The Hon Karen Andrews MP, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, has addressed the first ever graduates of Trinity Grammar School’s pioneering Certificate II Leadership Through Cadets Course at the inaugural graduation ceremony held on Tuesday evening, 19 September 2017.
Year 12 student Nicholas Capovilla from Trinity Grammar School, was announced the winner of the School-Based Trainee of the Year for the Southern and South-Western Sydney region at the NSW Training Awards which took place at the Liverpool Catholic Club in June 2017.
The award recognises Nicholas’ excellence in the training sector, along with his commitment and innovative approach to formal studies at school and in the workplace. This is an outstanding achievement in the hotly contested Vocational Education and Training (VET) sector, and has proven valuable for Nicholas in gaining industry skills and high levels of achievement in the construction industry.
Trinity Grammar School recently hosted a joint Old Trinitarians’ Union (OTU) and Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Careers and Industry Expo at the Summer Hill campus. The event was designed to provide Years 10 to 12 students with an academic and vocational focus in creating future pathways, planning transition pathways, exploring career futures, strengthening student outcomes through vocational learning and building networks and connections.
With schools now offering vocational training as an alternative to the HSC or International Baccalaureate, the options for students to find a mode of learning suited to their individual needs has never been greater. For those that take the vocational path, it means getting a head start on their trade without sacrificing an ATAR.
Each year, the Higher School Certificate (HSC) 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 their limitations, Trinity’s high performance may not always be reflected accurately in the HSC league tables.
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Once an avenue of formal military training, the Australian Army Cadets is now a youth development organisation, which has transformed to reflect changing times and attitudes. Why do some schools place such importance in Army Cadets?
Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses have the capacity to engage and challenge students to maximise their individual talents. Acquiring a range of technical, practical, personal and organisational abilities, boys develop industry-recognised skills to engage in the working world.
The Association of Career Professionals International (ACPi) has recognised Trinity Grammar School as a Centre of Excellence in Career Development. This excellence award was given in recognition of the innovative and entrepreneurial approach taken by the School to ensure that boys have the best opportunities provided to them. Trinity is the first school in Australia to be acknowledged in this way.
Trinity Grammar School is fortunate to be a school large enough to offer two alternative programmes to cater for the different needs and interests of boys in the Senior School.
The Higher School Certificate (HSC) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) are programmes with integrity and rigour; and while the courses have much in common, there are important differences. We believe it is on the basis of these differences that boys, with their parents, should make their choice.
To make it easier for you to decide between the HSC and IB courses, here are both at a glance: