Sport at Trinity

Teaching boys how to cope with adversity, to lose with dignity, and to win with grace.

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Sport at Trinity

Teaching boys how to cope with adversity, to lose with dignity, and to win with grace.

Introduction

Sport is an essential element of the life of every Trinity boy and is compulsory from Years 3 to 12. Essential for healthy living, disciplined care of the body and the cultivation of temperate habits are an integral component of the development of a well-rounded boy. Trinity offers a vast range of sports that will enable your son to develop skills that will translate into all facets of his adult life. The emphasis on students working in teams opens further avenues for leadership and co-operation. With coaching staff supported by sport specialists who reflect our culture and beliefs, boys learn how to cope with adversity, to lose with dignity, and to win with grace.

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.

Sport at Trinity

Junior and Prep Years

Beginning with a programme to develop team building and life skills, the Trinity Junior Sports Programme is viewed as an extension of the classroom where every child can develop not only his own personal fitness, but also learn important life lessons of integrity and fair play. With a commitment to a winter and summer sport for all boys, the School’s core value of sportsmanship not gamesmanship, ensures boys learn to play with opponents, not against them.

Available Sports: Basketball; Cricket; Cross-country; Football; Oz-Tag; Rugby; Softball (Years 5-6); Swimming; Tee-Ball (Year 4); Track & Field.

Plus there are the following additional programmes: Cricket Coaching; Diving Squad; Emerging Athletes Programme; Elite Football; Holiday Football and Rugby Camps; PK–2 Minimites Programme; Self Defence Classes; Squad Swimming; Tennis Coaching.

Middle School

With an emphasis on physical fitness, skills and team building, sporting activities in the middle years cater for the abilities of all boys, as well as providing opportunities for boys to succeed and develop through to an elite level in a range of sports. Inspiring co-operation and mutual respect, competitiveness is encouraged for the sake of boys giving their best, rather than simply for the sake of winning. From Year 7, all boys are required to participate in a Summer and Winter sport which involves mid-week training and a Saturday commitment of inter-school competitions, under the authority of the Combined Associated Schools (CAS).

Senior School

In Years 11 and 12 the range of sports options for boys increases. Extensive sporting programmes in traditional and individual sports enable boys to develop at an elite level or benefit from the social interaction of organised team sports. Playing in teams further emphasises leadership and co-operation skills, vital for success in the modern world. All boys participate in inter-school competitions, organised under the auspices of the Combined Associated Schools (CAS).

Trinity Grammar has played a tremendous role in both my success and development as a professional swimmer. From experienced teaching staff to state-of-the art facilities, Trinity supported me as a student and athlete, allowing me to achieve balance, enjoyment and success in both.
Kenneth To, Australian Swimmer

FAST Programme

Trinity on the fast track to achieving recommended physical activity.

Trinity Grammar School is at the forefront of sport education and has launched a new programme that will contribute to students achieving the Australian Government’s daily physical activity recommendations.

The School introduced the Fundamental and Active Skills at Trinity (FAST) programme in 2015. Aimed at Preparatory and Junior School students, the programme aims to increase students’ Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) and physical activity both exclusively and inclusively of PE lessons.

The School has programmed an extra 30-minutes of physical and aerobic activity each week. Together with an additional sport training session for 1st, 2nd and A teams as well as the many co-curricular sport activities available at Trinity, the extra programmed activity will contribute to students achieving the government’s recommendations of at least one-hour of physical activity per day.

The programme was launched in response to the 2014 Active Healthy Kids Australia Report Card on Physical Activity for Children and Young People. The Report Card suggests there is a need for improvement in physical activity levels in Australian children. A number of recommendations were made for improvements for physical education and physical activity participation in schools, active play, aerobic fitness and movement skills.

“FAST was created to address the concerns around Fundamental Movement Skills competency and aerobic fitness in primary school aged children. There are a multitude of physiological, psychological, social and cognitive benefits gained from regular physical activity and FMS competency. The FAST programme promotes fun and student autonomy in a safe environment that caters for all ability levels. It maximises participation and practice and features feedback from highly motivated, qualified teachers,” said Mr John Allen, Director of Sport and Co-curricular Activities.

It is the School’s hope that Prep and Junior School boys and their parents will consider their engagement in physical activity, active play and active transport. Managing screen time and adhering to good nutritional behaviours are also important aspects of maximising great health outcomes.