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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.    


Principal’s Blog: Results and analysis Year 12 2020

Date:May 4, 2021

I was fascinated to read that the State ALP government has decided not to release the annual report detailing the


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


TAS News

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Week 6 Term 1

Date: March 1, 2018    Posted by: Alana Ripepi

Good luck Ella

We wish Year 9 TAS student Ella Goddard all the best as she heads off for the Commonwealth Games Selection Trials, held on the Gold Coast next week. To qualify as a 14 year old is truly remarkable and Ella will be competing against world class swimmers. She will swim the 200 Fr, 200 Fly, 200 IM and 400 Fr. Go Ella!

Her interview with 7 News can be viewed here: https://www.facebook.com/TASSwimming/videos/1836435819700398/


 Well done to TAS students at the 2018 Queensland School Sport State Triathlon/Aquathon Championships held 16-17 Feb in Hervey Bay:


Emma Simpson 8th (TAS Triathlon)

Cody Haseldine 10th (TAS Triathlon)

Murray Colbridge 20th

Daisy Colbridge 50th

Christian Nowakowski 52nd

Aquathon (results not yet officially released)

Rebecca Robinson approx. 43rd

Ruby Colbridge approx. 72nd

Amber Robinson approx. 80th

8 TAS students Of the 37 Peninsula team competitors, 22% were from TAS. Mr Haseldine has been selected as a QLD team coach for the National Championships.

Water Polo

What an honour to have water polo legend Mel Rippon in the TAS pool working with our students. As some of you are aware, I have a long-standing love of this game and to have a living legend at TAS imparting her knowledge, experience and wisdom was really exciting. Mel is a triple Olympian and dual Olympic Bronze medallist. I must admit to being a little star struck!


Year 3 Camp

It was great to spend some time with our Year 3’s up at Camp Tineroo on Thursday. They were having way too much fun, whilst also undertaking some great activities learning about trust, reflection, teamwork, and linking their classroom science with the real world. I am a lot more knowledgeable about cane toads/tadpoles and their life cycle than I was before, thanks to the Year 3’s who were able to find and catch many of them, whilst also canoeing out to check their yabby pots.


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