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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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Junior School Variety Night 2019

Date:July 25, 2019

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Tickets now available for “Harry Potter & The Wizard of Oz” – 2019 Junior School Variety Night.

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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships – Round 2 2019

Date:May 31, 2019

TAS Teams enjoyed excellent success in Round 2 of the FNQ Interschool Championships held on 28 May due to their

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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Rd 1 2019

Date:March 12, 2019

It was great to see 294 students competing in Round 1 of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships last

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Remembering Kara

Date:February 25, 2019

Today, we celebrated the life of much-loved teacher Miss Kara Pylypiuk.    The TAS Community is in mourning at the

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Principal’s Blog – “Sausage Factory” Schooling Model

Date:September 16, 2019

I recently had a terrific conversation with a university academic about the schooling model in Australia. Her view was very

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Principal’s Blog – Quality Educators

Date:August 29, 2019

As educators, we are continually looking at ways of improving the learning outcomes of the students in our schools. At

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Learning, Believing, Achieving – The School’s Role in Developing Social and Resilient People

Date:June 24, 2019

I was fortunate enough to listen to a podcast recently of Bernard Salt who presented to the Independent Schools State

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Principal’s Message – Trinity Day 2019

Date:June 17, 2019

For those who missed the Trinity Day message from Principal Paul Sjogren about the importance of the three pillars of

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Principal’s Blog – Student Gain Analysis | NAPLAN

Date:June 5, 2019

NAPLAN Student Gain Analysis 2016 – 2018 data One way of measuring the quality of teaching and learning at a

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TAS – Top 3% of Secondary Schools

Date:March 7, 2019

Dear TAS parent/carer, We were pleased to receive contact recently from the federal government’s Chair of the Standing Committee on

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TAS Facilities

Spread over two sprawling hectares, the TAS White Rock campus offers a variety of facilities to assist in your child’s time at the school. These include TAS Aquatic Centre, state-of-the-art STEM Building and Bishop Centre for Performing Arts.

The TAS Kewarra Beach campus offers a large sporting ground, a dedicated science laboratory and utilises the facilities at the Smithfield Swimming Pool.


TAS Libraries

Key to the Past, Present & Future

TAS Libraries provide a welcoming and innovative information gateway that supports teaching and learning. The vision of TAS libraries is to empower students and staff to be life-long learners, informed decision-makers, users of information technologies, and enthusiastic readers – teaching them to observe all things.

Both libraries present a stimulating and contemporary learning and research environment. Staff and students have access to a large collection of print, digital and technological resources. To read more…


The Bishop Centre

Located at TAS White Rock, the Bishop Centre for Performing Arts is the home to TAS celebrations, events, musicals, assemblies and presentation days. Seating up to 400 theatre style, the centre has a professional lighting and sound system and is available for hire. For enquiries, please contact White Rock Senior reception on 07 4036 8111 or email wrsreception@tas.qld.edu.au


TAS Aquatic Centre

Located on the schools private grounds, the TAS Aquatic Centre features an Olympic sized fully shaded state of the art swimming pool.

At TAS we place special emphasis on the importance of mixing Physical Education training with education, to achieve success at all levels. The TAS Swimming Program is a compulsory part of the Junior School curriculum. All Junior School students swim twice a week during the school year, and develop their swimming skills through an intensive, well structured program. Senior School students continue to improve their swimming skills during Physical Education lessons.

The pool’s versatile design allows for a variety of event configurations, including FINA approved Long Course and Short Course competitions, water polo and learn-to-swim classes. Ramp access opens the facility to swimmers with special needs. To read more…

For bookings and how to find out more about the TAS Aquatic Centre, speak to one of our friendly staff by phone 07 4036 8195 or email aquatic@tas.qld.edu.au.


White Rock Multi-Purpose Hall

Opened in 2010, the multi-purpose hall located at White Rock is a facility used by both Senior and Junior students. Up to 200 spectators can sit in air-conditioned comfort whilst students play a range of sports including netball, basketball, futsal and volleyball. A 17mm thick synthetic floor, which is particularly kind on children’s knees has been laid and a 4m run off area surrounds the court to ensure safety for players. The hall features’ an electronic scoreboard and high quality PA system. Two sets of change rooms include showers and the hall has catering facilities with the ability to serve customers inside the hall and outside under the multi-purpose, undercover annexe. The building also houses two classrooms on the top floor.


STEM Building

Borrowing its unique design from a DNA double helix, the Science Building was opened in 2015 by, Queensland’s Chief Scientist, Dr Geoff Garrett. The facility contains two Mathematics classrooms and six dedicated Science laboratories with state of the art equipment and electric works. The building features roof mounted solar panels that enable the school to produce electricity and monitor usage whilst synthetic-turf on the roof provides an outdoor area for students to conduct scientific experiments.

 

 

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