Learning, Believing, Achieving – Edition 4, Term 3.
Date: August 30, 2018 Posted by: Alana Ripepi
Thank you to all the wonderful parents and students who contribute so much to make TAS such a vibrant and involved community.
What a wonderful night of entertainment in the Bishop Centre last Friday. Students from KBJ and WRJ came together to provide an evening of song and dance that showcased performing arts at a high standard. At times it was hard to remember that these students are still in primary school! Ms Saunders (the Secondary Drama teacher and producer/director of the recent Senior School production of Peter Pan) is very excited indeed with the standard of talent coming through! My thanks to Mr Reid, Mr Lade, Ms Long, Ms Calligaro and Mr Grace for putting on such a great night.
What an amazing event on top of our STEM Centre. On a beautiful clear night last Wednesday, a group of committed TAS stargazers met to view the night sky. We were incredibly lucky to have Dr David Nichols lead the event. David is one of Australia’s leading astronomers based at the Research School of Astronomy and Astrophysics at Australian National University in Canberra. We were able to view a number of clusters and galaxies as well as indentify (using a variety of apps) an arc of 4 planets across the night sky and view the rings of Saturn through a telescope. Thanks to Mr Manea for putting this event together.
TAS Careers taster night
Thanks to Kevin and Lana McLean and their group of parents plus Ms Chant who put together the TAS Careers Taster evening last Tuesday. Students were able to talk with presenters from a variety of professions and receive some advice and an insight into each career pathway as they approach the upcoming Senior Phase subject selection process. We certainly appreciate the contribution from these wonderful parents and friends of the school and our students were really ppsitive and enthusiastic about the opportunity to chat.
Pyramid to Park
Awesome morning last Saturday down at Gordonvale. A group of terrific junior school students and their parents ran the MSF Pyramid charity race, raising money for Anglicare NQ. Well done to Sophie (Y5) who had the inspiration to get the team up and running for this event. Thanks also to Helen, Sally-Ann and Olivia who completed the charity race as well.
In addition, Christopher Sutton (Year 12) completed the full Great Pyramid race up Walsh’s Pyramid. This a 12 km return course to the peak and back, an incredibly grueling test. Christopher came 3rd in the 16-18 year old males section, a wonderful result. Well done.
Great to host the class of ’88 reunion on Saturday afternoon. They had a most enjoyable time touring the school, reminiscing about the good old days, and marveling at the facilities. It is so great to make connections with our old scholars at these events.
Cairns Language Speaking competition
Last week students from around Cairns participated in the Cairns Language speaking competition. Once again, TAS students did particularly well. In Japanese, Maya Shepherd 1st overall Y8, Murray Colbridge 2nd overall Y9, Navin Adikari Mudiyanselage 1st in the senior category, Stella Dziov 3rd in the senior category, and Nanako Binst — 2nd in the year 10, 11 and 12 Japanese background category. TAS once again won the overall senior trophy for Japanese (Navin, Y11)
In the French competition the following day, Felicity Pyne (Y4) 3rd place in Year 5 section, Daisy Colbridge (Y7) 3rd place, Thea Sorensen 1st place (Y8), Brendan Leong (Y9) 2nd place, and Chloe Boothby (Y10) 1st place.