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Trinity Catholic Primary School, Kemps Creek, is situated on the outskirts of Kemps Creek. It opened in 1993, with an enrolment of 116 children from Kindergarten to Year 2. In 2017 we have an enrolment of approximately 320 children from Kindergarten to Year 6. Sharing the site with us are Emmaus Catholic College and the Emmaus Retirement Village.

Trinity is the second Catholic primary school within the Parish of Holy Spirit, St Clair. Our pastor is Fr Michael Belonio, who is assisted by Fr Peter Tangey. The school community moved to the permanent site in 1995, when Stages One and Two of the building program, consisting of our Learning and Resource Centre (LARC) and the two new classrooms, were completed and officially opened. In 2003, the school celebrated its 10th Anniversary. In 2010, the school hall was built under the Federal Government's Building the Education Revolution program and it was officially opened in 2012.

School logo and motto

Trinity Logo

The school logo is based on the famous Russian icon of the ‘Trinity’. The original icon (142 x 114cm) was painted by a monk, Andrei Rublev (c1370-1430), for the monastery of St Sergius at Zaborsk, near Moscow.  This icon is now housed in the Tretyakov Gallery in Moscow.

The Mamre story

The icon is a depiction of Genesis 18:1-10. Abraham welcomes three ‘heavenly beings’ under the oak at Mamre and gives them hospitality, but quickly realises that this is a manifestation of God in the guise of three angels. They reveal the birth of Isaac, and Abraham is able to intercede for Sodom and Gomorrah.

The Holy Trinity

The three figures are seen as having distinct features, yet share a striking similarity – one nature and three persons of the trinity. They form a circle symbolising eternity, which, like the circle, has no beginning and no end, but also completeness. The icon is painted in two dimensions which gives the perspective of the other world, rather than in the three dimensions of this world.
The Central figure CHRIST wears the earthy magenta of humanity
The Left figure THE FATHER is in transparent gold
The Right figure SPIRIT is in the green of spring, renewal, growth, and hope

The three figures in the icon are in readiness to WELCOME a guest with whom to share their life in the HOSPITALITY of the table – the table of the Eucharist. The place reserved for the guest is symbolised by a small niche in the lower centre front. The oak tree symbolises the tree of life and the tent symbolises both the church and Mary as dwelling places of God.

The logo was adapted by Father Brian Rooney, Parish Priest of Holy Spirit Parish, St Clair, in 1992.  Father Brian was instrumental in the establishment of Trinity Catholic Primary School as the second parish primary school.

In preparing the logo, a few changes were made for simplification in the reproduction process. The figures and positions remained faithful to the original, as did the table, the cup, the niche and the oak tree. The tent is represented by the blue peaked outline or edging of the emblem.

The Colours

The colours of each of the three figures are:
The Central figure Saviour (Jesus) clothed in earthy brown, symbol of His humanity
The Left figure Creator (Father) clothed in gold, symbol of magisterial – power and authority
The Right figure Sanctifier (Spirit) clothed in green, symbol of growth

School Motto

Our motto, ‘In Giving We Receive’, from the Prayer of St Francis, reflects hospitality. Giving is the essence of true Christian hospitality.

 
   
  
 

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You can contact Trinity Catholic Primary School, Kemps Creek, by email or phone on 9834 3212 during business hours between 8:30 am and 4:00 pm.
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