Education Matters

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

Student story: Our BIVOUAC experiences

Posted by Joshua Kolesnikoff and Lachlan Dock on Dec 8, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By RSM Joshua Kolesnikoff and CPL Lachlan Dock

The Trinity Grammar School Australian Army Cadet Unit BIVOUAC took place recently. Our BIVOUAC experiences were memorable, and this camp was great for all of the recruit cadets and their Senior rank members. The cadets had a bus ride down to H Range on the southern reaches of the Holsworthy Military training area. There was a walk to Charlie and Deltas night locations and this was soon followed by a Bullring exercise.

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Topics: Physical education, Cadets, Courses, Students

7 Things you should know about ATARs

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

The Universities and Admissions Centre (UAC) in NSW and ACT processes applications for admission to most undergraduate degree, advanced diploma, diploma and associate diploma courses at participating institutions in NSW and the ACT as well as some interstate colleges and universities. Importantly, the UAC also calculates and releases the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) which tertiary institutions use as a predictor of a student’s first-year performance at university.

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Topics: Academic excellence, Education, Courses

21 Interesting facts about the HSC you may not know

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

While the Higher School Certificate has been around for a long time and you might think you know everything there is to know about it, we share some interesting facts about the HSC you may not be aware of, courtesy of the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).

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Topics: Trinity difference, Education, Courses, Vocational training

6 Things to consider when choosing HSC subjects

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 25, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Deborah Williams

Choosing HSC subjects for Years 11 and 12 can seem quite bewildering to students in Year 10. While some have clear and definite aspirations for pathways beyond school, more often, students are in fact exploring a range of quite often diverse possibilities.

There are some important principles to observe when choosing a programme of study for Years 11 and 12.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Academic excellence, Study tips, Courses

Why science is important in early childhood education

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

Science builds our knowledge and understanding of the world, and allows us to create new technology and innovation and drive positive change and conservation.

There are many reasons why learning about science in early childhood education is essential. At the core, science provides the answers to many of the questions that young children ask, such as ‘Why is the sky blue?’ and ‘What makes the colours in a rainbow?’ It perfectly complements a child’s natural curiosity. As young children discover the world around them, the more they will learn about and develop a thirst for science.

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Topics: Early years, Academic excellence, Early learning, Education, Courses

Learn all about the HSC

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 18, 2018 6:00:00 AM

The Higher School Certificate (HSC) is a vigorous credential chosen by the vast majority of Year 11 and 12 students in NSW. It was first introduced in 1967 and is currently developed and managed by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).

HSC results can be translated into an ATAR - Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank - a rank used to meet entry requirements for tertiary courses of study.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Education, Courses

Why choose the HSC?

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 10, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Deborah Williams, Academic Dean

The current educational landscape is one actively seeking to graduate students who are ‘future ready’: that is, students who can apply discipline based knowledge to authentic questions in the real world, who can problem solve and innovate, who have developed the personal agency to work and learn both independently and in highly collaborative forums, who can tolerate the increasing complexity of global problems in order to make genuine contribution to the betterment of their world. Students preparing for Year 11 are indeed privileged to be entering an educational programme that will require them to develop this kind of knowledge, this level of understanding and these transdisciplinary skills.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Education, Courses

4 Reasons why it is important for your son to learn mathematics

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 23, 2018 6:00:00 AM

“When will I ever need to use maths in real life?”, “Why is maths important?”, “Why do we need mathematics?”

These questions have echoed through maths classrooms and homes the world over. Apart from allowing us to make calculations that help us in our everyday lives, such as making purchases or preparing a budget, it can offer students so much more. Maths can be found in everything from music, art, and architecture to cooking, sport, and nature: “God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world,” said Paul Dirac.

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Topics: Education, Courses

Trinity Grammar School results are among the best on record

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

Sydney’s Trinity Grammar School results are among the best on record, with Year 12 graduates excelling and showing once again that the School continues to perform well above average. In 2017, an extremely impressive 25 Trinity students earned an ATAR of 99 or more.

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

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Boys learning, Education, Courses, International Baccalaureate