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Date:June 8, 2018

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Date:June 7, 2018

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Online Safety and Cyberbullying | 11 June @ 6pm

Date:June 6, 2018

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Date:June 6, 2018

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Date:June 5, 2018

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Date:April 27, 2018

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Date:June 18, 2018

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Week 7, Term 2.

Date:June 1, 2018

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Week 6. Term 2

Date:May 25, 2018

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Learning. Believing. Achieving. Week 5, Term 2

Date:May 18, 2018

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Learning. Believing. Achieving. Week 3, Term 2

Date:May 2, 2018

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Week 2 Term 2

Date:April 27, 2018

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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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