Enrolling your son in Pre-Kindergarten is a big decision, and one that requires due consideration. Is it too soon? How do you know if your son is ready? Will it be beneficial? The list of questions is endless.
Many parents will have encountered a bored child at some point in their parenting journey, especially on the back of school holidays! Out of guilt and impulse, our increasingly busy lifestyles can sometimes lead us to respond to children’s complaints of boredom with a never-ending list of suggestions and activities. However, this only serves to teach him to rely on external stimulus for entertainment. It also reinforces the constant societal need to appear ‘busy’. Sometimes, it’s OK for children to be bored. In fact, it can be a good thing!
It can be challenging teaching your son to share, particularly in the early years, however it is a skill needed for play and learning throughout his childhood, and will follow through into the rest of his life. Sharing will allow your son to grow friendships and play cooperatively with his peers, as well as deepen his care and awareness of others.
School holidays present an opportunity to spend quality one-on-one time with your son, though keeping him from getting too bored can be a challenge. Some boredom can promote creativity, but if you’re struggling to keep him occupied, we have some ideas to help your son get creative, investigate and continue learning.
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.
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.
June 1, marks the Global Day of Parents – proclaimed by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 2012. “It’s a chance to honour parents throughout the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.”
The UN also states that, “For the full and harmonious development of their personality, children should grow up in a family environment and in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding.”
It is easy to take the role of a parent for granted. On any given day a parent’s duties can include, spiritual leader, motivational speaker, chef, teacher, doctor, housekeeper, adviser, personal assistant, entertainer, accountant and chauffer to name just a few.
International Day of Families coincides with 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.
Each term, the Trinity Grammar School Life Skills programme focuses on a different aspect of wellbeing and forms an integral part of the Personal Development curriculum in each grade from Kindergarten to Year 6. The focus for each term changes, and over the course of the year Trinity boys will learn about: