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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

Remembering Kara

Date: February 25, 2019    Posted by: Sue Wicks

Today, we celebrated the life of much-loved teacher Miss Kara Pylypiuk. 


The TAS Community is in mourning at the passing of our Miss P; and it was with great sadness that we paid our respects to her at a memorial service in our Bishop Centre today. TAS students honoured her with prayers and readings, and past students shared their stories of the massive impact she had on their lives. 

At the conclusion of the service, students, staff and guests were invited to light a candle in her honour.  

During the service, Mr Sjogren mentioned a benevolent fund for Arawyn, and we genuinely thank those who have generously enquired about this fund.  Befitting Kara’s passion for the reef, TAS has also set up the Kara Pylypiuk Memorial Coral Garden through the Reef Restoration Foundation.

This adopted ocean-based garden is part of the Great Barrier Reef at Fitzroy Island and forms part of the project to regenerate and recover our beautiful coral reefs.  An area we all know was close to Kara’s heart. 

Should you wish to contribute and expand this Memorial Garden, your donation can be made at any TAS reception.  For each $50, an additional piece of coral can be added creating an even greater coral garden in memory of Kara, but donations of any size are welcome.   

Donations received by Friday 5 March will form part of our TAS garden for Miss P.  Alternatively, your own individual donation can be made on the Reef Restoration Foundation’s website


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