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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report – Finals 2018

Date:August 28, 2018

Finals of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships were held on the 23 August with 372 students competing.  The


Trinity Day 2018

Date:June 8, 2018

We celebrated our 35th birthday at TAS this week, and were blessed to have Bishop Bill Ray deliver our Trinity


Stargazing World Record Attempt

Date:June 7, 2018

On Wednesday 23 May, over 300 people gathered at TAS to participate in the World Record Attempt for the Most


Online Safety and Cyberbullying | 11 June @ 6pm

Date:June 6, 2018

As parents, carers and educators, we are all very aware of internet safety.   On Monday 11 June, TAS is


Rock Under the Stars 2018

Date:June 6, 2018

It was a great night’s entertainment from TAS students at the annual Rock Under the Stars concert held on 1


FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 2 2018

Date:June 5, 2018

More than 330 students competed in the second round of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships on the 31


Learning. Believing. Achieving – A message from Paul

Date:December 12, 2018

I write to you regarding recent stories in the media surrounding legislation concerning religious beliefs within faith-based schools. The Anglican


Learning, Believing, Achieving – Farewell Class of 2018

Date:November 19, 2018

What a wonderful morning on Friday celebrating our Year 12 students finishing their secondary schooling. The Year 12 students themselves


Learning, Believing, Achieving – Edition 1, Term 4

Date:October 30, 2018

Social Media and the Birth of Orthorexia I have recently been reading about eating disorders, social media and mental health


Learning, Believing, Achieving – RSIC Conference

Date:October 5, 2018

Round Square International Conference, Ontario, Canada. 2018 Sunday afternoon 30/9 What an amazing event the Round Square International Conference has


Learning, Believing, Achieving – Edition 7, Term 3.

Date:September 21, 2018

As Term 3 comes to an end, so do many of the sport seasons. I was lucky enough to be


Learning, Believing, Achieving – Edition 6, Term 3.

Date:September 7, 2018

It was great to spend some time with Senior School staff on Monday afternoon as we discussed the TAS TALL


TAS News

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)

AIOP Award

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.



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