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.
By Daniel Jones, Year 3, Junior School
Growing up anywhere brings its problems, and I know that children in many other countries face problems that I couldn’t even imagine. So I’m going to be honest here … I don’t really worry about much. Let’s face it, I’m a nine year old boy … one of my biggest concerns is ‘What did mum pack in my lunch box?’
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.
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.
What it means to be a school leader is a great ride of thrills and duties.
Our duties started after we went to the National Young Leaders Day. We had five speakers and two hosts there on the day. It was great fun and we were all inspired to help others and keep our duties up.
As a School Officer, my duties include: infant playground (recess and lunch), primary assembly, Leaders’ Corner and Morning Prayer.
What a great skill it is to speak well and confidently when delivering speeches in public. Research shows strong links between good speakers and good writers. As well as being great writers, Trinity boys love speaking (ask any parent). To harness their love of a chat, Trinity Preparatory School boys wax lyrical about a set subject at the annual Preparatory School Public Speaking Competition.
The 2017 competition was open to all boys in Years 3 to 6 and the topics provided were:
Each term, the Trinity Grammar School Life Skills programme focuses on a different aspect of wellbeing and forms an integral part of the Personal Development curriculum in each grade from Kindergarten to Year 6. The focus for each term changes, and over the course of the year Trinity boys will learn about: