Middle and Senior School Clubs

Chess Club

The Middle and Senior School chess teams compete at local and regional level in various competitions, including the inter-school Junior Chess League.

Middle School Chess Club meets on Wednesday at lunchtime in the library, as well as during Monday lunchtime to mentor Junior School players.  Senior players are in the library most lunchtimes. An inter-house competition is planned for 2014. For more information contact  Ms Catherine Boydell by email 

Engineering Club

The TAS Engineering Club provides an interactive environment with opportunities in designing, planning and the constructing of different projects.
The Engineering Club is open to all students from Year 6 and above who have an interest in science, technology, engineering, electronics, robotics and making things.

The club is restricted to 15 places. It will meet at the Trade Training Centre on Thursdays, with a bus departing from the Q Store area at 5:00pm and returning at 6:15pm. Day boys and girls may be collected direct from the TTC. Cost: Free.

Film Making

Using state of the art equipment, this club is for film buffs interested film writing, directing, producing, lighting, editing and sound. A strong focus will be on the creation of high-quality videos of school life for promotional purposes. The club generally meets on Friday afternoons after school, in the Hoskins Centre. Open to students from Year 6 up.

GAS (God And Stuff)

Middle School GAS is held every Thursday lunch time at 1.20pm in the McConville Centre and is run by Rev Newton, and a few Year 12 volunteers. It generally involves games and fellowship at the start to kick things off followed by biblical discussions in small groups.

Middle School Tech Club

The Middle School Tech Club meets each week to work with Hoskins Centre Technical Supervisor Michael Cornford to develop a working knowledge of technical design and operation. They learn about all the key elements of a professional entertainment space including aspects such as different types of theatrical lighting and their use, programming and operating sound and lighting desks and bumping in and out technical requirements for shows. Students will be trained up assist with the many productions and events in the Hoskins Centre throughout the year and get to work together in a team while developing their skills. Experience doesn’t matter – what Mr Cornford looks for is passion and enthusiasm and so if you want to get involved in the Tech Club send him an email.

Breaky and Bible

Meets every Monday morning at 7:30am to enjoy fellowship over breakfast followed by a Bible study and discussion. It is open to anyone from Years 6-12 who is interested in finding out more about the Bible or has some questions they want answered. The Bible study is lead by the school’s chaplain Rev Richard Newton.

Photography Club

The Photography Club meets most weeks on Thursday lunchtimes to share ideas, ask questions, practice and learn techniques. From composition, lighting and exposure to the latest in camera bodies, accessories and apps, the club covers a wide range of interests. Guest speakers from both inside the school and the wider community willingly share their expertise. The club is working towards a photo exhibition and competition in November. All interested students and staff are welcome; contact TAS Reception by email 

Bible Club

Held every Thursday during morning tea from 11.00am Bible Club is an opportunity for any students, Year 5 and above, to meet together and read and discuss the Bible. It is hosted in Rev Newton’s room and the office next door. Any boys are welcome to come along if they are interested.

Pottery Club

Noted New England potter Rick Hatch conducts classes for students in Terms 1-3, in the ground floor art room in the Hoskins Centre. Classes for students 12 years and older are held on Wednesday evenings from 6.00pm-8.00pm. Fees apply. For more information and booking contact Rick Hatch on 6772 5371or email.

Tae Kwon Do

Instructor Koa Dowsett offers a full martial arts program which allows students to be assessed and promoted through the ranks if they choose to do so. Outcomes of this program will include greater flexibility, cardio fitness, strength endurance, reaction time and general body awareness; self defence is also a key training area. 
Koa Dowsett is a first degree black belt in the art of United Taekwondo and is also a TAS old boy. For further details contact Director of Co-curricular Mr Will Caldwell by email  or his Assistant Karen Hutton by email

For Music ensembles and groups, go to Co-curricular Music.