Education Matters

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

9 Fun ways to develop literacy skills

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 18, 2019 6:00:00 AM

To be literate, is to be capable of listening, reading, viewing, speaking, writing, and using and modifying language for different purposes in a range of different contexts. Students develop literacy skills as they learn to use language confidently to communicate inside and outside of school. Developing literacy skills is about more than just gaining knowledge – it is about students becoming effective learners who are confident and motivated to use their communication skills broadly. We’ve put together a list of fun ways to help your child develop literacy skills.

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

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

Trinity Grammar School adopts ‘This Book Changed My Life’

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 16, 2018 6:00:00 AM

More than 40 students and staff members from Trinity Grammar School in Sydney have shared the books that mean the most to them in individual videos to support the Copyright Agency’s ‘This Book Changed My Life’ social media campaign.

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Topics: Literacy, Reading, Libraries, Boys and literacy

Why it's important for your child to read fiction books

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 23, 2018 6:00:00 AM

According to the Australian Research Council and Macquarie University’s report Reading the reader, how we read has changed dramatically as a result of the introduction of technology. With so many digital alternatives on the market, the consumption of the traditional paperback has seen a significant reduction.

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Topics: Literacy, Trinity difference, Reading, Academic excellence, Pastoral care, Improve learning, Libraries, Boys learning, Boys and literacy, Education

Gloves off as Richard Glover shares his story with Trinity

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 3, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Trinity Grammar School’s Arthur Holt Library has adopted a special way for boys and their parents to bond within the framework of literacy. By featuring books at breakfast, boys and their parents are given the chance to celebrate text by meeting authors, discussing books and enjoying breakfast all before the working day begins.

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Topics: Literacy, Boys' education, Fathering, Trinity difference, Reading, Raising boys, Arts, Libraries, Boys learning, Boys and literacy, Education

The study of English and literature is constantly evolving at Trinity

Posted by Alison Boyd-Boland on Oct 9, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Alison Boyd-Boland, Dean of English

“I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine” – Emily Dickinson.

Emily Dickinson’s comment captures what is at the heart of the study of English and literature – a recognition of the power of the written word to convey meaning, to transport us to other times and places, and to inspire and extend our thinking.

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Topics: Literacy, Boys' education, Trinity difference, Reading, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Technology, Boys learning, Boys and literacy, Teachers

How Trinity's Arthur Holt Library is enriching the student experience

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 28, 2017 6:00:00 AM

With Literacy and Numeracy Week just around the corner (4 to 10 September 2017) we look at Trinity Grammar School’s Arthur Holt Library and how it inspires lifelong learning and a love of reading. Delivering collections and innovative programmes that celebrate text, promote literacy, and support teaching and learning, the cutting-edge Library has a three-pronged approach to enriching the student experience.

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Topics: Literacy, Boys' education, Trinity difference, Reading, Academic excellence, Pastoral care, Improve learning, Libraries, Boys learning, Boys and literacy, Education

Croissants and crime for breakfast

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 3, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Trinity Grammar School’s Arthur Holt Library continues to inspire lifelong learning and a love of reading through innovative programmes that celebrate text and promote literacy, particularly amongst boys. Discussing books at breakfast is just one way the School promotes literacy.

This week, as part of the 10-day Trinity Arts Festival, Trinity boys and their families enjoyed croissants and crime for breakfast at the Library’s second books@breakfast event, designed to provide students and their parents the opportunity to meet accomplished authors, discuss books and enjoy a light breakfast all before the working day begins.

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Topics: Literacy, Fathering, Trinity difference, Reading, Raising boys, Arts, Boys and literacy, Education

How involved should you be in your child's education?

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 27, 2017 6:00:00 AM

How involved should you be in your child's education? When should you step up and when should you step back? Is it better to be involved in your child’s schooling at school, or at home? Knowing how involved to be in your child’s school can be difficult to determine – you want your child to feel supported, but at the same time you want them to develop independence. So how do you find a balance?

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Fathering, Trinity difference, Reading, Raising boys, Improve learning, Boys learning, Early learning, Education