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The benefits of an all-boys education

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 10, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Benefits of an all-boys educationChoosing the right school for your son is one of the toughest decisions you will face as a parent. Everyone wants the very best for their son, so how do you know if you are making the right decision? 

School is the place where your son will spend up to 15 years of his life: building lifelong friendships; cultivating morals and values; meeting mentors; being inspired; and developing in mind, body and spirit. 

Trinity has over a hundred years of experience in helping boys discover their potential, passions and purpose in life. We understand boys and believe in the many benefits of an all-boys education. Here’s why: 

1. We understand boys
We know what boys need to flourish and we are focused on providing an environment where every boy is inspired to achieve his best. This begins in Pre-Kindergarten and continues through to Year 12. We know the developmental phases of a boy and the best approaches to engage with the way boys learn, using highly skilled staff, tailored programmes and excellent facilities. 

2. Male role models
We understand the importance of positive role models and we provide exceptional male (and female) role models to guide your son in his growth and development. Your son will be inspired, challenged, supported and encouraged by positive role models, whether they be teachers, support staff or fellow students.

3. Less pressure
As girls mature faster than boys, a single-sex learning environment can ease the pressure on boys, allowing them to acquire skills and knowledge at their own pace. This allows boys to develop confidence and pride in their abilities. They can challenge themselves without feeling pressure from more mature girls in the classroom.

4. Room to move
An all-boys education allows boys to explore different areas of interest. They are not held back by gender stereotypes and feel more confident engaging in a variety of co-curricular activities. At Trinity, we encourage boys to follow their interests, whether they be in Creative Arts, Sport, Cadets or Academic subjects.

5. Develop confidence
During adolescence boys can feel extremely self-conscious, inhibiting their behaviour and development. A single-sex school can minimise this issue, as boys need not worry about what girls in the classroom may think of them, boosting their self-esteem and giving them the confidence to risk trying new things.

6. Tailored academic programme
We understand that boys learn differently to girls, and as such, we conduct lessons, implement teaching practices and develop programmes that are best suited to the needs of boys. We provide learning activities that engage, inspire, encourage action and relate to your son. 

7. Focus on physical activity
We know that boys love to move – their energy levels differ to those of girls. Trinity provides numerous opportunities for boys to move, take part in physical challenges, and compete. We harness boys’ energy and use it as a learning tool when planning educational experiences.

At Trinity, we recognise the individual learning journey of every boy is different, and we strive to educate, inspire and nurture accordingly. We implement programmes specifically designed for boys, developing their mind, body and spirit, in an engaging and challenging environment.

To discover more about the benefits of an all-boys education and to experience the Trinity difference, register for our Open Day:

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Boys learning, Education