Education Matters

Trinity runner up at 88th CAS Swimming Championships 2019

Posted by Ben Tuxford | Director of Swimming on Mar 27, 2019 6:00:00 AM

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. 

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Topics: Trinity difference, Sport and boys, Co-curricular activities

Choosing an age-appropriate musical instrument for your child

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 25, 2019 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Music, Performing arts, Co-curricular activities, Creative arts

4 Tips to encourage boys to dance

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 29, 2019 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Physical education, Boys and movement, Trinity difference, Performing arts, Creative empowerment, Co-curricular activities, Arts, Boys learning, Creative arts

Head Master: Meriden students will join the Trinity Cadet Unit

Posted by Tim Bowden on Dec 20, 2018 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Outdoor education, Trinity difference, Co-curricular activities, Cadets, Courses, Diversity

The sport of fencing: why the sabre is mightier than the sword

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 26, 2018 6:00:00 AM

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!

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Topics: Sport and boys, Co-curricular activities

Student story: The joys and benefits of debating

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 27, 2018 1:00:00 PM

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.

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Topics: Literacy, Co-curricular activities, Boys and literacy, Students

Student story: Trinity’s leading music programme

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

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.

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Topics: Music, Trinity difference, Performing arts, Co-curricular activities, Students

Head Master: Character and conduct matter

Posted by Tim Bowden on Apr 21, 2018 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Sport and boys, Academic excellence, Co-curricular activities, Teachers

Trinity News: Trinity student achieves an Australian first

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 14, 2018 6:00:00 AM

In recent Trinity news, 2017 graduate Brian Kim, of Baulkham Hills is the first ever Australian flautist to be accepted for under graduate study at a prestigious music school in Paris, and will be taught by Professor Phillipe Bernold, one of the world’s top flute teachers.

Still on a high from achieving 44/45 (an ATAR equivalent of 99.85) in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma last year, Brian did not rest on his laurels, practising vigorously ahead of auditions for tertiary study overseas. The effort paid off with Brian being offered a position at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, to study flute. Alumni of the Conservatoire include renowned French composers Claude Debussy, Georges Bizet, Maurice Ravel and Camille Saint-Saëns.

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Topics: Music, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Performing arts, Co-curricular activities, Arts, International Baccalaureate, Students

5 Negative impacts of over scheduling children

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 3, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Suniya Luthar, a psychology professor at Columbia University, has done extensive studies on the role of extracurricular activities in children’s lives. She says, “It’s good for kids to be scheduled. It’s good for them to have musical activities, sports or other things organised and supervised by an adult.” Outside activities make a child well-rounded. Not to mention it provides them with skills such as playing music or speaking another language which have been shown to improve learning in general. Sporting activities can help to keep children healthy both physically and mentally.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Pastoral care, Co-curricular activities, Mental health