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Student blog: the importance of being exposed to a range of religions

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Dec 4, 2019 6:00:00 AM

By William Martin and Duncan Feng (Year 11)

As a student, exposure to a diverse range of religions is important, as it allows us to gain a wider knowledge of these religions, and it also teaches us to empathise and understand other perspectives.

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Topics: Religious education, Diversity, Students

What is the IB Diploma?

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

You may have heard of it, but just what is the IB Diploma? The globally recognised IB Diploma is an academic pathway for Year 11 and 12 students, and is offered as an alternative to the HSC at Trinity Grammar School. It was established in 1968 by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) and was introduced to provide students with a balanced education, facilitate geographic and cultural mobility and to promote international understanding.

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Topics: Academic excellence, Education, International Baccalaureate

10 Benefits of music education

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 23, 2019 6:00:00 AM

The benefits of music education have been documented since long ago, by great philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle. More recently, neuroscientific research has supported these historical claims with evidence-based studies. Essentially, it is thought that the study of music can have a profound impact on fine motor development, and aid literacy and numeracy proficiency.

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Topics: Music, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Performing arts, Arts

Why pastoral care is important in schools

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

Parents will undoubtedly have a general understanding of the term ‘pastoral care’. Broadly, pastoral care is known as spiritual and emotional support that aids student wellbeing. It is something that many schools place significant emphasis on and there is a good reason why pastoral care is important in schools. At Trinity, our pastoral care system is central to everything we do and is essential to our mind, body and spirit education philosophy.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Raising boys, Support programs, Pastoral care, Religious education, Mental health

Student story: Students are encouraged to take a world view

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 13, 2019 6:00:00 AM

By Christian Ciarroni, Year 6

Year 6 Trinity Grammar Junior School students are encouraged to take a world view in exploring some of society’s biggest issues. Boys explored a wide variety of topics from environmental and cultural, to technology and health; researching, interviewing, surveying and being mentored to prepare exhibitions about their chosen subject.

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Topics: Junior School, International Baccalaureate, Students

Why community consultation is important

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 8, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Schools need community feedback in order to ensure future success. Education at Trinity Gramma School is about more than academic achievement – our vision is to help boys grow in mind, body and spirit. This vision relies on collaboration and purposeful relationships. When parents and the wider community engage and collaborate, it enhances the school as a whole. This is at the heart of why community consultation is important and critical to success of the school.

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Topics: Support programs, Community service, Education

Why is family important?

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 5, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Establishing strong and healthy family bonds can have a significant impact on the social and emotional wellbeing of children. Through family, children receive love, comfort and support and are exposed to modelling of behaviours and values that will help them establish their place in the world. Family is the single-most influential factor in determining the way a child approaches life. The role of parents is pivotal to these family connections. We look at why family is important and how a supportive family environment can help shape your child’s life:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Mental health

Trinity News: Ellyse Perry in conversation

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 2, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Trinity Grammar School’s books@breakfast events continue to go from strength to strength, with record crowds attending to listen to and be inspired by visiting authors to the School. The events were created as a way for parents and their sons to bond within the framework of literacy – by featuring books at breakfast, boys and their parents are given the chance to celebrate text and inspire lifelong learning, discussing books and enjoying breakfast all before the working day begins.

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Topics: Literacy, Trinity difference, Sport and boys, Libraries

How can water sport facilities give students an edge

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

Just one of the benefits of a private education is access to high quality facilities and resources. Some facilities may even help your son to become a better runner, painter, or musician. At Trinity we pride ourselves on our state-of-the-art pool facilities — but just how can water sport facilities give students an edge? For those students who are passionate and committed to sports such as swimming, diving and water polo, our facilities are crucial in helping them to be the best they can be in their chosen sport.

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

What are the advantages and disadvantages of social media for youth?

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

Social media can be a helpful tool to enable kids to stay in touch with family and friends. While there are many positive benefits to social media use, there are potential risks. As parents, it’s important that you help your son to appreciate the advantages and disadvantages of social media and ensure his online safety.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Cybersafety, Bullying, Adolescence