The Hon Karen Andrews MP, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, has addressed the first ever graduates of Trinity Grammar School’s pioneering Certificate II Leadership Through Cadets Course at the inaugural graduation ceremony held on Tuesday evening, 19 September 2017.
At Trinity Grammar School, ANZAC and Remembrance Days are significant events in the School calendar, reflected in the well-rehearsed and formal commemoration services that take place at the Summer Hill and Strathfield campuses.
ANZAC day is a particularly pertinent day as students, teachers and special guests recognise, remember and honour the Australian and New Zealand men whose sacrificial service in times of national and international crisis assured the freedom we enjoy today. At Trinity we believe this warrants our lasting gratitude and respect not only for the fallen, and those who served, but also for those who continue to serve in our armed forces.
November 11 marks an important day in history throughout the world. Remembrance Day commemorates the day World War I ended at 11:00am on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918. Yesterday, school children around the country acknowledged those who have served in wars with a minute’s silence.
Once an avenue of formal military training, the Australian Army Cadets is now a youth development organisation, which has transformed to reflect changing times and attitudes. Why do some schools place such importance in Army Cadets?
Leadership, in many forms, is a sought after attribute. Whether leaders are born or made is incidental to the many learning opportunities for boys at Trinity are given to experience leadership. One of the most significant opportunities that our boys have to lead is through the School’s Army Cadet Unit.
There are several advantages for boys who experience leadership in the Cadet programme.