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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


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


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


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


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


2019 Gala Concert | Friday 30 August

Date:August 5, 2019

No entry fee – all welcome.    


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


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.


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


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


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


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


TAS News

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

Date: August 30, 2018    Posted by: Alana Ripepi

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

Variety Night

What a wonderful night of entertainment in the Bishop Centre last Friday. Students from KBJ and WRJ came together to provide an evening of song and dance that showcased performing arts at a high standard. At times it was hard to remember that these students are still in primary school! Ms Saunders (the Secondary Drama teacher and producer/director of the recent Senior School production of Peter Pan) is very excited indeed with the standard of talent coming through! My thanks to Mr Reid, Mr Lade, Ms Long, Ms Calligaro and Mr Grace for putting on such a great night.


Astronomy Night

What an amazing event on top of our STEM Centre. On a beautiful clear night last Wednesday, a group of committed TAS stargazers met to view the night sky. We were incredibly lucky to have Dr David Nichols lead the event. David is one of Australia’s leading astronomers based at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Australian National University in Canberra. We were able to view a number of clusters and galaxies as well as indentify (using a variety of apps) an arc of 4 planets across the night sky and view the rings of Saturn through a telescope. Thanks to Mr Manea for putting this event together.

TAS Careers taster night

Thanks to Kevin and Lana McLean and their group of parents plus Ms Chant who put together the TAS Careers Taster evening last Tuesday. Students were able to talk with presenters from a variety of professions and receive some advice and an insight into each career pathway as they approach the upcoming Senior Phase subject selection process. We certainly appreciate the contribution from these wonderful parents and friends of the school and our students were really ppsitive and enthusiastic about the opportunity to chat.


Pyramid to Park

Awesome morning last Saturday down at Gordonvale. A group of terrific junior school students and their parents ran the MSF Pyramid charity race, raising money for Anglicare NQ. Well done to Sophie (Y5) who had the inspiration to get the team up and running for this event. Thanks also to Helen, Sally-Ann and Olivia who completed the charity race as well.

In addition, Christopher Sutton (Year 12) completed the full Great Pyramid race up Walsh’s Pyramid. This a 12 km return course to the peak and back, an incredibly grueling test. Christopher came 3rd in the 16-18 year old males section, a wonderful result. Well done.


Great to host the class of ’88 reunion on Saturday afternoon. They had a most enjoyable time touring the school, reminiscing about the good old days, and marveling at the facilities. It is so great to make connections with our old scholars at these events.

Cairns Language Speaking competition

Last week students from around Cairns participated in the Cairns Language speaking competition. Once again, TAS students did particularly well. In Japanese, Maya Shepherd 1st overall Y8, Murray Colbridge 2nd overall Y9, Navin Adikari Mudiyanselage 1st in the senior category, Stella Dziov 3rd in the senior category, and Nanako Binst — 2nd in the year 10, 11 and 12 Japanese background category. TAS once again won the overall senior trophy for Japanese (Navin, Y11)

In the French competition the following day, Felicity Pyne (Y4) 3rd place in Year 5 section, Daisy Colbridge (Y7) 3rd place, Thea Sorensen 1st place (Y8), Brendan Leong (Y9) 2nd place, and Chloe Boothby (Y10) 1st place.


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