Education Matters

Five ways a coach can inspire boys

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

Some boys discover a passion and love for a sport at a young age and can’t be held back; they pursue it with everything they have and demonstrate a true dedication to the sport. However, even these boys will have days when it doesn’t seem worth the effort. Other boys might love a good game of rugby or footy but are easily discouraged and doubt their ability. A good coach will help athletes stick at their chosen sport and improve their skills, but a great coach will inspire boys to develop physically and emotionally, as well as encouraging a love of sport and teaching life skills that can be applied off the field.

Here are five ways a coach can inspire boys:

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Physical education, Trinity difference, Sport and boys, Co-curricular activities

Trinity shines at NSW All Schools Track and Field Championships

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 27, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The NSW All Schools Track and Field Championships were held recently over four days at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre. Over 2000 athletes from across all NSW school sectors (government, cathothic and independent) competed to be crowned the best in the State.

Trinity Grammar School had the highest representation with 52 athletes giving it their all in an attempt to run the fastest, jump the highest and throw the furthest, and amidst some fierce competition, they managed to top the medal tally!

At the conclusion of the gripping and epic competition, Trinity Grammar School brought home an astonishing 27 medals, 13 national qualifiers and seven School records, achieving its best ever result collectively as a school.

When asked about stand-out performances, Trinity Grammar School Director of Track and Field, Andrew Murphy said, “It’s difficult to single out stand-out performances when 27 medals were won, however Alexander Kolesnikoff of Year 12 broke the State and Meet records in the Under 18 Shot Put throwing a massive 20.69 metres and Theo Kidd of Year 9 also broke a Meet record in the 200 metres Hurdles running a time of 26.9 seconds.”

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Topics: Physical education, Trinity difference, Sport and boys, Co-curricular activities

7 ways of encouraging your son to show good sportsmanship

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 16, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Sport is important for keeping fit, team building and having fun. Whether it be playing soccer in the park with friends on the weekend or a rugby grand final against a rival school, demonstrating good sportsmanship and respect should be part of the game. If boys learn from a young age that good sportsmanship is a normal part of any sporting game, they will carry it with them throughout their adult lives. Whether facing defeat, or celebrating a win, the greatest sportsmen will show respect and humility in all sporting situations.

Here are seven ways of encouraging your son to show good sportsmanship.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Physical education, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Sport and boys, Co-curricular activities, Boys learning

An average day as a swimmer

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 7, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Trinity Year 8 student, Euan Germanos

At 4:45am the alarm goes off. I reluctantly get out from under the warm doona. The drive to school is in the dark. Not fully awake, I walk from the carpark to the pool. It is cold. I dive into the cool water at 5:30am. We follow the black line up and down – up to seven kilometres per training session.

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Topics: Physical education, Trinity difference, Sport and boys, Co-curricular activities, Students

Trinity AFL team resembles a symphony orchestra

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 17, 2017 6:00:00 AM

There are times when the Trinity AFL team resembles a symphony orchestra, and there are times when it sounds more like a jazz ‘jam-session’. Recently, at Tramway Oval, the First XVIII started like an orchestra. The composer (Coach) had done his work placing every note in its correct place, and clearly marking how each movement leads to the next.

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Topics: Physical education, Trinity difference, Sport and boys, Co-curricular activities

My reflections on the benefits of Field Studies

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

By Trinity Year 9 student James Browning

There aren’t many schools that give Year 9 boys the experience of spending a month away from home to take on new challenges and learn to push past adversity.

Recently, I spent a month at the Trinity Field Studies Centre at Woollamia. Four weeks like no other, where I was able to challenge myself, make new friends and learn more about who I am.

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Physical education, Outdoor education, Trinity difference, Adolescence, Boys learning, Education, Students

How participation in sport is encouraged at Trinity

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

At Trinity Grammar School we aim to educate boys in mind, body and spirit with the focus being on academic education. Sport however, is not simply an adjunct to each boy’s education, but an integral part of it. Sport assists boys to develop important attributes of their character, and fosters respectful relationships and integrity.

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Physical education, Boys and movement, Trinity difference, Risk-taking, Sport and boys, Co-curricular activities, Boys learning

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

The importance of sport in primary school

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 9, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Undeniably, sport is an important part of primary school life. There have been many studies that outline the importance of sport, each with their own conclusions, however they all share common themes about why sport is important for school-aged children. Sport helps children to develop physically, socially and mentally, enabling them to better cope with the demands of school life, by:

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Topics: Physical education, Trinity difference, Sport and boys, Boys learning

How relationships are built through sport

Posted by John Allen on Sep 9, 2016 6:00:00 AM

We all know that participating in sport leads to improved health outcomes, but did you know that sport can also enhance the personal and social skills that form the basis of healthy, respectful relationships? A meaningful sport programme in school should be inclusive and value diversity. Collaborating with a range of different people, celebrating success and dealing with disappointment can help students form their moral behaviour and develop character.

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Topics: Boys' education, Physical education, Trinity difference, Sport and boys, Improve learning, Boys learning, Education