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TAS Speech Night 2017

Date:December 4, 2017

If you missed Speech Night, or want to relive those special moments, the video production of the event is now Read more...

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...

Holiday Blog | December 2017

Date:December 11, 2017

TAS World Challenge Nepal 2017 It has been incredible to watch the work that our students and staff are achieving Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – End of Term 4

Date:November 24, 2017

Tree Planting Thanks to our wonderful Year 4 students and Mrs Sloan for planting heaps of trees around the bottom 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...
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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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