Our Story

Trinity Catholic Primary is a Kindergarten – Year 6 school that serves the Kemps Creek (formerly Erskine Park) community and currently has around 250 students enrolled


Our school is characterised by quality learning and teaching, education in faith and values education. There is a strong sense of community at the school which is focused on building positive relationships. At Trinity Catholic Primary School we aim to be a learning community where individuals share, help, encourage and support each other's efforts to achieve success. Trinity’s spirituality is based around both the school’s logo, which symbolises the story of Abraham and Sarah at Mamre, and the school motto which is ‘In Giving We Receive’. Therefore, there is a strong commitment to creating a school community where all members experience a sense of welcome and belonging based on genuine Christian hospitality.



Our Mission and Vision

At Trinity our mission is to:

  • provide learning-centred teaching which is responsive to individual needs
  • provide creative and innovative structures to support effective learning
  • value quality relationships which reflect the gospel values of respect, dignity, justice and equity
  • bring our Catholic beliefs to life by caring for each other and our environment
  • have high expectations of every child and believe that every child can succeed.

We aim to provide authentic teaching and learning experiences which match the needs of the child and which acknowledge the God given uniqueness of each person. We aim to create an environment that provides a balance between support and challenge for each learner.

In the words of our school song, The Trinity Song, at Trinity we are a ‘community of learners known by name; each one is different and yet the same’. At Trinity, each member of the community is considered to be a learner and we aim to foster a commitment to lifelong learning in the context of a lived experience of our faith. In particular, we aim to make the Gospel values of respect, the dignity of each individual, justice and equity explicit and demonstrated in the relationships between the members of our community.

Our History

Trinity Catholic Primary, Kemps Creek, opened in 1993, with an enrolment of 116 children from Kindergarten to Year Two.

By 2020, the enrolment has more than doubled and includes students from Kindergarten to Year Six. Sharing the one hundred acre site with us is our feeder high school, 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 OSA. The school community moved to the permanent site in 1995, when Stages One and Two of the permanent buildings were built. In 1998, the third and final stage of the building program, consisting of our Learning and Resource Centre (LARC) and two new classrooms, were completed and officially opened. In 2001 seven new demountable classrooms and a demountable toilet block were installed to accommodate the increasing enrolment at Trinity Catholic Primary.

In 2018, Trinity celebrated its 25th anniversary with a number of special events including a mass celebrated by Bishop Vincent Long and the establishment of a commemorative garden.

We face the future filled with hope and a commitment to providing students with the best facilities and learning opportunities as we continue to deliver a quality Catholic education.

Trinity School Crest

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

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The Mamre Story

The Icon is a depiction from 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 Three Figures are seen as having distinct features, yet share a striking similarity - one nature and three persons of the Trinity. The three figures form a circle symbolising eternity, which, like the circle, has no beginning and no end, and 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 Persons 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, former 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 of each of the Three Persons 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.

The Motto: 'In Giving We Receive' from the Prayer of St Francis, reflects hospitality. Giving is the essence of true Christian hospitality.



We are proud to serve our community by delivering high quality education

Contact us today to find out how to enrol and how we can help your child!