Education Matters

Student story: My field studies camp experience

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 15, 2019 6:00:00 AM

By Matthew De Belle, Year 9

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.

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Topics: Outdoor education, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Risk-taking, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Boys learning, Education, Students

Mental health benefits of outdoor education

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 6, 2019 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Outdoor education, Trinity difference, Risk-taking, Boys learning, Education, Mental health

What are the benefits of outdoor education?

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 18, 2019 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Boys' education, Outdoor education

Head Master: Meriden students will join the Trinity Cadet Unit

Posted by Tim Bowden on Dec 20, 2018 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Outdoor education, Trinity difference, Co-curricular activities, Cadets, Courses, Diversity

Trinity news: Extraordinary field studies

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 8, 2018 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Boys' education, Outdoor education

6 Amazing backyard experiments for your school holidays

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 11, 2018 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Parenting tips, All boys education, Outdoor education, Trinity difference, Boys learning

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

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