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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...

FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 3 2017

Date:November 10, 2017

FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 3 2017 The third round of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships were Read more...

From Cairns to Hollywood – TAS Student Kane O’Rielley heads to LA

Date:October 23, 2017

THANK YOU TO THE CAIRNS POST FOR THIS STORY - 21 OCTOBER 2017   KANE O’Rielley will have something in Read more...

FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 3 2017

Date:August 20, 2017

FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 3 2017 The third round of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships were Read more...

FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 2 2017

Date:May 26, 2017

The second round of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships were held on the 18 May.  Over 300 students Read more...

TAS in Action – Senior School Open Day

Date:April 28, 2017

Come and see the TAS Difference for yourself. Thursday 4 May from 2.30pm to 5.00pm with school tours leaving every 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...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 4 Week 4

Date:October 27, 2017

SHOUT-OUTS RAFFLE for the Coconut Carnival: A call out to all in the TAS community to sell your tickets. All Read more...

Outstanding Opportunities | Astounding Achievements

Date:October 25, 2017

Special Student Achievement Update Top Two Science Investigations in Queensland for 2017 are TAS students Wonderful news from Brisbane last Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 4 Week 3

Date:October 23, 2017

Optiminds at the State Championships Congratulations to our Optiminds team who travelled to Brisbane last weekend to compete in the Read more...
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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 1 Week 4

Date: February 17, 2017    Posted by: Sue Wicks

Welcome to our new format! Instead of the emails I have been sending out on Fridays, we are trialling using a web log instead. The intent is to keep our community up-to-date with some of the activities going on at TAS.

WRJ Year 3

Thanks to Ms Thomas, Ms Milligan and the Year 3 students for inviting me to their classrooms to discuss decision-making, organisation hierarchy and democracy with the students. The students asked some terrific questions and displayed a level of understanding that was quite sophisticated for children of that age. They were very interested in the structure of the Board of Directors, how the Senior Leadership Team made decisions, and how does democracy work when people don’t agree on a decision. I will need to do some preparation and pre-reading before I next visit the Year 3 classroom!

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KBJ Assembly

It was great to attend the KBJ Assembly on Friday afternoon. Congratulations to all those who received awards, such as Eleanor Oates and Madeline Collins (with their parents Alana, Laura and Matt)

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Reading to Preps

I was lucky enough to get the opportunity to read to Ms Lade’s Prep class at KBJ on Wednesday morning. The book was Grandpa and Thomas by Pamela Allen. The students were very attentive and well-behaved and had some great observations and questions to share at the end. I’m looking forward to the next time we get a chance to share some reading time together.

 

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Year 6 Speeches

Ms Wellard’s Year 6s have been working on their public speaking and I was able to listen to some of the students making their speeches. The student audience were able to provide constructive (and insightful) feedback to each speaker. The standard of speaking really was remarkable. Given that skills such as these are becoming more important for careers in the future, I was really happy to see the level of confidence, eye-movement, body-language, and language that our students displayed.

Past Students Making a Mark

Tonight I will be attending the opening of an Art Exhibition at the Tank Arts Centre for 2016 TAS Graduate Elizabeth Sutton, called “Seventeen Years of Home”. This is a terrific achievement for a 17 year old artist and is indicative of the regard in which she is held. Elizabeth is currently studying Law and Arts at the Australian National University in Canberra.

News from Isabel Byrne. Isabel won a prestigious ASSIST scholarship to attend school in the USA in 2015. These scholarships are both prestigious and valuable and are open to applicants from around the world. Only a handful of Australians win an ASSIST scholarship and it is rare for a student in a regional centre to be successful. After her year away, Isabel completed a University Preparation program and is now studying International Relations and Law at Bond University

 

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