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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 – A message from Paul

Date: December 12, 2018    Posted by: Alana Ripepi

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,


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