Education Matters

Understanding childhood fears and how to deal with them

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 2, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Children can fear anything from monsters and dentists, to flies and water. It’s important to recognise that fear is a normal aspect of growing up. Broken down, certain fears tend to be common to particular age groups, though there are no hard and fast rules.

It is important to understand that not all fear is bad. You want your children to have a healthy avoidance of certain things like spiders, drugs, busy roads or even strangers. The key to understanding childhood fears, is to recognise that they are a normal part of your child’s development as he or she starts to learn more about the world. Children’s fears are likely to change over time. The key is to acknowledge the fear and help your child to face it rather than protect them from it.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Early years, Raising boys, Adolescence, Boys learning

5 Tips for fostering the creative spirit in your son

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

Creativity is billed to be the third most valuable skill in the workforce in the next two years, according to the World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs report.

Why is it important for children to be creative? With rapid advancements in technology, artificial intelligence and automation, the next generation will need to be creative and adaptable with proven problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Creativity no longer belongs in the realm of the creative arts, it is a necessary skill for all aspects of learning and will be a workforce requirement in all manner of industry.

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Topics: Parenting tips, All boys education, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Creative empowerment, Pastoral care, Boys learning, Creative arts

Why boys shouldn’t sit still

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 21, 2018 6:00:00 AM

It is well known that children need to move far more than adults do. There is also strong evidence to suggest that incorporating physical activity and movement into classroom learning can improve concentration, student engagement and enjoyment of lessons, and improve interpersonal relationships with both peers and teachers.

In an Australian study into the impact of integrated movement-based activity on primary-aged children, one teacher remarked, “Adults need coffee to have the energy to continue with their busy lives. I give my students ‘coffee’ through movement.”

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

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

5 Benefits of agile learning spaces for boys

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 2, 2018 6:00:00 AM

In recent years, a transition to agile learning spaces in education settings has been gaining a lot of momentum. In contrast to traditional classroom layouts, agile learning spaces are designed to be fluid, adjustable and flexible. They are intended to promote classroom discussion and collaboration, improve student engagement and enhance creativity. Research also suggests that learning environments can improve academic performance, so you can see why it’s become such a hot topic.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Boys learning, Education, Students

8 Benefits of Pre-Kindergarten

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 26, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Enrolling your son in Pre-Kindergarten is a big decision, and one that requires due consideration. Is it too soon? How do you know if your son is ready? Will it be beneficial? The list of questions is endless. 

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

Why boredom is good for children

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

Many parents will have encountered a bored child at some point in their parenting journey, especially on the back of school holidays! Out of guilt and impulse, our increasingly busy lifestyles can sometimes lead us to respond to children’s complaints of boredom with a never-ending list of suggestions and activities. However, this only serves to teach him to rely on external stimulus for entertainment. It also reinforces the constant societal need to appear ‘busy’. Sometimes, it’s OK for children to be bored. In fact, it can be a good thing!

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

Why it's important for your child to read fiction books

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 23, 2018 6:00:00 AM

According to the Australian Research Council and Macquarie University’s report Reading the reader, how we read has changed dramatically as a result of the introduction of technology. With so many digital alternatives on the market, the consumption of the traditional paperback has seen a significant reduction.

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Topics: Literacy, Trinity difference, Reading, Academic excellence, Pastoral care, Improve learning, Libraries, Boys learning, Boys and literacy, Education

10 Ways private education can benefit your son

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 18, 2018 6:00:00 AM

The great public versus independent education debate will never end. With so many to consider, choosing the right school for your son can be a daunting decision.

At Trinity, we believe there are 10 ways private education can benefit your son:

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Boys learning, Education

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