Education Matters

Head Master: The value of taking one step at a time

Posted by Tim Bowden on Oct 14, 2019 6:00:00 AM

By Tim Bowden, Head Master

I have never really understood the appeal of mountain climbing. That’s OK. I have never really understood the appeal of avocado either. We all have different tastes.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Raising boys, Pastoral care, Improve learning, Study tips, Mental health

Supporting your child's early literacy development

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 29, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Literacy development is when your child learns about expressing him or herself with noises, words and language. It forms the foundation for reading, writing, communicating and interacting with people. When it comes to supporting your child’s early literacy development it is never too early to start!

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Topics: Literacy, Parenting tips, Early years, Reading, Boys and literacy, Early learning

The role of P & F in schools

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 17, 2019 6:00:00 AM

The Parents and Friends (P&F) group, sometimes known as Parents and Citizens (P&C), is more than just another parent support group. The role of P&F in schools is vital to your school community.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Community service

Head Master: Why students should get into it

Posted by Tim Bowden on Jun 10, 2019 6:00:00 AM

By Tim Bowden, Head Master

I recently came across the saying “If you can’t get out of it, you might as well get into it.” I think it is a brilliantly pithy articulation of a significant truth, which has particular relevance to our boys but has an equally pertinent application to all of us.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Raising boys, Boys learning, Education

Why you should start researching schools as soon as your child is born

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 30, 2019 6:00:00 AM

It’s not uncommon for new parents to baulk at the prospect of placing their child’s name on a school waitlist when they are just a baby. But there are valid reasons why you should start researching schools when your child is born. The reality is that it is one of the most important decisions you will make on behalf of your child, so the earlier you start the process, the better equipped you will be to make the best choice when the time comes.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Raising boys, Education

5 Essential leadership skills to set your child up for life

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 22, 2019 6:00:00 AM

To lead is to be able to motivate, influence, and direct others in order to work together and achieve a collective goal. Leadership isn’t reserved for grown-ups or those in prominent positions. Even from a young age, boys can develop their leadership skills and serve others. However, we understand that helping your son to become a leader can be challenging – you might not know where to begin, or what activities to encourage to enhance leadership skills in your son. To support your son to grow in this area and to flourish to his full potential, we’ve put together a list of five essential leadership skills to set your child up for life.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Raising boys, Leadership

How do you raise boys to become good men?

Posted by Bradley Barr on May 18, 2019 6:00:00 AM

By Bradley Barr, Deputy Head Master

How do you raise boys to become good men? How do you make sure they learn the ‘right’ lessons (and) find (the ‘right’) path to follow? How do you ensure they’ll be OK? - Celia Lashlie

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, All boys education, Fathering, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Pastoral care, Boys learning, Diversity

Why it’s important to consider more than academics when choosing a school

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 8, 2019 6:00:00 AM

It’s not uncommon for academic success to be foremost in the minds of parents when considering schools. But research by the Independent Schools Council of Australia (ISCA) shows that Australian parents choose independent schools based on their desire to support a well-rounded school experience for their children. There are many reasons why it’s important to consider more than academics when choosing a school. But ultimately, it’s a personal choice and will be different for every family.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Trinity difference, Pastoral care, Education

Safer Internet Week at Trinity

Posted by Evan Karagiannis on Apr 6, 2019 6:00:00 AM

By Evan Karagiannis, eLearning Integrator

The Junior School recently staged its 4th annual Safer Internet Week. Safer Internet Week equips students to become digitally fluent 21st century citizens through authentic, unique and engaging learning experiences. Throughout the week, Kindergarten to Year 6 students participated in various age appropriate activities.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Cybersafety, Risks, Raising boys, Technology

5 helpful ways parents can help with homework

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 14, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Homework plays an essential role in education but can have a significant impact on families. It can be difficult for parents to navigate the issue of how involved they need to be in their child’s homework commitments. The age of a child will invariably determine the level of parental involvement required. However, it is vital to remember that homework is intended for students to do by themselves.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Homework, Improve learning, Boys learning