Our students achieve consistently high academic results because they’re engaged and connected. This is in due to our outstanding teachers, the alignment of family and school values, and a culture of inquiry and learning.
TAS holds high academic expectations for its students and teachers. In Secondary School, approximately 95% of our Year 12 students achieve an ATAR. Academically we expect that 10% of our boys and girls should score in the top 3% in Queensland, 10% should achieve a Certificate of Academic Commendation, and 60% of students achieve an ATAR score >85.
We believe that TAS students should have strong numeracy and literacy skills, and these are apparent in our NAPLAN scores – which keep growing year after year. The focus on public speaking, critical and analytical thinking, personal development and global connections prepares our graduates to engage and succeed in a rapidly changing world.
At TAS the learning starts at an early age through flexible and creative programs in our Early Learning Centers. The core literacy and numeracy skills are then developed through the use of explicit, direct instructional learning in the Early Years phase (P-4), balanced with the introduction of a range of student-centered and collaborative pedagogies as students mature in their approach to learning.
The Middle Years phase has a strong student well-being element as students move from childhood into adolescence, providing the necessary tools for them to navigate through their teens into adulthood. Year 9 sees a further focus on the development of independence, character, and resilience, culminating in the Year 9 Outdoor Education Journey, an 18-day experience of personal growth like no other.
The Year 10 program is “futures oriented” and includes our Pathways Program, Work Experience, Leadership Development Program, and an increasing focus on preparing for Senior Phase subjects.
Our academic programs are enhanced by an outstanding personal development program that helps student develop individual resilience, improve wellbeing, fulfil their potential and build strong core values.
At TAS, “Inspiring the Curious” is more than just a tagline, it is what we do. We look forward to showing you our wonderful school and discussing the well-recognised advantages of a TAS education.
In 2017, Mr Paul Sjogren was appointed as Principal of Trinity Anglican School.
Before this, he was Head of a Wigan Boarding House at Ballarat Grammar School, Head of Mathematics at Whitsunday Anglican School in Mackay, and Director of Senior School and Deputy Principal at St Andrew’s Anglican College on the Sunshine Coast. He has also taught overseas in Indiana and Florida in the USA.
A product of regional Anglican school education, Mr Sjogren is a strong advocate of the moral and ethical foundations that underpin Anglican education.
His mission is to give each student the opportunity and support to reach their full potential in all aspects of their schooling.
Mr Sjogren believes that great schools can balance the global and digital future needs of students with the traditional values of hard work, tolerance, teamwork, leadership and service.
Mr Sjogren has a strong interest in the traits of effective and successful school leadership.
In 2010 he spent a week at the Centre for Creative Leadership in North Carolina, one of the world’s leading leadership development organisations, and more recently at the Harvard Graduate School of Education working on leadership development strategies and skills.
His wife, Tracey, is a physiotherapist and he has two adult daughters; Danielle is working with a Biomedicine software company in Belgium and Jacqueline is completing her Masters remotely at Wagner College in Staten Island, USA whilst working full time in the media industry.