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Trinity News: School boys’ silence gives Cambodians a voice

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 24, 2018 6:00:00 AM

In Trinity news, 800 students from the School, aged from five to 12 stopped speaking and remained silent for up to an entire school day. The students recently took part in Day Without Speech, in support of a programme which raises funds to bring speech therapy to Cambodians.

By participating in the challenge, students learned valuable lessons about the value of communication and it fostered gratitude and empathy for those with special needs. It provided them scope to explore their creativity in finding ways to communicate without using their voice, while also teaching them mindfulness. As students weren’t allowed to speak, they had to resort to using hand gestures, facial expressions, writing and even technology to communicate.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Community service, Students

Student story: International Women’s Day

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 17, 2018 6:00:00 AM

An address to the School by Saachin Simpson, Year 12, Trinity Grammar School Captain

There’s a riddle about a father and son that some of you may have heard.

It goes like this:

A father was driving his son to a sports game and they had a terrible accident. The father died immediately, but the ambulance got to the hospital just in time for the boy. When they wheeled the boy into the Emergency Room the surgeon turned around and said with great surprise:

“I can’t operate on this boy, he’s my son!”

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Students

Trinity news: Sam dives into a bright future

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 3, 2018 6:00:00 AM

In Trinity news this week, Year 10 student Sam Fricker, who is a rising star in the diving world, recently competed with the Australian Diving Team in the 23rd FINA International Grand Prix in Rostock, Germany, finishing a commendable 18th for the 10-metre platform event.

Coach Vyninka Arlow, 1998 Commonwealth Games Gold Medal winner and veteran of two Olympic and two Commonwealth Games, said Sam is the hardest working athlete she has ever coached and that is why he has gained Australian team selection so quickly. “The Rostock competition was an extremely high-level competition and it was a fantastic experience for Sam to learn from, and gave him a chance to really be a part of the diving world,” commented Vyninka.

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Topics: Sport and boys, Co-curricular activities, Students

Student story: Nicholas is proud to play the violin

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 24, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Nicholas Ayoub, Year 6, Junior School

Music has always been a part of my life. At home and in the car, we listen to classical music CDs and when I was five years old I started to learn the violin. In the early stages I was sometimes given little rewards for practising, but now I practice independently. 

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Topics: Music, Performing arts, Co-curricular activities, Junior School, Students

Trinity student scores an Ivy League scholarship

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 3, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Will Todd, Year 12 student from Trinity Grammar School in Sydney’s Inner West, recently completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, and before exam results are even released he has managed to secure himself a four year scholarship to Columbia University, an Ivy League University in New York City, USA. 

The good news comes on the back of three years of preparation. “I’ve been working towards this since I was in Year 10 – it’s been a dream come true to be accepted into an Ivy League University, and Columbia was my top pick,” said an ecstatic Will.

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Topics: Academic excellence, International Baccalaureate, Students

Student story: Reflections on the Constitution Convention

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Dec 12, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Cameron Strauss, Year 12

On the 6 November 2017, 119 other students and I, representing their schools from across NSW took part in discussing the relevance of Section 44 of the Australian Constitution (dual citizenship restrictions on parliamentarians). It was, overall, a great experience in which I met many interesting people from across the state.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Co-curricular activities, Education, Students

Trinity student wins a prestigious scholarship

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Dec 9, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Year 12 student Martin Floro from Trinity Grammar School recently completed the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma, and before exam results have even been released he has made his mark. Martin is the only NSW winner of a prestigious Bond University Vice Chancellor’s Elite Scholarship.

The scholarship is one of the University’s most prestigious and difficult to win, with only 12 out of more than 800 applicants being successful. Students are selected on the basis of exceptional academic achievement, proven leadership ability and personal character. They have been identified by their teachers and peers for their commitment to their community and their willingness to help and inspire others.

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Topics: Academic excellence, Education, Leadership, International Baccalaureate, Students

Trinity Grammar School is encouraging social awareness

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

Students in Year 6 at Trinity Grammar School are required to take part in an Exhibition as part of the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). Provided with a central theme, students must research an issue and present their findings to parents and peers through their exhibit. Preparatory School students Louis McCrohon, Andrew Yang and Manaav Bhandari inquired into the issue of sports-related injuries and the methods and technology used to rehabilitate those injuries.

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Topics: Raising boys, Community service, Education, Junior School, International Baccalaureate, Students

Student story: The good and bad things about homework

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 14, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Oliver Berry, Year 6 Junior School

Homework. Every boy and girl hates it but really it is not such a bad thing, if we did not have homework we might forget things that are very helpful for our work or we might not ever practise mathematical equations which means we will forget how to do them. Homework is very short so it is not too bad to spend 40 minutes of your afternoon doing homework instead of going on your computer or playing outside because it makes your brain really have to turn on and focus and does not make you that tired. I think that you can also enjoy homework depending on what your teacher gives you. For example, ‘Mathletics’ - it can be much more fun than doing long maths equations.

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Topics: Homework, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Boys learning, Junior School, Students

Student story: Ladder to the moon

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 18, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Thomas Henry, Year 2 Junior School

One afternoon there was a boy and a long, long and wobbly ladder to the moon. That must mean trouble!

Bill was walking around the wheat farm. He lived in a little cottage with his mother, father and grandmother.

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Topics: Literacy, Trinity difference, Junior School, Students