Education Matters

Head Master: What makes a good apology?

Posted by Tim Bowden on Nov 16, 2019, 6:00:00 AM

By Tim Bowden, Head Master

I have been thinking a lot recently about apologies, and what makes a good apology.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Raising boys, Adolescence, Christianity, Boys learning

Student story: Students are encouraged to take a world view

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 13, 2019, 6:00:00 AM

By Christian Ciarroni, Year 6

Year 6 Trinity Grammar Junior School students are encouraged to take a world view in exploring some of society’s biggest issues. Boys explored a wide variety of topics from environmental and cultural, to technology and health; researching, interviewing, surveying and being mentored to prepare exhibitions about their chosen subject.

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Topics: Junior School, International Baccalaureate, Students

Why community consultation is important

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 8, 2019, 6:00:00 AM

Schools need community feedback in order to ensure future success. Education at Trinity Gramma School is about more than academic achievement – our vision is to help boys grow in mind, body and spirit. This vision relies on collaboration and purposeful relationships. When parents and the wider community engage and collaborate, it enhances the school as a whole. This is at the heart of why community consultation is important and critical to success of the school.

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Topics: Support programs, Community service, Education

Why is family important?

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 5, 2019, 6:00:00 AM

Establishing strong and healthy family bonds can have a significant impact on the social and emotional wellbeing of children. Through family, children receive love, comfort and support and are exposed to modelling of behaviours and values that will help them establish their place in the world. Family is the single-most influential factor in determining the way a child approaches life. The role of parents is pivotal to these family connections. We look at why family is important and how a supportive family environment can help shape your child’s life:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Mental health

Trinity News: Ellyse Perry in conversation

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 2, 2019, 6:00:00 AM

Trinity Grammar School’s books@breakfast events continue to go from strength to strength, with record crowds attending to listen to and be inspired by visiting authors to the School. The events were created as a way for parents and their sons to bond within the framework of literacy – by featuring books at breakfast, boys and their parents are given the chance to celebrate text and inspire lifelong learning, discussing books and enjoying breakfast all before the working day begins.

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Topics: Literacy, Trinity difference, Sport and boys, Libraries

Trinity News: Prep PYP Exhibition

Posted by Chris Wyatt on Oct 31, 2019, 3:00:00 PM

By Chris Wyatt, Master of the Preparatory School

I have had the privilege to be part of fifteen PYP Exhibitions across my career and had the opportunity to visit countless others. Whilst I am clearly biased, I feel very confident in claiming that this year’s recent PYP Exhibition left the others in its wake. The depth of the students’ conceptual understanding, the sophistication of their presentations, the quality of their writing and compositions, and their conviction to bring about informed change was simply remarkable. The last eight weeks have been an intense but rewarding learning journey for our students. They have been pushed beyond their comfort zones and they have risen to the challenge.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Creative empowerment, Junior School, Students

How can water sport facilities give students an edge

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 28, 2019, 6:00:00 AM

Just one of the benefits of a private education is access to high quality facilities and resources. Some facilities may even help your son to become a better runner, painter, or musician. At Trinity we pride ourselves on our state-of-the-art pool facilities — but just how can water sport facilities give students an edge? For those students who are passionate and committed to sports such as swimming, diving and water polo, our facilities are crucial in helping them to be the best they can be in their chosen sport.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Sport and boys, Co-curricular activities, Technology

What are the advantages and disadvantages of social media for youth?

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 21, 2019, 6:00:00 AM

Social media can be a helpful tool to enable kids to stay in touch with family and friends. While there are many positive benefits to social media use, there are potential risks. As parents, it’s important that you help your son to appreciate the advantages and disadvantages of social media and ensure his online safety.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Cybersafety, Bullying, Adolescence

Trinity News: Year 6 Trinity students investigate sleep deprivation

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 19, 2019, 6:00:00 AM

During the primary years, Trinity adopts the International Baccalaureate’s (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP), which aims to develop students who are internationally minded. Year 6 students are encouraged to consider a variety of perspectives in exploring some of our society’s biggest issues through the PYP Exhibition. This collaborative experience between students, teachers, the school and wider community is designed to celebrate the transition of learners from primary school into secondary school. The PYP Exhibition is an opportunity for each Year 6 boy to demonstrate the way he has grown as a learner throughout his time in primary school.

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Topics: Boys learning, Education, Junior School, Students

What is an ATAR? The facts you need to know

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 17, 2019, 6:00:00 AM

What is an ATAR? The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) is a number between zero and 99.95 that determines a student’s rank based on their HSC or IB mark – it is not a score out of 100. It is used by tertiary institutions around Australia to directly compare the results of Australian school leavers, and to predict a student’s first-year performance at university.

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Topics: Academic excellence, Education, Courses