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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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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships – Round 2 2019

Date:May 31, 2019

TAS Teams enjoyed excellent success in Round 2 of the FNQ Interschool Championships held on 28 May due to their

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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Rd 1 2019

Date:March 12, 2019

It was great to see 294 students competing in Round 1 of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships last

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Remembering Kara

Date:February 25, 2019

Today, we celebrated the life of much-loved teacher Miss Kara Pylypiuk.    The TAS Community is in mourning at the

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Principal’s Blog – “Sausage Factory” Schooling Model

Date:September 16, 2019

I recently had a terrific conversation with a university academic about the schooling model in Australia. Her view was very

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Principal’s Blog – Quality Educators

Date:August 29, 2019

As educators, we are continually looking at ways of improving the learning outcomes of the students in our schools. At

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Learning, Believing, Achieving – The School’s Role in Developing Social and Resilient People

Date:June 24, 2019

I was fortunate enough to listen to a podcast recently of Bernard Salt who presented to the Independent Schools State

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Principal’s Message – Trinity Day 2019

Date:June 17, 2019

For those who missed the Trinity Day message from Principal Paul Sjogren about the importance of the three pillars of

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Principal’s Blog – Student Gain Analysis | NAPLAN

Date:June 5, 2019

NAPLAN Student Gain Analysis 2016 – 2018 data One way of measuring the quality of teaching and learning at a

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TAS – Top 3% of Secondary Schools

Date:March 7, 2019

Dear TAS parent/carer, We were pleased to receive contact recently from the federal government’s Chair of the Standing Committee on

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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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