Western Trinity St. Malachy's School Edenhope, St. Joseph's Coleraine and Sacred Heart Casterton are the three schools which form the Western Trinity. Our three rural Catholic schools are located in Western Victoria.
Teams from each of the schools collaboratively work to plan student learning using the PLC model. (Professional Learning Communities). There is a Junior Team made up of teachers who teach students in F/1/2 in each of the three schools and the Senior Team is made up of teachers from Year 3-6. These teams meet weekly via video conferencing to plan together. Towards the end of a term the Junior and Senior Teams meet face to face for a whole day of planning for the upcoming term.
Teams have set up Cfat's (pre and post tests) for writing and mathematics learning cycles, essential learnings, marking guides and proficiency scales.
More recently the Learning Support Officers and specialist intervention teachers have formed a LIST (Literacy Intervention Support Team) group which will meet once a term to discuss intervention strategies and programs being used across the three schools.
Western Trinity Sport Students from each of the three schools combine to form three Houses - MacKillop, McAuley and Mercy. In first term they compete in a Swimming Carnival in Casterton, in term two Coleraine hosts the Cross Country and St. Malachy's organises the Athletics Sports in term 3. At the end of term 4 the three schools combine for a social day together.