The Parents and Friends (P&F) group, sometimes known as Parents and Citizens (P&C), is more than just another parent support group. The role of P&F in schools is vital to your school community.
By Aryan Nair, Year 7
Year 7, high school, the big League! As I prepared to start high school it felt very daunting. My first day at Trinity Grammar School was on 29 January 2019. I thought it would be a tough start to school, with no friends, new teachers and a completely new school environment.
Photography demands exploration and experimentation, and inspires creativity. It allows us to document historical and important moments in time, capture our own personal journey through life, or simply create art. It’s also known to be therapeutic and have a positive impact on mental wellbeing. Photography allows the opportunity to focus the mind and encourages the innate awareness of surroundings, promoting mindfulness and reducing stress. Perhaps the most significant benefit of photography is that it forces the photographer to view the world from a different perspective. It can reveal beauty simply by macro focusing on detail otherwise inaccessible to the eye; it can showcase juxtaposition; and it allows us to witness social and cultural differences.
At Trinity Grammar School, we understand that every boy is unique. The breadth and diversity of our subject choices and academic pathways helps boys to discover their God-given talents and ultimately facilitates an environment where boys can fulfil their life’s purpose. That is why we offer both academic and vocational pathways for our students – one of which is the Higher School Certificate (HSC). This blog will help to showcase the broad range of HSC courses available at Trinity.
It’s not uncommon for new parents to baulk at the prospect of placing their child’s name on a school waitlist when they are just a baby. But there are valid reasons why you should start researching schools when your child is born. The reality is that it is one of the most important decisions you will make on behalf of your child, so the earlier you start the process, the better equipped you will be to make the best choice when the time comes.
With the ubiquitous nature of technology, it is clear that we live in a visual age. Central to this is a visual arts education. Although the practical skills taught in visual arts aren’t typically measured with tests or exams, these qualities are relevant and applicable in the workforce. As Elliot Eisner, Professor Emeritus of Child Education at Stanford University says, “We want our children to have basic skills. But they will also need sophisticated cognition, and they can learn that through the visual arts.”
To lead is to be able to motivate, influence, and direct others in order to work together and achieve a collective goal. Leadership isn’t reserved for grown-ups or those in prominent positions. Even from a young age, boys can develop their leadership skills and serve others. However, we understand that helping your son to become a leader can be challenging – you might not know where to begin, or what activities to encourage to enhance leadership skills in your son. To support your son to grow in this area and to flourish to his full potential, we’ve put together a list of five essential leadership skills to set your child up for life.
Scholarships provide remission of tuition fees and/or education costs to deserving students who will make a positive contribution to a school community. Generally, applications are available to both current students and students from other schools, and have the potential to add diversity and vigour to the student body. There are many reasons why scholarships are important, but fundamentally it comes down to providing worthy students with a quality education to which they may otherwise not have access.
Having strong mathematical skills will help a boy in all aspects of life in today’s world. Maths encourages us to think critically and develop observational skills. It provides some foundational skills that enable us to identify and represent patterns – these are vital to achieve success at school and beyond. The benefits of being good at maths are many – here are just a few:
It’s not uncommon for academic success to be foremost in the minds of parents when considering schools. But research by the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) shows that Australian parents choose independent schools based on their desire to support a well-rounded school experience for their children. There are many reasons why it’s important to consider more than academics when choosing a school. But ultimately, it’s a personal choice and will be different for every family.