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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


FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Rd 1 2019

Date:March 12, 2019

It was great to see 294 students competing in Round 1 of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships last


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Date:February 25, 2019

Today, we celebrated the life of much-loved teacher Miss Kara Pylypiuk.    The TAS Community is in mourning at the


FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report – Finals 2018

Date:August 28, 2018

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Trinity Day 2018

Date:June 8, 2018

We celebrated our 35th birthday at TAS this week, and were blessed to have Bishop Bill Ray deliver our Trinity


Stargazing World Record Attempt

Date:June 7, 2018

On Wednesday 23 May, over 300 people gathered at TAS to participate in the World Record Attempt for the Most


Learning, Believing, Achieving – The School’s Role in Developing Social and Resilient People

Date:June 24, 2019

I was fortunate enough to listen to a podcast recently of Bernard Salt who presented to the Independent Schools State


Principal’s Message – Trinity Day 2019

Date:June 17, 2019

For those who missed the Trinity Day message from Principal Paul Sjogren about the importance of the three pillars of


Principal’s Blog – Student Gain Analysis | NAPLAN

Date:June 5, 2019

NAPLAN Student Gain Analysis 2016 – 2018 data One way of measuring the quality of teaching and learning at a


TAS – Top 3% of Secondary Schools

Date:March 7, 2019

Dear TAS parent/carer, We were pleased to receive contact recently from the federal government’s Chair of the Standing Committee on


Year 12 Outcomes for Cairns Schools

Date:March 4, 2019

Dear TAS parent/carer, Some of you will have read the Cairns Post story last week on the Year 12 outcomes


Principal’s Blog 2019 – Response to Fees

Date:February 1, 2019

Dear Parents Welcome back to another exciting year. Some of you may have read a story in the Cairns Post


TAS News

Online Safety and Cyberbullying | 11 June @ 6pm

Date: June 6, 2018    Posted by: Sue Wicks

As parents, carers and educators, we are all very aware of internet safety.
On Monday 11 June, TAS is hosting an information session for Parents and Carers. This Online Safety and Cyberbullying session is delivered by someone who should know: Brett Lee was a Detective who specialised in the field of undercover internet child exploitation investigations. Come and hear what he has to say about the dangers and responsibilities of online safety.  You can read more about Brett and his background below.  
The session will cover the topics of Social Networking, the Law Online, Identity Protection and Cyberbullying and will provide simple measures to create a fun, educational and positive online experience.
Details are:
Monday 11 June | 6pm to 7.30pm
TAS Bishop Centre for Performing Arts, White Rock
All TAS Parents and Carers are invited to attend. As we are aware that this session will be of great benefit to all parents and carers, we have extended the invitation to non-TAS families within the Cairns region. Feel free to share this within your parent networks.
Further details are contained in the attached flyer, or contact Sue Wicks, Director of Community and Marketing for further information.

Brett Lee

ISE (Internet Safe Education) creator, Brett Lee, worked as a Queensland Police Officer for 22 years, 16 of those as a Detective predominantly in the field of Child Exploitation. In his last five years of service, he was a specialist in the field of undercover internet child exploitation investigations. 

Brett has been personally involved in the online investigation, arrest and prosecution of numerous offenders, whose medium for preying on children is the internet. Brett has delivered training to members of law enforcement agencies including New South Wales Police, South Australian Police, West Australian Police and Australian Customs. Within his own police service he was involved in the training of plain clothes police through Detective Training and Sexual Crimes courses in Online Child Exploitation investigations.

Further to Brett’s experience, he has completed the FBI Advanced Internet Investigations Course and has worked with the FBI Innocent Images Unit, Maryland USA, the Department of Homeland Security Cyber Crimes Centre, Virginia USA and the San Jose Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, California USA.  He has also attended and spoken at conferences around Australia and the world.

Brett has received the Queensland Police Commissioner’s Gold Award and the Crime and Misconduct Commissioner’s Award for his role in the development and implementation of software that is now utilized by various Australian Law enforcement agencies to track and identify online child offenders.

In 2001, in his role as a Detective, Brett delivered an internet safety presentation to students. It was then that he realised the key to protecting the most vulnerable people in our society, our children, from online dangers was education. This realisation fueled a passion that led to the creation of ISE which in 2009 reached over 100,000 students, teachers and parents with a message of awareness and responsibilities. As a furtherance to Brett’s diverse background he was contracted in Iraq on a US/Iraq project as a Police Instructor training Iraqi nationals at the Iraq National Police Academy located outside the township of An Numinayah,  Brett often incorporates stories of his experience there into his presentations.

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