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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

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2019 Gala Concert | Friday 30 August

Date:August 5, 2019

No entry fee – all welcome.    

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Junior School Variety Night 2019

Date:July 25, 2019

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Tickets now available for “Harry Potter & The Wizard of Oz” – 2019 Junior School Variety Night.

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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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Principal’s Blog – “Sausage Factory” Schooling Model

Date:September 16, 2019

I recently had a terrific conversation with a university academic about the schooling model in Australia. Her view was very

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Principal’s Blog – Quality Educators

Date:August 29, 2019

As educators, we are continually looking at ways of improving the learning outcomes of the students in our schools. At

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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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Anglican Life

As an Anglican school, TAS is part of a rich heritage of Anglican schooling across Australia. Over 50% of Australians identify as Christian, with Anglicans being the second largest Christian denomination. Anglican Schools are founded on Christian beliefs, values and ethos. They welcome students from a variety of Christian and non-Christian backgrounds and diverse cultures with the understanding that most religions share the same core values and beliefs.

TAS is an independent Anglican school but works closely with both the North Queensland Anglican Diocese (represented by the Bishop) and the Anglican Schools Commission in Brisbane. 

The TAS Anglican Ethos Statement expands on our ethos and culture statements, together with the three appendices – The 39 Articles of AnglicanismThe History of Anglicanism; and An Introduction to the Trinity

Patrick Williams was appointed Chaplain of White Rock campus in 2019.  As Chaplain, he is the leader of the spiritual life of TAS, working across the campus from Preparatory to Year 12.

As a member of the Pastoral Care team, Patrick also provides support to students, staff and parents as required. While Chapel services, House services and other special services at Easter, Christmas, on ANZAC Day and for Trinity Day are a part of the school’s formal structure, counselling provided by the Chaplain is sought at the discretion of the individual or family concerned.

The Chaplain works closely with the Principal, the Heads of Junior School and Heads of House to support all children. Individual parents and the Parents and Friends Association may call on the Chaplain’s services, should they become aware of families in need or in distress.

Reverend Elisabeth Daniels continues to serve as the priest in charge of St Peter’s Anglican Church, Kewarra Beach and conducts school chapel services at Kewarra Beach campus.  

We value the role that the local Anglican Church community plays in the life of TAS, and are grateful for the constant support and regular contributions to our spiritual life from clergy from All Saints, Gordonvale (White Rock Senior campus), The Good Shepherd, Edge Hill (White Rock Junior campus), and St Peter’s, Kewarra Beach (Kewarra Beach Junior campus).  Full details of local Anglican Churches can be found on the Diocesan website

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