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Principal’s Blog

FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Rd 2 2020

Date:June 15, 2020

Round 2 of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships was held on the 12th of June. The wizardry of

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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Rd 1 2020

Date:March 5, 2020

Round 1 of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships was held on 3 March. The Bishop Centre was bursting

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Principal’s Welcome Event- 2020

Date:January 6, 2020

Principal Paul Sjogren and the TAS teaching community would like to welcome all TAS parents, new and existing, to join

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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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Leo Lin (Year 12) reflects on his recent QUT STEM Internship

Date:July 23, 2020

Recently Grace Belson & Leo Lin (Year 12), were awarded a place in the QUT STEM Research Internship program. 2020.

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Principals Blog: Edition 3, 2020

Date:June 15, 2020

Dear TAS community,  Every now and then I receive an email that I feel the need to share, because it

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Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) stance on Year 11 & 12 return to school

Date:April 27, 2020

Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) have called on the Queensland Government to allow all Year 11 and 12 students to return

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Principals Blog: A deeper look at the data – the story of a regional standout

Date:February 17, 2020

We were delighted to see the TAS class of ’19, the last group to ever receive an OP, placed #24

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Principals Blog: Edition 1, 2020

Date:February 4, 2020

Dear TAS community, As a Principal, receiving communications such as the one I recently received is one of the role’s

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Principals Christmas Message

Date:December 17, 2019

Dear TAS Families As we come to the end of the year, we approach the time when Christians celebrate the

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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, 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!

Anglican School Identity
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