Education Matters

Bullying and resilience – 6 ways to build boys up

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 16, 2017 6:00:00 AM

On the whole, you could be forgiven for thinking our kids have never had it so good. They’re likely to be healthier, wealthier and better educated than any generation before them. But increasingly, they report feeling anxious, stressed and depressed.

In a 2016 KidsHelpline report, the organisation reported that it received 3,828 counselling contacts (74 contacts a week, or 11 a day) in relation to bullying. And now, a new study has found that children experiencing bullying are more likely to experience some impact on their academic performance.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Bullying, Raising boys, Adolescence, Pastoral care, Boys learning, Mental health

Student story: The good and bad things about homework

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 14, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Oliver Berry, Year 6 Junior School

Homework. Every boy and girl hates it but really it is not such a bad thing, if we did not have homework we might forget things that are very helpful for our work or we might not ever practise mathematical equations which means we will forget how to do them. Homework is very short so it is not too bad to spend 40 minutes of your afternoon doing homework instead of going on your computer or playing outside because it makes your brain really have to turn on and focus and does not make you that tired. I think that you can also enjoy homework depending on what your teacher gives you. For example, ‘Mathletics’ - it can be much more fun than doing long maths equations.

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Topics: Homework, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Boys learning, Junior School, Students

5 Signs your son is ready for kindergarten

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM

A boy’s early education is vital in helping to create a positive experience of learning and developing a foundation for his future. At Trinity Grammar School, we believe Kindergarten can set the tone for the future of your son’s education.

Your son needs to have the developmental skills required to participate in a classroom environment, with the ability to make decisions, listen to instructions, and follow directions.

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Kindergarten at Trinity, Early years, Boys learning, Early learning, Education

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

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

7 ways of encouraging your son to show good sportsmanship

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 16, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Sport is important for keeping fit, team building and having fun. Whether it be playing soccer in the park with friends on the weekend or a rugby grand final against a rival school, demonstrating good sportsmanship and respect should be part of the game. If boys learn from a young age that good sportsmanship is a normal part of any sporting game, they will carry it with them throughout their adult lives. Whether facing defeat, or celebrating a win, the greatest sportsmen will show respect and humility in all sporting situations.

Here are seven ways of encouraging your son to show good sportsmanship.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Physical education, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Sport and boys, Co-curricular activities, Boys 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