Education Matters

Trinity students create impressive major works

Posted by Michael Leadbeatter on Sep 16, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Michael Leadbeatter, Dean of Technological and Applied Studies

The Technological and Applied Studies Department at Trinity Grammar School has had another busy year. I would like to recognise the great work of our students – we are so proud of their unique achievements. I’d also like to thank our staff members who have dedicated themselves to ensuring Technological and Applied Studies students get the best possible opportunities. They have spent many hours undertaking professional development, making sure they keep up-to-date with the latest technological and educational practices.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Arts, Technology, Vocational training, Creative arts

Trinity students' learning extends beyond the classroom

Posted by Jacqueline Kelly on Sep 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Jacqueline Kelly, Year 3 Teacher, Junior School

Recently, Trinity Grammar School students from Year 3 in the Junior School embarked on an excursion to the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. The visit was aimed at supporting learning as part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) unit of Inquiry, “How the world works.” Students and teachers were very excited to take part in the hands-on experience combining horticulture and art.

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Topics: Outdoor education, Trinity difference, Improve learning, Arts, Junior School, Creative arts, International Baccalaureate

How Drama builds character on and off the stage

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

We all hope that our children become people of ‘good’ character, but what does this really mean and how do we encourage them to build ‘good’ character?

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Topics: Parenting tips, Creative empowerment, Co-curricular activities, Creative arts

Trinity Arts Festival showcases diverse creative talents

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 8, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The Annual Trinity Arts Festival run over 10 days from late May to early June is one of Trinity Grammar School’s ‘feel good’ events of the year with most Middle and Senior boys taking part. The Trinity Arts Festival showcases diverse creative talents - we delight in sharing a snapshot of the breadth of Festival events that took place in 2017.

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Topics: Creative arts

The secret to unlocking your son’s creativity

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

We sometimes talk about creativity as if it is a characteristic you either have or haven’t got, but it isn’t that black and white. If you think of creative thinking as a skill that can be taught then you open up a world of possibilities for development and growth.

While we’re all very familiar with the artistic results of creative thinking, few of us realise that it can actually be applied in the business world too – solutions to difficult problems, innovation and entrepreneurship and are all borne out of creativity. As parents, we want to see our sons express themselves with originality, so how can we help them to think more creatively?

The secret to unlocking your son’s creativity can be found in these five tips:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Raising boys, Creative arts

Friday Night Fever: A true taste of the Arts

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 10, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The 2017 Trinity Arts Festival is an annual event that showcases performances and exhibitions in all facets of the Creative and Performing Arts, from drama, debating and music, to art, creative writing and lots more. Starting on Thursday 25 May the festival continues until Friday 9 June 2017.

A highlight of the event is the Trinity Friday Night Fever experience to be held on Friday 2 June 2017. Friday Night Fever offers a unique opportunity to experience the Creative Arts at Trinity Grammar School, through a variety of short performances that are repeated every 45 minutes.

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Topics: Music, Trinity difference, Performing arts, Creative empowerment, Co-curricular activities, Education, Creative arts

Why boys should be involved in co-curricular activities

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 17, 2017 6:00:00 AM

At Trinity Grammar School, boys come to school to learn – but learning is not limited to the classroom. We believe that co-curricular activities are essential to growing well-rounded boys, building their self-confidence and further enhancing their connection to the School.

Below we outline six reasons why boys should be involved in co-curricular activities:

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Trinity difference, Sport and boys, Co-curricular activities, Boys learning, Education, Creative arts

Trinity Best of the Best Art Exhibition uncovers a breadth of talent

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 3, 2016 6:00:00 AM

The best artworks from all courses in the Visual Arts were exhibited at Trinity Grammar School’s Delmar Gallery for the annual Trinity Best of the Best Art Exhibition. Featuring over 500 of the best art works from boys in Years 7 to 11, the exhibition gave students and families alike the opportunity to the to see for themselves, the breadth of talent the School takes pride in nurturing.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Arts, Education, Creative arts

Trinity IB Visual Arts works are a feast for the eyes!

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 26, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Trinity’s Year 12 International Baccalaureate (IB) students recently exhibited their Visual Arts major works at Trinity’s Delmar Gallery. The Trinity IB artworks presented a feast for the eyes with pieces covering a spectrum of disciplines, from painting and pottery to sculpture and photography.

This exhibition is the culmination of work undertaken by Senior art students over the past year and demonstrates their personal investigation into visual arts.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Arts, Creative arts

Creative skills that travel the world

Posted by Peter Bamford on Aug 12, 2016 6:00:00 AM

It is claimed that over 60 percent of people prefer to look at pictures. A reputable United States study from the 1990s found that we process visual information 60,000 times faster than text. You probably interacted with over 100 visual images before you left home today.

It is indisputable that we live in a digital world that is becoming ever richer in the visual. The means to capture images has never been more accessible - think about the many pictures brought to you every day via social media. You know Facebook is blue, Cadbury is purple and McDonald’s is yellow. The visual is THE contemporary language, one that is universal, pertinent and powerful.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Arts, Creative arts, International Baccalaureate

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