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Category: Foundation Studies
There's always something happening at Trinity College.
On Friday 17 February 2017, over 450 new Trinity College Foundation Studies students came to a Brazilian Carnival themed welcome party.
The year 2004 was by almost all accounts a simpler time. Facebook had just been founded, Google released Gmail in April, and Mean Girls dominated the box office as well as inspired a whole generation of teenagers. Hipsters the world over were yet to discover their common woodcutter heritage, (the short lived) Pokemon Go! was more than a decade away, and saying "tutting" or "dabbing" to someone might lead them to think you were a painter.
Fong Wai Hong (FS February Main 2002), was a finalist for the Malaysian Australian Alumni Award 2016 in the Young Entrepreneur category. While back in Melbourne, we caught up with Wai Hong to discuss his latest entrepreneurial venture Store Hub and what he has been up to since leaving Trinity.
In July 2004, Trinity College acquired a new building, an old doctor’s surgery at 29 Royal Parade directly across the road from the main campus and opportunely situated right next to Naughtons Parkville Hotel. The building quickly became home to English for Academic Purposes (EAP) and was the beginning of a special journey between staff and students lasting more than a decade.
Mathematics teacher, Andrew Oppenheim, first started teaching TCFS students part-time in 2002. He clearly enjoyed the experience very much though as he has essentially worked full-time since the October Fast Track was introduced in 2005. He shares some snippets from his time at Trinity below.
It is often said that the key to a meaningful life is to develop a sense of purpose. For Diana Taty Azman (February Main 2008), currently working with the Malaysian government, her purpose is simple, to make a positive difference by directly impacting the lives of others.
On Saturday 29 October, over two hundred Pathways School students celebrated Halloween at Edith Head Hall. For many of our students, this was their first experience celebrating Halloween. In fact, the student organisers of our party had never celebrated Halloween.
From 17-21 September 64 Pathways School students and 8 staff embarked on a journey to Central Australia to explore the amazing culture and geography of this region.
12 September to the 18 September was Wellbeing Week at Trinity College where the theme this semester was celebrating diversity.
Trinity has set up a strong foundation for me to pursue my university degree. In July 2004, I joined the Fast Track program. I was 16 at the time and the support from the mentors and the lecturers were amazing - helping me to prepare for my university journey.
On Tuesday 19 July, educators from the Australian Centre for the Moving Image (ACMI) brought their Martin Scorsese exhibition to Trinity College Foundation School (TCFS) Media & Communications students.
My Trinity story started with a dream of two special people in a small city in Indonesia, my mum and dad. They started lives in two humble families struggling to make ends meet. Dad eventually lifted up the family’s living standard through his hard work and dedication to his career. Meanwhile, mum and dad had a far-fetched dream for their sons to be educated overseas.