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.
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.
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.
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.