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How do you raise boys to become good men?

Posted by Bradley Barr on May 18, 2019 6:00:00 AM

By Bradley Barr, Deputy Head Master

How do you raise boys to become good men? How do you make sure they learn the ‘right’ lessons (and) find (the ‘right’) path to follow? How do you ensure they’ll be OK? - Celia Lashlie

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

Why boys need an education in the outdoors

Posted by Bradley Barr on Aug 3, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Boys are biologically engineered to be active - they like to push themselves and to take risks. One of the programmes at Trinity Grammar School enables them to challenge themselves in the pristine beauty of the Australian bush.

The Year 9 Field Studies Programme provides the opportunity for groups of Trinity boys to get away from the contemporary, urban environment, with all of its distractions and busyness, and engage in outdoor adventure activities.

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Topics: Boys' education, Outdoor education, Boys learning

How to help your son improve his learning

Posted by Bradley Barr on Aug 1, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Over the last 30 years, I have encountered hundreds of parent/teacher interviews, and I am almost always asked the same question … ‘What can my son do to improve?’

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Study tips

How to help your son settle into Middle School

Posted by Bradley Barr on Feb 1, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Last week, many Trinity boys made the transition from Primary School to Middle School for the first time. Transitioning into Middle School can bring with it mixed feelings … stress, anxiety, excitement and nervousness. For parents, the key to a successful transition is to provide age appropriate emotional and practical support as your son navigates his new environment.

According to Bradley Barr, Master of Middle School at Trinity Grammar School, the environment we create at home can play a big part in how students deal with transition in those first few weeks. Bradley suggests parents keep talking with their son, perhaps even share your own experiences from school, and normalise any feelings of anxiety that your son may be feeling.

Bradley also offers these five practical tips for helping your son settle into Middle School:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Trinity difference, Boys learning, Middle School