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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 7

Date: August 26, 2017    Posted by: Sue Wicks

QAMT Maths Quiz Winners

Each year the Queensland Association of Mathematics Teachers runs the Year 7/8 QAMT Interschool Mathematics Quiz. The first round took place this year on Monday, 31 July at Cairns SHS and was contested by a range of schools from the Cairns District, across all schooling sectors. Our team of Mohak Sengupta, Michael Begg, Tanay Pandey and Jinan Hassan spent many lunch hours training hard, practising a wide variety of mathematical challenges in the five areas of: estimation, speed, individual problem solving,  individual questions, and general knowledge and history.

Placing third in a closely-contested Round One, the team qualified for Round Two which incorporates schools from the Tablelands and Innisfail/Tully districts, along with the top four schools from Cairns. Knowing that the winners of Round Two are invited to attend the state finals in Brisbane, the team went back into training and planned to address their weakest sections from Round One, determined to book their flights to the state’s capital.

Under the guidance of Mathematics Faculty Head, Mr Mark Pacey, the TAS team again arrived at Cairns High; this time on Friday, 18 August, as one of the final eight schools to compete in Round Two. With the chance of going to Brisbane at stake, it was an all-or-nothing event.

After starting strongly in the estimation and speed sections, the team found themselves down by two points by the end of the individual problem solving round. With only two rounds remaining, it was going to take a special effort to emerge victorious from here. Demonstrating an almost faultless final two rounds, the TAS team finished in first place, by a four point margin and were declared the winners of Round Two of the Quiz. As such, they will be invited to attend the state final in Brisbane, early in Term Four.

In the meantime, it’s back to the classroom to face further mathematical problems and fine tune their skills.




Ronan Weber

Not only did Ronan win the recent WIN News/Westco Mazda Rising Star Award, he is also off to Marian University in the States next year on a BMX scholarship. What a terrific opportunity!


United Nations Youth Conference success

Congratulations to Sanjana Ramesh and Lilia Walsh who will be competing this Saturday in the UN Youth Australia State competition in Brisbane after their success in the recent Regional conference.

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Calanna public speaking

Our Year 4, 5 and 6 students spoke confidently earlier in the week at the Calanna Public Speaking competition. Congratulations to all involved. Both Jemimah Murray (KBJ 5C) and Myuri Gopalapillai (WRJ 6R) won their heats and go through to the finals on 4 September at the Council Chambers. Well done girls.

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Last weekend TAS students Flynn Martin and Ella Goddard travelled to Brisbane to compete at the Short Course State Championships.

Ella Goddard won the 14yr Girls 200m Butterfly – she is the State Champion! Flynn Martin (boys 15yrs) won 2 x silver medals in the 100m and 200m Breast and a bronze medal in the 400m Individual Medley.

Outstanding performances from two terrific young swimmers.

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Congratulations to the wonderful Optiminds teams who competed last Sunday at JCU. It was a wonderful day and all teams performed admirably. Our senior team won the Language section and are now off to Brisbane for the State finals. Thanks to the staff who trained and supported the teams. Great job everyone.

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Congratulations to Maegan Berther who has been awarded the “Cairns Female Hockey Player of the Year” for her division. Outstanding achievement Meagan!



It’s not every day you get to wear a silly hat and read “Snow Wombat” to a group of very attentive Year 1’s who asked some great questions. Perks of the job!

Thanks to our terrific Library staff at both campuses who have done such a wonderful job with Book Week.

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TAS JazzI want to thank the 12 members of TAS Jazz, Gordon, Daniel, Harry, Harry, Tessa, Challan, James, Adam, Coco, Brendan, Freddie and Robin, for their two performances at the American Car Club Show last weekend. The organisers of this event were very appreciative of the contribution of our students towards their efforts to raise money for the Leukaemia foundation.

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