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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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YEAR 11 INFORMATION EVENING: A Great Success

Date:August 17, 2016

Students who attended our Year 11 Information Evening on Tuesday 16 August, declared the event a great success.  They were able

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 6

Date:August 21, 2017

GALA NIGHT – 25 AUGUST Keep the evening free and come along to see our wonderful performing arts students in

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 5

Date:August 15, 2017

ExACT – Extension Activities and Groups at TAS We were very excited to recently launch our ExACT program at Trinity

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 4

Date:August 4, 2017

Please note: We have just released our P-10 digital technology overview for Semester 2 2017. This document allows teachers, students

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 3

Date:July 28, 2017

Dear TAS Community, As you know, our Head of Junior School – White Rock, Barb La Coste, retired at the

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 2

Date:July 22, 2017

Cairns Show I I hope everyone who attended the Cairns Show came to visit the TAS stall and say hello. It

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Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 1

Date:July 14, 2017

Welcome back to the second half of the year. I hope all families are feeling rested and refreshed and ready

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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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