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

Trinity students create impressive major works

Posted by Michael Leadbeatter on Sep 16, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Michael Leadbeatter, Dean of Technological and Applied Studies

The Technological and Applied Studies Department at Trinity Grammar School has had another busy year. I would like to recognise the great work of our students – we are so proud of their unique achievements. I’d also like to thank our staff members who have dedicated themselves to ensuring Technological and Applied Studies students get the best possible opportunities. They have spent many hours undertaking professional development, making sure they keep up-to-date with the latest technological and educational practices.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Arts, Technology, Vocational training, Creative arts

Cybersafety: raising boys to be smart and safe online

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

“Cyber bullying, harassment and online safety is the number one issue compromising the safety of kids in schools at the moment," said Senior Constable Susan McLean, Cyber Safety Advisor.

With the proliferation of websites, apps, online games and social media, today’s children are exposed to a vast array of content and images as well as being able to communicate and share with people across the globe. The content they are exposed to, information they share, and people they connect with, may not always be appropriate.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Cybersafety, Bullying, Trinity difference, Technology

Five apps that could benefit your son's learning

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

Many students have access to some sort of mobile viewing device. It may be an iPad, iPhone or an Android device. Many of these devices support a variety of different applications and understandably, parents often see them as big distractions to students who are supposed to be studying. However, there are many apps that can actually benefit your son’s learning. When you take a good look at what is available, you’ll be surprised to find a huge number of apps designed to assist in all aspects of your child’s learning.

Below are five apps that could benefit your son's learning:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Boys' education, Homework, Trinity difference, Improve learning, Technology, Boys learning, Study tips, Education

Six recommended social media guidelines for your family

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 15, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Social media is an enjoyable, helpful tool that can enable you to keep in touch with family and friends. Young people will often communicate over social media when working on group assignments or organising events. They can also use it to help each other with homework or studies, so it can be a beneficial tool for your child’s education.

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Topics: Parenting tips, Cybersafety, Fathering, Bullying, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Pastoral care, Technology, Boys learning

Trinity students are set to take over the International Space Station

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Dec 9, 2016 6:00:00 AM

In an Australian first, coded hardware developed by high school students will be rocketed to space today, where Trinity students are set to take over the International Space Station (ISS) laboratories to run an experiment. Students from Sydney’s Trinity Grammar School aim to run an experiment to determine if solar flares impact satellite acceleration, the results of which could have a significant implication for the world’s space programmes.

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Topics: All boys education, Co-curricular activities, Technology, Boys learning, Education

7 strategies for limiting your child’s screen time

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Sep 24, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Parents often struggle to find a balance between allowing their child to develop digital literacy skills and maintaining a healthy relationship with the use of technology. This is particularly difficult as technology and education are increasingly becoming intertwined.

Young children today have access to a variety of different forms of technology such as gaming consoles, smart devices and wearable devices. As a result, children are being exposed to an increasing amount of screen time. While it’s valuable to encourage children to develop their digital literacy skills and healthy habits around the use of technology, it is important that we regulate young children’s screen time to appropriate measures. In deciding what is appropriate, we can take into account age, maturity and the needs of the child.

In determining a suitable amount of daily exposure to technology, here are our seven strategies for limiting your child’s screen time:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Raising boys, Technology

Trinity students at the forefront of the latest technology advances

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 3, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Students in Year 6, 7 and 8 from Trinity Grammar School were among the first to experience the latest technology advances through a 360 degree perspective of Sydney’s Opera House using the latest virtual reality technology, which is made up of just a piece of cardboard and a smartphone.

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Topics: Boys' education, Technology, Boys learning

5 benefits to technology in the classroom

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Mar 12, 2016 6:00:00 AM

According to a new report which looks at ensuring Australians have the skills and experience for the jobs of the future, not the past, governments should consider implementing a mandatory computing or digital technologies curriculum from primary school. The report, titled The New Work Order, states that if Australia is to succeed in a global economy that is digitally enabled, our workforce needs to be increasingly digitally literate.

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Topics: Technology

Why use technology in the classroom?

Posted by Helen Bremner on Jan 11, 2016 6:00:00 AM

Technology pervades every area of our modern lives. Students are both consumers and creators of digital content and require a strong digital skill set in order to succeed both at school and beyond.

Technology should be used in the classroom when it enhances teaching practices and contributes positively to learning outcomes. When integrated effectively, technology is simply another tool in a student’s repertoire.

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Topics: Boys' education, Technology