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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Rd 1 2020

Date:March 5, 2020

Round 1 of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships was held on 3 March. The Bishop Centre was bursting


Principal’s Welcome Event- 2020

Date:January 6, 2020

Principal Paul Sjogren and the TAS teaching community would like to welcome all TAS parents, new and existing, to join


FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Finals 2019

Date:August 26, 2019

The Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Finals were held in the Bishop Centre 22 August. Dedication, preparation and good sportsmanship


2019 Gala Concert | Friday 30 August

Date:August 5, 2019

No entry fee – all welcome.    


Junior School Variety Night 2019

Date:July 25, 2019

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Tickets now available for “Harry Potter & The Wizard of Oz” – 2019 Junior School Variety Night.


FNQ Interschool Chess Championships – Round 2 2019

Date:May 31, 2019

TAS Teams enjoyed excellent success in Round 2 of the FNQ Interschool Championships held on 28 May due to their


Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) stance on Year 11 & 12 return to school

Date:April 27, 2020

Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) have called on the Queensland Government to allow all Year 11 and 12 students to return


Principals Blog: A deeper look at the data – the story of a regional standout

Date:February 17, 2020

We were delighted to see the TAS class of ’19, the last group to ever receive an OP, placed #24


Principals Blog: Edition 1, 2020

Date:February 4, 2020

Dear TAS community, As a Principal, receiving communications such as the one I recently received is one of the role’s


Principals Christmas Message

Date:December 17, 2019

Dear TAS Families As we come to the end of the year, we approach the time when Christians celebrate the


Principal’s Blog – “Round Square at Trinity Anglican School”

Date:November 26, 2019

An Overview of Round Square at Trinity Anglican School Historical perspective Round Square is an association of some 200+ schools


Principal’s Blog – “The Benefits of Coeducation”

Date:October 29, 2019

Trinity Anglican School – the Benefits of Coeducation Trinity Anglican School is an independent, coeducational school based on Christian values.


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Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) stance on Year 11 & 12 return to school

Date: April 27, 2020    Posted by: Alana Ripepi

Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) have called on the Queensland Government to allow all Year 11 and 12 students to return to school immediately. On Friday, David Robertson, the Executive Director of ISQ, wrote a letter to Premier Palaszczuk acknowledging that throughout this global pandemic that Independent schools in Queensland have remained consistent in their approach in that they have acted in accordance with the advice of the Queensland Government and relative health authorities.

However, Mr Robertson has asked that the Government reconsiders the immediate return of all Year 11 & 12 students. ISQ believes that a return of Year 11 & 12 students is possible within the guidelines sanctioned by the Australian Health Protection Principal Committee (AHPPC) in regard to reducing the potential risk of COVID 19 transmission in schools. As Senior Secondary is the most critical phase of schooling, every effort should be made to ensure minimal disruption to continuity of quality teaching and learning for these students.

It is important that every Year 12 student is given the best possible opportunity to achieve their best possible result. “With Queensland adopting the ATAR for tertiary entrance from this year, it is important that Queensland students are not disadvantaged compared to their counterparts in other States and Territories” said ISQ Executive Director David Robertson in his letter. Trinity Anglican School supports the stance adopted by ISQ asking for the return of Year 11 & 12 students as soon as possible when it is safe to do so. On the morning of the 27th April 2020, I was interviewed by ABC radio on this matter. Listen to the recording below:

On the evening of the 27th April I will also be on the WIN local news Cairns program to discuss Trinity Anglican School’s views on the subject. In addition, ISQ is of the view that priority should also be given to the return of Prep to Year 3 students to face-to-face teaching and whilst this may not be possible in terms of an immediate return, this group should be considered for a return as soon as possible due to the difficulty in maintaining engagement remotely for students at these age levels. We will keep you updated if and how the government responds to ISQ’s suggestion and as new information comes to light.

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