TAS wins Secondary Interschool Cross Country
On Friday 11 May a full team of 60 students (plus reserves) represented the School at the Trinity Coast South (TCS) District Interschool Cross Country at St Mary's. 6 students from each age group competed in the 4km event. Out of our 60 students, 27 placed in the top 6, meaning that they are eligible to attend the Peninsula Trials as part of the TCS district team. 16 of these students placed in the top 3 and thereby received a medallion in the presentations ceremony. 58 out of our 60 runners placed in the top 15 in their races, with each race involving up to 35 students in total from the 8 schools in our district.
The following 8 students placed first in their races, meaning that there were only 2 races out of 10 that a TAS student did not win. Montanna McAvoy, Gordon Milne, Clio Ozanne-Jaques, Alishamay Charteris, Kieren Samarakoon, Ella Hargreaves, Callum Hermon and Rachel Gilholm. 15 year old Kieren Samarakoon had the fastest time of the day today at 14:45 for 4km. 13 year old Montanna McAvoy had the fastest girls time of the day at 15:17, which was also the 4th fastest time of the day of any runner. In the U14 girls race our students placed 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th!
With these numbers it's no surprised that TAS won the overall points trophy, earning almost twice the points of Trinity Bay SHS in second place. It was our school's 7th consecutive win in this interschool carnival and in the 25 year history of the carnival we have now won it more times than any other school.
Congratulations to all involved - it was a proud morning for our students and school.
TAS Teachers in Research Project
TAS White Rock Junior teachers Debbie Brosseuk, Tobey Abbott and Ralf Furse are involved in the Independent Schools Queensland Teachers as Researchers Project.
Their research project Boys' Engagement in Writing - It's all about attitude! considered factors impacting upon attitudes to writing and reading and the level of phonological awareness of Prep and Year 1 boys. The findings make for interesting reading!
Spirit of TAS Awards 2013
Trinity Day was held on Wednesday 22nd May and is an important day in the School's Calendar. This year we celebrated our 30th Anniversary and reflected on the vision, commitment and perseverance of some many who have contributed to making TAS the wonderful school we share today.
The Spirit of TAS Awards were presented on Trinity Day with this year's winners, Celina Samarakoon (TAS White Rock Junior), Georgia Berther (TAS Marlin Coast Junior) and Kathryn Schmidt and Matthew Church (TAS Senior) truly worthy recipients as students who embody the true spirit of Trinity Anglican School.
Trinity Anglican School's first principal Kevin Bury opened the school's doors on the 24th January 1983 welcoming the first 125 pupils in grades 7, 8 and 9.
With the help and determination of many past and present individuals, TAS has transformed from a single Year 7-9 school, into the beautiful dual-location school that we have today.
The Trinity Day celebration is a time that we commit ourselves to furthering the School's vision as we continue to grow and as we dedicate ourselves to further service to our students and to our community.
TAS to host Round Square Conference
TAS is excited to host one of the major events on the Round Square calendar, the Senior Regional Round Square Conference from Monday June 24 – Friday June 28 2013.
TAS is a member of Round Square, a worldwide organisation of schools who share a commitment beyond academic excellence, to personal development and responsibility through service, challenge, adventure and international understanding.
Over 150 delegates are expected to attend the conference with delegates ranging in age from 15 – 17 and coming from a variety of schools across Australasia.
The 2013 TAS conference will be based on the Round Square ideal of International Understanding with the theme being 'Hand in Hand as One'.
The Conference will allow students to discuss issues related to the IDEALS of Round Square, undertake community based projects, participate in a variety of stimulating excursions and be inspired and challenged by key speakers.
For more information and to register visit www.tasroundsquare.com
Mulligan success at Junior Aquathon
Congratulations to Mulligan house on winning the 2013 Junior Aquathon held at the TAS Aquatic Centre on Friday 8th of March.
Well done to all participants on showing such great sportsmanship, encourgement and TAS spirit!
The Year 7 captains are to be commended on their leadership at the event, with students coming to help set up in the morning and to pack up in the afternoon. A big thank you to all the teachers and parents who helped with the organisation of another successful Junior Aquathon.