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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 7 Term 1

Date: March 6, 2018    Posted by: Alana Ripepi

Congratulations Emerging Artist, Evelyn Mikembe

Evelyn took part in the FLAME 2018 mentorship and exhibition project. This exhibition will launch at 6pm on Saturday 10 March. It is great to see our terrific artists having their artworks recognised and appreciated by the wider community.

KBJ Craft Club

Our younger KBJ students were having a wonderful time at the KBJ Craft Club recently. Thank you to Ms Payne and the wonderful assistance of our older KBJ students – what terrific young people!

KBJ Primary Art

I was lucky enough to be able to visit our Preps in their Art class last week. We certainly have some budding Picassos! Lots of smiles, laughter and creativity was on display.


WRJ Robotics and coding

What an amazing afternoon last Thursday. Our WRJ students showed me what they have been working on in the coding and robotics club and I was blown away! The little ones were programming Cubetos, using repeating sub-programs, whilst the older students were building and programming Lego mindstorm robots both on the manual Lego controls and also using the laptop coding platform. As an ex-Engineer, I must admit to being quite excited and a little in awe of what they were doing. My thanks to the staff and especially Pia for their leadership of this amazing program. 


Rosie’s – Friends on the Street

I was privileged to spend an evening with the volunteers from Rosie’s providing food and a kind word to some of the less fortunate members of our Cairns community. These outstanding people give up their time willingly and without fanfare to do the right thing. Our TAS student volunteers were truly wonderful on the evening, with their positive work ethic, compassion and good cheer. It is always a humbling experience to see young people give back to their community. Thank you.


What a beautiful concert on Sunday. Three of our musicians, Hannah, Tess and India, spent the weekend workshopping with other student musicians from schools in Cairns and surrounds under the guidance of high-performance staff from the Griffith University Conservatorium at the State Honours Ensemble Program. The concert was a showcase of the pieces they had worked on over the program and was truly spectacular. Well done ladies!

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