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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...


Let our students tell you about their


Cambridge University Program - Paris Arens-Strelnikoff

Paris Arens-Strelnikoff – Year 12

Being part of the Cambridge University Medicine Immersion Program in the UK was one of Paris’s most valuable experiences and helped open his eyes to the world of opportunities.

Watch Paris’s Video

Australian Mathematics Competition - Bier Chen

Bier (Bill) Chen – Year 11

Only 0.3% of students achieve the Prize level at the Australian Mathematics Competition.

Watch Bier’s Video

Surf Lifesaving - Daisy Colbridge

Daisy Colbridge –  Year 5

Daisy’s success in local Surf Lifesaving has given her the opportunity to now compete at a state level.

Watch Daisy’s Video

Year 9 Journey - Gabrielle d’Hotman-De Villiers

Gabrielle d’Hotman-De Villiers – Year 9

Year 9 is a demanding year for adolescent students. To help our students develop the bonds of a positive and supportive group, Gabrielle tells about her experience in the 18-day Year 9 Journey.

Find out more about our Outdoor Education Program.

Watch Gabrielle’s Video

Altering DNA (STEM) - Sam Evans

Sam Evans – Year 10

TAS is proud of its Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) facility, and our Year 10 students were excited to alter the DNA of an e-coli bacteria.

Watch Sam’s Video

State Swimming Championship - Ella Goddard

Ella Goddard –  Year 8

Ella tells us what it takes to become a State Swimming Champion at 13 years of age.

Find out more about our TAS Swimming Program.

Watch Ella’s Video

Poetry Performance - Myuri Gopalapillai

Myuri Gopalapillai – Year 5

Learning to write poetry led to a unique opportunity for Myuri to recite her poem on Cairns Community Radio.

Watch Myuri’s Video

ADFA Award - Simon Halabi

Simon Halabi – Year 12

In recognition of his all round academic performance, Simon received an Australian Defence Force Academy Education Award.

Watch Simon’s Video

Duke of Edinburgh Award - Sophie Kalkowski-Pope

Sophie Kalkowski-Pope –  Year 10

The opportunity to participate in the Duke of Edinburgh Awards has been a highlight for Sophie.

Find out more about our Duke of Edinburgh Awards. 

Watch Sophie’s Video

World Challenge Tanzania - Takuma Konno

Takuma Konno –  Year 11

World Challenge expeditions are student led expeditions following a program that reflects the World Challenge Ethos: Challenge, Participation, Environment.  Takuma tells us about his trip to Tanzania.

Find out more about TAS World Challenge Expeditions.

Watch Takuma’s Video

Musical Achievements - James Leong

James Leong – Year 10

Piano, Violin, Saxophone – James Leong tells of his musical achievements.

Find out more about TAS Arts programs including Music and Visual Arts, 

Watch James’s Video

NASA Space Camp - Kane O’Rielley

Kane O’Rielley –  Year 11

Graduating from NASA Space Camp included a trip to Cape Canaveral to see what life in space is all about – a unique opportunity for our Year 10 and 11 STEM students.

Watch Kane’s Video

State Cross Country Champion - Clio Ozanne-Jaques

Clio Ozanne-Jaques – Year 12

Clio tells us what it takes to be the State Cross Country Champion.

Find out more about TAS Sport. 

Watch Clio’s Video

National Youth Science Forum - Katherine Pozzi

Katherine Pozzi – Year 11

Katie was selected to attend the National Youth Science Forum at the Australian National University in Canberra, a unique opportunity for Year 11 high-performing STEM students.

Watch Katherine’s Video

TAS China Football Tour - Kade Robinson

Kade Robinson – Year 12

The opportunity to travel to Southern China to play Football was a valuable experience for Kade Robinson.

Watch Kade’s Video

Oustanding STEM Student of the Year - Stephanie Schmidt

Stephanie Schmidt –  Year 12

Stephanie’s passion for STEM was recognised by the Queensland Government when she was selected as one of 10 Outstanding STEM Students of the Year.

Watch Stephanie’s Video

Cairns Eisteddfod - Brandon Spuler

Brandon Spuler –  Year 5

Brandon achieved many successes at the Cairns Eisteddfod.

Watch Brandon’s Video

Curator's Award (TAS ART) - Elizabeth Sutton

Elizabeth Sutton – Year 12

Elizabeth’s entries into the TANKS Energy Exhibition led her to receive the prestigious Curator’s Award.  As a result, Lizzy held her own Exhibition at TANKS.

Find out more about TAS Art.

Watch Elizabeth’s Video

Photographic Awards (TAS ART) - Tegan Wells

Tegan Wells – Year 7

Tegan has won many awards with her photographic art, even at the young age of 13.

Find out more about TAS Art.

Watch Tegan’s Video

Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation - Miranda Wilson

Miranda Wilson – Year 11

Miranda tells us about her opportunity to complete her Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation.

Find out more about the Certificate II in Outdoor Recreation. 

Watch Miranda’s Video

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