OUR COLLEGE LEADERSHIP
Choosing the best school for your children is important and we want to thank you for considering Trinity College Gladstone.
This is a critically important decision that will influence the future of your children significantly. As explained in Proverbs 22:6, “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old, they will not turn from it;” and Aristotle said “Education without educating the heart, is no education at all.”
Trinity College partners with parents to equip children with the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to be successful in their lives. School is not simply about academic skills, although obviously these are important. Good literacy, numeracy, scientific knowledge, understanding of history and our world; equally as important is the development of the emotional intelligence of the individual child as they take their place in society.
Trinity is dedicated to providing students with opportunities to develop their teamwork, instilling self-motivation and equipping them with good study habits that will be essential for life-long learning, together with a solid Biblical grounding for morals, ethics and values. The mark of a successful school is not how obedient the students are in the classroom, rather, how equipped they. Are to step out into the world and take their place, wherever that will be.
Trinity College operates on three Biblical pillars:
1 – LIVING
Going to school should not be a chore. It should be a place where students feel welcome, intellectually stimulated and encouraged to thrive. Our school week includes:
A diverse range of lunchtime activities, called ‘clubs’, to provide fun opportunities to relate to and learn things that may not be strictly within the curriculum.
A play-based learning approach for our kindergarten students.
Outdoor playground facilities, and indoor options including our Atrium, where Year 11 and 12 students can be seen at lunchtime engaging together with a sense of fun and maturity, showing successful development.
A strong student leadership program which encourages students to have a voice about how Trinity College can be even better.
The student wellbeing team of qualified chaplains to support those who are finding they need additional support above the normal pastoral care program.
We strive to make school a great place to live and learn and be a part of.
2 – LEARNING
Our school operates on the principle of Ephesians 2:10. To shift the focus of this verse to be about students, it would read:
For our students are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God has prepared in advance for them to do.
We see education as a process of equipping our students for the workplaces of tomorrow, with the skills and understanding to succeed wherever God calls them. This may be as a doctor, hairdresser, robotics engineer or veterinary surgeon. However, it may also be a lawyer, electrician or school teacher.
Our role at Trinity College is to prepare our students for whatever lies ahead. We do this through our high quality and relational teaching staff who are a credit to their profession.
We are not only passionate about the focus on core subjects, such as English and Mathematics, but many broader skills required for success, such as an advanced use of computer skills, problem solving, negotiation skills and conflict resolution.
3 – COMMUNITY
We are a family at Trinity College, in a Biblical sense. We look out for each other. Through a strong disciplinary framework and commendation system, we guide our students to make correct choices, while readily forgiving when lessons need to be learned.
We have a robust bullying investigation framework, which includes online communication, to ensure students feel safe and have a positive learning environment. We make a special effort to keep parents well informed about how their children are progressing, school programs and our many school events.
Our Parents in Partnership team adds value to the Trinity Community with one of the 2020 initiatives being ‘Food Friday’ – a targeted fundraising enterprise for an upcoming mission trip. Also we have a second-hand uniform shop. We welcome parents’ participation in the life of the College and have a process where you can volunteer to assist us formally during the school day.
Good communication between teachers, parents and students means we operate as a team with the goal of ensuring that your child is equipped to be successful in life and ready for whatever the future may bring.
“It takes a whole village to raise a child.” – African proverb.
May I strongly encourage you to book a tour to see Trinity College for yourself? We are confident that you will like what you see. Trinity College Gladstone fosters a high-quality learning environment that is ready for your students to be a part of, learn in and thrive.