TAS Foundation Annual Giving 2018

"We make a living by what we get...we make a life by what we give."
- Winston Churchill

Appeals 2018.

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 Drought Relief Bursaries are for TAS families who need means-tested assistance to get through this difficult period. Your generous contribution will be directed to those who need it most.

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.

The iconic and magnificent TAS Dining Hall designed by the acclaimed English and colonial architect John Sulman is in need of some attention and focus to restore it to its intended glory. Improving the lighting, staging and sound as well as updating the furniture are all part of the ambitious plan. The Foundation is committed to completing this restoration to celebrate TAS’ 125 anniversary in 2019.

To commemorate the School’s 125th anniversary next year the OAU is proposing a suitable set of gates as its project to mark the occasion. Designed by the School’s long-time architect Antony Deakin, the gates will echo the entryways from Douglas, Barney and Mann Streets. This $40,000 project will give a substantial facelift to a part of the campus that is increasingly becoming the main entry to TAS for so many in the wider community.


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