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 Anglicanism; The 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, counseling 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.
As one of the approximately 145 Anglican Schools in Australia, we are a member of the greater Anglican family. Anglican schools share a certain identity that is outlined in the document linked below.
To the TAS community, please enjoy this message from Anglican Archbishop of Brisbane, Phillip Aspinall. Welcome to 2020!