Technology and Innovation

Technology and innovation at Trinity

eSafety & Digital Citizenship - BYOD - Your TGS Account - ICT Help and Support

The learning environment is more dynamic than ever.

Trinity recognises the evolving needs of modern digital learners, remodelling classrooms in response and continually exploring why students need technology in the classroom environment and how it can impact engagement:

Our geography teachers take boys on virtual site visits of wetlands. An English teacher can tour students through Shakespeare’s Globe as part of reading Othello. Technology allows educators to remove the physical barriers of the classroom, offering students a way to connect the curriculum with the real world.

To thrive in the 21st-century workplace, students need to have more than a working knowledge of certain technological tools (electronic calendars, web pages, videoconferencing, electronic whiteboards, etc.). By integrating these technologies into the regular curriculum, Trinity is helping ensure students are prepared for the modern office.
Many technological platforms promote collaboration. For example, Teams provides a way for students to hold virtual meetings with classmates from anywhere. With Google Drive and Office360, Trinity boys can easily share and edit projects with each other.
With technology, Trinity’s educators address diversity in learning styles. Via engagement networks, teachers can identify which teaching styles work best based on real-time feedback.
Technology makes it easier for students to find information quickly and accurately. As well as personal tutors, students can also get one-on-one help through educational videos – anytime and anywhere – and open online courses.
Most students are already digital citizens. However, by incorporating technology into the classroom, students can begin to learn how to be responsible in the digital world. The class becomes a microcosm of the broader digital landscape where students can practice how to communicate, search, and engage with other digital citizens.

Outside the classroom, students use technology in all aspects of their lives. Teaching methods such as game-based learning leverage their digital nativity.

The eLearning department at Trinity Grammar School helps staff and students from Pre-K to Year 12 harness innovative technologies that enhance teaching and learning.

Trinity’s ICT department provides and supports the core services used by staff and students across our campuses, and partners with campus teams to provide support for their own educational technologies.

eSafety and Digital Citizenship

Trinity students learn to become responsible digital citizens and are taught to display high levels of awareness when interacting with technology. Resources are available for parents and students, and all families are expected to sign a Trinity ICT Agreement.

iPad Programme for our Junior students

Students from Kindergarten participate in Trinity’s iPad Programme. Students are supplied an iPad, rugged keyboard case and a stylus pen. The iPads are used in and out of the classroom as part of a blended learning model that offers students the opportunity to benefit from an array of delivery methods, both face to face and online. The School aims for a consistent platform to support the education of students in these year levels and requires each student to bring their device to school each day.

Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) commences in Year 7

Trinity has a BYOD purchasing portal, offering negotiated discounted education pricing on recommended devices through its preferred partner, CompNow. The devices have been selected to meet our specifications for Years 7-12.

Irrespective of the device used, all students access Canvas, our Learning Management System which offers real-time access to class resources, assignments, discussions, marks, and teacher feedback.

UPDATED information for Apple devices on the CompNow BYOD Portal.

Recently Apple made the decision to no longer allow AppleCare+ on BYOD School Portals.

Our BYOD Portal Partner CompNow have updated their Apple device bundle offering to include instead, a CompNow 4 year on site warranty at Trinity Grammar School.

This warranty does not include coverage for accidental damage, theft or loss.  If you would like this coverage, please consider the CompNow Insurance product offered on the portal or enquire with your home and contents insurer.

Parents who wish to add additional accidental damage coverage with AppleCare+ can request a link from the School after they receive their device and purchase it directly from the Apple Website.

Your TGS Account

Trinity Grammar School students receive an account from when they begin until the day they graduate from school. It provides them with a safe and secure way to access various systems that will assist throughout their studies.

A Trinity network account enables students to:

  • Access the Trinity network internally and externally
  • Connect to the Trinity WiFi network
  • Access all online tools and services including Office 365, Google Workspace for Education, Canvas, our student Learning Management System, and other student-based applications
  • Download Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Cloud
  • Login to TGS devices including Mac and PC labs
  • Access Trinity’s extensive library collection of catalogues, databases, news services and digital content