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Our most frequently asked questions at Open Day

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 7, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Our most frequently asked questions at Open DayAt Trinity we run four scheduled Open Days per year, one per term. Over the years, we have developed a list of the most frequently asked questions at Open Day. We share them with you here.

Enrolment process

What is the process for enrolling my son?
All potential enrolments commence by submitting the online enrolment application at www.trinity.nsw.edu.au/enrol. The School will contact you to arrange for your son’s assessment. Please note that this is not selective academic testing, but rather provides us a way to understand your son’s specific needs. Following the assessment you will be contacted to arrange a formal interview with the Registrar or Assistant Registrar. Following the interview, the Head Master will write to you to notify you of the result of your enrolment application.

How much is the application fee?
The application fee is $200.

Do I need any documents to apply for enrolment?
Applications must include copies of your son’s Birth Certificate, last three school reports and NAPLAN results where applicable. For international students IELTS or AEAS results are required. Applicants will not proceed to the interview stage without these documents being supplied.

When can my son start at Trinity?
Entry points for Enrolment at Trinity are Pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten and Years 3, 5 and 7. There is limited availability for entry into other year groups.

How does Trinity decide who to offer a place to?
Final offers of places are made subject to a screening assessment, availability, interview, the family’s compatibility with Trinity’s education philosophy, and the ability of the School to meet the educational needs of the boy.

When do screening assessments take place?
Screening assessments and interviews for our entry points take place as follows:
Pre-Kindergarten – August the year prior to entry
Kindergarten to Year 5 – two years prior to entry
Year 7 – from Term 4, when boys are in Year 4 to end of Term 1, when boys are in Year 5.

Availability

In what order are applications processed?
Applications for enrolment are processed according to the date the application was received.

Is my son guaranteed a position at Trinity once I have applied for enrolment?
Unfortunately applications for enrolment do not guarantee your son a position at Trinity. Increasing numbers of families are opting for a private school education, and demand for Trinity positions exceeds availability.

Is there anything I can do to give my son a better chance of securing a place at Trinity?
To optimise your chances of securing an invitation for interview and assessment, we recommend that you submit an application as early as possible (applications will not however be accepted for children who are not yet born).

What happens when a year group reaches capacity?
Once acceptance of offers have reached capacity for any given year group, a waitlist is created.

Before sending my application, can I check to see if there is availability in the Year group I am considering?
To confirm availability, you can contact the Enrolments Department who will be able to advise you.

About Trinity

Why should I choose Trinity over other schools that I am considering?
There are many reasons why Trinity is chosen by more families than we can accommodate. Here are just a few:

  • Trinity focuses on more than just the academic aspects of education. Trinity’s ethos is based on an education for Mind, Body and Spirit and developing the whole boy in a holistic way.
  • Trinity has a wide-ranging curriculum that caters for all students – from the intellectually gifted to those more interested in vocational courses – and has arguably the most extensive curriculum of non-selective Independent Boys Schools across NSW covering academics, sports and the arts.
  • Trinity has over one hundred years of experience in helping boys to discover their potential, passions and purpose in life.

International Baccalaureate

What is the International Baccalaureate (IB)?
The globally recognised International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma is another academic pathway that Trinity Grammar School offers students in Years 11 and 12 as an alternative to the HSC.

How long has Trinity offered the IB?
Being one of the first schools in Australia to offer the IB, Trinity has been delivering the programme for 18 years.

How do Trinity’s IB results measure up?
Trinity has been a consistently high performer with an average IB score of just under 37 and 18 maximum IB scores of 45 since 2004. Trinity’s 2014 class actually received the best IB School results in the country. In 2015, six students received a perfect score of 45, equating to an ATAR of 99.95 and equal first in the world.

Scholarships

What sort of scholarships are offered by Trinity?
A number of scholarships for entry into Year 7 and Year 10 are awarded annually:

  • Academic scholarships
  • Music scholarships
  • Trinitarian and Alumni scholarships 

When do scholarship applications open?
Year 7 scholarships open for application in November when boys are in Year 5.
Year 10 scholarships open for application in April when boys are in Year 9.

Where can I get more information?
For a more extensive list of Frequently Asked Questions visit our website, or to experience the Trinity difference for yourself and to learn about how we inspire boys to realise their potential, passions and purpose in life, register to attend our Open Day.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, All boys education, Education, International Baccalaureate