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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.    


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


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


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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