Early years education benefits your son in many ways. Australian research (Warren and Haisken-DeNew, 2013) has shown that children who attend preschool outperformed their peers by the time they reached Year 3. Based on NAPLAN scores, those that had early year/s pre-school education did particularly well in the domains of Numeracy, Reading and Spelling. Although most families understand the importance of early years education, for first-time parents, it can be difficult to determine which early education provider will be best suited to their child.
In Trinity news, we asked students from the Preparatory School for their reflections on different aspects of their time in primary school.
By Brendan Geddes, Year 6, Preparatory School
My name is Brendan Geddes and I am a student from Trinity Grammar School’s Preparatory School. I’ve been asked to share what I want to be when I grow up.
By Chris Wyatt, Master of the Preparatory School
In Trinity news, Market Day was recently held at the Preparatory campus. It is one of the boys’ favourite days of the year, organised and run by Year 5. On the surface, it is a day when the younger boys can buy all sorts of homemade goodies, however, when you dig a little deeper, it becomes apparent that Market Day is far more than this. For the Year 5 boys, Market Day is the culminating experience of their International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) - How We Organise Ourselves unit of inquiry that has focused on the central idea - ‘Understanding the power in trade, equips individuals with the ability to make informed decisions’.
By Alexander Chu, Year 6
In Trinity news, during the recent school holidays, 38 students and seven teachers from Trinity’s Preparatory and Junior Schools had the privilege to tour China over 10 days. I was one of these lucky students and it was my first ever visit to China. We spent six days in Beijing, two days in Xi’an, and two days in Shanghai. We got to experience what it was like in China. We also had the opportunity to learn more about Chinese culture and came back with a deeper understanding about China.
By Nicholas Ayoub, Year 6, Junior School
Music has always been a part of my life. At home and in the car, we listen to classical music CDs and when I was five years old I started to learn the violin. In the early stages I was sometimes given little rewards for practising, but now I practice independently.
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.
By Oliver Berry, Year 6 Junior School
Homework. Every boy and girl hates it but really it is not such a bad thing, if we did not have homework we might forget things that are very helpful for our work or we might not ever practise mathematical equations which means we will forget how to do them. Homework is very short so it is not too bad to spend 40 minutes of your afternoon doing homework instead of going on your computer or playing outside because it makes your brain really have to turn on and focus and does not make you that tired. I think that you can also enjoy homework depending on what your teacher gives you. For example, ‘Mathletics’ - it can be much more fun than doing long maths equations.
By Thomas Henry, Year 2 Junior School
One afternoon there was a boy and a long, long and wobbly ladder to the moon. That must mean trouble!
Bill was walking around the wheat farm. He lived in a little cottage with his mother, father and grandmother.
By Ashwin Sivapirabu, Year 6, Preparatory School Vice Captain
Being a School Officer at Trinity Grammar School Preparatory School requires you to be a good role model and demonstrate initiative around the School.