Education Matters

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

Teaching your son to give his best

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 7, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Ensuring your child reaches their potential is undoubtedly a priority for any parent. We want them to have the best life possible and for them to realise their God-given talents and gifts. It is an immense responsibility to teach children to give their best and inspire them to live up to their potential.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Raising boys, Leadership

7 Educational but fun things to do in the school holidays

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 3, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Whilst serving as a rest for students, school holidays can often have the opposite effect on parents by putting them under stress to find fun things to do to occupy their children. The cost of keeping kids entertained is also rising, with the ‘Bank of Mum and Dad’ taking increasingly bigger hits during school breaks.

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Topics: Literacy, Parenting tips, Raising boys, Education

How to help your son transition to life after school

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 3, 2018 10:10:00 AM

The transition from school into the next stage of life represents a significant change. Leaving the school environment – a place of safety, routine and security – and entering into a new territory of responsibility and independence is exciting, but it can also be a daunting experience.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Raising boys

Student engagement: what do they really mean?

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 29, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Deborah Williams, Academic Dean, Trinity Grammar School

It has become common place to talk about the importance of engaging young people in learning, but it is perhaps equally as common to find very different ideas about what student engagement actually means, and who is responsible for it.

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Topics: Raising boys, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Mental health

6 Tips on how to build a close connection with your son

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 30, 2018 6:00:00 AM

The love for our children is one of the most deeply felt emotions we ever experience. Although a powerful force, it can be difficult at times to express this love and affection, and more commonly, find time to connect with our children. Time when we can relax, play and bond with our son can be in short supply in our busy lives, but it is at the heart of developing a special relationship with your child.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Raising boys, Adolescence

7 Tips to build your child’s confidence

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 22, 2018 6:00:00 AM

A healthy dose of confidence is vital to a child’s social and emotional development. A positive sense of self-worth is also critical to learning and academic success.

Confident people are usually authentic and express themselves and their opinions freely when the situation warrants it. Confidence generally leads to a happy and fulfilling life which is what we ultimately seek for our children. A lack of confidence can be symptomatic of anxiety and depression and so needs to be managed carefully.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Raising boys, Pastoral care, Mental health

How to tell if your child is too sick for school

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 9, 2018 6:00:00 AM

For the most part, parents will instinctively know when their child is too sick for school. But there are always grey areas and scenarios which may cause you to question your judgement.

In the first instance, parents need to consider if their child could be contagious. You will also need to ensure he is well enough to participate in a full day of school activities and that a teacher will be able to provide the care he requires without impacting the rest of the class. Sometimes it can be hard to know how to tell if your child is too sick for school.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Bullying, Raising boys, Pastoral care, Mental health