Education Matters

Understanding childhood fears and how to deal with them

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 2, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Children can fear anything from monsters and dentists, to flies and water. It’s important to recognise that fear is a normal aspect of growing up. Broken down, certain fears tend to be common to particular age groups, though there are no hard and fast rules.

It is important to understand that not all fear is bad. You want your children to have a healthy avoidance of certain things like spiders, drugs, busy roads or even strangers. The key to understanding childhood fears, is to recognise that they are a normal part of your child’s development as he or she starts to learn more about the world. Children’s fears are likely to change over time. The key is to acknowledge the fear and help your child to face it rather than protect them from it.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Early years, Raising boys, Adolescence, Boys learning

5 Tips for fostering the creative spirit in your son

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 27, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Creativity is billed to be the third most valuable skill in the workforce in the next two years, according to the World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs report.

Why is it important for children to be creative? With rapid advancements in technology, artificial intelligence and automation, the next generation will need to be creative and adaptable with proven problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Creativity no longer belongs in the realm of the creative arts, it is a necessary skill for all aspects of learning and will be a workforce requirement in all manner of industry.

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Topics: Parenting tips, All boys education, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Creative empowerment, Pastoral care, Boys learning, Creative arts

Why boys shouldn’t sit still

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 21, 2018 6:00:00 AM

It is well known that children need to move far more than adults do. There is also strong evidence to suggest that incorporating physical activity and movement into classroom learning can improve concentration, student engagement and enjoyment of lessons, and improve interpersonal relationships with both peers and teachers.

In an Australian study into the impact of integrated movement-based activity on primary-aged children, one teacher remarked, “Adults need coffee to have the energy to continue with their busy lives. I give my students ‘coffee’ through movement.”

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Topics: All boys education, Boys and movement, Raising boys, Boys learning

Why I chose an all-boys school for my son

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 15, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Marisa, Trinity parent

When our son was born, we had high hopes that he’d be a confident, happy and well-loved child. By the time he was old enough to start school, he was indeed all of these things! He showed curiosity for the world around him, had a fascination for stars, and was a loving, funny, happy-go-lucky kid.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, All boys education, Boys and movement, Raising boys, Education

How to keep teenagers at parties safe

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 11, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Attending parties plays a large part in the social development of many teenagers. From birthdays to graduations, whatever the celebration, parties are an important right of passage that bring teens closer. It can, however, be a time of concern for parents who fear for their teens’ safety. Adolescence is a period full of new pressures, experiences and lessons in life.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Risks, Raising boys, Adolescence

Teaching boys is second nature at Trinity

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 8, 2018 6:00:00 AM

The jury is still out on whether boys learn differently to girls. At Trinity we have over a century of experience teaching boys and we’re constantly evolving our teaching methods to ensure our boys receive the best education possible.

According to new studies, the environment we create for our children has the greatest impact on the way they learn and what they learn. 

Trinity is teaching boys in the best environment possible, setting them up for success by providing: 

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Boys and movement, Raising boys, Boys learning

The key to understanding and raising boys

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 4, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Boys can be a puzzle for parents, particularly mothers. As we strive to remain connected with our adolescent sons, it can be difficult to understand why this can sometimes be a battle. According to psychologist and author, Steve Biddulph, boys experience three developmental phases of boyhood that are key to understanding and raising boys:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Raising boys, Risk-taking

Teacher perspective: An enlightened view of being male

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 28, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Bradley Barr, Deputy Head Master – Students

The Head Master at Trinity Grammar School was often wont to say that Trinity was a boys’ school by choice and not by chance. It was not an accident of history. Successive Head Masters believed that there was value in providing a choice to educate children in a single sex school and the School continues to hold the view today.

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Raising boys, Teachers

Staying connected to your teenager while giving them space

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 10, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Parenting a teenager can be challenging. It is inevitable that a child who once seemingly idolised you and held your opinion and advice above all others, will rebel against you once they hit teenage years.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Raising boys, Adolescence

Literacy games for primary-aged children

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 7, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Building a child’s literacy begins at birth and involves learning to speak, listen, read, understand, watch, draw and write. 

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Topics: Literacy, Parenting tips, Early years, Raising boys, Improve learning, Boys and literacy, Early learning