Education Matters

Understanding the league table of school results

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 15, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Each year, the league table of school results provides a snapshot of the performance by schools across the State. Trinity Grammar School is considered to be one of the very best schools in the nation, and the world. However, due to the limitations of the league tables, Trinity’s high performance may not always be reflected accurately in the league tables.

The core reason for this is that the league tables are formulated by the percentage of Higher School Certificate (HSC) Band 6 results alone.

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Co-curricular activities, Education, Courses, International Baccalaureate

3 ways the IB Diploma can positively impact admission to university

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 11, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Participation in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma has almost tripled in popularity since the early 2000s. At Trinity, we’ve also seen a growing number of students elect to take this challenging and rigorous education option.

Trinity IB Diploma candidates have consistently demonstrated that they are among the world’s best. In 2017, the average score equated to an ATAR of 95.85, with 33 percent of our students achieving an IB score of 40 or above (ATAR 98.30+), considered the equivalent of the Premier’s All-Rounder award and earning an IB Certificate of Distinction. The results also reveal that 79 percent of our IB students achieved an IB score of 33+ and therefore an ATAR equivalent to 90+.

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Co-curricular activities, Boys learning, Education, International Baccalaureate

5 ways performing arts can benefit your son

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Dec 14, 2017 6:00:00 AM

When you mention performing arts, most boys might think of musicals and plays, but performing arts actually covers a vast range of disciplines from music and drama to dance and public speaking. While many boys might also consider these activities enjoyable, they may not realise the academic advantages gained by those who actively participate in them.

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Topics: Boys' education, Music, Academic excellence, Performing arts, Co-curricular activities, Arts, Boys learning

Student story: Reflections on the Constitution Convention

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Dec 12, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Cameron Strauss, Year 12

On the 6 November 2017, 119 other students and I, representing their schools from across NSW took part in discussing the relevance of Section 44 of the Australian Constitution (dual citizenship restrictions on parliamentarians). It was, overall, a great experience in which I met many interesting people from across the state.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Co-curricular activities, Education, Students

Work, rest and play: 5 tips for helping your son find balance

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 21, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The school term can pass by in the blink of an eye – a whirlwind of assessments, sports fixtures, music lessons and homework.

In our increasingly overscheduled lives, it is easy for boys to find themselves close to burnout point by term’s end. Finding a balance between work, rest and play can often be hard for parents to manage, let alone children with their various academic commitments and the myriad of co-curricular opportunities on offer.

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Topics: Parenting tips, All boys education, Raising boys, Co-curricular activities, Education

Five ways a coach can inspire boys

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 31, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Some boys discover a passion and love for a sport at a young age and can’t be held back; they pursue it with everything they have and demonstrate a true dedication to the sport. However, even these boys will have days when it doesn’t seem worth the effort. Other boys might love a good game of rugby or footy but are easily discouraged and doubt their ability. A good coach will help athletes stick at their chosen sport and improve their skills, but a great coach will inspire boys to develop physically and emotionally, as well as encouraging a love of sport and teaching life skills that can be applied off the field.

Here are five ways a coach can inspire boys:

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Physical education, Trinity difference, Sport and boys, Co-curricular activities

Trinity shines at NSW All Schools Track and Field Championships

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 27, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The NSW All Schools Track and Field Championships were held recently over four days at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre. Over 2000 athletes from across all NSW school sectors (government, cathothic and independent) competed to be crowned the best in the State.

Trinity Grammar School had the highest representation with 52 athletes giving it their all in an attempt to run the fastest, jump the highest and throw the furthest, and amidst some fierce competition, they managed to top the medal tally!

At the conclusion of the gripping and epic competition, Trinity Grammar School brought home an astonishing 27 medals, 13 national qualifiers and seven School records, achieving its best ever result collectively as a school.

When asked about stand-out performances, Trinity Grammar School Director of Track and Field, Andrew Murphy said, “It’s difficult to single out stand-out performances when 27 medals were won, however Alexander Kolesnikoff of Year 12 broke the State and Meet records in the Under 18 Shot Put throwing a massive 20.69 metres and Theo Kidd of Year 9 also broke a Meet record in the 200 metres Hurdles running a time of 26.9 seconds.”

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

7 ways of encouraging your son to show good sportsmanship

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 16, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Sport is important for keeping fit, team building and having fun. Whether it be playing soccer in the park with friends on the weekend or a rugby grand final against a rival school, demonstrating good sportsmanship and respect should be part of the game. If boys learn from a young age that good sportsmanship is a normal part of any sporting game, they will carry it with them throughout their adult lives. Whether facing defeat, or celebrating a win, the greatest sportsmen will show respect and humility in all sporting situations.

Here are seven ways of encouraging your son to show good sportsmanship.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Physical education, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Sport and boys, Co-curricular activities, Boys learning

Trinity crowned 2017 CAS Track and Field champions!

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 2, 2017 6:00:00 AM

In a highlight of the School calendar year, Trinity boys rallied to support the Track and Field team at this year’s 88th CAS Schools Track and Field Championship held at the Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre.

In a mighty afternoon and evening of strong competition, the six Combined Associated Schools (CAS) teams ran, jumped and threw as their peers attempted to outdo each other in the supporter stands with chants, cheering and singing spurring on competitors. The constant roaring from the enthusiastic Trinity crowd helped its athletes run faster, jump higher and longer, and throw further in their quest for glory.

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

Why education should extend beyond the classroom walls for early learners

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 18, 2017 6:00:00 AM

We all want our children to be passionate, curious and motivated to learn about the world around them. So how do we provide them with the opportunities they need to encourage this inside and outside of the classroom?

At Trinity Grammar School, we believe that your son’s education should extend beyond the classroom walls. Co-curricular activities are essential to growing well-rounded boys who are confident, passionate, curious and motivated to learn.

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Topics: Music, Trinity difference, Early years, Improve learning, Co-curricular activities, Early learning, Junior School