Education Matters

Student story: A typical day in my life

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 22, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Daniel Jones, Year 3, Junior School

Growing up anywhere brings its problems, and I know that children in many other countries face problems that I couldn’t even imagine. So I’m going to be honest here … I don’t really worry about much. Let’s face it, I’m a nine year old boy … one of my biggest concerns is ‘What did mum pack in my lunch box?’

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Risk-taking, Education, Junior School, Students

Six tips for encouraging boys to embrace challenges

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 20, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Any boy can rise to a challenge. If your son views the challenge as something to overcome and conquer, rather than a setback, he is more likely to develop resourcefulness and resilience. Some boys may find that the uncertainty and difficulties of adolescence will affect their motivation and approach to challenges – this can mean that they do not relish the opportunity to prove themselves. Defeating a challenge will not only help your son to grow in character but will help to gain motivation for the next challenge he will inevitably face.

Here are six tips for encouraging boys to embrace challenges:

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Topics: Parenting tips, All boys education, Fathering, Raising boys, Adolescence, Risk-taking, Boys learning

Discussing risks and consequences with your son

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 13, 2017 6:00:00 AM

It is natural for boys to test boundaries and they do so across all developmental stages. When they are young, they don’t always understand the potential for negative outcomes or consequences, especially when they get swept up in the moment, driven by adrenaline and encouraged by their friends.

Discussing risks and consequences with your son is something you will need to do on a regular basis – from the early years when he may test his physical capabilities – to the teenage years when he will explore his independence. Unmanaged risk-taking can lead to dangerous behaviours including binge drinking, smoking, drug taking, aggressive driving and aggressive behaviour.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Trinity difference, Risks, Raising boys, Adolescence, Risk-taking, Pastoral care

Encouraging your son to try new things

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 19, 2017 6:00:00 AM

While trying new things can often be exciting and surprising, it may conjure up feelings of fear and dread for some boys depending on their temperament and personality.

This is understandable, given new experiences move us out of our comfort zone. They can be challenging and often require a level of bravery.

Trying new things opens our eyes to the world. Stepping out of our comfort zone can opens doors to opportunities and can lead to a great sense of achievement and enjoyment.

Here are our eight top tips for encouraging your son to try new things:

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

The importance of family support

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM
“Families are society’s most important building block. Strong families equate to strong communities because they embody caring for others, connectedness with people, and providing hope, support and comfort,” Dr Brain Babington, CEO of Families Australia.

Today is the International Day of Families and the beginning of National Families Week. It is a time to celebrate family, show appreciation for their love and support, and share in the enjoyment of your favourite family activities.

Here we look at the importance of family support and seven ways that it shapes your child’s life.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Trinity difference, Early years, Raising boys, Adolescence, Risk-taking, Boys learning, Early learning, Mental health

How participation in sport is encouraged at Trinity

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 21, 2017 6:00:00 AM

At Trinity Grammar School we aim to educate boys in mind, body and spirit with the focus being on academic education. Sport however, is not simply an adjunct to each boy’s education, but an integral part of it. Sport assists boys to develop important attributes of their character, and fosters respectful relationships and integrity.

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Physical education, Boys and movement, Trinity difference, Risk-taking, Sport and boys, Co-curricular activities, Boys learning

Encouraging your son to think before he jumps

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 22, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Boys are curious by nature and generally more impulsive than girls. Impulsive behaviour and risk-taking is natural for boys and forms a normal part of their growing up. However, it’s important to help your son learn to manage impulsive urges early on, so that he understands the consequences of his behaviours and can learn to make considered decisions as he develops. Good decision making skills are invaluable in life, and are developed from an early age.

Below are four simple tips for encouraging your son to think before he jumps:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, All boys education, Fathering, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Adolescence, Risk-taking, Boys learning

Understanding how teenage boys make decisions

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 10, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Being a teenage boy is hard work. It is a time of learning and discovery and not just the type of learning you do at school. The ever present want for popularity or at the very least, to fit in and be accepted looms over their heads. The social pressures surrounding teenage boys are huge and coming at them from every direction. The pressure to be cool around the guys, the pressures from the media to look and act in a certain way and we haven’t even mentioned the added confusion about teenage girls!  

Here are four areas to consider when trying to understand how teenage boys make decisions:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Fathering, Trinity difference, Risks, Raising boys, Adolescence, Risk-taking, Boys learning

Why children need resilience

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 4, 2017 6:00:00 AM

From the moment our children are born, we try our best to support them to achieve milestones big and small, and to be happy. But as we know, life not only has its ups, it also throws us plenty of difficult curveballs along the way, which is why children need resilience.

Some children are naturally resilient, blessed with an easy-going temperament and a capacity to persevere in the face of a challenge. Increasingly however, we are seeing children wilt when faced with seemingly small obstacles. The good news is that you can foster resilience in your child at any age and help them cope more easily with the inevitable challenges in life.

Below are 10 things you can do to boost your child's resilience.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Risk-taking, Pastoral care, Boys learning, Education

The importance of making mistakes

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Dec 14, 2016 6:00:00 AM

A boy’s education at Trinity will be rich with opportunity and busyness. However, it is critical to remember that without challenge, boys cannot grow and develop their God-given talents.  

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Risk-taking, Boys learning