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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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Community wellbeing

Support for students, families and staff at TAS.

Wellbeing is important at TAS.  Resilience, social skills and emotional skills are taught the junior schools with the Peer Support program and in Pastoral Care lessons in the senior school.  Small group programs offer extra assistance with resilience, relationship schools and emotional regulation (for example, using the evidence-based program Drumbeat).  Students are encouraged to create vertical relationships (with students in other year levels) within the school and participate in pastoral activities within their houses, with a strong family focus.

At TAS, we recognize the need for students, family and staff to be able to access to support within the school and outside the school.  This page will provide information about support pathways available to students, family and staff.


Support for senior school students

Support at school

Our house system enables students to achieve a sense of family and support within their particular house.  Each student can seek support from their head of house about school-related problems and discuss a possible referral to the counsellor.

The counsellor is available to assist and is on campus every Tuesday and Thursday. Students can drop in, email the counsellor for a time or organize a referral through their Head of House.  Parents can also refer students to the counsellor through their Head of House or to the counsellor directly.  Our counsellor’s office is in the library.  Counselling services are confidential, with some limits (ask the counsellor for more details).  The counsellor can be contacted through the office on 40368111 or on counsellor@tas.qld.edu.au.

Support outside school

There are community organizations that provide great support for students listed below.  Alternatively, referrals can be made through your GP.  Your GP can organize a Mental Health Plan or a referral to Connect to Wellbeing (if certain criteria are met).  

Headspace

Focuses on ages 12-25
Drop into Level 2, 42 Grafton Street, Cairns QLD 4870
Call (07) 40413780  
Open 8.30am – 7.30pm
Visit www.headspace.org.au to chat online or access resources

 
Lifeline

Call 131114    
Visit https://www.lifeline.org.au/ to chat online or access resources
Open 24 hours

 

Kids Helpline

Call 1800 551 800  
www.kidshelp.com.au to chat online or access resources
24 hour support for any age group

 

Wellbeing Hub

https://studentwellbeinghub.edu.au/
The Wellbeing Hub is based on the Australian Student Wellbeing Framework and aims to help students (along with parents and educators) by providing resources and information related to various topics.


Support for junior school students

The counsellor is available to assist and is on campus every Tuesday and Thursday (White Rock Junior and Wednesday (Kewarra Beach Junior). Students are able to drop in during break times or organise a referral through their teacher or the Head of Campus.  Parents can also refer students to the counsellor by speaking to the Head of Campus.  Our counsellor’s office is in the library at White Rock and the Wellbeing Centre at Kewarra Beach.  Counselling services are confidential, with some limits (ask the counsellor for more details).  The counsellor can be contacted through the office on 40368111 or on counsellor@tas.qld.edu.au.

Junior school students can contact Kids Helpline for support over the phone or over the internet, 24 hours a day.  Their website also has resources for students and families.

 

Kids Helpline

Call 1800 551 800  
www.kidshelp.com.au to chat online or access resources
24 hour support for any age group

 


Support for families

Parentline

Call 1300 301 300
https://parentline.com.au/
Parentline provide free counselling and support over the phone for parents from 8am to 10pm (and webchat 8am to 9pm), 7 days a week.  Their website also contains resources for parents.

 

Raising Children – The Australian Parenting website

Raising Children provides information and resources for parents about parenting in Australia.  This includes health and wellbeing topics, including recommendations and guidelines.
https://raisingchildren.net.au/

 

Wellbeing Hub

https://studentwellbeinghub.edu.au/
The Wellbeing Hub is based on the Australian Student Wellbeing Framework and aims to help parents (along with students and educators) raise resilient and kind children and adolescents by providing resources and information related to various topics.

 

Family and Child Connect

Call 13 32 64
http://familychildconnect.org.au/
Family and child connect are available to assist families to work out the best possible support pathways for families with dealing with challenges.  This includes working on family relationships and managing child behaviours.


Below is a comprehensive list of support services available in Cairns (and QLD or nation-wide), including crisis support and parenting support. 

 

Mental Health Community Support Services (Cairns)
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