Education Matters

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

Celebrating 20 years of the Arts Festival at Trinity

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 3, 2016 6:00:00 AM

In an age where people seek to experience as much as they can, often virtually, the Trinity Arts Festival is proud to engage boys in real, meaningful experiences.

This year Trinity Grammar School celebrates its 20th year of hosting its renowned Arts Festival, which now includes a huge array of enriching and vibrant workshops and performances.

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Topics: Music, Performing arts, Arts

5 ways parents can encourage sons to explore their creativity

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 1, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Exposing boys to the creative arts from a young age is very important. Afterall how do you know where their interests lie unless they are educated on the possibilities?

Here are five ways parents can encourage their sons to explore their creativity:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Music, Raising boys, Performing arts, Arts

Why the Arts are important in boys' education

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 24, 2016 6:00:00 AM

The understanding of the Arts and how it impacts overall student learning is changing.

Previously the education approach to the Arts was from a viewing and appreciation perspective. Students would simply go along and watch drama and music performances and attend art galleries. But today, students are at the very centre of the art making process. They are making films, composing music, painting, sculpting and creating drama productions set for the stage.

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Topics: Boys' education, Performing arts, Arts, Boys learning

Is the study of music the key to professional success?

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 22, 2016 6:00:00 AM

“There’s nothing like music to teach you that eventually if you work hard enough, it does get better. You see the results.” The words of Chuck Todd, the Chief White House correspondent for the American television network NBC, succinctly captured the sentiment behind a growing theory that the study of music can create success in other aspects of life.

At Trinity Grammar School, the Music Department aims to develop activities that encourage students to work directly with the raw materials of music so that they can best discover something of its nature, vitality and the range of its expressive qualities. Philip Pratt, Director of Music, expands on this idea.

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Topics: Music, Performing arts, Arts

How creative skills empower students to engage with humanity

Posted by Brendan Duhigg on Jan 18, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Performing Arts subjects such as Drama, Film and Entertainment may indeed turn your sons into artists, but they will also do something much more profound. They will train minds to deal with transformation, to work as a team towards a common creative goal, to exercise consensus and to problem-solve in ways not yet imagined. It sounds as though I’ve just described the role requirements of the Governor of the Reserve Bank.

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Topics: Performing arts, Creative empowerment