Education Matters

Benefits of being good at maths

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 14, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Having strong mathematical skills will help a boy in all aspects of life in today’s world. Maths encourages us to think critically and develop observational skills. It provides some foundational skills that enable us to identify and represent patterns – these are vital to achieve success at school and beyond. The benefits of being good at maths are many – here are just a few:

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Topics: Boys' education, Boys learning, Education

Behind the scenes creative arts courses

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 2, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Trinity Grammar School provides an extensive range of co-curricular activities for your son to discover and develop his skills and God-given talents. These programmes include activities aimed at developing important skills in leadership, communication, performance, creativity, decision-making and teamwork. From dramatic and creative arts to music and sport, co-curricular activities are essential to raising well-rounded boys, building their self-confidence and further enhancing their connectedness to the School.

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Topics: Music, Performing arts, Creative empowerment, Arts, Boys learning, Courses, Creative arts

Lessons learned through sport

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 8, 2019 6:00:00 AM

What happens on the sporting field doesn’t just stay on the sporting field. Through sport, boys are exposed to a variety of lessons that can be applied to everyday life and which will help your son to flourish. We’ve put together a list of five lessons learned through sport.

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Topics: Physical education, Raising boys, Sport and boys, Boys learning

Maths in everyday life applies to almost anything!

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 3, 2019 6:00:00 AM

There is a real-life application to almost every form of mathematics. It doesn’t necessarily mean that every student will use every bit of maths they learn, but teachers and parents can show how elements of maths relate to the world we live in. Here are several ways to demonstrate how maths in everyday life applies to almost anything.

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Topics: Boys learning, Education

Why you should read aloud to your child even if they can read for themselves

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 30, 2019 6:00:00 AM

For many families, reading aloud to children is a much-loved part of the bedtime routine. But how long do you continue to read aloud to children? Once they become competent readers and start to enjoy reading independently, it’s natural to assume that we don’t need to read aloud as often.

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Topics: Literacy, Reading, Raising boys, Improve learning, Boys learning, Boys and literacy

5 helpful ways parents can help with homework

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 14, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Homework plays an essential role in education but can have a significant impact on families. It can be difficult for parents to navigate the issue of how involved they need to be in their child’s homework commitments. The age of a child will invariably determine the level of parental involvement required. However, it is vital to remember that homework is intended for students to do by themselves.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Homework, Improve learning, Boys learning

International Women’s Day – a student perspective

Posted by Adam Chang on Mar 13, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Following last week's address from Head Master Tim Bowden, Year 12 student, Adam Chang shares his thoughts on International Woman's Day. He talks about why he thinks International Women’s Day and respecting women every day is so important. Here’s what he had to say ...

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Topics: Boys' education, Raising boys, Boys learning, Students

Five tips to help your child love maths

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 11, 2019 6:00:00 PM

Director of education and outreach at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Mary Mulcahy, said we use maths every day as an integral part of our lives — whether we realise it or not. Maths is critical in our day-to-day lives and many jobs rely on it. Facebook and Instagram for instance rely on mathematical algorithms. Further, Ms Mulcahy said, “Studies have also shown that people with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills are more flexible and creative and will be able to take advantage of a changing workplace and new jobs.” Developing skills in mathematics and problem solving is important for all students, regardless of their career aspirations.

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Topics: Raising boys, Boys learning, Study tips

Trinity News: rhythm of LEARNING

Posted by Deborah Williams on Mar 9, 2019 6:00:00 AM

By Deborah Williams, Academic Dean

In Trinity news the recent Scholars’ Assembly formally acknowledged the most outstanding academic achievements of the 2018 Year 12 cohort across HSC and IB. It was a recognition not only of numerical results, awards and scholarships earned, but also of the deliberate commitment and effort of the students themselves, and those who joined with them in their learning, particularly parents, siblings and Trinity staff. One of the highlights of the assembly, for me, was listening to Dr De Lany interview two young men about their experience, and to what they attributed their success.

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Topics: Academic excellence, Improve learning, Boys learning, Study tips, Education, International Baccalaureate

International Women’s Day - a perspective

Posted by Tim Bowden on Mar 8, 2019 6:00:00 PM

By Head Master Tim Bowden

In the first half of the twentieth century, a Jewish philosopher called Martin Buber wrote a book called I and Thou (you). This week at a Quad assembly, partly prompted by International Women’s Day, I attempted to explain and apply some of Buber’s insights to the context of our students. The following text is a version of that address.

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Topics: All boys education, Raising boys, Boys learning, Students