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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 3 2017

Date:August 20, 2017

FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 3 2017 The third round of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships were

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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 2 2017

Date:May 26, 2017

The second round of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships were held on the 18 May.  Over 300 students

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TAS in Action – Senior School Open Day

Date:April 28, 2017

Come and see the TAS Difference for yourself. Thursday 4 May from 2.30pm to 5.00pm with school tours leaving every

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Opening of Time Capsule – Class of 1998

Date:March 26, 2017

As declared on the plaque, the Time Capsule buried by the Class of 1998 was opened on Monday 20 March

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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 1, 2017.

Date:March 7, 2017

Over 270 students competed in the first round of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships on the 2 March. 

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Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships Round 3

Date:August 23, 2016

Chess continues to grow in popularity, both within the FNQ region and at TAS.  304 students, including 120 TAS students, descended on

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 4 Week 2

Date:October 13, 2017

SHOUT-OUTS Good luck to our Chess teams in Brisbane this weekend. Friday: Queensland Interschool Chess Girls State Finals at Salisbury

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 4 Week 1

Date:October 9, 2017

The 2017 Round Square international Conference was held in Cape Town, South Africa. It was co-hosted by three Round Square

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 10

Date:September 18, 2017

To all families – have a wonderful break. Enjoys some well-earned time with your family and friends. I look forward

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 9

Date:September 11, 2017

Energy Australia Art awards Well done to our young artists as they scooped up a number of awards at the

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 8

Date:September 1, 2017

TAS Triathletes Our triathletes continue to lead the way in Cairns. Townsville Triathlon Festival – Saturday 19 and Sunday 20

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 7

Date:August 26, 2017

QAMT Maths Quiz Winners Each year the Queensland Association of Mathematics Teachers runs the Year 7/8 QAMT Interschool Mathematics Quiz.

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 2 Week 7

Date: June 2, 2017    Posted by: Sue Wicks

Just a reminder – keep up to date with what’s happening. Lots of news from TAS is posted on the official Facebook page: Trinity Anglican School, Cairns

Science is Amazing

We welcomed Alex Loukas, TAS School captain from the first Year 12 graduating cohort, to speak to our senior science students on Wednesday about his research. Alex is a professor at JCU and a world leader in researching the parasites in our gut and their impact on human auto-immune improvements through their secretions. He explained the science behind his research and our students (and staff) were spell-bound.

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Girls football

Tara O’Keeffe (Year 12, Kennedy House Vice Captain) was named Player of the Tournament at the recent U16-19 Football Championships in Brisbane. Tara has been selected into the Queensland Schoolgirls Team! What a superstar.

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Study Cairns Function  at TAS

TAS welcomed delegates from Study Cairns to a rooftop breakfast on the STEM for a function titled “Science was never this much fun when I was at school”. The delegates were amazed at the science displays, the junior school robotics and coding displays, and the outstanding calibre of our senior leaders. Thanks to all involved, particularly Bo-Min’s beautiful music.

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Teachers as Students!

Thanks to Dr Jason Holdsworth from JCU for sharing his knowledge and expertise with coding and robotics  with our KBJ teachers on the scratch.com platform. This a program developed by MIT in the USA and allows students to grow and develop their coding and programming. It is great for TAS to be able to access Dr Holdsworth’s terrific expertise in this important 21st century skill. From all reports, KBJ teachers are pretty good at coding!

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The Bottle Top Wall

What an amazing wall in the Student Wellbeing Centre at KBJ. My thanks to Kate Hard and Trish Merchant who were the driving force behind this project. There are Kidsmatter sessions in the space on Monday and some teachers use it for Circle Time. It’s also used for some Learning Enrichment sessions because the space is appealing and inviting. Teachers are able to access this space to focus on Growth Mindset work with the students.

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Year 7 Camp

Thanks to Mr Osmond and Ms Beveridge for a wonderful Year 7 camp; a terrific environment, wonderful activities and great attitudes. A special thanks to Peter and Angela Freeman for allowing TAS to access their beautiful property. Our wonderful staff, Mr Yamada, Ms Moyer, Ms Malcolm and Mr Swanston were in their element. My dinner of salami cous cous was outstanding! And to top off my visit, I was comprehensively outwitted in the games by some pretty sharp Year 7 students!

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Rock Under the Stars

What an amazing night. Thanks to Mr Grace, Ms Stitt, students, parents and staff who were involved in a terrific TAS community evening. Our students really are very talented. Special thanks to the work of our wonderful Friends of Music who helped make the night such a success.

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