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Queen’s Baton Relay Start of Day Celebrations – 16 March 2018

Date:March 16, 2018

What a sensational start to the day at Kewarra Beach campus on Friday 16 March.  TAS was honoured to be Read more...

FNQ Interschool Chess Championships, Round 1 2018

Date:March 12, 2018

TAS hosted the first round of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships on 1 March, with 339 students competing. Read more...

Principal’s Forums – 6 and 7 March 2018

Date:March 5, 2018

TAS encourages parents and guardians to be as involved with the school as possible. And from the results of our Read more...

Swimming State Championships

Date:January 25, 2018

Wonderful news for our swimmers. At the recent State Championships, TAS swimming once again finished as the #1 state team Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Week 9 Term 1

Date:March 27, 2018

The Queen’s Baton Relay What a terrific morning at Kewarra Beach campus on Friday 16 March. The campus looked magnificent as Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Week 8 Term 1

Date:March 19, 2018

Is there something in the water at TAS? Sometimes, as a school, you are reminded just how great your students Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Week 7 Term 1

Date:March 6, 2018

Congratulations Emerging Artist, Evelyn Mikembe Evelyn took part in the FLAME 2018 mentorship and exhibition project. This exhibition will launch Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Week 6 Term 1

Date:March 1, 2018

Good luck Ella We wish Year 9 TAS student Ella Goddard all the best as she heads off for the Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Week 5 Term 1

Date:February 19, 2018

Music What a terrific evening on Saturday night in the Bishop Centre. We were treated to some wonderful performances from Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Week 2 Term 1

Date:February 9, 2018

Smart Phones I was interested to read the discussion recently in the media regarding smart phones in the classrooms of Read more...

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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