Education Matters

Trinity News: Prep PYP Exhibition

Posted by Chris Wyatt on Oct 31, 2019 3:00:00 PM

By Chris Wyatt, Master of the Preparatory School

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.

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Topics: Trinity difference, Academic excellence, Creative empowerment, Junior School, Students

Why performance spaces are crucial for excellence

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jul 1, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Pioneering studies released in the 21st century have found there is a robust connection between learning spaces and learning outcomes. A Harvard study that examined the foundations for student success, discovered that environmental exposures in school buildings can impact student health, thinking and performance. Strategic use of space can positively impact the education journey – both teachers and students feel inspired to achieve excellence.

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Topics: Music, Academic excellence, Performing arts, Creative empowerment, Improve learning, Arts, Creative arts

How to encourage your son to develop a love of photography

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 13, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Photography demands exploration and experimentation, and inspires creativity. It allows us to document historical and important moments in time, capture our own personal journey through life, or simply create art. It’s also known to be therapeutic and have a positive impact on mental wellbeing. Photography allows the opportunity to focus the mind and encourages the innate awareness of surroundings, promoting mindfulness and reducing stress. Perhaps the most significant benefit of photography is that it forces the photographer to view the world from a different perspective. It can reveal beauty simply by macro focusing on detail otherwise inaccessible to the eye; it can showcase juxtaposition; and it allows us to witness social and cultural differences.

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Topics: Creative empowerment, Arts, Creative arts

The nature of visual arts education

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 27, 2019 6:00:00 AM

With the ubiquitous nature of technology, it is clear that we live in a visual age. Central to this is a visual arts education. Although the practical skills taught in visual arts aren’t typically measured with tests or exams, these qualities are relevant and applicable in the workforce. As Elliot Eisner, Professor Emeritus of Child Education at Stanford University says, “We want our children to have basic skills. But they will also need sophisticated cognition, and they can learn that through the visual arts.”

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Topics: Boys' education, Creative empowerment, Arts, Boys learning, Creative arts

Behind the scenes creative arts courses

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on May 2, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Trinity Grammar School provides an extensive range of co-curricular activities for your son to discover and develop his skills and God-given talents. These programmes include activities aimed at developing important skills in leadership, communication, performance, creativity, decision-making and teamwork. From dramatic and creative arts to music and sport, co-curricular activities are essential to raising well-rounded boys, building their self-confidence and further enhancing their connectedness to the School.

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Topics: Music, Performing arts, Creative empowerment, Arts, Boys learning, Courses, Creative arts

4 Tips to encourage boys to dance

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jan 29, 2019 6:00:00 AM

Dance dates back to prehistoric times (and probably even further back), and is a part of almost every culture. It’s an activity that transcends time and place, and is valued the world over. It makes us feel good, allows us to express ourselves and is a great form of aerobic exercise whether you dance in front of the mirror for yourself, at an event with friends, or on a stage for the enjoyment of others.

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Topics: Physical education, Boys and movement, Trinity difference, Performing arts, Creative empowerment, Co-curricular activities, Arts, Boys learning, Creative arts

The importance of visual art in boys’ education

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Dec 10, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Visual arts classes offer more than just a creative outlet and exhibitions that make parents proud of their boys’ newfound talents. In fact, visual art classes positively impact boys’ lives in many ways, enriching their learning experience in school. The benefits of visual arts classes may not seem obvious at first, but they all contribute greatly to the holistic development of your son.

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Topics: Boys' education, All boys education, Trinity difference, Performing arts, Creative empowerment, Arts, Boys learning, Education, Creative arts

Trinity news: Young curators at Trinity

Posted by Steve Collins and Catherine Benz on Dec 6, 2018 6:00:00 AM

By Steve Collins, Head of Visual Arts and Catherine Benz, Curator, Delmar Gallery

In Trinity news we congratulate Year 10 and Year 11 Visual Arts students, Lewis Kanellos, Alexander Little, James Wang and Lewis Dobbin, who have been selected for the inaugural Young Curators at Trinity initiative following a call-out to all Years 9-11 students.

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Topics: Creative empowerment, Arts, Creative arts, Students

5 Tips for fostering the creative spirit in your son

Posted by Trinity Grammar School on Jun 27, 2018 6:00:00 AM

Creativity is billed to be the third most valuable skill in the workforce in the next two years, according to the World Economic Forum’s The Future of Jobs report.

Why is it important for children to be creative? With rapid advancements in technology, artificial intelligence and automation, the next generation will need to be creative and adaptable with proven problem-solving and critical thinking skills. Creativity no longer belongs in the realm of the creative arts, it is a necessary skill for all aspects of learning and will be a workforce requirement in all manner of industry.

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Topics: Parenting tips, All boys education, Trinity difference, Raising boys, Creative empowerment, Pastoral care, Boys learning, Creative arts

How Drama builds character on and off the stage

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

We all hope that our children become people of ‘good’ character, but what does this really mean and how do we encourage them to build ‘good’ character?

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Topics: Parenting tips, Creative empowerment, Co-curricular activities, Creative arts