When TAS was founded in 1894 it was a boarding school for the sons of the gentry. This first, small group of boys must have wondered how their best interests were being served by the upheaval of being sent from home to boarding school. Yet a strong sense of spirit and community very quickly developed amongst the boys, and a House system for sporting competitions was introduced in 1923.
With the building of White House in 1963, boarders were accommodated in House groups, with day boys assigned to these Houses for sport and other co-curricular competition. Twenty years later, two day boy houses were established to give day students their own sense of identity and spirit. These were officially inaugurated by HRH Prince Edward during a private visit to the School.
The friendly rivalry and a strong sense of spirit that exists in all six sporting houses, helps create a sense of identity and belonging. For news about your child’s house – whether it be residential, co-curricular or recreational activities or contact details for those in charge – you will be able to find it by clicking on the menu at left.
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 protected]