Middle and Senior School News

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Coeducation 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 [...]

Artexpress selection a jewel in the crown for Trinity student

A jewellery making hobby shared with his mother has helped a Trinity Visual Arts student win a highly coveted place in the NSW Artexpress showcase. Kael Bowditch (12Fo) used jewellery items he fashioned himself, including a ring, earrings, and bracelet, as part of a major HSC project selected for the Artexpress exhibition viewed annually by [...]

Sea shanties, swords, and swashbuckling; Treasure Island thrills at Trinity

When it was announced that Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island would be produced at Trinity, no one expected there to be quite as much interest as there was. Unprecedented students signed up that the production team needed to get creative. “The audition process was quite challenging because we were overwhelmed by the response by the [...]

Field Studies Centre | Family Camp Out

On the Field Studies Program (FSP), a recently-added element of the Family Visiting Weekend sees each boy inviting a family member to join them at the Woollamia campus, to enjoy the experience of camping overnight together.  Starting in 2023, the Family Camp Out is held the night before Family Visiting Day, with each student inviting [...]

Trinity students nominated for HSC Showcases: Shape, Encore, ArtExpress and OnSTAGE

Throughout the year, many Year 12 students can be found working hard on their HSC major projects – exploring innovation, new ways of expressing ideas and challenging themselves to expand their skills.  For eight Trinity students, this hard work has received significant external recognition. Each year, the NSW Education Standards Authority holds exhibitions to showcase the [...]

Academic Care in action

Academic Care is an important part of Trinity’s ecosystem of support for students. The Academic Care team works hard to ensure that Trinity’s Academic Care strategy is carried out effectively.  Andrew Martin’s Motivation and Engagement Wheel underpins much of Trinity’s approach to Academic Care, while three crucial tenets underlie this wheel:  Motivation is not purely [...]

News From the FSP | Final Expeditions

During the Field Studies Programme (FSP) six-day expeditions, the boys on FSP 3 hiked through some ruggedly beautiful parts of Morton National Park, stayed overnight in remote campsites, woke to amazing sunrises, and paddled meandering sections of the Shoalhaven River. The natural environments that they may have been seen as strange, different and perhaps even [...]

News From the Field Studies Centre | Community Service Projects

Throughout the previous few years at the FSC we have had the boys perform many informal Community Service activities such as beach clean ups, bush regeneration, general service projects such as building a chicken coop and vegetable garden, as well as continual rubbish clean ups as we moved through the bush. Service is an integral [...]

News From the Field Studies Centre | Family Visiting Weekend

Family Visiting weekend is a significant milestone that the boys, families and the staff all look forward to during the Field Studies Programme (FSP). On the middle weekend of each term, we provide an opportunity for one significant adult per boy to attend a campout on the Saturday night. The visitor might be a parent, aunty, [...]

Weekend Sports Roundup – Eight new national champions in one week

Eight Trinity students have been crowned national champions across 13 events in four sports. Adding to the bumper week in sport was Director of Swimming Ben Tuxford’s appointment as one of six coaches for the Australian team at next month’s world junior championships in Israel. His Trinity charges combined to win 15 medals, 10 of [...]