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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 – Term 1 Week 4

Date: February 17, 2017    Posted by: Alana Ripepi

Welcome to our new format! Instead of the emails I have been sending out on Fridays, we are trialling using a web log instead. The intent is to keep our community up-to-date with some of the activities going on at TAS.

WRJ Year 3

Thanks to Ms Thomas, Ms Milligan and the Year 3 students for inviting me to their classrooms to discuss decision-making, organisation hierarchy and democracy with the students. The students asked some terrific questions and displayed a level of understanding that was quite sophisticated for children of that age. They were very interested in the structure of the Board of Directors, how the Senior Leadership Team made decisions, and how does democracy work when people don’t agree on a decision. I will need to do some preparation and pre-reading before I next visit the Year 3 classroom!

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KBJ Assembly

It was great to attend the KBJ Assembly on Friday afternoon. Congratulations to all those who received awards, such as Eleanor Oates and Madeline Collins (with their parents Alana, Laura and Matt)


Reading to Preps

I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to read to Ms Lade’s Prep class at KBJ on Wednesday morning. The book was Grandpa and Thomas by Pamela Allen. The students were very attentive and well-behaved and had some great observations and questions to share at the end. I’m looking forward to the next time we get a chance to share some reading time together.


Readng Prep

Year 6 Speeches

Ms Wellard’s Year 6s have been working on their public speaking and I was able to listen to some of the students making their speeches. The student audience were able to provide constructive (and insightful) feedback to each speaker. The standard of speaking really was remarkable. Given that skills such as these are becoming more important for careers in the future, I was really happy to see the level of confidence, eye-movement, body-language, and language that our students displayed.

Past Students Making a Mark

Tonight I will be attending the opening of an Art Exhibition at the Tank Arts Centre for 2016 TAS Graduate Elizabeth Sutton, called “Seventeen Years of Home”. This is a terrific achievement for a 17 year old artist and is indicative of the regard in which she is held. Elizabeth is currently studying Law and Arts at the Australian National University in Canberra.

News from Isabel Byrne. Isabel won a prestigious ASSIST scholarship to attend school in the USA in 2015. These scholarships are both prestigious and valuable and are open to applicants from around the world. Only a handful of Australians win an ASSIST scholarship and it is rare for a student in a regional centre to be successful. After her year away, Isabel completed a University Preparation program and is now studying International Relations and Law at Bond University


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