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A leader in academic achievement, Trinity focuses on developing the whole student regardless of whichever programme he embarks upon.

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Academic

A leader in academic achievement, Trinity focuses on developing the whole student regardless of whichever programme he embarks upon.

Education at Trinity

Education at Trinity is delivered by motivated, creative and caring classroom teachers using exceptional facilities and resources. From the significant foundation years of schooling, boys are provided with opportunities to develop in mind, body and spirit.

A wide-ranging curriculum caters for all students – from the intellectually gifted to those more interested in vocational courses – and is arguably the most extensive curriculum of non-selective Independent Boys Schools across NSW. This means boys may access demanding, challenging courses that promise real academic accomplishment, achievable through hard work and good teaching.

This breadth of choice along with Trinity’s varied and engaging teaching methods incorporates authenticity and real-world learning. To find out more information about the Trinity Academic Pathways click here.

Course Choices

PYP – Primary Years Programme

Trinity Grammar School understands the importance of making a good beginning. From the significant foundation years of schooling, boys are provided with opportunities to develop in mind, body and spirit. The boys’ needs are met by a differentiated, inquiry based curriculum, delivered by motivated, creative and caring classroom teachers using exceptional facilities and resources.

At the core of this is the International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) which guides boys to become independent inquiry learners. The PYP, for students from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6, focuses on the development of the whole child, in the classroom and also in the world outside. It offers a framework that meets the academic, social, physical, emotional and cultural needs of each child.

Delivering the Board of Studies curriculum outcomes, the PYP Programme adopts a comprehensive approach to learning with a global perspective. Based on an inquiry learning model, the PYP gives your son ownership of his learning to develop his research and critical thinking skills. He will be able to pursue his own interests and make meaningful connections with what he is learning to his home, the community and the world. This breadth of experience will help him to become a socially conscious, internationally minded and independent learner.

HSC – Higher School Certificate

The Higher School Certificate (HSC) is the traditional pre-tertiary credential for students in New South Wales. Every University accepts the credential throughout Australia.

Trinity offers arguably the widest high school study opportunities in the State, with a wealth of subjects available that range from the highly academic to the creative and vocational – all delivered by our experienced and professional staff. There is considerable flexibility offered to students in unusual circumstances or personal difficulty.

IB – International Baccalaureate

The globally recognised International Baccalaureate diploma is another academic pathway that Trinity Grammar School offers students in Years 11 and 12. Since its introduction in 1998, Trinity has been a consistently high performer with an average IB score of 36 and 15 maximum IB scores of 45 since the turn of the century. Trinity’s 2014 class actually received the best IB School results in the country. In 2016, three students received a perfect score of 45, equating to an ATAR of 99.95 and equal first in the world.

Again, like the HSC, Trinity offers arguably the widest range of IB subject choices delivered by experienced IB teachers. Currently over a third of Trinity’s senior students undertake the diploma because of its international outlook, the variety of subjects offered, the way it prepares students for further tertiary study and Trinity’s IB continued successes.

In 2015, Trinity also became the first school in Australasia to be accredited as a World Academy of Sport Athlete Friendly Education Centre (AFEC). It is one of only nine schools in the world to receive this accreditation.

The World Academy of Sport (WAoS) launched a global initiative earlier this year to accredit schools and education centres to provide flexibility and support to exceptional student athletes, enabling them to combine challenging training schedules with their academic commitments. This means boys at Trinity can study the IB Diploma Programme over a period of up to four years instead of the normal two years.

To learn more about Trinity’s IB Programme, download our brochure.

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TVAC – Trinity Vocational Academic Course

Vocational Education and Training (VET) courses have the capacity to engage and challenge students to maximise their individual talents. Acquiring a range of technical, practical, personal and organisational abilities, boys develop industry-recognised skills to engage in the working world.

As an RTO (Registered Training Organisation), Trinity offers boys in Year 11 and 12 a unique vocational pathway, with VET Certificate II courses in Construction Pathways, Electrotechnology and Hospitality and Certificate III courses in Information Digital Media Technology and Entertainment.

Encompassing school-based traineeships, these are courses exclusive to Trinity, providing boys with both vocational training and an ATAR. Additionally, there is a nationally accredited Certificate II in Leadership – through Cadets, the only one of its kind in Australia.

To find out what is a registered training organisation (RTO), please click here.

Library Services

Trinity has created an environment whereby the teaching and learning activities, information services, and technology are all integrated to cultivate a culture of collaboration. The purpose-built Arthur Holt Library has been designed with three core user experience elements in mind; Functionality, Flexibility and Connectivity.

The fully flexible spaces provide a range from quiet study to group collaboration, including a modern soft furnishing reading zone as well as class and small meeting areas. Library services are supported by WiFi, RFID technology and an abundance of digital display options. The open-planned yet zonal environment offers students a real-world experience and the opportunity to connect with the latest in learning technologies and library services, as well as each other.

Click here to view our commitment to digital innovation.

eLEARNING

The dedicated eLearning department at Trinity Grammar School helps staff and students from Pre-K to Year 12 harness innovative technologies that enhance teaching and learning.

Our passionate eLearning team provide tailored professional development for our staff and work with students across all campuses to ensure that as a school we are at the forefront of innovative learning. eLearning staff promote and support the adoption of a blended learning model at Trinity. We have introduced an innovative suite of web based tools that support our students in accessing their learning anytime, anywhere.

Our focus on digital fluency exposes our students to authentic learning tasks and equips them with the digital skill set required for life beyond Trinity. Our students have access to the newest technology and benefit from the personalised learning enabled through our 1:1 devices, Chromebook and BYOD programmes. Students can access their virtual classroom 24/7 and use a variety of platforms and tools including Canvas, Google Apps for Education and Office 365.

Pre-Kindergarten

In Pre-Kindergarten at Trinity your young son will be nurtured and encouraged with a stimulating and caring approach. We aim to foster boys’ natural curiosity and sense of wonder and challenge them in a way that prepares them in the best possible way for ‘big school.’

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