TAS is a member of the AAGPS of NSW (Athletic Association of the Greater Public Schools)
There are nine member schools, with TAS being the only regional member. Other schools include Sydney High School, Sydney Grammar School, The Scots College, Shore, St Ignatius’ College (Riverview), St Joseph’s College, Newington College and The Kings School.
As a member school all players and supporters at all TAS Sporting events are required to adhere to the Code of Conduct (below) which has been established for all member schools.
A Code of Behaviour Concerning Games ( Revised in 1995 by the Headmasters of the GPS Schools of NSW )
The GPS Headmasters have produced the following guidelines to assist teachers, coaches, boys and parents.
Games in our schools are an important part of a fully balanced education for our students. The Heads are concerned to preserve sound educational and social practices in the many inter-school games that are played and ask for the cooperation of school communities to ensure that these aims are realised.
The trend towards professionalism in school sport is to be viewed with caution. Where such an approach involves sound coaching techniques and is aimed at producing a satisfying and improved level of performance, this approach can be beneficial. However, care should be taken to exclude from our schools practices which place the pursuit of victory above those aspects of sport concerned with enjoyment, balanced development and good sportsmanship.
In other words, the spirit of the amateur in its best sense should remain the ideal which guides these aspects of school sports.
More specifically, the following points are made: