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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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World Challenge Expeditions

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  • Katie Pozzi and Georgia Trompf with Maasai children Photo by Darren Osmond

World Challenge Expeditions provide the most comprehensive personal and team adventure development programs currently available to young people. World Challenge is the original schools’ overseas expedition company that works in partnership with schools to deliver life changing expeditions to developing countries, as a means of aiding students in developing crucial life skills such as leadership, teamwork, self-awareness and compassion.

What is unique about World Challenge expeditions is that they are student led expeditions following a program that reflects the World Challenge Ethos: Challenge, Participation, Environment. This facilitates ownership and responsibility within every individual to achieve a successful expedition. World Challenge provides a unique opportunity to experience diverse cultures and allows students to develop a more global perspective on life.

Schools can choose from over 40 stunning destinations worldwide including, most recently added expedition destinations as Fiji, Java and Myanmar. A four week expedition sees students completing four phases, Acclimatisation, Challenge that includes a physical trek, Project when students give back to the local community and some well-deserved Rest and Relaxation.

Community projects are a major focus of the expeditions, with teams from World Challenge globally working on over 275 project sites in developing countries each year. Students are encouraged to choose the type of project site in which they wish to work on. Last year, World Challenge teams helped to renovate over 130 school classrooms, established 25 new community vegetable gardens and assisted in over 20 projects dedicated to the conservation of endangered species.

The World Challenge experience sees the learning process begin long before students set foot on a plane, as the program has them engaged in planning their team’s itinerary and raising funds for their overseas expedition months in advance. The result brings enormous benefits as students learn to take initiative, project planning and budgeting skills.

TAS has now successfully facilitated three World Challenge expeditions to developing countries – Borneo in 2011, Ecuador in 2013, Tanzania in 2015. What is in store for December 2017 – Bolivia? Chile? Nepal?

Signing up for World Challenge expedition happens during May of each even‑numbered year. The experience is at that time offered to students currently in Years 9 and 10, who will be in years 10 and 11 when the trip happens in the December of the following year. For further information about World Challenge at TAS please email activities@tas.qld.edu.au.

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