Education Matters

Student story: The good and bad things about homework

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 14, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Oliver Berry, Year 6 Junior School

Homework. Every boy and girl hates it but really it is not such a bad thing, if we did not have homework we might forget things that are very helpful for our work or we might not ever practise mathematical equations which means we will forget how to do them. Homework is very short so it is not too bad to spend 40 minutes of your afternoon doing homework instead of going on your computer or playing outside because it makes your brain really have to turn on and focus and does not make you that tired. I think that you can also enjoy homework depending on what your teacher gives you. For example, ‘Mathletics’ - it can be much more fun than doing long maths equations.

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Topics: Homework, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Boys learning, Junior School, Students

Strategies for managing study time

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

Students’ lives are busy – up to seven hours of school, five days a week, plus sports, co-curricular activities, jobs, leisure time, a good night’s sleep. How do they find time for study? Are you worried about your son’s propensity to procrastinate or get distracted?

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Topics: Parenting tips, Homework, Fathering, Trinity difference, Improve learning, Boys learning, Study tips

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

Five apps that could benefit your son's learning

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

Many students have access to some sort of mobile viewing device. It may be an iPad, iPhone or an Android device. Many of these devices support a variety of different applications and understandably, parents often see them as big distractions to students who are supposed to be studying. However, there are many apps that can actually benefit your son’s learning. When you take a good look at what is available, you’ll be surprised to find a huge number of apps designed to assist in all aspects of your child’s learning.

Below are five apps that could benefit your son's learning:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Homework, Trinity difference, Improve learning, Technology, Boys learning, Study tips, Education

The challenges of school and how I manage them

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

By Lewis Dobbin, Year 9 student, Trinity Grammar School

At Trinity Grammar School, there are many challenges that I as a student face, and they cover all aspects of my school life. Whether the challenges are social, academic, sport, or co-curricular, I have to be able to manage them so that I can enjoy school and succeed.

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Topics: Boys' education, Homework, All boys education, Trinity difference, Sport and boys, Improve learning, Study tips, Students

Five ways to motivate your son to do his homework

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 13, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Homework is an integral part of a child’s learning. It allows them to practise what they have learnt in class, develop time management and preparation skills, and acquire research skills and much more.  As a parent, you will already be aware of the benefits of homework, but it can often be harder for your children to see these benefits. So, how can you motivate your child to hit the books at home?

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Homework, Fathering, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Boys learning, Education

How to help your son reach his study personal best

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

How much time should my son spend studying each night? I think this must be the most frequently asked question parents will ask as their son moves into the Senior School.

As a guide, our expectation for homework/study in Senior School is:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Homework, Boys learning, Study tips, Education

Why homework is essential to classroom learning

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 8, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Like everything in life, practice makes perfect, particularly when it comes to classroom learning. 

Homework is essential to classroom learning. This is especially true in the upper secondary years, where there is a great amount of content to cover, where sophisticated skills must be practiced and where additional reading and reflection will always enhance learning.

Trinity has always valued homework as an important part of boys’ education. To establish the habit, so that it is a habit by the time boys reach Years 11 and 12, it’s important to start early.

Here are some top tips:

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Topics: Boys' education, Homework

Why homework has a place in education

Posted by Jason Cheers on Nov 30, 2015 6:00:00 AM

In any human pursuit, practice leads to improvement. Homework is essential to classroom learning. This is especially true in the upper secondary years, where there is a great amount of content to cover, where sophisticated skills must be practiced and where additional reading and reflection will always enhance learning.

Trinity has always valued homework as an important part of boys’ education. To establish the habit, so that it is a habit by the time boys reach Years 11 and 12, it’s important to start early.

Here are some top tips:

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Topics: Boys' education, Homework