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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 – Week 6. Term 2

Date: May 25, 2018    Posted by: Alana Ripepi

Mothers Day at WRJ

What a terrific morning to celebrate Mothers Day at White Rock. A beautiful breakfast followed by a fashion parade. Thanks to all the wonderful parents involved in making this such an enjoyable annual event.

 KBJ Disco

There was plenty of dancing and fun at the KBJ disco last Friday evening. Great to see so many dressed up for the “Heroes and Villains” theme. Parents, students and staff were on their best behavior as we had top-flight security in place! Thanks to the parents for providing the food, drink and decorations and to our staff for making this a truly enjoyable night.


Junior School assemblies

Our student-led Junior School assemblies are a wonderful opportunity to celebrate student achievements and thank those who have helped us. It is always great to see our parents in attendance and sharing our celebrations. And what a stunning performance on the piano by  Vivian Zhang at WRJ! Thanks to the Year 1s for a terrific presentation and congratulations to the award winners at KBJ.





Really enjoyed a visit to WRJ on Friday where I was shown around the Prep garden and saw some of the Year 1s making bubbles with straw-built blowers they had designed themselves.

Peninsula Cross Country

All roads led to TAS WR on Friday for the Peninsula Cross Country event. The ovals looked great, TAS students performed very well indeed, and the P&F ladies worked up a sweat feeding and watering the masses. Thanks all for a great day.

 Plain English Speaking Australia competition

Congratulations to Max Pappin and Elizabeth Tomscoll for their presentations at the Plain English Speaking Australia competition on Saturday at St. Monica’s. Both students spoke very well in their prepared pieces and handled the impromptu and interview sessions with poise and maturity.

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