Education Matters

Supporting your child's early literacy development

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

Literacy development is when your child learns about expressing him or herself with noises, words and language. It forms the foundation for reading, writing, communicating and interacting with people. When it comes to supporting your child’s early literacy development it is never too early to start!

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Topics: Literacy, Parenting tips, Early years, Reading, Boys and literacy, Early learning

Why you should read aloud to your child even if they can read for themselves

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 30, 2019 6:00:00 AM

For many families, reading aloud to children is a much-loved part of the bedtime routine. But how long do you continue to read aloud to children? Once they become competent readers and start to enjoy reading independently, it’s natural to assume that we don’t need to read aloud as often.

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Topics: Literacy, Reading, Raising boys, Improve learning, Boys learning, Boys and literacy

9 Fun ways to develop literacy skills

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 18, 2019 6:00:00 AM

To be literate, is to be capable of listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing, and using and modifying language for different purposes in a range of different contexts. Students develop literacy skills as they learn to use language confidently to communicate inside and outside of school. Developing literacy skills is about more than just gaining knowledge – it is about students becoming effective learners who are confident and motivated to use their communication skills broadly. We’ve put together a list of fun ways to help your child develop literacy skills.

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Topics: Literacy, Reading, Improve learning, Boys and literacy

Why it’s important to read to your child every night

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 14, 2019 6:00:00 AM

What happens in the first few years of a child’s life forms the foundations for the rest of his life. The early years of child development are a time where experiences irreversibly affect how the brain develops. Nurturing from a parent or a caregiver during this time supports healthy brain development and sets children up for success in school and in life.

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Topics: Literacy, Early years, Reading, Raising boys, Boys learning, Boys and literacy, Early learning

How this book changed my life

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

At Trinity Grammar School we asked staff and students, “Which book changed your life?” in support of the Copyright Agency’s ‘This Book Changed My Life’ social media campaign. The ‘This Book Changed My Life’ campaign asks Australians to upload their own stories and make a pledge to respect creators by agreeing to pay for books and eBooks, attribute creators and ask permission when using material in their own creations.

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Topics: Literacy, Boys and literacy

Benefits of Chess: how it improves your child’s learning

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 20, 2018 6:00:00 AM

It has been regularly cited that the game of chess, invented more than 1,500 years ago in India, has educational and strategic benefits to its players. For children who start playing chess from an early age, it has been claimed to have lasting and profound effects on their cognitive development.

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Topics: Academic excellence, Improve learning, Boys and literacy

Benefits of handwriting: why the pen is mightier than the device

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 12, 2018 6:00:00 AM

According to a report developed by the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, the majority of Australian children across all age groups are exceeding the current national recommended guidelines for screen time. Further, the report found that two-thirds of primary school-aged children have their own mobile screen-based device.

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Topics: Literacy, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Boys and literacy

How to improve writing skills

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 31, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Learning to write takes perseverance and practice. Young children can easily become frustrated and even fearful about writing. Often, writing tasks present the first opportunities for a child to utilise independent thought, so it can be quite daunting.

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Topics: Literacy, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Boys and literacy

Trinity news: Students excel in national poetry competition

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 27, 2018 6:00:00 AM

In Trinity news, Senior School students were invited to submit work for the 2018 Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards. The competition is the largest and oldest of its kind in Australia, attracting thousands of entries each year. While all boys are to be congratulated on their participation, special mention must go to Darcy Edwards and Liam Scott of Year 12.

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Topics: Literacy, Academic excellence, Boys and literacy, Students

Trinity News: Students excel in writing competition

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 13, 2018 6:00:00 AM

In Trinity News: The annual Trinity Junior School Writing Competition, drawing its theme of ‘Find Your Treasure’ from Book Week, saw students from Years 3 to 6 construct imaginative text using images as visual prompts. “I’ve thoroughly enjoyed seeing students excel in writing through this wonderful competition,” said Merilyn Ormes, Director of Curriculum/PYP Coordinator at Trinity Grammar School. “Their imagination and creativity never fail to surprise me,” continued Merilyn.

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Topics: Literacy, Boys and literacy, Students