Education Matters

Understanding the league table of school results

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

Each year, the league table of school results provides a snapshot of the performance by schools across the State. Trinity Grammar School is considered to be one of the very best schools in the nation, and the world. However, due to the limitations of the league tables, Trinity’s high performance may not always be reflected accurately in the league tables.

The core reason for this is that the league tables are formulated by the percentage of Higher School Certificate (HSC) Band 6 results alone.

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Co-curricular activities, Education, Courses, International Baccalaureate

3 ways the IB Diploma can positively impact admission to university

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 11, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Participation in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma has almost tripled in popularity since the early 2000s. At Trinity, we’ve also seen a growing number of students elect to take this challenging and rigorous education option.

Trinity IB Diploma candidates have consistently demonstrated that they are among the world’s best. In 2017, the average score equated to an ATAR of 95.85, with 33 percent of our students achieving an IB score of 40 or above (ATAR 98.30+), considered the equivalent of the Premier’s All-Rounder award and earning an IB Certificate of Distinction. The results also reveal that 79 percent of our IB students achieved an IB score of 33+ and therefore an ATAR equivalent to 90+.

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Co-curricular activities, Boys learning, Education, International Baccalaureate

Is faith relevant in contemporary education?

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Dec 30, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Religion in schools sometimes gets a bad rap, and from time to time faith in schools comes under scrutiny. When the 2016 Census data was released earlier this year, one of the findings to capture media attention was that nearly a third of Australians (30 percent) report having no religion. Christianity certainly remains the most common religion (52 percent), but it has been in decline since the late 1960s. Yet, enrolment in faith-based schools remains steady, so what role does faith play in a contemporary school setting?

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Christianity, Religious education, Boys learning, Education

Student story: Reflections on the Constitution Convention

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

By Cameron Strauss, Year 12

On the 6 November 2017, 119 other students and I, representing their schools from across NSW took part in discussing the relevance of Section 44 of the Australian Constitution (dual citizenship restrictions on parliamentarians). It was, overall, a great experience in which I met many interesting people from across the state.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Co-curricular activities, Education, Students

Trinity student wins a prestigious scholarship

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

Year 12 student Martin Floro from Trinity Grammar School recently completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, and before exam results have even been released he has made his mark. Martin is the only NSW winner of a prestigious Bond University Vice Chancellor’s Elite Scholarship.

The scholarship is one of the University’s most prestigious and difficult to win, with only 12 out of more than 800 applicants being successful. Students are selected on the basis of exceptional academic achievement, proven leadership ability and personal character. They have been identified by their teachers and peers for their commitment to their community and their willingness to help and inspire others.

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Topics: Academic excellence, Education, Leadership, International Baccalaureate, Students

Why you shouldn't take Year 12 exam results at face value

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Dec 8, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Interpreting a school’s Year 12 exam results can be difficult, especially when some schools offer both the Higher School Certificate (HSC) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. The core reason for the difficulty is that the results published by the media are formulated from the percentage of HSC Band 6 results alone which means students completing courses other than the HSC are not factored into the results.

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

Trinity Grammar School is encouraging social awareness

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

Students in Year 6 at Trinity Grammar School are required to take part in an Exhibition as part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). Provided with a central theme, students must research an issue and present their findings to parents and peers through their exhibit. Preparatory School students Louis McCrohon, Andrew Yang and Manaav Bhandari inquired into the issue of sports-related injuries and the methods and technology used to rehabilitate those injuries.

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Topics: Raising boys, Community service, Education, Junior School, International Baccalaureate, Students

9 Tips to help your son transition to Year 7

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 23, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Other than starting school as a young child, the biggest transition in your son’s education can be moving from primary to secondary school. The anticipation of going back to school is heightened as boys face an unfamiliar campus, new mode of learning, increased levels of responsibility and possibly independent travel.

The change can be daunting, so here are nine tips to help your son transition to Year 7:

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Boys learning, Education

Work, rest and play: 5 tips for helping your son find balance

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 21, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The school term can pass by in the blink of an eye – a whirlwind of assessments, sports fixtures, music lessons and homework.

In our increasingly overscheduled lives, it is easy for boys to find themselves close to burnout point by term’s end. Finding a balance between work, rest and play can often be hard for parents to manage, let alone children with their various academic commitments and the myriad of co-curricular opportunities on offer.

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Topics: Parenting tips, All boys education, Raising boys, Co-curricular activities, Education

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