Education Matters

Trinity students' learning extends beyond the classroom

Posted by Jacqueline Kelly on Sep 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Jacqueline Kelly, Year 3 Teacher, Junior School

Recently, Trinity Grammar School students from Year 3 in the Junior School embarked on an excursion to the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. The visit was aimed at supporting learning as part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) unit of Inquiry, “How the world works.” Students and teachers were very excited to take part in the hands-on experience combining horticulture and art.

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Topics: Outdoor education, Trinity difference, Improve learning, Arts, Junior School, Creative arts, International Baccalaureate

8 Tips on how to encourage a love of reading in your son

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

International Literacy Day is a major annual event for literacy advocacy held on 8 September since 1946. This year’s theme is titled: 'Literacy in a Digital World.’ Reading provides the cornerstone for a good education and research has found that it stimulates the brain, improves memory and concentration, and reduces stress. In addition, reading develops knowledge, vocabulary, critical thinking, and greatly enhances your son’s capacity for creative thinking.

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Topics: Literacy, Parenting tips, Kindergarten at Trinity, Early years, Improve learning, Boys and literacy, Early learning

HSC study survival guide: 7 quick tips

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 30, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The HSC can be a highly stressful time for students. Not only are they experiencing an increased work load, they are also experiencing pressure to succeed and anticipating the implications of their results.

Knowing how to help you son can be challenging, so we’ve created an HSC study survival guide with 7 quick tips to help your son through his HSC.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Improve learning, Study tips

How Trinity's Arthur Holt Library is enriching the student experience

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

With Literacy and Numeracy Week just around the corner (4 to 10 September 2017) we look at Trinity Grammar School’s Arthur Holt Library and how it inspires lifelong learning and a love of reading. Delivering collections and innovative programmes that celebrate text, promote literacy, and support teaching and learning, the cutting-edge Library has a three-pronged approach to enriching the student experience.

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Topics: Literacy, Boys' education, Trinity difference, Reading, Academic excellence, Pastoral care, Improve learning, Libraries, Boys learning, Boys and literacy, Education

Tips to help your son manage priorities

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 25, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Exams, assignments, music lessons, sporting commitments, and drama rehearsals. These are just some of the priorities your son has to manage on a daily basis, not to mention eating a balanced diet, enjoying time out with friends, quality time with family and sleep.

Managing priorities is all about time management; recognising your workload, acknowledging deadlines and knowing if/when you have spare time for additional commitments.

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

Learning to deal with pressure

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 21, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Exams, assessments, social status and game day. These are some of the many things your son may feel ‘stressed’ about during his schooling years.

Stress is the feeling we have when we are under pressure. This could be the pressure your son may feel to succeed, to achieve great results or to be included or accepted by his peers.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Pastoral care, Improve learning, Mental health

Why education should extend beyond the classroom walls for early learners

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 18, 2017 6:00:00 AM

We all want our children to be passionate, curious and motivated to learn about the world around them. So how do we provide them with the opportunities they need to encourage this inside and outside of the classroom?

At Trinity Grammar School, we believe that your son’s education should extend beyond the classroom walls. Co-curricular activities are essential to growing well-rounded boys who are confident, passionate, curious and motivated to learn.

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Topics: Music, Trinity difference, Early years, Improve learning, Co-curricular activities, Early learning, Junior School

Activities to enhance leadership skills

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 16, 2017 6:00:00 AM

What makes a good leader?

A leader is a person with great communication, teamwork and motivation skills. They are trustworthy and honest, respected, responsible and committed. They are also positive and creative, with an exceptional ability to delegate, problem solve and offer timely and constructive feedback.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Improve learning, Leadership

Why failure can be the best teacher

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 17, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Four ways to develop your child's growth mindset

When Trinity Grammar School hosted adolescent psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg for a parent evening, he expressed his significant concern for this generation of young people’s low level of resilience compared to previous generations. He implored parents and educators to refrain from protecting young people in cotton wool, and instead, encourage them to learn to stand on their own two feet and deal with setbacks. Here we explore why failure can be the best teacher.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, All boys education, Fathering, Raising boys, Adolescence, Improve learning, Boys learning, Education, Mental health

Food for thought: ensuring your son maintains a healthy diet

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 21, 2017 6:00:00 AM

It’s no secret that maintaining a healthy and nutritious diet does wonders for your mind, body and spirit. Food fuels your son’s body for the physical, creative and intellectual activities he partakes in every day.

You don’t need a degree in nutrition to raise healthy children, just some basic guidelines for their health and wellbeing. Here we offer some food for thought with our seven tips for ensuring your son maintains a healthy diet.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Improve learning, Mental health

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