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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 2 Week 1

Date: April 21, 2017    Posted by: Sue Wicks

Welcome back to Term 2. I hope everyone was able to spend some quality time with friends and family.

School Video

The new “Why TAS” video has been launched and is available on our TAS homepage or at  http://tas.qld.edu.au/beyond-the-classroom/why-tas/ It is well worth a look.

Thanks to the following students who created this video over Term 1 under the guidance of media guru Daniel Pycroft: Alex Barker, Joel Dana, Thomas Dunlop, Callum Fyfe, Jesse Jorgensen, Charlie Kaldenbach, Ryan Phipps, Matthew Robertson, and Finn Russell.

Communications Protocol

If you need to contact someone at the school, sometimes it is difficult to know who can best help. Please find below a set of guidelines that you can refer to when deciding whom to contact. This is also available on the website under the policy tab.

Comms Protocol

iAchieve

You will also see a new addition to the website – stories of student life at TAS told by our students called iAchieve. It a great showcase of the range of achievements of so many TAS students. The link is here: http://tas.qld.edu.au/iachieve/. Late news: One of the students featured, Stephanie Schmidt, has just been awarded a T J Ryan Merit Certificate by the Queensland government for students who “show outstanding leadership in their school and community, and achieve academic excellence in Year 12”.

Web Translator

As education becomes more global, our website is now translatable into a variety of languages: Chinese (Mandarin), Japanese, Korean, Punjabi and Hindi. You will see the translation menu at the top right of the home page. This flows on from our presence at the ANZA conference held in Cairns over the holidays which hosted a wide range of education agents from around the world. Agents took tours around the TAS White Rock campus as part of the international conference (TAS was the school selected to hold tours).

Basketball

Over the school holidays a number of TAS students were involved in the Queensland State Basketball Championships. The Cairns Marlins won the Gold medal in U12 featuring Sean O’Reilly (Y5) Daniel Statton (Y5) and Travis Drinnan (Y6). The tournament was held during the first week of school holidays on the Gold Coast at the new Commonwealth Games Facility. Year 11 student Brandon O’Reilly was appointed as a referee for the tournament.

The under 14 State Championships were hosted by the Cairns Basketball Association during the second week of school holidays The Division 2 girls made it to the semi finals featuring team Vice Captain Chantelle O’Reilly (Y7), whilst the Division 1 girls came second with Amy Statton (Y7) a member of this silver medal team. Those girls fought hard and went down in a tough grand final against the Gold Coast.

It’s terrific to see our TAS basketballer involved at such a high level.

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Soccer

There was too much fun at soccer on the Saturday at the end of Term 1! My thanks to the parents and coaches who help make Saturday morning so great for our terrific young soccer players.

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