While many independent schools in Australia have an affiliation to a specific religion, many seek to ensure their community is diverse and represents the mix of religions, races, and cultures, found in our ever-increasing multi-cultural society. Whether in primary or secondary education, religious diversity strengthens the school community and helps students to gain a wider perspective, while developing empathy and an appreciation of others’ viewpoints.
Digital literacy is the ability to use digital technologies to research, create and complete tasks. It can also be used for entertainment, connecting with other people and keeping informed. Digital literacy is important in education to ensure children have the skills and knowledge to perform basic tasks for living in a digital society, and to be equipped with a digital foundation that prepares them for tertiary education and the workforce of the future.
Pioneering studies released in the 21st century have found there is a robust connection between learning spaces and learning outcomes. A Harvard study that examined the foundations for student success, discovered that environmental exposures in school buildings can impact student health, thinking and performance. Strategic use of space can positively impact the education journey – both teachers and students feel inspired to achieve excellence.
Trinity Grammar School provides boys with the opportunity to learn broadcasting and production techniques, in addition to other behind the scenes creative arts courses. For some boys, this is a great alternative to being in the spotlight. These opportunities allow them to work behind the scenes making videos or helping to stage school productions with lighting, filming and sound. Courses such as these are essential to raising well-rounded boys, building their self-confidence and further enhancing their connectedness to the School.
Earlier this year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) issued new guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under five. Currently, 80 percent of adolescents do not get enough physical activity. According to WHO, the key to tackling childhood obesity and physical activity is getting it right from the very beginning. Specifically, it is thought that increasing the amount of active playtime for children under five will help kids to grow up healthy.
The role of extra-curricular activities is predominantly to help boys develop into well-rounded individuals. At Trinity Grammar School, we refer to ‘co-curricular’ rather than ‘extra-curricular’ activities, as we believe they are paramount to an education in mind, body and spirit and run alongside the curriculum as a vital support to it, rather than be considered ‘extra’. The reasons why boys should be involved in extra-curricular activities are many and participation should be encouraged, yet finding a healthy balance is crucial because there is the a risk of overscheduling children. Nevertheless, boys who participate in a range of co-curricular activities can develop many skills that will help them to flourish, including:
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.