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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.    


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


Principals Blog: Edition 1, 2020

Date:February 4, 2020

Dear TAS community, As a Principal, receiving communications such as the one I recently received is one of the role’s


TAS News

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 1

Date: July 14, 2017    Posted by: Alana Ripepi

Welcome back to the second half of the year. I hope all families are feeling rested and refreshed and ready for another busy 6 months. We are all looking forward to welcoming back the Year 6s from Canberra and hearing of their exciting (if a little cold) adventures.

As many senior students will have experienced, the new teaching wings at WRS have opened and classes are now under way in these terrific teaching areas.

We welcome Ms Imelda Spence as the acting Head of Junior School – White Rock for this semester and it has been great to see Ms Spence getting to know students and families. Ms Spence has a long history at Trinity Anglican School, including having previously been a Head of Junior School at Kewarra Beach.

The School has moved forward with planning for the new under-cover area at Kewarra Beach. Draft concept drawings were displayed at the Kewarra Beach Principal’s Forum and are now on display in the foyer at the Kewarra Beach administration building.

Swimming over the holidays

TAS Swimming hosted the first swimming carnival in the region for the new swimming season. 140 swimmers competed for a total of 900 swims completed over the 2 day meet. We had teams from as far afield as Darwin and Townsville attending and enjoying our terrific facility.

The TAS Swimming Club ran a great carnival with nothing but positive feedback from the swimming community. Thanks to all involved and bring on the next swim season!


Year 12 student Emily Hand wins a bursary to attend Melbourne University Open Day

Congratulations to Year 12 student Emily Hand regarding the Melbourne University Aspiring Scholars Open Day competition. Emily won a bursary that covered flights, a contribution towards meals and accommodation funding, a campus tour and unlimited access to the High Achiever’s Lounge at the university.

Emily’s submission was outstanding, effectively combining commitment and creativity, the two major selection criteria. As only 2 bursaries were awarded per state, well done Emily.

Tutoring and Assistance Program (TAP) at Trinity Anglican School

The School has commenced a Tutoring and Assistance Program at White Rock Senior in Semester Two. A more detailed overview will be sent out in the near future but assistance will be offered as follows:


Maths staff

Maths and Science staff

Tuesday 3:20 – 4:00pm

Thursday Break #1



English English staff

Wednesday 8:00 – 8:30am

Thursday Break #2



Peer tutoring Y12 Academic Captains

Tuesday Break #1

Friday Break #2



I am hopeful that demand will mean this program will grow over time. It provides a terrific opportunity for students to get assistance to help reach their academic potential. Please send me any feedback you may have regarding the TAP program as we look to fine tune it.

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