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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


Online Safety and Cyberbullying | 11 June @ 6pm

Date:June 6, 2018

As parents, carers and educators, we are all very aware of internet safety.   On Monday 11 June, TAS is


Rock Under the Stars 2018

Date:June 6, 2018

It was a great night’s entertainment from TAS students at the annual Rock Under the Stars concert held on 1


FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 2 2018

Date:June 5, 2018

More than 330 students competed in the second round of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships on the 31


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


Learning. Believing. Achieving – A message from Paul

Date:December 12, 2018

I write to you regarding recent stories in the media surrounding legislation concerning religious beliefs within faith-based schools. The Anglican


Learning, Believing, Achieving – Farewell Class of 2018

Date:November 19, 2018

What a wonderful morning on Friday celebrating our Year 12 students finishing their secondary schooling. The Year 12 students themselves


Learning, Believing, Achieving – Edition 1, Term 4

Date:October 30, 2018

Social Media and the Birth of Orthorexia I have recently been reading about eating disorders, social media and mental health


Learning, Believing, Achieving – RSIC Conference

Date:October 5, 2018

Round Square International Conference, Ontario, Canada. 2018 Sunday afternoon 30/9 What an amazing event the Round Square International Conference has


TAS News

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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