Education Matters

5 Signs your son is ready for kindergarten

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM

A boy’s early education is vital in helping to create a positive experience of learning and developing a foundation for his future. At Trinity Grammar School, we believe Kindergarten can set the tone for the future of your son’s education.

Your son needs to have the developmental skills required to participate in a classroom environment, with the ability to make decisions, listen to instructions, and follow directions.

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Kindergarten at Trinity, Early years, Boys learning, Early learning, Education

8 Tips on how to encourage a love of reading in your son

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 4, 2017 6:00:00 AM

International Literacy Day is a major annual event for literacy advocacy held on 8 September since 1946. This year’s theme is titled: 'Literacy in a Digital World.’ Reading provides the cornerstone for a good education and research has found that it stimulates the brain, improves memory and concentration, and reduces stress. In addition, reading develops knowledge, vocabulary, critical thinking, and greatly enhances your son’s capacity for creative thinking.

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Topics: Literacy, Parenting tips, Kindergarten at Trinity, Early years, Improve learning, Boys and literacy, Early learning

Why education should extend beyond the classroom walls for early learners

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 18, 2017 6:00:00 AM

We all want our children to be passionate, curious and motivated to learn about the world around them. So how do we provide them with the opportunities they need to encourage this inside and outside of the classroom?

At Trinity Grammar School, we believe that your son’s education should extend beyond the classroom walls. Co-curricular activities are essential to growing well-rounded boys who are confident, passionate, curious and motivated to learn.

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Topics: Music, Trinity difference, Early years, Improve learning, Co-curricular activities, Early learning, Junior School

The importance of family support

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM
“Families are society’s most important building block. Strong families equate to strong communities because they embody caring for others, connectedness with people, and providing hope, support and comfort,” Dr Brain Babington, CEO of Families Australia.

Today is the International Day of Families and the beginning of National Families Week. It is a time to celebrate family, show appreciation for their love and support, and share in the enjoyment of your favourite family activities.

Here we look at the importance of family support and seven ways that it shapes your child’s life.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Trinity difference, Early years, Raising boys, Adolescence, Risk-taking, Boys learning, Early learning, Mental health

How involved should you be in your child's education?

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 27, 2017 6:00:00 AM

How involved should you be in your child's education? When should you step up and when should you step back? Is it better to be involved in your child’s schooling at school, or at home? Knowing how involved to be in your child’s school can be difficult to determine – you want your child to feel supported, but at the same time you want them to develop independence. So how do you find a balance?

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Fathering, Trinity difference, Reading, Raising boys, Improve learning, Boys learning, Early learning, Education

Why boys should practise good manners

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 9, 2017 6:00:00 AM

“Manners don’t cost a thing!” is something you might have heard over the years, most likely from your own parents. That is because good manners are a timeless attribute that everyone, especially young boys, should aspire to exhibit throughout their lives. Boys that mind their Ps and Qs from an early age build a solid foundation for their character development. Good manners can assist with building relationships, developing personality and they provide norms for which society maintains order.

Here are the top 5 reasons why boys should practise good manners:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Raising boys, Adolescence, Boys learning, Early learning, Education

How to survive your son's first term in Kindergarten

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 2, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The idea of your son starting school can be a daunting thought. It’s not only a new chapter for your son, but a new chapter for you as well. It is understandable that this new experience can provide you with new challenges, worries and fears but there are things you can do to help you get through your first term as a parent.

Here are our four top tips on how to survive your son's first term in Kindergarten.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Kindergarten at Trinity, Early years, Early learning

Ways you can help your pre-schooler learn without them knowing

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 18, 2017 6:00:00 AM

As parents, you are the first and foremost educators of your children. Some of the best learning opportunities stem from simply playing and engaging with your child on a daily basis. We’ve broken down the incidental learning opportunities that can be uncovered from everyday activities.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Trinity difference, Early years, Raising boys, Improve learning, Early learning, Education

3 things you should do to prepare your son for school

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

Starting school can be a big step. There may be tears, separation anxiety and nervousness – your child may have the same feelings as well!

Jokes aside, it can be a stressful time for both you and your son. Here we provide some useful tips on preparing your son for school.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Trinity difference, Kindergarten at Trinity, Early years, Raising boys, Boys learning, Early learning

Five reasons why primary school children should learn a new language

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Dec 12, 2016 6:00:00 AM

You’re in Paris, struggling to decipher if ‘poisson’ is something you should eat or something that you should avoid at all costs (it’s delicious by the way). Beyond the obvious benefit of being able to communicate in a foreign land, mastering a new language can provide more paybacks than you might first realise. Interestingly, the younger a child is when they learn a new language, the greater the benefits.

Here we give you the top five reasons why primary school children should learn a new language:

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Topics: Literacy, Boys' education, Trinity difference, Early years, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Boys and literacy, Early learning, Education, Languages