Education Matters

Trinity students create impressive major works

Posted by Michael Leadbeatter on Sep 16, 2017 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Arts, Technology, Vocational training, Creative arts

Trinity students' learning extends beyond the classroom

Posted by Jacqueline Kelly on Sep 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Outdoor education, Trinity difference, Improve learning, Arts, Junior School, Creative arts, International Baccalaureate

Croissants and crime for breakfast

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 3, 2017 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Literacy, Fathering, Trinity difference, Reading, Raising boys, Arts, Boys and literacy, Education

Trinity Best of the Best Art Exhibition uncovers a breadth of talent

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 3, 2016 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Arts, Education, Creative arts

Trinity IB Visual Arts works are a feast for the eyes!

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 26, 2016 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Arts, Creative arts

How music enhances a boy's education

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 28, 2016 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Boys' education, Music, Trinity difference, Arts, Education

Creative skills that travel the world

Posted by Peter Bamford on Aug 12, 2016 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Arts, Creative arts, International Baccalaureate

Collaborative art brings students together

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 10, 2016 6:00:00 AM

In a monumental collaborative art project that links with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP), students from Kindergarten to Year 6 at Trinity Grammar Junior School in Summer Hill have created a unique art installation on a grand scale.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Performing arts, Arts, Education

How the pursuit of the creative arts can prepare you for life

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 5, 2016 6:00:00 AM

A Creative Arts classroom is not simply a place where the technical skills of painting, acting, photography, musicianship and drawing are taught. It is also a place where these skills are employed to express ideas, interrogate the world, formulate self-identity and to challenge assumptions. In fact, if you scratch the surface of any great artwork you’ll find more than just pigment … but rather, a battlefield of politics, religion, philosophy, history and culture.

Art allows students to value the lessons learned through the trials of experimentation and to understand the way in which the journey shapes the outcome. You need to prepare students for tragedies as well as triumphs. It’s what makes the final victory worthwhile.

Here are 5 ways that study of the arts can prepare children for life outside the classroom:

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Topics: Music, Performing arts, Arts

Trinity's tilt to Vivid Sydney

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 4, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Trinity’s Art Festival began early for our Year 7 and 8 students when they had an opportunity to work on a large scale artwork from concept to completion.

In May, the year cohort was broken into class groups of approximately 18 students and they then worked in pairs to design an artwork in response to the theme given to them and within the constraints of materials and size.

This year the theme was a tilt to VIVID Sydney. The year groups had to construct a sculpture from paper and wood. The sculpture was to be assembled into a larger frame that holds the group's work, and then be joined to other groups’ frames to create a circular sculpture installation that will be set up in the Compass Courtyard of the School at the Friday Night Fever event on Friday 3 June.

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Topics: Arts, Education

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