Education Matters

Trinity News: rhythm of LEARNING

Posted by Deborah Williams on Mar 9, 2019 6:00:00 AM

By Deborah Williams, Academic Dean

In Trinity news the recent Scholars’ Assembly formally acknowledged the most outstanding academic achievements of the 2018 Year 12 cohort across HSC and IB. It was a recognition not only of numerical results, awards and scholarships earned, but also of the deliberate commitment and effort of the students themselves, and those who joined with them in their learning, particularly parents, siblings and Trinity staff. One of the highlights of the assembly, for me, was listening to Dr De Lany interview two young men about their experience, and to what they attributed their success.

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Topics: Academic excellence, Improve learning, Boys learning, Study tips, Education, International Baccalaureate

International Women’s Day - a perspective

Posted by Tim Bowden on Mar 8, 2019 6:00:00 PM

By Head Master Tim Bowden

In the first half of the twentieth century, a Jewish philosopher called Martin Buber wrote a book called I and Thou (you). This week at a Quad assembly, partly prompted by International Women’s Day, I attempted to explain and apply some of Buber’s insights to the context of our students. The following text is a version of that address.

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Topics: All boys education, Raising boys, Boys learning, Students

Head Master: The Christian foundation of the School

Posted by Tim Bowden on Mar 5, 2019 6:00:00 AM

By Tim Bowden, Head Master

The guiding educational philosophy of Trinity Grammar School is Christian in its foundation and its expression. Trinity is a Christian school. More precisely, it is a school that stands in the evangelical Anglican tradition that is characteristic of the Diocese of Sydney. This Christian ethos has been consistently reinforced and adhered to by the School Council, the School’s Head Masters, and the School’s shared traditions and practices over the decades, and it is evidenced in our motto, our mission, and our educational principles.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Christianity, Religious education

Trinity News: Parents go to school for Swap Day 2019

Posted by John Allen on Mar 2, 2019 6:00:00 AM

John Allen | Master of the Middle School

In Trinity news, parents of Year 7 boys recently had the opportunity to swap places with their sons, attending classes and navigating the School’s classrooms, lockers and lessons. It was great to see such a large number of parents register for the event, taking up the opportunity to learn more about their son’s routine and develop connections with a range of teachers.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Trinity difference, Middle School

What makes a good teacher

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 28, 2019 6:00:00 AM

The impact a good teacher has on a student should not be underestimated. An effective teacher does more than just help a student succeed in their learning for a particular subject or school year – they can also have a life-long impact and can set a student up for success in the long term. Here’s our list of what makes a good teacher:

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Topics: Boys' education, Raising boys, Teachers

Why join the P&F at your child’s school?

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 25, 2019 6:00:00 AM

As a parent, there are many ways in which you can support your children at school, including meeting staff and teachers, attending school assemblies, helping out at school events and being part of the Parents and Friends (P&F) group, sometimes known as Parents and Citizens (P&C).

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Topics: Parenting tips, Community service

Essential milestones for early learning

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 21, 2019 6:00:00 AM

A boy’s early learning years are a time of rapid development as he becomes inquisitive about the world around him, acquires new skills, and starts to explore his independence. It’s an exciting time, as he quickly develops and grows into a young boy. Development is the term used to describe the changes in a boy’s physical growth, as well as his ability to learn the social, emotional, behavioural, thinking and communication skills for life. We’ve put together a list of essential milestones for early learning:

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Topics: Early years, Early learning, Education

Ways to support your child during Year 12

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 19, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Year 12 is a significant year for students. As they go through their final year of high school, sit end-of-school exams and make key decisions about their future, their year may be full of nerves and high-pressure moments. This makes your involvement in your child’s life at this time even more important. To help you, we’ve put together six ways to support your child during Year 12.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Homework, Fathering, Raising boys, Study tips, Mental health

What excellent early years education should look like

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

Early years education benefits your son in many ways. Australian research (Warren and Haisken-DeNew, 2013) has shown that children who attend preschool outperformed their peers by the time they reached Year 3. Based on NAPLAN scores, those that had early year/s pre-school education did particularly well in the domains of Numeracy, Reading and Spelling. Although most families understand the importance of early years education, for first-time parents, it can be difficult to determine which early education provider will be best suited to their child.

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Topics: Kindergarten at Trinity, Early years, Early learning, Junior School

Why it’s important to read to your child every night

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

What happens in the first few years of a child’s life forms the foundations for the rest of his life. The early years of child development are a time where experiences irreversibly affect how the brain develops. Nurturing from a parent or a caregiver during this time supports healthy brain development and sets children up for success in school and in life.

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Topics: Literacy, Early years, Reading, Raising boys, Boys learning, Boys and literacy, Early learning