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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Battle Of Bands hits new heights

The Battle Of The Bands set new benchmarks in musical achievement, with winner Jonathan Bassily’s (12Yo) original composition doubling as his IB submission. “Just when you think a Battle of the Bands can't get any better, it does,” enthused Director of Co-Curricular Music Michael McGregor. “This year's event was next level in power, passion, and [...]

Good practice 

Tips on making music sweet at home  How hard should music students be pushed to practise? Are you pushing too hard? Or not hard enough?  With some 600 Trinity students engaged in learning musical instruments, and 470 playing in ensembles, these are among the School’s most frequently asked questions as both parents and students seek [...]

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 [...]

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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Trinity talent on display

Trinity Students often get the privilege of exploring the works of renowned artists in the Delmar Gallery but for Year 12 Visual Arts students, there’s an exciting opportunity to see their own work on the walls. The Year 12 Visual Arts Exhibition, held in August 2023, incorporated work from both the HSC and IB credentials, [...]

Good practice 

Tips on making music sweet at home  How hard should music students be pushed to practise? Are you pushing too hard? Or not hard enough?  With some 600 Trinity students engaged in learning musical instruments, and 470 playing in ensembles, these are among the School’s most frequently asked questions as both parents and students seek [...]

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 [...]

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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Sport celebrates Indigenous Round

Trinity sports teams turned out in specially-designed Indigenous Round outfits to help mark Reconciliation Week. The jerseys were presented on quad to all first team rugby, AFL, tennis, and volleyball players by former School rugby captain and current Randwick first grader Ky Willoughby (2020). They featured patterns including waves, representing the hills of the inner [...]

Weekend Sports Roundup – The right way to win – and lose

Clean sweeps in tennis and volleyball, and more fencing gold, highlighted weekend sport but many of the plaudits went to a team that lost. The spirit and sportsmanship on show when the football seconds lost 0-1 to Waverley moved Acting Headmaster Brad Barr to remark that graciousness in both defeat and victory was the hallmark [...]

Weekend Sports Roundup | Fencing gold

Thomas Deller (11Ho) has won two gold medals at the NSW School Fencing Championships. He took out both the U16 Foil and the U16 Epee events, while Ronnie Mao (7La) added a bronze medal in the U14 Epee. Weekend team sports were dominated by volleyball, tennis, and football. The volleyballers won nine out of 10 [...]

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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Trinity Community Service | Term 1 2024

As Term 1 draws to a close, many students have had the opportunity to take part in volunteering, learning and getting involved in the community. Student service is always full of opportunities, challenges and fantastic interactions.  Berea Mission Trinity’s Berea group is focused on developing Christian leadership skills in students and Berea mission sends them [...]

Trinity welcomes CAS Cadet Units for annual conference

In early February, Trinity played host to the CAS Cadet Leadership Conference for 2024. Taking place annually, the event is a combined effort by the Cadet Units of the CAS and their partnered schools, providing an invaluable opportunity for members of each Unit’s Cadet Executive, as well as staff, to discuss matters regarding their Units. [...]

Knowing the drill

Breakthrough win for cadets Trinity cadets have won the CAS drill competition for the first time in its 21-year history. The breakthrough for the School’s Cadet Unit came at St Catherine’s College in Waverley, where the 21 members of the drill squad came out top in an event known for its meticulous and exacting standards. [...]

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

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Trinity Community Service | Term 1 2024

As Term 1 draws to a close, many students have had the opportunity to take part in volunteering, learning and getting involved in the community. Student service is always full of opportunities, challenges and fantastic interactions.  Berea Mission Trinity’s Berea group is focused on developing Christian leadership skills in students and Berea mission sends them [...]

Trinity on Tour – Travels over the Summer break

When classes finished up at the end of 2023, it was just the beginning for some of our Co-curricular and interest groups as they headed off on tours before the flurry of Christmas.  Whether travelling near or far, students were able to have unforgettable experiences, hands-on fun and create memories that not only last a [...]

Out and about with Berea Mission 2023

A staple in the School’s calendar, Berea Mission sees students from Trinity spread across Sydney to put their leadership skills to the test and share God’s Word with students from other schools.  As ever, this year’s Bereans found the experience eye-opening, challenging and rewarding. Don’t take our word for it, hear from the students themselves!  [...]

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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Making a difference, together

At Trinity, there is a Co-curricular pursuit to appeal to every student. The Community Service Co-curricular, spearheaded by Senior School Teacher Ms Rosey Stewart, was made available to students in 2019 and it’s easy to see the impact their efforts have made in the time since.   Community service has long been a part of Trinity [...]

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