Education Matters

Student story: Trinity’s leading music programme

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 21, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Ryan Lim (Year 7)

Trinity Grammar School offers a variety of opportunities for students to engage with music. For example, wind instruments, percussions, theory, choirs, various string instruments and much more. The School also offers many ensembles that perform regularly, such as Chapel Band, Trinity Singers and orchestras.

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Topics: Music, Trinity difference, Performing arts, Co-curricular activities, Students

Trinity News: Trinity student achieves an Australian first

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 14, 2018 6:00:00 AM

In recent Trinity news, 2017 graduate Brian Kim, of Baulkham Hills is the first ever Australian flautist to be accepted for under graduate study at a prestigious music school in Paris, and will be taught by Professor Phillipe Bernold, one of the world’s top flute teachers.

Still on a high from achieving 44/45 (an ATAR equivalent of 99.85) in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma last year, Brian did not rest on his laurels, practising vigorously ahead of auditions for tertiary study overseas. The effort paid off with Brian being offered a position at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, to study flute. Alumni of the Conservatoire include renowned French composers Claude Debussy, Georges Bizet, Maurice Ravel and Camille Saint-Saëns.

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Topics: Music, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Performing arts, Co-curricular activities, Arts, International Baccalaureate, Students

The benefits of performances and presentations for your son

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 26, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Public speaking or performing on stage can be a challenge for many people. Even the most rational person can become anxious about standing in front of a crowd. The key to overcoming this fear is to practise.

Why is it important for your son to practise and master speaking or performing in front of an audience?

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Topics: Parenting tips, All boys education, Fathering, Raising boys, Performing arts

Student story: Nicholas is proud to play the violin

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 24, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Nicholas Ayoub, Year 6, Junior School

Music has always been a part of my life. At home and in the car, we listen to classical music CDs and when I was five years old I started to learn the violin. In the early stages I was sometimes given little rewards for practising, but now I practice independently. 

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Topics: Music, Performing arts, Co-curricular activities, Junior School, Students

5 ways performing arts can benefit your son

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

When you mention performing arts, most boys might think of musicals and plays, but performing arts actually covers a vast range of disciplines from music and drama to dance and public speaking. While many boys might also consider these activities enjoyable, they may not realise the academic advantages gained by those who actively participate in them.

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Topics: Boys' education, Music, Academic excellence, Performing arts, Co-curricular activities, Arts, Boys learning

Friday Night Fever: A true taste of the Arts

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 10, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The 2017 Trinity Arts Festival is an annual event that showcases performances and exhibitions in all facets of the Creative and Performing Arts, from drama, debating and music, to art, creative writing and lots more. Starting on Thursday 25 May the festival continues until Friday 9 June 2017.

A highlight of the event is the Trinity Friday Night Fever experience to be held on Friday 2 June 2017. Friday Night Fever offers a unique opportunity to experience the Creative Arts at Trinity Grammar School, through a variety of short performances that are repeated every 45 minutes.

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Topics: Music, Trinity difference, Performing arts, Creative empowerment, Co-curricular activities, Education, Creative arts

Why dance should play a role in an all-boys school

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 23, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Trinity Grammar School recently piloted a programme that saw 80 Year 8 students participate in a Dance Enrichment Programme that covered African Drumming, and Hip-Hop, Pop and Break Dancing. Designed to get the boys engaged with physical exercise, Activities Master Lachlan White said, “Rather than ask why dance should play a role in an all-boys school, we asked ourselves why it shouldn’t. There’s so much more to it than simply having fun – there are many health and wellbeing paybacks as well.”

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Topics: All boys education, Physical education, Boys and movement, Trinity difference, Sport and boys, Performing arts, Boys learning, Education

Trinity highlights of 2016 captured on film

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Dec 7, 2016 6:00:00 AM

2016 has been a great year for Trinity Grammar School with incredible sporting and academic achievements, excellence in Music and the Arts, not to mention the opening of two new state-of-the-art facilities. While there were many exciting events, and we’ve mentioned only a few here, you can see our Trinity highlights of 2016 captured on film below.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Sport and boys, Academic excellence, Performing arts, Boys learning, Education

Collaborative art brings students together

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 10, 2016 6:00:00 AM

In a monumental collaborative art project that links with the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP), students from Kindergarten to Year 6 at Trinity Grammar Junior School in Summer Hill have created a unique art installation on a grand scale.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Performing arts, Arts, Education

How the pursuit of the creative arts can prepare you for life

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

A Creative Arts classroom is not simply a place where the technical skills of painting, acting, photography, musicianship and drawing are taught. It is also a place where these skills are employed to express ideas, interrogate the world, formulate self-identity and to challenge assumptions. In fact, if you scratch the surface of any great artwork you’ll find more than just pigment … but rather, a battlefield of politics, religion, philosophy, history and culture.

Art allows students to value the lessons learned through the trials of experimentation and to understand the way in which the journey shapes the outcome. You need to prepare students for tragedies as well as triumphs. It’s what makes the final victory worthwhile.

Here are 5 ways that study of the arts can prepare children for life outside the classroom:

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Topics: Music, Performing arts, Arts