Attending parties plays a large part in the social development of many teenagers. From birthdays to graduations, whatever the celebration, parties are an important right of passage that bring teens closer. It can, however, be a time of concern for parents who fear for their teens’ safety. Adolescence is a period full of new pressures, experiences and lessons in life.
The jury is still out on whether boys learn differently to girls. At Trinity we have over a century of experience teaching boys and we’re constantly evolving our teaching methods to ensure our boys receive the best education possible.
According to new studies, the environment we create for our children has the greatest impact on the way they learn and what they learn.
Trinity is teaching boys in the best environment possible, setting them up for success by providing:
John Allen, Master of the Middle School
While most of us think a teacher’s role is simply to share knowledge and to help students learn, the reality is that a teacher is so much more to his or her students. Teachers set the tone in the classroom – they must be carer, mentor, disciplinarian, role model, crowd controller, nurse and confidant. They must walk the fine line between providing praise for a job well done, and spurring students on to reach their full potential.
Boys can be a puzzle for parents, particularly mothers. As we strive to remain connected with our adolescent sons, it can be difficult to understand why this can sometimes be a battle. According to psychologist and author, Steve Biddulph, boys experience three developmental phases of boyhood that are key to understanding and raising boys:
By Bradley Barr, Deputy Head Master – Students
The Head Master at Trinity Grammar School was often wont to say that Trinity was a boys’ school by choice and not by chance. It was not an accident of history. Successive Head Masters believed that there was value in providing a choice to educate children in a single sex school and the School continues to hold the view today.
“When will I ever need to use maths in real life?”, “Why is maths important?”, “Why do we need mathematics?”
These questions have echoed through maths classrooms and homes the world over. Apart from allowing us to make calculations that help us in our everyday lives, such as making purchases or preparing a budget, it can offer students so much more. Maths can be found in everything from music, art, and architecture to cooking, sport, and nature: “God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world,” said Paul Dirac.
By Ryan Lim (Year 7)
Trinity Grammar School offers a variety of opportunities for students to engage with music. For example, wind instruments, percussions, theory, choirs, various string instruments and much more. The School also offers many ensembles that perform regularly, such as Chapel Band, Trinity Singers and orchestras.
Fine motor skills involve the use of the smaller muscles of the hands. We use them in common activities such as getting dressed, opening lunch boxes and school bags or using pencils or scissors. The development of fine motor skills is important for children to carry out everyday tasks and gain a sense of independence.
By Alexander Chu, Year 6
In Trinity news, during the recent school holidays, 38 students and seven teachers from Trinity’s Preparatory and Junior Schools had the privilege to tour China over 10 days. I was one of these lucky students and it was my first ever visit to China. We spent six days in Beijing, two days in Xi’an, and two days in Shanghai. We got to experience what it was like in China. We also had the opportunity to learn more about Chinese culture and came back with a deeper understanding about China.
Parenting a teenager can be challenging. It is inevitable that a child who once seemingly idolised you and held your opinion and advice above all others, will rebel against you once they hit teenage years.