I have never really understood the appeal of mountain climbing. That’s OK. I have never really understood the appeal of avocado either. We all have different tastes.
HSC exams can be a stressful time for students. Boys are experiencing an increased workload, extra pressure to succeed and the anticipation of receiving results, not to mention the implications. The homework and study demands can be overwhelming for some students.
In order for boys to thrive in their academic journey, education cannot be limited to what takes place at school. Homework and study are required to supplement classroom learning, so it’s important that boys learn how to study effectively, bearing in mind that consistency is more powerful than intensity.
Exam periods can be stressful for some students. Boys often feel increased pressure leading up to exam time and require a supportive home environment to help them through study demands. As parents, you have an important role to play in supporting your son through his exams. You can help him to prepare, encourage him to rest and create a family environment that is conducive to study.
Who best to share their study time management tips than those Trinity Grammar School scholars of 2018 who excelled in their final Year 12 examinations? While each person is unique and must find the study techniques and regime that work best for them, it can be useful to read about others’ strategies for managing time. We hope your son can pick up some tips and tricks to maximise his study and minimise his stress.
The Trinity Field Studies experience is quite unique. It is an opportunity we would not get to be part of anywhere else. It is a valuable experience for everyone who takes part in the Field Studies programme. There is a lot to learn and new things to try for all. There is much to say about my time spent at Field Studies, I had my fair share of challenges and highlights like everybody. There was also much fun to be had during our four-week stay.
As we enter this concluding phase of our students’ 2019 academic journey it can be exciting to begin to contemplate what lies beyond, but the reality is that the final stage of a journey always involves stepping deliberately into challenges, if we are to finish well.
Digital technology, which includes computers, smartphones and tablets, as well as social media and other mobile apps and digital software, is pervasive in a boy’s personal life. However, digital literacy is important in education as it is a proven tool for enhancing learning experiences. Boys already have access to and familiarity with a range of digital tools — parents can encourage the utilisation of these tools to make for a more effective learning experience. Here are just some of the ways digital technology can support learning:
Pioneering studies released in the 21st century have found there is a robust connection between learning spaces and learning outcomes. A Harvard study that examined the foundations for student success, discovered that environmental exposures in school buildings can impact student health, thinking and performance. Strategic use of space can positively impact the education journey – both teachers and students feel inspired to achieve excellence.
The creation of art in its various forms is an effective way to stimulate the brain. Research from the University of Sydney and the Australian Council for the Arts demonstrates that involvement in the arts offers wide-ranging benefits for young people – not just in the classroom, but also in life. Students who participate in the arts have higher levels of motivation at school and improved engagement, self-esteem and life satisfaction. It is also recognised that the arts can enhance academic performance.