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Time Capsule Buried – See you in 2037

Date:December 18, 2017

The Class of 2017 Time Capsule was buried on Saturday 16 December.   Prior to being placed in the Bishop Centre Read more...

TAS Speech Night 2017

Date:December 4, 2017

If you missed Speech Night, or want to relive those special moments, the video production of the event is now Read more...

TAS Time Tunnel farewells graduating cohort

Date:November 17, 2017

The whole school turned out in excitement to farewell our graduating Year 12's in the TAS traditional time tunnel. There Read more...

From Cairns to Hollywood – TAS Student Kane O’Rielley heads to LA

Date:October 23, 2017

THANK YOU TO THE CAIRNS POST FOR THIS STORY - 21 OCTOBER 2017   KANE O’Rielley will have something in Read more...

FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 3 2017

Date:August 20, 2017

FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 3 2017 The third round of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships were Read more...

FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 2 2017

Date:May 26, 2017

The second round of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships were held on the 18 May.  Over 300 students Read more...

Holiday Blog | December 2017

Date:December 11, 2017

TAS World Challenge Nepal 2017 It has been incredible to watch the work that our students and staff are achieving Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – End of Term 4

Date:November 24, 2017

Tree Planting Thanks to our wonderful Year 4 students and Mrs Sloan for planting heaps of trees around the bottom Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 4 Week 7

Date:November 20, 2017

Year 12 farewell We farewelled out wonderful Year 12s with the traditional Year 12 breakfast and the walk through the Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 4 Week 6

Date:November 10, 2017

China I have just returned from a study tour of China with Mr Saunders (English Teacher) as we explore expanding Read more...

Outstanding Opportunities | Astounding Achievements # 2

Date:November 1, 2017

Year 7/8 QAMT Maths Team outstanding at the State finals. Our Year 7/8 QAMT Maths Quiz team were outstanding at Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 4 Week 4

Date:October 27, 2017

SHOUT-OUTS RAFFLE for the Coconut Carnival: A call out to all in the TAS community to sell your tickets. All Read more...
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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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