TAS News

Principal’s Blog

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


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


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


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


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


2019 Gala Concert | Friday 30 August

Date:August 5, 2019

No entry fee – all welcome.    


Principal’s Blog: Results and analysis Year 12 2020

Date:May 4, 2021

I was fascinated to read that the State ALP government has decided not to release the annual report detailing the


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


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.


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


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


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


Cancelled or Postponed events- 2020

Please see below the list of TAS events that have been cancelled or postponed. This is a live list and will be continually updated as decisions are made. If you have any questions about any of the activities listed below please contact the following people:

Kewarra Beach Campus- Mary Kershaw (Head of Junior School) email: maryk@tas.qld.edu.au

White Rock Junior Campus- Peter Gazzola (Head of Junior School) email: headofwrj@tas.qld.edu.au

White Rock Senior Campus- Margaret Kennedy (Deputy Principal) email: margaretk@tas.qld.edu.au

Outdoor Education & Co-curricular activities – Darren Osmond (Director of Outdoor Ed) email: darreno@tas.qld.edu.au



Activity/ Event  Date Campus
Weekly KBJ Chapel Service Resumes Term 3 KBJ
K-2 /3-6 Assemblies (alternating Mondays) Resumes Term 3 KBJ
School Chapels, Assembly and Whole School Assemblies/gatherings Indefinitely WR
NAPLAN Test- YR 3, 5, 7 & 9 2020 All
Year 5 &  6 Study trip to Japan December 2020 WRJ & KBJ
Swimming Awards Dinner 2020 All
Da Vinci Decathlon 2020 competition KBJ
Cairns Eisteddfod 2020 All
Term 2 KBJ Prep – Year 3 Electives
2020 KBJ
Round Square Conference September All
Interschool Swimming Carnival 23/10/2020 All



Activity/ Event  Date Campus
Trivia Night TBA KBJ
Parent-Teacher Interviews TBA KBJ, WRJ
Chess Championships TBA WRJ
KBJ School Disco TBA KBJ
Charities Fair Postponed to 20/09/2020 All
Trinity Day TBA All
Year 12 Formal TBA WRS
Rock Stars TBA All


Updates on other activities and events connected to the school:

TAS Aquatic Centre and Swimming Club

The TAS Aquatic Centre has resumed partial operation. Squads have returned to training currently running on Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday.

The Learn to Swim program is currently working through a backlog of cancelled lessons from during the government mandated lockdown, however we are accepting new Learn to Swim bookings from the beginning of Term 3. 

For more information, please contact Dionne on 07 4036 8193



Rosies (Friends of the Streets Charity) has temporarily suspended services in order to protect the health fo the vulnerable and older Australians. They will reactivate their services when it is deemed appropriate to do so.

Back to Top