Starting in Junior School where key concepts are introduced, Debating is a mainstay of the co-curricular offering at TAS. In both Middle and Senior Schools Debating opportunities are varied: against other Armidale schools as part of the Tri-Schools Debating competition (for Middle School students) and impromptu debates at Senior School level; other schools from across Australia (including, it is planned in 2017, ‘virtual’ debates held online), and an inter-house competition (at both Middle and Senior School level) which accrues points for the Clemson Cup for Public Speaking and Debating. In recent years there have also been Students v Staff debates and School v Old Boys’ debates. Students will be notified about Debating meetings in the early weeks of Term 1 of each year.
In both Middle and Senior School, students take part in the public speaking section of the inter-house competition for the Clemson Cup. Conducted in Term 3, the Middle School competition is held in the Hoskins Centre, whilst the Senior School competition is held during a special whole-of-school Assembly Held in the Hoskins Centre in front of a capacity audience, an always-entertaining showcase of skilful oratory, youthful confidence and wit. Other opportunities in 2016 included the Speaking for the Planet (Year 10) and Rotary (Year 11) public speaking competitions.
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]