Education Matters

Discussing risks and consequences with your son

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 13, 2017 6:00:00 AM

It is natural for boys to test boundaries and they do so across all developmental stages. When they are young, they don’t always understand the potential for negative outcomes or consequences, especially when they get swept up in the moment, driven by adrenaline and encouraged by their friends.

Discussing risks and consequences with your son is something you will need to do on a regular basis – from the early years when he may test his physical capabilities – to the teenage years when he will explore his independence. Unmanaged risk-taking can lead to dangerous behaviours including binge drinking, smoking, drug taking, aggressive driving and aggressive behaviour.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Trinity difference, Risks, Raising boys, Adolescence, Risk-taking, Pastoral care

Teaching your son to think of others

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 8, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Teaching your son to think of others can be a daunting task. Teenagers can be very self-focused. They have a lot on their minds, including social status, relationships, puberty, assessments, examinations and friends.

Learning to think of others, rather than himself, can have a profound impact on your son’s life and relationships. Key to this is having healthy relationships that are built on respect, trust and empathy – the ability to understand and feel the emotions of others.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Raising boys, Pastoral care, Mental health

9 Ways to strengthen your father-son bond

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 2, 2017 6:00:00 AM

From time to time, it’s important to take stock and look closely at the relationships you have with your children. The father-son bond in particular, is one that changes throughout your son’s physical and mental development, but the one constant, essential for a healthy father and son relationship, is spending ‘quality time’ together.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Adolescence, Pastoral care

How Trinity's Arthur Holt Library is enriching the student experience

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 28, 2017 6:00:00 AM

With Literacy and Numeracy Week just around the corner (4 to 10 September 2017) we look at Trinity Grammar School’s Arthur Holt Library and how it inspires lifelong learning and a love of reading. Delivering collections and innovative programmes that celebrate text, promote literacy, and support teaching and learning, the cutting-edge Library has a three-pronged approach to enriching the student experience.

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Topics: Literacy, Boys' education, Trinity difference, Reading, Academic excellence, Pastoral care, Improve learning, Libraries, Boys learning, Boys and literacy, Education

Learning to deal with pressure

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 21, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Exams, assessments, social status and game day. These are some of the many things your son may feel ‘stressed’ about during his schooling years.

Stress is the feeling we have when we are under pressure. This could be the pressure your son may feel to succeed, to achieve great results or to be included or accepted by his peers.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Pastoral care, Improve learning, Mental health

Ensuring your son establishes healthy friendships with girls

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 31, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Friendships are important to help children develop social skills and give them a sense of belonging and wellbeing. While they are very young, children tend not to distinguish between boys and girls and enjoy socialising with both. As they develop however, children learn that boys and girls are different and they generally start to gravitate towards children of the same gender. With the onset of puberty things change again and adolescents take an interest in the opposite sex once more.

This can be a scary time for parents, but it needn’t be. Contrary to what we read in the media, boys can have platonic relationships with girls. In fact, we should encourage it from an early age when the highly charged aspects of a romantic relationship are not in play. The ability to have healthy friendships with girls will be key to your son maintaining respectful romantic relationships later in life.

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

Student blog: The importance of friendships

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 25, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Trinity Year 9 student, Joshua Yeoh

School life is filled with a diversity of emotions, it is a giant roller coaster ride, with ecstatic highs and devastating lows. Friendships are an immensely significant part of life at school, in dealing with different emotions and powering through difficult times whether in academics, sport, or any other personal issues that may be present.

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Trinity difference, Adolescence, Pastoral care, Boys learning, Middle School, Mental health, Students

Five signs that suggest your son is not coping with stress

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

Today’s young people experience ever-increasing levels of pressure. The desire to fit in, make friends, excel at school, or simply manage the many expectations of their teachers, coaches, parents and friends can all impact on a boy’s health and wellbeing.

Stress, anxiety and depression can overwhelm some teenagers as they progress through adolescence. Be vigilant in looking out for these five signs that suggest your son is not coping with stress.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Support programs, Pastoral care, Mental health

How mothers can maintain a close bond with their sons through adolescence

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 24, 2017 6:00:00 AM

With Mother’s Day recently, we look at the special relationship between mother and son. During their early years, many boys are overjoyed with the thought of spending time with their Mum and they revel in hugs, play time, chats and simply being with you.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Adolescence, Pastoral care

Boys and influences: what to do when friendships turn toxic

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 22, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Boys, like girls, can be easily influenced, both positively and negatively. They take advice and direction from those they admire. Parents often ask;

Are my son’s friends leading him astray? Are they a good or bad influence for my son?

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Bullying, Raising boys, Adolescence, Pastoral care, Mental health

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