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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report – Finals 2018

Date:August 28, 2018

Finals of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships were held on the 23 August with 372 students competing.  The

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Trinity Day 2018

Date:June 8, 2018

We celebrated our 35th birthday at TAS this week, and were blessed to have Bishop Bill Ray deliver our Trinity

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Stargazing World Record Attempt

Date:June 7, 2018

On Wednesday 23 May, over 300 people gathered at TAS to participate in the World Record Attempt for the Most

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Online Safety and Cyberbullying | 11 June @ 6pm

Date:June 6, 2018

As parents, carers and educators, we are all very aware of internet safety.   On Monday 11 June, TAS is

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Rock Under the Stars 2018

Date:June 6, 2018

It was a great night’s entertainment from TAS students at the annual Rock Under the Stars concert held on 1

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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 2 2018

Date:June 5, 2018

More than 330 students competed in the second round of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships on the 31

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – A message from Paul

Date:December 12, 2018

I write to you regarding recent stories in the media surrounding legislation concerning religious beliefs within faith-based schools. The Anglican

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Learning, Believing, Achieving – Farewell Class of 2018

Date:November 19, 2018

What a wonderful morning on Friday celebrating our Year 12 students finishing their secondary schooling. The Year 12 students themselves

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Learning, Believing, Achieving – Edition 1, Term 4

Date:October 30, 2018

Social Media and the Birth of Orthorexia I have recently been reading about eating disorders, social media and mental health

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Learning, Believing, Achieving – RSIC Conference

Date:October 5, 2018

Round Square International Conference, Ontario, Canada. 2018 Sunday afternoon 30/9 What an amazing event the Round Square International Conference has

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Learning, Believing, Achieving – Edition 7, Term 3.

Date:September 21, 2018

As Term 3 comes to an end, so do many of the sport seasons. I was lucky enough to be

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Learning, Believing, Achieving – Edition 6, Term 3.

Date:September 7, 2018

It was great to spend some time with Senior School staff on Monday afternoon as we discussed the TAS TALL

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – A message from Paul

Date: December 12, 2018    Posted by: Sue Wicks

I write to you regarding recent stories in the media surrounding legislation concerning religious beliefs within faith-based schools.

The Anglican Archbishop of Southern Queensland, The Most Reverend Dr Phillip Aspinall, has stated in his letter to the Anglican community that:

‘Every one of us is loved unconditionally by God and is therefore of infinite value and dignity. Our highest aspiration is that all of our schools will be communities where all students and staff alike see themselves as persons known and loved by God, supported by their whole school community to face the challenges of their journey and to enjoy life in its fullness.

As a school leadership group, we strongly support the Archbishop’s statement. My colleague, Geoff Newton, has written “studies show that all young people, irrespective of gender or sexual orientation, benefit from schools with inclusive, supportive policies and practices. As a result, they are more likely to find acceptance and discover the happiness of living authentically. They are less likely to self-harm and attempt suicide.”

As with any great school, we look for the “sweet spot”, where we balance the best of past traditions and practices with up-to-date thinking, research and legislation. There is no doubt a lot more to happen in this space in parliament and the media over the coming months and years, but I want our students and staff to be reassured that TAS is a school where they can feel safe, secure and supported. We will continue to review and develop our policies accordingly.

Yours sincerely,

Paul

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