Education Matters

Understanding the league table of school results

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

Each year, the league table of school results provides a snapshot of the performance by schools across the State. Trinity Grammar School is considered to be one of the very best schools in the nation, and the world. However, due to the limitations of the league tables, Trinity’s high performance may not always be reflected accurately in the league tables.

The core reason for this is that the league tables are formulated by the percentage of Higher School Certificate (HSC) Band 6 results alone.

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Co-curricular activities, Education, Courses, International Baccalaureate

3 ways the IB Diploma can positively impact admission to university

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 11, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Participation in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma has almost tripled in popularity since the early 2000s. At Trinity, we’ve also seen a growing number of students elect to take this challenging and rigorous education option.

Trinity IB Diploma candidates have consistently demonstrated that they are among the world’s best. In 2017, the average score equated to an ATAR of 95.85, with 33 percent of our students achieving an IB score of 40 or above (ATAR 98.30+), considered the equivalent of the Premier’s All-Rounder award and earning an IB Certificate of Distinction. The results also reveal that 79 percent of our IB students achieved an IB score of 33+ and therefore an ATAR equivalent to 90+.

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Co-curricular activities, Boys learning, Education, International Baccalaureate

Is faith relevant in contemporary education?

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

Religion in schools sometimes gets a bad rap, and from time to time faith in schools comes under scrutiny. When the 2016 Census data was released earlier this year, one of the findings to capture media attention was that nearly a third of Australians (30 percent) report having no religion. Christianity certainly remains the most common religion (52 percent), but it has been in decline since the late 1960s. Yet, enrolment in faith-based schools remains steady, so what role does faith play in a contemporary school setting?

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Christianity, Religious education, Boys learning, Education

Student story: Reflections on the Constitution Convention

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Dec 12, 2017 6:00:00 AM

By Cameron Strauss, Year 12

On the 6 November 2017, 119 other students and I, representing their schools from across NSW took part in discussing the relevance of Section 44 of the Australian Constitution (dual citizenship restrictions on parliamentarians). It was, overall, a great experience in which I met many interesting people from across the state.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Co-curricular activities, Education, Students

4 Ways to foster positive sibling relationships

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Dec 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Strengthening the relationship between your children can be the key to harmony within your home. It’s common and normal for siblings to argue, but there are a range of techniques parents can adopt to encourage siblings to build positive relationships early on and to celebrate each child’s individualism.

Try these four ways to foster positive sibling relationships amongst your children:

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Topics: Parenting tips, Fathering, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Boys learning

Why you shouldn't take Year 12 exam results at face value

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

Interpreting a school’s Year 12 exam results can be difficult, especially when some schools offer both the Higher School Certificate (HSC) and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma. The core reason for the difficulty is that the results published by the media are formulated from the percentage of HSC Band 6 results alone which means students completing courses other than the HSC are not factored into the results.

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Topics: Boys' education, Trinity difference, Boys learning, Education

9 Tips to help your son transition to Year 7

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 23, 2017 6:00:00 AM

Other than starting school as a young child, the biggest transition in your son’s education can be moving from primary to secondary school. The anticipation of going back to school is heightened as boys face an unfamiliar campus, new mode of learning, increased levels of responsibility and possibly independent travel.

The change can be daunting, so here are nine tips to help your son transition to Year 7:

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Boys learning, Education

Best of the Best Art exhibition showcases Trinity boys' diverse talents

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 17, 2017 6:00:00 AM

The Annual Best of the Best Art exhibition showcases Trinity boys' diverse talents and creativity and is a highlight of the Creative Arts calendar each year.

This year hundreds of art students and parents gathered in The Delmar Gallery to attend the opening of the eagerly anticipated exhibition featuring works by Trinity boys in Years 7 to 11. The best artworks from each Year group are exhibited with prizes and High Distinction Certificates awarded to outstanding artworks that have been created over the last academic year.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Arts, Creative arts

Student story: The good and bad things about homework

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

By Oliver Berry, Year 6 Junior School

Homework. Every boy and girl hates it but really it is not such a bad thing, if we did not have homework we might forget things that are very helpful for our work or we might not ever practise mathematical equations which means we will forget how to do them. Homework is very short so it is not too bad to spend 40 minutes of your afternoon doing homework instead of going on your computer or playing outside because it makes your brain really have to turn on and focus and does not make you that tired. I think that you can also enjoy homework depending on what your teacher gives you. For example, ‘Mathletics’ - it can be much more fun than doing long maths equations.

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Topics: Homework, Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Improve learning, Boys learning, Junior School, Students

5 Signs your son is ready for kindergarten

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Nov 11, 2017 6:00:00 AM

A boy’s early education is vital in helping to create a positive experience of learning and developing a foundation for his future. At Trinity Grammar School, we believe Kindergarten can set the tone for the future of your son’s education.

Your son needs to have the developmental skills required to participate in a classroom environment, with the ability to make decisions, listen to instructions, and follow directions.

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Topics: All boys education, Trinity difference, Kindergarten at Trinity, Early years, Boys learning, Early learning, Education