Education Matters

Why a private education matters in the early years

Posted by Chris Wyatt on Nov 9, 2015 6:00:00 AM

Why a private education matters in the early yearsPotential, Passions and Purpose
“Experiences during the early years lay the foundations for all future learning … It is our responsibility as educators to recognise and maximise this crucial stage of learning.” – International Baccalaureate Organisation, 2009

Trinity Grammar School understands the importance of making a good beginning.

Potential – The basics plus!
The International Baccalaureate Organisation’s Primary Years Programme (PYP) meets the academic, social, physical, emotional and cultural needs of each child. The programme was chosen because within this curriculum framework, proficiency in Literacy and Numeracy is fundamental and intrinsic to learning, from the earliest years of schooling.

The PYP allows potential to be nurtured: skills are introduced systematically and deliberately, based upon the individual development of each child.

In addition to the basics, students have the opportunity to explore the interconnectedness of knowledge across six transdisciplinary units of inquiry. Boys are given ownership of their learning, developing their research and critical thinking skills. Crucial support is given for the boys to be active inquirers and lifelong learners.

Working alongside classroom practitioners, specialist subject teachers provide a wide range of learning experiences in Visual Arts, Music, Drama, a language other than English, Christian Studies, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education.

Passions and Choice – All about the boys!
Trinity ignites boys’ passions with well-resourced classrooms, state of the art facilities, and experienced, highly trained and caring staff members working in partnership with parents. The School provides the boys with a wide variety of opportunities both within class learning environments and in co-curricular activities.  The use of digital resources is embedded in all facets of education. An incrementally broad range of co-curricular opportunities is available as the boys move through the School.

Purpose – Growing in mind, body and spirit
Your son will start his school education in an environment where he is at the centre of his learning experiences. Within our Christian community, secure and trusting relationships are established with adults and peers. Our mission is to enable students to grow in wisdom and stature and in favour with God and man, in order that they take responsible action.

At Trinity Grammar School, Sydney we recognise that “experiences during the early years lay the foundations for all future learning…” (IBO, 2009). School education by choice, not chance from the outset.

At Trinity Grammar School, Sydney we recognise the importance of making a good beginning. The myriad of opportunities provided in Kindergarten, the first year of formal schooling, lays the foundations for all future learning.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Kindergarten at Trinity, Early years