Learning to Lead
We value the positive connections and friendships that develop between our students, and we celebrate the nurturing and caring relationships between our students and their teachers.
At Trinity, boys become part of a unique and caring culture the moment they enter the School. Exposure to our Buddies Program in the Junior School for Prep students, Peer Support for Year 7 students, and Cross-Age Tutoring between the Junior School and Year 9 boys, means at every step in their journey they are supported, encouraged and inspired by their peers.
Our Leadership programs focus on a servant leadership model, embracing and reinforcing the traditional values of the School. Boys are encouraged and supported to work for others, displaying humility and respect in every interaction. All boys, regardless of whether or not they hold an official leadership position, are given an opportunity to serve within a supportive environment in which they are taught to lead.
Boys are provided with clear pathways to develop their leadership skills. In the Junior School and lower secondary years, the focus is on student participation in a wide range of activities and initiatives so as to develop a greater awareness of the needs of others. Structured training is undertaken across multiple disciplines including Outdoor Education, the House System, and through our cocurricular program. In the senior years, students are empowered to lead with formal positions of responsibility, with an emphasis on leading by example.
One of our most successful programs is the Outdoor Leadership Program. Each year, this sees some 60 boys attend a four-day program to prepare for leadership roles on Year 7 and 8 outdoor camps. These experiences bring out remarkable changes in young men as they are given real responsibility for other students in an outdoor setting.
Formal recognition of student contribution and service comes through the Colours system, which requires boys to refine their goals, and consider the manner in which these may be achieved. The emphasis here is on the process and journey, rather than just focusing on achievements and results. This encourages effort and endeavour, and irrespective of talent, enables students to continue to seek personal improvement.
We recognise different styles of leadership and actively encourages individuals to immerse themselves in areas of interest. These channels contribute to developing character, and help boys to form friendships at school which will last a lifetime.