Education Matters

Trinity snowed under with talent

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 18, 2016 6:00:00 AM

While the nearest alps may be hundreds of kilometres away, Trinity is snowed under with talent on the ski fields. The Trinity Grammar School Snowsports Team has recently completed its competition season, enjoying success at the Sydney, New South Wales and Australian Interschools Championships.

While distance to the nearest ski fields poses the biggest obstacle to practice, Trinity was able to hold its own against stiff competition, from the State and the Nation.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Sport and boys, Education

Trinity triumphant at the NSW State Knockout volleyball tournament

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 17, 2016 6:00:00 AM

In a triumph of spectacular proportions, Trinity’s 1st Winter Volleyball team has served, blocked, spiked and jousted its way to victory in the NSW State Knockout volleyball tournament.

It was the first time Trinity Grammar School was able to participate in the competition, due to clashes with other volleyball sporting fixtures in previous years. The team lost no time making the competition its own.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Sport and boys, Education

How relationships are built through sport

Posted by John Allen on Sep 9, 2016 6:00:00 AM

We all know that participating in sport leads to improved health outcomes, but did you know that sport can also enhance the personal and social skills that form the basis of healthy, respectful relationships? A meaningful sport programme in school should be inclusive and value diversity. Collaborating with a range of different people, celebrating success and dealing with disappointment can help students form their moral behaviour and develop character.

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Topics: Boys' education, Physical education, Trinity difference, Sport and boys, Improve learning, Boys learning, Education

Why being involved in sport is important to your son's school life

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Aug 23, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Trinity Grammar School aims to develop young men through a thoroughly holistic approach to education. A boy’s school life should include a range of opportunities to enhance the mind, body and spirit. The chance to learn and develop through involvement in sport is a compulsory feature of each Trinity boy’s education.

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Topics: Boys' education, Physical education, Sport and boys, Improve learning, Education

Sport and academics: how to find the balance

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 27, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Participation in sport at Trinity Grammar School is an important and unique component of a boy’s education. And increasingly, we are understanding more deeply the role sport and exercise plays in improving cognition and other areas of brain functioning, particularly for boys.

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Topics: Sport and boys, Pastoral care

Why outdoor education is important for boys

Posted by Milton Cujes on Feb 10, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Upon leaving Trinity Grammar School, many Year 12 boys reflect on their Outdoor Education time as one of the highlights of their education experience.

Outdoor Education is vastly different to most of our boys’ daily lives - novel events, places and stimuli are standard practice for an Outdoor Education programme. When students participate in these activities, we are not only teaching them how to recreate safely in the outdoors, we are also creating memories. Memories that clearly leave a lasting impression.

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Topics: All boys education, Outdoor education, Sport and boys, Boys learning

Why boys need sport to stay motivated at school

Posted by Jason Cheers on Jan 7, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Participation in sport is an important and unique component of a boy’s education. It provides boys with a sense of structure and collective purpose while cultivating a sense of competitiveness. This is important to encourage for the sake of enabling boys to give their best rather than simply for the sake of winning. Many boys tend to be task-oriented and understanding rules, boundaries and operating procedures of what they do is important. The emphasis on team sports at Trinity emboldens co-operation, camaraderie and mutual respect.

Boys benefit from sport in many ways, including:

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Topics: Sport and boys

How physical activity can improve classroom learning

Posted by Andrew Simos on Dec 17, 2015 6:00:00 AM

In his book Spark, Dr John Ratey explains that the human brain is like a muscle – it grows with exercise. He also claims that exercise promotes the growth of new brain cells and enhances the function of our brains, making them work more efficiently.

It makes sense then that active participation in learning experiences can have a positive affect on a student’s academic performance.

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Topics: Physical education, Outdoor education, Sport and boys