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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 5

Date: February 27, 2017    Posted by: Alana Ripepi

Another amazing week in the life of TAS. The culture of support amongst students, parents and staff is quite unique. I was forwarded an email yesterday from a parent wanting to pass on her thanks to a Year 12 lad who had spent time significantly helping her son (in a younger year level) for no other reason than it was the right thing to do. I see and hear of these acts quite often.

Music concert – Saturday 18 February.  It was wonderful to attend my first official TAS music concert last Saturday evening. The Concert Band, String Orchestra and the School Orchestra had spent two days work shopping with Mr Owen Clark, the Head of Ensembles from Brisbane Girls Grammar and a very highly regarded music educator in the both Australia and New Zealand. Their resulting performances were outstanding. Our student musicians had obviously responded to Mr Clarke’s passion and enjoyment of music and there were smiles and engagement throughout. There were also some wonderful solo and duo performances. It was a wonderful showcase of what is obviously a very high standard music program at TAS.

My thanks to Ms Shead and Ms Stitt, as well as avid staff musicians Joan and Monica.

Music pic

Good luck to the following students who have been selected in the Peninsula Triathlon Team to compete at the State Championships in Hervey Bay:

Kiana Turnbull (8)

Murray Colbridge (8)

Joel Stevens (8)

Emma Simpson (11)

Cody Haseldine (11)

Takuma Konno (12)

The following students will be competing in the Primary Aquathon at the same venue:

Lara Atfield

Daisy Colbridge

Nicholas Berther

Angus Lane

Kale Tottman

Triathlon pic

(missing from the photo – Kale Tottman & Nicholas Berther)

Senior Dinner (Tuesday night)

What a terrific evening held in The Bishop Centre. Katie and Gordon provided entertaining and engaging speeches and the collegiality of the Year 12 cohort.

Dinner pic

The STEM Facility at White Rock continues to receive plaudits and raise interest in the architecture community and beyond. Read a recent story regarding this amazing, award-winning TAS facility at Australian Design Review:



We are excited to announce “TAS in Action” to be held in March. This is an opportunity for TAS to open up our Kindergarten and Junior School to local families so they can see for themselves the TAS Difference.

As a current TAS family, we are inviting you to help spread the word by inviting your friends and colleagues to come and see TAS in Action. The program will run at Kewarra Beach campus on Wednesday 15 March, and at White Rock campus on Thursday 16 March. Both days will commence with registrations at 9am for a 9.30am start, and conclude around 11am.

Families will have the opportunity to meet with me, our Heads of Junior School and our Kindy and Prep educators. Children are welcome, and can either visit the Kindy or relevant year class, or stay with parents to be involved in the information component of the morning.

It will be two great mornings for our school.

SLSC Championships.  Great results for the SLSC championships at Hervey Bay last weekend. Three of our students competed at the QLD State Surf Lifesaving Youth State Championships. Lila Horobin (Yr 8), Murray Colbridge (Yr 8) and Joe Ince (Yr 7)were terrific representatives of our school and our region. Lila was outstanding, collecting silver medals in both the U13 Surf Race and 1 km beach run. Murray came 4th in the 1km beach run, which is a wonderful effort. This was against the best SLSC athletes from around the state, including from the powerhouse clubs on the Sunshine and Gold Coasts. Well done!


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