Education Matters

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