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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


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


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


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. 


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



Date:August 17, 2016

Students who attended our Year 11 Information Evening on Tuesday 16 August, declared the event a great success.  They were able


Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 6

Date:August 21, 2017

GALA NIGHT – 25 AUGUST Keep the evening free and come along to see our wonderful performing arts students in


Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 5

Date:August 15, 2017

ExACT – Extension Activities and Groups at TAS We were very excited to recently launch our ExACT program at Trinity


Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 4

Date:August 4, 2017

Please note: We have just released our P-10 digital technology overview for Semester 2 2017. This document allows teachers, students


Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 3

Date:July 28, 2017

Dear TAS Community, As you know, our Head of Junior School – White Rock, Barb La Coste, retired at the


Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 2

Date:July 22, 2017

Cairns Show I I hope everyone who attended the Cairns Show came to visit the TAS stall and say hello. It


Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 1

Date:July 14, 2017

Welcome back to the second half of the year. I hope all families are feeling rested and refreshed and ready


TAS News

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 2 Week 9

Date: June 16, 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.

Readers Cup

Not only were they very well-prepared for the day, the TAS Readers’ Cup teams approached the occasion with a growth mindset, and were fantastic ambassadors for Trinity Anglican School. The students answered many questions in a quiz-like situation, about the 6 books they read over a period of 6 weeks. WRJ placed a very respectable 8th and KBJ 13th in a field of over 40 schools! Occasions like Readers’ Cup reaffirm for us how cool it is to be good at reading!


WRJ Readers’ Cup team: (from left to right) Jordi Salleras, Kano Thomson, Jackson Bosel and Tamara Griffith.


KBJ Readers’ Cup team: (from left to right): Rhiannon Forbes, Darcy Oates, Phillipa Jennings, Rose Belson.

Art and the Environment

Caitlyn Mock in Year 4S at WRJ created a magnificent three-dimensional art work, a koala, from recyclable materials. She has entered it in the “Keep it Wild” eco-art competition run by the Wet Tropics organisation. All the work was done in her spare time, outside of school. I’m sure you’ll agree she has been very creative, environmentally-friendly and demonstrated excellent time management! Thanks to the support provided by Wendy Ashburton and Liane Thomas.



Swimming News

Three of our students have been selected onto Swimming Queensland Development Squads: Ella Goddard (Flippers Squad), Harriet Grant (Junior Development Squad) and Flynn Martin (Junior Development Squad). Ella is the only able-bodied athlete in the FNQ region to make the Flippers Squad which is the highest Age Group Squad available. She is currently 2 seconds away in the 400m Free from making the Silver Open Squad. Places on that squad are offered to swimmers within 6% of the 2015 Final WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP time in their respective events.


We welcome Ashley Callus (Sydney 2000 Olympic Games Gold medallist) to bring his group here to train in the lead in to this year’s World Championships in Hungary that start in July. It is good to see top level swimmers using our facility as a training venue. The squad currently training in the TAS Aquatic Centre consists of: JAMES ROBERTS (World Championship Team), BEN TREFFERS (World University Games Team), YOLANE KUKLA (Olympian) and LUKE PERCY (World Junior 50m Freestyle Champion). For those who are not sure who Ashley Callus is, it is worth refreshing your memory of one of Australia’s greatest relay swimming victories in history here


Ashley Callus (Coach & Olympic Gold Medallist), Ben Treffers (World University Games Team), Yolane Kukla (2012 Olympian), James Roberts (Olympian and 2017 World Champ Team Member), TAS Swim coach Duncan Todd

WRJ Prep Market Day

What a terrific morning on Wednesday at White Rock Junior. Lots of Prep students and parents having great fun and learning about buying and selling, and practicing their maths, at the market day. Great to see the petting farm animals there also. Thanks to Ms Rankin and Ms Dunn and all the helpers.

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KBJ Music Concert

What a terrific array of talent on display at the recent KBJ Music concert. It was great to see so many students of various ages and abilities having the confidence and courage to play before the enthusiastic audience. Well done all involved and thanks to our wonderful, dedicated music staff.

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