Education Matters

The role of innovation in schools

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 15, 2019 6:00:00 AM

The phrase “innovate or die” wasn’t coined without reason. Innovation is defined as ‘changing processes or creating more effective processes, products and ideas.’ Innovation in schools is essential in giving children an education that is relevant in our ever-changing world. Being innovative is not just inventing new things or bringing robots into the classroom, it’s adapting a classroom environment to deliver better teaching.

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Topics: Improve learning, Technology

Why you should read aloud to your child even if they can read for themselves

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 30, 2019 6:00:00 AM

For many families, reading aloud to children is a much-loved part of the bedtime routine. But how long do you continue to read aloud to children? Once they become competent readers and start to enjoy reading independently, it’s natural to assume that we don’t need to read aloud as often.

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Topics: Literacy, Reading, Raising boys, Improve learning, Boys learning, Boys and literacy

9 Fun ways to develop literacy skills

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 18, 2019 6:00:00 AM

To be literate, is to be capable of listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing, and using and modifying language for different purposes in a range of different contexts. Students develop literacy skills as they learn to use language confidently to communicate inside and outside of school. Developing literacy skills is about more than just gaining knowledge – it is about students becoming effective learners who are confident and motivated to use their communication skills broadly. We’ve put together a list of fun ways to help your child develop literacy skills.

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Topics: Literacy, Reading, Improve learning, Boys and literacy

5 helpful ways parents can help with homework

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 14, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Homework plays an essential role in education but can have a significant impact on families. It can be difficult for parents to navigate the issue of how involved they need to be in their child’s homework commitments. The age of a child will invariably determine the level of parental involvement required. However, it is vital to remember that homework is intended for students to do by themselves.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Homework, Improve learning, Boys learning

Trinity News: rhythm of LEARNING

Posted by Deborah Williams on Mar 9, 2019 6:00:00 AM

By Deborah Williams, Academic Dean

In Trinity news the recent Scholars’ Assembly formally acknowledged the most outstanding academic achievements of the 2018 Year 12 cohort across HSC and IB. It was a recognition not only of numerical results, awards and scholarships earned, but also of the deliberate commitment and effort of the students themselves, and those who joined with them in their learning, particularly parents, siblings and Trinity staff. One of the highlights of the assembly, for me, was listening to Dr De Lany interview two young men about their experience, and to what they attributed their success.

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Topics: Academic excellence, Improve learning, Boys learning, Study tips, Education, International Baccalaureate

Healthy homework habits for your teenager

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 11, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Homework plays a key role in a child’s learning. Through homework and study, a student can read, review and reflect on the concepts taught in class, allowing him to develop a deep understanding of content. We have put together a list of healthy homework habits for your teenager and show how you can help him make the most of home study.

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Topics: Homework, Raising boys, Improve learning, Boys learning, Study tips

Benefits of Chess: how it improves your child’s learning

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 20, 2018 6:00:00 AM

It has been regularly cited that the game of chess, invented more than 1,500 years ago in India, has educational and strategic benefits to its players. For children who start playing chess from an early age, it has been claimed to have lasting and profound effects on their cognitive development.

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Topics: Academic excellence, Improve learning, Boys and literacy

Benefits of handwriting: why the pen is mightier than the device

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 12, 2018 6:00:00 AM

According to a report developed by the Royal Children’s Hospital Melbourne, the majority of Australian children across all age groups are exceeding the current national recommended guidelines for screen time. Further, the report found that two-thirds of primary school-aged children have their own mobile screen-based device.

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Topics: Literacy, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Boys and literacy

How to improve writing skills

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 31, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Learning to write takes perseverance and practice. Young children can easily become frustrated and even fearful about writing. Often, writing tasks present the first opportunities for a child to utilise independent thought, so it can be quite daunting.

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Topics: Literacy, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Boys and literacy

Student engagement: what do they really mean?

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 29, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Deborah Williams, Academic Dean, Trinity Grammar School

It has become common place to talk about the importance of engaging young people in learning, but it is perhaps equally as common to find very different ideas about what student engagement actually means, and who is responsible for it.

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Topics: Raising boys, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Mental health