Education Matters

How to make homework fun in five simple ways

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 16, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Most parents can relate to the challenges that homework can present for children. It can require great powers of persuasion to encourage your son to sit down and focus on the task at hand. Wouldn’t it be great if there were ways and means to get your son to stop dreading homework?

Here are our helpful tips on how to make homework fun in five simple ways:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Homework, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Adolescence, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Boys learning, Study tips, Education

Celebrating parents and six tips for effective parenting

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 1, 2017 6:00:00 AM

June 1, marks the Global Day of Parents – proclaimed by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 2012. “It’s a chance to honour parents throughout the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.”

The UN also states that, “For the full and harmonious development of their personality, children should grow up in a family environment and in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding.”

It is easy to take the role of a parent for granted. On any given day a parent’s duties can include, spiritual leader, motivational speaker, chef, teacher, doctor, housekeeper, adviser, personal assistant, entertainer, accountant and chauffer to name just a few.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Trinity difference, Early years, Raising boys, Adolescence, Boys learning, Mental health

How to teach boys to say sorry

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 26, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Raising boys to be caring, considerate and compassionate young men is one of those essential life skills that for most parents is hardwired. Just like teaching them how to tie a tie, the importance of good manners, and how to drive a car safely, the desire to see our sons respect the feelings of others and show remorse when conflict arises is powerful.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Adolescence, Boys learning, Mental health

How mothers can maintain a close bond with their sons through adolescence

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 24, 2017 6:00:00 AM

With Mother’s Day recently, we look at the special relationship between mother and son. During their early years, many boys are overjoyed with the thought of spending time with their Mum and they revel in hugs, play time, chats and simply being with you.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Adolescence, Pastoral care

Boys and influences: what to do when friendships turn toxic

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 22, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Boys, like girls, can be easily influenced, both positively and negatively. They take advice and direction from those they admire. Parents often ask;

Are my son’s friends leading him astray? Are they a good or bad influence for my son?

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Bullying, Raising boys, Adolescence, Pastoral care, Mental health

The importance of family support

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM
“Families are society’s most important building block. Strong families equate to strong communities because they embody caring for others, connectedness with people, and providing hope, support and comfort,” Dr Brain Babington, CEO of Families Australia.

International Day of Families coincides with the beginning of National Families Week. It is a time to celebrate family, show appreciation for their love and support, and share in the enjoyment of your favourite family activities.

Here we look at the importance of family support and seven ways that it shapes your child’s life.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Trinity difference, Early years, Raising boys, Adolescence, Risk-taking, Boys learning, Early learning, Mental health

My reflections on the benefits of Field Studies

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

By Trinity Year 9 student James Browning

There aren’t many schools that give Year 9 boys the experience of spending a month away from home to take on new challenges and learn to push past adversity.

Recently, I spent a month at the Trinity Field Studies Centre at Woollamia. Four weeks like no other, where I was able to challenge myself, make new friends and learn more about who I am.

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Physical education, Outdoor education, Trinity difference, Adolescence, Boys learning, Education, Students

Five ways household chores develop responsibility and worth

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 5, 2017 6:00:00 AM

“I’ve cleaned my room, vacuumed the car and put out the bins. Is there anything else you would like me to do?” Is this what you hear from your son on a daily basis? If so, you are winning the battle of wills. More often than not however, the response we hear is, “I’ll do it later” or “do I have to?”

Children do not like doing chores for much the same reason we don’t like doing them – they’re not very exciting or stimulating. So why should we continue to fight this battle?

Household chores are a part of daily life and by encouraging our children to participate in completing them, we are assisting them to develop emotionally, physically and socially. Here are five ways household chores develop responsibility and worth for children.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Adolescence, Boys learning, Mental health

Encouraging your son to think before he jumps

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 22, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Boys are curious by nature and generally more impulsive than girls. Impulsive behaviour and risk-taking is natural for boys and forms a normal part of their growing up. However, it’s important to help your son learn to manage impulsive urges early on, so that he understands the consequences of his behaviours and can learn to make considered decisions as he develops. Good decision making skills are invaluable in life, and are developed from an early age.

Below are four simple tips for encouraging your son to think before he jumps:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, All boys education, Fathering, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Adolescence, Risk-taking, Boys learning

Five ways to stay connected with your teenage son

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 20, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Being a teenager can be difficult and challenging. The eclectic mix of emotions, hormones, friendships and pressures can make for a difficult time for your son. It is a time of discovery, learning and growing up and unfortunately for parents, they may not feel the closeness that they once did with their son. Some teenage boys prefer to spend time with their friends or sit in the privacy of their room, instead of spending time with parents and other family members.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Adolescence