Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 4 Week 6
Date: November 10, 2017 Posted by: Sue Wicks
I have just returned from a study tour of China with Mr Saunders (English Teacher) as we explore expanding education markets. Mr Saunders has taught the Australian curriculum in China in a previous role and his experience and advice was invaluable.
The reason for the trip was twofold – to encourage TAS as a viable option for Chinese students to complete their secondary studies and to explore how TAS can physically move into the education space in China. As many of you are aware, I have set a benchmark of 7.5% of international students for TAS in order to support our global outlook and provide our domestic students with exposure to Chinese culture as China emerges as the most important market in our region this century.
We spent time at five schools in Shanghai and one school in Yichang – a city centre with 10 million Chinese living in the province. I look forward to hosting a number of these schools on study tours next year and hopefully some of our students having the opportunity to undertake a study tour of China in the future.
Farewell to Bruce and Heather Milne
The Friends of TAS Music (FOTM) held a Farewell function recently to thank Bruce and Heather Milne for their years of work supporting Music at TAS. Gordon, their third son to graduate from TAS, finishes this year, as does the formal connection with Bruce and Heather. They have been stalwarts of FOTM over the years, contributing countless hours, time and energy. My heartfelt thanks and good wishes to them on their future adventures, although I hope we still see them at TAS Music functions. Also, my thanks to Eloise Barker-Rè for organising the function and for taking over the reigns of this terrific group of parents, as well as the members of FOTM for their continuing hard work building music at TAS.
Great news for our Swimming Program
Congratulations to the TAS Swimming Club! We have received notification from the Australian Swim Coaches Association that TAS Swimming will be awarded the Far North Queensland JX Club of the Year Award for the 2016/17 season. The JX awards recognise coaches and programmes that are the best at developing new and emerging swimming talent in age group swimming. The winning club is the team that achieves the highest number of swimmers in the Australian Excellence Programme.
Well done to our Head Coach, Mr Duncan Todd , the committee and all our swimming families.
Cairns Business Liaison Association Competition
Congratulations to the following students who have achieved recent success in their Business studies:
Legal Studies Essay Competition:
Ellie Macoll – Winner of the Year 11 section ($200);
Nic Meier – second place in the Year 12 section ($150)
Kate Liang – winner of an Encouragement Award ($300)
Keith Goodwin Scholarship
Emma Anderson – Encouragement Award ($500) sponsored by Crowe Horwath; Josh Fowler – Encouragement Award ($400) sponsored by CPA Australia
TBS Feasibility Study Competition
Four students have been named as finalists – Nic Meier, Dylan Siegmann, Erin Leishman and Lucy Long. Congratulations to Nic who received first prize and Dylan who was named runner-up.