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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


Learning, Believing, Achieving – The School’s Role in Developing Social and Resilient People

Date:June 24, 2019

I was fortunate enough to listen to a podcast recently of Bernard Salt who presented to the Independent Schools State


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


TAS News

Learning, Believing, Achieving – Edition 7, Term 3.

Date: September 21, 2018    Posted by: Sue Wicks

As Term 3 comes to an end, so do many of the sport seasons. I was lucky enough to be able to attend and watch TAS teams compete in the S2 Division Girls Hockey grand final, the S3 Division Girls Hockey grand final, the Division 3 Netball grand final, and the U12 Division 2 Soccer grand final. Meagan Berther was awarded player of the final in the S2 Hockey final, whilst Luke Leipold was player of the final in the Soccer final. Whilst it was great to cheer on the three teams that won their grand finals, there are two elements that I would like to comment on.

Firstly, I was really impressed with the team play and sportsmanship on display by our TAS teams. Whether winning or losing, or when under pressure or feeling like they had been on the wrong end of an umpire’s call, our students always play fair and respect their opponent and the officials. This is fundamental to our sporting programs and a non-negotiable for our players, coaches and supporters. In the wake of several recent incidents in the media regarding sporting behaviour, I’d like to thank our community for continuing to uphold the standards and expectations of TAS. I was very proud of the way TAS teams carried themselves in all games I’ve watched this season.

Secondly, it was great to see so many supporters cheering teams on. Parents, families, friends and classmates attended each final in force to support our teams. Again, what was really pleasing was that it was done with such great spirit and positivity. My thanks to the many parents who put in their time and effort to ensure our students get the opportunity to play sport in a safe, supportive environment.

I also wanted to thank all the students who represented TAS in sport this term. I love watching TAS students put on their TAS uniforms and represent the school with pride. Whilst you may not win a grand final, we are all very proud of your achievements and growth. To the Mums and Dads (a.k.a. the taxi service), thank you for ferrying your students to practices, games and associated functions, washing uniforms, paying registration, filling out endless forms, cutting oranges, etc.

The culmination of the season at the recent sports awards day at the Aquatic Centre was a wonderful opportunity to bring our sporting communities together. Thanks to the Parents and Friends for catering for the event.

I am really excited about TAS Sport as we head into the future.

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