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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.