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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships – Round 2 2019

Date:May 31, 2019

TAS Teams enjoyed excellent success in Round 2 of the FNQ Interschool Championships held on 28 May due to their


FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Rd 1 2019

Date:March 12, 2019

It was great to see 294 students competing in Round 1 of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships last


Remembering Kara

Date:February 25, 2019

Today, we celebrated the life of much-loved teacher Miss Kara Pylypiuk.    The TAS Community is in mourning at the


FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report – Finals 2018

Date:August 28, 2018

Finals of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships were held on the 23 August with 372 students competing.  The


Trinity Day 2018

Date:June 8, 2018

We celebrated our 35th birthday at TAS this week, and were blessed to have Bishop Bill Ray deliver our Trinity


Stargazing World Record Attempt

Date:June 7, 2018

On Wednesday 23 May, over 300 people gathered at TAS to participate in the World Record Attempt for the Most


Principal’s Message – Trinity Day 2019

Date:June 17, 2019

For those who missed the Trinity Day message from Principal Paul Sjogren about the importance of the three pillars of


Principal’s Blog – Student Gain Analysis | NAPLAN

Date:June 5, 2019

NAPLAN Student Gain Analysis 2016 – 2018 data One way of measuring the quality of teaching and learning at a


TAS – Top 3% of Secondary Schools

Date:March 7, 2019

Dear TAS parent/carer, We were pleased to receive contact recently from the federal government’s Chair of the Standing Committee on


Year 12 Outcomes for Cairns Schools

Date:March 4, 2019

Dear TAS parent/carer, Some of you will have read the Cairns Post story last week on the Year 12 outcomes


Principal’s Blog 2019 – Response to Fees

Date:February 1, 2019

Dear Parents Welcome back to another exciting year. Some of you may have read a story in the Cairns Post


Learning, Believing, Achieving – Edition 1, Term 1/2019

Date:February 1, 2019

Sometimes an authentic experience reminds you of the good. I was driving my mother-in-law’s car up to Cairns recently, for


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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Edition 2, Term 3

Date: August 7, 2018    Posted by: Sue Wicks

TAS is a school where there is always something happening! I love seeing so many of our students involved in some of the opportunities made available to them.

Peter Pan

What an amazing two nights of performance! To almost sold-out audiences on both nights, our thespians gave a cracking rendition of Peter Pan, although one of the littlies, in a very serious voice, did tell me that Captain Hook was a bit scary, even though she knew he was a high school boy really! I am so grateful to our TAS community for your positive support of our staff and students from this year’s production. Thanks to Ms Saunders, Ms Radcliff and all the staff and parents who helped out, our tech and backstage crew, and of course to the incredibly talented cast. The bar height has now been set!


Kara P presentation

I happened to wander into a terrific presentation to our younger students in WRJ from our senior Biology and Marine Studies teacher, Ms Pylypiuk. In a previous career Ms Pylypiuk worked in Vancouver on Orca research projects in her role as a marine scientist. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience working closely with these amazing animals and the students were very engaged and interested in her presentation. Thanks Ms P.  


Great to see TAS Swimming at the Gordonvale pool last weekend for the short course regional championships. Terrific results all round with many personal bests. TAS Swimming won the regional championships for the third consecutive year, with seven age champions (Cassidy Dore, James Harpley, Leah Snelling, Joanna Chen, Thomas Chen, Jacinta Kome, Ella Goddard), four FNQ record-breakers (Leah Snelling, Ella Goddard, Flynn Martin, Harriet Grant), the FNQ swimmer of the year (Ella Goddard), and numerous other awards recipients. A truly amazing weekend.


Great to meet up with some of the graduates from 1998. We had an enjoyable afternoon touring the campus and then afternoon refreshments on the roof of the STEM building. Some wonderful stories and genuine fondness for their school days at TAS. They were very interested to hear that Mr Tippet and Mr. Springall were still going strong!


The Fowler Cup on Sunday was another terrific sporting event. Out Netball teams played many games, but did so with positivity and good cheer. Thanks to our Netball coaches, Elisa and Rachel and our wonderful mums and dads who spent the day cheering on the mighty TAS Topaz and TAS Jade teams.



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