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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

Remembering Kara

Date: February 25, 2019    Posted by: Alana Ripepi

Today, we celebrated the life of much-loved teacher Miss Kara Pylypiuk. 


The TAS Community is in mourning at the passing of our Miss P; and it was with great sadness that we paid our respects to her at a memorial service in our Bishop Centre today. TAS students honoured her with prayers and readings, and past students shared their stories of the massive impact she had on their lives. 

At the conclusion of the service, students, staff and guests were invited to light a candle in her honour.  

During the service, Mr Sjogren mentioned a benevolent fund for Arawyn, and we genuinely thank those who have generously enquired about this fund.  Befitting Kara’s passion for the reef, TAS has also set up the Kara Pylypiuk Memorial Coral Garden through the Reef Restoration Foundation.

This adopted ocean-based garden is part of the Great Barrier Reef at Fitzroy Island and forms part of the project to regenerate and recover our beautiful coral reefs.  An area we all know was close to Kara’s heart. 

Should you wish to contribute and expand this Memorial Garden, your donation can be made at any TAS reception.  For each $50, an additional piece of coral can be added creating an even greater coral garden in memory of Kara, but donations of any size are welcome.   

Donations received by Friday 5 March will form part of our TAS garden for Miss P.  Alternatively, your own individual donation can be made on the Reef Restoration Foundation’s website


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