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TAS Speech Night 2017

Date:December 4, 2017

If you missed Speech Night, or want to relive those special moments, the video production of the event is now Read more...

TAS Time Tunnel farewells graduating cohort

Date:November 17, 2017

The whole school turned out in excitement to farewell our graduating Year 12's in the TAS traditional time tunnel. There Read more...

FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 3 2017

Date:November 10, 2017

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

From Cairns to Hollywood – TAS Student Kane O’Rielley heads to LA

Date:October 23, 2017

THANK YOU TO THE CAIRNS POST FOR THIS STORY - 21 OCTOBER 2017   KANE O’Rielley will have something in Read more...

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 Read more...

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 Read more...

Holiday Blog | December 2017

Date:December 11, 2017

TAS World Challenge Nepal 2017 It has been incredible to watch the work that our students and staff are achieving Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – End of Term 4

Date:November 24, 2017

Tree Planting Thanks to our wonderful Year 4 students and Mrs Sloan for planting heaps of trees around the bottom Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 4 Week 7

Date:November 20, 2017

Year 12 farewell We farewelled out wonderful Year 12s with the traditional Year 12 breakfast and the walk through the Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 4 Week 6

Date:November 10, 2017

China I have just returned from a study tour of China with Mr Saunders (English Teacher) as we explore expanding Read more...

Outstanding Opportunities | Astounding Achievements # 2

Date:November 1, 2017

Year 7/8 QAMT Maths Team outstanding at the State finals. Our Year 7/8 QAMT Maths Quiz team were outstanding at Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 4 Week 4

Date:October 27, 2017

SHOUT-OUTS RAFFLE for the Coconut Carnival: A call out to all in the TAS community to sell your tickets. All Read more...
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World Challenge Expeditions

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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