Education Matters

Why education should extend beyond the classroom walls for early learners

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 18, 2017 6:00:00 AM

We all want our children to be passionate, curious and motivated to learn about the world around them. So how do we provide them with the opportunities they need to encourage this inside and outside of the classroom?

At Trinity Grammar School, we believe that your son’s education should extend beyond the classroom walls. Co-curricular activities are essential to growing well-rounded boys who are confident, passionate, curious and motivated to learn.

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Topics: Music, Trinity difference, Early years, Improve learning, Co-curricular activities, Early learning, Junior School

Activities to enhance leadership skills

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 16, 2017 6:00:00 AM

What makes a good leader?

A leader is a person with great communication, teamwork and motivation skills. They are trustworthy and honest, respected, responsible and committed. They are also positive and creative, with an exceptional ability to delegate, problem solve and offer timely and constructive feedback.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Improve learning, Leadership

How Drama builds character on and off the stage

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 12, 2017 6:00:00 AM

We all hope that our children become people of ‘good’ character, but what does this really mean and how do we encourage them to build ‘good’ character?

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Topics: Parenting tips, Creative empowerment, Co-curricular activities, Creative arts

Boys in blue are no match for Trinity speed and agility

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM

In the spirit of community relationship building an Ashfield Police football team tackled a group of Year 12 students in a friendly football match at Trinity Grammar School this week, but the boys in blue were no match for Trinity speed and agility! While they put up a valiant fight, Ashfield Police failed to find the back of the net going down 5-0 to the Trinity XI Football side.

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Trinity difference, Sport and boys, Co-curricular activities

An average day as a swimmer

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 7, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Trinity Year 8 student, Euan Germanos

At 4:45am the alarm goes off. I reluctantly get out from under the warm doona. The drive to school is in the dark. Not fully awake, I walk from the carpark to the pool. It is cold. I dive into the cool water at 5:30am. We follow the black line up and down – up to seven kilometres per training session.

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Topics: Physical education, Trinity difference, Sport and boys, Co-curricular activities, Students

Helping others is a walk in the park for Trinity boys

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 5, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Local primary school students converged on Bradley’s Head in Sydney Harbour National Park on Sunday 30 July to unveil more than fifty new interpretive signs featuring their own illustrations using resources and materials from the Backyard Buddies website.

Designed by the school students from Beauty Point Public School and funded by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW), the 52 new interpretive signs will help visitors of all ages to discover more about the plants and animals found along the walks that line the foreshore of Sydney Harbour.

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Topics: Boys' education, Outdoor education, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Community service, Students

Six ways to improve your son’s social skills

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 2, 2017 6:00:00 AM

At their most basic, social skills are what we use to communicate and interact with others, but they include more than just the ability to communicate. Social skills are pivotal in helping your son make and keep friends, get along with others, thrive at school, negotiate puberty, manage relationships, and later down the track, find and keep a job.

Social skills comprise verbal and non-verbal communication, including facial expressions and body language. Boys with well-developed social skills have the ability to communicate effectively in a variety of situations, relate well to and feel empathy for others, have strong friendships and a healthy self-esteem.

Below we offer six ways to improve your son’s social skills and set him up to have a happy and fulfilling school life.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Fathering, Trinity difference, Raising boys

Ensuring your son establishes healthy friendships with girls

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 31, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Friendships are important to help children develop social skills and give them a sense of belonging and wellbeing. While they are very young, children tend not to distinguish between boys and girls and enjoy socialising with both. As they develop however, children learn that boys and girls are different and they generally start to gravitate towards children of the same gender. With the onset of puberty things change again and adolescents take an interest in the opposite sex once more.

This can be a scary time for parents, but it needn’t be. Contrary to what we read in the media, boys can have platonic relationships with girls. In fact, we should encourage it from an early age when the highly charged aspects of a romantic relationship are not in play. The ability to have healthy friendships with girls will be key to your son maintaining respectful romantic relationships later in life.

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

Cybersafety: raising boys to be smart and safe online

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 28, 2017 6:00:00 AM

“Cyber bullying, harassment and online safety is the number one issue compromising the safety of kids in schools at the moment," said Senior Constable Susan McLean, Cyber Safety Advisor.

With the proliferation of websites, apps, online games and social media, today’s children are exposed to a vast array of content and images as well as being able to communicate and share with people across the globe. The content they are exposed to, information they share, and people they connect with, may not always be appropriate.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Cybersafety, Bullying, Trinity difference, Technology

Student blog: The importance of friendships

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 25, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Trinity Year 9 student, Joshua Yeoh

School life is filled with a diversity of emotions, it is a giant roller coaster ride, with ecstatic highs and devastating lows. Friendships are an immensely significant part of life at school, in dealing with different emotions and powering through difficult times whether in academics, sport, or any other personal issues that may be present.

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Trinity difference, Adolescence, Pastoral care, Boys learning, Middle School, Mental health, Students

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