Education Matters

Why I chose an all-boys school for my son

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 15, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Marisa, Trinity parent

When our son was born, we had high hopes that he’d be a confident, happy and well-loved child. By the time he was old enough to start school, he was indeed all of these things! He showed curiosity for the world around him, had a fascination for stars, and was a loving, funny, happy-go-lucky kid.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, All boys education, Boys and movement, Raising boys, Education

Teaching boys is second nature at Trinity

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 8, 2018 6:00:00 AM

The jury is still out on whether boys learn differently to girls. At Trinity we have over a century of experience teaching boys and we’re constantly evolving our teaching methods to ensure our boys receive the best education possible.

According to new studies, the environment we create for our children has the greatest impact on the way they learn and what they learn. 

Trinity is teaching boys in the best environment possible, setting them up for success by providing: 

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Boys and movement, Raising boys, Boys learning

Teacher perspective: An enlightened view of being male

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 28, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Bradley Barr, Deputy Head Master – Students

The Head Master at Trinity Grammar School was often wont to say that Trinity was a boys’ school by choice and not by chance. It was not an accident of history. Successive Head Masters believed that there was value in providing a choice to educate children in a single sex school and the School continues to hold the view today.

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Raising boys, Teachers

How to teach empathy to children

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

Empathy is the ability to understand and experience the feelings of others, and to respond in helpful ways. It’s imperative that children be taught to have empathy towards their peers. Whilst some children can show empathy more naturally than others, it is an important skill for all to learn.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Boys learning

The value of being an Australian Army Cadet

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 30, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Training provided in the Australian Army Cadet Unit at Trinity develops character, leadership skills and instils a sense of service in young people.

Leadership skills and experience are highly valued in both the workplace and society generally. The Australian Army Cadets programme equips students with vital life skills and can provide some advantage in the quest for scholarships and jobs.

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Topics: Boys' education, Physical education, Outdoor education, Trinity difference, Cadets, Leadership

Head Master: 4 Good things about school uniforms

Posted by Tim Bowden on Mar 23, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Recently at assembly, I addressed the topic of uniforms with the students. In the short time that I have been at the School, uniform has already been raised as a topic of discussion. Students tend to be more interested in potential modifications to the uniform, of challenging the reasonableness of an aspect of the uniform, or the introduction of more mufti days. Some parents want to let me know how smart the students look, or how slovenly the students look. Some teachers want me to know either that they are tired of being the only ones to maintain standards, or that they think we are focussing too much on the externals and we should relax.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Academic excellence

4 ways to help your son with social skills development

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 5, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Social development is critical to the growth and wellbeing of young people, particularly as they enter adolescence. Social skills for kids are less about being the most popular kid in school, and more about a child’s ability to form meaningful bonds with others.

Teaching kids social skills is not as difficult as it may sound. Let’s start with the basics.

Vanderbilt University found the top 10 social skills children need to succeed in school, based on surveys of 8,000 elementary teachers and two decades of classroom research, are to:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Fathering, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Adolescence, Boys learning, Education

9 tips for how to promote positive friendships for boys

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

Think about this: ‘Do you worry about your son more as a young adolescent than you did when he was a newborn baby?’ Research has revealed it is certainly the case for many parents in Britain, where seven-in-ten parents worry about the decisions their teenager makes. Much of this angst stems from the friendship choices our children make and a desire to see our children build positive, healthy and supportive friendships that will sustain them into adulthood.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, All boys education, Fathering, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Pastoral care, Education

How to help your child transition to high school

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 22, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Your child’s transition to high school can be overwhelming and stressful, or an exciting period full of possibilities. With careful preparation and guidance, your son can experience the latter.

Here are five steps to help your child transition to high school and adapt quickly to his new environment.

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Topics: Boys' education, Raising boys, Adolescence

6 early learning holiday activities to broaden your son’s mind

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

School holidays present an opportunity to spend quality one-on-one time with your son, though keeping him from getting too bored can be a challenge. Some boredom can promote creativity, but if you’re struggling to keep him occupied, we have some ideas to help your son get creative, investigate and continue learning. 

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Fathering, Early years, Raising boys, Improve learning, Boys learning, Early learning