Education Matters

How to encourage your son to develop a love of photography

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 13, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Photography demands exploration and experimentation, and inspires creativity. It allows us to document historical and important moments in time, capture our own personal journey through life, or simply create art. It’s also known to be therapeutic and have a positive impact on mental wellbeing. Photography allows the opportunity to focus the mind and encourages the innate awareness of surroundings, promoting mindfulness and reducing stress. Perhaps the most significant benefit of photography is that it forces the photographer to view the world from a different perspective. It can reveal beauty simply by macro focusing on detail otherwise inaccessible to the eye; it can showcase juxtaposition; and it allows us to witness social and cultural differences.

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Topics: Creative empowerment, Arts, Creative arts

The nature of visual arts education

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 27, 2019 6:00:00 AM

With the ubiquitous nature of technology, it is clear that we live in a visual age. Central to this is a visual arts education. Although the practical skills taught in visual arts aren’t typically measured with tests or exams, these qualities are relevant and applicable in the workforce. As Elliot Eisner, Professor Emeritus of Child Education at Stanford University says, “We want our children to have basic skills. But they will also need sophisticated cognition, and they can learn that through the visual arts.”

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Topics: Boys' education, Creative empowerment, Arts, Boys learning, Creative arts

Behind the scenes creative arts courses

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 2, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Trinity Grammar School provides an extensive range of co-curricular activities for your son to discover and develop his skills and God-given talents. These programmes include activities aimed at developing important skills in leadership, communication, performance, creativity, decision-making and teamwork. From dramatic and creative arts to music and sport, co-curricular activities are essential to raising well-rounded boys, building their self-confidence and further enhancing their connectedness to the School.

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Topics: Music, Performing arts, Creative empowerment, Arts, Boys learning, Courses, Creative arts

How does art help students academically?

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 29, 2019 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Academic excellence, Improve learning, Arts, Creative arts

4 Tips to encourage boys to dance

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 29, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Dance dates back to prehistoric times (and probably even further back), and is a part of almost every culture. It’s an activity that transcends time and place, and is valued the world over. It makes us feel good, allows us to express ourselves and is a great form of aerobic exercise whether you dance in front of the mirror for yourself, at an event with friends, or on a stage for the enjoyment of others.

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Topics: Physical education, Boys and movement, Trinity difference, Performing arts, Creative empowerment, Co-curricular activities, Arts, Boys learning, Creative arts

The importance of visual art in boys’ education

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Dec 10, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Visual arts classes offer more than just a creative outlet and exhibitions that make parents proud of their boys’ newfound talents. In fact, visual art classes positively impact boys’ lives in many ways, enriching their learning experience in school. The benefits of visual arts classes may not seem obvious at first, but they all contribute greatly to the holistic development of your son.

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Trinity difference, Performing arts, Creative empowerment, Arts, Boys learning, Education, Creative arts

Trinity news: Young curators at Trinity

Posted by Steve Collins and Catherine Benz on Dec 6, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Steve Collins, Head of Visual Arts and Catherine Benz, Curator, Delmar Gallery

In Trinity news we congratulate Year 10 and Year 11 Visual Arts students, Lewis Kanellos, Alexander Little, James Wang and Lewis Dobbin, who have been selected for the inaugural Young Curators at Trinity initiative following a call-out to all Years 9-11 students.

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Topics: Creative empowerment, Arts, Creative arts, Students

7 Tips to help your child practise music

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 17, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Getting children to practise music can be challenging. Music practice requires routine and discipline and needs to be driven by parents. The study of music is a family commitment, in much the same way as rowing, swimming, or water polo. Music practice, particularly for younger children, is led by parents.

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Topics: Music, Academic excellence, Performing arts, Arts, Study tips

Student story: What I want to be when I grow up

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 24, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Brendan Geddes, Year 6, Preparatory School

My name is Brendan Geddes and I am a student from Trinity Grammar School’s Preparatory School. I’ve been asked to share what I want to be when I grow up.

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Topics: Arts, Junior School, International Baccalaureate, Students

Trinity News: Trinity student achieves an Australian first

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 14, 2018 6:00:00 AM

In recent Trinity news, 2017 graduate Brian Kim, of Baulkham Hills is the first ever Australian flautist to be accepted for under graduate study at a prestigious music school in Paris, and will be taught by Professor Phillipe Bernold, one of the world’s top flute teachers.

Still on a high from achieving 44/45 (an ATAR equivalent of 99.85) in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma last year, Brian did not rest on his laurels, practising vigorously ahead of auditions for tertiary study overseas. The effort paid off with Brian being offered a position at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, to study flute. Alumni of the Conservatoire include renowned French composers Claude Debussy, Georges Bizet, Maurice Ravel and Camille Saint-Saëns.

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Topics: Music, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Performing arts, Co-curricular activities, Arts, International Baccalaureate, Students