Digital technology, which includes computers, smartphones and tablets, as well as social media and other mobile apps and digital software, is pervasive in a boy’s personal life. However, digital literacy is important in education as it is a proven tool for enhancing learning experiences. Boys already have access to and familiarity with a range of digital tools — parents can encourage the utilisation of these tools to make for a more effective learning experience. Here are just some of the ways digital technology can support learning:
Trinity Grammar School, situated in Sydney’s inner west, is a vibrant, diverse, multi-cultural, multi-faith boys’ school that has its foundations in the Anglican tradition. Established over 100 years ago, the School was originally founded for children of Anglican families in what was then known as the western suburbs. As Sydney has grown and changed, so too has Trinity.
Pioneering studies released in the 21st century have found there is a robust connection between learning spaces and learning outcomes. A Harvard study that examined the foundations for student success, discovered that environmental exposures in school buildings can impact student health, thinking and performance. Strategic use of space can positively impact the education journey – both teachers and students feel inspired to achieve excellence.
By Aryan Nair, Year 7
Year 7, high school, the big League! As I prepared to start high school it felt very daunting. My first day at Trinity Grammar School was on 29 January 2019. I thought it would be a tough start to school, with no friends, new teachers and a completely new school environment.
At Trinity Grammar School, we understand that every boy is unique. The breadth and diversity of our subject choices and academic pathways helps boys to discover their God-given talents and ultimately facilitates an environment where boys can fulfil their life’s purpose. That is why we offer both academic and vocational pathways for our students – one of which is the Higher School Certificate (HSC). This blog will help to showcase the broad range of HSC courses available at Trinity.
Scholarships provide remission of tuition fees and/or education costs to deserving students who will make a positive contribution to a school community. Generally, applications are available to both current students and students from other schools, and have the potential to add diversity and vigour to the student body. There are many reasons why scholarships are important, but fundamentally it comes down to providing worthy students with a quality education to which they may otherwise not have access.
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 Deborah Williams, Academic Dean
In Trinity news the recent Scholars’ Assembly formally acknowledged the most outstanding academic achievements of the 2018 Year 12 cohort across HSC and IB. It was a recognition not only of numerical results, awards and scholarships earned, but also of the deliberate commitment and effort of the students themselves, and those who joined with them in their learning, particularly parents, siblings and Trinity staff. One of the highlights of the assembly, for me, was listening to Dr De Lany interview two young men about their experience, and to what they attributed their success.