When you mention performing arts, most boys might think of musicals and plays, but performing arts actually covers a vast range of disciplines from music and drama to dance and public speaking. While many boys might also consider these activities enjoyable, they may not realise the academic advantages gained by those who actively participate in them.
The Annual Best of the Best Art exhibition showcases Trinity boys' diverse talents and creativity and is a highlight of the Creative Arts calendar each year.
This year hundreds of art students and parents gathered in The Delmar Gallery to attend the opening of the eagerly anticipated exhibition featuring works by Trinity boys in Years 7 to 11. The best artworks from each Year group are exhibited with prizes and High Distinction Certificates awarded to outstanding artworks that have been created over the last academic year.
Trinity Grammar School’s Arthur Holt Library has adopted a special way for boys and their parents to bond within the framework of literacy. By featuring books at breakfast, boys and their parents are given the chance to celebrate text by meeting authors, discussing books and enjoying breakfast all before the working day begins.
By Michael Leadbeatter, Dean of Technological and Applied Studies
The Technological and Applied Studies Department at Trinity Grammar School has had another busy year. I would like to recognise the great work of our students – we are so proud of their unique achievements. I’d also like to thank our staff members who have dedicated themselves to ensuring Technological and Applied Studies students get the best possible opportunities. They have spent many hours undertaking professional development, making sure they keep up-to-date with the latest technological and educational practices.
By Jacqueline Kelly, Year 3 Teacher, Junior School
Recently, Trinity Grammar School students from Year 3 in the Junior School embarked on an excursion to the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. The visit was aimed at supporting learning as part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) unit of Inquiry, “How the world works.” Students and teachers were very excited to take part in the hands-on experience combining horticulture and art.
Trinity Grammar School’s Arthur Holt Library continues to inspire lifelong learning and a love of reading through innovative programmes that celebrate text and promote literacy, particularly amongst boys. Discussing books at breakfast is just one way the School promotes literacy.
This week, as part of the 10-day Trinity Arts Festival, Trinity boys and their families enjoyed croissants and crime for breakfast at the Library’s second books@breakfast event, designed to provide students and their parents the opportunity to meet accomplished authors, discuss books and enjoy a light breakfast all before the working day begins.
The best artworks from all courses in the Visual Arts were exhibited at Trinity Grammar School’s Delmar Gallery for the annual Trinity Best of the Best Art Exhibition. Featuring over 500 of the best art works from boys in Years 7 to 11, the exhibition gave students and families alike the opportunity to the to see for themselves, the breadth of talent the School takes pride in nurturing.
Trinity’s Year 12 International Baccalaureate (IB) students recently exhibited their Visual Arts major works at Trinity’s Delmar Gallery. The Trinity IB artworks presented a feast for the eyes with pieces covering a spectrum of disciplines, from painting and pottery to sculpture and photography.
This exhibition is the culmination of work undertaken by Senior art students over the past year and demonstrates their personal investigation into visual arts.
For millennia, much has been written about how learning music enhances an education. We can start with Plato, Aristotle and Socrates, but neuroscience is giving tangible research-based evidence to support the age-old claims based on experience. One such researcher, Neuroscientist Daniel Wolpert from the University of Cambridge starts from a surprising premise: the brain evolved, not to think or feel, but to control movement. Watch his Ted Talk here. Teachers know how crucial the ability to cross the midline is to enable reading. This too is a motor activity.
It is claimed that over 60 percent of people prefer to look at pictures. A reputable United States study from the 1990s found that we process visual information 60,000 times faster than text. You probably interacted with over 100 visual images before you left home today.
It is indisputable that we live in a digital world that is becoming ever richer in the visual. The means to capture images has never been more accessible - think about the many pictures brought to you every day via social media. You know Facebook is blue, Cadbury is purple and McDonald’s is yellow. The visual is THE contemporary language, one that is universal, pertinent and powerful.