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Teaching boys is second nature at Trinity

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 8, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Teaching boys is second nature at TrinityThe 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: 

  • Opportunity to explore talents
    Many boys struggle to identify their innate talents. At Trinity Grammar School, boys can choose a range of activities in addition to academic subjects. We offer Performing and Creative Arts, Sport, Cadets and more, so there are numerous opportunities for boys to try many things in order to discover what they are good at or enjoy.

  • Teaching boys is second nature at TrinityBuilding confidence
    At Trinity we focus on a ‘growth mindset’ to ensure that each boy is performing to the best of his ability. Our overall aim is for boys to be constantly striving to beat their personal best performance and never give up in the pursuit of being the best student they can be. We instil confidence by encouraging boys to give things a go, and helping them to learn from their mistakes, recognising that our first effort is not our best effort.

  • Teaching social responsibility
    Trinity teaches boys that charity is not always about raising funds for others less fortunate – sometimes it is about advocating on behalf of those groups and inspiring others into action in their own lives. They learn that diversity does not always present itself at the gates of the School, and that they must seek out opportunities to immerse themselves in its richness. This requires genuine understanding and empathy.

    In keeping with our ethos for an all-round education, Trinity places great importance on providing service to others.

  • Focusing on physical activity
    We find that boys don’t like to sit still for long periods of time – they love to move. Physical activity plays a fundamental role in the School in producing balanced and well-rounded young men. Sport is actively encouraged and apart from daily sporting activities, our boys play compulsory weekend sport.
     
  • Taking learning outdoors
    Aside from various camps that Trinity offers, our state-of-the-art Field Studies Centre further enhances our ‘best practice’, holistic approach to education for boys in the upper primary to senior years. It allows for integration of skills such as problem solving, organisation, teamwork, leadership and judgement, as well as academic and physical pursuits.

    Trinity’s Field Studies programmes incorporate adventure activities, academic study, community service and reflection on the Christian values of the School. It affords our boys the life-forming opportunities of living in community, and learning about oneself and others from the experience, in a setting where they are nurtured and challenged. It supports our efforts to help each boy reach his full potential, develop his passions and importantly, discover the emerging purpose in his life’s journey.

For over a hundred years Trinity Grammar School has educated boys in mind, body and spirit. Our mission is to provide a thoroughly Christian education for boys from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12, imparting knowledge and understanding of the world we live in, and recognising the importance of spiritual qualities in every sphere of learning. Fuelled by a pastorally aware culture with exceptionally high levels of individual student attention, we aim to know, understand and nurture each boy to help him realise his potential, passion and purpose in life.

To learn about the Trinity difference and to discover why we’re one of Sydney’s top boys’ schools, register for our upcoming Open Day.

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Boys and movement, Raising boys, Boys learning