Tim Bowden

Trinity Grammar School
Head Master

The Reverend Tim Bowden
commenced as Head Master in
January 2018.

Formerly Chaplain and Head of
Christian Education, and later Head of
Middle School at St Andrew’s
Cathedral School and Principal at
Inaburra School since 2011.

Expect the Unexpected

Standing on our Anglican foundation and shaped by our Christian ethos, Trinity is a school that seeks to ensure that every boy is individually known, cared for and guided to grow in mind, body and spirit. We aim to help raise men of character who will care about others, our world, and themselves.

However, it is nigh impossible to capture the spirit of Trinity on the pages of a website. Glowing words on a digital screen, photographs of smiling, engaged boys - those are what you’d expect from a website of a school like ours.

You would expect to see academic rigour. Trinity’s IB Diploma students obtain scores in excess of the IB Diploma world average, while Trinity’s HSC students regularly garner top band results, including All-round and Distinguished achievers, and nominations for HSC showcases and exhibitions.

You would expect to see a range of co-curricular activities. Yes, we have Olympic athletes who have trained long and hard with our talented sports coaches. We win Diving and Swim trophies competing against other schools like ours. Our boys debate, participate in Shakespeare, and put on gala concerts for audiences in the hundreds.

You would expect a thriving Preparatory and Junior school, where boys from Pre-K to Year 6 are nurtured in an International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme that encourages them to be enquiring, creative, caring global citizens.

You can expect all that and more.

However, what you might find unexpected is my
unwillingness to measure the success of our School
by the success of our young men.

The reason why we offer such extensive co-curricular
and curriculum choices and why sport is mandatory
for every boy is not because all of these teach them
how to succeed.

No, it is because they teach them how to fail. How to
persevere. How to engage with others. How to grow.

Growth as a whole person is what we’re about at Trinity. In order to make this growth a
reality is why Trinity provides boys with a wide range of curricular and co-curricular
programmes and experiences, challenging and supporting them in their journey through
school, and equipping them for the world beyond.

Read about our ethos. Take a virtual tour, then book in for an Open Day. Request a prospectus. Return each week to our latest news page. Let us send you our bi-annual Trinity News magazine that includes stories not just of our students today, but also the men they grow up to be. In all these ways you will get behind the scenes of our website, form a deeper appreciation of our School community, and understand the value of a Trinity education does not rely solely on a boy’s future success.

Growth as a whole person is what we’re about at Trinity. It is my hope that the true value of a Trinity education will be seen in the character of our men long after their graduation.

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