The benefits of music education have been documented since long ago, by great philosophers such as Plato and Aristotle. More recently, neuroscientific research has supported these historical claims with evidence-based studies. Essentially, it is thought that the study of music can have a profound impact on fine motor development, and aid literacy and numeracy proficiency.
Parents will undoubtedly have a general understanding of the term ‘pastoral care’. Broadly, pastoral care is known as spiritual and emotional support that aids student wellbeing. It is something that many schools place significant emphasis on and there is a good reason why pastoral care is important in schools. At Trinity, our pastoral care system is central to everything we do and is essential to our mind, body and spirit education philosophy.
Establishing strong and healthy family bonds can have a significant impact on the social and emotional wellbeing of children. Through family, children receive love, comfort and support and are exposed to modelling of behaviours and values that will help them establish their place in the world. Family is the single-most influential factor in determining the way a child approaches life. The role of parents is pivotal to these family connections. We look at why family is important and how a supportive family environment can help shape your child’s life:
Trinity Grammar School’s books@breakfast events continue to go from strength to strength, with record crowds attending to listen to and be inspired by visiting authors to the School. The events were created as a way for parents and their sons to bond within the framework of literacy – by featuring books at breakfast, boys and their parents are given the chance to celebrate text and inspire lifelong learning, discussing books and enjoying breakfast all before the working day begins.
I have had the privilege to be part of fifteen PYP Exhibitions across my career and had the opportunity to visit countless others. Whilst I am clearly biased, I feel very confident in claiming that this year’s recent PYP Exhibition left the others in its wake. The depth of the students’ conceptual understanding, the sophistication of their presentations, the quality of their writing and compositions, and their conviction to bring about informed change was simply remarkable. The last eight weeks have been an intense but rewarding learning journey for our students. They have been pushed beyond their comfort zones and they have risen to the challenge.
Just one of the benefits of a private education is access to high quality facilities and resources. Some facilities may even help your son to become a better runner, painter, or musician. At Trinity we pride ourselves on our state-of-the-art pool facilities — but just how can water sport facilities give students an edge? For those students who are passionate and committed to sports such as swimming, diving and water polo, our facilities are crucial in helping them to be the best they can be in their chosen sport.
Trinity Grammar School in Sydney recently hosted a Water Polo clinic with one of the greatest Water Polo players of all time, Tony Azevedo of the USA. Tony’s career highlights include being a five-time Olympian, 2008 Olympic silver medallist, named seventh Best Athlete in the World by Men’s Journal, awarded Pac 12 Water Polo Player of the Century in 2015, the all-time leading scorer at World Championships, and the first player to win five Pan American Games Gold Medals. He was the former Captain of the US National Men's Water Polo Team. All this after a fall, and near-death experience as a child, that resulted in doctors telling his parents that he would never play sports due to his sustained injuries.
The daily routine of regular school hours, wearing uniforms and following rules are a distant memory for our HSC and IB scholars. Instead they are faced with being independent, making their own decisions, and not having a teacher remind them of when assignments are due. For some the change is a breath of fresh air, while for others it can take a bit of getting used to.
Pastoral care is defined as “the provisions made to advise students about personal wellbeing and their moral and ethical concerns.” At Trinity, this means that your son will be known, cared for and guided to grow in mind, body and spirit. Our pastoral care system is central to everything we do. When we consider the question, ‘What is pastoral care?’, it’s helpful to look at how schools care for their students.
In Trinity News: The School was fortunate to host Dr Phillip Lowe, the Governor of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA), for an economics Q&A session. The Governor was fresh from the Senate inquiry. Governor Lowe is arguably the most influential economist in Australia, and our Head of Economics, Mr Moore put it, he not only understands the history of economics but is himself making history. In such a significant time for the RBA and monetary policy in Australia, Governor Lowe generously gave his time to a small but highly engaged group of senior Economics students.