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JUNIOR SCHOOL
THE WEEKLY BULLETIN OF TRINITY GRAMMAR SCHOOL JUNIOR SCHOOL
MICHAELMAS TERM | BULLETIN VIII
FRIDAY 28TH NOVEMBER 2014
FROM THE MASTER OF THE JUNIOR SCHOOL
“Today in the town of David a Saviour has been born to you; he is the Mersiah, the Lord.”
Luke 2:11
Congratulations to all Year 3 boys on a very successful Football
gala day last Saturday morning. It was an excellent time for the
Preparatory and Junior School boys to enjoy and also display their
football skills to Mum and Dad.
On Tuesday evening, the Junior School held our annual Evening
of Music. Congratulations to the boys for an outstanding evening.
From our Year 2 String programme through to the Choir and an
excellent performance from our Don Holder Scholar – Matthew
Boyce. It was an evening to remember. Thank you to Mr Adams,
Ms Morgan, Mr Del Riccio, Ms Ortega along with the music tutors,
Mr Henry, Mrs Korjenevski, Mr Shaw and Mr Grimm. Music at
Trinity is in a very strong position due to the dedication of our
wonderful Music Staff.
There is certainly an air of excitement in the School today, with the
Fiesta set up in full swing. Rides are arriving, stalls are being set up,
delivery vans full of all manner of sweet treats are being unloaded.
It is sure to be an outstanding day of fun for all of our boys! Parents
are reminded that attendance at the Fiesta is compulsory for all
boys in Years 3-6. Rolls will be available on the Number 3 oval
(where all of the great rides are) and boys are expected to find the
staff member on duty to have their names marked off. Teachers
will be on duty there from 10am-5pm. We have reminded the boys
today that they are expected to wear their full summer uniform,
including black school shoes, and green playground hat.
I am really looking forward to tonight’s Festival of Nine Lessons
and Carols at St. Andrew’s Cathedral, and to listening to our Junior
School Choir join together with the Preparatory School Singers and
the School Choir. It is on this night every year, that I am thankful
for the opportunity to pause, for just a couple of hours, to leave my
lists of all that I still need to do before the year ends, to reflect on
all of the wonderful things that have happened in the Junior School
this year, and to look forward to all that is still to come. It is a truly
stunning Service and it would be lovely if you are able to join us
tonight, or perhaps on Sunday night in the School’s War Memorial
Chapel, at 8pm.
The coming week is a big one in the Junior School! On Monday
morning at 8:30am we have the Summer Sport and Co-curricular
awards assembly in the Chapel. We have the Year 6 Farewell
Luncheon and Valedictory Service on Tuesday, the Infants
Christmas Concerts and Picnic Day for Years 3-6 on Wednesday,
and finally the Junior School Annual Prize Giving and Speech Day
to end our year together, on Thursday, beginning at 10:00am in
the Assembly Hall. A separate letter will be sent home on Monday
outlining the arrangement for Speech Day. Best wishes for a great
weekend!
Simon Kelly | Master of the Junior School
...is on tomorrow! See you there
SATURDAY 29TH NOVEMBER 2014 | 10AM - 5PM
1300 788 477
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WET WEATHER DETAILS | SPECIAL EVENTS | CO-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES | SPORT INFORMATION
DATES FOR THE DIARY
TERM 4
Week 8
Saturday, 29th November
No Sport
Week 9
Monday, 1st December
Cricket concludes
8.30am – Summer Sport and Co-curricular awards assembly (Chapel)
Tuesday, 2nd December
12:30pm Year 6 Farewell Luncheon
2:15pm Year 6 Valedictory Service
Wednesday, 3rd December
9:00am Years 3-6 Picnic Day
9:00am Years Pre-K – 2 Christmas Concert
Thursday, 4th December
10:00am Annual Price Giving
AWARDS FOR THE WEEK
PK
Tomas Sanchez-Whittle
Benjamin Elassal
Thomas Henry
Matthew McAuley
6D
Angus Brockel
Nikola Vasic
Tom Mackie
William Maistry
Jake Paraskevopoulos
Omkar Pednekar
KC
Heath Majanggil
Nivesch Balenthiran
Ethan Milostic
Christopher Savva
Anthony Markos
6M
Riley Buenaventura
Ryan Tischenko
KT
George Deiri
James Alha
Ayden Kozlov
Abraham Abraham
SILVER AWARDS
5A
Hamish Kidd
Dylan Lay
Antonio Lazzaro
Nixon Milner
Jacob Stark
Hugo Trinh
Thomas Yarrow
1N
Jonathan Sedrak x 2
George Stavrakis
Austin Wang
John Markos
Xavier Sader
1W
Henry Pham
Michael Metlege
Raphael Hanna
Ignatius Cesarano
Riley Coneliano
Christian Beke
Marcus Cupac
2R
James Chamoun
Joshua Otto x 2
Gianluca Papa
Christian Sedrak
Jenson Otto
Rohit Dixit
Gianluca Papa
Oscar Hartzenberg
Peter Khoury-Harb
BRONZE AWARDS
4E
John Nakhoul
5J
Will Cooper
6R
Krit Smithikarn
KC
George Elassal
2R
James Chamoun
Aidan Gaitanis
Joshua Otto
Jenson Otto
3S
Ari Guan
Max Knauer
Franco Lee
Ross Oddie
Nicholas Stojkovic
4A
Joshua Alha
Louis Agosti
Evan Alexiou
Nicholas Field
Jeremy Gergis
Joshua Hanna
Zayaan Khan
Mitchell Majanggil
Nelson McEnallay-Mino
Shaan Mehta
James Oeser
Matthew Raymond
Taran Singh
William Thorpe
4E
James Brockie
Liam Clayton
Isaac Cunningham
George Dedousis
Thomas Geronikos
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5J
Karim Atab
Paul Audi
Christian Becvarovski
Daniel Bellero
Sebastian Boffa
Jack Braga
Will Cooper
Dane Feeney
Nicholas Magoulas
Phillip Manuli
Darcy Mooney
Juno Yim
6D
Angus Brockel
Christian Diaz
Jaymes Gourlas
Mohammed Khamis
Lochlan Prentice
6M
Jacob Alha
Jakob Elbanna
Garry Koshnitsky
Thomas Thorpe
Tischenko Ryan
Charlie Watson
GOLD AWARDS
KT
Matthew Nada
KC
Seamus Horrigan
Heath Majanggil
Ethan Milostic
Owyn Nakhle
Piero Tofalakis
James Wang
1N
Ahmad Ammoura
Fouad Deiri
Terry Dong
Finlay Hanning
Jonathan Sedrak
Christopher Spencer
Austin Wang
Andy Zheng
2R
Aidan Gaitanis
Marcus Nicolaou
Gianluca Papa
Christian Sedrak
3A
Ryan Kesby
Tobias Lacey
Marcus Lorenzato
Paul Mattioli
Tom McGrath
William Taplin
3S
Michael Assaf
Joseph Catania
Christian Falato
Hussein Naji
Joshua Nehme
4A
Louis Agosti
Evan Alexiou
Antony Borodin
Isaac Cadden
Aidan Daher
Nicholas Field
Jeremy Gergis
Zachariah Gindy
Joshua Hanna
James Hardiman
Zayaan Khan
Mitchell Majanggil
Nelson McEnallay-Mino
Shaan Mehta
Hassan Mourad
James Oeser
Matthew
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AWARDS FOR THE WEEK | continued...
Raymond
George Robson
Taran Singh
William Thorpe
5A
Hamish Kidd
Dylan Lay
Antonio Lazzaro
Nixon Milner
Jim O’Brien
Jacob Stark
Hugo Trinh
Thomas Yarrow
5J
Christian Becvarovski
Sebastian Boffa
Leo Byfield
Andrew Cavallaro
Richard Collins
Darcy Mooney
Kaedon Nasr
Joshua Tran
Juno Yim
5L
Nicholas Zhao
6D
Jaymes Gourlas
6M
Ethan Brouw
Jonah Clark
Connor Dwyer
Alexander Jones
George Kalimeris
Athan Koutsogiannis
Joshua Louttit
James McCabe
Ethan McGimpsey
Finn Murphy
Yanni Plataniotis
Thomas Thorpe
Evan Williams
6R
Huntter Keyes-Ahern
Jack Li
Rory Martin
Adrian McManus
Christopher Papaioannou
Sam Yang
PLATINUM AWARDS
KT
Asher Paoli
Lachlan Reese
Michael Sotiropoulos
Hamish Turner
KC
Aedan Nallaiah
5A
Dylan Lay
Jim O’Brien
Hugo Trinh
Thomas Yarrow
5J
Ryan Snowsill
1W
Riley Brown
Ignatius Cesarano
Riley Coneliano
Andy Nguyen
Matthew Sefein
5L
Nicholas Zhao
2R
Domenic Furfaro
Christian Kanaan
Peter Khoury-Harb
Taj Mace
Indiana Murphy
Marcus Nicolaou
Joshua Yazbek
6M
Basil Georgas
Steven Kountouris
Athan Koutsogiannis
Luke Selim
Christopher Stelzer
Jason Tung
6R
Hayden Curtis
Xander Gonzaga
Gene Marantos
Angus Mooney
Steve Poulos
Louis White
3A
Samuel Payne
Kyle Tran
4A
Louis Agosti
Isaac Cadden
Aidan Daher
Nicholas Field
Hassan Mourad
James Oeser
George Robson
Trinity Grammar School has a strong tradition of embracing Innovative Technologies. Our teachers harness the potential that
technology has to transform learning and embed opportunities to extend learning through the use of 1:1 devices at all year
levels.
Throughout this term dedicated 1:1 student trolleys of Chromebooks were rolled out to all Year 3 and 4 classrooms. The
devices have provided students an ideal platform through which to perform learning through inquiry, research and to
authentically express themselves through presentations, collages, video editing and website creation.
From Term 1, 2015, we will transition to the next stage of the School’s eLearning Strategy that will see:
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PK-2
iOS iPad: School provided for students in Years PK-2 as a 1:1 at school only device.
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3-4
Chromebook: School provided for students
in Years 3-4 as a 1:1 at school only device.
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5-7
BYOC – Bring Your Own Chromebook:
Students in Years 5-7 will be asked to bring
a Chromebook for use at school and at
home from 2015.
For boys currently in Years 4-6, comprehensive
information including purchasing options,
device specifications, user guides, key contacts
and FAQs are available at http://bit.ly/tgs_byod
Evan Karagiannis | eLearning Integrator
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JUNIOR SCHOOL AUXILIARY
FIESTA – SATURDAY 29TH NOVEMBER
TRINITY SPORTS COCKTAIL RECEPTION 2015
WATCH AND MEET
THE WARATAHS
Kick off 2015 with tickets to the Trinity Sports
Cocktail Reception.
Your volunteered time and donations are very much appreciated
and are a major factor in the success of our annual Fiesta.
Thank you to our wonderful team of helpers who have offered to
co-ordinate stalls on the day. They will be contacting you soon
with requests for help on the day. Alternatively, you can contact
them with your availability. Please see the flyer at the end of the
newsletter for more details. If you have any questions, please
don’t hesitate to contact me.
>> Fiesta Colouring in Competition
Congratulations to our year winners of the colouring in
competition. Each winner receives a Fiesta Ride Band. Well
done boys! Thank you to our judges, Mrs Bandaranayake and
Mrs Bennett from the Junior School Office.
The winners are: Kobe Harb (PK), Lachlan Reese (KT),
Joshua Falato (1W), Angus Madden (2R), Kyle Tran (3A),
Omkar Pednekar (4E) and Ned O’Brien (5L).
With the best seats in the house,you won’t miss a
minute of the Waratahs on-field action.
Venue ANZ Stadium, Homebush
Time6.30pm
Inclusions:
MC and special guests
Match Ticket - Premium Level Seating
(Corporate box)
>> Pre and post-match cocktail reception
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SAVE THE DATE
Saturday 25 April, 2015
Waratahs vs Rebels, Reception starts 6.30pm
Saturday 23 May, 2015
Waratahs vs Crusades, Reception starts 6.30pm
>> Ride Bands – are available now online via the school’s
website. Look under the Trinity Community and click on Trinity
Family Fiesta to order your ride bands. Prices are $20 for 5
years and under, $25 for 6 years of age and older.
>> Cakes Boxes – during the week you would have received
your cake box. So, start channeling your inner Masterchef and
get baking! Please make sure you fill in the list of ingredients in
your cake on the slip provided and attach it to your cake box.
All donations can be dropped off at the Cake stall through out
the day of the Fiesta.
CRESTED WARE
Crested ware in now online via the school’s website. Please
follow the link to purchase some fabulous ‘Trinity’ items. http://
trinitycommunity.com.au/#h_trinitycrestedware
IMPORTANT DATES
Look out for more information in the New Year!
>>Fiesta Saturday 29th November 10am - 5pm
Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions
about the Fiesta or the Auxiliary.
Carolyn Tran | President – Junior School Auxiliary
mobile 0439 469 438
email [email protected]
ABSENTEE INSTRUCTIONS
Listed below, in preference order, are the methods available for
Absentee reporting that would assist the Office:
1.Use the Trinity Grammar School phone APP and follow the prompts
(From the APP home page select Junior School the select
Absentee Form to open the absentee form). Instructions for
installing the APP on your phone can be found by click here.
2.Using the Absentee email address [email protected]
Also, if you wish, you can ‘CC’ the class teacher on this email.
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3.Lastly, you can phone 9581 6144 and leave a message with your
son’s name and class
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FROM THE SPORTSMASTER
YEAR 3 GALA DAY
On Saturday the 22nd November, the Junior and Preparatory
Schools celebrated the final Gala day of the year with Football
games at Bressington Park. It was another great morning as all
the boys were fired up and raring to go. It has been fantastic
to see improvements in skill amongst the boys; they have been
working well under the direction of our Senior School MIC of
Football each Thursday, Mr Arambasic.
Overall, the Gala days have been a great time for all the boys
and parents to come along and play and see the boys in action.
Thank you to all of the staff who have assisted implementing
the programme on Thursday and for their continued support on
Saturdays.
I would also like to thank all parents for their continued support of
these events. Please continue to work with your son to improve
upon the skills learned during the sessions on Thursday. There
is no better way to connect with your son than to play sport and
teach them the values of sportsmanship.
STATE LITTLE ATHLETICS RELAYS
A few of our boys were involved in the State Little Athletics
Relays at Homebush on Saturday. The boys competed in the hot
38 degree heat and did a great job, with Jonathan Titmarsh and
Finn Murphy achieving Bronze U13 in the High Jump and Long
Jump respectively, and Lochlan Prentice placing 5th in the Shot
Put and Discus relay.
Ben Cook | Sportsmaster
FINAL SWIMMING REPORT
As the sun sets on the Term 4 Swimming Team
Invitational Programme, it is wonderful to reflect
back on the outstanding performances by our
boys. In the past month, eight school records
have been broken. Four of these to Zachary
Nguyen, and two each to James McCabe and
Garry Koshnitsky, these records demonstrate
the wonderful effort and dedication that these
students put into training outside the usual school
day.
Our final carnival of the season was held at St
Patrick’s College under the scorching sun. It has
been many years since I have witnessed such
a dominant display by our boys across many
age groups. Our Year 6 team, led by Garry
Koshnitsky, James McCabe, Anton Markovic,
Rory Martin, Pierce Foley, Alex Jones,
Sebastian Buchannan and injured captain Ethan
Brouw were sensational, providing wonderful
support to the staff and leading by example in the
pool.
I must also take this opportunity to thank Mr Kelly,
Mr Hassall and Mr Cook for their support of the
swimming programme in 2014. We are incredibly
lucky to not only have outstanding facilities to
train our students, but to also have the School
committed to supporting our boys in the many
facets of their education.
Christopher Allum | MIC Swimming
RUGBY CLINIC
The ‘Junior Rugby Clinic’ will be running again in 2015. The clinic is open to Preparatory and Junior School boys in
Years 3 to 6 and will be held on Friday afternoons from 3:45pm to 5:00pm on Oval 3 of the Summer Hill campus. It
will commence on Friday 6th February 2015 and run for the remainder of the term.
The clinic will develop handling skills, evasive footwork, spatial awareness and game sense. The training is designed
to be fun and fast with the emphasis on non-contact skills and games. The program will be delivered by Josh Clark, an
ARU Level 2 coach. Josh has worked with the Senior and Junior School Rugby teams for the past 4 seasons, prior to
this he played professional Rugby in the UK and was involved with England schoolboys.
The cost of the Rugby Clinic is only $100 for the term. If you would like your son to join please fill out the registration
form on the School’s Directory. This can be accessed by visiting the home page of either the Junior and Prep school
websites and clicking on the ‘Rugby clinic’ link.
Payment for this activity is required prior to attendance. Please note Preparatory School boys may have to make their
own travel arrangements, as spaces on the bus to the Summer Hill campus are limited. Boys should wear any School
sports clothing and bring mouth guards and boots.
If you require any additional information, please contact Josh Clark on [email protected] or Lachlan
White, Director of Rugby Coaching at Trinity [email protected]
Josh Clark | Coaching Coordinator mobile 0449 101 543
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Timely Reflections…
By Mr Ron Ogier (1966 – 1994) and (1997 – present)
CANDY CANES AND CHRISTMAS
No doubt you have heard of the hard candy named rock, which appears in various
guises, perhaps the most famous in Australia being Castlemaine Rock. However,
there is one version which appears around about Christmas in the form of candy
canes, and these sweets are full of symbolism which connects with Christmas.
First, the hard material of which they are made, candy rock, represents the
idea of Christ being the rock on which we may build our lives. The white candy
represents His purity, the broad red stripe the blood which He shed for us on
the Cross, and the three narrow red stripes (these are found only on genuine
candy canes) represent both the Trinity and the marks of the scourging Christ
received the wounds to his hands and feet, and from the crown of thorns. The
shape of the canes represents the shepherd’s crook, with Christ being the
Good Shepherd, while if the cane is held upside down, it forms the letter J for Jesus.
Going back historically for 350 years or so, the candy cane has been a traditional decoration, nowadays
in many colours and flavours, and for what it is worth, may be considered an aide memoire for us to ponder the greater
significance of the Christmas season.
The Centenary Aquatic Centre Pool Progress
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SOCIETY OF THE ARTS
It was, you may recollect, a rather beastly day last Saturday – so
hot and horrid temperature wise, so when one visited the current
exhibition at Delmar it was not surprising that the exhibition
was rather beastly too! Actually, there were pictures of beasts
all over the place, nigh on one hundred or so! However, to set
the record straight though, the exhibition by over 50 artists was
titled BEASTLY, the works therein were most absorbing and
interesting, dealing as they did with animal themes. There was an
enormous range of media used: glass, resin and steel; statuary
marble; oil on linen; charcoal and paper – even flyscreen mesh
and pins, tape and thread – to mention just a few! The works on
display also range in feeling from frivolously amusing to rather
dark themes, but all repaid close observation. BEASTLY is open
until December 7. The exhibition may well be a source of unique
Christmas gifts for you, too, as the prices of the works are quite
reasonable. Perhaps during the Fiesta you might like to pop in to
Delmar and see this unusually themed exhibition.
Ron Ogier
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Delmar Gallery (entry via Victoria St gate) is open Wednesday to
Sunday, 12-5pm. “Beastly” runs until 7 December.
Curated by Catherine Benz.
Artists include members of the Tjanpi Desert Weavers, a
not-for-profit social enterprise of Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara
Yankunytjatjara (NPY) Women’s Council located in Alice Springs;
photomedia artist Stephanie Valentin whose collaborations
with UNSW bring science into the service of art (click here to
read more); established artists such as Robyn Stacey, Bruce
Armstrong, Michael Kempson, Hayden Fowler and Jumaadi;
and emerging artists such as Tom Doherty, Reiko Azuma and
Penelope Cain.
1. (from left) Heather Brumby, “Wombat” (courtesy Tjanpi Desert Weavers, Alice
Springs); Randall Sinnamon, “Peeking Duck”; Gaspare Moscone, “Roger?” 2. The
exhibition opening 3. Mai Nguyen-Long, “TBDM (True Blue Doggy Morph) #1 – 3”
& “Charred Fare”; 4. Michael Kempson “The Main Game”
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1.
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TRINITY GRAMMAR MULTI-SKILLS CAMP
SCHOOL HOLIDAYS 2014
YEARS K-6
Improve your sports skills and fitness with 3 days of intensive multi-skills
coaching. Learn skills at appropriate learning levels, so that you gain
the knowledge, confidence and experience to ensure success and longterm development.
Mr Ian Moran, PDHPE teacher at Trinity Grammar
School will be conducting the clinic
Participants will have the opportunity to improve
skills in the following areas:
> Basketball
> T-Ball
> Cricket
> Fitness
> Soccer
> Swimming
> Touch Football
> AFL
THE DETAILS
WHERE
Trinity Grammar School
WHEN
Monday, 15th December until Wednesday, 17th December 2014
TIME
9:00am - 3:00pm
BRING
> Drink bottle
> Swimmers
> Goggles
COST
$210 for 3 days
All participants will receive drinks and fruit daily
> Lunch
> Hat
> Towel
Trophies are awarded each day to boys who show commitment, co-operation and determination.
A BBQ lunch will be provided on the Wednesday of the clinic
Please book online via the Trinity Grammar website
http://trinitycommunity.com.au/#h_reunions/events
All payments are non refundable
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TRINITY GRAMMAR SCHOOL
AQUA SPORTS 2014
SCHOOL HOLIDAY CAMP YEARS 1 - 6
18TH – 19TH DECEMBER, 2014 | 9AM to 3PM
Dear Parents/Guardians,
Your son / daughter is invited to attend Aqua Sports Camp, which will be held at Trinity Grammar School, from Thursday
18th to Friday 19th December 2014. The camp will be run and supervised by Mr Bruce Duffy, Director of Water Polo
Coaching. Additional staff employed during the camp will consist of Swim Instructors that have been used in the Learn to
Swim School programme. All Swim Instructors are AUSSWIM accredited and have undertaken CPR courses.
The camp is open for both boys and girls.
The range of activities will include tyre raft races, water polo shooting, dodge ball and as well as other water activities while
in a safe controlled environment.
Please Note: This is not a learn to swim camp and students are expected to be able to swim comfortably without
swimming aids.
Student Expectations
Whilst on this camp, children are required to exhibit exemplary conduct at all times. The front green section of the Record
Book clearly outlines the School’s expectations of the child’s behaviour and it is their responsibility to adhere to these
expectations to ensure the safety and enjoyment of themselves and others. The staff on this camp will have no hesitation
in taking action with children who do not comply with these expectations.
WHERE
WHEN
TIME
COST
Trinity Grammar School Pool, Summer Hill
Thursday 18th to Friday 19th December 2014
9.00am to 3.00pm (check in at 8.45am)
There is a cost for this camp of $90 for two days or $50 for one day only
All participants will receive drinks and fruit daily. A BBQ lunch will be provided on Friday 19th December.
Equipment Checklist
Swimmers
School Sports Uniform
Lunch for Thursday
Towel
Morning Tea /snacks for each day
No allergy related food
Swimming Goggles
Water bottle
Epipen/Medications
If your child has been prescribed an EpiPen or on any other medication, they should bring it with them on the day(s)
attending and give it to his supervisor. It should be clearly labelled with their name.
To register please click here
All payments are non refundable
Enquiries
Mr Bruce Duffy, Director of Water Polo, phone 9581 6409 or email [email protected]
Emergency Contact Details
In case of an emergency only, your child can be contacted on the following numbers during the camp:
Camp Mobile 0428 622 930
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