Education Matters

Why it's OK for your son to take time out

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 21, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Teenagers have a lot of think about; assessments, examinations, sporting commitments, co-curricular activities, friendships and social status. They need time to refresh their mind, body and spirit in order to stay strong, motivated and mentally focused.

Particularly during exam periods, taking time out may be viewed as a negative thing. This shouldn’t however be the case.  Actually, it allows boys time for rejuvenation and can reinvigorate them for the next challenge.

Still not convinced? Here are six reasons why it's OK for your son to take time out.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Pastoral care, Mental health

Student story: Ladder to the moon

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

By Thomas Henry, Year 2 Junior School

One afternoon there was a boy and a long, long and wobbly ladder to the moon. That must mean trouble!

Bill was walking around the wheat farm. He lived in a little cottage with his mother, father and grandmother.

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Topics: Literacy, Trinity difference, Junior School, Students

7 ways of encouraging your son to show good sportsmanship

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

Sport is important for keeping fit, team building and having fun. Whether it be playing soccer in the park with friends on the weekend or a rugby grand final against a rival school, demonstrating good sportsmanship and respect should be part of the game. If boys learn from a young age that good sportsmanship is a normal part of any sporting game, they will carry it with them throughout their adult lives. Whether facing defeat, or celebrating a win, the greatest sportsmen will show respect and humility in all sporting situations.

Here are seven ways of encouraging your son to show good sportsmanship.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Physical education, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Sport and boys, Co-curricular activities, Boys learning

First participants graduate with Trinity's Certificate II in Leadership Through Cadets qualification

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 13, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The Hon Karen Andrews MP, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, has addressed the first ever graduates of Trinity Grammar School’s pioneering Certificate II Leadership Through Cadets Course at the inaugural graduation ceremony held on Tuesday evening, 19 September 2017.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Cadets, Education, Courses, Vocational training, Leadership

Fostering a healthy mind – the importance of emotional skills for boys

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 10, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Today, as it is World Mental Health Day, we look at the importance of emotional skills for boys, and why it should not be underestimated. Research has shown that emotional skills are crucial for children to become successful both socially and academically. How a child reacts emotionally to different situations can have an impact on their decision-making, how they behave and ultimately their happiness and wellbeing.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Boys learning, Mental health

The study of English and literature is constantly evolving at Trinity

Posted by Alison Boyd-Boland on Oct 9, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Alison Boyd-Boland, Dean of English

“I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine” – Emily Dickinson.

Emily Dickinson’s comment captures what is at the heart of the study of English and literature – a recognition of the power of the written word to convey meaning, to transport us to other times and places, and to inspire and extend our thinking.

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Topics: Literacy, Boys' education, Trinity difference, Reading, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Technology, Boys learning, Boys and literacy, Teachers

Strategies for managing study time

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 4, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Students’ lives are busy – up to seven hours of school, five days a week, plus sports, co-curricular activities, jobs, leisure time, a good night’s sleep. How do they find time for study? Are you worried about your son’s propensity to procrastinate or get distracted?

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Topics: Parenting tips, Homework, Fathering, Trinity difference, Improve learning, Boys learning, Study tips

Trinity crowned 2017 CAS Track and Field champions!

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

In a highlight of the School calendar year, Trinity boys rallied to support the Track and Field team at this year’s 88th CAS Schools Track and Field Championship held at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre.

In a mighty afternoon and evening of strong competition, the six Combined Associated Schools (CAS) teams ran, jumped and threw as their peers attempted to outdo each other in the supporter stands with chants, cheering and singing spurring on competitors. The constant roaring from the enthusiastic Trinity crowd helped its athletes run faster, jump higher and longer, and throw further in their quest for glory.

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

Student story: Relishing the opportunities to experience leadership

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 30, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Ashwin Sivapirabu, Year 6, Preparatory School Vice Captain

Being a School Officer at Trinity Grammar School Preparatory School requires you to be a good role model and demonstrate initiative around the School.

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Education, Junior School, Leadership, Students

IB or HSC? Discover the best option for your son

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 29, 2017 5:00:00 PM

The decision about whether to take the IB or HSC path is an important choice for you and your son.

Trinity has a wide-ranging curriculum that caters for all students – from high potential learners to those more interested in vocational courses – with arguably the most extensive curriculum of academics, sports and the arts of any non-selective Independent Boys Schools across NSW.

Trinity offer two alternative academic programmes to cater for the different needs of our Senior School boys – the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and the Higher School Certificate (HSC). Both programmes have integrity and rigour, and while the HSC and the IB Diploma have much in common, there are important differences, and it is on those differences that boys, and their parents should base their decision.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, International Baccalaureate

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