Education Matters

Six tips for encouraging boys to embrace challenges

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

Any boy can rise to a challenge. If your son views the challenge as something to overcome and conquer, rather than a setback, he is more likely to develop resourcefulness and resilience. Some boys may find that the uncertainty and difficulties of adolescence will affect their motivation and approach to challenges – this can mean that they do not relish the opportunity to prove themselves. Defeating a challenge will not only help your son to grow in character but will help to gain motivation for the next challenge he will inevitably face.

Here are six tips for encouraging boys to embrace challenges:

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

Boys in blue are no match for Trinity speed and agility

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM

In the spirit of community relationship building an Ashfield Police football team tackled a group of Year 12 students in a friendly football match at Trinity Grammar School this week, but the boys in blue were no match for Trinity speed and agility! While they put up a valiant fight, Ashfield Police failed to find the back of the net going down 5-0 to the Trinity XI Football side.

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Trinity difference, Sport and boys, Co-curricular activities

Ensuring your son establishes healthy friendships with girls

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 31, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Friendships are important to help children develop social skills and give them a sense of belonging and wellbeing. While they are very young, children tend not to distinguish between boys and girls and enjoy socialising with both. As they develop however, children learn that boys and girls are different and they generally start to gravitate towards children of the same gender. With the onset of puberty things change again and adolescents take an interest in the opposite sex once more.

This can be a scary time for parents, but it needn’t be. Contrary to what we read in the media, boys can have platonic relationships with girls. In fact, we should encourage it from an early age when the highly charged aspects of a romantic relationship are not in play. The ability to have healthy friendships with girls will be key to your son maintaining respectful romantic relationships later in life.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, All boys education, Fathering, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Pastoral care

Student blog: The importance of friendships

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 25, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Trinity Year 9 student, Joshua Yeoh

School life is filled with a diversity of emotions, it is a giant roller coaster ride, with ecstatic highs and devastating lows. Friendships are an immensely significant part of life at school, in dealing with different emotions and powering through difficult times whether in academics, sport, or any other personal issues that may be present.

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Trinity difference, Adolescence, Pastoral care, Boys learning, Middle School, Mental health, Students

Trinity student wins prestigious 2017 Trainee of the Year award

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

Year 12 student Nicholas Capovilla from Trinity Grammar School, was announced the winner of the School-Based Trainee of the Year for the Southern and South-Western Sydney region at the NSW Training Awards which took place at the Liverpool Catholic Club in June 2017.

The award recognises Nicholas’ excellence in the training sector, along with his commitment and innovative approach to formal studies at school and in the workplace. This is an outstanding achievement in the hotly contested Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, and has proven valuable for Nicholas in gaining industry skills and high levels of achievement in the construction industry.

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Academic excellence, Courses, Vocational training

Why failure can be the best teacher

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 17, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Four ways to develop your child's growth mindset

When Trinity Grammar School hosted adolescent psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg for a parent evening, he expressed his significant concern for this generation of young people’s low level of resilience compared to previous generations. He implored parents and educators to refrain from protecting young people in cotton wool, and instead, encourage them to learn to stand on their own two feet and deal with setbacks. Here we explore why failure can be the best teacher.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, All boys education, Fathering, Raising boys, Adolescence, Improve learning, Boys learning, Education, Mental health

A focus on careers gives students an individual purpose in learning

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

Trinity Grammar School recently hosted a joint Old Trinitarians’ Union (OTU) and Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Careers and Industry Expo at the Summer Hill campus. The event was designed to provide Years 10 to 12 students with an academic and vocational focus in creating future pathways, planning transition pathways, exploring career futures, strengthening student outcomes through vocational learning and building networks and connections.

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Boys learning, Education, Courses, Vocational training

What it means to be a school leader

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

What it means to be a school leader is a great ride of thrills and duties.

Our duties started after we went to the National Young Leaders Day. We had five speakers and two hosts there on the day. It was great fun and we were all inspired to help others and keep our duties up.

As a School Officer, my duties include: infant playground (recess and lunch), primary assembly, Leaders’ Corner and Morning Prayer.

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Education, Junior School, Leadership, Students

Midyear resolutions – how to set goals with your child

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 31, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Goal setting is a powerful skill that we should be actively teaching our children. It is a skill that will help them with self-control, self-efficacy and the confidence to achieve their dreams.

Midyear resolutions are a fabulous way to reboot and re-energise your mind, body and spirit. By reassessing the things that are important, your children will have new found motivation to take them through to the end of the year.   

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, All boys education, Fathering, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Boys learning, Study tips, Education, International Baccalaureate, 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

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