His educational philosophy was based on respect for adolescents. He believed that students should be given leadership and service opportunities so that they could prove to themselves that they could make progress and make a difference outside the classroom. Round Square is centered on the IDEALS; a set of pillars which help define the organisation. The IDEALS are Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service.
The name Round Square was derived from a curiously-shaped, 17th century building (pictured above) at Gordonstoun School in Scotland, the founding school of the association.
Throughout its history, The Armidale School has valued the role of leadership, service and adventure programs in developing students to become young men and women with passion, courage and character, culminating in the ‘whole’ student resilience, respect and responsibility.
The Armidale School was admitted as a global member in 1998 and has upheld the IDEALS and enjoyed the connection it has with more than 150 schools across the world. Access to the Round Square network affords member schools the opportunity to arrange local and international student and teacher exchanges on a regular basis between their schools. Students also have the opportunity to participate in local and international community service projects and conferences.
For more information, visit the official Round Square website.
The Armidale School is very excited to announce the launch of our new Day Student ‘All-Rounder’ Scholarships. A limited number of scholarships for 50% tuition will be awarded to students who have demonstrated consistent academic achievement and involvement in sport or the creative arts and who would be enthusiastic about the opportunity of a TAS education. New day students entering TAS in Year 9 or above in 2019 are eligible to apply for these entrance scholarships. The closing date for application is Friday 28 September. For more information visit www.as.edu.au/enrolments/scholarships/ contact Pip Warrick on 6776 5823 or email@example.com.