You may have heard of it, but just what is the IB Diploma? The globally recognised IB Diploma is an academic pathway for Year 11 and 12 students, and is offered as an alternative to the HSC at Trinity Grammar School. It was established in 1968 by the International Baccalaureate Organisation (IBO) and was introduced to provide students with a balanced education, facilitate geographic and cultural mobility and to promote international understanding.
Schools need community feedback in order to ensure future success. Education at Trinity Gramma School is about more than academic achievement – our vision is to help boys grow in mind, body and spirit. This vision relies on collaboration and purposeful relationships. When parents and the wider community engage and collaborate, it enhances the school as a whole. This is at the heart of why community consultation is important and critical to success of the school.
During the primary years, Trinity adopts the International Baccalaureate’s (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP), which aims to develop students who are internationally minded. Year 6 students are encouraged to consider a variety of perspectives in exploring some of our society’s biggest issues through the PYP Exhibition. This collaborative experience between students, teachers, the school and wider community is designed to celebrate the transition of learners from primary school into secondary school. The PYP Exhibition is an opportunity for each Year 6 boy to demonstrate the way he has grown as a learner throughout his time in primary school.
What is an ATAR? The Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) is a number between zero and 99.95 that determines a student’s rank based on their HSC or IB mark – it is not a score out of 100. It is used by tertiary institutions around Australia to directly compare the results of Australian school leavers, and to predict a student’s first-year performance at university.
From Preschool to Year 12, a student will spend over 17,000 hours in school. This is a substantial amount of time in an environment that will influence your child in a significant way. As parents, the decision to send your son to a Christian school means that you are positioning him in a setting that is underpinned by faith and supported by your own values. A faith-based school can help your son to flourish.
Exam periods can be stressful for some students. Boys often feel increased pressure leading up to exam time and require a supportive home environment to help them through study demands. As parents, you have an important role to play in supporting your son through his exams. You can help him to prepare, encourage him to rest and create a family environment that is conducive to study.
Photography is something many children enjoy. Not only is it a great way to explore the world, but it’s fun, creative and can be a valuable bonding experience between you and your son. Teaching children photography doesn’t have to be hard. A few straightforward techniques are all it takes to be able to flourish behind the camera. We uncover some simple photography tips for kids.
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.
The Trinity Field Studies experience is quite unique. It is an opportunity we would not get to be part of anywhere else. It is a valuable experience for everyone who takes part in the Field Studies programme. There is a lot to learn and new things to try for all. There is much to say about my time spent at Field Studies, I had my fair share of challenges and highlights like everybody. There was also much fun to be had during our four-week stay.
In today’s technology-based world children can become heavily exposed to digital technology. Research shows that the more time that children spend interacting with technology, the less time they spend outdoors. It is thought that children today spend just 10 percent of their time outdoors, compared to their parents who spent at least 40 percent of their time outside. The implications of reduced outdoor exposure can be significant, especially in terms of health and wellbeing. The mental health benefits of outdoor education are particularly meaningful.