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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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2019 Gala Concert | Friday 30 August

Date:August 5, 2019

No entry fee – all welcome.    

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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

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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

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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.

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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

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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

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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

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Outstanding Opportunities | Astounding Achievements

Date: October 25, 2017    Posted by: Alana Ripepi

Special Student Achievement Update

Top Two Science Investigations in Queensland for 2017 are TAS students

Wonderful news from Brisbane last week where two of our students have been announced First and Second in the 2017 Science Teachers Association of Queensland (STAQ) Science Competition. This is a remarkable achievement, as the competition is for all students throughout Queensland, including the large, STEM-focused schools in South East Queensland. As a physics teacher in a past life, I know how incredibly high the standard of submissions are in this competition and to achieve the top two places is extraordinary. Our thanks to the STEM department, our terrific Physics teacher, Mr Brain Springell, and the outstanding STEM program at TAS.

1st Place in Queensland – Samuel Kwort

Samuel’s investigation was on Shear Failure of deforested soils

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2nd Place in Queensland – Yasin Adikari

Yasin’s investigation was on the Levitation of Superconductors

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Claudia Philp achieves Second Place in the State for her Ancient History Essay

Congratulations to Year 12 student Claudia Philp. She has just been awarded second place for the prestigious Queensland History Teachers’ Association – Historical Writing Competition (2017) in Year 12 Ancient History. Claudia is School Vice Captain, champion sportswoman and an outstanding student. She was the only place-getter in this competition from a school outside Southeast Queensland. Well done Claudia, and our thanks to Mrs. Sarah Coleman who continues to guide and mentor students in our award-winning Ancient History program.

Claudia

Kane O’Reilly gains a scholarship at the American Academy of Dramatic Arts in LA

Year 12 student Kane O’Reilly has just received the news that he has won a place at the prestigious AADA for 2018, one of only 180 students worldwide and, as far as we know, 1 of 3 Australian students this intake. Alumni of the AADA include Robert Redford, Kirk Douglas, Danny DeVito, Lauren Becall, and a host of others. Alumni have received 108 Oscar nominations, 288 Emmy nominations and 93 Tony nominations. This is a remarkable feat by Kane and will provide him a wonderful stepping stone for a career in performing arts. Truly amazing.

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