Education Matters

Student story: Students are encouraged to take a world view

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 13, 2019 6:00:00 AM

By Christian Ciarroni, Year 6

Year 6 Trinity Grammar Junior School students are encouraged to take a world view in exploring some of society’s biggest issues. Boys explored a wide variety of topics from environmental and cultural, to technology and health; researching, interviewing, surveying and being mentored to prepare exhibitions about their chosen subject.

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Topics: Junior School, International Baccalaureate, Students

Trinity News: Prep PYP Exhibition

Posted by Chris Wyatt on Oct 31, 2019 3:00:00 PM

By Chris Wyatt, Master of the Preparatory School

I have had the privilege to be part of fifteen PYP Exhibitions across my career and had the opportunity to visit countless others. Whilst I am clearly biased, I feel very confident in claiming that this year’s recent PYP Exhibition left the others in its wake. The depth of the students’ conceptual understanding, the sophistication of their presentations, the quality of their writing and compositions, and their conviction to bring about informed change was simply remarkable. The last eight weeks have been an intense but rewarding learning journey for our students. They have been pushed beyond their comfort zones and they have risen to the challenge.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Creative empowerment, Junior School, Students

Trinity News: Year 6 Trinity students investigate sleep deprivation

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 19, 2019 6:00:00 AM

During the primary years, Trinity adopts the International Baccalaureate’s (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP), which aims to develop students who are internationally minded. Year 6 students are encouraged to consider a variety of perspectives in exploring some of our society’s biggest issues through the PYP Exhibition. This collaborative experience between students, teachers, the school and wider community is designed to celebrate the transition of learners from primary school into secondary school. The PYP Exhibition is an opportunity for each Year 6 boy to demonstrate the way he has grown as a learner throughout his time in primary school.

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Topics: Boys learning, Education, Junior School, Students

The vast impacts of learning a language and winning an international recitation competition

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 28, 2019 6:00:00 AM

When language inspires art

When Year 4 Junior School student William Saunders started learning Mandarin in Kindergarten at Trinity Grammar School in Sydney, he could never have dreamed of the journey he would take, and the path to inspiration that would follow.

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Topics: Arts, Languages, Junior School, Creative arts, Students

Trinity news: Year 6 boys visit Canberra

Posted by Ahmad Ammoura and Gaby Martino on May 11, 2019 6:00:00 AM

By Year 6 students Ahmad Ammoura and Gaby Martino

In Trinity news, Year 6 recently visited Canberra for a three-day trip as part of their Civics and Citizenship education. Here’s a report from two of our students Ahmad Ammoura and Gaby Martino:

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Topics: Education, Junior School, Students

Student story: History of genocide of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 4, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Student story: Year 6 student, Daniel Lok.

Trinity Grammar School, Sydney, Year 6 student Daniel Lok made an impassioned speech at Reconciliation Australia’s monthly staff meeting in Canberra recently. The young student demonstrated understanding and empathy as he spoke about misconceptions in Australian history, and the relatively unknown history of genocide of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples – the speech moving his audience to tears.

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Topics: Junior School, Students

What excellent early years education should look like

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 16, 2019 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Kindergarten at Trinity, Early years, Early learning, Junior School

Trinity news: Reflections from Year 6 leavers

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 10, 2018 6:00:00 AM

In Trinity news, we asked students from the Preparatory School for their reflections on different aspects of their time in primary school.

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Topics: Junior School, Students

Student story: What I want to be when I grow up

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 24, 2018 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Arts, Junior School, International Baccalaureate, Students

Trinity news: Year 5 Market Day

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 14, 2018 6:00:00 AM

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’.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Education, Junior School, International Baccalaureate, Students