Education Matters

5 Signs your son is ready for kindergarten

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM

A boy’s early education is vital in helping to create a positive experience of learning and developing a foundation for his future. At Trinity Grammar School, we believe Kindergarten can set the tone for the future of your son’s education.

Your son needs to have the developmental skills required to participate in a classroom environment, with the ability to make decisions, listen to instructions, and follow directions.

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Kindergarten at Trinity, Early years, Boys learning, Early learning, Education

8 Tips on how to encourage a love of reading in your son

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

International Literacy Day is a major annual event for literacy advocacy held on 8 September since 1946. This year’s theme is titled: 'Literacy in a Digital World.’ Reading provides the cornerstone for a good education and research has found that it stimulates the brain, improves memory and concentration, and reduces stress. In addition, reading develops knowledge, vocabulary, critical thinking, and greatly enhances your son’s capacity for creative thinking.

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Topics: Literacy, Parenting tips, Kindergarten at Trinity, Early years, Improve learning, Boys and literacy, Early learning

How to survive your son's first term in Kindergarten

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 2, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The idea of your son starting school can be a daunting thought. It’s not only a new chapter for your son, but a new chapter for you as well. It is understandable that this new experience can provide you with new challenges, worries and fears but there are things you can do to help you get through your first term as a parent.

Here are our four top tips on how to survive your son's first term in Kindergarten.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Kindergarten at Trinity, Early years, Early learning

3 things you should do to prepare your son for school

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 12, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Starting school can be a big step. There may be tears, separation anxiety and nervousness – your child may have the same feelings as well!

Jokes aside, it can be a stressful time for both you and your son. Here we provide some useful tips on preparing your son for school.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Trinity difference, Kindergarten at Trinity, Early years, Raising boys, Boys learning, Early learning

Three ways to develop a love of learning in your child

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 29, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Ensuring your child is Kindergarten ready
Starting Kindergarten is a momentous and sometimes daunting event for both children and parents. Prior to your child’s first day at ‘big school’, there are many things you can do to ensure the experience is a positive one for all. The aim, of course, is to support children so that they are keen to go to school each day, and settle quickly into the routines and expectations of their new learning environment. When this happens, your child will inevitably start to progress sooner and achieve more highly.

Here are three ways to develop a love of learning in your child:

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Topics: Trinity difference, Kindergarten at Trinity, Boys learning, Early learning

How Pre-Kindergarten can make a difference

Posted by Kerrie Sigston on Sep 6, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Why Trinity's Pre-Kindergarten is different to preschool or long day care

There are so many choices available to parents when considering the year before Kindergarten, the first formal year of school. Some boys have the opportunity to be cared for by family members, or in situations where parents both work, boys will spend time in child care centres or preschools. Some parents choose to combine these two care options.

Pre-Kindergarten at Trinity is a specialised option that should be considered for many beneficial reasons. It is an integral part of the Trinity Grammar School community and acts as a both a bridge, and foundation year between conventional preschool or long day care and Kindergarten.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Kindergarten at Trinity, Early years, Early learning, Education

Encouraging responsibility from the early years

Posted by Mark Dunn on Aug 5, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Education is more than learning the reading, writing, counting and social skills necessary to survive and thrive. Underpinning all of the lessons we discover in the journey from childhood to adulthood is the process of gradually accepting greater responsibility for ourselves and becoming less reliant on the adults who support us. Boys and girls enjoy and grow when given responsibility appropriate to their age and abilities. They often thrive when given extra responsibility.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Kindergarten at Trinity, Early years, Early learning, Education

8 reasons why Kindergarten at Trinity Grammar School is different

Posted by Chris Wyatt on Nov 18, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Choosing the right school for your children is a big decision. A child’s education in the early years is vitally important in establishing a positive education experience and foundation for the future.

Many people consider Kindergarten as a place where children simply colour and play. We think a child’s experience at Kindergarten can set the tone for the entire future of his education.

Here are eight reasons why Kindergarten at Trinity will provide your son with a positive experience in his early years:

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Topics: Trinity difference, Kindergarten at Trinity, Early years

5 reasons why play is important in the early years

Posted by Chris Wyatt on Nov 16, 2015 6:00:00 AM

“Play is the highest form of research.” – Albert Einstein

A constant challenge facing early learning teachers is finding the right balance of ‘play’ and ‘structured learning’. Whilst this is an important debate and worth strong consideration, it should be remembered that we are making decisions about little people – little people who will only be five years old once. There are plenty of years of structured learning ahead where teachers can mould and guide students to ready themselves for life beyond school, but the chance to ‘play’ quickly fades unless it is nurtured and celebrated.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Kindergarten at Trinity, Early years

Why a private education matters in the early years

Posted by Chris Wyatt on Nov 9, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Potential, Passions and Purpose
“Experiences during the early years lay the foundations for all future learning … It is our responsibility as educators to recognise and maximise this crucial stage of learning.” – International Baccalaureate Organisation, 2009

Trinity Grammar School understands the importance of making a good beginning.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Kindergarten at Trinity, Early years