Education Matters

Student blog: An insight into the diversity of people in religion

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Dec 11, 2019 6:00:00 AM

By Christian Becvarovski and Thomas Calabro (Year 11)

The Year 11 cohort had the privilege to listen to Rabbi Gad Krebs, who expanded our knowledge on Judaism. Rabbi Krebs has been the fulltime Rabbi of the Kehill at Masada Shul (Synagogue) in St Ives since 2007.

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Topics: Christianity, Religious education

Head Master: What makes a good apology?

Posted by Tim Bowden on Nov 16, 2019 6:00:00 AM

By Tim Bowden, Head Master

I have been thinking a lot recently about apologies, and what makes a good apology.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Raising boys, Adolescence, Christianity, Boys learning

The benefits of a Christian education for young children

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 27, 2019 6:00:00 AM

From Preschool to Year 12, a student will spend over 17,000 hours in school. This is a substantial amount of time in an environment that will influence your child in a significant way. As parents, the decision to send your son to a Christian school means that you are positioning him in a setting that is underpinned by faith and supported by your own values. A faith-based school can help your son to flourish.

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Topics: Christianity, Religious education, Education

Embracing diversity and educating the whole boy

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 20, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Trinity Grammar School, situated in Sydney’s inner west, is a vibrant, diverse, multi-cultural, multi-faith boys’ school that has its foundations in the Anglican tradition. Established over 100 years ago, the School was originally founded for children of Anglican families in what was then known as the western suburbs. As Sydney has grown and changed, so too has Trinity.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Academic excellence, Christianity, Education, Diversity

Religious diversity in schools

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 15, 2019 6:00:00 AM

While many independent schools in Australia have an affiliation to a specific religion, many seek to ensure their community is diverse and represents the mix of religions, races, and cultures, found in our ever-increasing multi-cultural society. Whether in primary or secondary education, religious diversity strengthens the school community and helps students to gain a wider perspective, while developing empathy and an appreciation of others’ viewpoints.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Raising boys, Pastoral care, Christianity, Religious education, Boys learning, Diversity

Head Master: The Christian foundation of the School

Posted by Tim Bowden on Mar 5, 2019 6:00:00 AM

By Tim Bowden, Head Master

The guiding educational philosophy of Trinity Grammar School is Christian in its foundation and its expression. Trinity is a Christian school. More precisely, it is a school that stands in the evangelical Anglican tradition that is characteristic of the Diocese of Sydney. This Christian ethos has been consistently reinforced and adhered to by the School Council, the School’s Head Masters, and the School’s shared traditions and practices over the decades, and it is evidenced in our motto, our mission, and our educational principles.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Christianity, Religious education

Is faith relevant in contemporary education?

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Dec 30, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Religion in schools sometimes gets a bad rap, and from time to time faith in schools comes under scrutiny. When the 2016 Census data was released earlier this year, one of the findings to capture media attention was that nearly a third of Australians (30 percent) report having no religion. Christianity certainly remains the most common religion (52 percent), but it has been in decline since the late 1960s. Yet, enrolment in faith-based schools remains steady, so what role does faith play in a contemporary school setting?

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Christianity, Religious education, Boys learning, Education

The amazing reality of Christmas

Posted by The Reverend Greg Webster on Dec 22, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Greg Webster, Trinity Grammar School Chaplain

It's 1:30pm Wednesday – any Wednesday. It’s lunchtime and you're standing in the line at the cafeteria. It's a time for quiet reflection. None of your friends are around so there is no one to talk to. As you quietly contemplate the deep philosophical matters of your last English class, you notice the student in front of you in the line.

He's been running around on number two oval. The sweat is dripping off him, his shirt is wet and stuck to his back. You think quietly to yourself that this is not the greatest human specimen you've ever seen.

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Topics: Raising boys, Pastoral care, Christianity, Religious education

Four ways to encourage your child to embrace diversity

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 8, 2017 6:00:00 AM

As this week marks World Interfaith Harmony Week, it is important to acknowledge this and encourage your child to appreciate diversity in our society, in all its forms. At Trinity Grammar School we believe it is valuable for boys to understand and appreciate different religions, cultures, and values.

There are many ways you can encourage your child to embrace diversity, taking inspiration from World Interfaith Harmony week. Here are just four suggestions:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Christianity, Religious education, Boys learning

Why diversity matters in schools

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 15, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Diversity is more than paying heed to buzz-words such as harmony, inclusion and understanding, it is about action. At its’ core, diversity is about justice and fairness and removing the artificial barriers to opportunity provided by such indicators as race, ethnicity, gender and socio economic status. We all agree that without such barriers the world has an opportunity to put an end to the terror that greets us nightly on the news. But how do we move beyond the rhetoric and bring about meaningful and lasting diversity?

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Topics: Boys' education, Co-curricular activities, Christianity, Community service