Education Matters

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

Ways to support your child during Year 12

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 19, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Year 12 is a significant year for students. As they go through their final year of high school, sit end-of-school exams and make key decisions about their future, their year may be full of nerves and high-pressure moments. This makes your involvement in your child’s life at this time even more important. To help you, we’ve put together six ways to support your child during Year 12.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Homework, Fathering, Raising boys, Study tips, Mental health

Why it’s important to read to your child every night

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 14, 2019 6:00:00 AM

What happens in the first few years of a child’s life forms the foundations for the rest of his life. The early years of child development are a time where experiences irreversibly affect how the brain develops. Nurturing from a parent or a caregiver during this time supports healthy brain development and sets children up for success in school and in life.

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Topics: Literacy, Early years, Reading, Raising boys, Boys learning, Boys and literacy, Early learning

Healthy homework habits for your teenager

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 11, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Homework plays a key role in a child’s learning. Through homework and study, a student can read, review and reflect on the concepts taught in class, allowing him to develop a deep understanding of content. We have put together a list of healthy homework habits for your teenager and show how you can help him make the most of home study.

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Topics: Homework, Raising boys, Improve learning, Boys learning, Study tips

How to temper children’s anger

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

Everyone experiences anger. Regardless of age, anger is a normal reaction to frustration, stress or disappointment. As boys grow up, they face increasingly difficult situations and begin to deal with some of the challenges of daily life, but they also learn to express and manage their anger in more effective ways.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Raising boys, Adolescence

5 Tips to prepare for the new school year

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 17, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Although the summer holidays are a fantastic time for children to rest, recover and enjoy a break from school, it can be a challenge getting back into a school routine. To aid the transition back to school, we’ve uncovered five tips to prepare for the new school year:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Raising boys

How to establish a good school routine

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 14, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Developing healthy and consistent routines can make a significant difference to your family. Routines help to keep your life organised and provide your children with a structure to develop independence, learn how to set priorities and meet deadlines, and develop healthy habits of self-care. We’ve put together five helpful tips on how to establish a good school routine.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Raising boys