Education Matters

Trinity news: Year 5 Market Day

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 14, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Chris Wyatt, Master of the Preparatory School

 In Trinity news, Market Day was recently held at the Preparatory campus. It is one of the boys’ favourite days of the year, organised and run by Year 5. On the surface, it is a day when the younger boys can buy all sorts of homemade goodies, however, when you dig a little deeper, it becomes apparent that Market Day is far more than this. For the Year 5 boys, Market Day is the culminating experience of their International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP) -  How We Organise Ourselves unit of inquiry that has focused on the central idea - ‘Understanding the power in trade, equips individuals with the ability to make informed decisions’.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Education, Junior School, International Baccalaureate, Students

Student story: The joys and benefits of debating

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 27, 2018 1:00:00 PM

By Imran Parker, Preparatory School Debating Captain 2018 (Year 6)

At Trinity Grammar School, we have many opportunities to participate in debating; students can join three different debating competitions - ISDA, IPSHA and House debating.

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Topics: Literacy, Co-curricular activities, Boys and literacy, Students

Student story: Trinity’s leading music programme

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 21, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Ryan Lim (Year 7)

Trinity Grammar School offers a variety of opportunities for students to engage with music. For example, wind instruments, percussions, theory, choirs, various string instruments and much more. The School also offers many ensembles that perform regularly, such as Chapel Band, Trinity Singers and orchestras.

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Topics: Music, Trinity difference, Performing arts, Co-curricular activities, Students

Trinity news: Boys walk the Great Wall

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 15, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Alexander Chu, Year 6

In Trinity news, during the recent school holidays, 38 students and seven teachers from Trinity’s Preparatory and Junior Schools had the privilege to tour China over 10 days. I was one of these lucky students and it was my first ever visit to China. We spent six days in Beijing, two days in Xi’an, and two days in Shanghai. We got to experience what it was like in China. We also had the opportunity to learn more about Chinese culture and came back with a deeper understanding about China.

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Education, Junior School, International tours, Students

5 Benefits of agile learning spaces for boys

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 2, 2018 6:00:00 AM

In recent years, a transition to agile learning spaces in education settings has been gaining a lot of momentum. In contrast to traditional classroom layouts, agile learning spaces are designed to be fluid, adjustable and flexible. They are intended to promote classroom discussion and collaboration, improve student engagement and enhance creativity. Research also suggests that learning environments can improve academic performance, so you can see why it’s become such a hot topic.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Boys learning, Education, Students

Trinity News: Trinity student achieves an Australian first

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 14, 2018 6:00:00 AM

In recent Trinity news, 2017 graduate Brian Kim, of Baulkham Hills is the first ever Australian flautist to be accepted for under graduate study at a prestigious music school in Paris, and will be taught by Professor Phillipe Bernold, one of the world’s top flute teachers.

Still on a high from achieving 44/45 (an ATAR equivalent of 99.85) in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma last year, Brian did not rest on his laurels, practising vigorously ahead of auditions for tertiary study overseas. The effort paid off with Brian being offered a position at Conservatoire National Supérieur de Musique et de Danse de Paris, to study flute. Alumni of the Conservatoire include renowned French composers Claude Debussy, Georges Bizet, Maurice Ravel and Camille Saint-Saëns.

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Topics: Music, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Performing arts, Co-curricular activities, Arts, International Baccalaureate, Students

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