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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 – Edition 7, Term 3.

Date: September 21, 2018    Posted by: Alana Ripepi

As Term 3 comes to an end, so do many of the sport seasons. I was lucky enough to be able to attend and watch TAS teams compete in the S2 Division Girls Hockey grand final, the S3 Division Girls Hockey grand final, the Division 3 Netball grand final, and the U12 Division 2 Soccer grand final. Meagan Berther was awarded player of the final in the S2 Hockey final, whilst Luke Leipold was player of the final in the Soccer final. Whilst it was great to cheer on the three teams that won their grand finals, there are two elements that I would like to comment on.

Firstly, I was really impressed with the team play and sportsmanship on display by our TAS teams. Whether winning or losing, or when under pressure or feeling like they had been on the wrong end of an umpire’s call, our students always play fair and respect their opponent and the officials. This is fundamental to our sporting programs and a non-negotiable for our players, coaches and supporters. In the wake of several recent incidents in the media regarding sporting behaviour, I’d like to thank our community for continuing to uphold the standards and expectations of TAS. I was very proud of the way TAS teams carried themselves in all games I’ve watched this season.

Secondly, it was great to see so many supporters cheering teams on. Parents, families, friends and classmates attended each final in force to support our teams. Again, what was really pleasing was that it was done with such great spirit and positivity. My thanks to the many parents who put in their time and effort to ensure our students get the opportunity to play sport in a safe, supportive environment.

I also wanted to thank all the students who represented TAS in sport this term. I love watching TAS students put on their TAS uniforms and represent the school with pride. Whilst you may not win a grand final, we are all very proud of your achievements and growth. To the Mums and Dads (a.k.a. the taxi service), thank you for ferrying your students to practices, games and associated functions, washing uniforms, paying registration, filling out endless forms, cutting oranges, etc.

The culmination of the season at the recent sports awards day at the Aquatic Centre was a wonderful opportunity to bring our sporting communities together. Thanks to the Parents and Friends for catering for the event.

I am really excited about TAS Sport as we head into the future.

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