Trinity Grammar School provides boys with the opportunity to learn broadcasting and production techniques, in addition to other behind the scenes creative arts courses. For some boys, this is a great alternative to being in the spotlight. These opportunities allow them to work behind the scenes making videos or helping to stage school productions with lighting, filming and sound. Courses such as these are essential to raising well-rounded boys, building their self-confidence and further enhancing their connectedness to the School.
The role of extra-curricular activities is predominantly to help boys develop into well-rounded individuals. At Trinity Grammar School, we refer to ‘co-curricular’ rather than ‘extra-curricular’ activities, as we believe they are paramount to an education in mind, body and spirit and run alongside the curriculum as a vital support to it, rather than be considered ‘extra’. The reasons why boys should be involved in extra-curricular activities are many and participation should be encouraged, yet finding a healthy balance is crucial because there is the a risk of overscheduling children. Nevertheless, boys who participate in a range of co-curricular activities can develop many skills that will help them to flourish, including:
By Ben Tuxford | Director of Swimming
The 88th CAS Swimming Championships were held recently at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre. Our swim team of around 50 boys from ages 11 to 18, had been preparing for this event since being defeated by Knox in 2018, as we knew wholeheartedly that they would again be our main rivals on the night to take home the coveted Thyne Challenge Shield. From our prior calculations, we knew it was going to be a very close point score. To bring the Shield home for the 24th time, our boys were forced to compete at their very best for each point on offer, as there would be no easy races to win.
Studies have shown that playing a musical instrument enhances a boy’s education in many ways, from sharpening their fine motor skills and facilitating their emotional and behavioural development to improving literacy and even numeracy.
Dance dates back to prehistoric times (and probably even further back), and is a part of almost every culture. It’s an activity that transcends time and place, and is valued the world over. It makes us feel good, allows us to express ourselves and is a great form of aerobic exercise whether you dance in front of the mirror for yourself, at an event with friends, or on a stage for the enjoyment of others.
By Tim Bowden, Head Master, Trinity Grammar School
We recently announced a significant change to the Cadet Unit at Trinity; that is, from the start of 2019 Meriden students will join the Trinity Cadet Unit.
Trinity students are encouraged to hit others first, run with sharp objects, always start the fight and generally do everything their parents have told them not to do … but only if they are on the fencing team, and only when they are in training or competing in a bout of fencing!
By Imran Parker, Preparatory School Debating Captain 2018 (Year 6)
At Trinity Grammar School, we have many opportunities to participate in debating; students can join three different debating competitions - ISDA, IPSHA and House debating.
By Ryan Lim (Year 7)
Trinity Grammar School offers a variety of opportunities for students to engage with music. For example, wind instruments, percussions, theory, choirs, various string instruments and much more. The School also offers many ensembles that perform regularly, such as Chapel Band, Trinity Singers and orchestras.
By Tim Bowden, Head Master Trinity Grammar School
In recent weeks the Commonwealth Games have been rolling on in the background of my family’s consciousness. I must admit that we haven’t paid very much attention, being vaguely aware that Australia continues to dominate in the swimming and that, overall, people seem to be having a good time. However, we did make a big effort to be in front of the screen with Trinity Grammar School Old Boy, Rohan Browning (Class of 2015) competing on the athletics track.