The Trinity Field Studies experience is quite unique. It is an opportunity we would not get to be part of anywhere else. It is a valuable experience for everyone who takes part in the Field Studies programme. There is a lot to learn and new things to try for all. There is much to say about my time spent at Field Studies, I had my fair share of challenges and highlights like everybody. There was also much fun to be had during our four-week stay.
In today’s technology-based world children can become heavily exposed to digital technology. Research shows that the more time that children spend interacting with technology, the less time they spend outdoors. It is thought that children today spend just 10 percent of their time outdoors, compared to their parents who spent at least 40 percent of their time outside. The implications of reduced outdoor exposure can be significant, especially in terms of health and wellbeing. The mental health benefits of outdoor education are particularly meaningful.
Outdoor education is generally defined as experiential learning that takes places in, or is about, the outdoors. The benefits of outdoor education are profound and can have a significant impact on a child’s overall education journey. Children can experience novel adventures, form lasting memories and learn practical life skills. More than this, the cultural and spiritual benefits can be particularly empowering.
By Tim Bowden, Head Master, Trinity Grammar School
We recently announced a significant change to the Cadet Unit at Trinity; that is, from the start of 2019 Meriden students will join the Trinity Cadet Unit.
By Luqman Radwan, Elie Charbel, Aaron Ha and Kareem Anboussi, Year 6
In Trinity news, mid-August saw the whole of Year 6 at the Preparatory School depart for Woollamia in the Jervis Bay region. It was an extraordinary field studies new experience for the whole of Year 6. As we left we saw all our parents waving goodbye to us. It was sad that we had to leave them but we were excited for the week ahead. It took two and a half hours to reach the Trinity Field Studies Centre and when we arrived, we were all overjoyed to be there. We arrived in a pandemonium as we came off the bus. As soon as we settled in and finished with our luggage we found out our cabin groups. We then unpacked and headed to our first activity.
Children are inquisitive by nature, absorbing new information with wonder. The lessons children learn through experimentation and observation make learning ‘real’ and relevant. We encourage you to introduce your children to the joys of science with these six amazing backyard experiments for the school holidays.
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.
By Jacqueline Kelly, Year 3 Teacher, Junior School
Recently, Trinity Grammar School students from Year 3 in the Junior School embarked on an excursion to the Royal Botanic Garden, Sydney. The visit was aimed at supporting learning as part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) unit of Inquiry, “How the world works.” Students and teachers were very excited to take part in the hands-on experience combining horticulture and art.
Theresa Ardler never imagined that her work with Sydney’s Trinity Grammar School would lead to an emotional reconnection with her family’s past and a return of treasure beyond measure with rich historical significance.
Local primary school students converged on Bradley’s Head in Sydney Harbour National Park on Sunday 30 July to unveil more than fifty new interpretive signs featuring their own illustrations using resources and materials from the Backyard Buddies website.
Designed by the school students from Beauty Point Public School and funded by the NSW National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) and the Foundation for National Parks & Wildlife (FNPW), the 52 new interpretive signs will help visitors of all ages to discover more about the plants and animals found along the walks that line the foreshore of Sydney Harbour.