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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 – Term 3 Week 9

Date: September 11, 2017    Posted by: Alana Ripepi

Energy Australia Art awards

Well done to our young artists as they scooped up a number of awards at the Energy Australia Art Awards last Friday evening.

PAEA Encouragement Award – Evelyn Mirembe, Erin Leishman (25 recipients)

Ergon Energy Encouragement Awards – Victoria Phipps, Evelyn Mirembe, Erin Leishman (12 recipients)

CELL Art Space – will have her artwork exhibited a second time –  Erin Leishman (11 recipients)

TOP 50 artworks in QLD – Creative Generation, highly commended – Victoria Phipps

Creative Generation Regional Encouragement award – Claudia Philp (selected out of 38 entries from FNQ)

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Fathers Day at KBJ ELC

What a wonderful afternoon at KBJ Kindy. Our dads were involved in lots of activities in the Kindy playground, including pretend shaving some of the Dads. The general feedback was that some of the Dads (and the Principal) were a bit prickly! Thanks to Ms Vani Woods and the ELC staff for organising a terrific afternoon.

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Fathers Day at WRJ

A most enjoyable Father’s Day breakfast was had by all at WRJ last Friday. Thanks to the Parent Community Group and Ms Imelda Spence for organising the food and the “boys toys”.


WR Kindy Science evening

Dads and kids had a lot of fun last Friday evening at the WR Kindy Science evening. There were lots of activities and some very appetising food. Volcanoes spewing different coloured lava were a highlight. Thanks to Gill, the WR Kindy staff and the terrific Dads.

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Spelling Sensation

An outstanding achievement by Shivansh Pandey in Year 3 at WRJ who received the top score in Spelling in the recent NAPLAN assessments. Shivansh scored 624, a truly remarkable achievement.


Rugby Success

Great to see our Rugby team win their 3rd vs 4th Final on Wednesday evening. The team, made up of students from TAS and PLC, beat Trinity Bay State high School to finish third in the Cairns U18 Schoolboy Rugby competition. Well done to the players and supercoach, Mr Andrew Saunders, on a terrific season.


Class of ’87 Reunion

It was a great night hosting students from the class of ’87 last Friday evening. Lots of laughter and good cheer as we toured the school and had drinks on the top of the STEM building. Many of these past students hadn’t been back at TAS for 30 years!

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