Education Matters

Understanding the league table of school results

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 15, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Each year, the league table of school results provides a snapshot of the performance by schools across the State. Trinity Grammar School is considered to be one of the very best schools in the nation, and the world. However, due to the limitations of the league tables, Trinity’s high performance may not always be reflected accurately in the league tables.

The core reason for this is that the league tables are formulated by the percentage of Higher School Certificate (HSC) Band 6 results alone.

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Co-curricular activities, Education, Courses, International Baccalaureate

3 ways the IB Diploma can positively impact admission to university

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 11, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Participation in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma has almost tripled in popularity since the early 2000s. At Trinity, we’ve also seen a growing number of students elect to take this challenging and rigorous education option.

Trinity IB Diploma candidates have consistently demonstrated that they are among the world’s best. In 2017, the average score equated to an ATAR of 95.85, with 33 percent of our students achieving an IB score of 40 or above (ATAR 98.30+), considered the equivalent of the Premier’s All-Rounder award and earning an IB Certificate of Distinction. The results also reveal that 79 percent of our IB students achieved an IB score of 33+ and therefore an ATAR equivalent to 90+.

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Co-curricular activities, Boys learning, Education, International Baccalaureate

Trinity student scores an Ivy League scholarship

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 3, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Will Todd, Year 12 student from Trinity Grammar School in Sydney’s Inner West, recently completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, and before exam results are even released he has managed to secure himself a four year scholarship to Columbia University, an Ivy League University in New York City, USA. 

The good news comes on the back of three years of preparation. “I’ve been working towards this since I was in Year 10 – it’s been a dream come true to be accepted into an Ivy League University, and Columbia was my top pick,” said an ecstatic Will.

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Topics: Academic excellence, International Baccalaureate, Students

Trinity student wins a prestigious scholarship

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Dec 9, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Year 12 student Martin Floro from Trinity Grammar School recently completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, and before exam results have even been released he has made his mark. Martin is the only NSW winner of a prestigious Bond University Vice Chancellor’s Elite Scholarship.

The scholarship is one of the University’s most prestigious and difficult to win, with only 12 out of more than 800 applicants being successful. Students are selected on the basis of exceptional academic achievement, proven leadership ability and personal character. They have been identified by their teachers and peers for their commitment to their community and their willingness to help and inspire others.

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Topics: Academic excellence, Education, Leadership, International Baccalaureate, Students

Trinity Grammar School is encouraging social awareness

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

Students in Year 6 at Trinity Grammar School are required to take part in an Exhibition as part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). Provided with a central theme, students must research an issue and present their findings to parents and peers through their exhibit. Preparatory School students Louis McCrohon, Andrew Yang and Manaav Bhandari inquired into the issue of sports-related injuries and the methods and technology used to rehabilitate those injuries.

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Topics: Raising boys, Community service, Education, Junior School, International Baccalaureate, Students

IB or HSC? Discover the best option for your son

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 29, 2017 5:00:00 PM

The decision about whether to take the IB or HSC path is an important choice for you and your son.

Trinity has a wide-ranging curriculum that caters for all students – from high potential learners to those more interested in vocational courses – with arguably the most extensive curriculum of academics, sports and the arts of any non-selective Independent Boys Schools across NSW.

Trinity offers two alternative academic programmes to cater for the different needs of our Senior School boys – the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and the Higher School Certificate (HSC). Both programmes have integrity and rigour, and while the HSC and the IB Diploma have much in common, there are important differences, and it is on those differences that boys, and their parents should base their decision.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, International Baccalaureate

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

Five tips for sparking your son's interest in science

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 20, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Children have a natural curiosity, eager to learn about the world around them.  Our challenge is to nurture their curiosity so they explore and question their environment, learn to problem solve, and see the links between cause and effect in all aspects of life.

While some children are born with a scientific mind driven by finding out how things work, others may need some support to embrace the sciences.

So how do you inspire your son to embrace science? Below are our five simple tips:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Trinity difference, Boys learning, Education, International Baccalaureate

Midyear resolutions – how to set goals with your child

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 31, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Goal setting is a powerful skill that we should be actively teaching our children. It is a skill that will help them with self-control, self-efficacy and the confidence to achieve their dreams.

Midyear resolutions are a fabulous way to reboot and re-energise your mind, body and spirit. By reassessing the things that are important, your children will have new found motivation to take them through to the end of the year.   

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, All boys education, Fathering, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Boys learning, Study tips, Education, International Baccalaureate, Mental health

How to understand the school league table

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

Each year, the Higher School Certificate (HSC) league table of school results provides a snapshot of the performance by schools across the State. Trinity Grammar School is considered to be one of the very best schools in the nation, and the world. However, due to their limitations, Trinity’s high performance may not always be reflected accurately in the HSC league tables.

Here's how to understand the school league table ...

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Education, Courses, International Baccalaureate