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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

Online Safety and Cyberbullying | 11 June @ 6pm

Date: June 6, 2018    Posted by: Alana Ripepi

As parents, carers and educators, we are all very aware of internet safety.
On Monday 11 June, TAS is hosting an information session for Parents and Carers. This Online Safety and Cyberbullying session is delivered by someone who should know: Brett Lee was a Detective who specialised in the field of undercover internet child exploitation investigations. Come and hear what he has to say about the dangers and responsibilities of online safety.  You can read more about Brett and his background below.  
The session will cover the topics of Social Networking, the Law Online, Identity Protection and Cyberbullying and will provide simple measures to create a fun, educational and positive online experience.
Details are:
Monday 11 June | 6pm to 7.30pm
TAS Bishop Centre for Performing Arts, White Rock
All TAS Parents and Carers are invited to attend. As we are aware that this session will be of great benefit to all parents and carers, we have extended the invitation to non-TAS families within the Cairns region. Feel free to share this within your parent networks.
Further details are contained in the attached flyer, or contact Sue Wicks, Director of Community and Marketing for further information.

Brett Lee

ISE (Internet Safe Education) creator, Brett Lee, worked as a Queensland Police Officer for 22 years, 16 of those as a Detective predominantly in the field of Child Exploitation. In his last five years of service, he was a specialist in the field of undercover internet child exploitation investigations. 

Brett has been personally involved in the online investigation, arrest and prosecution of numerous offenders, whose medium for preying on children is the internet. Brett has delivered training to members of law enforcement agencies including New South Wales Police, South Australian Police, West Australian Police and Australian Customs. Within his own police service he was involved in the training of plain clothes police through Detective Training and Sexual Crimes courses in Online Child Exploitation investigations.

Further to Brett’s experience, he has completed the FBI Advanced Internet Investigations Course and has worked with the FBI Innocent Images Unit, Maryland USA, the Department of Homeland Security Cyber Crimes Centre, Virginia USA and the San Jose Internet Crimes Against Children Task Force, California USA.  He has also attended and spoken at conferences around Australia and the world.

Brett has received the Queensland Police Commissioner’s Gold Award and the Crime and Misconduct Commissioner’s Award for his role in the development and implementation of software that is now utilized by various Australian Law enforcement agencies to track and identify online child offenders.

In 2001, in his role as a Detective, Brett delivered an internet safety presentation to students. It was then that he realised the key to protecting the most vulnerable people in our society, our children, from online dangers was education. This realisation fueled a passion that led to the creation of ISE which in 2009 reached over 100,000 students, teachers and parents with a message of awareness and responsibilities. As a furtherance to Brett’s diverse background he was contracted in Iraq on a US/Iraq project as a Police Instructor training Iraqi nationals at the Iraq National Police Academy located outside the township of An Numinayah,  Brett often incorporates stories of his experience there into his presentations.

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