Education Matters

Five signs that suggest your son is not coping with stress

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 5, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Today’s young people experience ever-increasing levels of pressure. The desire to fit in, make friends, excel at school, or simply manage the many expectations of their teachers, coaches, parents and friends can all impact on a boy’s health and wellbeing.

Stress, anxiety and depression can overwhelm some teenagers as they progress through adolescence. Be vigilant in looking out for these five signs that suggest your son is not coping with stress.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Support programs, Pastoral care, Mental health

Trinity’s approach to career planning

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 8, 2017 6:00:00 AM

In the midst of all the demands that school makes on young people, it is often difficult for them to see past Year 12, let alone make decisions about what to do after school and plan how to get there.

While some young people have a clear career path in mind and find the process of choosing a first career exciting and empowering, for many young people, it can be difficult to take a step back and look at the options objectively. Making the best career choices requires:

  • Self-awareness and knowledge of personal strengths and preferences
  • an understanding of what different occupations encompass.
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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Trinity difference, Support programs, Pastoral care, Boys learning, Vocational training

2017 Life Skills programme kicks off at Trinity

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 10, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Each term, the Trinity Grammar School Life Skills programme focuses on a different aspect of wellbeing and forms an integral part of the Personal Development curriculum in each grade from Kindergarten to Year 6. The focus for each term changes, and over the course of the year Trinity boys will learn about:

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Topics: All boys education, Bullying, Trinity difference, Early years, Support programs, Pastoral care, Boys learning, Junior School, Mental health

How schools can meet the individual needs of your child

Posted by Fabienne Arora on Dec 7, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Not so long ago, schools delivered curriculums in a ‘one size fits all’ approach. Many students struggled to grasp what their teachers expected of them. Others, perhaps even smarter than their masters, marked time without being extended, not reaching their full potential. Sadly, for these students, there was little to support their individual needs.

Fortunately, educational research has informed Trinity’s decision making over the last decade or so, to see value in providing quality support for those boys who, for a variety of reasons, may need it.

Trinity Education Support Services (TESS) is a department offering a wide range of support for our boys, including those with physical disabilities or learning difficulties to those who are gifted or whose first language is not English. Boys who need social and emotional support are also well catered for under the TESS umbrella.

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Topics: Support programs, Learning difficulties