Learning. Believing. Achieving – Edition 1, Term 3
Date: July 30, 2018 Posted by: Sue Wicks
Secondary Chess is Back!
It is excellent to see the Secondary Chess Club up and running again at White Rock. We have expert coach Mr Patrick Williams working with our students every Thursday during Break 1, providing strategies and little Chess problem-solving activities. This leads on well from the Junior School Chess program that incorporates virtual training sessions with coaches and experts from other parts of Australia. The standard of Chess being displayed at TAS is really impressive.
Bunnings Fund Raising BBQ for Round Square projects.
Thanks to the staff and students who spent time on Saturday manning the Bunnings BBQ to raise funds for our local branch of the organisation Rosies – Friends on the Street here in Cairns. This is one of our Round Square service projects, which vary between local, national and overseas programs. In particular, our thanks to the indefatigable Ms Moyer who was there all day and organized the rosters, food and basically everything else!
I attended the Sunday Service at St Francis (our TAS WR Chapel) this past weekend. Thanks to Mr Patrick Williams for running the service. Patrick is a lay member of the Gordonvale Parish and leads the service each Sunday. Our Chapel of St Francis lies within the Parish of Gordonvale, under the leadership of Rev Ian Lindsay at All Saints Anglican Church, Gordonvale. It is held every Sunday at 7:00am in the school Chapel and we’d love to see you there.
It was great to recently visit the WRJ classrooms, in particular Year 1, and see the wonderful towns the students had designed and built. They then programmed their BeeBots to navigate the streets they had created, turning corners, programming distances, etc. Too much fun!