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Learning, Believing, Achieving – Edition 7, Term 3.

Date:September 21, 2018

As Term 3 comes to an end, so do many of the sport seasons. I was lucky enough to be

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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report – Finals 2018

Date:August 28, 2018

Finals of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships were held on the 23 August with 372 students competing.  The

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Trinity Day 2018

Date:June 8, 2018

We celebrated our 35th birthday at TAS this week, and were blessed to have Bishop Bill Ray deliver our Trinity

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Stargazing World Record Attempt

Date:June 7, 2018

On Wednesday 23 May, over 300 people gathered at TAS to participate in the World Record Attempt for the Most

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Online Safety and Cyberbullying | 11 June @ 6pm

Date:June 6, 2018

As parents, carers and educators, we are all very aware of internet safety.   On Monday 11 June, TAS is

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Rock Under the Stars 2018

Date:June 6, 2018

It was a great night’s entertainment from TAS students at the annual Rock Under the Stars concert held on 1

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Learning, Believing, Achieving – Edition 6, Term 3.

Date:September 7, 2018

It was great to spend some time with Senior School staff on Monday afternoon as we discussed the TAS TALL

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Learning, Believing, Achieving – Edition 5, Term 3.

Date:August 30, 2018

Bookweek is a terrific week in the life of the school. I want to thank our wonderful Library staff (Kerrie,

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Learning, Believing, Achieving – Edition 4, Term 3.

Date:August 30, 2018

Thank you to all the wonderful parents and students who contribute so much to make TAS such a vibrant and

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Learning, Believing, Achieving – Edition 3, Term 3.

Date:August 17, 2018

Another terrific week at TAS. Our students, parents and staff are certainly very active and involved! KBJ night walk What

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Edition 2, Term 3

Date:August 7, 2018

TAS is a school where there is always something happening! I love seeing so many of our students involved in

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Edition 1, Term 3

Date:July 30, 2018

Secondary Chess is Back! It is excellent to see the Secondary Chess Club up and running again at White Rock.

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Holiday Blog | December 2017

Date: December 11, 2017    Posted by: Sue Wicks

TAS World Challenge Nepal 2017

It has been incredible to watch the work that our students and staff are achieving in Nepal during World Challenge 2017.  We know they are having a fantastic time, and we wish them a safe trip home later this week.  If you want to catch up on their activities and photos – visit their facebook page:  https://www.facebook.com/TAS.world.challenge.nepal/

 

Graduate signs letter of intent for USA University

Great to see 2017 graduate Ronan Weber signing to attend Marian University in Indianapolis, USA. The story is at http://www.muknights.com/article/5768.php

Speech Night

Thanks to all for your participation at a memorable Speech Night. It was very enjoyable to have the Y5-12 school community spend time together in a formal setting to celebrate the achievements of our students. Our 2017 Speech Night video can be viewed and shared using the link: http://tas.qld.edu.au/speech-night-2017/

Be Cybersafe

If you haven’t already done so, the latest issue of the Anglican Schools Commission cyber safety magazine is available on our website under Cyber Safety Newsletters.  Keep up to date with keeping our students safe in the modern digital world.

Farewell to Ms Imelda Spence and welcome to our new Head of Junior School – Mr Peter Gazzola

We farewelled Ms Spence at an assembly and a recent staff function, offering our thanks for her leadership of White Rock Junior School in the second half of Semester 2. We will miss you, Ms Spence.

We welcome Mr Peter Gazzola to the role of Head of Junior School, White Rock for 2018.  

I have taught previously with Peter, and thus have direct knowledge of his outstanding approach towards innovation and curriculum. Peter is highly regarded in the educational community and a driving force for understanding and developing strategies for improving student learning and engagement in the 21st Century. He has presented at conferences such as at the 3rd NZ IWBNet Conference, Auckland on flipped learning, the Computelec Conference in Lorne, Victoria on approaches to online and blended learning, and at John Paul College, Brisbane on multimedia as the prism of engagement for Middle Year’s students. He has a Masters in Education and is currently in a leadership role in the Anglican Schools Innovations Network. Most significantly, as Director of Innovation, Peter has created and driven the Year 9 “Connections” program at St Andrew’s Anglican College, a successful and highly emulated program where Year 9 students learn in a variety of different environments in Brisbane, Melbourne and Stradbroke Island – read more here.   Peter has previously been a successful Deputy Principal and an acting Principal in Primary schools in Victoria before moving north. We are very excited to have an educational leader of his calibre leading our White Rock Junior School in 2018.

Key Dates Term 1 2018

Monday 22 January:

  • All Year 7 students attend for Orientation PLUS
  • All new TAS students across all campuses attend for Orientation

Tuesday 23 January:

  • First day Term 1

Thursday 25 January

  • House Day for White Rock Senior

Friday 26 January

  • Australia Day Public Holiday

Friday 2 February

  • TAS Community Welcome event
 
Early Learning Centre Start Dates 2018
 
White Rock
  • Intake 1 (Blue group) 22 Jan
  • Intake 2 (Red group) 24 Jan
Kewarra Beach
  • Early Learning 8 Jan
  • Kindergarten program 22 Jan
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