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26th April 2024 (Week 2 Term 2)

Important Dates

2-4th May – The Addams Family Production

3rd May – Year 3 Assembly

6th May – Year 7 ACC Lightening Carnival

7th May – Year 8 ACC Lightening Carnival

7th May – Junior School Mother’s Day Stall

7th-10th May – Year 8 ELP Camp

9th May – Parent Strategic Planning Workshops – 9am AND 6pm

14th May – Careers & Pathways Evening – 5pm – 7pm – Senior School Admin Building

15th May – PP – Year 12 Inter-house Cross Country Carnival – 11am – 3pm

From the Principal

Ms Emily Goforth

At the start of term staff chapel service, Chaplain Steve shared stories that highlight how crucial forgiveness and compassion are in our personal and professional lives. As often happens, Chaplain Steve’s sermon has continued to come in to my thoughts as the term has progressed.

Chaplain Steve told a parable from Matthew 18:21-35 about a master who forgave a servant for a massive debt, only for that servant to later refuse forgiveness to another who owed him a much smaller sum. The master than retracted his forgiveness and demanded his debt from his servant, in retribution for the lack of compassion he had shown. This story serves as a vivid reminder of the importance of extending the same grace and understanding to others that we ourselves would hope to receive.

This parable resonates strongly in our modern world, where we often see quick judgements and surface-level assessments made in person and on social media. We can easily find ourselves posting comments, sharing snapshots, and forwarding messages without considering the broader context or the full story.

Forgiveness is not only an act of grace towards others, but it is also a gift we give ourselves. It allows us to release resentment and move forward with open hearts and minds. It is an essential component of building strong relationships and fostering a healthy, supportive community.

Forgiveness and consequences are not mutually exclusive; they can coexist in a balanced and healthy approach to relationships and situations. When we forgive someone, it doesn’t mean that we ignore or dismiss the consequences of their actions. Rather, forgiveness is an act of grace that releases resentment and anger, allowing us to move forward without carrying a burden of bitterness. At the same time, appropriate consequences can help hold individuals accountable for their actions, guiding them toward growth and change. By combining forgiveness with accountability, we foster an environment of compassion and justice, where people can learn from their mistakes and work towards healing and reconciliation. This balanced approach promotes a healthier community and strengthens our relationships with others.

When we work collaboratively with one another, guided by the principles of forgiveness and compassion, we create an environment that nurtures understanding and respect. This, in turn, helps us to better serve our collective goals and make progress towards our shared objectives. This is the approach we are undertaking at Tranby.

As we continue to move forward this term, let us keep Chaplain Steve’s message close to our hearts. By embracing forgiveness and compassion, and working collaboratively for the betterment of all, we can cultivate a community rooted in respect and mutual growth.


Deputy Principal

Mr Anthony Britza

Meet Our Student Support Team at Tranby College

At Tranby College, we are dedicated to ensuring that every student excels both academically and personally. Our committed Student Support Team is crucial to this mission, assisting both our staff and students. The team works in partnership with external agencies to effectively address a broad spectrum of student needs.

For initial enquiries, we encourage parents and guardians to speak with their child’s classroom teacher, mentor, or subject teacher. Should you need further assistance, the Deputy Head of Junior School or Head of House are available to address more complex concerns. Additionally, we advise consulting your child’s general practitioner if you have developmental concerns.

Our Team Members:

Jaclynn Roche, Co-ordinator of Student Support
As the College Psychologist, Jaclynn leads the support for students across social, emotional, and cognitive domains. She collaborates closely with families and external services to ensure our strategies are comprehensive and tailored to meet individual needs.

Steven Francis, College Chaplain
Steven, an ordained minister of the Uniting Church of Australia and former Moderator, provides spiritual leadership within the College. He actively engages with students during Chapel services and through daily interactions, offering pastoral care and support throughout the school day.

Stephen Morrison, College Counsellor
Available from Monday to Wednesday, Stephen focuses on reducing emotional distress and enhancing functionality among our students. He employs a consultative approach, integrating evidence-based strategies to support mental wellbeing.

Zoe Finch, Wellbeing Officer
Zoe, a registered nurse with expertise in mental health, oversees our Health Centre. She manages both immediate physical injuries and ongoing mental health concerns, ensuring that our protocols support a safe and supportive environment.

Katrina Glenn, Defence Force Mentor and Service Learning Co-ordinator
Katrina supports Defence Force families and fosters a network of support within the College. She also leads service-learning projects, encouraging senior students to engage in community service that develops their civic responsibilities and leadership skills.

Peta-Rey Brown, Individual Needs Teacher
Peta-Rey, the newest member of our team, specialises in supporting students with diverse educational needs. She plays a key role in developing Documented Plans and adapting teaching methods to support inclusive learning.

Kerrie Miller, Student Support Administrator
With over twenty years as an education assistant, Kerrie advocates for inclusive and supportive educational environments. She is dedicated to promoting mental health and empowering students and staff to foster a culture of empathy and understanding.

Our Student Support Team is here to ensure that every student at Tranby College receives the support they need to succeed.


Head of Senior School

Ms michelle ribeiro

Welcome to Term 2 to all our wonderful students, parents, and staff! As we dive headfirst into this term, it’s been an exhilarating whirlwind of activities, events, and moments that have left us inspired and energized. Let’s take a moment to reflect on the vibrant tapestry of experiences that have filled our days since the term commenced.

In the opening weeks of Term 2, our Year 7 students embarked on an unforgettable journey to Dwellingup for their much-anticipated camp. Amidst the tranquil beauty of nature, they forged new friendships, embraced challenges, and nurtured their adventurous spirits. The memories created during this immersive experience will undoubtedly stay with them for years to come.

As a school community, we came together on the solemn occasion of Anzac Day to pay tribute to the brave men and women who have served our nation with unwavering courage and sacrifice. Through poignant speeches from Lieutenant Stanley Finch MWO, a proud Tranby graduate from the Class of 2016 and moments of silence, we honoured their legacy and reflected on the significance of remembrance and gratitude.

From the 2nd – 4th May, our school will be abuzz with excitement as we witness the spectacular performances of “The Addams Family” production. Under the spotlight, our talented students will bring to life the beloved characters with their charisma, creativity, and flair. The dedication and teamwork displayed by the cast and crew is truly commendable, which will make this production a resounding success. Thank you to Ms Hutchinson and her team of dedicated staff and students for making this production happen.

In Week 4, our Year 8 students eagerly anticipate their turn for adventure as they prepare to embark on their camp to Bickley. This immersive experience promises to be a journey of self-discovery, as they step out of their comfort zones, embrace new challenges, and cultivate resilience in the face of adversity.

As we look ahead, the looming prospect of exams serves as a reminder of the importance of diligent preparation and focused determination. Year 11 and 12 students will face their exams in Weeks 6 and 7, while Year 10 students will tackle theirs in Week 7. Let us rally around them with encouragement and support as they strive to achieve their academic goals.


Deputy Head of Senior School

Mrs Sally Case

Term 2 and 3 Winter Uniform

The Uniform Shop is open on Wednesday 10th April from 8am -1pm for you to purchase any winter uniforms you may need. A reminder that Year 10-12 students are required to wear a Tie and Blazer for Terms 2 and 3.

Seizing opportunities

On the 26th March I had the pleasure of attending the graduation of two of our Year 10 students from the KIC iSCIENCE Project. The students had worked with many students from other schools over a three week period to learn more about STEM careers in the local area. They chose to seize the opportunities offered, and new experiences, connections and insights were their reward.

There are a lot of opportunities offered to students at Tranby College. Every opportunity can be seen as a chance for personal growth and as an invitation to learn, develop new skills and expand horizons.

Seizing these opportunities can provide a ripple effect when others are also inspired to try new things. This is always witnessed at House events, when a student steps out of their comfort zone to represent their House. The ripple effect is massive and from that one act, the underdogs can become winners!

Sometimes opportunities may appear from unexpected sources, and these may provide surprising outcomes. There are students currently rehearsing for their first musical production, learning a new language, or trying a new sport. Each student has been prepared to take on a new challenge and I am sure they are finding their journey enjoyable.

Next term, I hope that all students seize the opportunities on offer, even if they may seem challenging at the start, and fully embrace their personal journey.

Have a safe and happy Easter.


Head of Junior School

Mrs Cheryl Taylor

Learning opportunities beyond the classroom

Our Junior School students have returned this term with a sense of enthusiasm and a readiness for learning.

Kindergarten attended their very first day of bush school this week and we are continually seeking opportunities to enrich the learning experiences for our students.

In this newsletter, the Year 6’s reflect on their camp. The camp enabled relationships between the students to build and strengthen. As our Year 6’s commence Term 2, the memories shared will form a significant part of the student’s final year in the Junior School.

Work continues this term on our Junior School production and our One Big Voice performers are busily practising. Both these events will occur in Term 3, and they are just examples of the opportunities provided beyond the classroom.

We are looking forward to the many other experiences that will be provided this term.

As we navigate the bustling landscape of Term 2, let us cherish each moment, celebrate each achievement, and embrace each challenge with determination and optimism. Together, we will continue to inspire, empower, and nurture the bright minds and boundless potential within our school community.

Here’s to a Term 2 filled with growth, learning, and memorable experiences!


Deputy Head of Junior School

Mr Ben Viviers

As we approach the end of a busy Term 1, it is a pleasure to reflect on the wonderful achievements and events that have taken place within our school community. Our students have truly excelled both on and off the court, showcasing their talents, sportsmanship, and unity throughout the past week.

IPSHA Basketball Carnival

The IPSHA Year 6 Basketball Carnival held in Willetton on Thursday 21st March, was a fantastic display of skill and teamwork. Our students put in a remarkable effort with the girls achieving a clean sweep of victories and the boys winning 7 out of 8 games. The students’ dedication and sportsmanship were truly commendable, and they represented our school with pride and resilience.

Harmony Week and Year 2 Assembly

The Junior School dressed up in orange in support of Harmony Week, making for an extremely colourful assembly on Friday 22nd March. This was another beautiful celebration of diversity and unity within our school community. Our Year 2 students led the assembly with grace and talent, putting on mesmerising performances that highlighted the rich cultural tapestry of our school. It was heart-warming to see our students coming together to celebrate their differences and embrace the values of harmony and inclusion.

We also acknowledged the individual Swimming Champions from the Inter-house Carnival which took place on Friday 16th February. On the day of the carnival, we announced the Spirit Bear ‘SPUD’; this was awarded to Bilu House for their relentless vocal support, and Budjar was awarded the Shield for their performance in the pool.

Congratulations once again to both Houses and the individual champions and runners-up, who are listed below:

Year 3 Girls – Champion – Mia McCleod (Marra), Runner Up – Zaliah McGovern (Bil) and Savannah Green (Karla)
Year 3 Boys – Champion – Benjamin Grant (Bilu), Runner Up – Austin Suckling (Budjar)

Year 4 Girls – Champion – Matilda Brumby (Marra), Runner Up – Elodie Gillam (Budjar)

Year 4 Boys – Champion – Heath Roche (Budjar), Runner Up – Oliver Bennett (Bilu)

Year 5 Girls – Champion – Stella Conrad (Budjar), Runner Up – Alliya Chandler (Budjar)

Year 5 Boys – Champion – Flynn Schmid (Karla), Runner Up – Seth Gabriel (Budjar)

Year 6 Girls – Champion – Zoe Wallace (Bilu), Runner Up – Ruby Blitz (Marra) and Georgia Robertson (Budjar)

Year 6 Boys – Champion – Devon Gillam (Budjar), Runner Up – Hunter Suckling (Budjar)

Events like the IPSHA Basketball Carnival, Harmony Week, Inter-house Carnivals, Cohort assemblies and the Year 6 camp in Busselton this week, not only showcase the talents of our students and staff but also reinforce the values of teamwork, respect, and diversity that we hold dear at our school. We are incredibly proud of all our students for their hard work, sportsmanship, and commitment to creating a welcoming and inclusive community.

As we look forward to the well-deserved break ahead, let’s carry the spirit of Easter, unity, and celebration with us, knowing that together, we can achieve great things. Thank you to all students, staff, and parents for your continued support and dedication. Wishing everyone safe travels during this Easter long weekend, a restful and enjoyable break holiday.

We look forward to more successes and memorable moments in the term ahead.

God bless.


2025 Scholarships are now OPEN

To apply please click on the following link Scholarships, where you will find the full details of the Scholarships we are offering on our website:

  • Fulfilling Futures Scholarship Application Form
  • Academic Scholarship Application Form
  • Spirit of Tranby Scholarship Application Form – Internal Applicants only
  • First Nations Scholarship Application Form – open all year round.

Please note that Scholarship Applications are due by 4:00pm on Thursday 23rd May 2024, with the exception of First Nations Scholarships.


TASS - Parent/Guardian Personal Details

Parents/Guardians, If you have any changes to your personal details ie. your phone numbers and email addresses, please remember to update them in the TASS Parent Lounge.

If you are having any log in issues with TASS, please email


Buy your tickets to 'The Addams Family'

The Senior School Production is creeping up quickly!

Coming to The Tranby College Chapel Theatre from Thursday 2nd to Saturday 4th May is the spooktacular musical, ‘The Addams Family’.

Student dancers, singers, and actors from Years 7 to 12 have been rehearsing madly to prepare a wonderful show, with Visual Arts students creating behind the scenes, and the Rock Band getting ready for some pre-show entertainment too.

Make sure you book now so you don’t miss out – Buy tickets – The Addams Family.

Senior School Reporting System

Upcoming Enhancements to Our Senior School Reporting System

We are pleased to announce an upcoming enhancement to our Senior School reporting system. As part of our continuous commitment to improving educational outcomes, we are implementing changes that are designed to further support and enrich both teaching and learning experiences.

These modifications will provide more holistic insights into students’ progress and create a more comprehensive framework for student development. We believe these adjustments will serve as valuable tools in fostering an environment where students can thrive.

Please look forward to further updates in the weeks ahead as we prepare to roll out the new reporting format. Your partnership is vital to us, and we are eager to continue working together to ensure the success of all our students.


Squid Dissection in Year 7

At the end of Term 1 all the Year 7 classes performed a squid dissection. Initially, for many it was a daunting task. The smell and the texture were off-putting. However, once they began, following step by step instructions, they all managed to isolate the various organs and structures in the body of the squid. The isolation and removal of the shell in the body was evidence that the squid is a mollusc. The activity was a very good hands on and confidence building experience for the students.


2024 KIC Youth Art Awards

Congratulations to Hannah Awang, winner of the Visual Arts 3D Category at the annual KIC Youth Art Awards 2024 for her artwork ‘I just want to be me’. With 21 participating schools and over 100 artworks entered for the exhibition, this is a huge achievement and a fantastic reward for her hard work and dedication. Other students who were selected for the exhibition and had equally impressive work on display were former student Ellen Rattray, alongside current students Georgia Jackson, Bevan Hackett, Kobi Turvey and Jamie Morris.

Congratulations to all the students.


Year 10 Childcare Students

On Monday 22nd April, students from the Year 10 Childcare course visited the Junior Library to peer read with the students of Year 6G.

Coinciding with Anzac Day, the students read some Anzac Day picture books together.

The Childcare students were looking at child development milestones as part of their course, and they were able to closely observe some of these markers as they read with the younger students.


Inter-school Equestrian Team

Over the recent school holidays, four of our extremely talented students represented Tranby College in the Equestrian Western Australia (EWA) Inter-school Championships.

Tamsin Cameron, Alexandra Vlasschaert, Tahni Williams, and Sophie Ikenushi travelled to the State Equestrian Centre to compete on their horses in the Combined Training event. The riders competed in dressage and show jumping, demonstrating their skill, precision, and teamwork between horse and rider.

A huge congratulations to all four riders for their efforts and to Miss Spice for supporting the students!


French Film Festival

At the end of Term 1 the Year 9 and 10 language students learning French attended the French Film Festival at the Windsor Cinema in Nedlands.

The movie was called “The Snow Must Go On” and related the story of a teacher who takes his students to a glacier in the Alps to witness the consequence of Global Warming on the mountains. It was inspiring, funny, and entertaining. Original version with English subtitles.


Kindy Bush School

On Tuesday 23rd April, the Kindy students had their first ‘Bush School’ session at the Tuart bushland across the road. In class, we have been practising important skills like listening to our environment, which helps us to learn how to tune into sounds. We have been exploring the book ‘Wombat Stew’ as part of our learning journey. We listened to the sounds of the animals who live in the bushland and walked the invisible fence to know our physical boundaries to keep safe. The children then listened to parts of the book and explored the bush to try and find the wombat stew ingredients. Among the discoveries were termite nests, yellow sand, and feathers of different colours. We wondered what makes mud, and marvelled at the Tuart flower caps that littered the forest floor. These experiences are not only educational but also encourage curiosity and exploration. We are excited to share more of our adventures with you soon!


Anzac Day in Pre-primary

The Pre-primary students had the pleasure of listening to Gramps share some facts and stories about Anzac Day. Gramps spoke about his Grandfather’s medals, his Father’s medals, as well as his own medals from 20 years of service in the Navy. It was great listening to Gramps and the stories he shared with us.

In our classes the Pre-primary students have discussed the ways we can commemorate Anzac Day, the significance of the Poppy and the history of the Anzac biscuit.


Year 6 Camp

We arrived at school at 7:30am and departed for Busselton around 8:00am, arriving at the Busselton Jetty for lunch.

While one group played on the Shipwreck Playground, the other group began the long jetty walk to the Underwater Observation to admire the plants and animals beneath the surface of the Indian Ocean. Later we swapped over.

At the campsite we were excited to know who would be in our dorms. Cheers went up all round!!

The days rushed past playing laser tag, team games on the beach and kayaking on the ocean. To our surprise we were greeted by sting rays and dolphins. We rafted up and played games trying to run over our upside-down kayaks and doing belly flops off the last one.

A highlight was the fashion parade. We were given a newspaper and some tape. We chose a model and dressed them in the latest, most creative fashion. Our creativity was clearly on display – NOT!

After cracking the code, we challenged ourselves, climbing ladders and attaching ourselves to trees, ropes and ladders, busting every muscle. We explored, or should we say, clung onto the forest metres above the ground, this was challenging but exhilarating.
Movie night and popcorn was a great way to finish off a super busy day.

Our final journey was back to the Busselton beach where we participated in a Sculptures by the Sea competition. While Mrs Barber was transformed into a mermaid, dolphins, life size kayaks and the Busselton city appeared on the beach.

Thank you to Mrs Freap for making sure we never went hungry. The teachers especially would like to thank Mrs Freap’s mum for making sure they had lots of yummy, sweet slices. By Jack, Bailey, Alanza, Abigael and Chloe.

Quotes from 6P

“Year 6 camp was awesome. We did so many fun team building activities. The dorms were my personal favourite, I loved being able to play laser tag. Going kayaking on the beach was also great. Thank you to Mrs Barber and all the Year 6 teachers for planning the camp. It was my favourite Tranby camp so far.” Ansuri Badenhorst

“I’m happy to inform you that camp was the best out of all the years. My favourite part of camp was the laser tag and the beach activities. That’s when I showed the best of my brain, and the main part was making more friends.” Axel Olivier

“Camp was the best out of all of them, even though I’ve only been to one. My favourite part was playing laser tag, kayaking, fashion shows, and beach activities. I had a blast. I made new friends and had a great experience.” Marshall Musiwa

“My favourite part of camp was the fashion show because Riff was my model and we dressed him as ice spice. We didn’t win unfortunately. Camp was so much fun. It was amazing and I loved laser tag.” Amaiya Akerman


Entertainment Book

Starting 1st May, purchasing a Single City Entertainment Membership will gift you a $20 eGift Card, while a Multi City Membership purchase will come with a $40 eGift Card. It’s not just a gift for Mum to enjoy all year-round, it’s also a little something extra for her to indulge in a special treat. The Entertainment Membership makes a great Mother’s Day gift.

Lifeline WA Counselling Services

Lifeline provides a free counselling service for families going through separation and those who are bereaved by a family member. They provide counselling for primary school-age children, adolescents and adults and offer up to 12 sessions from their office located in Subiaco (zoom and phone sessions are also available for adults only).

Murdoch University After School Programs

The Murdoch University After School Program in Mathematics and Physical Sciences provides classes in Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics. For 2023 Term 1 we also have a Study Skills class running.

Each subject runs for 2 hours each week from 4:30pm to 6:30pm starting the second week of school term. Students are welcome to attend 1 to 3 times a week depending on their interests.

Please see the attached flyer for: