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White Rock Junior Chess Championships 2020

Date:August 21, 2020

On Thursday 20 August, a record 112 WRJ students from Year 2-6 participated in the WRJ Chess Championship 2020. All

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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Rd 2 2020

Date:June 15, 2020

Round 2 of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships was held on the 12th of June. The wizardry of

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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

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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

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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

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2019 Gala Concert | Friday 30 August

Date:August 5, 2019

No entry fee – all welcome.    

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Principal’s Blog: Results and analysis Year 12 2020

Date:May 4, 2021

I was fascinated to read that the State ALP government has decided not to release the annual report detailing the

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Parents and Staff – Rethinking TikTok

Date:August 18, 2020

Your privacy matters Currently, there are multiple conversations being held around the world as to the safety, security, privacy, addiction

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Leo Lin (Year 12) reflects on his recent QUT STEM Internship

Date:July 23, 2020

Recently Grace Belson & Leo Lin (Year 12), were awarded a place in the QUT STEM Research Internship program. 2020.

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Principals Blog: Edition 3, 2020

Date:June 15, 2020

Dear TAS community,  Every now and then I receive an email that I feel the need to share, because it

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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

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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

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 2 Week 7

Date: June 2, 2017    Posted by: Alana Ripepi

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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