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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 3 2017

Date:August 20, 2017

FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 3 2017 The third round of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships were

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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 2 2017

Date:May 26, 2017

The second round of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships were held on the 18 May.  Over 300 students

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TAS in Action – Senior School Open Day

Date:April 28, 2017

Come and see the TAS Difference for yourself. Thursday 4 May from 2.30pm to 5.00pm with school tours leaving every

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Opening of Time Capsule – Class of 1998

Date:March 26, 2017

As declared on the plaque, the Time Capsule buried by the Class of 1998 was opened on Monday 20 March

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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 1, 2017.

Date:March 7, 2017

Over 270 students competed in the first round of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships on the 2 March. 

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Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships Round 3

Date:August 23, 2016

Chess continues to grow in popularity, both within the FNQ region and at TAS.  304 students, including 120 TAS students, descended on

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 4 Week 2

Date:October 13, 2017

SHOUT-OUTS Good luck to our Chess teams in Brisbane this weekend. Friday: Queensland Interschool Chess Girls State Finals at Salisbury

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 4 Week 1

Date:October 9, 2017

The 2017 Round Square international Conference was held in Cape Town, South Africa. It was co-hosted by three Round Square

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 10

Date:September 18, 2017

To all families – have a wonderful break. Enjoys some well-earned time with your family and friends. I look forward

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 9

Date:September 11, 2017

Energy Australia Art awards Well done to our young artists as they scooped up a number of awards at the

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 8

Date:September 1, 2017

TAS Triathletes Our triathletes continue to lead the way in Cairns. Townsville Triathlon Festival – Saturday 19 and Sunday 20

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 7

Date:August 26, 2017

QAMT Maths Quiz Winners Each year the Queensland Association of Mathematics Teachers runs the Year 7/8 QAMT Interschool Mathematics Quiz.

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Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation

certII_photoStudents at TAS can obtain a qualification in outdoor recreation by enrolling in the Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation program. This in depth course includes a range of outdoor pursuits that help to develop students into future outdoor leaders.

First Year Students

Term I

Hiking introduction and day trips to Pete’s Falls, Glacier Rock and Centenary Lakes for navigation exercises. Class visits from local outdoor gear specialists.

Expedition for three days to Stannary Hills and the Walsh River

Term II

White water canoeing introduction with day trips down the Mulgrave River and pool sessions at TAS.

Three day expedition on the Mulgrave River.

Term III

Climbing, abseiling and caving introduction with day trips to Aeroglen Quarry and Barron Gorge.

Expedition for three days to Chillagoe for caving and abseiling.

Term IV

Students are introduced to kayaking in preparation for Term V next year.

Two day Remote Area First Aid Course.

Second Year Students

Term V

Introduction to white water kayaking with day trips down the Mulgrave River and pool sessions at TAS.

Expedition for three days to the Mulgrave River.

Term VI

Advanced hiking focus with day trips to the Blue Arrow and Walsh’ Pyramid.

Three day journey expedition to summit and traverse Mt Emerald with two waterfall abseils.

Term VII

Advanced climbing and abseiling with day trips to Aeroglen quarry. Update resuscitation qualifications

Climbing and abseiling expedition for three days to Mt Stewart Townsville with indoor climbing session at Anaconda.

Term VIII

Graduation

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