Education Matters

5 Essential leadership skills to set your child up for life

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 22, 2019 6:00:00 AM

To lead is to be able to motivate, influence, and direct others in order to work together and achieve a collective goal. Leadership isn’t reserved for grown-ups or those in prominent positions. Even from a young age, boys can develop their leadership skills and serve others. However, we understand that helping your son to become a leader can be challenging – you might not know where to begin, or what activities to encourage to enhance leadership skills in your son. To support your son to grow in this area and to flourish to his full potential, we’ve put together a list of five essential leadership skills to set your child up for life.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Raising boys, Leadership

How do you raise boys to become good men?

Posted by Bradley Barr on May 18, 2019 6:00:00 AM

By Bradley Barr, Deputy Head Master

How do you raise boys to become good men? How do you make sure they learn the ‘right’ lessons (and) find (the ‘right’) path to follow? How do you ensure they’ll be OK? - Celia Lashlie

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, All boys education, Fathering, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Pastoral care, Boys learning, Diversity

5 Reasons why scholarships are important

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 16, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Scholarships provide remission of tuition fees and/or education costs to deserving students who will make a positive contribution to a school community. Generally, applications are available to both current students and students from other schools, and have the potential to add diversity and vigour to the student body. There are many reasons why scholarships are important, but fundamentally it comes down to providing worthy students with a quality education to which they may otherwise not have access.

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Topics: Academic excellence, Education, Diversity

Benefits of being good at maths

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 14, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Having strong mathematical skills will help a boy in all aspects of life in today’s world. Maths encourages us to think critically and develop observational skills. It provides some foundational skills that enable us to identify and represent patterns – these are vital to achieve success at school and beyond. The benefits of being good at maths are many – here are just a few:

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Topics: Boys' education, Boys learning, Education

Trinity news: Year 6 boys visit Canberra

Posted by Ahmad Ammoura and Gaby Martino on May 11, 2019 6:00:00 AM

By Year 6 students Ahmad Ammoura and Gaby Martino

In Trinity news, Year 6 recently visited Canberra for a three-day trip as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. Here’s a report from two of our students Ahmad Ammoura and Gaby Martino:

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Topics: Education, Junior School, Students

Why it’s important to consider more than academics when choosing a school

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

It’s not uncommon for academic success to be foremost in the minds of parents when considering schools. But research by the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) shows that Australian parents choose independent schools based on their desire to support a well-rounded school experience for their children. There are many reasons why it’s important to consider more than academics when choosing a school. But ultimately, it’s a personal choice and will be different for every family.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Trinity difference, Pastoral care, Education

Student story: History of genocide of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 4, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Student story: Year 6 student, Daniel Lok.

Trinity Grammar School, Sydney, Year 6 student Daniel Lok made an impassioned speech at Reconciliation Australia’s monthly staff meeting in Canberra recently. The young student demonstrated understanding and empathy as he spoke about misconceptions in Australian history, and the relatively unknown history of genocide of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – the speech moving his audience to tears.

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Topics: Junior School, Students

Behind the scenes creative arts courses

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

Trinity Grammar School provides an extensive range of co-curricular activities for your son to discover and develop his skills and God-given talents. These programmes include activities aimed at developing important skills in leadership, communication, performance, creativity, decision-making and teamwork. From dramatic and creative arts to music and sport, co-curricular activities are essential to raising well-rounded boys, building their self-confidence and further enhancing their connectedness to the School.

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Topics: Music, Performing arts, Creative empowerment, Arts, Boys learning, Courses, Creative arts

How does art help students academically?

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 29, 2019 6:00:00 AM

The creation of art in its various forms is an effective way to stimulate the brain. Research from the University of Sydney and the Australian Council for the Arts demonstrates that involvement in the arts offers wide-ranging benefits for young people – not just in the classroom, but also in life. Students who participate in the arts have higher levels of motivation at school and improved engagement, self-esteem and life satisfaction. It is also recognised that the arts can enhance academic performance.

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Topics: Academic excellence, Improve learning, Arts, Creative arts

The link between sport and academic excellence

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 23, 2019 6:00:00 AM

A number of researchers have raised concerns about the steady decline of time spent participating in physical activity at some schools. One particular concern is that removing or reducing physical activity in school may be detrimental to a child’s physical health, as well as their academic performance.

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Topics: Physical education, Raising boys, Sport and boys, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Mental health