Education Matters

Head Master: Reflection and new beginnings

Posted by Tim Bowden on Feb 7, 2019 6:00:00 AM

By Tim Bowden, Head Master, Trinity Grammar School

The start of a new school year presents the opportunity for reflection and new beginnings. My particular welcome to those students, parents and staff who are new to the School this year. My hope and prayer is that your time with us will be challenging, rewarding, encouraging and positive.

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Topics: Teachers, Education, Trinity difference

Trinity Grammar School Teacher in profile – Deborah Williams

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

Deborah Williams, Academic Dean

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Topics: All boys education, Teachers, Trinity difference

Trinity Grammar School teacher in profile – John Allen

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

John Allen, Master of the Middle School

While most of us think a teacher’s role is simply to share knowledge and to help students learn, the reality is that a teacher is so much more to his or her students. Teachers set the tone in the classroom – they must be carer, mentor, disciplinarian, role model, crowd controller, nurse and confidant. They must walk the fine line between providing praise for a job well done, and spurring students on to reach their full potential.

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Topics: Education, Trinity difference, Teachers

Teacher perspective: An enlightened view of being male

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 28, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Bradley Barr, Deputy Head Master – Students

The Head Master at Trinity Grammar School was often wont to say that Trinity was a boys’ school by choice and not by chance. It was not an accident of history. Successive Head Masters believed that there was value in providing a choice to educate children in a single sex school and the School continues to hold the view today.

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Topics: All boys education, Boys' education, Raising boys, Teachers

Head Master: Character and conduct matter

Posted by Tim Bowden on Apr 21, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Tim Bowden, Head Master Trinity Grammar School

In recent weeks the Commonwealth Games have been rolling on in the background of my family’s consciousness. I must admit that we haven’t paid very much attention, being vaguely aware that Australia continues to dominate in the swimming and that, overall, people seem to be having a good time. However, we did make a big effort to be in front of the screen with Trinity Grammar School Old Boy, Rohan Browning (Class of 2015) competing on the athletics track.

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Topics: Academic excellence, Teachers, All boys education, Co-curricular activities, Raising boys, Sport and boys, Trinity difference

New Trinity Grammar School Head Master welcomed

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Feb 10, 2018 6:00:00 AM

As another school year begins, students and staff welcome new Trinity Grammar School Head Master, Mr Tim Bowden. Mr Bowden has spent the first weeks of the new school year addressing staff and students at all campuses and attending a Commissioning Service at the School’s Chapel, officiated by the Archbishop.

In his message to the Trinity community Mr Bowden said:

“I would like to thank the members of the Trinity Grammar School community for the warmth of the welcome that my family and I have received. I have been astounded by the affection that so many Trinitarians – past and present – have for their school; since the announcement of my appointment, we have been approached by dozens of people, connected in some way to the School, expressing their support for us in this new chapter.

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Topics: Academic excellence, Education, Leadership, Trinity difference, Teachers

The study of English and literature is constantly evolving at Trinity

Posted by Alison Boyd-Boland on Oct 9, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Alison Boyd-Boland, Dean of English

“I know nothing in the world that has as much power as a word. Sometimes I write one, and I look at it, until it begins to shine” – Emily Dickinson.

Emily Dickinson’s comment captures what is at the heart of the study of English and literature – a recognition of the power of the written word to convey meaning, to transport us to other times and places, and to inspire and extend our thinking.

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Topics: Academic excellence, Boys and literacy, Boys learning, Boys' education, Improve learning, Literacy, Reading, Technology, Trinity difference, Teachers

What are the main challenges facing teachers?

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 28, 2017 6:00:00 AM

It cannot be denied that teaching is a rewarding yet challenging career. It demands broad knowledge of subject matter, curriculum, and standards; enthusiasm, a caring attitude, and a love of learning; knowledge of discipline and classroom management techniques; and a desire to make a difference in the lives of young people.

At Trinity, our teachers are passionate, engaging and committed to their profession. As parents we don’t often get an insight into the vast and varied tasks that teachers undertake behind the scenes. It is easy to forget that the fun and engaging activities that our children enjoy in the classroom are the result of planning, lifelong learning, and experience that is juggled with many administrative tasks.

So, what are the main challenges facing teachers today?

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Topics: Trinity difference, Education, Teachers, Improve learning

5 Tips to communicate successfully with your son's teachers

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

Teachers play a significant role in your son’s life. Your son spends almost half his waking hours with his teachers. They fulfil many roles including educator, motivator, role model, care giver, mentor and much more. 

School educators can give you another perspective on your son’s mental, physical, social and emotional health and they can have a huge impact on his success at school and beyond. 

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Topics: Parent-teacher interviews, Parenting tips, Teachers

Trinity Grammar School Teacher in profile - Mark Dunn

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 30, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Mark Dunn, Master of the Junior School

Teachers provide the foundations on which our society is built, through the education they provide, and the skills they develop in our children. It is well documented that highly effective teaching improves student outcomes. More than this, teachers have a marked impact on a child’s enthusiasm for learning and life in general.

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Topics: Education, Teachers, Trinity difference