Trinity Grammar School, Kew has an esteemed history of educating boys that extends over 115 years. Its traditions are therefore strong, and its motto of Viriliter Agite – Act Manfully – remains the School’s guiding principle. A modern view of manfulness, however, requires much more than its traditionally ascribed characteristics of courage and stoicism. Accordingly, Trinity prides itself on preparing boys for a self-satisfying and happy life, a life of resilience, respectfulness and fulfilling relationships; of compassion to others and contribution to the broader society and communities in which they live. In my regular contact with Trinity boys, both current and past, I am constantly inspired by their leadership, determination and drive. I am sure you will be impressed by them too. Blessed with an outstanding staff and world-class facilities, the Trinity offering extensively covers the curricular, cocurricular, pastoral and spiritual domains. These can be appraised on other pages of this website and clearly demonstrate that the School is focussed on a holistic education for the boys in its care. Open and honest communication is welcome at Trinity, and we genuinely encourage personal contact. Opportunities to visit the School are plentiful and we look forward to you joining us to observe our staff and students in action.
The Junior School is organised into Year Level bands from Preparatory to Year 6. The Early Learning Centre caters for 3 and 4 year old children. All year levels follow a detailed programme of inquiry which is developmentally organised both vertically between Year Levels, and horizontally between classrooms. This means that students will learn the necessary knowledge, skills, concepts and attitudes from within and between each year to work toward meaningful and tangible action. Located on the same site as the Senior School, the Junior School has easy access to science laboratories, the Peter McIntyre Sports Centre, the Chapel, swimming pool, Junior School Library and the South Room for assemblies located at the Peter Crawley Centre for the Arts. The Specialist Program in the Junior School consists of key learning areas including music, visual art, drama, library, physical education, religious and values education, LOTE (Mandarin, French, German), and enhanced learning. Our Junior School is happy and vibrant and teachers work keenly to ensure the boys acquire literacy and numeracy skills as well as developing sound personal skills. A strong Buddies Program sees boys from Prep to Year 2 partnered with Year 5 or 6 students. Excursions and camps to Beechworth, Sovereign Hill, Canberra, Mount Martha, Portsea and Camp Rumbug are always popular, forming bonds with Year 9 leaders who attend most of these camps. A strong link is maintained with Holy Trinity Anglican Church in Kew, where the School was founded in 1902. Trinity is a member of the Associated Grammar Schools of Victoria and boys from Years 3-6 are involved in inter-school swimming, athletics and cross-country events.