There are times when the Trinity AFL team resembles a symphony orchestra, and there are times when it sounds more like a jazz ‘jam-session’. Recently, at Tramway Oval, the First XVIII started like an orchestra. The composer (Coach) had done his work placing every note in its correct place, and clearly marking how each movement leads to the next.
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.
At Trinity Grammar School, boys come to school to learn – but learning is not limited to the classroom. We believe that co-curricular activities are essential to growing well-rounded boys, building their self-confidence and further enhancing their connection to the School.
Below we outline six reasons why boys should be involved in co-curricular activities:
By Lewis Dobbin, Year 9 student, Trinity Grammar School
At Trinity Grammar School, there are many challenges that I as a student face, and they cover all aspects of my school life. Whether the challenges are social, academic, sport, or co-curricular, I have to be able to manage them so that I can enjoy school and succeed.
Trinity Grammar School recently piloted a programme that saw 80 Year 8 students participate in a Dance Enrichment Programme that covered African Drumming, and Hip-Hop, Pop and Break Dancing. Designed to get the boys engaged with physical exercise, Activities Master Lachlan White said, “Rather than ask why dance should play a role in an all-boys school, we asked ourselves why it shouldn’t. There’s so much more to it than simply having fun – there are many health and wellbeing paybacks as well.”
Participating in sport at school is profoundly important for a boy’s learning, on several levels. Not only does it enhance the obvious fitness and sportsmanship skills, it promotes a healthy mind, and teaches boys how to interact with team mates and deal with wins and losses. At Trinity Grammar School, we incorporate compulsory Sport into the curriculum to help boys develop these skills and unlock their full potential.
There are many life skills boys learn through sport. Here are the top six:
This year we have seen the continued growth and development of our fine School in terms of Mind, Body and Spirit, that typically Trinitarian view of the holistic Christian educational philosophy so aptly expressed in our School crest and affirmed in our familiar School motto.
Sometimes your child needs to lose in order to win. It may sound harsh, but there are many life lessons to be learned from losing occasionally. This is why teachers and parents should be reinforce the idea that winning isn’t everything, and certainly not ‘the only thing’, as claimed by 1960s US NFL coach, Vince Lombardi.
2016 has been a great year for Trinity Grammar School with incredible sporting and academic achievements, excellence in Music and the Arts, not to mention the opening of two new state-of-the-art facilities. While there were many exciting events, and we’ve mentioned only a few here, you can see our Trinity highlights of 2016 captured on film below.
Undeniably, sport is an important part of primary school life. There have been many studies that outline the importance of sport, each with their own conclusions, however they all share common themes about why sport is important for school-aged children. Sport helps children to develop physically, socially and mentally, enabling them to better cope with the demands of school life, by: