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

Cybersafety: raising boys to be smart and safe online

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 28, 2017 6:00:00 AM

“Cyber bullying, harassment and online safety is the number one issue compromising the safety of kids in schools at the moment," said Senior Constable Susan McLean, Cyber Safety Advisor.

With the proliferation of websites, apps, online games and social media, today’s children are exposed to a vast array of content and images as well as being able to communicate and share with people across the globe. The content they are exposed to, information they share, and people they connect with, may not always be appropriate.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Cybersafety, Bullying, Trinity difference, Technology

Boys and influences: what to do when friendships turn toxic

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

Boys, like girls, can be easily influenced, both positively and negatively. They take advice and direction from those they admire. Parents often ask;

Are my son’s friends leading him astray? Are they a good or bad influence for my son?

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

Six recommended social media guidelines for your family

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Social media is an enjoyable, helpful tool that can enable you to keep in touch with family and friends. Young people will often communicate over social media when working on group assignments or organising events. They can also use it to help each other with homework or studies, so it can be a beneficial tool for your child’s education.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Cybersafety, Fathering, Bullying, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Pastoral care, Technology, Boys learning

2017 Life Skills programme kicks off at Trinity

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

Each term, the Trinity Grammar School Life Skills programme focuses on a different aspect of wellbeing and forms an integral part of the Personal Development curriculum in each grade from Kindergarten to Year 6. The focus for each term changes, and over the course of the year Trinity boys will learn about:

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Topics: All boys education, Bullying, Trinity difference, Early years, Support programs, Pastoral care, Boys learning, Junior School, Mental health

How parents can support children experiencing bullying

Posted by Tim Smith on Jan 27, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Unfortunately, bullying is an all too common experience for many Australian students. Approximately 1 in 6 Australian school students between the ages of seven and 17 report being bullied at least once a week - with more primary school-aged students experiencing bullying. 

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Topics: Bullying, Trinity difference, Pastoral care

Why boys schools should actively promote respect for women

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 23, 2016 6:00:00 AM

In light of upcoming White Ribbon Day on 25 November, we share our reasons why boys schools should actively promote respect for women and indeed all people in general, as respect should underpin all relationships. The pervasive issue of domestic violence continues to dominate the national conversation.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, All boys education, Fathering, Bullying, Trinity difference, Raising boys

What to do if your son is being bullied

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 5, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Bullying is a form of harassment which involves repeated intimidation, over time, of a less powerful person by a more powerful person or group of people.

What is bullying?
Bullying can present in a variety of forms including:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Bullying

How to partner with schools when issues arise

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 21, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Every child has a right to be heard. When schools and families work together in response to the concerns of boys, positive outcomes can be achieved.   

The notion that boys will adjust as they learn to develop, unsupported by adult role models, is usually misguided. In fact, when a child is bullied and encouraged to ignore the bullying behaviour the ramifications can be disastrous. It could send the message that bullying behaviour is acceptable, reinforcing that behaviour. Further, the perpetrator is left undisciplined to focus his attention on other boys.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Bullying, Pastoral care

6 ways parents can protect their child from bullying

Posted by Peter Green on Jan 13, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Unfortunately, bullying is an issue that most schools, at some time, have encountered. It’s an issue that requires staff, students and parents to work together to establish a culture that rejects bullying in all its forms. Every person has the right to fully participate in the life of the School, free from any bullying.

All boys have the right to be heard. At Trinity, we encourage boys to speak to staff when they experience a problem though we also emphasise the need for parents to advocate for their son, voicing his needs to the School, particularly if he does not feel able to do this for himself. For example: if a boy feels he has a grievance because he was not dealt with fairly by staff or peers, he has the right to be heard and parents should feel empowered to intervene on his behalf.

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Topics: Bullying