Safety is always at the forefront of our mind when it comes to our children. Our natural response is to protect our children from harm, but we have to be careful not to overprotect them. It is important that children gain increasing levels of independence in order to lead fulfilling adult lives. Encouraging a small level of independence from a young age, and recognising when to increase this level of independence is vital for your son to develop necessary life skills.
Summer school holidays can be a time for your family to rest and recuperate after a hectic year. They also allow you to spend quality time with your family and friends away from the hustle and bustle of the school term.
Sydney is a remarkable place, full of great nature, events, food and culture. There are a myriad of activities available to keep your children entertained without punishing your wallet.
When you mention performing arts, most boys might think of musicals and plays, but performing arts actually covers a vast range of disciplines from music and drama to dance and public speaking. While many boys might also consider these activities enjoyable, they may not realise the academic advantages gained by those who actively participate in them.
By Cameron Strauss, Year 12
On the 6 November 2017, 119 other students and I, representing their schools from across NSW took part in discussing the relevance of Section 44 of the Australian Constitution (dual citizenship restrictions on parliamentarians). It was, overall, a great experience in which I met many interesting people from across the state.
Strengthening the relationship between your children can be the key to harmony within your home. It’s common and normal for siblings to argue, but there are a range of techniques parents can adopt to encourage siblings to build positive relationships early on and to celebrate each child’s individualism.
Try these four ways to foster positive sibling relationships amongst your children:
Year 12 student Martin Floro from Trinity Grammar School recently completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, and before exam results have even been released he has made his mark. Martin is the only NSW winner of a prestigious Bond University Vice Chancellor’s Elite Scholarship.
The scholarship is one of the University’s most prestigious and difficult to win, with only 12 out of more than 800 applicants being successful. Students are selected on the basis of exceptional academic achievement, proven leadership ability and personal character. They have been identified by their teachers and peers for their commitment to their community and their willingness to help and inspire others.
Interpreting a school’s Year 12 exam results can be difficult, especially when some schools offer both the Higher School Certificate (HSC) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. The core reason for the difficulty is that the results published by the media are formulated from the percentage of HSC Band 6 results alone which means students completing courses other than the HSC are not factored into the results.
In this ever-increasing digital age, some of us are guilty of having closer relationships with our devices rather than those we love most. A quick check of what’s new on Instagram or your latest WhatsApp thread, can result in many minutes – even hours – absorbed in meaningless online browsing.
With so much happening in the digital world, are you really present; listening and contemplating the thoughts and feelings of those around you?
Students in Year 6 at Trinity Grammar School are required to take part in an Exhibition as part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). Provided with a central theme, students must research an issue and present their findings to parents and peers through their exhibit. Preparatory School students Louis McCrohon, Andrew Yang and Manaav Bhandari inquired into the issue of sports-related injuries and the methods and technology used to rehabilitate those injuries.
When it comes to selecting subjects for study in the Senior years, students can feel pressure to choose a future career and begin working towards it. While some students may have a profession in mind, not all students have a clear vision of their futures – and that is perfectly normal.
It is best to start by discussing your son’s views and exploring his options with him to gauge his areas of interest.
Here are four things to consider when selecting subjects with your son: