Education Matters

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

Year 6 outdoor adventure at Camp Somerset

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 17, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Towards the end of last term, Year 6 students from Trinity Grammar Junior School attended the School’s outdoor adventure facility at Somerset Camp. The boys were very excited and fully informed about what to expect from the experience after having received a visit from the Camp’s guide in the week preceding their trip.  

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Topics: Outdoor education, Trinity difference, Co-curricular activities, Junior School

Why outdoor education is important for boys

Posted by Milton Cujes on Feb 10, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Upon leaving Trinity Grammar School, many Year 12 boys reflect on their Outdoor Education time as one of the highlights of their education experience.

Outdoor Education is vastly different to most of our boys’ daily lives - novel events, places and stimuli are standard practice for an Outdoor Education programme. When students participate in these activities, we are not only teaching them how to recreate safely in the outdoors, we are also creating memories. Memories that clearly leave a lasting impression.

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Topics: All boys education, Outdoor education, Sport and boys, Boys learning

How physical activity can improve classroom learning

Posted by Andrew Simos on Dec 17, 2015 6:00:00 AM

In his book Spark, Dr John Ratey explains that the human brain is like a muscle – it grows with exercise. He also claims that exercise promotes the growth of new brain cells and enhances the function of our brains, making them work more efficiently.

It makes sense then that active participation in learning experiences can have a positive affect on a student’s academic performance.

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Topics: Physical education, Outdoor education, Sport and boys