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:
By Year 6 students Ahmad Ammoura and Gaby Martino
In Trinity news, Year 6 recently visited Canberra for a three-day trip as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. Here’s a report from two of our students Ahmad Ammoura and Gaby Martino:
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.
Student story: Year 6 student, Daniel Lok.
Trinity Grammar School, Sydney, Year 6 student Daniel Lok made an impassioned speech at Reconciliation Australia’s monthly staff meeting in Canberra recently. The young student demonstrated understanding and empathy as he spoke about misconceptions in Australian history, and the relatively unknown history of genocide of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – the speech moving his audience to tears.
Trinity Grammar School provides an extensive range of co-curricular activities for your son to discover and develop his skills and God-given talents. These programmes include activities aimed at developing important skills in leadership, communication, performance, creativity, decision-making and teamwork. From dramatic and creative arts to music and sport, co-curricular activities are essential to raising well-rounded boys, building their self-confidence and further enhancing their connectedness to the School.
The creation of art in its various forms is an effective way to stimulate the brain. Research from the University of Sydney and the Australian Council for the Arts demonstrates that involvement in the arts offers wide-ranging benefits for young people – not just in the classroom, but also in life. Students who participate in the arts have higher levels of motivation at school and improved engagement, self-esteem and life satisfaction. It is also recognised that the arts can enhance academic performance.
A number of researchers have raised concerns about the steady decline of time spent participating in physical activity at some schools. One particular concern is that removing or reducing physical activity in school may be detrimental to a child’s physical health, as well as their academic performance.
Schools often offer scholarships to high-performing and well-rounded students. To be awarded a scholarship, boys should demonstrate achievement in a range of activities. At Trinity, we offer a number of scholarships and look for students who excel in academics, sport, co-curricular, community service and leadership. Here are six tips for preparing a good scholarship application.
By Tim Bowden, Head Master
Sport takes on different significance in different schools, and in the perspectives of different stakeholders. Sport can be an expression of the prestige of the school, through the quality of the facilities and the kit of the participants. Sport can be a proxy for the success of the school, whereby winning a sporting competition indicates that a school is superior to its competitors on a broader front. Sport can be a channel for the expression of school spirit, where the crowd of cheering supporters identify with something bigger than themselves. Sport can be an avenue to future careers for the elite, providing support and opening doors for glittering success in the years to come.
The phrase “innovate or die” wasn’t coined without reason. Innovation is defined as ‘changing processes or creating more effective processes, products and ideas.’ Innovation in schools is essential in giving children an education that is relevant in our ever-changing world. Being innovative is not just inventing new things or bringing robots into the classroom, it’s adapting a classroom environment to deliver better teaching.