Education Matters

Head Master: Leadership opportunities at Trinity

Posted by Tim Bowden on Jul 5, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Mr Tim Bowden, Head Master, Trinity Grammar School

As a Christian school, Trinity understands that the essence of leadership is service. Therefore, in aspiring to lead, we are aspiring to serve. Service is not always convenient, it is not always acknowledged, and it is not always enjoyable. Leadership requires us to do what is right, not what is popular, and to stand up when it would be more comfortable to stand back. Leadership roles require us to sacrifice time and to shoulder additional work. Nonetheless, service is honourable, and I am pleased that many of our young men indicate their willingness to serve in this way.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Risk-taking, Leadership

The value of being an Australian Army Cadet

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 30, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Training provided in the Australian Army Cadet Unit at Trinity develops character, leadership skills and instils a sense of service in young people.

Leadership skills and experience are highly valued in both the workplace and society generally. The Australian Army Cadets programme equips students with vital life skills and can provide some advantage in the quest for scholarships and jobs.

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Topics: Boys' education, Physical education, Outdoor education, Trinity difference, Cadets, Leadership

Signs that your son is a leader

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 13, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Health and happiness are always the number one priorities for your son as a parent. Whilst these factors are vitally important, as a parent you hope that your son will grow to be a strong, confident and independent boy that can achieve everything he desires.

As your son grows, there are indications from his personality traits, achievements, interests, manner and actions, of the character he is becoming. If your son is loud, confident, bold and tries to take the lead, he could be seen as a leader as he fits the traditional characteristics. However, there are many subtle signs you may notice as a parent that hint to strong leadership ability.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Cadets, Leadership

New Trinity Grammar School Head Master welcomed

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

As another school year begins, students and staff welcome new Trinity Grammar School Head Master, Mr Tim Bowden. Mr Bowden has spent the first weeks of the new school year addressing staff and students at all campuses and attending a Commissioning Service at the School’s Chapel, officiated by the Archbishop.

In his message to the Trinity community Mr Bowden said:

“I would like to thank the members of the Trinity Grammar School community for the warmth of the welcome that my family and I have received. I have been astounded by the affection that so many Trinitarians – past and present – have for their school; since the announcement of my appointment, we have been approached by dozens of people, connected in some way to the School, expressing their support for us in this new chapter.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Education, Leadership, Teachers

Trinity student wins a prestigious scholarship

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Dec 9, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Year 12 student Martin Floro from Trinity Grammar School recently completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, and before exam results have even been released he has made his mark. Martin is the only NSW winner of a prestigious Bond University Vice Chancellor’s Elite Scholarship.

The scholarship is one of the University’s most prestigious and difficult to win, with only 12 out of more than 800 applicants being successful. Students are selected on the basis of exceptional academic achievement, proven leadership ability and personal character. They have been identified by their teachers and peers for their commitment to their community and their willingness to help and inspire others.

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Topics: Academic excellence, Education, Leadership, International Baccalaureate, Students

First participants graduate with Trinity's Certificate II in Leadership Through Cadets qualification

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 13, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The Hon Karen Andrews MP, Assistant Minister for Vocational Education and Skills, has addressed the first ever graduates of Trinity Grammar School’s pioneering Certificate II Leadership Through Cadets Course at the inaugural graduation ceremony held on Tuesday evening, 19 September 2017.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Cadets, Education, Courses, Vocational training, Leadership

Student story: Relishing the opportunities to experience leadership

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 30, 2017 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Education, Junior School, Leadership, Students

Activities to enhance leadership skills

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 16, 2017 6:00:00 AM

What makes a good leader?

A leader is a person with great communication, teamwork and motivation skills. They are trustworthy and honest, respected, responsible and committed. They are also positive and creative, with an exceptional ability to delegate, problem solve and offer timely and constructive feedback.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Improve learning, Leadership

The secrets to mastering the art of public speaking

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 21, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The thought of public speaking can scare even the most confident person. Captivating an audience is a skill that takes many hours of practise, as does the ability to speak confidently and calmly to small or large groups of people. 

People are not born with these skills – they must be learned and practised. School students learn these skills through debating and in discussion with their teachers. This develops children’s oracy – skills in using spoken language.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Leadership

What it means to be a school leader

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 10, 2017 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Education, Junior School, Leadership, Students