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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

Trinity News: Year 6 Trinity students investigate sleep deprivation

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

During the primary years, Trinity adopts the International Baccalaureate’s (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP), which aims to develop students who are internationally minded. Year 6 students are encouraged to consider a variety of perspectives in exploring some of our society’s biggest issues through the PYP Exhibition. This collaborative experience between students, teachers, the school and wider community is designed to celebrate the transition of learners from primary school into secondary school. The PYP Exhibition is an opportunity for each Year 6 boy to demonstrate the way he has grown as a learner throughout his time in primary school.

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Topics: Boys learning, Education, Junior School, Students

What is an ATAR? The facts you need to know

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 17, 2019 6:00:00 AM

What is an ATAR? The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) is a number between zero and 99.95 that determines a student’s rank based on their HSC or IB mark – it is not a score out of 100. It is used by tertiary institutions around Australia to directly compare the results of Australian school leavers, and to predict a student’s first-year performance at university.

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Topics: Academic excellence, Education, Courses

HSC Study Guide: How to study for HSC

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 9, 2019 6:00:00 AM

HSC exams can be a stressful time for students. Boys are experiencing an increased workload, extra pressure to succeed and the anticipation of receiving results, not to mention the implications. The homework and study demands can be overwhelming for some students.

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Topics: Homework, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Study tips, Students

What is philanthropy, and does it have a place in schools?

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 1, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Acts of philanthropy extend beyond giving to charities. In fact, they are an important aspect of many schools and for education in general. However, the idea of philanthropy in schools raises many questions. It’s important to consider, ‘what is philanthropy?’ and how can it support schools to deliver education needs to students.

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Topics: Community service, School funding

Study techniques for boys: How to study effectively

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 30, 2019 6:00:00 AM

In order for boys to thrive in their academic journey, education cannot be limited to what takes place at school. Homework and study are required to supplement classroom learning, so it’s important that boys learn how to study effectively, bearing in mind that consistency is more powerful than intensity.

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Topics: Homework, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Study tips, Students

The benefits of a Christian education for young children

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 27, 2019 6:00:00 AM

From Preschool to Year 12, a student will spend over 17,000 hours in school. This is a substantial amount of time in an environment that will influence your child in a significant way. As parents, the decision to send your son to a Christian school means that you are positioning him in a setting that is underpinned by faith and supported by your own values. A faith-based school can help your son to flourish.

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Topics: Christianity, Religious education, Education

Trinity boys train with world’s greatest Water Polo player

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

By Seamus Rodden | Director of Water Polo

Trinity Grammar School in Sydney recently hosted a Water Polo clinic with one of the greatest Water Polo players of all time, Tony Azevedo of the USA. Tony’s career highlights include being a five-time Olympian, 2008 Olympic silver medallist, named seventh Best Athlete in the World by Men’s Journal, awarded Pac 12 Water Polo Player of the Century in 2015, the all-time leading scorer at World Championships, and the first player to win five Pan American Games Gold Medals. He was the former Captain of the US National Men's Water Polo Team. All this after a fall, and near-death experience as a child, that resulted in doctors telling his parents that he would never play sports due to his sustained injuries.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Sport and boys

How to stay focussed at exam time

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

Exam periods can be stressful for some students. Boys often feel increased pressure leading up to exam time and require a supportive home environment to help them through study demands. As parents, you have an important role to play in supporting your son through his exams. You can help him to prepare, encourage him to rest and create a family environment that is conducive to study.

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Topics: Raising boys, Improve learning, Technology, Study tips, Education, Students

Photography tips for kids

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 17, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Photography is something many children enjoy. Not only is it a great way to explore the world, but it’s fun, creative and can be a valuable bonding experience between you and your son. Teaching children photography doesn’t have to be hard. A few straightforward techniques are all it takes to be able to flourish behind the camera. We uncover some simple photography tips for kids.

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Topics: Co-curricular activities, Education, Creative arts