Education Matters

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

Trinity news: Sam dives into a bright future

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

In Trinity news this week, Year 10 student Sam Fricker, who is a rising star in the diving world, recently competed with the Australian Diving Team in the 23rd FINA International Grand Prix in Rostock, Germany, finishing a commendable 18th for the 10-metre platform event.

Coach Vyninka Arlow, 1998 Commonwealth Games Gold Medal winner and veteran of two Olympic and two Commonwealth Games, said Sam is the hardest working athlete she has ever coached and that is why he has gained Australian team selection so quickly. “The Rostock competition was an extremely high-level competition and it was a fantastic experience for Sam to learn from, and gave him a chance to really be a part of the diving world,” commented Vyninka.

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Topics: Sport and boys, Co-curricular activities, Students

Student story: Nicholas is proud to play the violin

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 24, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Nicholas Ayoub, Year 6, Junior School

Music has always been a part of my life. At home and in the car, we listen to classical music CDs and when I was five years old I started to learn the violin. In the early stages I was sometimes given little rewards for practising, but now I practice independently. 

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Topics: Music, Performing arts, Co-curricular activities, Junior School, Students

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