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PYP Diploma

Location Summer Hill, New South Wales, Australia
Website http://www.trinity.nsw.edu.au
Email info@trinity.nsw.edu.au
Phone +61 2 9581 6000
Fax +61 2 9799-9449
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Trinity Grammar School is an Anglican day and boarding school for boys with its Preparatory School (Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6) at Strathfield, and Junior School (Kindergarten to 6), Middle School (Years 7 to 9) and Senior School (Years 10 to 12) all at Summer Hill.

Since its foundation in 1913, Trinity has forged a reputation for academic excellence, nurturing pastoral care, and participation in a wide range of sporting activities, co-curricular programmes and the creative and performing arts, all these factors promoting a rich cultural ethos and development of the individual talents of each boy. Centrally located in Sydney’s thriving inner-west, Trinity draws boys from a wide variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds and many different suburbs across Sydney, NSW, Australia and overseas.

Trinity’s 2014 IB results produced an average overall score of 39.05 (equating to an ATAR of 97.40). The IB world average score of 29.95 was comfortably beaten by over 95% of Trinity’s class; with four students receiving perfect scores of 45 (equal to first in the world) and another six earning scores of 44. Trinity recorded the best IB school results for 2014 in Australia.

Trinity places a premium on providing opportunities for boys to discover and develop their potential, passions and purpose. The School is committed to providing facilities that will cater for the array of educational needs that will arise in the future. With arguably the most extensive curriculum of non-selective independent boys’ schools in NSW, Trinity Grammar has a wealth of subjects available for your son to choose from.

Trinity offers the HSC as well as the IB. Alternatively, boys can follow the Trinity Vocational Academic Course (TVAC) pathway in Years 11 and 12 or the School Based Traineeships offered by Trinity as a Registered Training Organisation. Additionally, there is a national accredited Certificate II Leadership Through Cadets course, the only one of its kind offered in Australia. This means boys at Trinity may access demanding, challenging courses that promise real academic accomplishment achievable through hard work and good teaching.

Trinity focuses on developing the whole student regardless of whichever programme he embarks upon, with its wide-ranging curriculum that caters from the intellectually gifted to those more interested in vocational courses. This allows the boys to grow in confidence in their abilities and achieve excellence in whatever they pursue and to become the future leaders of an interconnected and globalised world.

Primary Years Programme (PYP)

In 2007, the School investigated the need to adequately provide a meaningful education for boys who will learn, live and lead this generation throughout the 21st Century. Our children are increasingly exposed to the world around them in this modern age. Easy access, through technology and global information systems, has created the need to provide our students with the skills and abilities to interact with a world at their doorstep. The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) was the School’s choice to meet this need. The NSW Board of Studies Curriculum is taught through this framework for learning. Foundation statements and syllabuses are consulted and used in conjunction with the PYP Curriculum framework to meet the academic needs of all students. The School is a fully authorised IBO PYP school having achieved this distinction in 2010. The International Baccalaureate Primary Years Programme (PYP) is designed for students aged 3 to 12. It focuses on the total growth of the developing child, touching hearts as well as minds and encompassing social, physical, emotional and cultural needs in addition to academic development. The boys at the Preparatory School benefit from caring, experienced, motivated, creative, highly-trained teachers interested in each student as an individual. Specialist teachers in Physical Education, Music, Visual Arts, a language other than English and Christian Studies support classroom teachers to deliver appropriate curriculum to all students. The Trinity Educational Support Services (T.E.S.S.) Department provides Gifted and Talented Educators, Literacy and Numeracy Support teachers, as well as English as a Second Language teachers to assess, monitor and support the needs of each child. The School's languages other than English (LOTE) are Mandarin and Italian. Mandarin is commenced intensively in Year 3, continued at a maintenance level through to Year 6 and is available through the Middle and Senior Schools. Italian is taught in Kindergarten to Year 2. Throughout the school boys have 1:1 access to technology to promote the development of digital literacies and to support inquiry and creation. Boys in K-2 are assigned a school-owned iPad, while boys in Years 3-6 make use of Chromebooks (student-owned in Years 5-6). The School's curriculum is developing constantly and reflects the changing needs of the boys.

Diploma Programme

Trinity is committed to a policy of offering its students the broadest possible choice and to be on the cutting edge of educational development and thought. It delivers the widest range of IB subject choices in NSW, with dedicated classes and experienced IB teachers. IB World School Global learning is where the world is moving and Trinity is moving with it. Further, the IB Diploma has great international portability to the most prestigious universities in the world, including Oxford, Cambridge, Harvard and Princeton. IB results are automatically and electronically conveyed to Australian Universities, ATAR equivalents for the IB Diploma ensure its ready acceptance in all Australian universities. Who is the IB for? While the IB Diploma is undoubtedly demanding, it is not elitist. Potential candidates should possess sound study habits and be highly motivated, looking for a challenge and wanting to achieve optimal results. Achievement The outstanding results achieved by our IB Candidature demonstrates Trinity’s continuing success in the delivery of the IB Diploma Programme. 484 graduates since 2000 with an average IB Score of 36 (Equivalent ATAR of 95.20). In 2014 alone Trinity Grammar School had the best IB school results in Australia.

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