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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


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


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


Learning, Believing, Achieving – Edition 5, Term 3.

Date:August 30, 2018

Bookweek is a terrific week in the life of the school. I want to thank our wonderful Library staff (Kerrie,


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

Date:August 30, 2018

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


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

Date:August 17, 2018

Another terrific week at TAS. Our students, parents and staff are certainly very active and involved! KBJ night walk What


Learning. Believing. Achieving – Edition 2, Term 3

Date:August 7, 2018

TAS is a school where there is always something happening! I love seeing so many of our students involved in


Learning. Believing. Achieving – Edition 1, Term 3

Date:July 30, 2018

Secondary Chess is Back! It is excellent to see the Secondary Chess Club up and running again at White Rock.


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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