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Social Media: Setting guidelines and building digital resilience

Social Media: Setting guidelines and building digital resilience

  1. Posted on June 14, 2018

You know you’re getting old when your teenage son excitedly asks you to look at something on his phone then: he holds it so close to your face that can’t work out what you’re supposed to be looking at; , when you hold the device at sufficient arm’s length for your ageing eyes, you have no idea who this YouTube or Instagram ‘star’ is; and, you can’t ...

  1. High School Mental Health Middle School Mindfulness Parenting Wellbeing

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High Tech High School

High Tech High School

  1. Posted on June 6, 2018

On Thursday, 31 May a reporter and film crew from the Today Tonight show on Channel 7 spent the afternoon with some students in our VR lab. During his interview, Mr Bill Cooper, who teaches Aviation at Trinity, discussed how virtual reality allows students to become completely immersed in a subject. In the case of aviation, incorporating VR allows students to experience what it truly feels like to fly a plane....

  1. Academics High School STEM

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My son won't study!

My son won't study!

  1. Posted on May 24, 2018

I never thought it would happen to me - having a son who flatly said he couldn’t be bothered doing homework. My elder daughter had been a highly motivated “set and forget’’ student. But with my son, increasingly brutal warnings about what his future life would look like if he didn’t bother studying weren’t seeming to have much impact. I thought I had done everything ...

  1. Academics High School Middle School Parenting

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Exploring virtual reality in the classroom

  1. Posted on May 17, 2018

In 2017, Trinity expanded their STEM offerings by creating an Aviation course for Year 11 students. This course was the first at the College to incorporate VR into the classroom, providing a safe testing environment for the students and allowing them flight time and necessary simulation experience in a classroom setting. The Aviation course was so popular with students that in 2018 the College decided to offer Aviation as an ATAR subject....

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Is it 'normal' teenage moodiness or something more?

Is it 'normal' teenage moodiness or something more?

  1. Posted on May 10, 2018

One week before last month’s school holidays my early adolescent son and I had been planning some fun activities to enjoy together during my days off work. But, by the time the holidays had arrived, for no apparent reason, he didn’t want anything to do with me. With sons especially, mothers often become heartbreakingly aware of adolescents withdrawing affection as they start to assert their identities and independence as young men....

  1. High School Mental Health Parenting Wellbeing

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2018 Unfair Day

2018 Unfair Day

  1. Posted on May 10, 2018

Every year in May, in honour of Edmund Rice Day, Trinity College staff and students join together in a carnival atmosphere to raise funds for projects in India and to remember the work of Blessed Edmund Rice. This year's Unfair Day was different in that the whole day was devoted to the cause, with the first part of the day focusing on Christian Service, and the second half focusing on fundraising. The day began with Christian Service assemblies....

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The School Ball Dilemma

The School Ball Dilemma

  1. Posted on April 12, 2018

Here’s something I’ve confessed to only a few people very close to me: a few years ago I bought my teenager alcohol for a pre-school ball party. Many parents of older teens will be able to relate to the scenario: My elder daughter told me ‘everybody’ would have alcohol, including one of her closest friends - confirmed by me with the parents who I knew to be otherwise very ...

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Boys and Bullying

Boys and Bullying

  1. Posted on February 22, 2018

Back to School. It was the week that we were to send our darlings back to school after the long summer break they’d spent in the sanctuary of our family. However my sense of impending relief swung back to stomach-churning anxiety after I saw the huge, capitalised headline in The West Australian newspaper: ‘Kids Don’t Feel Safe’. The article published on 30 January ...

  1. Back to School bullying High School Middle School Parenting

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2018 Prefects initiate anti-bullying campaign

2018 Prefects initiate anti-bullying campaign

  1. Posted on February 21, 2018

The student-led “Get on the Team” campaign urges students to get on the team with their words and actions, reminding each of them what they stand for as a Trinity College student. Head Prefect Jeremy Hansen said, “It is no secret that bullying is an ever-present feature of high school life across Australia and we as Prefects believe a different approach must be taken to try and reduce this massive issue....

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