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.
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.
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.
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?
“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:
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.
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.
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.
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:
The end of the school year is a busy and exciting time for younger children. They have been busy at school and will be excited at finally reaching the summer school holidays, bursting to keep up the level of activity and excitement. At a time when you most likely have lots to do for upcoming celebrations, it can be a challenge to keep the kids occupied and happy.