Education Matters

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

6 Amazing backyard experiments for your school holidays

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 11, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Children are inquisitive by nature, absorbing new information with wonder. The lessons children learn through experimentation and observation make learning ‘real’ and relevant. We encourage you to introduce your children to the joys of science with these six amazing backyard experiments for the school holidays.

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Topics: Parenting tips, All boys education, Outdoor education, Trinity difference, Boys learning

Boys and body image

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

In 2015, the ABC’s news program, Behind the News (BTN) conducted the biggest survey of children’s mental health in history. It was called the Happiness Survey and 20,000 kids responded. The survey was designed to find out the kinds of things that affect children – what makes them happy, and what makes them sad or worried. The results from the 2017 Happiness Survey are in and once again it offers some surprising insights into what makes kids tick.

This time 47,000 Australian children, aged between six and 18, responded to questions on issues such as being different, bullying, arguments, family, friendships, schoolwork, world problems, body image, their future and health.

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Topics: Parenting tips, All boys education, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Boys learning, Education, Mental health

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