2024 Term 2 Week 4   |   22.05.2024

TAS Talks Term 2 Week 4

01. From the Principal

DR RACHEL HORTON

As we come to the middle of Term 2, the weather has definitely started to take a cooler turn, but we were treated to two perfect days for the TAS athletics carnivals. While we always see high levels of student participation, this year it was notably higher than last, something for those who stretched themselves to be proud of. There were also a range of long standing records broken from Kindergarten through to the Senior School.

With Armidale Eisteddfod also in full swing, our students have been putting on some outstanding performances with many deserved place winners and finalists, particularly in the speech and drama and also in the music composition categories last week. Good luck to all as we move into the choral and instrumental competitions.

 

Dr Rachel Horton
Principal

 

02. From the Deputy Principal

MR RAY PEARSON

Boarding Schools across Australia have celebrated National Boarding Week over the past week. This afternoon we will hear from the students and learn about the lifelong friendships they are making and the sincere gratitude for the care given by our excellent residential team and our supportive day families in Armidale. At TAS, our boarding program is strong because we have such a strong community to welcome and embrace our students locally. 

I would like to pay special tribute to our boarding parents and caregivers who make such a significant sacrifice for their children by choosing a boarding education. While there is certainly a financial cost, it is the emotional toll and unparalleled levels of trust that is of most significance. Thank you to our boarding parents for choosing a TAS education for your children.

With Winter Sport well and truly underway I have been impressed with the effort and enthusiasm in which our students have undertaken their co-curricular responsibilities. Representing the School is something all students should be proud of and reflected in how the uniform is worn. All students have been reminded that they must be wearing the correct TAS crested items when travelling and competing for the School. It would be a great shame for students not to be permitted to travel or participate because they were not organised in wearing the appropriate clothing. 

Mr Ray Pearson
Deputy Principal

03. Calendar of Events

Wednesday 22 MayBATYRYear 10
Thursday 23 MayYear 7 Vaccinations
Friday 24 MayFoundation AGM
TAS Company AGM
Saturday 25 MayTAS Rugby Season Launch
Sunday 26 MayNSW Junior Chess League Round 3NEGS vs TAS
Thursday 30 MayHSC Careers Expo & Sydney University Visit
Friday 31 MayYear 9/10 Exams
NW Equestrian ExpoCoonabarabran
Saturday 1 JuneRugbyTAS vs SHORE (Sydney)
Sunday 2 JuneKids Literature National Final
Monday 3 JuneKids Literature National Final
Years 9/10 Exams
NW Equestrian ExpoCoonabarabran
Year 12 Hospitality Work Placement
Thursday 6 JuneDick Hodgson Shield Cricket Fixture
Friday 7 JuneStaff Day
No ClassesBoarders Depart
Monday 10 JuneNo ClassesBoarders Return
Classes Resume

 

 

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04. From the P&F

MS SENE HICKS

Last week was the P&F AGM and with a great sense of appreciation for the inspiring work and contributions of the outgoing Executive Committee, we welcomed new parents into the formal roles of our P&F. Enormous thanks to all members of the previous committee, including Paul Gaddes (President); Craig Pevitt (Vice-President); Elizabeth Rogers and Belinda Banister (Treasurers); Kath Little (Secretary). They have done a tremendous job, and we are so grateful for their efforts!

With big shoes to fill, your new P&F executive team will be myself as President, Kath Little as Vice President, Hamish Haron as Treasurer and Maria Capoluongo as Secretary.  We have enormous shoes to fill but share great excitement for the year ahead as we endeavour to serve our School and strengthen our TAS community as energetically as all those P&F volunteers before us.

It seemed fitting that the change of the P&F guard should occur on TAS Founders Day when we paused to recognize 130 years of contributions, efforts, and social impacts of both past and current students, parents, teachers, and staff. We have all played a role in shaping our wonderful school, and as we walk forward into our 131st year as a community, there is always more to do and ways to get involved!

I’m very much looking forward to meeting many new faces at Solstice Dinner on 14th June! What a fabulous opportunity for our TAS community to frock up, have fun and connect. Hope to see you there!

Lastly, I would really like to welcome you all to the monthly P&F meetings; these are a great opportunity to meet with other parents and staff, become involved in some (or all!) of the critical partnerships between the Parent and Friends of TAS and the School as a means to build and enhance your connection to TAS as we all share this time together as a school community.

Our next meeting is 12 June at 7 p.m. You are welcome to attend in person or online by joining Zoom.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://as-edu.zoom.us/j/2155172798?pwd=Z1VRMTRrcjZoVStLYlFKOG5CdVovQT09
Meeting ID: 215 517 2798
Password: parents

Contact P&F Executive

If you have anything you would like to raise with the P&F Executive, please send us an email at pandf@as.edu.au

 

Ms Sene Hicks
P&F President

05. From the Acting Director of Teaching and Learning

MR LUKE POLSON

Stage 5 (Year 9 and 10) Exams

Exams for students in Year 9 and 10 commence next Friday, May 31. Students will have received notifications from class teachers with exam details and suggested revision. Any questions can be directed to your child’s teacher. A copy of the exam schedule and expectations can be found below.

Note: Year 10 Rugby players will sit their HSIE Exam Friday May 31 Periods 4 and 5 prior to departing for Rugby.

Exam Expectations


Stage 5 Electives – Semester 2

Students in Year 9 and 10 are able to access the form to complete their elective preferences for Semester 2. This form can be accessed from today using their Edval logins. The form will remain open until Friday 31 May to allow students and families an opportunity to discuss subject selection. Students will be advised of their Semester 2 Electives prior to the end of term. Please see below the elective offering for Semester 2.

Line 1Line 2Line 3
JournalismDevise, Direct, PerformThe Female Voice
Maths Extension & AccelerantsElite Performance 2Introduction to Lamb & Poultry
Electrons & ElectrochemistryPalaeontologyYear 10 Curriculum Support
Introduction to Beef and HoneyFlavours of LifeSew and Show
Production DesignHistory I Should Know AboutFrench
F1 in SchoolsIntroduction to LawSports Coaching
Make it MetalContemporary Music GenresFuture of Food
Ceramic ObjectsGraphic DesignMusic Tech
Convict AustraliaPersonal FinanceIntroduction to the Economy
Year 9 Curriculum SupportTimber ExpertArchitecture
Running a Business and MarketingJapanese

 

Year 12 Study Camp

Now is the time for Year 12 students to express their interest in the Winter Break Study Camp which will be running in the final week of the Term 2 break (17-19 July). Please register your interest by email to dotl@as.edu.au The camp will not be residential so boarding families will need to arrange for their child to stay with a local family. Details on cost will be available soon but it will be reasonable and will cover the cost of all sessions, lunches and resources. The staff working at the camp will include TAS staff and external presenters to facilitate and workshop study skills for our students.

ICAS Competitions Year 2 – Year 11

TAS will be participating in the ICAS Assessments again this year. ICAS is developed by UNSW Global, a wholly owned subsidiary of UNSW Sydney with over 35 years of experience in educational assessments.

ICAS is designed to target students’ higher-order thinking and problem-solving skills in English, Science, Mathematics and Spelling. This year, parents will need to register and pay directly with ICAS if they wish for their child to take part in any/all of these assessments. TAS will then facilitate the sitting of these papers throughout August, during the scheduled sitting windows. The schedule for these competitions can be found on the next page. These assessments are suitable for students wishing to extend themselves academically and take up the challenge of competing in an international assessment. They are not general school-related assessments and are not designed as such.

In 2023, students can participate in English, Maths, Science- Grades 2-11, Digital Technology and Spelling Bee – Grades 2-7 & Writing- Grades 3- 11. The cost of each assessment is $19.95 including GST, except for Writing which costs $23.95 (including GST).

If you would like your child to participate in any of the subjects listed above, you will need to visit the online Parent Payment System to make a direct payment to UNSW Global. Please visit: https://shop.icasassessments.com/pages/pps and enter the code: OPJ197

Important: Please enter your child’s name accurately into the system, as it will appear on their ICAS certificate. Students must sit assessments designed for their year level and registrations must be completed by Monday 31 July 2023. Please contact us as school for further information.

Please see below a copy of the sitting window for when the tests will occur:

SubjectSitting WindowsPrice (GST inc.)
Digital Technologies Year 2-75 Aug – 9 Aug 2024$19.95
Writing Year 3-115 Aug – 9 Aug 2024$23.95
English Year 2-1112 Aug – 16 Aug 2024$19.95
Science Year 2-1119 Aug – 23 Aug 2024$19.95
Spelling Bee Year 2-719 Aug – 23 Aug 2024$19.95
Mathematics Year 2-1126 Aug – 30 Aug 2024$19.95

 

Mr Luke Polson
Acting Director of Teaching and Learning

06. From the Director of Boarding

MR DAVID DRAIN

Boarders Recreation Program

Update

What a fantastic week it’s been for our boarders, packed with engaging and enjoyable activities!

Last week, the girls from Dangar House joined the boys in White House for a pizza and movie night, providing the perfect way to relax after the high-energy athletics carnival. On Saturday morning, a few dedicated boarders laced up their running shoes and took part in Parkrun, despite still feeling the burn from their athletic feats the day before!

Our Monday morning Girls’ Fitness Class saw a great turnout, with everyone showing enthusiasm and commitment. I’m also thrilled to announce the launch of the Boys’ Fitness Class, which kicked off yesterday morning. A big thank you to Motion Fitness for partnering with us and placing a strong emphasis on perfecting form during these initial sessions.

Looking ahead, don’t forget to sign up for our Barefoot (weather dependent!) Lawn Bowls event this Sunday!

Also a quick reminder of the weekly events that are all available for registration on Reach:

Monday 6am – Girls’ Fitness Class (Weights Room)
Tuesday 6:15am – Boys’ Fitness Class (Gym/Basketball Courts)
Saturday 7:30am – Parkrun (Meet @ Q-Store)
Sunday 2:30pm – Free Swim (Pool) – no registration required

Mr Jordan Lane
Boarders’ Recreation Coordinator 

07. From the Director of Development

Mrs Emily McOrist

Junior School Promotion

We are proud to share the Junior School promotional video, including our very own TAS students and staff in ‘The Imposter’ (see below). A big thank you to all involved in bringing the video to life, there has been a huge amount of work behind the scenes to make this something we can all be proud of.

This video will be used to promote the JS Open Morning which will be held on Friday 14 June from 9.30 – 11.30am. Please spread the word with your fellow parents and encourage them to attend so that they can see for themselves the “drama and danger”!

Keep your ears out for tones of Grace or Freddie on the radio promoting the Junior School Open Morning.

To find out more about the day CLICK HERE or visit the TAS website.

Annual Giving Appeal

To continue to drive the great fundraising that has happened over the last 130 years of the School’s history, we are excited to launch the 2024 Annual Appeal. Without the support of the TAS community, we wouldn’t be the school as we know it today. Check out the latest Binghi (due in postboxes or inboxes in the next week or so) to find out a bit more about the power of giving.

This year we have made it easier than ever to support the school with a tax-deductible donation, you can head to our new Foundation website and find out more about the four funds and how to support.

ANNUAL GIVING APPEAL

Foundation Solstice Dinner

Tickets are selling fast for the Solstice Dinner on Friday 14 June. Grab your fellow parents, purchase a table of eight and prepare for an evening of fun in the beautiful TAS Dining Hall. We want to see all year groups represented.

Please buy your tickets below:

TICKETS

 

Mrs Emily McOrist
Director of Development

Sydney Parents Invitation to OAU Long Lunch

Bookings are soon to close for the Old Armidalians’ Union Sydney Branch long lunch on Friday 31 May – and current TAS parents are warmly invited to attend.
The event will be held in the Red Room, Club York, 95-97 Street Sydney on  Friday, 31 May, from 12:30pm. A similar gathering was held in 2022 with a group of current parents joining alumni from across the decades. The lunch is a wonderful opportunity for members of the TAS community to enjoy the company of friends old and new. Why not get a year group table together and join in the fun.
Lunch and Beverages: $90 per head.
For general queries or to arrange your own table please contact Paddy Flower on 0418 468 708 or email pflower@bigpond.net.au

 

08. From the Head of Creative Arts

Ms Clare O'Sullivan

It has been an incredible start to Term 2 here in the Creative Arts faculty, beginning with the Chicago Production Camp. Four days of immersion into the heady world of clubs in Chicago in the 1920s, ensured that we were absolutely ready for the performance season ahead! Enormous thanks to Ms Leanne Roobol, Mr Tom Collett, Mr Warwick Dunham and all of the musicians who formed our ‘jazz-hot’ band.

Thanks also must go to our amazing cast and crew who stepped up and delivered four energetic and focussed performances to full houses. It was heartening to experience the support of the TAS and wider Armidale community as they turned up in record numbers to support our students’ work.

Finally, to the parents of our cast and crew, sincere thanks for your attendance at bump out on Mother’s Day morning. Your physical presence on this day, ensured that the set was dismantled safely, and in record-time, under the leadership of Ms Amy Showell.

This week we begin the audition process for MS Production, Robin Hood and the Unnecessary Rescue by David Neilson. The production team is very much looking forward to working with our MS students to bring this classic tale to the stage later in Term 3.

 

Ms Clare O’Sullivan
Head of Creative Arts

From the Director of Music

Armidale Eisteddfod Composition Event Success

TAS students achieved great success at the Composition events at the Armidale Eisteddfod. 11 TAS Music students were selected as finalists in the Armidale Eisteddfod Composition Section. The adjudicator was Peter Dart, the Coordinator of the Composition program at the Conservatorium High School in Sydney. He is a clarinettist, a composer and a music educator with a Doctor of Philosophy in music from the University of Queensland. Professionally he has played clarinet with the major orchestras in Sydney and Brisbane, and was Head of Music At Trinity Grammar School, Sydney, for 12 years. In 2022, Toccata Classics in London released a CD of his compositions, which was listed by Primephonic (now part of Apple) among its top new releases.

Peter Dart was very impressed with all of the entries in the Composition section and the very high standard of entries in the Composition section he selected as finalists. Congratulations to Holly Dauparas (Yr 12) who was the winner of the Adjudicator’s Choice Award for best overall composition for her composition Traipsing for Wind Trio (Oboe, Clarinet and Bassoon).  Peter Dart commented on how Holly wrote extremely well for wind trio, stating that at every step her choices were intelligent, musically interesting and developed well throughout her piece.

Thank you to Armidale Music Teacher’s Association (AMTA) and the New England Conservatorium for helping coordinate the Armidale Eisteddfod Composition Event.

We were delighted that TAS students achieved a first place in every composition event that we entered. Congratulations to the following TAS composers:

MC01 Years K-6
William Minter:  Cool Cat – 1st place

MC03 Year 9
Ava Watts:  Breathe – 1st place
Thomasina Guerrero:  So What Can We Do – 2nd place

MC04 Year 10
Sadie Abbott:  Little Light – 1st place
Bridie Farrell:  You Don’t Like Change – 3rd place
Steven Hopwood:  Danny – Highly commended

MC05 Year 11 Music 1
Tanya Wickramathilake:  Summertime – 1st place

MC07 Year 12 Music 1
Lilla Menzies:  Silver Figures – 1st place

MC08 Year 12 Music 2
Holly Dauparas:  Traipsing – 1st place
Sam Guppy:  Entropy – 2nd place
Abigail Thompson:  Peregrination – 3rd place

Armidale Eisteddfod Choir events

We are looking forward to the Armidale Eisteddfod Choir Section which commences today, Wednesday 22 May. Please note that all the Choir events on Wednesday, 22 May and Thursday 23 May, are being held this year at Lazenby Hall.  TAS Junior School students will travel to the Eisteddfod by bus, please see the list of events below.

All students in Years 6-12 performing at the Eisteddfod Choral Night will warm-up and rehearse in the Music Centre Basement at 4:20pm, Wednesday 22 May with Mr Tom Collett, then have dinner at TAS in the Dining Hall at 5:00pm (Day students’ dinner will be charged to their accounts). Students will then depart TAS by bus from the flag poles at the front of the school at 5:30pm.

Day students may be collected after their performance (please see a TAS staff member to sign out your child). We do encourage singers to stay until the completion of the choir night, if possible, to support our choirs. Boarders and any remaining TAS students will then return to TAS (at approximately 8:30pm).

We would like to remind students to wear their formal uniform to the choral events at the Eisteddfod.

Order of Choirs on Wednesday 22 May at Lazenby Hall

 

You can access the entire Armidale Eisteddfod program here:

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Audience Entry Fees are:
Adults $5.00/session

Concession $3.00/session

*Performers are not required to pay an entry fee.

Solo Performers at the Eisteddfod
Over the coming weeks many TAS students will compete in individual sections of the Eisteddfod. We would be delighted to hear of their achievements. If you would like your child’s success to be put in the TAS Talks newsletter, please send an email to Mrs Veronica Lucas – music@as.edu.au

A reminder to also please let classroom teachers and Year Advisors know when your child will be performing at the Eisteddfod.

Arrangements for Members of TAS Ensembles

Arrangements are made by the Music Staff for members of all TAS Ensembles that are performing in this year’s Eisteddfod. Ensemble members and their families will be sent information regarding the arrangements for their ensemble. Please contact Mrs Veronica Lucas if you have any questions regarding transport to ensemble events – music@as.edu.au

Please note that students are required to wear TAS FORMAL uniform to participate in all ensemble events.

Yours in Music,

Ms Leanne Roobol
Director of Music

09. From the Acting Head of Middle School

MR JAMIE BRAUER

Laptops In The Classroom

All Middle School students have been given a friendly reminder to continue using their laptops productively and sensibly during the school day. Over the past week, a few laptops have been confiscated due to students misusing their devices, also known as ‘gaming’. Please note that it’s critical for all Middle School students to take advantage of using their laptops properly when in the classroom. As reminded to all students in Middle School this week, the following will apply if students are seen to be misusing their laptops in class;

  1. Being found to be ‘gaming’ during lessons for the first time will result in the device being confiscated. The laptop will be kept with Mrs Frost and a note will need to be written and signed by the student’s teacher stating that the laptop will be required for the lesson. Once that lesson has concluded the student will be required to return the laptop to Mrs Frost and then seek another note for permission to use the device for the following class. The total confiscation time for the laptop will be one day.
  2. If a student fails to use their laptop properly for a second time a formal detention will be issued.

The names of members of the middle school community will be recorded and notified. Formal detentions are supervised and occur in the Middle School classrooms on Thursdays from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m.

Laptops are fantastic tools for everyone’s learning, and all students embrace them. However, utilising this resource properly is critical in helping all Middle School students move forward.

 

Mr Jamie Brauer
Acting Head of Middle School

 

10. From the Head of Junior School

MR SCOTT CHITTENDEN

Mr-Scott-Chittenden

Congratulations to all involved on a wonderful House Athletics carnival last week. While the day certainly featured many tremendous individual and team performances (from adults as well as children!), the wonderful sportsmanship, teamwork and support all children offered throughout the day was certainly a tremendous highlight! It was lovely to welcome so many parents back to school the day after the carnival as the age and division champions were recognised. While more comprehensive results are outlined later in this newsletter, an especially hearty congratulations to Broughton House on another fine overall performance as they recorded another win in the House championship, and Florence Reynell (Kindergarten) who broke a longstanding record in the long jump event, jumping an impressive 2.2m, 10cm further than the previous best set in 2002.

With three completed weeks of Term 3 already behind us the winter sports season is well underway. I was fortunate to spend some time moving between some of the many fixtures in which Junior School students were involved over the weekend and was incredibly proud of the way in which our children conducted themselves. While it is always easier to enjoy yourself when winning, the smiles on the faces of all participants spoke volumes to much they enjoyed themselves. While we are very fortunate to have a passionate staff who enthusiastically involve themselves in the extra-curricular programs, so too are we to have many parents and carers volunteer their time to do likewise. Please contact Mrs Wright, JS Sports Coordinator, if you are willing and able to assist in this capacity.

The 40th Armidale Eisteddfod is well underway, with a large number of students having already participated in one or more individual musical events in the open days. The Junior School descended on the Old Armidale Teachers College en masse yesterday in the first large-scale events in which our students have been involved. This year we were proud to have all students from Kindergarten to Year 5 participating in the Choral Verse event within their respective year levels. Their performances were all very entertaining, with excellent results achieved in both age categories. Congratulations to the Year 2 cohort on winning the K-3 age group, and Year 5 who once again brought back the Nevin Family Perpetual Shield as the winning group from Years 3-6. Two of our Junior School choirs perform today (K-2 and 3-5) and we wish them well in their performances.

Unfortunately, a number of our staff, students and their families have been affected by illness in recent times. While life continues as ‘normal’ in our post-covid world we do reiterate the importance of appropriate hygiene practices among all students on a regular basis. Recently we have been made aware of an increase in the number of ‘walking pneumonia’ cases within the wider community. While advice suggests this illness generally does not cause children to feel sick enough to stay home, it is a contagious illness often caused by a bacterial infection that can be identified and treated by a medical practitioner. Should your child be unwell and unable to attend school, please advise us as soon as possible (junior@as.edu.au and your child(ren)’s teacher) and consider seeking an appointment with your medical practitioner.

Please be reminded that the School’s policy requires families to apply for any period of anticipated absence due to ‘exceptional circumstances’ through the Application for Exemption from School process. Further information regarding student attendance is available online through the parent portal of our website at https://as.edu.au/portal/absentees/absence-illness-and-leave/.

Thank you to those families who have indicated a willingness to assist in our Junior School Community Cultural Carnival on Wednesday, June 19. Last week’s edition of TAS Talks shared further details about this exciting celebration of the many and diverse cultures within our school and community. Should you be able to join us, please complete THIS ONLINE EXPRESSION OF INTEREST. We will share further information directly with you in the coming weeks.

The 2024 Junior School Open Morning takes place on the morning of Friday, June 14. While the primary purpose of the day is to share with prospective families the many unique opportunities afforded to our Junior School students and community, we would be very glad to welcome those families who already have children who attend our school. Please find further information about the day, including how to advise us of your expected attendance, elsewhere in this newsletter.

In the lead-up to the Open Morning you may see and hear advertisements specifically relating to our Junior School. We are so very impressed with the acting skills of a number of Junior School students who feature in these advertisements, and we are sure you, too, will appreciate their talents. Please see details on how to access a sneak peek of the television commercial in the news from our Director of Development, Mrs Emily McOrist. While these advertisements are wonderful, nothing beats word-of-mouth advertising. Please do feel free to share details of both the Open Morning and advertisements with anyone who you believe may like to learn more about our school. We would be very grateful to any parents and carers who can share their experience within our community at this event, most likely in small group conversations during student-led school tours and at morning tea afterwards. Please let Mrs Lasker in Junior School Reception know if you are able to assist.

Happy Birthday

Best wishes to Max Ducat and Tobias Holland for your special days this week.


Mr Scott Chittenden

Head of Junior School

 

Upcoming Events

Wednesday 22 MayEisteddfod Year K-2 ChoirLazenby Hall –  9.30
Eisteddfod Year 3-5 ChoirLazenby Hall –  12.15
Thursday 23 MayEisteddfod Year 3-5 Choir –Lazenby Hall –  12.40
TAS TreblesLazenby Hall – 12.40
Friday 24 MayYear 5 ExcursionNundle Woollen Mill
Friday 31 MayYear 1 AssemblyHoskins – 2.45
Friday 7 JuneStaff DayNo Classes
Monday 10 JuneNo ClassesPublic Holiday
Tuesday 11 JuneClasses Resume

Junior School Sport

NCIS Cross Country – Wednesday, 8 May

A team of very keen athletes travelled to compete in the NCIS Cross Country Championships in Terranora. From all reports the runners gave it their all in slippery and muddy conditions. Well done to all that travelled such a long distance to participate.

Congratulations to the following children who have been selected to represent NCIS at the CIS Primary and Secondary Cross Country Championships in Sydney on 6 June 2024.

  • Felix Boyce – 2nd in the 8/9 year old boy
  • Finley Boyce – 10th in the 10 year old boy
  • Artie Rylands – 12th in the 10 year old boy
  • Duncan Klabe – 12th in the 11 year old boy

Junior School Athletics Carnival – Thursday, 16 May

Our Junior School Athletics Carnival was held last Thursday on the fabulous Wakefield grounds. A huge shout out must go to our amazing grounds staff for maintaining and setting up Wakefield for our carnival. We are very fortunate to have such an amazing team working to provide us with a wonderful venue to have our carnival.

It was wonderful to see our children enjoying being out in the sunshine performing their best and encouraging each other on. From our youngest Pre-K children in their first 70m race to our Seniors enjoying their final Athletics Carnival in Junior School, culminating in the Year 5, parent, staff and gappy relay.

Congratulations to all children who participated and earned valuable points for their house.

Results 

Age Champions

  • 5 year girl – Mila Shaw
  • 5 year runner up- Ava Ducat
  • 5 year boy – Freddie Pearson/Leo Collett
  • 5 year runner up – Arlo Hoy
  • 6 year girl – Florence Reynell
  • 6 year runner up- Marlie Rice
  • 6 year boy – Onome Coast
  • 6 year runner up – Dino Rajendra
  • 7 year girl – Olivia Nielsen
  • 7 year runner up- Vivi Shortt
  • 7 year boy – William Gregory
  • 7-year runner up – William Barwick/Archie Stockings
  • 8 year girl – Elara Polson
  • 8 year runner up- Maggie Wood
  • 8 year boy – Darby Klabe
  • 8 year runner up – Clayton Ritchie/Bradley Byrnes/Wilbur Drain
  • 9 year girl – Anna Trevaskis
  • 9 year runner up- Skye Knox
  • 9 year boy – Albie Brauer
  • 9-year runner up – Max Dennison
  • 10 year girl – Misaki Wright
  • 10 year runner up- Maddie Pearson
  • 10 year boy – Finley Boyce
  • 10 year runner up – Bill Mayne/Edward Murray
  • 11 year girl – Georgia Flynn
  • 11 year runner up- Lexie Kay
  • 11 year boy – Duncan Klabe/Hugh Blackwell
  • 11 year runner up – Alexander DuBois/Casey Tighe

Division Winners

  • Sub Junior Girl – Florence Reynell
  • Sub Junior Boy – Onome Coast
  • Junior Girl – Elara Polson
  • Junior Boy – Darby Klabe
  • Intermediate Girl – Misaki Wright
  • Intermediate Boy – Finley Boyce
  • Senior Girl – Georgia Flynn
  • Senior Boy – Duncan Klabe/Hugh Blackwell

Highest Point Score

  • Girl – Olivia Nielsen (74)
  • Boy – Finley Boyce (50)

House Points 

  • 1st – Broughton (1622)
  • 2nd – Green (1464)
  • 3rd – Ross (1382)

Football

TAS White

After a cracking victory in our opening match against PLC (10-2), TAS White were really put to the test on Saturday by ACSC Pearls, going down 28-3.

It was great to have the full team turnout together for the first time and for half the team it was also their first (or second) netball game, ever! They worked very hard in defence, applying plenty of pressure when the opposition had possession. There was also some terrific defence displayed in the goal circle, especially by Neave Drain and Misaki Wright.

White really found their footing by the final quarter and we eagerly anticipate our fixture against TAS Blue this coming Saturday!!

Mrs Jessica Collett and Mrs Heidi Trevaskis

 

TAS Tigers and TAS Triceratops

What a great start to our U6s soccer this season. TAS Triceratops and TAS Tigers have been having a ball at their soccer games each Saturday! Their smiles say it all. It has been great to see the players working as a team and putting their skills into practice. With a focus on having fun, players have been showing some great sportsmanship and supporting each other as well as the other teams. We look forward to another great Saturday of soccer this weekend.

Ms Bec Mason and Mrs Lauren Haron

 

Mrs Christine Wright
Junior School Sports Coordinator

Community Notices