Education Matters

Trinity students' learning extends beyond the classroom

Posted by Jacqueline Kelly on Sep 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Outdoor education, Trinity difference, Improve learning, Arts, Junior School, Creative arts, International Baccalaureate

Treasure beyond measure

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

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.

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Topics: Outdoor education, Trinity difference

Helping others is a walk in the park for Trinity boys

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

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.

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Topics: Boys' education, Outdoor education, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Community service, Students

My reflections on the benefits of Field Studies

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

By Trinity Year 9 student James Browning

There aren’t many schools that give Year 9 boys the experience of spending a month away from home to take on new challenges and learn to push past adversity.

Recently, I spent a month at the Trinity Field Studies Centre at Woollamia. Four weeks like no other, where I was able to challenge myself, make new friends and learn more about who I am.

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Physical education, Outdoor education, Trinity difference, Adolescence, Boys learning, Education, Students

Trinity inaugural Year 7 Geography Camp

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

Trinity Grammar School recently commenced a new chapter in its Geography camp story. The first group of Year 7 students have paved the way for those to follow, taking part in the Trinity inaugural Year 7 Geography Camp, based at the School’s state-of-the-art Field Studies Centre at Woollamia, just south of Nowra.  

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Topics: Boys' education, Outdoor education, Trinity difference, Boys learning, Education

The benefits of fieldwork in boys' learning

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Dec 3, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Fieldwork plays an important role in the education of boys. At Trinity Grammar School, we believe the benefits of fieldwork in boys' learning are vast.

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Outdoor education, Trinity difference, Improve learning, Co-curricular activities, Boys learning, Education, Leadership

Trinity's new state-of-the-art Field Studies Centre officially opened

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 27, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Trinity’s new state-of-the-art Field Studies Centre officially opened on Saturday 19 November with a celebration featuring performances by the School band and the Doonooch Aboriginal dance group. Attended by the School community, local residents and members of the Wreck Bay Aboriginal community, the ceremony was officiated by the Rt. Rev. Dr Michael Stead, Bishop of South Sydney.

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Topics: All boys education, Outdoor education, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Boys learning

Why active play should be encouraged in and out of the classroom

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 21, 2016 6:00:00 AM

What is active play?
Active play can take place indoors or outdoors and constitutes any form of physical activity that children participate in, which includes bursts of high energy. Active play can be structured or unstructured, and as children grow and develop new skills, the opportunities to engage in active play increase.

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Topics: Outdoor education, Trinity difference, Education

How controlled risk-taking benefits young children

Posted by Mark Dunn on Oct 17, 2016 6:00:00 AM

For many parents, the notion that we might encourage children to take risks is at odds with an instinct to protect our sons and daughters. Yet, controlled risk-taking can be fundamental as we grow as learners and people.

Taking calculated risks underpins many of the activities of successful learners. By denying our children the opportunities to take risk, we may rob them of invaluable early learning opportunities.

We want children to:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Outdoor education, Trinity difference, Early learning, Education

Why boys need an education in the outdoors

Posted by Bradley Barr on Aug 3, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Boys are biologically engineered to be active - they like to push themselves and to take risks. One of the programmes at Trinity Grammar School enables them to challenge themselves in the pristine beauty of the Australian bush.

The Year 9 Field Studies Programme provides the opportunity for groups of Trinity boys to get away from the contemporary, urban environment, with all of its distractions and busyness, and engage in outdoor adventure activities.

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Topics: Boys' education, Outdoor education, Boys learning