Education Matters

4 Tips to encourage boys to dance

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 29, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Dance dates back to prehistoric times (and probably even further back), and is a part of almost every culture. It’s an activity that transcends time and place, and is valued the world over. It makes us feel good, allows us to express ourselves and is a great form of aerobic exercise whether you dance in front of the mirror for yourself, at an event with friends, or on a stage for the enjoyment of others.

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Topics: Arts, Boys learning, Boys and movement, Co-curricular activities, Creative arts, Creative empowerment, Performing arts, Physical education, Trinity difference

The importance of visual art in boys’ education

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

Visual arts classes offer more than just a creative outlet and exhibitions that make parents proud of their boys’ newfound talents. In fact, visual art classes positively impact boys’ lives in many ways, enriching their learning experience in school. The benefits of visual arts classes may not seem obvious at first, but they all contribute greatly to the holistic development of your son.

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Topics: All boys education, Arts, Boys' education, Creative arts, Creative empowerment, Education, Performing arts, Trinity difference, Boys learning

Trinity news: Young curators at Trinity

Posted by Steve Collins and Catherine Benz on Dec 6, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Steve Collins, Head of Visual Arts and Catherine Benz, Curator, Delmar Gallery

In Trinity news we congratulate Year 10 and Year 11 Visual Arts students, Lewis Kanellos, Alexander Little, James Wang and Lewis Dobbin, who have been selected for the inaugural Young Curators at Trinity initiative following a call-out to all Years 9-11 students.

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Topics: Arts, Creative arts, Creative empowerment, Students

5 Tips for fostering the creative spirit in your son

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 27, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Creativity is billed to be the third most valuable skill in the workforce in the next two years, according to the World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs report.

Why is it important for children to be creative? With rapid advancements in technology, artificial intelligence and automation, the next generation will need to be creative and adaptable with proven problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Creativity no longer belongs in the realm of the creative arts, it is a necessary skill for all aspects of learning and will be a workforce requirement in all manner of industry.

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Topics: Boys learning, All boys education, Parenting tips, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Pastoral care, Creative empowerment, Creative arts

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

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

Why the creative arts is for all … not just for artists

Posted by Brendan Duhigg on Feb 15, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Imagine having to make a music video that is not violent, sexist or racist. Doesn’t that challenge prevailing ideology? Imagine having to analyse how much advertising for alcohol, gambling and fast food there is in televised sport. Doesn’t that open students’ eyes that sport is not the national obsession? It’s what we do while watching the national obsession.

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Topics: Creative empowerment, Arts

How creative skills empower students to engage with humanity

Posted by Brendan Duhigg on Jan 18, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Performing Arts subjects such as Drama, Film and Entertainment may indeed turn your sons into artists, but they will also do something much more profound. They will train minds to deal with transformation, to work as a team towards a common creative goal, to exercise consensus and to problem-solve in ways not yet imagined. It sounds as though I’ve just described the role requirements of the Governor of the Reserve Bank.

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Topics: Performing arts, Creative empowerment