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Swimming State Championships

Date:January 25, 2018

Wonderful news for our swimmers. At the recent State Championships, TAS swimming once again finished as the #1 state team Read more...

Round Square Exchange – Stella Dziov

Date:January 24, 2018

Year 11 student Stella Dziov is currently undertaking a Round Square exchange at the Fountain Valley School in Colorado. Having Read more...

World Challenge Expedition

Date:January 24, 2018

As you would have seen on social media, our World Challenge Expeditioners had a very successful trip to Nepal. Principal Read more...

Time Capsule Buried – See you in 2037

Date:December 18, 2017

The Class of 2017 Time Capsule was buried on Saturday 16 December.   Prior to being placed in the Bishop Centre 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...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Welcome to 2018

Date:January 24, 2018

Welcome back to our TAS community. I hope that you have had a wonderful break and are looking forward to 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...

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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 2 2017

Date: May 26, 2017    Posted by: Sue Wicks

The second round of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships were held on the 18 May.  Over 300 students competed which was a new record for Term Two.


Our team gained excellent results while exhibiting many of the social and academic benefits that chess provides.  It was easy to recognise the high levels of enjoyment, problem solving, pattern recognition, perseverance, concentration and consequences for your actions.


Highlights are listed below:

Primary Premier Grade (Top 8 teams with 32 players)

Team Results

First TAS WRJ Bosel: Jackson Bosel, Angela Xiang, Marcus Carruthers and Andrew Robertson

Individual Results

First Place Jackson Bosel WRJ

Third Place Brandon Spuler KBJ


Primary A Grade (10 teams with 40 players)

Team Results

First TAS WRJ Lewis: Ryan Goodfellow, Jack O’Neil, Tyson Lewis, Liam O’Shea

Second TAS WRJ Gale: James Nguyen, Joanna Chen, Frances Gale and Isaac Carruthers

Third TAS WRJ Drinnan: Daniel Statton, Damien McLaren, Travis Drinnan and Jaimie Steigmeier

Individual Results

Third Place Ryan Goodfellow WRJ


Primary B Grade (16 teams with 64 players)

Team Results

First TAS WRJ Stone: Ryan Mann, Emily Stone, Archie Reid and Georgia Clague

Second TAS KBJ Sciacca: Liam Sciacca, Kaleb Howard, Georgia Grail and Nic Berther

Individual Results

Second Place Melody Grace WRJ

Third Place Ryan Mann WRJ


Primary C Grade (22 Teams with 88 players)

Team Results

First Place TAS WRJ Morgan: Thomas Hayward, Olivia Firth, Hadden Morgan and Rauri Swanston

Third Place TAS WRJ Griffith: Hayden Coombes, Matilda Hancock, Tamara Griffith and Abbey Lane

Individual Results

First Place Hayden Coombes


Secondary Premier (Top 8 teams with 32 players)

Individual Results

Third Place Lam Nguyen

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