Education Matters

Five tips to communicate successfully with your son's teachers

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 14, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Teachers play a significant role in your son’s life. Your son spends almost half his waking hours with his teachers. They fulfil many roles including educator, motivator, role model, care giver, mentor and much more. 

School educators can give you another perspective on your son’s mental, physical, social and emotional health and they can have a huge impact on his success at school and beyond. 

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Topics: Parenting tips, Parent-teacher interviews, Teachers

3 essential questions to ask at parent teacher interviews

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 5, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Parents have a right to be involved in their child’s education. For parents who are often time poor, finding this valuable one-on-one time with teachers can sometimes prove difficult which is why knowing the questions to ask at parent teacher interviews is important in helping to understand your child’s progress at school. Parent teacher interviews are valuable occasions.

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Topics: Parent-teacher interviews

Why parent-teacher interviews matter in education

Posted by Alan Harper on Dec 2, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Parent-teacher interviews are valuable occasions at Trinity Grammar School.

From a teacher’s point of view, one never looks at a boy in the same way again, once one has met his parents. Even in that brief encounter, the boy takes on a new dimension. He is a member of a family, frequently a brother as well as a son. His parents are proud of him, and have aspirations, concerns and anxieties. There is often a background that is fleshed out. The boy ceases to be a two dimensional character in a cast of 20-something, and becomes, in the teacher’s mind, more of the individual that he is.

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Topics: Parent-teacher interviews