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Co-education and single-sex schooling

I imagine that many in the Trinity community will have noticed the announcement earlier this week by Newington College that they intend to become co-educational in the years ahead. In response to the decision, some of the public commentary, and a number of queries that I was receiving, I wrote the following opinion piece that [...]

Sport in the life of our School

Sport is an essential element in our School’s educational vision. We have a particular focus on competitive team sports. There are recreational sport options open to the boys, where the focus is on participation and improvement, but all boys are required to put on the School colours as part of a team in at least [...]

Learning from the International Boys School Coalition

During the course of the mid-year break, along with a small group of Trinity staff, I attended the International Boys School Coalition (IBSC) annual conference in Auckland. The IBSC is comprised of nearly three hundred member schools across the world who are committed to advancing the education of boys in boys’ schools. You can read [...]

The HSC and the IB Diploma at Trinity

At Trinity, students can choose to complete one of two senior credentials: either the Higher School Certificate (HSC) or the International Baccalaureate Diploma (IB Diploma). This dual-credential model in Years 11 and 12 is not always understood, either within or external to our school community. I frequently find that misconceptions and myths circulate amongst students [...]

Reframing school funding discussions

The topic of taxpayer funding for non-government schools is perennial in the mainstream media

Thoughts on Trinity as a single-sex school

Last Sunday there was a story in the Sun Herald about a trend for boys’ schools to become

From the Headmaster

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From the Headmaster

I have been greatly encouraged by the progress that our builders have been able to make during the last month. Improved weather has provided the opportunity for them to attack the various parts of the project with some vigour. The first slabs in our new Car Park 3 have been laid and blockwork is starting [...]

From the Headmaster

On a number of occasions, I have commented in the Bulletin that the experiences during the pandemic have given us confidence that the School community can execute significant changes at short notice when required. The pivots to remote learning, the adoption of COVID-19 protocols, and the removal of the academic rollover for Years 7 to [...]

Uniform Shop Holiday Trading | Book uniform appointments before Nov 14.

A reminder from the School Uniform shop that all new uniform fittings are strictly by appointment only. It is recommended that all new students to the school be fitted before the shop closes on 9 December 2022. Parents are required to schedule an appointment by Monday 14 November 2022, for their son’s uniform through the [...]

From the Head Master

At the heart, schools are communities. Schools gather people; staff and students in the first instance, but also families. This is one of the reasons that the online learning that we experienced during the lockdown periods was satisfactory in the context, but not as good as gathering together – face to face – for learning. [...]

From the Head Master

During the course of this week, some of our Year 12 boys experienced one of those unexpected ‘bumps’ on the highway of life that require us to demonstrate resilience and fortitude. About forty minutes into the HSC Geography examination and the IB Diploma Business Management examination, the lights went out. As it happens, power was [...]

From the Head Master

There was a time when we longed for rain. I imagine that most parents of the School can remember the Millennium drought, which is considered to have extended from 1997 to 2009, when rainfall over southern and eastern Australia was low, year after year. We experienced long-term drying of landscape and vegetation and depletion of [...]

Traffic Management Plan (Summer Hill Campus)

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From the Head Master

One of the activities that always takes up a significant chunk of my time in the first week back after a break is catching up on birthday cards and gifts for the boys. Most families will be aware that each boy receives a card and a small gift from me for their birthday. The boys [...]

Parent Event | The Tech Diet – Managing healthy screen time with Brad Marshall

Brad Marshall, The Unplugged Psychologist, is the Director of the Screen and Gaming Disorder Clinic. Brad is recognised as one of Australia’s leading experts in excessive internet use or ‘Internet Addiction’, otherwise known as Gaming Disorder and related disorders, and has helped hundreds of families struggling with internet, screen and gaming addiction. Parents of Trinity [...]

Traffic Management Plan (Summer Hill Campus)

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From the Head Master

Today completes the ‘Valedictory season’ for 2022. The Valedictory season refers broadly to the two weeks in which we bid farewell to our graduating Year 12 students, marking the end of their school days. There are a number of elements to the season. Year 12 students go out to dinner at various venues with their [...]

From the Head Master

The resumption of the CAS Track and Field Championships on Thursday was a wonderful occasion. Perhaps more than any other aspect of the School’s sporting programme, Track and Field was sorely disrupted by the pandemic. The Championships were cancelled in 2020 and in 2021 and our athletes had severely limited training and competition opportunities. I [...]

From the Head Master

In recent weeks there have been a number of stories in the mainstream media that ‘expose’ the poor behaviour of boys in schools like Trinity. These stories provoke a range of responses in me. Often there is revulsion at the abhorrence of some of the behaviour and attitudes that are described. Often I am despondent [...]

From the Head Master

It is not uncommon, in discussions with parents, to hear them say about their son ‘I just want him to be happy.’ As a parent myself, I understand the sentiment and I certainly don’t want to suggest that being happy is a bad thing. However, I am not sure that focussing on ‘happiness’ is the [...]

From the Head Master

Last Saturday night, around four hundred and fifty members of the extended Trinity community came together at Doltone House in Walsh Bay to celebrate at the Trinity Ball. It was a wonderful night, organised by the Parents and Friends Association and our Community Engagement team. An outstanding venue, great food and drink, music by the [...]

From the Head Master

It has been an eventful week in the life of the School, particularly for those staff and students on the Summer Hill campus. Monday was the first day, in the memory of our longest-serving staff, on which students were sent home en masse unexpectedly. The issue that we encountered was an electrical short in Hansen [...]

From the Head Master

How do young people transition from adolescence to adulthood? What are the markers that indicate that they have done so? Is there an age when they should have transitioned? These are ongoing questions for me both personally and professionally, being both a father and the leader of a School that tries to prepare boys to [...]

From the Head Master

I would like to take this opportunity to invite all members of the extended Trinity Grammar School community to join us for the Trinity Ball on Saturday August 20. It will be a wonderful occasion. Not just because of the opportunity to gather and party with friends old and new. Not just because of the [...]

From the Head Master

Trinity Grammar School is explicit in identifying that the end goal of our educational efforts is the formation of character. This is not a new emphasis for our School, nor is it one that is unique to our School. Educators going back to Aristotle and Moses have understood the importance of the formative years of [...]

From the Head Master

I am delighted to welcome the community back to School for Term 3. Although many of us may have experienced disrupted plans because of the recent weather, I trust that everyone is refreshed and looking forward to the second semester. There has been a lot of commentary in the mainstream media recently about the challenges [...]

From the Head Master

At this morning’s quad assembly, I announced the appointment of the 2023 School Officers. There are thirty-two School Officers at Trinity: a School Captain; three School vice-Captains; sixteen House Captains; and twelve Prefects. These young men have a formal responsibility of leading our School students during the course of their final year at the School. [...]

Cross Country Report | Meet 6 – Newington

Last Saturday’s weekly Cross Country invitational was the first relay event of the season, a variation in format which always brings with it additional excitement and energy. Trinity, despite many absences due to sickness, injury and other reasons, managed to field eleven student teams and one staff team. Ours is a team as well as [...]

From the Head Master

During the course of this week there has been some discussion in the media comparing the academic results of boys and girls. In particular, there were two stories in the Sydney Morning Herald that caught my eye. The first one had to do with different performances of girls and boys across the State in rankings [...]

From the Head Master

Recently I read Into the Rip, which is subtitled “How the Australian way of risk made my family stronger, happier … and less American”. It is written by Damien Cave, an American journalist who relocated to Sydney with his family in early 2017, who reflects on their experience of changing cultures. Settling in Bronte and [...]

2022 NSW All Schools Swimming Championships – SOPAC (Friday 3rd June 2022)

The NSW All Schools Swimming Championships was first held 32 years ago, in 1990, with the idea of bringing together the very best swimmers from the three NSW School Sporting Associations to compete for either the Combined High Schools (CHS), Combined Catholic Colleges (CCC) or Combined Independent Schools (CIS) team. Trinity Grammar School had a [...]

News from the Field Studies Centre

The boys on Field Studies Programme 2 have headed out on a range of adventurous activities during the most recent cycle of the Outdoor Education Programme. The boys continue to step into the challenges that they are presented with and work together in their pastoral groups, to support one another. The cooler and blustery conditions [...]

Careers: Futures Fair 22

The Careers Programme at Trinity As one of the final events of the Futures Fair this year, the Careers Programme was presented at the P&F meeting earlier this week. The definition of a 21st century career as a “series of developmental experiences, each offering a person the opportunity to acquire new skills, perspectives, and judgment” [...]

From Midford Uniform Shop | Call For Green Blazers

Senior students requiring lines embroidery are asked to submit their blazers to the Uniform Shop before 3pm Thursday, 23 June 2022. Due to COVID-19 Health and Safety requirements, coats must be dry-cleaned with a current receipt attached to garment as proof of dry cleaning. Blazers will be available for pick up prior to commencement of [...]

Basketball | NSWCIS & 16 Metro Selection

“Trinity boys selected in NSWCIS and NSW Metro U/16 Team.” On the back of a strong showing for Trinity and CAS Firsts this season, Jesse Edwards (10WH) was selected in the NSWCIS Team. On Monday the CIS team headed to Hills Basketball Stadium to play in the NSW All Schools Championship against CHS (Public Schools) [...]

Cross Country Report | Meet 6 – Newington

It was a busy week for many of our runners! Quite apart from the House Track and Field carnival, there are two significant inter-school events to report on: the sixth invitational carnival at Sydney Park hosted by Newington on Saturday, and the Combined Independent Schools Cross Country Championships on Wednesday.   Sydney Park Invitational Despite [...]

From the Head Master

Over the last couple of weeks, and particularly the last twenty-four hours, I have been both humbled and delighted to see the extended School community’s enthusiasm for the new Scholarship Trust. In our preparations for our inaugural Giving Day, I was encouraged by the generosity of the donors who committed funds to the matching pool. [...]

News from the Field Studies Centre

The boys on Field Studies Programme 2 had the opportunity to spend a lovely day with their families on Sunday. Big smiles and warm embraces abounded on the day, as the boys welcomed their families to the Woollamia Campus and showed them around the impressive facilities. The FSP leaders shared some insights into the last [...]

Cross Country Report | Meet 5 – Barker

NOTE: Below this week’s report is a list of those students who have earned selection to the CAS Cross Country team for 2022, in all a remarkable 29 Trinity runners. Scroll to the bottom to view the list. The theme of this year’s Cross Country season appears to be “proper cross country”. Almost every course [...]

Academic Study Support for Years 7, 8 and 9

The Library Seminar space has been set aside every Monday to Thursday afternoon after school from 3.45pm until 5pm to provide study support for students in Years 7, 8 and 9. Academic teaching staff are available to assist students with accessing and understanding homework and Assessment tasks that they may find challenging, as well as [...]

TGSACU – CAS Drill Competition

On Wednesday this week, a 27 member Drill Competition team represented our Cadet Unit at the 2022 CAS Drill Competition. TGSACU hosted the competition this year, which was held at Knox Grammar School (due to space considerations at Trinity). Our Team, having the challenge of limited time together to practice and rehearse the set drill [...]

From the Head Master

Our School’s inaugural Giving Day is approaching rapidly. I imagine that most members of the extended TGS community will have encountered information and communication about this event, which is taking place next week. The impetus for this Giving Day has come from a number of convictions. The first is our belief that a Trinity Grammar [...]

Rugby vs St. Gregory’s

Trial against St. Gregory’s Our previous two season have been heavily impacted by sickness and this year we have been hampered by excessive rainfall. So, it seems somewhat appropriate that they combined forces on the weekend to continue causing disruption to the season. The high levels of student illness, along with the closure of grounds [...]

Careers: Futures Fair 22

Futures Fair 22 As we have been unable to host a Careers Expo in the last two years, we have created a series of careers-related events for students in Years 10 to 12 under the banner of a ‘Futures Fair’. We commenced Futures Fair 22 events at the beginning of May and have invited 28 [...]

News from the Field Studies Centre

A significant aspect of the Field Studies Programme is the focus on reflection. Students spend time around the campfire most weeks debriefing their experience and reflecting on the journey they are undertaking. Each student is also issued with a journal which they use to record their experiences. Some of the students' reflections from last weekend’s [...]

Trinity Prayer Group | Summer Hill Campus

Parents and friends continue to pray for our boys and the School. In Term 2, we will once again meet at the Head Master’s Residence to pray for Junior and Senior School. Please join us for a time of encouragement, community-building, thanksgiving and to sincerely bring the needs of the School community before our gracious God. When: Tuesdays [...]

From the Head Master

I suspect that I am not alone in finding the current election campaign uninspiring. For various reasons, our national political landscape does not favour big and bold ideas. While most of us would not want to find ourselves in the hyper-partisan USA, where the political parties and their supporters seem to inhabit different worlds from [...]

Rugby vs St. Pius X College

Trial against St. Pius X The continued rainfall saw several of our fixtures cancelled due to ground closures. However, thanks to the continued stellar effort of the Trinity ground staff, and the considerable administration skills of our Sports Master, we managed to have ten of our teams get down and dirty in the mud over [...]

Arthur Holt Library Books at Breakfast Invitation

We at The Arthur Holt Library are very, very excited – books@breakfast is back! The first event since 2019 is taking place on Tuesday, May 31. In the past we’ve welcomed a huge range of authors – starting back in 2016 with refugee and surgeon Professor Munjed al Muderis, who shared his escape from Saddam’s [...]

Debating News | FED Debating Semi-Final

YEAR 7 FED B report – Newington College v Trinity This debate was nerve wracking. The type of debate that made you stick to your seat. It was the semi-finals; we needed to win this debate to face MLC in the Grand Final. We didn't have a good record either, the one time we had [...]

Football News | Week 4

Football Report Week 4, Term II, 2022 On Saturday 14 May, Trinity hosted Knox Grammar in the Opens, Year 10, and Year 7 age groups whilst Year 8-9 traveled to Curagal Oval for CAS Round 3. Below are announcements on CAS selections and reports from the 1st XI, 2nd XI and Year 8 games.   [...]

News from the Field Studies Centre

A discipline can be defined as something that is both good for us and for others. Waking at 6:30am in readiness for the morning fitness sessions takes discipline; getting up and moving helps to motivate the other boys in the dorm to do the same. The members of the School water polo team who are [...]

Trinity Prayer Group | Summer Hill Campus

Parents and friends continue to pray for our boys and the School. In Term 2, we will once again meet at the Head Master’s Residence to pray for Junior and Senior School. Please join us for a time of encouragement, community-building, thanksgiving and to sincerely bring the needs of the School community before our gracious God. When: Tuesdays [...]

Tennis Round 3 vs Knox

As is often the case, last weekend's fixture against Knox proved to be a difficult encounter due to their depth of ability and competitiveness. Despite this, all Trinity teams played to the best of their ability and did not yield voluntarily. The 1st IV was competitive and could have won this fixture, but their Achilles [...]

Cross Country Report | Meet 3 – Kings

Beneath the crystal-blue skies that heralded a great weekend for sport, King's was hiding a dirty secret. Really dirty: enough squelchy mud to keep a pig happy for a lifetime. Our before and after photos tell the story; the green and white was quickly transformed into the spotted green and brown (no invidious racial undertone [...]

Delmar Gallery Biomaterials Discussion Invitation

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Preparation for Ceremonial Parade

After being restricted to classrooms last week due to bad weather, it was good to have the whole Unit on No 1 Oval this week, practising for Ceremonial Parade. We started with a review of basic drill, instructed by MAJ(AAC) Evans (visiting our Unit to assist with drill and parade preparation). Working in Companies, new [...]

Chaplaincy | Fuel Camp for Years 7 – 12

Trinity / Meriden ‘FUEL Camp’ 2022 The June long weekend (June 10-12) is fast approaching. For many this will be a time for a break from the 5-day school and work week with perhaps a getaway and time with family. But every year at Trinity it also sees the annual Trinity/Meriden FUEL Camp take place. [...]

From the Head Master

One aspect of growing to adulthood is the development of the capacity for self-regulation. If we are to be more than puppets on a string, we need to learn how to control our responses to the circumstances, experiences and interactions that we encounter from day to day. Volatility is not a character strength and the [...]

Academic Focus

Student-centred learning and the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data on School Students with Disability (NCCD) Trinity’s student-centred approach to learning prioritises the individual growth a student makes rather than comparative judgements amongst a cohort. One of the most significant expressions of this philosophy is Trinity’s commitment to providing all students, including those with diverse learning [...]

From the Deputy Head Master – Summer Hill

Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but he who hates correction is foolish. Proverbs 12:1 The focus of this term’s Life Skills programme is growth, and your sons have heard about the importance and value of having a growth mindset, and that determination, stamina, and perseverance are high-value personal attributes. At Trinity, we hold tightly the [...]

Rugby vs Oakhill College

Trial against Oakhill College This weekend saw the men in green and white head out to Castle Hill to take on Oakhill College. It was certainly a tough day, as we saw victory in only four of the 15 fixtures. However it must be noted there was an immense improvement across the board from the [...]

Arthur Holt Library Books at Breakfast Invitation

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News from The Arthur Holt Library

This week in The Arthur Holt Library, we introduced our Year 7s to the full scope of the work that we do (and the services that we provide). The boys have all completed our Wide Reading Programme, so they know how to navigate the collection and borrow books. They also visited us as part of [...]

Football News | Week 3

Football Report Week 3, Term II, 2022 With some dry weather last week, the majority of Football was able to take place last Saturday against St Aloysius' College in CAS Round 2. Opens (except 1st/2nd/3rd XI), Year 10 and Year 7 were at home whilst Year 8 and 9 traveled across the Sydney Harbour for [...]

News from the Field Studies Centre

The term-long Field Studies Programme is a powerful experience for the boys who undertake it. The structured programme of academic, outdoor and social-emotional learning challenges the students to grow, while ensuring that the necessary supports are in place where they are needed. At Trinity we believe that the Field Studies Programme forms a keystone experience [...]

Trinity Prayer Group | Summer Hill Campus

Parents and friends continue to pray for our boys and the School. In Term 2, we will once again meet at the Head Master’s Residence to pray for Junior and Senior School. Please join us for a time of encouragement, community-building, thanksgiving and to sincerely bring the needs of the School community before our gracious God. When: Tuesdays [...]

Trinity AFL

CAS Round 2 | Friday, 6 and Saturday, 7 May 2022 The Trinity AFL teams were spread far and wide for the second round of the CAS season. A unique opportunity to play a night game under lights at home presented itself to the Opens AFL, while Saturday saw fixtures against both Cranbrook and Redlands [...]

Debating News | ISDA Octos 1 and FED Quarter-Final

YEAR 7 ISDA report – Trinity v St. Joseph’s College It was Octos 1, we were finally in the knockout series of the ISDA season. We have practically always walked in with a mindset that, even if we lost, we at least knew what we needed to do better for the next debate. However now, [...]

Tennis Round 2 vs St Aloysius’ College

Round 2 of the Winter competition was contested last weekend against St Aloysius'. It was in fact great to get on court and compete after the disappointment of the previous week. Our students were competitive across the board and won the lion's share of matches on the day. Winning teams included 6ths, 10B, 9A, 8ABD [...]

Trinity Prayer Group | Prayer Evening May 18 2022

Wednesday, 18 May 2022  | 8pm to 9.30pm You are warmly invited to the Parents and Supporters’ Prayer Meeting at the Head Master’s Residence. Come and join in an evening where we pray for the many needs of our School community and hear something of the Christian Ministry within our School. Supper is provided. Please note that numbers will be limited. [...]

Delmar Gallery Exhibition

Delmar Gallery's new exhibition, 'Biomateriality', opens this Saturday at 3pm. Join us for the opening celebration from 3 to 5pm. Preview the exhibition, listen to talks by three of the exhibiting designers, and enjoy some light refreshments. 'Biomateriality' brings together researchers, designers and artists who are pioneering biomaterials in Australia, embracing principles of regenerative design [...]

Cross Country Report | Meet 2 – Sydney High

The contrast to last week’s weather and geography could not be greater: green not brown, sand not mud, sun not rain, flat not hilly! Even our coaches could not but enjoy such beautiful running weather, turning up for the local Centennial Park Parkrun at 7am. (Of note in this “pre-show” event was Patrick Cantlon, last [...]

Academic Focus

PLANNING WELL AND NAPLAN 2022 This week on the morning Quad Assembly, Year 12 student Rory Briscoe addressed the school about the value of planning thoroughly and seeking feedback on your planning. His speech was a witty and entertaining start to the day – but he also made a series of important points. Rory explained [...]

From the Head Master

As the Federal election campaign period trundles towards its conclusion, I must admit to a slight sense of relief that school education has not been a prominent issue. While I am (unsurprisingly) convinced that education must be a high priority for our nation’s leaders and our society as a whole, experience suggests that campaigns are […]

From the Deputy Head Master – Summer Hill

It’s a long way to the top if you want to rock’n’roll. This morning at Quad Assembly we enjoyed a wonderful promotional performance of the upcoming production of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s, School of Rock.  A Guardian review of the musical makes the unsurprising (for those of us who have seen the 2003 film) observation that [...]

News from The Arthur Holt Library

The start of a new term is always a great time to ask for book recommendations, since most of the library team have found some extra time to spend working through the new release pile. It also seems like the perfect time to remind the parent community that they are just as welcome to borrow [...]

Football News | Week 2

Football Report Week 2, Term II, 2022 Last Saturday all Football was cancelled except for those games which were played at Bressington Oval. Below are the reports from the Year 9 games at Bressington.   9A Vs Barker The 9As started off CAS Round 1 in fantastic style, scoring two of their four goals in [...]

Careers: Preparing for Post-School Pathways

Information about the full details of our Futures Fair 2022 - Trinity Grammar School events, taking place over the next few weeks, was sent to Parents and Students in Years 10 to 12 this week. We launched Futures Fair 22 last Friday with a presentation for Year 12 students about the UTS Bachelor of Accounting Co-op [...]

News from the Field Studies Centre

Independence is an important thing, and on the surface, it might seem like the primary aim of an initiative such as the Field Studies Programme. But I would suggest that interdependence is so much more powerful. Learning that they have supports around them as each boy journeys through the inevitable ups and downs of the [...]

Mother’s Day Dinner success

The Mother’s Day dinner held this week by our community was a wonderful success, raising just under $2500 for the Cancer Council. Thank you to everyone who attended and for our wonderful volunteers and to our auxiliary members who helped organise.

Trinity Prayer Group | Summer Hill Campus

Parents and friends continue to pray for our boys and the School. In Term 2, we will once again meet at The Head Master’s Residence to pray for Junior and Senior School. Please join us for a time of encouragement, community-building, thanksgiving and to sincerely bring the needs of the School community before our gracious God. When: Tuesdays [...]

Trinity Prayer Group | Prayer Evening May 18 2022

Wednesday, 18 May 2022  | 8pm to 9.30pm You are warmly invited to the Parents and Supporters’ Prayer Meeting at the Head Master’s Residence. Come and join in an evening where we pray for the many needs of our School community and hear something of the Christian Ministry within our School. Supper is provided. Please note that numbers will be limited. [...]

Shakespeare Carnival 2022

On Thursday April 28, a series of performances was given in the Experimental Drama Theatre to celebrate the works and legacy of William Shakespeare. This has now become a performance tradition for the Drama Co-curricular students, with the best in each category proceeding to the Regional Final later in May. There were two duologues, two [...]

2022 NSW CIS Swimming Championships – SOPAC

(2nd & 3rd May 2022) Trinity Grammar School had a very strong representation at the NSW CIS Swimming Championships on Monday 2 and Tuesday 3 May at Sydney Olympic Park Aquatic Centre, with a total of 25 students competing in a combination of both individual and relay events across the two days of competition. It [...]

Chaplaincy | The power of a ‘democracy sausage’

The power of a ‘democracy sausage’ I want to introduce to you one of my favourite foods. It’s called the ‘democracy sausage’. A piece of charred, greasy mince, served on a piece of bread, with caramelised onion and barbecue sauce (there are vegetarian versions available too). It may not be the most sophisticated eating, but [...]

Snow Sports News

It is that time of the year when we begin to hear of the potential for snowfalls in the Snowy Mountains. This means that the winter ski and snowboarding season is getting closer. Thank you to all those parents who have contacted me regarding their son’s involvement in the Trinity Snow Sports team. Official registration [...]

Trinity AFL

CAS Round 1 | Saturday, 30th April 2022 With Winter Sport finally back after a long hiatus from 2021, the men of Trinity made the northward journey to Barker, where all teams experienced what it felt like to play Australian Rules Football on Barker’s main No. 1 Oval. With numerous wash-outs in other sporting codes, [...]

Cross County Report | Meet 1 vs Waverley and St Aloysius’ – 30 April 2022

The first event of the Cross Country season brought with it much anticipation and excitement, and rightly so! Neither rain nor mud nor months of unchecked grass growth could dampen the excitement after two curtailed seasons. North Ryde Common looked more like North Ryde Wetlands, which had many parents and coaches commenting – in the [...]

Advance Notice for Compulsory Home Games 2022

Year 8 and School Officers Saturday 14th May 2022 Students in Year 8 and School Officers will be required to attend the Rugby Compulsory Home Game fixture on; Saturday 14th May 2022 - Rugby – Trinity v St Pius. All Year 8 students are required to attend the Rugby starting at 3:15pm. All students attending [...]

Lawrence Campbell Oratory

After a hiatus of entering The Lawrence Campbell Oratory, Trinity returned to the ‘speaking podium’ on Friday 29 April with W. Taplin (11WH) participating in one of the hardest, yet most prestigious, oratory competition in the state, if not in Australia. Held at Sydney Grammar School, thirteen speakers represented either their respective CAS or GPS [...]

Academic Focus

Setting Goals for Academic Engagement This week’s Staff Development Day on Tuesday allowed, for the first time in more than two years, the whole Trinity staff to gather together, and then to meet in different teams throughout the day, to work collaboratively on outstanding teaching and learning for students. It was wonderful to be able [...]

From the Head Master

The first week of Term 2 at Trinity has been the clearest demonstration yet that we are well-advanced through the (long) tail of the pandemic. The usual activities of the School have been able to roll forward with minimal compromises and the mood of the community appears to be upbeat following the Easter break. I [...]

From the Deputy Head Master – Summer Hill

They shall not grow old, as we that are left grow old; Age shall not weary them, not the years condemn. When war broke out in 1914 Australia had been a federated nation for only 13 years, and when Britain declared war in August 1914 Australia was automatically placed on the side of the Commonwealth. [...]

2022 Mother’s Day Dinner

On behalf of the Summer Hill Auxiliary, treat yourself to a great night out at the 2022 Mother's Day Dinner! Come and catch up with your Trinity friends and make some new ones too. All Trinity ladies (Preparatory, Junior and Summer Hill) welcome – mums, aunties, grandmothers and other friends of the School. Last chance [...]

Football News | Week 1

Football Report Week 1, Term II, 2022 This week gone, students have returned from holidays to prepare for CAS Round 1 against Barker College. During the recent April holidays, there were a number of Football games for the 1st XI which included participating in the annual Inner West Tri Series (which Trinity retained) and completing [...]

News from The Arthur Holt Library

Welcome back for Term 2! As always, we’ve hit the ground running here in The Arthur Holt Library. Year 7 are coming in for the last of their Wide Reading lessons, the Premier’s Reading Challenge is in full swing, and it’s time to return any books that you took home to read over the Easter [...]

News from the Field Studies Centre

This week the School launched the second term-long residential Field Studies Programme (FSP) for 2022. The programme provides a platform for the development of essential life skills such as effective communication, resilience, self-confidence, leadership, teamwork, autonomy and initiative. During the Field Studies Programme the young men engage in an innovative outdoor education and academic programme, [...]

Careers: Futures Fair 2022

Futures Fair 22 As we did last year, Trinity is pleased to have scheduled a number of careers events during Term 2 as part of our Futures Fair 22. These events will be held during school time for students in Years 10 – 12 and will provide opportunities for your sons to have conversations with [...]

Trinity Prayer Group | Summer Hill Campus

Parents and friends continue to pray for our boys and the School. In Term 2, we will once again meet at The Head Master’s Residence to pray for Junior and Senior School. Please join us for a time of encouragement, community-building, thanksgiving and to sincerely bring the needs of the School community before our gracious God. When: Tuesdays [...]

2022 Australian Age Swimming Championships

SA Aquatic & Leisure Centre 11-20/04/2022 The annual Australian Age Swimming Championships marks the pinnacle of domestic swimming and Team Trinity travelled to Adelaide with a strong ten schoolboys. The Championships span across seven days including heats and finals where the boys are tested both physically and mentally across the duration of the meet. Trinity [...]

Trinity Prayer Group | Prayer Evening May 18 2022

Wednesday, 18 May 2022  | 8pm to 9.30pm You are warmly invited to the Parents and Supporters’ Prayer Meeting at the Head Master’s Residence. Come and join in an evening where we pray for the many needs of our School community and hear something of the Christian Ministry within our School. Supper is provided. Please note that numbers will be limited. [...]

Y7-12: House and Individual Photos Tuesday May 3rd

Years 7 to 12 will have their Individual and House Photographs taken on Tuesday 3rd May 2022. Students are required to wear full School uniform ensuring their haircut meets the expectations outlined in the Record Book and have their Trinity Student ID card. Photographs can be ordered online through the Melba Studios website. Bradley Wirth [...]

Chaplaincy | Jonah

The power of a great story Like most people, I love a good story. I love reading them, I love hearing them, I love telling them – there’s something about stories that grab us as human beings. Stories add colour, texture, vibrancy to life. Sports are more exciting, more compelling, when you know the stories [...]

Student Absence Notice

The preferred channel to report an absence is via the School app. If your son requires a leave of absence from school, please continue to request leave in advance by writing to the relevant Head of School for permission. To download the Trinity School app, please visit the Google Play store for Android, and the Apple Store for Apple iOS […]

National Junior Track and Field Championships

The National Track and Field Championships were held at Sydney Olympic Park Athletics Centre from 26 March to 3 April 2022. Trinity had 21 students represent across a total of 33 events at the National Championships. In total, Trinity made the medal dais on nine occasions for the Championships, a fantastic achievement from one school. [...]

Water Polo | Australian Water Polo Representative News

Congratulations to H Stewart (11St) and T Rathbone (12Ke) on their recent selection in the Australian Youth Squad. This is an outstanding achievement. Seamus Rodden | Director of Water Polo

TGSACU – ANZAC Day Commemoration Services 2022

The Cadet Unit was in big demand to assist in the community as ANZAC Day commemorations returned to pre -COVID levels. In total the Catafalque Party was installed eight times as our senior cadets responded to the call. Precision drill fascinates the community and our cadets, looking sharp in full ceremonial dress, enhanced the reputation [...]

From the Head Master

I often comment to friends, who work outside of education, about the breadth of activity that constitutes the experience of students in schools like Trinity. My reflection goes both to the range of opportunities that might open up to any individual student, but also the range of activities that take place across the School. As [...]

From the Deputy Head Master – Summer Hill

Holy God, source of all love, on the night of his betrayal Jesus gave his disciples a new commandment, to love one another as he loved them: write this commandment in our hearts, and give us the will to serve others as he was the servant of all, who gave his life and died for [...]

Rugby v St. Patrick’s College 2 April, 2022

Welcome to the 2022 Trinity Rugby Season Player participation has continued its climb, as this year 300 young Trinitarians will don the Green and White each Saturday to represent the school on the rugby field. The teams represented across the age groups are as follows: Opens – We will have four teams, with the possibility [...]

News from The Arthur Holt Library

Earlier this week we were fortunate to hold several Wide Reading lessons on the Quad where the Year 7 students enjoyed reading their favourite books in the sun. Now that term break is upon us we see it as a time to relax, reflect, refresh and read! The Arthur Holt Library has fantastic new titles [...]

Chaplaincy | Easter Mission

A celebration and a reminder | Easter Mission 2022 What a relief that it’s nearly Easter. With so much of our lives dominated by work, you don’t have to be a Christian to appreciate the break that comes with Good Friday and Easter Monday. For many of us, the Easter long weekend represents an opportunity to [...]

Football News | Week 10

Black & Green Shield Last Saturday Trinity competed in the annual Black &Green Shield against St Patrick’s College. Unfortunately, games scheduled for grass fields were washed out in advance of Saturday. Three synthetic surfaces (TGS No. 2, SPC No. 2 and Mason Park) were able to host 21 fixtures. Below are match reports from Opens [...]

Careers

Year 12 students – University application process Year 12 parents and students will soon be receiving an email with information about starting university applications through the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC). In NSW, our tertiary admissions centre – UAC – opens their portal for students to begin their applications in April. There is no need to [...]

2022 Mother’s Day Dinner

On behalf of the Summer Hill Auxiliary, treat yourself to a great night out at the 2022 Mothers’ Day Dinner! Come and catch up with your Trinity friends and make some new ones too. All Trinity ladies (Preparatory, Junior and Summer Hill) welcome – mums, aunties, grandmothers and other friends of the School. Date: Thursday, [...]

Delmar Gallery Exhibition

Delmar Gallery will be open during the school holidays. Currently on view is a stunning exhibition of geometric abstract art, entitled "Colour is a kind of bliss". Visit the exhibition from Wednesday to Sunday, 12 -5pm. Parents with kids aged 3 - 7 years are also invited to drop in over the ANZAC weekend (Saturday [...]

Debating News | Season Wrap-up

ISDA TEAMS 7 ISDA Report Throughout the season, the boys in the Year 7 ISDA team have been consistently improving, debate after debate. At the onset of the season, the boys seemed enthusiastic and poised for a great season against some of the top debating schools around Sydney. And no doubt they delivered. With a [...]

Colours Awarded | Term 1, 2022

Congratulations to the following students who were awarded Co-curricular Colours: AGNEW, HAMISH (12TA) FULL DEAS GOLD AWARD 2021 BAKER, EDMUND (12DU) HALF MUSIC - ORCHESTRA 2022 BLUM, LUCAS (10AR) LINE DEAS BRONZE AWARD 2022 CHU, JOSHUA (12YO) FULL MUSIC - ORCHESTRA 2022 COLLINS, RICHARD (12MU) FULL DEAS GOLD AWARD 2021 DAVIDSON-MCLEOD, HAMISH (12TA) FULL MUSIC [...]

Oval usage during the Development

As construction commenced on Monday, 4 April, on No. 3 Oval, our oval space for the foreseeable future will be limited. Therefore a significant number of sporting teams will be taken off site for training. Parents will not be required to provide permission for your sons to catch a bus to and from their sports [...]

Annual Field Training (AFT22)

After conducting three visits to the Singleton Military Area to plan for the set up of our AFT this year, it was disappointing to have to consider an alternative due to the unsuitability of the exercise area after very wet weather and localised flooding. Our Schools worked together to find a new location – the [...]

From the Head Master

The frustrations of the extended wet weather this year are being felt at multiple levels in the School. Apart from the reduced opportunity for the boys to be active outdoors during the course of the School day, our programme of co-curricular activities is being hampered. Some sports fixtures are being cancelled as the facilities are [...]

Academic Focus

ACADEMIC GROWTH PART 4 – MAKING GROWTH VISIBLE Over the course of this term, I have attempted to explain the concept of academic growth at Trinity. So …what was the single most important message I wished to communicate?   Undoubtedly, it is the value we place upon, and how we prioritise, each student’s personal academic growth. [...]

From the Deputy Head Master – Summer Hill

Since the foundation of Trinity Grammar School, Chapel services have been an integral part of our community. “What does a chapel mean to a Church School?” This was the rhetorical question that introduced The Chapel Within Trinity Grammar School, a brief account by former Head Master, Mr Wilson Hogg and former School Captain, Old Trinitarians’ [...]

Chaplaincy | Christian Leadership Training: Trinity’s Annual Berea Mission

As I write this, a small section of the Senior School is preparing for the annual Berea Mission, which, by the time this is shared online, will be well underway. ‘Berea’ is a Co-curricular programme for Years 10 to 12 students interested in Christian leadership training. Each year, these students get the opportunity to put [...]

Football News | Week 9

Welcome Welcome to the 2022 winter season of the world game. At recess and lunch, TGS No. 2 is a sea of students playing Football and or shooting at goal and it is great to see 527 students sign up for Football in Year 7-12.   Winter Football Trials Year 7-12 Football students have participated [...]

News from The Arthur Holt Library

If you didn’t already know, The Arthur Holt Library runs a weekly co-curricular for boys who love to read, called Arthur’s Readers. Less a conventional book club, and more an opportunity to talk about books, the group meets every Monday lunchtime in the library. While most book clubs are quiet, sedate affairs, Arthur’s Readers prides [...]

Debating News | Round 6

YEAR 7 ISDA DEBATING REPORT It was one of the most crucial debates of the season; if Trinity was able to have four greens in the results table, it would mean that we had a near 100% of making it into knockouts. Before the debate it seemed like a nervous cloud was pouring nervous rain [...]

News from the Field Studies Centre

“Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.” James 1:12 NIV At the time of writing, the boys on Field Studies Programme 1 have completed half of the pinnacle six-day expedition that [...]

Trinity Prayer Group | Summer Hill Campus

Parents and friends continue to pray for our boys and the School. In Term 1, we will once again meet at the Head Master’s Residence to pray for the Junior and Senior School. Please join us for a time of encouragement, community-building, thanksgiving, and to sincerely bring the needs of the School community before our [...]

From the Uniform Shop | Call For Green Blazers

Senior students requiring lines embroidery are asked to submit their blazers to the Uniform Shop before 3pm Monday, 4 April 2022 Due to COVID-19 Health and Safety requirements, coats must be dry-cleaned with a current receipt attached to garment as proof of dry cleaning. Blazers will be available for pick up prior to commencement of [...]

2022 Mother’s Day Dinner

On behalf of the Summer Hill Auxiliary, treat yourself to a great night out at the 2022 Mothers’ Day Dinner! Come and catch up with your Trinity friends and make some new ones too. All Trinity ladies (Preparatory, Junior and Summer Hill) welcome – mums, aunties, grandmothers and other friends of the School. Date: Thursday, [...]

Student Absence Notice

The preferred channel to report an absence is via the School app. If your son requires a leave of absence from school, please continue to request leave in advance by writing to the relevant Head of School for permission. To download the Trinity School app, please visit the Google Play store for Android, and the Apple Store for Apple iOS […]