Education Matters

Bullying and resilience – 6 ways to build boys up

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

On the whole, you could be forgiven for thinking our kids have never had it so good. They’re likely to be healthier, wealthier and better educated than any generation before them. But increasingly, they report feeling anxious, stressed and depressed.

In a 2016 KidsHelpline report, the organisation reported that it received 3,828 counselling contacts (74 contacts a week, or 11 a day) in relation to bullying. And now, a new study has found that children experiencing bullying are more likely to experience some impact on their academic performance.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Bullying, Raising boys, Adolescence, Pastoral care, Boys learning, Mental health

Pastoral care at Trinity

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

At Trinity, your son will experience a wealth of opportunities, allowing him to discover and develop his innate talents, skills and aspirations through the School’s extensive range of exceptional educational programmes.

One of Sydney's leading schools, Trinity prides itself on consistently having students in the top one per cent of the state, with many students graduating with University scholarships to leading institutions around the world. Our varied and engaging teaching methods incorporate authenticity and real-world learning. This ensures every Trinity boy is challenged, inspired and guided to become a successful, compassionate, internationally-minded man.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Pastoral care, Boys learning, Education, Mental health

Why it's OK for your son to take time out

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

Teenagers have a lot of think about; assessments, examinations, sporting commitments, co-curricular activities, friendships and social status. They need time to refresh their mind, body and spirit in order to stay strong, motivated and mentally focused.

Particularly during exam periods, taking time out may be viewed as a negative thing. This shouldn’t however be the case.  Actually, it allows boys time for rejuvenation and can reinvigorate them for the next challenge.

Still not convinced? Here are six reasons why it's OK for your son to take time out.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Pastoral care, Mental health

Fostering a healthy mind – the importance of emotional skills for boys

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

Today, as it is World Mental Health Day, we look at the importance of emotional skills for boys, and why it should not be underestimated. Research has shown that emotional skills are crucial for children to become successful both socially and academically. How a child reacts emotionally to different situations can have an impact on their decision-making, how they behave and ultimately their happiness and wellbeing.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Boys learning, Mental health

Teaching your son to think of others

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 8, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Teaching your son to think of others can be a daunting task. Teenagers can be very self-focused. They have a lot on their minds, including social status, relationships, puberty, assessments, examinations and friends.

Learning to think of others, rather than himself, can have a profound impact on your son’s life and relationships. Key to this is having healthy relationships that are built on respect, trust and empathy – the ability to understand and feel the emotions of others.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Raising boys, Pastoral care, Mental health

Learning to deal with pressure

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

Exams, assessments, social status and game day. These are some of the many things your son may feel ‘stressed’ about during his schooling years.

Stress is the feeling we have when we are under pressure. This could be the pressure your son may feel to succeed, to achieve great results or to be included or accepted by his peers.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Pastoral care, Improve learning, Mental health

Student blog: The importance of friendships

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 25, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Trinity Year 9 student, Joshua Yeoh

School life is filled with a diversity of emotions, it is a giant roller coaster ride, with ecstatic highs and devastating lows. Friendships are an immensely significant part of life at school, in dealing with different emotions and powering through difficult times whether in academics, sport, or any other personal issues that may be present.

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Trinity difference, Adolescence, Pastoral care, Boys learning, Middle School, Mental health, Students

Why failure can be the best teacher

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 17, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Four ways to develop your child's growth mindset

When Trinity Grammar School hosted adolescent psychologist Dr Michael Carr-Gregg for a parent evening, he expressed his significant concern for this generation of young people’s low level of resilience compared to previous generations. He implored parents and educators to refrain from protecting young people in cotton wool, and instead, encourage them to learn to stand on their own two feet and deal with setbacks. Here we explore why failure can be the best teacher.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, All boys education, Fathering, Raising boys, Adolescence, Improve learning, Boys learning, Education, Mental health

Five signs that suggest your son is not coping with stress

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 5, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Today’s young people experience ever-increasing levels of pressure. The desire to fit in, make friends, excel at school, or simply manage the many expectations of their teachers, coaches, parents and friends can all impact on a boy’s health and wellbeing.

Stress, anxiety and depression can overwhelm some teenagers as they progress through adolescence. Be vigilant in looking out for these five signs that suggest your son is not coping with stress.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Support programs, Pastoral care, Mental health

Six signs your son is healthy and happy

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 3, 2017 6:00:00 AM

As a parent, your main priority is to ensure that your son is healthy, happy and well adjusted in life. Your child may not always verbalise or communicate to you how he is feeling, but there are some very helpful signs that will help you understand how your child is faring in life on both an emotional and physical level.

Here are the six signs your son is healthy and happy:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Fathering, Raising boys, Adolescence, Boys learning, Mental health