Education Matters

Student story: A typical day in my life

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 22, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Daniel Jones, Year 3, Junior School

Growing up anywhere brings its problems, and I know that children in many other countries face problems that I couldn’t even imagine. So I’m going to be honest here … I don’t really worry about much. Let’s face it, I’m a nine year old boy … one of my biggest concerns is ‘What did mum pack in my lunch box?’

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Risk-taking, Education, Junior School, Students

How Trinity's Arthur Holt Library is enriching the student experience

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 28, 2017 6:00:00 AM

With Literacy and Numeracy Week just around the corner (4 to 10 September 2017) we look at Trinity Grammar School’s Arthur Holt Library and how it inspires lifelong learning and a love of reading. Delivering collections and innovative programmes that celebrate text, promote literacy, and support teaching and learning, the cutting-edge Library has a three-pronged approach to enriching the student experience.

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Topics: Literacy, Boys' education, Trinity difference, Reading, Academic excellence, Pastoral care, Improve learning, Libraries, Boys learning, Boys and literacy, Education

Five tips for sparking your son's interest in science

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 20, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Children have a natural curiosity, eager to learn about the world around them.  Our challenge is to nurture their curiosity so they explore and question their environment, learn to problem solve, and see the links between cause and effect in all aspects of life.

While some children are born with a scientific mind driven by finding out how things work, others may need some support to embrace the sciences.

So how do you inspire your son to embrace science? Below are our five simple tips:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Trinity difference, Boys learning, Education, International Baccalaureate

Why failure can be the best teacher

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 17, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Four ways to develop your child's growth mindset

When Trinity Grammar School hosted adolescent psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg for a parent evening, he expressed his significant concern for this generation of young people’s low level of resilience compared to previous generations. He implored parents and educators to refrain from protecting young people in cotton wool, and instead, encourage them to learn to stand on their own two feet and deal with setbacks. Here we explore why failure can be the best teacher.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, All boys education, Fathering, Raising boys, Adolescence, Improve learning, Boys learning, Education, Mental health

A focus on careers gives students an individual purpose in learning

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 24, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Trinity Grammar School recently hosted a joint Old Trinitarians’ Union (OTU) and Registered Training Organisation (RTO) Careers and Industry Expo at the Summer Hill campus. The event was designed to provide Years 10 to 12 students with an academic and vocational focus in creating future pathways, planning transition pathways, exploring career futures, strengthening student outcomes through vocational learning and building networks and connections.

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Boys learning, Education, Courses, Vocational training

How to make homework fun in five simple ways

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 16, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Most parents can relate to the challenges that homework can present for children. It can require great powers of persuasion to encourage your son to sit down and focus on the task at hand. Wouldn’t it be great if there were ways and means to get your son to stop dreading homework?

Here are our helpful tips on how to make homework fun in five simple ways:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Homework, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Adolescence, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Boys learning, Study tips, Education

What it means to be a school leader

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 10, 2017 6:00:00 AM

What it means to be a school leader is a great ride of thrills and duties.

Our duties started after we went to the National Young Leaders Day. We had five speakers and two hosts there on the day. It was great fun and we were all inspired to help others and keep our duties up.

As a School Officer, my duties include: infant playground (recess and lunch), primary assembly, Leaders’ Corner and Morning Prayer.

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Education, Junior School, Leadership, Students

Trinity da Vinci decathletes put to the test

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 7, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Born in Italy in 1452, Leonardo da Vinci had a curious mind and keen intellect – he studied the laws of science and nature, which greatly influenced his work as a painter, sculptor, architect, inventor, military engineer and draftsman. His ideas and body of work influenced countless great minds.

The da Vinci Decathlon facilitated by Knox Grammar School is an academic competition designed to challenge and stimulate the minds of school students in Years 5 to 11, through a challenging competition emphasising higher order thinking skills, problem solving and creativity.

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

Five simple ways your family can help the environment

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 5, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Today (5 June) is World Environment Day and the biggest annual movement for positive environmental action. With this year’s theme being ‘Connecting People to Nature’, it acts as a very important reminder to appreciate and respect the earth we share.

In Australia, we are blessed with some of the best natural playgrounds in the world. Our children have an abundance of space to become scientists, adventurers, farmers, athletes and conservationists (to name a few).

Having enjoyed the beauty and benefits of nature throughout our childhood, we owe it to the world to take care of this stunning playground for generations to come.

Here are five simple ways your family can help the environment:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Trinity difference, Education

Croissants and crime for breakfast

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 3, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Trinity Grammar School’s Arthur Holt Library continues to inspire lifelong learning and a love of reading through innovative programmes that celebrate text and promote literacy, particularly amongst boys. Discussing books at breakfast is just one way the School promotes literacy.

This week, as part of the 10-day Trinity Arts Festival, Trinity boys and their families enjoyed croissants and crime for breakfast at the Library’s second books@breakfast event, designed to provide students and their parents the opportunity to meet accomplished authors, discuss books and enjoy a light breakfast all before the working day begins.

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Topics: Literacy, Fathering, Trinity difference, Reading, Raising boys, Arts, Boys and literacy, Education

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