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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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Holiday Blog | December 2017

Date: December 11, 2017    Posted by: Alana Ripepi

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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