Middle and Senior School

Middle and Senior School

Participation in Trinity’s Co-curricular programme is compulsory throughout the middle and senior years. From Year 7, students participate in the extensive programme through compulsory programmes as well as other activities they find interesting. The compulsory programmes for each year group are as follows:

  • Year 7 – Peer Support Induction Programme.
  • Year 8 – Either an auditioned Music group or the School’s Cadet Unit.
  • Year 9 – one of the following: auditioned Music group, Cadet Unit, community Service, Debating, Duke of Edinburgh Bronze programme, Drama Production, or Chess.
  • Year 11 – Peer Support training to develop vital leadership, decision-making and communication skills.

From Year 10, students undertake at least one ‘secondary’ Co-curricular activity in addition to any compulsory activities.

Music

Trinity offers a rich and varied music programme.  Music allows students to practice at their skill, share their skill with others through concerts and performances, and learn discipline along the way.

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The day time stood still for one proud Trinitarian

Old brigade joins new for marching band’s 70th anniversary. Greg Allardice wound the clock back more than half a century, and for a moment time stood still. Drumsticks in hand, the spry 72-year-old was back on the quad where he first performed with the Trinity marching band in Junior School. This time he was playing [...]

Music News | Junior School

Assembly Performance Congratulations to the following boys who performed at assembly this week. Primary: Aiden G, Arjun G Infants: Jimmy Z, Reuben D AMEB Results Congratulations to the following students who recently achieved outstanding results in their AMEB examination: Aaron T (Y4) Grade 1 Violin, William B (Y2) Grade 1 Violin, Allan S (Y5) Grade [...]

Music News | Junior School

Assembly Performance Congratulations to the following boys who performed at assembly this week. Primary: Ethan J Infants: Asher B and Leonardo B AMEB Results Congratulations to the following students who recently achieved outstanding results in their AMEB examination: Christopher X (Y4) High Distinction in Grade 3 Cello, Aiden T (Y5) Distinction Grade 3 Violin. New [...]

Creative Arts

At Trinity Grammar School, there are varied opportunities for students to stretch their creative muscles. Whether it be through auditioned groups like the Musical / Drama group or through meeting each week to hone their photography skills, students are encouraged to dive into the Arts and explore their creativity alongside their peers.

Drama

Drama Club | Years 8 to 12

Media Production

Visual Art

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Writing is who I am

“Don’t become a writer; be a writer”: author tells Trinity boys Writing was the key moment in award-winning author Craig Silvey’s voyage of self-discovery; it helped him find out who he was at the age of 14. When he visited Trinity to talk about the joys and hardships of his craft, he revealed the catalyst [...]

From decimals to dance

Many people think that there’s a dividing line between those who are creatively-minded and those who are logical thinkers – the right-brained and the left-brained – and those lines are very rarely crossed. At Trinity, many staff are consistently moving between the two and showing students that life doesn’t need to be lived in rigid boxes. Ms [...]

Delmar gallery Exhibition walkthrough

Sports

Inspiring co-operation and mutual respect, competitiveness is encouraged for the sake of students giving their best, rather than for the sake of winning. From Year 7, all students are required to participate in a Summer and a Winter sport which involves mid-week training and a Saturday commitment of inter-school competitions, under the authority of the Combined Associated Schools (CAS).

Coaching is provided by members of staff, external coaches, and specialist personnel. Testimony to the value of these programmes is the School’s history of success across all sports.

Basketball | Years 7 – 12

Basketball at Trinity has become one of the sports with the highest participation in the School. Over the three campuses there are 60 teams playing basketball! Development Tours to the US occur every three years and Trinity has been fortunate to see numerous players go on to be selected in elite teams.

Cricket | Years 7 – 12

Cricket at Trinity is open to all students of all levels of ability. The team sport helps to build an appreciation of the need to perform at one’s best for the benefit of the team and it helps students to develop confidence in team situations, building solid friendships along the way. Trinity boasts 18 cricket teams in the Senior School. Students have the opportunity to tour internationally once every two years.

Diving

Fencing | Years 11 & 12

Of the three Fencing codes, Trinity students learn to fence with the foil: a short blade descended from the smallsword of the 17th and 18th centuries. Unlike other solo competitions, Fencing places less emphasis on endurance and the ability to move quickly for long periods. Instead, foil fencing is akin to chess, where the competition is determined by preparation during the bout and in reading one’s opponent rather than in the execution of an attack.

Golf | Years 10 – 12

This Co-curricular activity provides an opportunity for students who are already involved in the sport to further develop their skills and understanding of the game. It is open to those who have an AGU Handicap or are part of a Cadet Programme through their local Gold Club. There is also an Interschools Golf Series Competition that students participate in.

Lawn Bowls | Years 11 & 12

Raw Sports | Years 11 & 12

School Swimming | Years 7 – 12

Summer Swimming Squad | Years 9 – 12

Table Tennis | Year 12

Tennis | Years 7 – 12

Tennis is enjoyed in both the summer and winter sporting seasons. Trinity has 4 representative teams in each age group, composed of the top 16 players in each cohort. Places in the representative teams are ability-based and selections are by preseason trial results and progress during any particular season.

Touch Football | Years 8 – 12

Track and Field (Summer) | Years 7 – 12

Whether it’s as a member of Trinity’s CAS Squad or the School’s own registered ‘Athletics Club’, there are a range of opportunities for each student to develop their athletic potential in their chosen discipline. Many of Trinity’s coaches have coached athletes to World Championships.

Volleyball | Years 9 – 12

Trinity is the most successful school in CAS Volleyball history since it began in 1989 and is enjoyed by students in both summer and winter.

Waterpolo | Years 7 – 12

Rugby | Years 7 – 12

Since it began at Trinity in 1916, Rugby has enjoyed degrees of success with CAS Championship wins and a number of players continuing on to represent State and National teams.

Football | Years 7 – 12

Under the direction of MIC and Director of Football Coaching, Luke Gray, students can experience football from Years K — 12. Trinity provides an all year ‘round Specialist Programme for students in Years 3 — 12, complementing their Trinity and elite club commitments. Overseas tours occur every two years.

Cross Country | Years 7 – 12

Since 1985, Trinity has had enormous Cross Country success, becoming the most successful School at the CAS Cross Country Championships. 2014, in particular, was an illustrious year as the Trinity Cross Country team won nearly every piece of silverware on offer as they cominated at the event.

AFL | Years 7 – 12

AFL has been played at Trinity since 2003, with the School’s involvement in the AFL Spring Challenge. The School’s long-standing involvement in this competition led to its prominent role in the Independent School’s Cup which began in 2013.

School Swimming | Years 9 – 12

Snow Sports

Tennis | Years 7 – 12

Tennis is enjoyed in both the summer and winter sporting seasons. Trinity has 4 representative teams in each age group, composed of the top 16 players in each cohort. Places in the representative teams are ability-based and selections are by preseason trial results and progress during any particular season.

Volleyball | Years 9 – 12

Trinity is the most successful school in CAS Volleyball history since it began in 1989 and is enjoyed by students in both summer and winter.

Fencing | Years 11 & 12

Lawn Bowls | Year 11 & 12

Table Tennis | Year 12

RAW Sports | Year 11 & 12

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“Team first” attitude makes team first – again

Trinity’s run as the number one CAS track and field school now extends from 2016 and counting after another top-of-the-table performance in which Summer Hill students broke four CAS records. But it wasn’t just mighty individual achievement that won the day. Leaders cited a “team first mentality” and countless stories of sacrifice as key factors [...]

Cricket News

On Friday 18 and Saturday 19 November we competed against Waverley College and Knox Grammar School. The 9A, 10A, 2nd XI and 1st XI competed against Waverley in 2-day fixtures, while the remaining teams matched up against Knox. The 9B are to be congratulated on registering their first victory of the season; their resilience has [...]

Basketball | CAS Round 5 versus Knox

“The Firsts get back to playing tough ball, just getting pipped by CAS leaders.” 1st V Trinity’s grit and relentless in-your-face defence was back as the Firsts almost pulled off an upset at Knox in a hard fought 15-point loss that was in the balance with only three minutes remaining in the final quarter. The [...]

Cadets

The Cadet Unit is an Adventure Training and Leadership activity. During Cadets, students will learn to lead and take responsibility for each other and learn to follow and respond to the leadership of students. The activity offers a wide variety of training to care for many interests that include signals, survival and first aid courses, navigation, and officer training. In a partnership with Meriden School, students from both schools work together, cooperating and collaborating towards shared goals, as is the situation in after school life. The School utilises a relationship with the Australian Army to access a variety of different military training areas for its field phases activities.

In Senior years, students can take courses in Leadership Training to prepare for various positions of responsibility within the Unit. Specialist platoons cater to those boys who wish to continue to serve the Unit in a non-leadership capacity but remain within the activity.

If you would like to know more about Trinity’s Cadet Unit, or have questions regarding your son’s involvement, please get in touch with Ms Susan Draysey.

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The day time stood still for one proud Trinitarian

Old brigade joins new for marching band’s 70th anniversary. Greg Allardice wound the clock back more than half a century, and for a moment time stood still. Drumsticks in hand, the spry 72-year-old was back on the quad where he first performed with the Trinity marching band in Junior School. This time he was playing [...]

TGSACU News: Marching and Packing for Bivouac

TGSACU – Marching and Packing for Bivouac With the sun shining after a dramatic hailstorm on Wednesday afternoon, the Cadet Unit converged on No. 1 Oval for our weekly parade, clearly focussed on two things – drill and preparation for our upcoming Recruit Bivouac. Following the established training programme, Alpha and Bravo Companies kept warm [...]

In praise of perseverance

Remembrance Day oration underscores the example of Jesus The value of perseverance has been highlighted at the annual Remembrance Day service in Trinity's War Memorial Chapel. Dr Julie Greenhalgh, delivering the main address, said that when she took over as Principal at sister school Meriden, she asked the outgoing Principal what she would need to [...]

Clubs and Associations

Archaeological Society

Berea

Cartesian Society

Charity and Community group

Chess Club

Cuberider

Debating Society

Mock Trial

Major Productions

Ecological Awareness Group

English as an Additional Language / Dialect (EAL / D)

Fishing Club

Mathematics Club

Peer Support

Raw Challenge

Technology and Design Club

Theatre Sports

Trinity Science Investigators

This Book Changed my Life

Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme

The Duke of Edinburgh Award empowers young Australians aged 14 — 24 to explore their full potential through Physical Recreation, Skills, Voluntary Service, Adventurous Journeys, and, at the Gold Level, a Gold Residential Project. The Award recognises goal setting and self-improvement through persistence and achievement.

Close to 15,000 young people participate in the three levels of the Duke of Edinburgh Award each year in New South Wales. Trinity Grammar School students are among this number. The Award celebrates the wonderful energy of Australians in their pursuits of service to their communities, personal development of skills and interests, investment in their physical health and the challenge of new experiences beyond their circles.

To find out more about the Duke of Edinburgh Award at Trinity, please get in touch with

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Duke of Ed awards on offer at Woollamia

Year 9 students get new opportunity in 2022 Students have been offered a bonus as part of their Programme to Trinity’s Field Studies Centre at Woollamia – the chance to complete the bulk of a Duke of Edinburgh (DOE) award on site. The south coast sojourn presents an ideal chance to undertake the two “adventurous […]

Duke of Ed NZ Hike