I have been thinking a lot recently about apologies, and what makes a good apology.
Establishing strong and healthy family bonds can have a significant impact on the social and emotional wellbeing of children. Through family, children receive love, comfort and support and are exposed to modelling of behaviours and values that will help them establish their place in the world. Family is the single-most influential factor in determining the way a child approaches life. The role of parents is pivotal to these family connections. We look at why family is important and how a supportive family environment can help shape your child’s life:
I have never really understood the appeal of mountain climbing. That’s OK. I have never really understood the appeal of avocado either. We all have different tastes.
Exam periods can be stressful for some students. Boys often feel increased pressure leading up to exam time and require a supportive home environment to help them through study demands. As parents, you have an important role to play in supporting your son through his exams. You can help him to prepare, encourage him to rest and create a family environment that is conducive to study.
Pastoral care is defined as “the provisions made to advise students about personal wellbeing and their moral and ethical concerns.” At Trinity, this means that your son will be known, cared for and guided to grow in mind, body and spirit. Our pastoral care system is central to everything we do. When we consider the question, ‘What is pastoral care?’, it’s helpful to look at how schools care for their students.
The Trinity Field Studies experience is quite unique. It is an opportunity we would not get to be part of anywhere else. It is a valuable experience for everyone who takes part in the Field Studies programme. There is a lot to learn and new things to try for all. There is much to say about my time spent at Field Studies, I had my fair share of challenges and highlights like everybody. There was also much fun to be had during our four-week stay.
Trinity Grammar School, situated in Sydney’s inner west, is a vibrant, diverse, multi-cultural, multi-faith boys’ school that has its foundations in the Anglican tradition. Established over 100 years ago, the School was originally founded for children of Anglican families in what was then known as the western suburbs. As Sydney has grown and changed, so too has Trinity.
While many independent schools in Australia have an affiliation to a specific religion, many seek to ensure their community is diverse and represents the mix of religions, races, and cultures, found in our ever-increasing multi-cultural society. Whether in primary or secondary education, religious diversity strengthens the school community and helps students to gain a wider perspective, while developing empathy and an appreciation of others’ viewpoints.
Earlier this year, the World Health Organisation (WHO) issued new guidelines on physical activity, sedentary behaviour and sleep for children under five. Currently, 80 percent of adolescents do not get enough physical activity. According to WHO, the key to tackling childhood obesity and physical activity is getting it right from the very beginning. Specifically, it is thought that increasing the amount of active playtime for children under five will help kids to grow up healthy.
By Tim Bowden, Head Master
I recently came across the saying “If you can’t get out of it, you might as well get into it.” I think it is a brilliantly pithy articulation of a significant truth, which has particular relevance to our boys but has an equally pertinent application to all of us.