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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.


TAS News

TAS – Top 3% of Secondary Schools

Date: March 7, 2019    Posted by: Alana Ripepi

Dear TAS parent/carer,

We were pleased to receive contact recently from the federal government’s Chair of the Standing Committee on Employment, Education, and Training, Mr Andrew Laming MP. I have included an excerpt below. This federal government committee runs an analysis of the data for graduating cohorts based on the changes in their Year 9 NAPLAN results in 2015 and their Year 12 OP outcomes in 2018. In summary, Trinity Anglican School is ranked in the top 3% of secondary schools in Queensland for value adding (also called “growth in learning”) – a truly amazing result.

This committee has been monitoring growth in learning for schools across Australia – adjusting for inconsistent data and which students sit which assessments. Andrew has advised me it is unusual for a school such as TAS, with already strong Year 9 NAPLAN results in 2015, to have such a high rate of student improvement between Year 9 and Year 12.      

This is truly an outstanding result and a worthy reflection of the efforts of students, staff and families. Our internal measures have always indicated one of the key strengths of a TAS education is the large growth in learning that occurs. We believe that students can reach the best version of their academic selves through the support, encouragement and culture at TAS. However, it is often difficult to quantify this. My thanks to the federal government for doing so!



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