Education Matters

Learn all about the HSC

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 18, 2018 6:00:00 AM

The Higher School Certificate (HSC) is a vigorous credential chosen by the vast majority of Year 11 and 12 students in NSW. It was first introduced in 1967 and is currently developed and managed by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).

HSC results can be translated into an ATAR - Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank - a rank used to meet entry requirements for tertiary courses of study.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Education, Courses

Trinity news: Year 5 Market Day

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 14, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Chris Wyatt, Master of the Preparatory School

 In Trinity news, Market Day was recently held at the Preparatory campus. It is one of the boys’ favourite days of the year, organised and run by Year 5. On the surface, it is a day when the younger boys can buy all sorts of homemade goodies, however, when you dig a little deeper, it becomes apparent that Market Day is far more than this. For the Year 5 boys, Market Day is the culminating experience of their International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) -  How We Organise Ourselves unit of inquiry that has focused on the central idea - ‘Understanding the power in trade, equips individuals with the ability to make informed decisions’.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Education, Junior School, International Baccalaureate, Students

Why choose the HSC?

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

By Deborah Williams, Academic Dean

The current educational landscape is one actively seeking to graduate students who are ‘future ready’: that is, students who can apply discipline based knowledge to authentic questions in the real world, who can problem solve and innovate, who have developed the personal agency to work and learn both independently and in highly collaborative forums, who can tolerate the increasing complexity of global problems in order to make genuine contribution to the betterment of their world. Students preparing for Year 11 are indeed privileged to be entering an educational programme that will require them to develop this kind of knowledge, this level of understanding and these transdisciplinary skills.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Education, Courses

Why I chose an all-boys school for my son

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 15, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Marisa, Trinity parent

When our son was born, we had high hopes that he’d be a confident, happy and well-loved child. By the time he was old enough to start school, he was indeed all of these things! He showed curiosity for the world around him, had a fascination for stars, and was a loving, funny, happy-go-lucky kid.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, All boys education, Boys and movement, Raising boys, Education

Trinity Grammar School teacher in profile – John Allen

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

John Allen, Master of the Middle School

While most of us think a teacher’s role is simply to share knowledge and to help students learn, the reality is that a teacher is so much more to his or her students. Teachers set the tone in the classroom – they must be carer, mentor, disciplinarian, role model, crowd controller, nurse and confidant. They must walk the fine line between providing praise for a job well done, and spurring students on to reach their full potential.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Education, Teachers

4 Reasons why it is important for your son to learn mathematics

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 23, 2018 6:00:00 AM

“When will I ever need to use maths in real life?”, “Why is maths important?”, “Why do we need mathematics?”

These questions have echoed through maths classrooms and homes the world over. Apart from allowing us to make calculations that help us in our everyday lives, such as making purchases or preparing a budget, it can offer students so much more. Maths can be found in everything from music, art, and architecture to cooking, sport, and nature: “God used beautiful mathematics in creating the world,” said Paul Dirac.

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Fine motor activities for preschoolers

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 17, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Fine motor skills involve the use of the smaller muscles of the hands. We use them in common activities such as getting dressed, opening lunch boxes and school bags or using pencils or scissors. The development of fine motor skills is important for children to carry out everyday tasks and gain a sense of independence. 

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Topics: Kindergarten at Trinity, Early years, Improve learning, Early learning, Education

Trinity news: Boys walk the Great Wall

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 15, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Alexander Chu, Year 6

In Trinity news, during the recent school holidays, 38 students and seven teachers from Trinity’s Preparatory and Junior Schools had the privilege to tour China over 10 days. I was one of these lucky students and it was my first ever visit to China. We spent six days in Beijing, two days in Xi’an, and two days in Shanghai. We got to experience what it was like in China. We also had the opportunity to learn more about Chinese culture and came back with a deeper understanding about China.

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Education, Junior School, International tours, Students

5 Benefits of agile learning spaces for boys

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 2, 2018 6:00:00 AM

In recent years, a transition to agile learning spaces in education settings has been gaining a lot of momentum. In contrast to traditional classroom layouts, agile learning spaces are designed to be fluid, adjustable and flexible. They are intended to promote classroom discussion and collaboration, improve student engagement and enhance creativity. Research also suggests that learning environments can improve academic performance, so you can see why it’s become such a hot topic.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Boys learning, Education, Students

Vocabulary apps for early learners

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 30, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Reading is the single most effective way you can help your child to build his or her vocabulary. Strong vocabulary can help your son communicate and express himself better, and will be a benefit when he starts school. While we know that nothing can replace the benefits of reading, there are other avenues available that can help build our children’s vocabulary skills and engage them on a different level. 

These vocabulary apps for early learners can help develop and broaden your son’s vocabulary.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Trinity difference, Learning difficulties, Technology, Boys and literacy, Early learning, Education