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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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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 1 Week 10

Date: March 30, 2017    Posted by: Alana Ripepi

Netball

Great to see the TAS Netball teams play their grading games on Tuesday night. What an excellent program – thanks to Mrs Robati, all the coaches and our enthusiastic parents cheering on our girls. It’s going to be a terrific season.

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Newsreader success

Congratulations to Ellie Maccoll on her success last Saturday in the Cairns Young Newsreader Competition. Out of an impressive field of budding young newsreaders, Ellie won the WIN News/Mt Sheridan competition and $1000 for the school. She will be doing a week’s worth of work experience later this year at WIN. Well done Ellie.

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Chess competition

It was great to see so many of our young students at the recent WRJ Chess competition. I found myself in deep concentration as 84 of our young Chess superstars thrust and parried with each other across the chess board. I’m loving the chess program at TAS, watching the students developing problem solving strategies that are so crucial to a strong education. The overall winner of the event was Marcus Carruthers (Year 6) even though he was put under pressure in a few of his games. Second went to Angela Xiang (Year 4) and third place was Joanna Chen (Year 4). Thanks Mr. Long.

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MS Swimathon

What a great service initiative. An enthusiastic group of WRJ students participated in the recent MS Swimathon including Leila Bryceson, Lexie Reid and Harriet Reeves from 5E, Sam Bryceson from 4L, Archie Reid from 3T and Jimmy Bryceson from Prep D.

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Harriet Reeves, Leila Bryceson and Sam Bryceson

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Harriet Reeves and Jimmy Bryceson

World Vision fundraising

The WRJ Service Committee hosted a Casual Clothes Day raising funds for World Vision and other Young Round Square Service initiatives.  Students dressed up as a person, animal or object beginning with the first letter of their name.  What a great cause – thanks for being involved.

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KBJ Prep Nursery Rhyme afternoon

What a wonderful afternoon at KBJ Prep class on Wednesday when our gorgeous preppies presented their modern adaptions to a variety of nursery rhymes in front of a parents and friends as they enjoyed a lovely tea party. I may have had 1 too many cupcakes. The ability of our preppies ot stand in front of an audience and perform their nursery rhymes was very impressive. Thanks Mrs Lade for your terrific work setting up this event.

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