Education Matters

How to stay focussed at exam time

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

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.

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Topics: Raising boys, Improve learning, Technology, Study tips, Education, Students

What is pastoral care?

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

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.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Raising boys, Support programs, Pastoral care, Co-curricular activities, Religious education, Mental health

Student story: My field studies camp experience

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 15, 2019 6:00:00 AM

By Matthew De Belle, Year 9

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.

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Topics: Outdoor education, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Risk-taking, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Boys learning, Education, Students

Embracing diversity and educating the whole boy

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 20, 2019 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Academic excellence, Christianity, Education, Diversity

Religious diversity in schools

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 15, 2019 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Raising boys, Pastoral care, Christianity, Religious education, Boys learning, Diversity

5 reasons why play is essential for early learning

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 24, 2019 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Boys' education, Boys and movement, Kindergarten at Trinity, Early years, Raising boys, Early learning

Head Master: Why students should get into it

Posted by Tim Bowden on Jun 10, 2019 6:00:00 AM

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.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Raising boys, Boys learning, Education

Why you should start researching schools as soon as your child is born

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

It’s not uncommon for new parents to baulk at the prospect of placing their child’s name on a school waitlist when they are just a baby. But there are valid reasons why you should start researching schools when your child is born. The reality is that it is one of the most important decisions you will make on behalf of your child, so the earlier you start the process, the better equipped you will be to make the best choice when the time comes.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Raising boys, Education

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