Education Matters

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, 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: Boys learning, Homework, Improve learning, Raising boys, 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, Boys and literacy, Improve learning

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, Boys and literacy, Improve learning

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, Boys and literacy, Academic excellence, Improve learning

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

Beginnings and endings - advice for Year 12

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 25, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Deborah Williams, Academic Dean

As we look ahead to the start of a new academic year in Term 4, for our Year 12 boys this is the beginning of a different phase of learning. Previously, the assessment schedules, lesson timetables and teachers have played a large role in structuring study time. Now, they must step into the responsibility of setting their own goals, managing a revision programme tailored to their particular needs, rotating evenly through the range of subjects they will present for their final credential, and motivating themselves to faithfully commit to this final process of exam preparation. Of course, their teachers are there to advise and suggest, but as they enter a vast period of unstructured time, it is imperative each boy puts into place a deliberate study plan.

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Topics: Homework, Improve learning, Study tips

2017 scholars share their best study tips for Year 12 exams

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 4, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Finding the best study methods to fit your unique way of learning can be a practice in trial and error. Not all methods will suit all students. Trinity’s 2017 scholars share their best study tips for Year 12, and the methods they used to get through their gruelling final year of school.

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Topics: Study tips, Homework, Improve learning

The necessities for an efficient home study space

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 5, 2018 6:00:00 AM

The key to academic success is effort and perseverance. Regular homework and structured study go a long way toward enhancing academic performance.

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Topics: Study tips, Homework, Improve learning, Academic excellence

The ways in which Trinity supports high potential learners

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 27, 2018 6:00:00 AM

http://info.trinity.nsw.edu.au/blog/trinity-da-vinci-decathletes-put-to-the-testBy 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

Student story: My experience learning about economics

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 28, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Aiden Ngo, Year 5, Preparatory School

Last week, Year 5 finished the incredible journey that was Market Day. Market Day is a three-week project where we have to make a plan about how we are going to execute a market stall; creating a product to sell at the gym for a profit. We were put with people we wouldn’t normally work with so that we would experience what it feels like to work without established friends.

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Topics: Education, Improve learning, International Baccalaureate