Welcome to TSA Independent Schools

The Lawnton, Riverview and Tom Quinn Community Centre Alternative School (TQCCAS) Bundaberg Campuses are all part of TSA Special Assistance Schools within The Salvation Army Independent Schools. 


All three campuses work with young people aged between 15 to 18 years, that have disengaged from mainstream education due to individual, relational or social factors, to help them re-commence their education. 


TSA Independent Schools currently operate for students in years 10 to 12.  Our team of teachers, teacher aids and youth workers support young people who are struggling with adversities, such as mental and physical health, legal and other educational barriers.  Every opportunity for extra assistance needed to overcome individual adversities and build independence is made available to each young person.


The staff at TSA Independent Schools advocate tirelessly for those who may not be aware of their rights in education, or the resources that are available to them. Young people who have missed large portions of school find it difficult to navigate through the job market, Centrelink services, the legal system and so on.  The staff at both campuses provide education, training and employment pathways as well as advocating for young people, especially those who do not have the support of an adult in their lives at home.

The Salvation Army distributes 100 % of all Commonwealth and State education funding to the schools for the benefit of our students and the communities we serve. The funding is worked out for each school at a Commonwealth level in accordance with the Australian Education Act 2013 section 78 4(a) under Division 2 of Part 3. 

27-29 Lawnton Pocket Road

Lawnton QLD 4501

PO Box 206, Lawnton QLD 4501


25 Endeavour Road and 2 Moggilll Ferry Road

Riverview, QLD, 4303


Tom Quinn Community Centre

8 Killer St 

Bundaberg, QLD, 4670



Monday - 9:00am - 2:30pm

Tuesday - 9:00am - 2:30pm

Wednesday - 9:00am - 1:30pm

Thursday - 9:00am - 2:30pm

Friday - 9:00am - 2:30pm



Term 1       Mon 31 Jan - Fri 1 Apr     (10 Wks)

Term 2       Tue 19 Apr - Fri 24 Jun    (10 Wks)

Term 3       Mon 11 Jul - Fri 16 Sept    (10 Wks)

Term 4       Tue 4 Oct - Fri 9 Dec      (11 Wks)


National Reconciliation Week: 26 May - 3 Jun

NAIDOC Week:                    3 Jul - 10 Jul 

  • Our Lawnton Campus was officially opened on 25 February 2022 by The Hon Peter Dutton MP and Major Gavin Watts, Divisional Commander for TSA, Qld. Our Lawnton students helped cater and serve at this event and presented themselves wonderfully. 

  • Expressions of interest are still being welcomed for 2022 for Years 10, 11 and 12 students. Please download the Application Form located in the Student / Carers Information tab on this site or contact the school for further information

  • School Leadership update: Our school community would like to officially welcome Shontell Dougherty, into his new role of National Education Manager.