Education Matters

5 Essential leadership skills to set your child up for life

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 22, 2019 6:00:00 AM

To lead is to be able to motivate, influence, and direct others in order to work together and achieve a collective goal. Leadership isn’t reserved for grown-ups or those in prominent positions. Even from a young age, boys can develop their leadership skills and serve others. However, we understand that helping your son to become a leader can be challenging – you might not know where to begin, or what activities to encourage to enhance leadership skills in your son. To support your son to grow in this area and to flourish to his full potential, we’ve put together a list of five essential leadership skills to set your child up for life.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Raising boys, Leadership

How do you raise boys to become good men?

Posted by Bradley Barr on May 18, 2019 6:00:00 AM

By Bradley Barr, Deputy Head Master

How do you raise boys to become good men? How do you make sure they learn the ‘right’ lessons (and) find (the ‘right’) path to follow? How do you ensure they’ll be OK? - Celia Lashlie

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, All boys education, Fathering, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Pastoral care, Boys learning, Diversity

The link between sport and academic excellence

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 23, 2019 6:00:00 AM

A number of researchers have raised concerns about the steady decline of time spent participating in physical activity at some schools. One particular concern is that removing or reducing physical activity in school may be detrimental to a child’s physical health, as well as their academic performance.

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Topics: Physical education, Raising boys, Sport and boys, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Mental health

Lessons learned through sport

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 8, 2019 6:00:00 AM

What happens on the sporting field doesn’t just stay on the sporting field. Through sport, boys are exposed to a variety of lessons that can be applied to everyday life and which will help your son to flourish. We’ve put together a list of five lessons learned through sport.

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Topics: Physical education, Raising boys, Sport and boys, Boys learning

Safer Internet Week at Trinity

Posted by Evan Karagiannis on Apr 6, 2019 6:00:00 AM

By Evan Karagiannis, eLearning Integrator

The Junior School recently staged its 4th annual Safer Internet Week. Safer Internet Week equips students to become digitally fluent 21st century citizens through authentic, unique and engaging learning experiences. Throughout the week, Kindergarten to Year 6 students participated in various age appropriate activities.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Cybersafety, Risks, Raising boys, Technology

Why you should read aloud to your child even if they can read for themselves

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 30, 2019 6:00:00 AM

For many families, reading aloud to children is a much-loved part of the bedtime routine. But how long do you continue to read aloud to children? Once they become competent readers and start to enjoy reading independently, it’s natural to assume that we don’t need to read aloud as often.

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Topics: Literacy, Reading, Raising boys, Improve learning, Boys learning, Boys and literacy

International Women’s Day – a student perspective

Posted by Adam Chang on Mar 13, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Following last week's address from Head Master Tim Bowden, Year 12 student, Adam Chang shares his thoughts on International Woman's Day. He talks about why he thinks International Women’s Day and respecting women every day is so important. Here’s what he had to say ...

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Topics: Boys' education, Raising boys, Boys learning, Students

Five tips to help your child love maths

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 11, 2019 6:00:00 PM

Director of education and outreach at the Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) Mary Mulcahy, said we use maths every day as an integral part of our lives — whether we realise it or not. Maths is critical in our day-to-day lives and many jobs rely on it. Facebook and Instagram for instance rely on mathematical algorithms. Further, Ms Mulcahy said, “Studies have also shown that people with science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) skills are more flexible and creative and will be able to take advantage of a changing workplace and new jobs.” Developing skills in mathematics and problem solving is important for all students, regardless of their career aspirations.

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Topics: Raising boys, Boys learning, Study tips

International Women’s Day - a perspective

Posted by Tim Bowden on Mar 8, 2019 6:00:00 PM

By Head Master Tim Bowden

In the first half of the twentieth century, a Jewish philosopher called Martin Buber wrote a book called I and Thou (you). This week at a Quad assembly, partly prompted by International Women’s Day, I attempted to explain and apply some of Buber’s insights to the context of our students. The following text is a version of that address.

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Topics: All boys education, Raising boys, Boys learning, Students

What makes a good teacher

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 28, 2019 6:00:00 AM

The impact a good teacher has on a student should not be underestimated. An effective teacher does more than just help a student succeed in their learning for a particular subject or school year – they can also have a life-long impact and can set a student up for success in the long term. Here’s our list of what makes a good teacher:

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Topics: Boys' education, Raising boys, Teachers