Education Matters

Five tips on how to become more active as a family

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 9, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Staying active as a family is not only beneficial for you and your children’s health, it is also a great opportunity for your family to bond. Staying active improves your energy levels, encourages better sleep and helps maintain mental health. There are many benefits of family exercise, so what can you do to get your family moving?

Here are five tips on how to become more active as a family.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Boys and movement, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Sport and boys, Mental health

How participation in sport is encouraged at Trinity

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 21, 2017 6:00:00 AM

At Trinity Grammar School we aim to educate boys in mind, body and spirit with the focus being on academic education. Sport however, is not simply an adjunct to each boy’s education, but an integral part of it. Sport assists boys to develop important attributes of their character, and fosters respectful relationships and integrity.

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Physical education, Boys and movement, Trinity difference, Risk-taking, Sport and boys, Co-curricular activities, Boys learning

Why dance should play a role in an all-boys school

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 23, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Trinity Grammar School recently piloted a programme that saw 80 Year 8 students participate in a Dance Enrichment Programme that covered African Drumming, and Hip-Hop, Pop and Break Dancing. Designed to get the boys engaged with physical exercise, Activities Master Lachlan White said, “Rather than ask why dance should play a role in an all-boys school, we asked ourselves why it shouldn’t. There’s so much more to it than simply having fun – there are many health and wellbeing paybacks as well.”

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Topics: All boys education, Physical education, Boys and movement, Trinity difference, Sport and boys, Performing arts, Boys learning, Education

Six valuable life skills boys learn through sport

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 28, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Participating in sport at school is profoundly important for a boy’s learning, on several levels. Not only does it enhance the obvious fitness and sportsmanship skills, it promotes a healthy mind, and teaches boys how to interact with team mates and deal with wins and losses. At Trinity Grammar School, we incorporate compulsory Sport into the curriculum to help boys develop these skills and unlock their full potential.

There are many life skills boys learn through sport. Here are the top six:

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Topics: Boys and movement, Sport and boys, Co-curricular activities, Boys learning

Why movement is important to boys

Posted by Jason Cheers on Jan 14, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Research indicates that in order for boys to open up and talk, action-orientated activities such as sport, physical activity and movement in general are found to have positive results.

Boys can often reveal problems and issues of concern when engaged in activities such as walking the dog, kicking a football and participating in experiences they particularly enjoy.

In his publication, Boys And Their Schooling, Ian Lillico writes about how many boys convert their feelings to movement. Lillico argues that it’s very natural for boys and men to need space and use movement when they have an emotion or feeling to deal with. Essentially, movement for boys can rekindle their feelings. Here are some ways that Lillico provides as examples:

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Topics: Boys and movement