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White Rock Junior Chess Championships 2020

Date:August 21, 2020

On Thursday 20 August, a record 112 WRJ students from Year 2-6 participated in the WRJ Chess Championship 2020. All


FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Rd 2 2020

Date:June 15, 2020

Round 2 of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships was held on the 12th of June. The wizardry of


FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Rd 1 2020

Date:March 5, 2020

Round 1 of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships was held on 3 March. The Bishop Centre was bursting


Principal’s Welcome Event- 2020

Date:January 6, 2020

Principal Paul Sjogren and the TAS teaching community would like to welcome all TAS parents, new and existing, to join


FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Finals 2019

Date:August 26, 2019

The Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Finals were held in the Bishop Centre 22 August. Dedication, preparation and good sportsmanship


2019 Gala Concert | Friday 30 August

Date:August 5, 2019

No entry fee – all welcome.    


Principal’s Blog: Results and analysis Year 12 2020

Date:May 4, 2021

I was fascinated to read that the State ALP government has decided not to release the annual report detailing the


Parents and Staff – Rethinking TikTok

Date:August 18, 2020

Your privacy matters Currently, there are multiple conversations being held around the world as to the safety, security, privacy, addiction


Leo Lin (Year 12) reflects on his recent QUT STEM Internship

Date:July 23, 2020

Recently Grace Belson & Leo Lin (Year 12), were awarded a place in the QUT STEM Research Internship program. 2020.


Principals Blog: Edition 3, 2020

Date:June 15, 2020

Dear TAS community,  Every now and then I receive an email that I feel the need to share, because it


Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) stance on Year 11 & 12 return to school

Date:April 27, 2020

Independent Schools Queensland (ISQ) have called on the Queensland Government to allow all Year 11 and 12 students to return


Principals Blog: A deeper look at the data – the story of a regional standout

Date:February 17, 2020

We were delighted to see the TAS class of ’19, the last group to ever receive an OP, placed #24


TAS News

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 3 Week 4

Date: August 4, 2017    Posted by: Alana Ripepi

Please note: We have just released our P-10 digital technology overview for Semester 2 2017. This document allows teachers, students and parents to know where, what and how our students will gain these 21st century skills both within the timetabled curriculum, or through Clubs and Activities. The document is available on the school website here.

QAMT Maths Quiz

Last Monday night, our wonderful QAMT Maths team placed a very close 3rd overall in the Cairns District (out of approx 10 schools), being only narrowly defeated by St Mary’s CC & Cairns SHS. As a place-getter in Round 1, our team moves through to the next round.


Our team of Michael Begg, Mohak Sengupta (both Yr8) and Tanay Pandey (Yr7) performed really well. In the “Speed” section (max 12 questions in 2 min.) the team achieved 11 correct out of 12, with 36 seconds to spare. Tanay’s performance in mental arithmetic was “breathtaking” in terms of his speed of response, with several members of the audience visibly amazed. The team are kicking themselves that they got 6-5×2 incorrect though!!!! (They fell for one of the oldest tricks in the book…). A notable mention was Year 7 student Jinan Hassan, who, although being reserve on this night, still came along to support the team.

Round 2 will be hosted by St Andrew’s Catholic College. My thanks to Mr Pacey and Ms Malcolm for their work with the mathematicians and for cheering the team on the night.

Athletics Carnival

Congratulations to the TAS Secondary Athletics team who won the Aggregate trophy at the recent TCS district athletics carnival. Some outstanding results on the day by TAS athletes:

  • Toby Gillen: set new records in both the 800m and 1500m
  • Abby Fowler: U/14 Girls 2nd Age Champion
  • Sarah Wonnacott: U/15 Girls 3rd Age champion
  • Chris Sutton: U/16 boys 2nd Age champion-
  • Josh Warwick-Anderson: U/18-19 Boys 3rd age champion

PSj2Also: Good luck to students Chantelle O’Reilly, Maya Shepherd, Will Holt, Reese Pyne and Todd Cotterill today at the Cairns Independent Athletics Carnival. We look forward to hearing how it went.

Principal’s Awards

These are awarded to the top ranked 20% of students at each Year Level based on their academic results in Semester One. Congratulations to all those who made the list.

Year 7
Isaac Burton, La Bella Carolan, Thomas Chen, Joseph Doyle, Darwin Fritzsch, Phoebe Gillen, Jinan Hassan, Vanessa Jamieson, Xavier Martin, Grace Matthews, Maya Shepherd, Callum Wenck

Year 8
Murray Colbridge, Brendan Leong, Angus Maltman, Tenielle Massey, Peter Menzel, Charlotte Middleton, Tahlia Middleton, Imogen Oakes, Olivia Roche, Kimberley Taylor, Stephanie Tung-Yep, Tegan Wells

 Year 9
Ashleigh Begg, Grace Belson, Alexander Bennetts, Harriet Doyle, Abby Fowler, Samantha Geddes, Ella Goddard, Victor Huang, Zhirong (Leo) Lin, Shreya Ramesh Kumar, Thomas Tung-Yep, Thaine Wood

Year 10
Navin Adikari, Gabrielle D’Hotman De Villiers, Stella Dziov, Flynn Martin, GiaAn NguyenQuach, Fauve Salleras, Austin Walsh

Year 11
Georgia Berther, Grace Biram, Tayla Gilbert, Harriet Grant, Simon Huang, Sophie Kalkowski-Pope, James Leong, Ellie Maccoll, Erin Mecklem, Luke Robinson, Celina Samarakoon, Tessa Scott, Kate Spuler, Hayden Telford, Tatsuki Terezawa.

Year 12
Yasin Adikari, Takuma Konno, Samuel Kwort, Nicholas Meier, Gordon Milne, Lam Nguyen, Claudia Philp, Katherine Pozzi, Sanjana Rameshkumar, Lee Varnes, Lilia Walsh, Bo-Min Weon, Miranda Wilson.

ICAS results

The ICAS competition is administered by the University of NSW and undertaken by students throughout Australasia. As it is a competition, a small proportion of sit ICAS, and so high results are very impressive.

In ICAS Science this year, the following students were ranked in the top 10% of those students who sat ICAS (Distinctions):

Murray Colbridge (Y8), Grace Belson (Y9), Shreya Ramesh Kumar (Y9), Navin Adikari (Y10), Tatsuki Terazawa (Y11), Yasin Adikari (Y12)

The following student was ranked in the top 1% of those students who sat ICAS across Australasia (High Distinctions):

Harry Pozzi (Y9)

Well done to all.

TAS Football

Congratulations to our mighty TAS Football U7 team (“The Lions!”) – they participated and supported the local community at the Marlin Coast Football Club Carnival last Sunday. It was great to hear feedback regarding the way they represented our school on the day – well behaved, respectful, hard-working and outstanding sportsmanship. Well done players, coaches and parents.



Luke with his “Life Members Award” for being Peninsula’s Player of the 14-15 YRS Rugby State Championships 2017 played in Townsville. Well done Luke.



The TAS Boys Hockey team represented us proudly last week, competing in the Boys Hockey Gala Day at the Cairns Hockey Association. Our team narrowly missed out on a grand final berth, having lost their semi final against Redlynch. The boys team was comprised of Josh Fowler (c), Chris Sutton, Fletcher Le Sueur, Harry Pozzi, Kody Cotterill, Harry McLean, Sam Kwort, Elisha Robati, Gordon Milne & Griffin Haseldine. Great effort boys! Also a special mention to Mr Long, for giving his time to coach the boys.


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