International travel is about more than just gaining exposure to different countries and cultures, it can help your child soar to new heights. Whether academic, sport, service or arts related, school international tours can enrich your child's learning in many direct and indirect ways. Here we explore just a few of the benefits.
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?
Dawn on 25 April marks the time when Australian and New Zealand forces landed north of Gaba Tepe on the Gallipoli Peninsula. They met fierce resistance from the Ottoman Turkish defenders, along with the odd German advisor. News of the landing at Anzac Cove had made a profound impact on Australians at home, and 25 April soon became known as the day it is today - a day when Australians remember the sacrifice of those who had died in war.
The story of Anzacs is one that all students know well. What had been planned as a bold stroke to knock Turkey out of the war quickly became a stalemate, and the campaign dragged on for a further eight months. At the end of 1915 the allied forces were evacuated, after both sides had suffered heavy casualties and endured great hardships (over 8,000 Australian soldiers had been killed).
The beginnings of a new collaborative relationship began recently between Trinity Grammar and Canterbury Public Schools (CPS) as part of Service Week 2016. The boys from Trinity Grammar became immersed in the day to day activities of the students within the Special Education Unit of Canterbury Public, assisting the teachers where appropriate and providing the children with one on one assistance and attention.
Topics: Community service
Trinity Grammar School aims to develop young men through a thoroughly holistic approach to education. Opportunities to enhance the mind, body and spirit are facilitated through a range of educative experiences. Community Service opportunities are a feature of each Trinity boy’s learning. These opportunities provide the boys with rich and powerful experiences that foster in them a sense of community, responsibility and selflessness, a sense that they are a part of something greater than themselves.
The research on the value of community service in schools points to a range of benefits. These include: