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TAS Time Tunnel farewells graduating cohort

Date:November 17, 2017

The whole school turned out in excitement to farewell our graduating Year 12's in the TAS traditional time tunnel. There Read more...

FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 3 2017

Date:November 10, 2017

FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 3 2017 The third round of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships were Read more...

From Cairns to Hollywood – TAS Student Kane O’Rielley heads to LA

Date:October 23, 2017

THANK YOU TO THE CAIRNS POST FOR THIS STORY - 21 OCTOBER 2017   KANE O’Rielley will have something in Read more...

FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 3 2017

Date:August 20, 2017

FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 3 2017 The third round of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships were Read more...

FNQ Interschool Chess Championships Report Round 2 2017

Date:May 26, 2017

The second round of the Far North Queensland Interschool Chess Championships were held on the 18 May.  Over 300 students Read more...

TAS in Action – Senior School Open Day

Date:April 28, 2017

Come and see the TAS Difference for yourself. Thursday 4 May from 2.30pm to 5.00pm with school tours leaving every Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – End of Term 4

Date:November 24, 2017

Tree Planting Thanks to our wonderful Year 4 students and Mrs Sloan for planting heaps of trees around the bottom Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 4 Week 7

Date:November 20, 2017

Year 12 farewell We farewelled out wonderful Year 12s with the traditional Year 12 breakfast and the walk through the Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 4 Week 6

Date:November 10, 2017

China I have just returned from a study tour of China with Mr Saunders (English Teacher) as we explore expanding Read more...

Outstanding Opportunities | Astounding Achievements # 2

Date:November 1, 2017

Year 7/8 QAMT Maths Team outstanding at the State finals. Our Year 7/8 QAMT Maths Quiz team were outstanding at Read more...

Learning. Believing. Achieving – Term 4 Week 4

Date:October 27, 2017

SHOUT-OUTS RAFFLE for the Coconut Carnival: A call out to all in the TAS community to sell your tickets. All Read more...

Outstanding Opportunities | Astounding Achievements

Date:October 25, 2017

Special Student Achievement Update Top Two Science Investigations in Queensland for 2017 are TAS students Wonderful news from Brisbane last Read more...
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International

International Students

Welcome to TAS, a modern school enabling the dreams of students from Prep to Year 12 and located in Cairns, Australia.

In an increasingly globalised world, international students at TAS learn to respect and learn from each other’s differences as well as develop an acceptance of their diverse cultures.

TAS provides an engaging, safe and disciplined academic learning environment and has developed a reputation as the region’s leading Prep to Year 12 school. TAS graduating students consistently achieve outstanding results and regularly gain admittance to courses of choice at leading Universities both in Australia and overseas.

A TAS education develops leadership qualities, confidence, self expression and team spirit through cultural, sporting, outdoor education and performance activities. Students are expected to strive for excellence at all times. They are actively encouraged and supported to work hard in all areas of their school life to unlock and realise their potential.

With over 30 years experience with international students, TAS prides itself on offering a welcoming, safe and nurturing environment for overseas guests.

Each year TAS welcomes international students on short and long term exchange programs that help them to form international friendships with TAS students.


TAS Care

Living and studying overseas places many demands on international students. TAS understands this and provides a friendly environment and 24 hour care and support for all its international students. The professional and dedicated staff in the TAS International Department assist students and families with this transition :

  • Pre-enrolment support
  • Airport pick ups / transfers
  • Orientation processes
  • Family homestay
  • 24/7 emergency contact
  • English as a Second Language classes
  • Academic counselling
  • Personal counselling

The TAS Difference

TAS is located in the modern and sophisticated, tropical city of Cairns, Australia, the country’s popular destination for international visitors.

International students enjoy the safe surrounds of one of Australia’s most enviable locations with the World Heritage Listed Great Barrier Reef and rainforests providing students a unique opportunity to live and learn in one the world’s most significant natural environments.

TAS is located over two spacious campuses. Kewarra Beach is a Prep to Year 6 campus and is situated twenty minutes drive north of the Cairns city centre. The White Rock Prep to Year 12 campus is just ten minutes drive south of the Cairns city centre.

At TAS, international students learn in classes with an enviable teacher to student ratio and are encouraged to fully participate in the school’s academic, cultural, sporting and extracurricular activities.

TAS offers international students:

  • Outstanding academic environment.
  • High teacher to student ratio.
  • Dedicated International Department.
  • Popular tropical location.

TAS Expectations

TAS students are expected to:

  • Commit to learning English.
  • Understand and obey rules enforced within the School and wider community.
  • Achieve satisfactory course progress.
  • Maintain satisfactory attendance.
  • Adhere to approved accommodation and welfare arrangements.
  • Attend ESL lessons.

TAS Study Programs

TAS offers the Student Visa and Tourist Visa programs at both campuses where students undertake a stimulating and challenging curriculum based on the Australian Curriculum and the Queensland Curriculum and Assessment Authority (QCAA) syllabus.


TAS Student Visa Program

The TAS Student Visa Program encourages students to strive for educational excellence with the aim to maximise their tertiary entrance OP (Overall Position) scores so that the widest range of career options is available to them. TAS offers the program to fully enrolled individual Junior and Senior School students attending TAS on a student visa.


Junior School: Prep to Year 6

Students have their own home room teacher who cares for them. Junior students are introduced to a core curriculum offering English, Mathematics, Sciences and Social Studies. Highly trained specialist teachers guide students in Visual Art, Music, Health and Physical Education, and  Language subjects.


Senior School: Year 7 to Year 12 

Students are supported by tutors who assist them in their day to day life at school. Each student belongs to a close knit tutor group and house, that provide a strong sense of belonging and effective peer support networks.

Areas of study on offer cater for the academic needs and interests of all students and include English, Mathematics, the Sciences, the Humanities, the Arts, Languages, and Technical and Commercial Studies.


Tourist Visa Program

The TAS Tourist Visa Program offers Short Stay, Extended and Study Tours for international students who wish to experience and learn about Tropical North Queensland’s culture, establish international friendships and improve their English language skills.


Extended Visiting Students

Students studying for a minimum of six weeks to a maximum of three months, have the opportunity to be immersed in the uniqueness of school life at TAS, to improve their English, make lasting friends, and experience the true Australian culture.


Short Stay Students (Individuals visiting for up to 6 weeks)

Sometimes students want to get a taste of school life in another country while they travel on their own or with their family. This program offers that taste in a supported environment.


Study Tour (Group Bookings up to 100 people)

This is an opportunity to come to school in a group and experience a combination of study and fun. While here, students will see the amazing reef and rainforest in the region.


Agents

TAS works closely with a number of Australian and overseas based education agents.

Need More Information?

Download the TAS International brochure
Read the TAS international student policies and procedures
Email international@tas.qld.edu.au


TAS Alumni – Past International Students

TAS has a long history of International students who have enjoyed studying and socialising at the school. Please send  photos and write to us. We would love to know what you are doing now!

The Australian Government provide laws that protect international students and these laws form the Education Services for Overseas Students (ESOS) framework. The fact sheet outlining these laws can be found here.


TAS International Education Policies

Accommodation and Welfare Policy
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Complaint and Appeals Policy
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Course Progress and Attendance Policy
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Deferment, Suspension and Cancellation Policy
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Discipline Policy and School Rules
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Entry Requirements Policy
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Refund Policy
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School Drugs Policy
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Student Transfer Policy
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International Student Brochure (English)
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International Student Brochure (Chinese)
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International Application Form
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International Tuition Fees 2017
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TAS Homestay Fees 2017
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TAS International Student Handbook
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