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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 2 Week 2

Date: May 2, 2017    Posted by: Alana Ripepi


Thanks to all the Year 5 and 6 families who attended the terrific transition evening at WRS on Thursday evening. It was great to meet and chat with many parents and investigate the opportunities for our potential Year 7 students.

Thank you also to the large number of Year 6 families who have met with me for their transition interviews. I am really impressed so far with the calibre and achievements of our incoming Year 7s and am excited with potential of this cohort.

A reminder that the Senior School TAS in Action is this upcoming Thursday commencing at 2:30pm (but feel free to attend at any time as tours leave at regular intervals). It is a great opportunity for families to actually see for themselves the terrific academic and co-curricular program at TAS Senior School. Hopefully you will understand why we are so excited about the educational journey that TAS provides our students.



Congratulations to the KBJ choir for their performance at the Trinity Beach ANZAC Day service. I know that we had a large presence at most of the services around Cairns. I’d like to commend our students and their families for their attendance and the grace and respect displayed by the TAS community to this important day. The high standard of student behaviour and respect of our students was noticeable. I was really proud of our community.

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Some great news from our TAS basketballers.

  • U12 Marlin’s Daniel Statton, Sean O’Reilly, Travis Drinnan, along with U12 Dolphin’s Giaan Tippet and U12 Coral’s Emily Stone, competed in the U12 State Championships at the Gold Coast. The boys did a terrific job and won the state championships. Congratulations to the U12 Coral’s Emily Stone who was awarded the U12 Girls Most Improved Player 2016/2017. Great job Emily!
  • Well done to Travis, Sean, Daniel & Chantelle who will all be traveling to Brisbane in June to represent the Peninsula region for Basketball after a successful selection day at the Cairns Independent basketball trials. It is great to see our basketballers reaching new heights and performing so well. We wish them luck and look forward to hearing of their experiences.

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Wednesday 19th April saw four TAS boys trial for Peninsula AFL. Brant Clubb, Angus Lane, Kale Tottman and Daniel Statton. It was quite a day, as these students had to play AFL for an hour, leave to return to school to run the TAS cross country races, then return for 3 more games of AFL. At the end of the day all four students were successful in making the 2017 12 years Peninsula AFL team and now start training for the carnival in Mackay in June to represent TAS for the Peninsula region. Well done lads! (Great to see them wearing jumpers that look remarkably similar to the mighty St Kilda FC!)

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