At Trinity, what we are aiming for is complex. After all, what we are aiming for cannot be considered independently of what our School parents are aiming for.
Parents are the primary educators of a child. The School is their chosen partner in this endeavour. This is not to suggest that the School’s agenda is dictated by our families, but there is a mutual recognition of the School’s expertise and professionalism, and of the parents’ responsibility.
What we are aiming for also requires reference to the boys concerned. After all, we believe that they have agency in their education. It is not done for them, or to them, but with them. As they grow from early childhood to adulthood, they take on increasing responsibility for their education. That is one reason why Trinity has increasing choice available as the boys get older, either with reference to subject choice and co-curricular participation. By the end of the journey through school, students should themselves have some idea of the goal of their education.
There are multiple goals of a Trinity education. The final credential in school education, whether that is the Higher School Certificate (HSC) or the International Baccalaureate Diploma, is one very obvious goal. The achievement of this credential opens the doors of opportunity in the next chapter, so its importance is not to be understated.