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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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Outstanding Opportunities | Astounding Achievements # 2

Date: November 1, 2017    Posted by: Sue Wicks

Year 7/8 QAMT Maths Team outstanding at the State finals.

Our Year 7/8 QAMT Maths Quiz team were outstanding at the State Championships. They finished fifth overall in the State, the highest ranked team outside of Southeast Queensland. This competition has been running for many years and is recognised as the premier event for young mathematicians by the peak body for mathematics educators in Queensland, The Queensland Association of Mathematics Teachers. The team members - Mohak Sengupta, Michael Begg, Tanay Pandey and Jinan Hassan - were competing against some of the best young mathematical minds in the state and were wonderful ambassadors for TAS. My thanks to the parents who were able to attend the State Championships and cheer the team along. Coach (and Head of STEM) Mr Pacey has worked with these young masterminds in the lead up to the event and we are very, very proud of their accomplishments.

TAS Outdoor Education program wins State Award

As many of you are aware, Mr Darren Osmond has taken over the leadership of the TAS Outdoor Education program in 2017. Mr Osmond has worked tirelessly throughout the year to update and improve the program with the assistance of Ms Emma Beveridge. At the prestigious Outdoors Queensland Awards in Brisbane, run by the peak industry body, the Queensland Outdoor Recreation Federation (QORF), the TAS Outdoor Education program was selected as a finalist in the tough "Award for Outstanding Achievement (Organisation)" category. TAS had previously been selected as a finalist, but had never won the award. Other finalists in this category from around Queensland are doing great things in outdoors education; however, last Friday came the exciting news that Trinity Anglican School was announced as the Overall Winner for 2017. My thanks to the staff and students, particularly the great work done by our outdoor education contractors and the wonderful support from the teaching staff who attend these programs. We are already looking forward to 2018, where we aim to implement several new initiatives designed to increase student learning and enjoyment in outdoor education. A special thank you to Year 11 student Sophie Kalkowski-Pope who put together an excellent video presentation for the awards night for us.

TAS Science students scoop State Awards

Over the weekend at the Awards ceremony in Brisbane, Year 12 students Sam Kwort and Yasin Adikari received their awards for Best Regional Projects for their Science Investigations at the Science Teacher Association Queensland (STAQ) Awards held at UQ. Congratulations on a terrific effort. We now await news of selection for the prestigious national BHP-Billiton Science competition.

 

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