Trinity Grammar School is an independent Anglican school for boys (Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12). Centrally located in Sydney’s Inner West, the School celebrates ethnic, religious and geographic diversity.
Despite being a non-selective school, Trinity has an outstanding academic record, consistently achieving results among the best in the world. Our mission at Trinity is to help boys discover their innate talents and unlock their full potential within the context if a supportive Christian environment. A school for boys by choice, not by chance, we have guided boys to grow in mind, body and spirit for the past century and we know what boys need to truly flourish and succeed.
Trinity has three campuses: The Preparatory School (Pre-Kindergarten to Year 6) in Strathfield; the Junior School (Kindergarten to Year 6) in Summer Hill; and the Middle and Senior Schools (Years 7 to 12) in Summer Hill. In addition, the School has a state-of-the-art Field Studies Centre in Woollamia on the NSW south coast, designed to bring boys out of their urban environment to learn about their responsibilities as custodians of the unique Australian bush environment.
Demanding and challenging courses promise academic accomplishment, through hard work and exceptional teaching. Through various life skills and study programmes, boys are encouraged to strive for improvement, whatever their ability. Trinity’s varied and engaging teaching methods incorporate authenticity and real-world learning.
Trinity’s Pastoral Care guidelines focus on the fundamentals of good parenting — providing both care and discipline — enabling boys to grow into self-confident, resilient young men.
We aim to provide each boy the opportunity to reach his full potential, empowering him to pursue his interests and passions, and encouraging him to discover and develop his God-given talents and skills, to grow into the best man he can be.
Trinity Grammar School is committed to providing facilities that 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
• Delmar Gallery, a purpose-built exhibition space
• The Arthur Holt Library, an award-winning space, 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 with a uniform 2m depth for Water Polo.
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.
The School’s dedicated Field Studies Centre located at Woollamia in the Shoalhaven region of NSW, is situated on 50 hectares and is designed to be discreet and sustainable. The programme on offer at the Centre further enhances the School’s ‘best practice’, holistic approach to boys’ education. This allows for integration of skills such as problem solving, organisation, teamwork, leadership and judgement, as well as academic and physical pursuits.
Whether boys are academically-minded, sports-oriented, arts-focused, or vocationally-inclined Trinity has, arguably, the most extensive curriculum of non-selective independent boys’ schools across NSW.
Trinity’s thorough and challenging curriculum is delivered by highly specialised and passionate teachers who mentor and guide each student to make learning engaging and exciting. They are committed to ensuring boys are well supported, challenged and encouraged to continually improve.
A wide-ranging curriculum caters for all students. Boys have access to demanding and challenging courses, with a choice of pathways including the International Baccalaureate (IB), Higher School Certificate (HSC) and Vocational Education and Training (VET). Primary aged students complete the IB Primary Years Programme (PYP).
Trinity’s 2018 Year 12 IB Diploma results, saw an astonishing nine Trinity students earn a perfect score of 45 (ATAR 99.95). This was an Australian record (the previous record was eight) – representing 12 percent of the total perfect scores awarded worldwide! When combining results of the IB and HSC, 26 graduates achieved and ATAR of 99 or more, 49 percent achieved 90 or higher and 27 percent scored 95 plus.
Sport is an essential element in the life of every Trinity boy and is compulsory from Years 3 to 12. At Trinity, we believe that sport is vital in supporting your son’s academic education and allowing him to pursue his passions. It is not simply an adjunct to each boy’s education but an integral part of it.
Trinity has a leading-edge Sports programme, with an extensive range of sports available. Sports include: Australian Rules Football (AFL), Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Diving, Fencing, Football, Golf, Lawn Bowls, Rugby, Snowsports, Swimming, Table Tennis, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball, Water Polo and refereeing in Basketball, Football and Rugby.
In 2015, Trinity became the first school in Australasia to be accredited as a World Academy of Sport Athlete Friendly Education Centre (AFEC). It is one of only nine schools in the world to receive this accreditation. This initiative was launched to provide greater flexibility and support to exceptional student athletes, enabling students to combine challenging training schedules and commitments with their academic studies. It is testament to Trinity’s ability to foster the talents of world-class athletes as well as our commitment to a strong sporting culture.
Our Preparatory and Junior students also benefit from a proud tradition of sport. The School’s Fundamental and Active Skills at Trinity (FAST) programme aims to increase physical activity and improve Fundamental Movement Skills (FMS), programming an extra 30 minutes of physical and aerobic activity each week.
Among the School’s graduates are seven Olympic athletes and many students who compete at a national level in a wide range of sports. A number of our graduates have also received scholarships to prominent universities around the world as a result of their combined sporting and academic achievements.
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. With the dedicated Delmar Gallery on the Summer Hill campus, boys are exposed to art exhibitions and installations as well as having a professional space to exhibit their own work.
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. It comprises students from Trinity and, our sister school, Meriden. The Unit promotes Adventure Training and offers a wide range of training to cater for many interests. The experience facilitates the maturing process whereby young students become young adults.
Although co-curricular activities are not compulsory during the primary years, a range of opportunities is available. Offering individual instrumental tuition, Chess, Studio-T, a multi-media TV studio environment, as well as a dynamic visual arts programme, every boy at Trinity is creatively challenged and inspired. Both the Junior and Preparatory Schools also have their own music ensembles.
Exceptional pastoral care
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.
Outstanding academic results
Trinity’s academic results are consistently among the best in the world. In 2018, Trinity’s IB Diploma results accounted for 12 percent of perfect scores awarded worldwide.
Trinity is an accredited International Baccalaureate School. In addition, the School was the first school in Australasia to receive a World Academy of Sport accreditation.
Extensive curriculum and co-curricular programme
Trinity has arguably the most extensive curriculum and co-curricular offering of non-selective independent boys’ schools across NSW.
Winner of The Educator Innovative Schools List 2015, receiving national and international award attention for the School’s Arthur Holt Library.
The Trinity ‘family’ is a strong community of staff, students, parents and the wider community. A highlight for new parents to the Secondary School is Year 7 Swap Day, where parents attend classes, navigate their way around the school, and walk in their son’s shoes for a day.