SBHS visit 2017

Posted 8th May 2017

TAS Talks Term 1 Week 1

Posted 1st February 2017

Activities Week pushes the boundaries

Posted 6th December 2016

DAYS spent learning how to roll firehoses, start pumps and back burn came to fruition last week when 26 trainee rural fire fighters from The Armidale School’s were called out to assist brigades with blazes across the north. Following up on training days throughout the year as par tof the school’s Activities program, the students were called away from mock scenarios at the Armidale RFS Control Centre during Activities Week, to assist Dumaresq and Diggings Rural Fire Service brigades with blazes at Hillgrove and Nowendoc. “We all ended up going in different directions and came back together at night with all sorts of stories. At Nowendoc we fought fires for the first day and put it out and then spent... View Article

Gift of teaching immortalised in bronze

Posted 28th November 2016

The power of a teacher to ignite a spark in a student was celebrated in transience on the stage and in perpetuity in bronze at a special event that brought hundreds of former students and friends from as far as the United States back to The Armidale School on Saturday (26 November). Mike Hoskins, who made possible the school’s creative arts centre that bears his name, travelled with his family from Texas to unveil a sculpture he commissioned to celebrate the spirit of learning. Called The Spark and sculpted by Tanya Bartlett of Gunnedah the work depicts the ‘light bulb’ moment a teacher engages a student in a significantly meaningful way, and was inspired by his own time at TAS. “We... View Article

Expanded season for TAS rowers

Posted 14th November 2016

The Armidale School’s rowing season was officially launched at Malpas Dam on Friday 11 November, with two additional boats and an all-girls crew boosting the sport at the school. The sport was reintroduced at TAS in 2011 with just one crew, after a hiatus of 11 years. Since then it has grown in popularity, with the school fielding three schoolboy ‘fours’ at the AAGPS Head of the River in the past three years. With the introduction of co-education at TAS this year, the sport has also been introduced to girls, as well as the fleet of boats being expanded with the acquisition of a quadruple scull (four rowers each with two oars sculling) and a ‘four’ (four rowers each with... View Article

Students pause to remember

Posted 11th November 2016

THE sacrifice of those who gave their lives in war was commemorated by students and staff at a special Remembrance Day service at The Armidale School (TAS) today. An international observation commemorating the sacrifice of all who have died in wars, Remembrance Day at TAS particularly paid tribute to the 103 Old Boys and staff who have given their lives in various conflicts, from 1901 in the Boer War to Afghanistan in 2008. Commemorations commenced in the War Memorial Assembly Hall with a presentation about the Western Front by senior students who toured there last month prior to attending an international Round Square conference in Switzerland. Students then moved outside to the school’s flagpoles for the official ceremony, which was... View Article

Artist nominated for HSC Showcase

Posted 10th November 2016

A POWERFUL set of drawings by The Armidale School’s Jack Tizzard of young children dressed in historical militaristic costumes has been nominated for inclusion in ARTEXPRESS, the statewide showcase of HSC Visual Arts. Jack’s haunting works, called The Precipice were inspired by a Facebook video of a young boy dazed in the back of an ambulance bleeding from a cut after an airstrike in Aleppo, Syria. “It made me stop – what is this kid’s life going to be like? Will it be drenched in the blood of conflict, or eclipsed by amazing moments of peace and understanding? Standing on the edge of a precipice… my purpose is to simply capture them before they fall.” His teacher Ian McPherson said... View Article

Digital entrepreneur inspires Valedicts

Posted 29th September 2016

“Just starting anything is by far the most important step. The rest of the stuff you can work out after.” Such was the message TAS Old Boy and co-founder of online retailers the Iconic and Bailey Nelson Nick Perry, gave to departing Year 12 students on Valedictory Day, at the end of Term 3. Nick shared his fascinating journey from TAS which he attended from 1996-2001, degrees in Biomedical Engineering and Mathematics at the University of Sydney and a stint in management consulting and investment banking, to a new direction as an online entrepreneur. After co-founding internet fashion retailer The Iconic, he then went on to establish optometry retailer Bailey Nelson which has grown from an online business to having... View Article

Strong grand finals presence for TAS Footballers

Posted 14th September 2016

One of the best seasons for football at The Armidale School comes to a head this Saturday (17 September), with TAS teams appearing in most of the local competition grand finals. If the weather holds off, the school’s blue and white strip will make an appearance in seven of the 11 Armidale District Football Association premiership deciders, all to be held at Doody Park in East Armidale. The campaign kicks off at 8am when the TAS 16As meet Easts in what is expected to be a tough encounter. Thereafter, the TAS 14As play City Westside TAS 12 White plays Demon Knights, TAS 12 Blue kick out against Guyra, The TAS Thirds and Seconds will both take to the field against Norths,... View Article

Students boots palliative care facilities

Posted 14th September 2016

Palliative care facilities at the Armidale Regional Hospital have been given a big boost with the donation to the unit of two special beds by students at The Armidale School. The beds, sourced from local business Acacia Medical Supplies, were purchased with around $5000 raised as part of several school initiatives, including a number of plain-clothes days and collecting donations at two of this year’s home rugby fixtures. The school’s 124-strong team in this year’s City to Surf run in Sydney also made the cause its focus, proudly emblazoning it on their running shirts. Students took to the cause, also inspired by the efforts of one of their Year 12 classmates Sam Carmichael, whose father Rhod was having treatment for male... View Article