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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


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


TAS News

FNQ Interschool Chess Championships, Round 1 2018

Date: March 12, 2018    Posted by: Alana Ripepi

TAS hosted the first round of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships on 1 March, with 339 students competing. This is likely to be the biggest interschool tournament in Queensland this term. The TAS teams performed brilliantly, and a highlight of our results are listed below. We were inspired by the good sportsmanship, great ideas and positive mindsets that made the day a special one.

Primary A Grade (12 teams with 48 players)
Team Results
First TAS WRJ Robertson: Andrew Robertson, Angela Xiang, Vinuka Gamage and Aiden Latter
Second TAS WRJ Pandey: James Nguyen, Ryan Goodfellow, Joanna Chen and Pragyan Pandey
Individual Results
First Place Angela Xiang
Third Place James Nguyen
Fourth Place Ryan Goodfellow

Primary B Grade (19 teams with 70 players)
Team Results
First TAS WRJ Coombes: Hayden Coombes, Braith Bragg, Bailey Steigmeier and Matilda Hancock
Second TAS WRJ Reid: Thomas Hayward, Archie Reid, Charlene Chen and Xavier Hillier
Individual Results
First Place Hayden Coombes
Third Place Thomas Hayward
Fourth Place Braith Bragg

Primary C Grade (30 Teams with 101 players)
Team Results
First Place TAS WRJ Reeves: Leila Bryceson, Harriet Reeves, Shivansh Pandey and Brandon Lewis
Third Place TAS WRJ Stoelhorst: Jadon Norbury, Lily Edwards, John Phan and Sofia Stoelhorst
Individual Results
Third Place Leila Bryceson



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