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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

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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

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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

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Opening of Time Capsule – Class of 1998

Date:March 26, 2017

As declared on the plaque, the Time Capsule buried by the Class of 1998 was opened on Monday 20 March

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FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 1, 2017.

Date:March 7, 2017

Over 270 students competed in the first round of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships on the 2 March. 

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Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships Round 3

Date:August 23, 2016

Chess continues to grow in popularity, both within the FNQ region and at TAS.  304 students, including 120 TAS students, descended on

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 4 Week 2

Date:October 13, 2017

SHOUT-OUTS Good luck to our Chess teams in Brisbane this weekend. Friday: Queensland Interschool Chess Girls State Finals at Salisbury

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 4 Week 1

Date:October 9, 2017

The 2017 Round Square international Conference was held in Cape Town, South Africa. It was co-hosted by three Round Square

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 10

Date:September 18, 2017

To all families – have a wonderful break. Enjoys some well-earned time with your family and friends. I look forward

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 9

Date:September 11, 2017

Energy Australia Art awards Well done to our young artists as they scooped up a number of awards at the

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 8

Date:September 1, 2017

TAS Triathletes Our triathletes continue to lead the way in Cairns. Townsville Triathlon Festival – Saturday 19 and Sunday 20

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 7

Date:August 26, 2017

QAMT Maths Quiz Winners Each year the Queensland Association of Mathematics Teachers runs the Year 7/8 QAMT Interschool Mathematics Quiz.

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Academic Curriculum

We strive towards equipping students for the future

Our world is rapidly changing. A different kind of learning is needed from that of a generation ago. Now children must learn how to learn. They must learn how to access information, think critically and apply higher order thinking skills. Children must learn to question and to form values, ideas and opinions. They are encouraged to work cooperatively and develop strong social skills. Children are encouraged to be creative, resourceful and independent learners.

Learning Areas

The subject areas offered within our Junior School academic program are:

  • English – Language, Literacy and Literature
  • Mathematics – Number and Algebra, Measurement and Geometry, Statistics and Probability
  • Humanities – History, Geography, Civics and Citizenship, Economics and Business
  • Science
  • Christian and Values Education
  • The Creative Arts – Music, Art, Drama, Media, Dance
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Languages – Japanese
  • Digital Technology
The First Year of School

TAS has successfully operated its Preparatory Program since 1991.

TAS Jump Start offers:

  • Cutting-edge teaching and learning technology to support your child’s learning success, including a Perceptual Motor Skills Training Program to link the child’s body and mind together for better learning.
  • Specialist Music, Japanese, Art, Swimming and Physical Education programs.
  • Genuine open door policy and parent engagement.
  • Specialist Early Years curriculum including development of literacy and numeracy skills.
  • Kitchen, Garden, and Healthy Eating Program.

The Australian Curriculum provides a framework for the TAS Preparatory Program. The building blocks for literacy and numeracy provide a strong foundation for students’ academic growth.

At the end of the year, students are carefully transitioned to Year 1.

Meeting the Needs of Our Early Adolescents

Transition activities play an important role in preparing our Year 5 and Year 6 students for their Senior School years. Some of the activities that have been arranged to support this transition include:

  • TAS Taster: Students experience a ‘taste’ of Senior School for a day. Year 5 and Year 6 students are broken into Yakka groups, led by senior students, where they ask questions about Senior School. Afterwards, they rotate through different subject areas and create an artefact as a souvenir of the day. Students are provided an opportunity to share lunch with the Principal and other school leaders.
  • The Year 7 Familiarisation Day takes place in Term 4, at which time students are welcomed by an honour guard of senior students.
  • ‘A Day in the Shoes of a Year 7 Student’: Year 6 students spend a day with a special Year 7 buddy shadowing them through an actual day of classes sometime in Term 4.

In addition to the co-curricular activities program, students in Year 5 and Year 6 will be involved in a weekly program that develops the Round Square IDEALS:

OptiMINDS, cooking, yoga, theatre sports, public speaking, cartooning, orienteering, various sports, water polo, environmental studies, community service, gardening, surf lifesaving and first aid, are some of the activities on offer.

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