Education Matters

Learn all about the HSC

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 18, 2018 6:00:00 AM

The Higher School Certificate (HSC) is a vigorous credential chosen by the vast majority of Year 11 and 12 students in NSW. It was first introduced in 1967 and is currently developed and managed by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).

HSC results can be translated into an ATAR - Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank - a rank used to meet entry requirements for tertiary courses of study.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Education, Courses

Trinity news: Year 5 Market Day

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 14, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Chris Wyatt, Master of the Preparatory School

 In Trinity news, Market Day was recently held at the Preparatory campus. It is one of the boys’ favourite days of the year, organised and run by Year 5. On the surface, it is a day when the younger boys can buy all sorts of homemade goodies, however, when you dig a little deeper, it becomes apparent that Market Day is far more than this. For the Year 5 boys, Market Day is the culminating experience of their International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) -  How We Organise Ourselves unit of inquiry that has focused on the central idea - ‘Understanding the power in trade, equips individuals with the ability to make informed decisions’.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Education, Junior School, International Baccalaureate, Students

Why choose the HSC?

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 10, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Deborah Williams, Academic Dean

The current educational landscape is one actively seeking to graduate students who are ‘future ready’: that is, students who can apply discipline based knowledge to authentic questions in the real world, who can problem solve and innovate, who have developed the personal agency to work and learn both independently and in highly collaborative forums, who can tolerate the increasing complexity of global problems in order to make genuine contribution to the betterment of their world. Students preparing for Year 11 are indeed privileged to be entering an educational programme that will require them to develop this kind of knowledge, this level of understanding and these transdisciplinary skills.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Education, Courses

Head Master: Leadership opportunities at Trinity

Posted by Tim Bowden on Jul 5, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Mr Tim Bowden, Head Master, Trinity Grammar School

As a Christian school, Trinity understands that the essence of leadership is service. Therefore, in aspiring to lead, we are aspiring to serve. Service is not always convenient, it is not always acknowledged, and it is not always enjoyable. Leadership requires us to do what is right, not what is popular, and to stand up when it would be more comfortable to stand back. Leadership roles require us to sacrifice time and to shoulder additional work. Nonetheless, service is honourable, and I am pleased that many of our young men indicate their willingness to serve in this way.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Risk-taking, Leadership

Understanding childhood fears and how to deal with them

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 2, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Children can fear anything from monsters and dentists, to flies and water. It’s important to recognise that fear is a normal aspect of growing up. Broken down, certain fears tend to be common to particular age groups, though there are no hard and fast rules.

It is important to understand that not all fear is bad. You want your children to have a healthy avoidance of certain things like spiders, drugs, busy roads or even strangers. The key to understanding childhood fears, is to recognise that they are a normal part of your child’s development as he or she starts to learn more about the world. Children’s fears are likely to change over time. The key is to acknowledge the fear and help your child to face it rather than protect them from it.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Early years, Raising boys, Adolescence, Boys learning

Student story: The joys and benefits of debating

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 27, 2018 1:00:00 PM

By Imran Parker, Preparatory School Debating Captain 2018 (Year 6)

At Trinity Grammar School, we have many opportunities to participate in debating; students can join three different debating competitions - ISDA, IPSHA and House debating.

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Topics: Literacy, Co-curricular activities, Boys and literacy, Students

5 Tips for fostering the creative spirit in your son

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 27, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Creativity is billed to be the third most valuable skill in the workforce in the next two years, according to the World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs report.

Why is it important for children to be creative? With rapid advancements in technology, artificial intelligence and automation, the next generation will need to be creative and adaptable with proven problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Creativity no longer belongs in the realm of the creative arts, it is a necessary skill for all aspects of learning and will be a workforce requirement in all manner of industry.

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Topics: Parenting tips, All boys education, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Creative empowerment, Pastoral care, Boys learning, Creative arts

Why boys shouldn’t sit still

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 21, 2018 6:00:00 AM

It is well known that children need to move far more than adults do. There is also strong evidence to suggest that incorporating physical activity and movement into classroom learning can improve concentration, student engagement and enjoyment of lessons, and improve interpersonal relationships with both peers and teachers.

In an Australian study into the impact of integrated movement-based activity on primary-aged children, one teacher remarked, “Adults need coffee to have the energy to continue with their busy lives. I give my students ‘coffee’ through movement.”

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Topics: All boys education, Boys and movement, Raising boys, Boys learning

Trinity Grammar School adopts ‘This Book Changed My Life’

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 16, 2018 6:00:00 AM

More than 40 students and staff members from Trinity Grammar School in Sydney have shared the books that mean the most to them in individual videos to support the Copyright Agency’s ‘This Book Changed My Life’ social media campaign.

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Topics: Literacy, Reading, Libraries, Boys and literacy

Why I chose an all-boys school for my son

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 15, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Marisa, Trinity parent

When our son was born, we had high hopes that he’d be a confident, happy and well-loved child. By the time he was old enough to start school, he was indeed all of these things! He showed curiosity for the world around him, had a fascination for stars, and was a loving, funny, happy-go-lucky kid.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, All boys education, Boys and movement, Raising boys, Education