Education Matters

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

Trinity's approach to Kindergarten education

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 19, 2016 6:00:00 AM

If private education is an option for your family, knowing whether to enrol your child from Kindergarten or High School becomes your next big decision. There are benefits to both scenarios.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Trinity difference, Early years, Early learning, Education

How role-play can impact a child’s development

Posted by Mark Dunn on Nov 14, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Imaginary play or role-playing is an extraordinarily effective way for children of all ages to learn. And it is great fun! That is why so many teachers and child-carers encourage children to adopt roles and pretend.

Role-play is a nursery for creativity and imagination. When a child plays make believe, they recall sights, sounds, smells, taste and sensations from their own experiences and imagine themselves in all manner of scenarios. Children place themselves in contexts where it is safe to explore options, practise behaviours, take risks and make mistakes. In these imaginary places, children are able to experiment with and solve problems. They develop a better awareness of themselves and begin to dream about what they can become as they grow.

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

How to deal with separation anxiety

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

What is separation anxiety?
Separation anxiety is a normal part of the developmental process.  In children, separation anxiety is a fear of being parted from parents or caregivers.  It tends to reach its peak between six months and three years old and dissipates throughout childhood. In this context separation anxiety is actually a display of healthy attachments forming between the child and caregiver. Looking for parents or caregivers in an unfamiliar situation provides comfort and familiarity in young children and can provide them with a secure base from which to explore and interact with their environment.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Trinity difference, Early years, Raising boys

Trinity Pre-Kindergarten welcomes young visitors

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 10, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Trinity Grammar Preparatory School in Strathfield welcomed young boys and their parents to experience firsthand its Pre-Kindergarten classrooms and programme. The visiting boys were invited to meet and play with current Pre-Kindergarten students and encouraged to explore the many play-based activities on offer. 

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Topics: Boys' education, Early years, Early learning

When to start looking for schools

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 7, 2016 6:00:00 AM

The decision about when to start looking for schools for your child depends on many factors: the age of your child, school entry level, your child’s interests, talents or special needs and your own experiences with the education system. One thing is certain however – it is never too soon to start your research.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Early years, Early learning, Education

How Pre-Kindergarten can make a difference

Posted by Kerrie Sigston on Sep 6, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Why Trinity's Pre-Kindergarten is different to preschool or long day care

There are so many choices available to parents when considering the year before Kindergarten, the first formal year of school. Some boys have the opportunity to be cared for by family members, or in situations where parents both work, boys will spend time in child care centres or preschools. Some parents choose to combine these two care options.

Pre-Kindergarten at Trinity is a specialised option that should be considered for many beneficial reasons. It is an integral part of the Trinity Grammar School community and acts as a both a bridge, and foundation year between conventional preschool or long day care and Kindergarten.

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