Education Matters

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 and study, 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

Food for thought: ensuring your son maintains a healthy diet

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

It’s no secret that maintaining a healthy and nutritious diet does wonders for your mind, body and spirit. Food fuels your son’s body for the physical, creative and intellectual activities he partakes in every day.

You don’t need a degree in nutrition to raise healthy children, just some basic guidelines for their health and wellbeing. Here we offer some food for thought with our seven tips for ensuring your son maintains a healthy diet.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Improve learning, Mental health

Five tips on how to become more active as a family

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

Staying active as a family is not only beneficial for you and your children’s health, it is also a great opportunity for your family to bond. Staying active improves your energy levels, encourages better sleep and helps maintain mental health. There are many benefits of family exercise, so what can you do to get your family moving?

Here are five tips on how to become more active as a family.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Boys and movement, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Sport and boys, Mental health

Celebrating parents and six tips for effective parenting

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 1, 2017 6:00:00 AM

June 1, marks the Global Day of Parents – proclaimed by the United Nations (UN) General Assembly in 2012. “It’s a chance to honour parents throughout the world for their selfless commitment to children and their lifelong sacrifice towards nurturing this relationship.”

The UN also states that, “For the full and harmonious development of their personality, children should grow up in a family environment and in an atmosphere of happiness, love and understanding.”

It is easy to take the role of a parent for granted. On any given day a parent’s duties can include, spiritual leader, motivational speaker, chef, teacher, doctor, housekeeper, adviser, personal assistant, entertainer, accountant and chauffer to name just a few.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Trinity difference, Early years, Raising boys, Adolescence, Boys learning, Mental health

Midyear resolutions – how to set goals with your child

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 31, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Goal setting is a powerful skill that we should be actively teaching our children. It is a skill that will help them with self-control, self-efficacy and the confidence to achieve their dreams.

Midyear resolutions are a fabulous way to reboot and re-energise your mind, body and spirit. By reassessing the things that are important, your children will have new found motivation to take them through to the end of the year.   

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, All boys education, Fathering, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Boys learning, Study tips, Education, International Baccalaureate, Mental health

How to teach boys to say sorry

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 26, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Raising boys to be caring, considerate and compassionate young men is one of those essential life skills that for most parents is hardwired. Just like teaching them how to tie a tie, the importance of good manners, and how to drive a car safely, the desire to see our sons respect the feelings of others and show remorse when conflict arises is powerful.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Adolescence, Boys learning, Mental health

Boys and influences: what to do when friendships turn toxic

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 22, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Boys, like girls, can be easily influenced, both positively and negatively. They take advice and direction from those they admire. Parents often ask;

Are my son’s friends leading him astray? Are they a good or bad influence for my son?

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