Trinity Anglican School (TAS) has achieved remarkable recognition in the Australian Education Awards 2023, receiving two prestigious awards for its exceptional performance, solidifying its position as one of the nation’s leading schools.
Now in its sixth year, the Australian Education Awards gives credit to the country’s best schools, programs, and teachers across 28 categories. Announced this week, TAS is among nine excellence awardees (finalists) for Best Secondary School of the Year non-government for TAS White Rock Secondary and one of eight schools for Best Co-Curricular Program (TAS White Rock Primary Year 6 Connections Program).
All awardees of excellence will vie for the ultimate title announced at the highly anticipated Australian Education Awards gala event to be held on 11 August in Sydney.
TAS’ Deputy Principal – Head of Teaching and Learning, Tim Manea, said being ranked for excellence among Australia’s best schools in two categories is both an honour and a wonderful achievement.
“TAS Secondary School’s award is recognition for outstanding education based on an individualised approach to teaching and learning, which in turn, has proven to foster curious minds, nurture potential and create exceptional young men and women,” Mr Manea said.
Awarded for excellence in the Best Co-Curricular Program, TAS’ White Rock Primary has been recognised for its specialised Year 6 well-being and connections program, which fosters skills aligned with the school values, including compassion, integrity, perseverance, and curiosity.
According to the Head of TAS White Rock Primary, Mr Peter Gazzola, TAS’ co-curricular program is about extending students’ experiences and opportunities beyond academic rigour to strengthening community connections in a multitude of ways outside of the classroom. These include Connecting to Country, Care and Connect (Leadership and Mentor program), creative experiences across the curriculum, connecting to Cairns, inquiry-based projects, outdoor education, international experiences, service opportunities and much more.
“TAS is very proud of this signature program developed especially for the students of Cairns and Far North Queensland,” Mr Gazzola said.
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