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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


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


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.    


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


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


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.


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


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


TAS News

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 2 Week 9

Date: June 16, 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.

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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