As a student, exposure to a diverse range of religions is important, as it allows us to gain a wider knowledge of these religions, and it also teaches us to empathise and understand other perspectives.
Trinity Grammar School, situated in Sydney’s inner west, is a vibrant, diverse, multi-cultural, multi-faith boys’ school that has its foundations in the Anglican tradition. Established over 100 years ago, the School was originally founded for children of Anglican families in what was then known as the western suburbs. As Sydney has grown and changed, so too has Trinity.
While many independent schools in Australia have an affiliation to a specific religion, many seek to ensure their community is diverse and represents the mix of religions, races, and cultures, found in our ever-increasing multi-cultural society. Whether in primary or secondary education, religious diversity strengthens the school community and helps students to gain a wider perspective, while developing empathy and an appreciation of others’ viewpoints.
By Bradley Barr, Deputy Head Master
How do you raise boys to become good men? How do you make sure they learn the ‘right’ lessons (and) find (the ‘right’) path to follow? How do you ensure they’ll be OK? - Celia Lashlie
Scholarships provide remission of tuition fees and/or education costs to deserving students who will make a positive contribution to a school community. Generally, applications are available to both current students and students from other schools, and have the potential to add diversity and vigour to the student body. There are many reasons why scholarships are important, but fundamentally it comes down to providing worthy students with a quality education to which they may otherwise not have access.
By Tim Bowden, Head Master, Trinity Grammar School
We recently announced a significant change to the Cadet Unit at Trinity; that is, from the start of 2019 Meriden students will join the Trinity Cadet Unit.
Today is International Mother Language Day, so we thought it was important to acknowledge Trinity’s diverse student body which comes from a wide spread of cultures, many from a non-English speaking background. Communicating in our mother language can sometimes be a challenge, let alone attempting to communicate in a second language, which extends us beyond our usual understanding and articulation. Learning a second language gives your son an appreciation of peers that do not have English as their first language. A second language will broaden your son’s mind and teach him about different cultures.
Our experience at Trinity Grammar School shows us that the top five benefits of learning a second language are: