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Swimming State Championships

Date:January 25, 2018

Wonderful news for our swimmers. At the recent State Championships, TAS swimming once again finished as the #1 state team Read more...

Round Square Exchange – Stella Dziov

Date:January 24, 2018

Year 11 student Stella Dziov is currently undertaking a Round Square exchange at the Fountain Valley School in Colorado. Having Read more...

World Challenge Expedition

Date:January 24, 2018

As you would have seen on social media, our World Challenge Expeditioners had a very successful trip to Nepal. Principal Read more...

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 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...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Welcome to 2018

Date:January 24, 2018

Welcome back to our TAS community. I hope that you have had a wonderful break and are looking forward to 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...

TAS News

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 3

Date: July 28, 2017    Posted by: Sue Wicks

Dear TAS Community,

As you know, our Head of Junior School – White Rock, Barb La Coste, retired at the end of Term Two. Whilst she has been able to meet and say goodbye to some of our community, Barb wanted to write to those she hasn’t had a chance to catch-up with. Although we didn’t get the opportunity as a whole TAS community to be together to say thank you to Barb, Barb has been a significant part of TAS for 14 years and will be missed.



“When I arrived at TAS fourteen years ago I didn’t realise how connected I would become to such a warm school community. It has been an absolute pleasure to be a part of so many young lives and watch them grow into fine young men and women.

 Over the years I have had the privilege of working with outstanding staff, both teaching and non-teaching, who reflect the high standards TAS is known for. Fun was in the mix as well as I liaised with Mrs. Craig to establish the Early Learning Centre, with Ms Ashburton to bring about Inspire - a Celebration of Art, with Mr Grace to develop the Rockband Program, with Ms Greaves to develop the Young Round Square Program and with the WRJ Parent Community Group to bring about events such as the Mother’s and Father’s Day celebrations and the Obstathon, to name a few.

 Although I am sad to be leaving I look forward to spending time with family in the Nelson Bay area. I have been touched by all the well wishes I have received over the past few weeks and hope to be feeling better soon.

Please accept sincere thanks for your support over the years and I wish you a fond farewell.

Barbara La Coste”

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