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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


P&F Association

Proposed Rules for approval at upcoming AGM

Proposed rules are available for download at the bottom of this page.

P&F AGM, Monday 2nd March 2020.


Nomination for P&F positions are now open 

The positions available are:  

  • President 
  • Vice President 
  • Secretary 
  • Treasurer  
  • White Rock Junior Representative 
  • Kewarra Beach Junior Representative 
  • White Rock Senior Representative 
  • Ordinary or friend Representative 

The Trinity Anglican School P&F Association is established to be a charity whose purpose is to: 

  • Conduct fundraising events to raise money for the school to supplement extra-curricular activities and programs for students, 
  • Provide a link between school staff and parents and other members of the school community in order to enhance educational outcomes, and  
  • Facilitate other activities to enhance the educational outcomes of students. 

Office Bearer Duties:

  • Attend meetings first Monday of the month 
  • Represent Trinity Anglican School and uphold values of TAS 
  • Support fundraising ideas and activities  

Nominations for the above positions must be received by the Secretary email: sarahcoll@me.com no later than 5pm, Monday 17th February 2020. 

To review the current constitution go to the TAS P&F Webpage https://tas.qld.edu.au/tas-community/pf/  this constitution will remain in place until the new “Rules” are endorsed by the Australian Charities and Not for profits Commission. If you would like a copy of the Rules, please contact Sue Crocker pandfpresident@tas.qld.edu.au

P&F AGM Meeting 

TAS P&F invites all parents of existing students to attend the P&F Annual General Meeting. 

Date: 2nd March 2020 

Venue:  Classroom C14, White Rock Campus 

Time: 6:30pm – Light refreshments 

          6:45pm – General Meeting and discussion 

          7:30pm – Conclude 


1.Welcome and attendance/apologies 

2.Presidents Report 

3.Treasurers Report 

4.New Committee elected 

Year 6 teacher, re-lives previous life as a top chef for the P&F Auction prize

Renowned Year 6 teacher Terry Reid re-lives his previous life as a top-grade chef with the assistance of leading chef Bill Keating and hostess (and WRJ teacher) Ms Kendall James to provide a culinary experience for TAS parents Steve and Louise Ford and their friends. The dinner was won as a 2019 P&F auction prize, and the seafood was generously donated by Max Pantacchini at Preston Fresh Seafood.

All in attendance, were treated to a 7 course degustation dinner which included the following dishes:

· Wasabi and avocado crab amuse bouche,

· Sydney Rock oyster with Bhut Jolokia (ghost chilli) Bloody Mary,

· Porcini and Gressingham duck breast ravioli,

· Calamari with scallop, black lip mussels and wild rice and a pomegranate glaze,

· coral trout and monkfish fillets with saffron scented tagliatelle and crusted local leader prawns,

· Burnt orange creme brulee with cointreau and mango sorbet,

· Whole baked King Island brie with raspberries, blackberries and blueberries.

P&F Auction Prize 2019

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TAS Gala Ball was a huge success

The “must attend” event of the year – the TAS Black Tie Gala Ball – was held on Saturday 26th October, 2019 at the Pullman International Hotel. 

This year’s theme was ‘reach for the stars’ and included entertainment from the string quartet and the Tall Poppies, a wonderful night was had by all.

Thank you to the TAS P&F Association for putting on such a fantastic event for the TAS community.

TAS Gala Ball 2019

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TAS P&F Projects

The Parents & Friends Association (P&F) is an essential and active member of the school community, forming a vital link between school and home. The P&F organises fundraising and social events throughout the school year to help raise funds to provide additional resources for TAS students.

 Over the past few years, the P&F have raised funds for the purchase of: 

  • Shade Sail WRJ ($20,000)
  • Student travel sponsorship WRS ($500)
  • Round Square Donation WRS ($500)
  • Playground KBJ ($45,000)
  • Portable Sound System x 2 WRJ/KBJ ($5,000)
  • Playground WRJ ($30,000)
  • 3 D Printers WRS ($10,000)
  • Spheros Class Set x 2 WRJ/KBJ ($2,000)
  • Bee bots class set x 2 WRJ/KBJ ($1000)
  • Ride on Cars (Road safety) ($1400)
  • Sporting equipment WRJ / KBJ ($1,100)
  • Handball Courts KBJ ($200)
  • Number Grid/Games Prep/Kindy area KBJ ($200)

Subcommittees of the P&F operate at White Rock and Kewarra Beach.

If you are interested in becoming involved in the P&F, application forms can be found below and should be completed and returned to the school, addressed to the P&F Secretary.

P&F Management Committee

  • President –  Sue Crocker.  
  • Vice President, TAS White Rock – Susan Swanston
  • Vice President, TAS Kewarra Beach Junior – James Coll
  • Secretary – Sarah Coll
  • Treasurer – Robert Gale
  • White Rock Junior Representative – currently vacant
  • White Rock Senior Representative – Susan Swanston
  • Kewarra Beach Representative – Courtney Willliams


TAS P&F Proposed Rules for Approval at AGM
P&F Member Application Form (for non-parent/guardians)
P&F Constitution
ACNC - Annual Information Statement Submission
ACNC - TAS P&F Association Inc
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