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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


Trinity Day 2018

Date:June 8, 2018

We celebrated our 35th birthday at TAS this week, and were blessed to have Bishop Bill Ray deliver our Trinity


Stargazing World Record Attempt

Date:June 7, 2018

On Wednesday 23 May, over 300 people gathered at TAS to participate in the World Record Attempt for the Most


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

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 1 Week 5

Date: February 27, 2017    Posted by: Sue Wicks

Another amazing week in the life of TAS. The culture of support amongst students, parents and staff is quite unique. I was forwarded an email yesterday from a parent wanting to pass on her thanks to a Year 12 lad who had spent time significantly helping her son (in a younger year level) for no other reason than it was the right thing to do. I see and hear of these acts quite often.

Music concert – Saturday 18 February.  It was wonderful to attend my first official TAS music concert last Saturday evening. The Concert Band, String Orchestra and the School Orchestra had spent two days work shopping with Mr Owen Clark, the Head of Ensembles from Brisbane Girls Grammar and a very highly regarded music educator in the both Australia and New Zealand. Their resulting performances were outstanding. Our student musicians had obviously responded to Mr Clarke’s passion and enjoyment of music and there were smiles and engagement throughout. There were also some wonderful solo and duo performances. It was a wonderful showcase of what is obviously a very high standard music program at TAS.

My thanks to Ms Shead and Ms Stitt, as well as avid staff musicians Joan and Monica.

Music pic

Good luck to the following students who have been selected in the Peninsula Triathlon Team to compete at the State Championships in Hervey Bay:

Kiana Turnbull (8)

Murray Colbridge (8)

Joel Stevens (8)

Emma Simpson (11)

Cody Haseldine (11)

Takuma Konno (12)

The following students will be competing in the Primary Aquathon at the same venue:

Lara Atfield

Daisy Colbridge

Nicholas Berther

Angus Lane

Kale Tottman

Triathlon pic

(missing from the photo – Kale Tottman & Nicholas Berther)

Senior Dinner (Tuesday night)

What a terrific evening held in The Bishop Centre. Katie and Gordon provided entertaining and engaging speeches and the collegiality of the Year 12 cohort.

Dinner pic

The STEM Facility at White Rock continues to receive plaudits and raise interest in the architecture community and beyond. Read a recent story regarding this amazing, award-winning TAS facility at Australian Design Review:



We are excited to announce “TAS in Action” to be held in March. This is an opportunity for TAS to open up our Kindergarten and Junior School to local families so they can see for themselves the TAS Difference.

As a current TAS family, we are inviting you to help spread the word by inviting your friends and colleagues to come and see TAS in Action. The program will run at Kewarra Beach campus on Wednesday 15 March, and at White Rock campus on Thursday 16 March. Both days will commence with registrations at 9am for a 9.30am start, and conclude around 11am.

Families will have the opportunity to meet with me, our Heads of Junior School and our Kindy and Prep educators. Children are welcome, and can either visit the Kindy or relevant year class, or stay with parents to be involved in the information component of the morning.

It will be two great mornings for our school.

SLSC Championships.  Great results for the SLSC championships at Hervey Bay last weekend. Three of our students competed at the QLD State Surf Lifesaving Youth State Championships. Lila Horobin (Yr 8), Murray Colbridge (Yr 8) and Joe Ince (Yr 7)were terrific representatives of our school and our region. Lila was outstanding, collecting silver medals in both the U13 Surf Race and 1 km beach run. Murray came 4th in the 1km beach run, which is a wonderful effort. This was against the best SLSC athletes from around the state, including from the powerhouse clubs on the Sunshine and Gold Coasts. Well done!


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