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2019 Gala Concert | Friday 30 August

Date:August 5, 2019

No entry fee – all welcome.    


Junior School Variety Night 2019

Date:July 25, 2019

ONE NIGHT ONLY! Tickets now available for “Harry Potter & The Wizard of Oz” – 2019 Junior School Variety Night.


FNQ Interschool Chess Championships – Round 2 2019

Date:May 31, 2019

TAS Teams enjoyed excellent success in Round 2 of the FNQ Interschool Championships held on 28 May due to their


FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Rd 1 2019

Date:March 12, 2019

It was great to see 294 students competing in Round 1 of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships last


Remembering Kara

Date:February 25, 2019

Today, we celebrated the life of much-loved teacher Miss Kara Pylypiuk.    The TAS Community is in mourning at the


FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report – Finals 2018

Date:August 28, 2018

Finals of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships were held on the 23 August with 372 students competing.  The


Learning, Believing, Achieving – The School’s Role in Developing Social and Resilient People

Date:June 24, 2019

I was fortunate enough to listen to a podcast recently of Bernard Salt who presented to the Independent Schools State


Principal’s Message – Trinity Day 2019

Date:June 17, 2019

For those who missed the Trinity Day message from Principal Paul Sjogren about the importance of the three pillars of


Principal’s Blog – Student Gain Analysis | NAPLAN

Date:June 5, 2019

NAPLAN Student Gain Analysis 2016 – 2018 data One way of measuring the quality of teaching and learning at a


TAS – Top 3% of Secondary Schools

Date:March 7, 2019

Dear TAS parent/carer, We were pleased to receive contact recently from the federal government’s Chair of the Standing Committee on


Year 12 Outcomes for Cairns Schools

Date:March 4, 2019

Dear TAS parent/carer, Some of you will have read the Cairns Post story last week on the Year 12 outcomes


Principal’s Blog 2019 – Response to Fees

Date:February 1, 2019

Dear Parents Welcome back to another exciting year. Some of you may have read a story in the Cairns Post


TAS News

FNQ Interschool Chess Championships, Round 1 2018

Date: March 12, 2018    Posted by: Sue Wicks

TAS hosted the first round of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships on 1 March, with 339 students competing. This is likely to be the biggest interschool tournament in Queensland this term. The TAS teams performed brilliantly, and a highlight of our results are listed below. We were inspired by the good sportsmanship, great ideas and positive mindsets that made the day a special one.

Primary A Grade (12 teams with 48 players)
Team Results
First TAS WRJ Robertson: Andrew Robertson, Angela Xiang, Vinuka Gamage and Aiden Latter
Second TAS WRJ Pandey: James Nguyen, Ryan Goodfellow, Joanna Chen and Pragyan Pandey
Individual Results
First Place Angela Xiang
Third Place James Nguyen
Fourth Place Ryan Goodfellow

Primary B Grade (19 teams with 70 players)
Team Results
First TAS WRJ Coombes: Hayden Coombes, Braith Bragg, Bailey Steigmeier and Matilda Hancock
Second TAS WRJ Reid: Thomas Hayward, Archie Reid, Charlene Chen and Xavier Hillier
Individual Results
First Place Hayden Coombes
Third Place Thomas Hayward
Fourth Place Braith Bragg

Primary C Grade (30 Teams with 101 players)
Team Results
First Place TAS WRJ Reeves: Leila Bryceson, Harriet Reeves, Shivansh Pandey and Brandon Lewis
Third Place TAS WRJ Stoelhorst: Jadon Norbury, Lily Edwards, John Phan and Sofia Stoelhorst
Individual Results
Third Place Leila Bryceson



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