Education Matters

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.

International Day of Families coincides with 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

Learn the top 7 fathering techniques

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 8, 2016 6:00:00 AM

‘Good fathering’ matters to boys. Boys learn their first lessons of manhood from their fathers. This is why early primary-aged boys in particular, usually want to spend a great deal of time with their dads.

It is vitally important for fathers to spend as much time with their sons as possible, to allow them to learn how to be male. Fathers play a critical role in modelling male behaviour and help boys grow into good men.

As parents, we can become anxious about how to relate to our sons, especially as they transition through adolescence. We have developed our top 7 fathering techniques that will help fathers along this important journey:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Risks, Risk-taking

5 boundaries that parents can set to help boys through adolescence

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 15, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Risk-taking is natural for boys and is part of growing up. Boys should be encouraged to take risks in so far as to challenge themselves and reach their potential. However, dangerous risk-taking behaviours can have serious negative consequences and boys need to be educated about this.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Risks, Risk-taking

Meeting the social and emotional needs of boys

Posted by Jason Cheers on Jan 28, 2016 6:00:00 AM

A key finding from research on boys’ schooling highlights the importance of boys’ sense of attachment or belonging to their school environment. Not only is this sense of connection a major protective factor against risk behaviours as they get older, recent research has also shown its key importance in enhancing student achievement.

At Trinity Grammar School, Sydney, we regard such teacher-student relationship as being a critical factor in ensuring your son has every opportunity to succeed and find meaning and purpose in his schooling. This is very significant for boys.

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Topics: Boys' education, Risk-taking, Pastoral care

How to successfully manage risk-taking in boys

Posted by Jason Cheers on Nov 20, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Boys are generally more impulsive than girls. Risk-taking is natural for boys and forms a normal part of their growing up. However, dangerous risk-taking behaviours can have serious negative consequences. Adolescence is an especially important period for boys as the brain is far from mature and undergoes extensive structural changes well past puberty.

Many boys have well-developed cognitive capacity, but are still developing their emotional maturity. As a result, this period is sometimes referred to as ‘high horsepower, poor steering’.

Some neurological aspects to consider during boys’ adolescence include:

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Topics: Risks, Adolescence, Risk-taking