilities of every child too. If you are looking for an affordable, quality education for your child, why not visit or call us to arrange a personalised tour today. We are enrolling now!
22 Feb 2024
Sunshine, smiles, sparkles and sweet little friends joined us this week for caterpillar week at Tiny Tribes. See you all next week!! https://www.instagram.com/trinitystinytribe?igsh=MXBmcTM2aDNocTlzdQ==
21 Feb 2024
🐛 Who's crawling into Trinity tomorrow? 🐛 Our playgroup Tiny Tribes will be going ahead regardless of the weather. If it's raining, meet us in the school hall. https://www.instagram.com/trinitystinytribe/ https://l.instagram.com/?u=https%3A%2F%2Fforms.gle%2FTr5W2vwYcMjpTta2A&e=AT0UPb4bItVpOibzuDA7jAlijXQYZ9bGgADYMw8KSn09M_7SEQpYrstWVZs-0Gubkns-AzaFPgI78hoiaBFue6nND8S3Rr0pKb8v7Uc See you then!
16 Feb 2024
🥳🎉🙌HAPPY NEWS HOUR🥳🎉🙌 Mrs Hey celebrated the achievements and success of our students. Skip counting, story writing, sporting personal bests and poster making were just a few of the great stories we heard today.
14 Feb 2024
Ash Wednesday: God of mercy and compassion, As we begin the season of Lent, Help us to focus on you In our thoughts and in our deeds during this time of preparation, so that we may remain open and ready to receive the grace of your blessings in the holy days ahead. We ask this through Christ our Lord. Amen
10 Feb 2024
You might see a young lady arriving at Trinity each morning on a Vespa, that’s Miss Stopford! Miss Stopford is so much fun on the weekends her favourite hobby is roller skating, holidaying at Forster Beach and eating sushi. Did you know that Miss Stopford’s favourite colour is yellow? We cannot wait to get to know lots more about Miss Stopford during the year. Miss Stopford joins Trinity this year and is teaching 3G, be sure to give her a friendly Trinity welcome during your visits to our wonderful school.
09 Feb 2024
Australia’s future leaders are right here! What a fun day for Year 6 – Leadership Day and meeting kindergarten. The beginning of the year presents a fantastic opportunity to have conversations around being the best versions of yourself, as leaders in Year 6 at Trinity. Today Year 6 and Yale spent the day working through a series of activities to look at who they are, being proud of that person, and embracing their qualities. We also looked at the qualities of our role models and the qualities we would like to grow and nurture in ourselves. Creative thinking also came into play when the students had to bring “anything but a backpack” for their personal items. So many clever ideas!
07 Feb 2024
We can think of a thousand reasons to enrol at Trinity but here’s just a snapshot! Enrolment interview time slots are now open: Are you considering Trinity? Make sure to register for one of our upcoming Open Days on Wednesday 6th March and Monday 18th March to see what Trinity is all about. Alternatively, contact Mrs McDonnell in our office for further information and take the next step towards discovering Trinity! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1_9N63A9FvXRgCK9eDiSn69IUnD8qJs_Afmf6jFV3h44/viewform?edit_requested=true
07 Feb 2024
Are you ready for Tiny Tribes to return? https://www.instagram.com/trinitystinytribe/ We certainly are!! Please join us this Thursday for a morning of garden themed fun! Activities include, singing and stories, sensory play, music and much much more! All are welcome. We hope to see you there! https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSd3VWHj8-ufwy4soyTMl5piNArcEJmIPmMUZGop2oylJTVfwA/viewform