The White Rock Primary campus of Trinity Anglican School (TAS) has been recognised among Australia’s most progressive education providers in The Educator’s prestigious 5-Star Innovative Schools 2023 list for the second year.
TAS’ Head of Primary School (White Rock campus), Mr Peter Gazzola, said he is thrilled to receive this latest distinction after being named an excellence awardee by The Educators for *Best Co-Curricular Program (TAS White Rock Primary Year 6 Connections Program) earlier this year.
“At TAS, we are always striving to provide the best education and outcomes for students in Far North Queensland while rising to the needs and challenges of the 21st century learner,” Mr Gazzola said.
According to Mr Gazzola, it is not one but several new ground-breaking programs and initiatives that culminated in TAS receiving this prestigious status announced today.
“Initiatives to boost parent engagement in the Prep reading area along with data analysis to inform educational outcomes and the development of a specific Year 6 connections program where students connect in relationships with each other and the environment, have each contributed to the award.
“I would like to thank our hard-working staff for their dedicated pursuit of providing the very best for our students. As a community, we can all share and be extremely proud of this,” he said.
In July 2023, The Educator, Australia’s only magazine and news website for professional educators, invited schools across Australia to participate in the publication’s 5-Star Innovative School awards.
Now in its ninth year, the report awards schools at the forefront of change and innovation.
Entries were open to all educational professionals who believe their school is pioneering a new direction in education.
From teaching approaches to learning spaces and curriculum design, the report looks at schools reshaping the future of education.
By the end of the judging process the entries were narrowed down to just 35 of the country’s most forward-thinking schools of which TAS Primary (White Rock campus) is included.