Trinity Grammar School, located in Sydney’s thriving Inner West, is an independent non-selective Anglican day and boarding school for boys (Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12).
Since its foundation in 1913, it has welcomed boys from a wide variety of ethnic and religious backgrounds throughout Sydney, NSW, Australia and overseas. Trinity has forged a reputation for academic excellence, providing an extensive range of educational opportunities and encouraged boys to grow in mind, body and spirit.
Trinity has three campuses – The Preparatory School (Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6) in Strathfield, The Junior School (Kindergarten to Year 6) and Middle&Senior Schools (Years 7 to 12) in Summer Hill as well as Woollamia on the south coast.
A school for boys by choice, Trinity’s mission is to help boys discover their innate talents and unlock their full potential within the context of a supportive Christian environment. At Trinity, we focus on developing the whole student regardless of whichever programme he embarks upon, allowing him to gain confidence in his abilities and to achieve excellence in whatever he may pursue.
The myriad of compulsory sporting and co-curricular activities allows boys to grow in self-confidence and enhances their talents across many disciplines.
Trinity’s exceptional Pastoral Care Network means your son will be guided and mentored by a network of key staff fully committed to helping him progress in and out of the classroom. By truly getting to know your son’s abilities and interests, his hopes and fears, he will be understood, encouraged and inspired in a way unique to Trinity.
A Trinity education is the optimal foundation from which your son can pursue his future study and vocational interests, as well as to nurture his capacity for lifelong learning. On graduation he will be encouraged to live out his unique potential, passions and purpose in life with confidence.
Trinity Grammar School is committed to providing facilities that fully cater for modern global learning.
These include The Roderick West School of Music; The School of Science; The Design Centre, which caters for Technology and Design and the Visual Arts; multimedia production and recording studios, a television studio, film and post production suites; language labs; The James Mills Drama Centre; pastoral care centre and The Arthur Holt Library specifically designed with three core user experience elements in mind: Functionality, Flexibility and Connectivity.
Trinity’s sporting facilities are state-of-the-art and match the potential and passion of the boys to reach professional levels: three playing fields at Summer Hill campus which include two Rugby and Cricket ovals and a FIFA-approved Football synthetic playing surface. This synthetic playing surface is multi-purpose resulting in a third Cricket oval.
There is also a Mondo all-weather Running track, two Long Jump pits, a High Jump facility, Shot Put circle, Discus throwing cage, a Gymnasium including Volleyball court, Indoor and outdoor Basketball courts, Strength and conditioning centre, Squash court, Indoor Swimming (25m) and Diving complex, 10 synthetic Cricket Nets, Trinity Tennis Centre (offsite), a brand new Aquatic Centre with a 50m Olympic sized pool and a uniform 2m depth Water Polo space, and to come a second Gymnasium with an On-site physiotherapy facility.
The Preparatory School at Strathfield houses the multi-purpose Pre-Kindergarten space, Infants and Primary Centres, as well as its own Gymnasium, purpose-built Library, a specialist Music Centre, beautiful landscaped gardens and protected outdoor play areas.
The Junior School at Summer Hill is a purpose built state of the art educational building with operable walls between pairs of classrooms, several break-out learning spaces, and a contemporary, open and flexible Resource Centre.
Trinity will also have its Field Studies Centre at Woollamia near Huskisson in 2016.
Education at Trinity Grammar School is delivered by motivated, creative and caring classroom teachers using exceptional facilities and resources. From the significant foundation years of schooling, boys are provided with opportunities to develop in mind, body and spirit.
At Trinity, your son will experience this wealth of opportunities, with arguably the most extensive curriculum of non-selective independent boys’ schools in NSW on offer. This includes the globally recognised IB (International Baccalaureate) Diploma Programme, the NSW HSC, the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP), and a selection of several vocational courses and school based traineeships. Additionally, there is a nationally accredited Certificate II Leadership course - through Cadets, the only one of its kind offered in Australia.
This wide-ranging curriculum caters from the intellectually gifted to those more interested in vocational programmes, focusing on developing the whole student regardless of whichever programme he embarks upon, allowing him to gain confidence in his abilities and to achieve excellence in whatever he may pursue.
A leader in academic achievement, Trinity prides itself on consistently having students in the top one per cent of the state, with many students graduating with University scholarships from leading institutions around the world.
In 2014, it recorded the best IB School results in Australia, with 95% of the class exceeding the IB world average, including four perfect IB scores of 45 equivalent to an ATAR maximum of 99.95, equal first in the state and six IB scores of 44, an ATAR equivalent of 99.85.
When combined with their HSC results, this saw 10% of their students receiving an ATAR equivalent of 99+, equal to the top 1% of the state; 25% attained an ATAR at or above 95; 35% achieved an ATAR at or above 90 and 51% accomplished an ATAR at or above 85!
Sport is an essential element of the life of every Trinity boy and is compulsory from Years 3 to 12. Trinity places a premium on providing opportunities for boys to develop their skills while empowering them to pursue their passions.
The vast range of sporting activities offered provides boys with the opportunity to succeed and develop through to the elite level in one or more of many different sports. The emphasis on students working in teams opens further avenues for leadership and co-operation.
Sports include: Cricket, Basketball, Rugby, Football, Swimming, Track and Field, Cross Country, Tennis, Volleyball, Water Polo, Diving, Fencing, Squash, Lawn Bowls and Raw Challenge.
Essential for healthy living, disciplined care of the body and the cultivation of temperate habits are an integral component of the development of a well-rounded boy. This will enable your son to develop skills that will translate into all facets of his adult life. With coaching staff supported by sport specialists who reflect our culture and beliefs, boys learn how to cope with adversity, to lose with dignity, and to win with grace.
Trinity launched a new programme in 2015, targeted at the Primary Years, that will contribute to students achieving the Australian Government’s daily physical activity recommendations. The Fundamental and Active Skills at Trinity (FAST) programme aims to increase students’ Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS) and physical activity both exclusively and inclusively of PE lessons.
Thanks to its impressive facilities and the continued academic success in its IB Programme, Trinity has also been accredited as a World Academy of Sport Athlete Friendly Education Centre – the only Australasian School to be so accredited and only one of nine globally!
Trinity Grammar School provides an extensive range of co-curricular activities for your son to discover and develop his skills and talents. The compulsory Co-Curricular Programme involves activities that are aimed at developing important skills in leadership, communication, performance, creativity, decision-making, cooperation and service.
From Dramatic Arts and Music to Debating and Peer Support, co-curricular activities are a vital component of the Trinity Triangle and essential to growing ‘well-rounded’ boys, building boys’ self-confidence and further enhancing their connectedness to the School.
The School boasts an unparalleled Creative Arts Programme, enabling your son to enjoy a rich array of media, with first-class facilities for ceramics, sculpture, dance, drama, music, and more.
The Music Department alone, has one of the most dynamic and impressive performance programmes both in NSW and Australia and, in terms of student participation, is one of the most comprehensive. Commitment of students and staff to achieving excellence in the area of performance has earned them an impressive reputation.
The Cadet Unit at Trinity is the largest co-curricular activity offered by the School. There are approximately 450 boys in Cadets from Years 8 to 12, supervised by more than 20 staff. For boys in Years 8 and 9, Cadets is compulsory unless they are performance level musicians.
With the dedicated Delmar Gallery on the Summer Hill campus, boys are also routinely exposed to art exhibitions and installations as well as having a professional space to exhibit their own work.
Although co-curricular activities are not compulsory during the primary years, a range of opportunities is available for those students wishing to participate. Offering individual instrumental tuition as well as a dynamic visual arts programme, every boy at Trinity is creatively challenged and inspired. Both the Junior and Preparatory Schools have their own music ensembles for boys to take part in.
The School’s exceptional proven Pastoral Care network means your son will be known, cared for and guided to grow in mind, body and spirit. Trinity’s Pastoral Care guidelines focus on the fundamentals of good parenting — providing both care and discipline — enabling them to grow into self-confident, resilient young men.
Throughout the primary years, the class teacher is the crucial provider of Pastoral Care. Acting as the boy’s adviser, the class teacher will normally be the first contact person for parents concerning any matter relating to their son.
During the secondary years, there are 16 houses and 32 house masters which are the key link between the home and the School. Each boy has his own tutor and there are five full-time School counsellors and a full-time careers adviser. The School Chaplaincy team and the Trinity Educational Support Services Department (TESS), across all campuses, are also on hand to provide further support in meeting your son’s needs.
Trinity’s Secondary vertical House system provides strong peer relationships, and their Life Skills Programme nurtures emotional intelligence for the entirety of your boy’s School life, providing your son with his best opportunity to realise his potential, passions and purpose in life.
Trinity’s World Academy of Sport accreditation, 1st School in Australasia, provides flexibility and support to exceptional student athletes, enabling them to combine challenging training schedules with their academic commitments. Boys at Trinity can now study the IB Diploma Programme over a period of up to 4 years instead of the normal 2 years.
Trinity’s School Tuition fees ranging from $16,600 to $30,600 include all text books, stationery packs, access to information technology resources, curriculum related excursions and camps, and co-curricular activities and sport.*
*2015 fees. Please note Service Week, private instrumental lessons and Sporting Tours may carry additional charges.