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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


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


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


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


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


FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 2 2018

Date:June 5, 2018

More than 330 students competed in the second round of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships on the 31


Learning. Believing. Achieving – A message from Paul

Date:December 12, 2018

I write to you regarding recent stories in the media surrounding legislation concerning religious beliefs within faith-based schools. The Anglican


Learning, Believing, Achieving – Farewell Class of 2018

Date:November 19, 2018

What a wonderful morning on Friday celebrating our Year 12 students finishing their secondary schooling. The Year 12 students themselves


Learning, Believing, Achieving – Edition 1, Term 4

Date:October 30, 2018

Social Media and the Birth of Orthorexia I have recently been reading about eating disorders, social media and mental health


Learning, Believing, Achieving – RSIC Conference

Date:October 5, 2018

Round Square International Conference, Ontario, Canada. 2018 Sunday afternoon 30/9 What an amazing event the Round Square International Conference has


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


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


TAS News

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Edition 1, Term 3

Date: July 30, 2018    Posted by: Sue Wicks

Secondary Chess is Back!

It is excellent to see the Secondary Chess Club up and running again at White Rock. We have expert coach Mr Patrick Williams working with our students every Thursday during Break 1, providing strategies and little Chess problem-solving activities. This leads on well from the Junior School Chess program that incorporates virtual training sessions with coaches and experts from other parts of Australia. The standard of Chess being displayed at TAS is really impressive.

Bunnings Fund Raising BBQ for Round Square projects.

Thanks to the staff and students who spent time on Saturday manning the Bunnings BBQ to raise funds for our local branch of the organisation Rosies – Friends on the Street here in Cairns. This is one of our Round Square service projects, which vary between local, national and overseas programs. In particular, our thanks to the indefatigable Ms Moyer who was there all day and organized the rosters, food and basically everything else!


I attended the Sunday Service at St Francis (our TAS WR Chapel) this past weekend. Thanks to Mr Patrick Williams for running the service. Patrick is a lay member of the Gordonvale Parish and leads the service each Sunday.  Our Chapel of St Francis lies within the Parish of Gordonvale, under the leadership of Rev Ian Lindsay at All Saints Anglican Church, Gordonvale. It is held every Sunday at 7:00am in the school Chapel and we’d love to see you there.


It was great to recently visit the WRJ classrooms, in particular Year 1, and see the wonderful towns the students had designed and built. They then programmed their BeeBots to navigate the streets they had created, turning corners, programming distances, etc. Too much fun!

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