Overview of the Trinity Field Studies Programme
The Year 9 Field Studies Programme (FSP) is a mandatory residential programme based at our purpose-built Field Studies Centre at Woollamia on the South Coast.
Purpose and benefits of the FSP
Trinity provides an education that challenges our students. As they meet these challenges, they are being prepared for the road ahead. The immersive education provided by the FSP equips them by providing opportunities for self-discovery, building relationships, exploring new ways of being in community together, and providing time for self-reflection and spiritual growth in a unique environment.
The value of Trinity education is seen in the character of Trinity men long after graduation; the FSP plays an important role in developing their moral compass, being of service to others, and helping them take responsibility for things within their power.
The School has been committed to residential outdoor education since opening its first residential programme at the original Pine Bluff campus in 1993. A growing body of research indicates the vital importance of this sort of immersive education. It is proving to be an effective antidote to apathy and alienation, increasing student engagement, boosting academic outcomes, as well as impacting the communities in which the immersive education takes places.
The School encourages parents to view the FSP as a vital rung on the curriculum ladder that creates the set of dispositions for all future academic success.
On this page there is a small image gallery that provides a peak into what each student experiences, answers to frequently asked questions from parents, plus feedback from boys who have experienced the Trinity Field Studies Programme. We also recommend you read the FSC section in the weekly School Bulletin as this contains news from current residential programmes.