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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 1 Week 3

Date: February 10, 2017    Posted by: Sue Wicks

As we end Week 3, I wanted to congratulate our students on three wonderful leadership inductions. Last Friday we inducted the White Rock Junior school leaders, on Monday we inducted the Kewarra Beach Junior school leaders, and today the White Rock Senior school leaders. It was terrific to watch our leaders take their pledges and to see the support of their fellow students, staff and parents. Student leadership is a very important part of setting the culture of a school and I am very confident our leaders will do us proud.
 
I was lucky to be taken for a walk by two of our parents, Rob and Mick, through Sawpit Gully on Wednesday. The work done by so many of the TAS community over the years to create beautiful green areas around the ovals of the White Rock campus has made an incredible difference and the cross country track is quite amazing. If you have been involved over the years in working on cutting back wild grasses, or planting and tending the trees, our grateful thanks for your contribution.
 
It was exciting for us to meet with architect Charles Wright and his team this week to start the process of designing a new covered area for students at Kewarra Beach. I am looking forward to keeping you up-to-date on this process throughout 2017. I also had the opportunity to attend the first Parents and Friends meeting at Kewarra Beach. Thanks to Trish and members of the P and F for your obvious commitment and passion to TAS and raising funds to help provide improvements for our students' learning environment and materials.
 
Finally, thanks to Steve Phillips, our Director of Information Services, and his team for their Year 6 laptop information evenings for both our White Rock and Kewarra Beach students and parents.
 
I have been reminded in first three weeks at TAS that nothing makes the day better than a big, welcoming smile in the morning from a Kindy, Prep or lower junior student excited to be coming to school.
 
Have a relaxing weekend.
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