Education Matters

How creative skills can enhance academic results

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 10, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Sir Kenneth Robinson, British author, speaker and international advisor on education in the arts, made a powerful point that many students in school today will get jobs that haven’t even been created yet. Although he made this point over ten years ago, it is as valid today as it was then.

Learning a specific skill set doesn’t have the value in today’s world that it once did. However, learning to be more creative, and thus adaptable, is what prepares students for life during and after school.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Boys learning, Education

5 Ways to help your son plan his future

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

Exploring career options can be a time of great deliberation for your son, and he will inevitably look to you for advice and support. While some boys have known what they want to do for work from a young age, others might need more time and research to decide.   

The simple reality is that the world is changing at such a rate that parents are not always fully equipped with the resources to provide career advice, not to mention the fact that many jobs of the future may not exist yet. 

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Boys learning, Education

Gloves off as Richard Glover shares his story with Trinity

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 3, 2017 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Literacy, Boys' education, Fathering, Trinity difference, Reading, Raising boys, Arts, Libraries, Boys learning, Boys and literacy, Education

Five ways a coach can inspire boys

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 31, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Some boys discover a passion and love for a sport at a young age and can’t be held back; they pursue it with everything they have and demonstrate a true dedication to the sport. However, even these boys will have days when it doesn’t seem worth the effort. Other boys might love a good game of rugby or footy but are easily discouraged and doubt their ability. A good coach will help athletes stick at their chosen sport and improve their skills, but a great coach will inspire boys to develop physically and emotionally, as well as encouraging a love of sport and teaching life skills that can be applied off the field.

Here are five ways a coach can inspire boys:

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

Pastoral care at Trinity

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 30, 2017 6:00:00 AM

At Trinity, your son will experience a wealth of opportunities, allowing him to discover and develop his innate talents, skills and aspirations through the School’s extensive range of exceptional educational programmes.

One of Sydney's leading schools, Trinity prides itself on consistently having students in the top one per cent of the state, with many students graduating with University scholarships to leading institutions around the world. Our varied and engaging teaching methods incorporate authenticity and real-world learning. This ensures every Trinity boy is challenged, inspired and guided to become a successful, compassionate, internationally-minded man.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Pastoral care, Boys learning, Education, Mental health

5 Reasons why your son needs mentors

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 24, 2017 6:00:00 AM

In a world where there is pressure to succeed, relationships to negotiate and an increasing need to ‘fit in’, young people need support and reassurance from individuals they respect. While support can, and should come from you as parents, your son may benefit from guidance, advice and reassurance from beyond his family unit.

Mentors are usually individuals with more life experience. They have knowledge to impart and can support your son in his journey towards adulthood. They may be a facilitator of curiosity and critical thinking skills, someone to encourage enjoyment in learning, a promoter of life skills and wellbeing, or a role model for future success.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Trinity difference, Pastoral care, Improve learning

Fostering a healthy mind – the importance of emotional skills for boys

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 10, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Today, as it is World Mental Health Day, we look at the importance of emotional skills for boys, and why it should not be underestimated. Research has shown that emotional skills are crucial for children to become successful both socially and academically. How a child reacts emotionally to different situations can have an impact on their decision-making, how they behave and ultimately their happiness and wellbeing.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Boys learning, Mental health

The study of English and literature is constantly evolving at Trinity

Posted by Alison Boyd-Boland on Oct 9, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Alison Boyd-Boland, Dean of English

“I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine” – Emily Dickinson.

Emily Dickinson’s comment captures what is at the heart of the study of English and literature – a recognition of the power of the written word to convey meaning, to transport us to other times and places, and to inspire and extend our thinking.

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Topics: Literacy, Boys' education, Trinity difference, Reading, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Technology, Boys learning, Boys and literacy, Teachers

IB or HSC? Discover the best option for your son

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 29, 2017 5:00:00 PM

The decision about whether to take the IB or HSC path is an important choice for you and your son.

Trinity has a wide-ranging curriculum that caters for all students – from high potential learners to those more interested in vocational courses – with arguably the most extensive curriculum of academics, sports and the arts of any non-selective Independent Boys Schools across NSW.

Trinity offers two alternative academic programmes to cater for the different needs of our Senior School boys – the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and the Higher School Certificate (HSC). Both programmes have integrity and rigour, and while the HSC and the IB Diploma have much in common, there are important differences, and it is on those differences that boys, and their parents should base their decision.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, International Baccalaureate

Student story: A typical day in my life

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 22, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Daniel Jones, Year 3, Junior School

Growing up anywhere brings its problems, and I know that children in many other countries face problems that I couldn’t even imagine. So I’m going to be honest here … I don’t really worry about much. Let’s face it, I’m a nine year old boy … one of my biggest concerns is ‘What did mum pack in my lunch box?’

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Risk-taking, Education, Junior School, Students