Deciding on the right school for your child is a big decision and no doubt you’ve spent countless hours researching, downloading prospectuses, attending open days and speaking to your family and friends. Once the decision has finally been made, you feel a weight lifted from your shoulders … until … it comes time to take your child to the school enrolment interview.
Trinity Grammar School Mathematics Club recently hosted a Mathematics Discovery Evening for students and parents wanting to learn about the real world application of mathematics, and career options in the field.
Trinity Grammar School recently piloted a programme that saw 80 Year 8 students participate in a Dance Enrichment Programme that covered African Drumming, and Hip-Hop, Pop and Break Dancing. Designed to get the boys engaged with physical exercise, Activities Master Lachlan White said, “Rather than ask why dance should play a role in an all-boys school, we asked ourselves why it shouldn’t. There’s so much more to it than simply having fun – there are many health and wellbeing paybacks as well.”
Boys are curious by nature and generally more impulsive than girls. Impulsive behaviour and risk-taking is natural for boys and forms a normal part of their growing up. However, it’s important to help your son learn to manage impulsive urges early on, so that he understands the consequences of his behaviours and can learn to make considered decisions as he develops. Good decision making skills are invaluable in life, and are developed from an early age.
Below are four simple tips for encouraging your son to think before he jumps:
Being a teenager can be difficult and challenging. The eclectic mix of emotions, hormones, friendships and pressures can make for a difficult time for your son. It is a time of discovery, learning and growing up and unfortunately for parents, they may not feel the closeness that they once did with their son. Some teenage boys prefer to spend time with their friends or sit in the privacy of their room, instead of spending time with parents and other family members.
Trinity Grammar School recently commenced a new chapter in its Geography camp story. The first group of Year 7 students have paved the way for those to follow, taking part in the Trinity inaugural Year 7 Geography Camp, based at the School’s state-of-the-art Field Studies Centre at Woollamia, just south of Nowra.
Social media is an enjoyable, helpful tool that can enable you to keep in touch with family and friends. Young people will often communicate over social media when working on group assignments or organising events. They can also use it to help each other with homework or studies, so it can be a beneficial tool for your child’s education.
“You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view ... until you climb into his skin and walk around in it."
This is the advice provided by Atticus Finch, a fictional character in Harper Lee’s To Kill a Mockingbird; advice that Barack Obama encouraged the world to heed in his farewell address in January.
Empathy is a critical leadership skill of great importance in the world, and a skill we all hope our boys will develop. So, how do we help develop compassion and empathy in our boys?
Homework is an integral part of a child’s learning. It allows them to practise what they have learnt in class, develop time management and preparation skills, and acquire research skills and much more. As a parent, you will already be aware of the benefits of homework, but it can often be harder for your children to see these benefits. So, how can you motivate your child to hit the books at home?
Each term, the Trinity Grammar School Life Skills programme focuses on a different aspect of wellbeing and forms an integral part of the Personal Development curriculum in each grade from Kindergarten to Year 6. The focus for each term changes, and over the course of the year Trinity boys will learn about: