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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 2021 Bus Services

TAS has partnered with Down Under Tours to provide the daily transport for students taking the bus to school each day.  There are four (4) buses operating and travel along the following return routes:

  • Northern Beaches to White Rock
  •  Edmonton to White Rock
  • Cairns City and Suburbs to White Rock (Suburbs include Clifton Beach, Kewarra Beach, Trinity Beach, Trinity Park, Smithfield, Holloways Beach, Redlynch, Freshwater, Stratford, Whitfield, Edge Hill, Mooroobool, Edmonton, Bentley Park and Mount Sheridan)

To complete a bus booking form please click here

Terms and conditions for 2021 bus travel are available here.
The TAS Bus travelers Code of Conduct document is available here.

Public Bus Service

FNQ Bus line offer a service for students traveling from Port Douglas to TAS White Rock. For more information click here. 

Mission Link Bus Services offer a shuttle bus service which commences at Mission Beach through Cairns Airport which include drop off to TAS White Rock. For more information click here.

Government Subsidies

Students travelling on FNQ Bus Line or Mission Link Bus Services may be eligible for the Non-State School Transport Assistance Scheme – for further information click here.

There are no Government subsidies available on TAS chartered bus services. Subsidies may be available on some State Government school services.

For more information regarding transport and bus services please contact Ms Sandra Stone, phone (07) 4036 8111 or email wrsreception@tas.qld.edu.au.

Bus Routes

The TAS bus service currently covers the following suburbs:

TAS BLUE           

Holloways Beach / Stratford / Freshwater / Redlynch / Edge Hill / Whitfield / Mooroobool

TAS GREEN       

Kewarra Beach / Trinity Beach / North Cairns

TAS RED          

Clifton Beach / Smithfield


Edmonton/Bentley Park/Mount Sheridan

Please see the detailed bus routes below.


TAS Red Bus
TAS Green Bus
TAS Blue Bus
TAS Yellow Bus
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