Education Matters

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

Five 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: Parenting tips, Parent-teacher interviews, Teachers

The relevance of NAPLAN in your son's education

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Apr 29, 2017 6:00:00 AM

NAPLAN (National Assessment Plan for Literacy and Numeracy) is an annual school assessment for Years 3, 5, 7 and 9 designed to provide information to schools and parents about how students are tracking against educational benchmarks in literacy and numeracy, and how these results track over time. NAPLAN is designed as a diagnostic tool, taking a snapshot of a moment in time, however there has been a tendency to portray it as a high-stakes examination, putting undue pressure on students, parents and in fact, teachers.

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Topics: Literacy, Parenting tips, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Education, Teachers, Students

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: Trinity difference, Education, Teachers

Trinity Grammar School teacher in profile – Chris Wyatt

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Oct 1, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Chris Wyatt, Master of the Preparatory School

Teachers are often the unsung heroes of the education system, yet they have a great influence on your child’s level of enthusiasm for learning. A passionate teacher’s enthusiasm is infectious and they will engage with students to make learning both enjoyable and effective.

At Trinity Grammar School, we take pride in the quality and dedication of our excellent academic staff. Today our teacher in profile is Chris Wyatt – Master of the Preparatory School.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Education, Teachers