The TAS campus is a source of pride and inspiration for all who live and work at the school or for those Old Armidalians who return and can see the transformation that has occurred at their old school. Maintaining the heritage buildings, investing in the magnificent gardens and honouring the continued need for improvement means we ask this year for gifts to our Building Trust to assist us in these commitments.
The allocation of scholarships and means-tested bursaries assists over 70 families at the school and there is always a desire for the Foundation to give more. Gifts to this fund provide an education for life to students who would otherwise be unable to come to TAS. It is crucial to the success of the school that this Scholarship Fund is deep enough to continue to support our community.
The ISSF is the Foundation’s dedicated fund available to indigenous students so they can access the full breadth of co-curricular opportunities available at TAS. Application for assistance from the ISSF is made by families and assessed by an independent panel to ensure it meets with the objectives of the fund.
Again this year we are asking for assistance to continue building the corpus of funds that enable us to award the Jim Graham Scholarship. In Jim’s 43 years at the school, he was a passionate believer in the humanities, the arts and the values of Round Square. This scholarship is awarded to a student who best exemplifies these same beliefs.
The TAS Sports Centre is one of the busiest areas of the school and the foyer is looking tired and in need of some attention. With the enthusiastic support of our staff, we would like to make some permanent improvements to the foyer to better reflect the sporting achievements of our Old Armidalians and current students, and to inject the pride we all feel for TAS into the very fabric of one of the busiest locations at TAS. All donations to this fund are gratefully received for this short term, immediate project.
The purpose of the week is to bring the Round Square IDEALS to life through a range of real and genuine experiences that are not encountered through the regular curricular and co-curricular programs.