Education Matters

Head Master: Reflection and new beginnings

Posted by Tim Bowden on Feb 7, 2019 6:00:00 AM

By Tim Bowden, Head Master, Trinity Grammar School

The start of a new school year presents the opportunity for reflection and new beginnings. My particular welcome to those students, parents and staff who are new to the School this year. My hope and prayer is that your time with us will be challenging, rewarding, encouraging and positive.

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Topics: Teachers, Education, Trinity difference

7 Educational but fun things to do in the school holidays

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 3, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Whilst serving as a rest for students, school holidays can often have the opposite effect on parents by putting them under stress to find fun things to do to occupy their children. The cost of keeping kids entertained is also rising, with the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ taking increasingly bigger hits during school breaks.

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Topics: Literacy, Education, Parenting tips, Raising boys

Trinity Grammar School HSC students excel

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Dec 19, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Trinity Grammar School HSC students excel with the 2018 results demonstrating once again, the School’s reputation for academic excellence, enabling individual students to excel across a wide range of subjects.

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Topics: Academic excellence, Students, Trinity difference, Education

The importance of visual art in boys’ education

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

Visual arts classes offer more than just a creative outlet and exhibitions that make parents proud of their boys’ newfound talents. In fact, visual art classes positively impact boys’ lives in many ways, enriching their learning experience in school. The benefits of visual arts classes may not seem obvious at first, but they all contribute greatly to the holistic development of your son.

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Topics: All boys education, Arts, Boys' education, Creative arts, Creative empowerment, Education, Performing arts, Trinity difference, Boys learning

Head Master: 3 Reasons why we should embrace change

Posted by Tim Bowden on Dec 4, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Tim Bowden, Head Master, Trinity Grammar School

This year the Houses in the Secondary School stood in a different location for the morning Quadrangle Assembly. I imagine that those words will have a different impact on different members of the community. Comments I have heard have ranged from ‘So what?’, through ‘This is weird!’, through to ‘I stood there, and my father stood there before me.’

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Topics: Education, Trinity difference

7 Things you should know about ATARs

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

The Universities and Admissions Centre (UAC) in NSW and ACT processes applications for admission to most undergraduate degree, advanced diploma, diploma and associate diploma courses at participating institutions in NSW and the ACT as well as some interstate colleges and universities. Importantly, the UAC also calculates and releases the Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) which tertiary institutions use as a predictor of a student’s first-year performance at university.

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Topics: Academic excellence, Education, Courses

21 Interesting facts about the HSC you may not know

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

While the Higher School Certificate has been around for a long time and you might think you know everything there is to know about it, we share some interesting facts about the HSC you may not be aware of, courtesy of the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA).

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Topics: Courses, Education, Trinity difference, Vocational training

The ways in which Trinity supports high potential learners

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 27, 2018 6:00:00 AM Lisa Gossling, Head of Gifted and Talented Education

‘Challenge’, ‘curiosity’ and ‘choice’ are three aspects of learning that are essential to successfully engaging students in their learning – this is especially true for gifted or talented students, which are referred to as High Potential Learners (HPL) at Trinity. We focus on providing our boys with opportunities to collaborate on a regular basis with like-minded peers, with shared passions and interests. We provide flexible grouping options that honour student voice and allow them to be challenged in their thinking. Boys engage in learning at a level where pace, depth and complexity are tailored to individual need. Stanley and Benbow (1983) specify the importance of these by stating that: “The pace of learning and the depth and complexity of study in the context of strong academic programmes are critical aspects for students to have consistent learning gains.”

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Topics: Academic excellence, Improve learning, Education, Support programs

Trinity news: Students go to space school in the USA

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

By Year 9 students, William Lenard and Ryan Snowsill

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Topics: Academic excellence, Boys learning, All boys education, Education, Boys' education, International tours, Middle School, Students, Trinity difference

Why science is important in early childhood education

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

Science builds our knowledge and understanding of the world, and allows us to create new technology and innovation and drive positive change and conservation.

There are many reasons why learning about science in early childhood education is essential. At the core, science provides the answers to many of the questions that young children ask, such as ‘Why is the sky blue?’ and ‘What makes the colours in a rainbow?’ It perfectly complements a child’s natural curiosity. As young children discover the world around them, the more they will learn about and develop a thirst for science.

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Topics: Academic excellence, Courses, Early learning, Early years, Education