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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...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Week 5

Date:February 19, 2018

Music What a terrific evening on Saturday night in the Bishop Centre. We were treated to some wonderful performances from 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...
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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 1 Week 2

Date: February 3, 2017    Posted by: Sue Wicks

As we approach the end of another busy week, I wanted to express my thanks (again) for the warmth and friendliness of the TAS community's welcome to me over the past two weeks.
 
It was great to see and meet so many parents at the Junior School Information nights on Tuesday (Kewarra Beach) and Wednesday (White Rock). The Year 6 student leaders introduced me to each class and spoke clearly and eloquently. They certainly are wonderful ambassadors for TAS and indicative of the calibre of our Junior school graduates.
 
Thursday afternoon and evening I spent up at Genazzano Camp on the tablelands with the Year 12 students on their retreat. We shared a Chapel Service, with the School, Vice and Chapel Captains all involved. The cohort's rendition of the school hymn and "Days of Elijah" was quite stirring and the attitude and contribution of all students in Chapel displayed quite a remarkable sense of closeness and shared experience. Afterwards, their adaptions and interpretations of a number of children's classics in "Fractured Fairytales" were hilarious and very creative. It is a wonderful team-building experience for our senior students in a stunning environment and I was grateful to be able to share it for the afternoon and evening. My heartfelt thanks to the Heads of House (Mr Telford, Ms O'Shea, Mr Hasseldine and Ms Pylypiuk) and our Outdoor Education staff (Mr Osmond and Ms Beveridge) for giving up their time to provide this amazing opportunity for our Year 12s.
 
This afternoon, I was lucky enough to be involved in the White Rock Junior School Captains and Leaders Induction. Again, we had the opportunity to celebrate the calibre of our students and formally introduce our captains and leaders for the coming year. My thanks to all involved. I am greatly looking forward to being a part of the Kewarra Beach Junior School Leaders Induction service on Monday.
 
  • For those of you who haven't heard the news, Ella Goddard continues to dominate in the water, collecting an Australian silver medal for 13 year old girls last weekend in the Open Water Championships in Adelaide. A remarkable achievement.
 
  • I look forward to inducting our senior school captains next Friday, at which the Bishop of North Queensland, Bill Ray, will also be commissioning me as Principal. I hope to see many of your there.
 
  • I was thrilled to see that past student Elizabeth Sutton is holding an exhibition of her Art work at the Tanks Art Centre. The exhibition opens on Friday 17th February. We extend out warmest congratulations to Elizabeth, who is obviously an up-and-coming young artist to watch.
 

Enjoy your weekend.Paul Sjogren | Principal

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