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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

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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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Remembering Kara

Date:February 25, 2019

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

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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report – Finals 2018

Date:August 28, 2018

Finals of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships were held on the 23 August with 372 students competing.  The

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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TAS – Top 3% of Secondary Schools

Date: March 7, 2019    Posted by: Sue Wicks

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!

Regards,

Paul

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