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Time Capsule Buried – See you in 2037

Date:December 18, 2017

The Class of 2017 Time Capsule was buried on Saturday 16 December.   Prior to being placed in the Bishop Centre Read more...

TAS Speech Night 2017

Date:December 4, 2017

If you missed Speech Night, or want to relive those special moments, the video production of the event is now Read more...

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...

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...

Holiday Blog | December 2017

Date:December 11, 2017

TAS World Challenge Nepal 2017 It has been incredible to watch the work that our students and staff are achieving Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – End of Term 4

Date:November 24, 2017

Tree Planting Thanks to our wonderful Year 4 students and Mrs Sloan for planting heaps of trees around the bottom 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...

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 4

Date: August 4, 2017    Posted by: Sue Wicks

Please note: We have just released our P-10 digital technology overview for Semester 2 2017. This document allows teachers, students and parents to know where, what and how our students will gain these 21st century skills both within the timetabled curriculum, or through Clubs and Activities. The document is available on the school website here.

QAMT Maths Quiz

Last Monday night, our wonderful QAMT Maths team placed a very close 3rd overall in the Cairns District (out of approx 10 schools), being only narrowly defeated by St Mary's CC & Cairns SHS. As a place-getter in Round 1, our team moves through to the next round.


Our team of Michael Begg, Mohak Sengupta (both Yr8) and Tanay Pandey (Yr7) performed really well. In the "Speed" section (max 12 questions in 2 min.) the team achieved 11 correct out of 12, with 36 seconds to spare. Tanay's performance in mental arithmetic was "breathtaking" in terms of his speed of response, with several members of the audience visibly amazed. The team are kicking themselves that they got 6-5x2 incorrect though!!!! (They fell for one of the oldest tricks in the book...). A notable mention was Year 7 student Jinan Hassan, who, although being reserve on this night, still came along to support the team.

Round 2 will be hosted by St Andrew's Catholic College. My thanks to Mr Pacey and Ms Malcolm for their work with the mathematicians and for cheering the team on the night.

Athletics Carnival

Congratulations to the TAS Secondary Athletics team who won the Aggregate trophy at the recent TCS district athletics carnival. Some outstanding results on the day by TAS athletes:

  • Toby Gillen: set new records in both the 800m and 1500m
  • Abby Fowler: U/14 Girls 2nd Age Champion
  • Sarah Wonnacott: U/15 Girls 3rd Age champion
  • Chris Sutton: U/16 boys 2nd Age champion-
  • Josh Warwick-Anderson: U/18-19 Boys 3rd age champion

PSj2Also: Good luck to students Chantelle O'Reilly, Maya Shepherd, Will Holt, Reese Pyne and Todd Cotterill today at the Cairns Independent Athletics Carnival. We look forward to hearing how it went.

Principal’s Awards

These are awarded to the top ranked 20% of students at each Year Level based on their academic results in Semester One. Congratulations to all those who made the list.

Year 7
Isaac Burton, La Bella Carolan, Thomas Chen, Joseph Doyle, Darwin Fritzsch, Phoebe Gillen, Jinan Hassan, Vanessa Jamieson, Xavier Martin, Grace Matthews, Maya Shepherd, Callum Wenck

Year 8
Murray Colbridge, Brendan Leong, Angus Maltman, Tenielle Massey, Peter Menzel, Charlotte Middleton, Tahlia Middleton, Imogen Oakes, Olivia Roche, Kimberley Taylor, Stephanie Tung-Yep, Tegan Wells

 Year 9
Ashleigh Begg, Grace Belson, Alexander Bennetts, Harriet Doyle, Abby Fowler, Samantha Geddes, Ella Goddard, Victor Huang, Zhirong (Leo) Lin, Shreya Ramesh Kumar, Thomas Tung-Yep, Thaine Wood

Year 10
Navin Adikari, Gabrielle D'Hotman De Villiers, Stella Dziov, Flynn Martin, GiaAn NguyenQuach, Fauve Salleras, Austin Walsh

Year 11
Georgia Berther, Grace Biram, Tayla Gilbert, Harriet Grant, Simon Huang, Sophie Kalkowski-Pope, James Leong, Ellie Maccoll, Erin Mecklem, Luke Robinson, Celina Samarakoon, Tessa Scott, Kate Spuler, Hayden Telford, Tatsuki Terezawa.

Year 12
Yasin Adikari, Takuma Konno, Samuel Kwort, Nicholas Meier, Gordon Milne, Lam Nguyen, Claudia Philp, Katherine Pozzi, Sanjana Rameshkumar, Lee Varnes, Lilia Walsh, Bo-Min Weon, Miranda Wilson.

ICAS results

The ICAS competition is administered by the University of NSW and undertaken by students throughout Australasia. As it is a competition, a small proportion of sit ICAS, and so high results are very impressive.

In ICAS Science this year, the following students were ranked in the top 10% of those students who sat ICAS (Distinctions):

Murray Colbridge (Y8), Grace Belson (Y9), Shreya Ramesh Kumar (Y9), Navin Adikari (Y10), Tatsuki Terazawa (Y11), Yasin Adikari (Y12)

The following student was ranked in the top 1% of those students who sat ICAS across Australasia (High Distinctions):

Harry Pozzi (Y9)

Well done to all.

TAS Football

Congratulations to our mighty TAS Football U7 team ("The Lions!") - they participated and supported the local community at the Marlin Coast Football Club Carnival last Sunday. It was great to hear feedback regarding the way they represented our school on the day - well behaved, respectful, hard-working and outstanding sportsmanship. Well done players, coaches and parents.



Luke with his “Life Members Award” for being Peninsula’s Player of the 14-15 YRS Rugby State Championships 2017 played in Townsville. Well done Luke.



The TAS Boys Hockey team represented us proudly last week, competing in the Boys Hockey Gala Day at the Cairns Hockey Association. Our team narrowly missed out on a grand final berth, having lost their semi final against Redlynch. The boys team was comprised of Josh Fowler (c), Chris Sutton, Fletcher Le Sueur, Harry Pozzi, Kody Cotterill, Harry McLean, Sam Kwort, Elisha Robati, Gordon Milne & Griffin Haseldine. Great effort boys! Also a special mention to Mr Long, for giving his time to coach the boys.


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