Education Matters

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

The facts about the IB Diploma and how it differs from the HSC

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 7, 2017 6:00:00 AM

When examining school rankings, it’s important to consider that rankings don’t take International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma results into account. In the wake of the announcement of IB Diploma results, we uncover the facts about how the IB differs from the HSC.

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

Trinity student pilots world-first education programme to help voiceless victims of domestic violence

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 25, 2016 6:00:00 AM

White Ribbon Australia engages men to highlight the role they can play alongside women to stop violence against women, based on the understanding that most men are not violent, with today marking White Ribbon Day. While our society is well aware of the frightening statistics about women and children affected by domestic violence, little is reported on the effects of this societal problem on animals and in particular, pets.

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Education, International Baccalaureate

Our most frequently asked questions at Open Day

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 7, 2016 6:00:00 AM

At Trinity we run four scheduled Open Days per year, one per term. Over the years, we have developed a list of the most frequently asked questions at Open Day. We share them with you here.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, All boys education, Education, International Baccalaureate

Creative skills that travel the world

Posted by Peter Bamford on Aug 12, 2016 6:00:00 AM

It is claimed that over 60 percent of people prefer to look at pictures. A reputable United States study from the 1990s found that we process visual information 60,000 times faster than text. You probably interacted with over 100 visual images before you left home today.

It is indisputable that we live in a digital world that is becoming ever richer in the visual. The means to capture images has never been more accessible - think about the many pictures brought to you every day via social media. You know Facebook is blue, Cadbury is purple and McDonald’s is yellow. The visual is THE contemporary language, one that is universal, pertinent and powerful.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Arts, Creative arts, International Baccalaureate