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White Rock Junior Chess Championships 2020

Date:August 21, 2020

On Thursday 20 August, a record 112 WRJ students from Year 2-6 participated in the WRJ Chess Championship 2020. All

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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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Parents and Staff – Rethinking TikTok

Date:August 18, 2020

Your privacy matters Currently, there are multiple conversations being held around the world as to the safety, security, privacy, addiction

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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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The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award

The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award is an internationally recognized leading youth development program, empowering young people with personal discovery and growth. It presents a non-competitive program of voluntary activities that help increase youth employability, creativity, and innovation. The Award program focuses on fostering essential life skills in line with our school values; Integrity, Compassion, Perseverance, and Curiosity.


Award levels

The Duke of Edinburgh Award is comprised of three progressively more challenging levels; Gold, Silver and Bronze. Each level requires students to complete activities that fall within four key pillars;

  1. Service,
  2. Skills,
  3. Physical Recreation and
  4. Adventurous Journey (Gold participants also need to complete Residential Projects).

In recent years, TAS has seen numerous students complete their Gold, Silver and Bronze Award with guidance from our TAS Duke of Edinburgh Award leader. Our dedicated teaching community supports students the entire way, aiding in creating locally available opportunities that assist students in the completion of their award.


Benefits to Participants

Although the award doesn’t ensure employment, our research shows Awardees have a competitive point of difference in the workforce. Students are nurtured into quality citizens, helping to improve communities in which they live and make constructive use of leisure time. The award is based on individual achievement, aiding participants to develop character acquiring qualities like self-confidence, perseverance, integrity, and useful essential life skills. In whole, the program is fun for students, offering an incomparable sense of adventure.


Getting Started

  1. Application – Parental Consent Form 2020
  2. Guide for Bronze Award Participants
  3. Bronze and Silver Award Plan
  4. Gold Award Plan

Getting Started

Further information and forms please visit the Queensland Government Website. For any questions, please contact Darren Osmond, TAS Duke of Edinburgh Award leader – darreno@tas.qld.edu.au

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