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Goals achieved on footballers’ Victorian tour

Posted 7th May 2018

Training sessions with Sydney FC and Melbourne City FC and games against Cranbrook, Geelong Grammar and Melbourne Grammar schools were amongst the highlights of a football development tour to Sydney and Victoria during the holidays for 30 junior boys and senior boys and girls. Kicking off in Sydney, the tour commenced with the First XI being defeated by Inaburra School, Bangor, in a CIS knockout match. A training session with Sydney FC followed, before a friendly First XI match against a stronger Cranbrook outfit. The development squad, made up of players from Years 6-9, had more success against St Paul’s Grammar School, winning 2-1. That evening the TAS students formed the guard of honour at the A-League match between Sydney... View Article


Top 10 finish for first TAS student home in Coffs ocean swim

Posted 9th April 2018

It may have been his first open water swim, but The Armidale School’s Jesse Streeting rose to the challenge to come sixth overall from more than 300 finishers in the 2km Coffs Ocean Swim yesterday (8 April). Crossing the line in a time of 37:02, Jesse lead the pack for The Armidale School, which with 81 students and eight staff, made up more than a quarter of all entries in the open water classic. “It’s a lot harder than pool swimming, you can’t see where you are going, you don’t get the turns or the wall to push off every twenty five or fifty metres and the buoyancy in the water is so much different. I was a bit daunted... View Article


Cheika set to inspire future generations at TAS Rugby Carnival

Posted 4th April 2018

The biggest name in Australian rugby is set to inspire a thousand of the sport’s youngest enthusiasts when he makes a special guest appearance at the 14th TAS Rugby Carnival, to be held at The Armidale School on 14-15 April. Wallabies Head Coach Michael Cheika will be the special guest at the official presentation on Sunday 15 April at 12noon, following the finals that morning. Cheika will celebrate grassroots rugby with players, coaches and supporters attending the carnival – the largest rugby carnival for under 12s in Australia, which this year has attracted44 teams from 21 schools and 16 clubs from across three states. Cheika won’t be the only one making a debut appearance at the carnival; crossing the continent... View Article


Detective shares insights into pitfalls of the internet

Posted 26th March 2018

Accessing the internet can be as easy as the click of a button or the swipe of a screen – but it’s much more difficult to navigate the potential pitfalls that can often lead to tragic circumstances. Tomorrow (Tuesday 27 March) at The Armidale School, former Queensland police detective Brett Lee will highlight the unhealthier side of the world wide web to students, staff and parents. Director of Pastoral Care Mr Barney Buntine said the talk will complement much that is happening at TAS in the space of technology and adolescence, including a five-week Digital Detox Program in the Middle and Senior School. “There is increasing evidence to suggest in adolescents, but adults also, screen time and social media use... View Article


Footballers selected for CIS competition at NCIS championships

Posted 14th March 2018

From never playing together as a team, to having half its players selected for representative honours – such was the journey of The Armidale School’s open girls’ football team who at yesterday’s North Coast Independent Schools’ championships went from an outfit which had never played together to winning four of their six games and having six members being selected for representative honours. They were amongst a dozen TAS students who will play for the NCIS representative teams following the NCIS titles hosted by TAS yesterday (13 March). The championships attracted almost 500 junior footballers from 32 teams representing nine schools across three age groups. It was a significant achievement for the TAS open girls in particular, going from losing all... View Article


TAS snares Science & Engineering Challenge for 6th year

Posted 8th March 2018

How high can a tower be built before it falls over? What are the most efficient transport routes to connect multiple cities? And what is the minimum support a balsa and paper bridge needs to support an electric car? Thirty two Year 10 students from The Armidale School took out the regional division of the annual Science and Engineering Challenge held at the University of New England yesterday (7 March), where they joined others from eight schools across the region in a series of critical thinking challenges. The budding scientists were put in groups of four, each group tackling two of eight different challenges that tested skills in maths, science and logic. Points from each individual activity are accumulated to... View Article


Rowers point bows to business end of the season

Posted 1st March 2018

The Armidale School’s rowing crews are pointing their bows to the business end of the season, with upcoming regattas in Sydney in coming weeks. This year 26 TAS rowers are taking to the water in three boys’ Fours, a boys’ and girls’ quad scull and single sculls. Building their racing experience at regattas at Grafton and Taree during their summer holidays, the crews have been refining technique to compete at the Sydney International Regatta Centre at Penrith, built for the 2000 Olympic Games. The boys’ coxed quad scull had their finale at the NSW Rowing Schoolboy Head of the River on Sunday (25 February), recording a personal best time of the season. The girls’ quad is hoping for a similar... View Article


Day focuses on the other parts of HSC journey

Posted 1st March 2018

Goal setting, memorisation techniques, study skills, managing major works, balancing priorities, avoiding procrastination, relaxation and stress management and improving writing: for Year 12 students The Armidale School’s first Activities Day for the year (28 February) involved practical workshops which gave specialist assistance in helping their journey to the HSC. While those in younger years were involved in the cadet program, starting their surf bronze medallion accreditation at Sawtell Surf Life Saving Club or learning about fire fighting pumps with Dumaresq RFS Brigade, the school’s most senior students were given tools to assist them manage the pressure of the coming months. Addressing the cohort at the start of the day, Headmaster Murray Guest said five such days would be devoted to... View Article


Records fall at TAS Swimming Championships

Posted 22nd February 2018

A RECORD dating from the last century was among 19 broken at The Armidale School’s swimming championships over three days last week, culminating in a full day of competition on Friday 16 February. Swimming in his first TAS championships, Jesse Streeting (Armidale) touched the wall in the 17 years freestyle in a time of 25:03, shaving 0.37 seconds off the previous record of 25.4 set by Adam Hall in 1999. The Year 11 student who was named senior boy champion, also set new benchmarks in the 17 years 50m butterfly, backstroke and 100m freestyle, bettering the previous best times for the events all set in 2013 by Jay Kennedy. Another new TAS student, Toby Michell-Smith from Narrabri, broke a record... View Article


Records fall at TAS Swimming Championships

Posted 19th February 2018

A record dating from the last century was among 19 broken at The Armidale School’s swimming championships over three days last week, culminating in a full day of competition on Friday 16 February. Swimming in his first TAS championships, Jesse Streeting (Armidale) touched the wall in the 17 years freestyle in a time of 25:03, shaving 0.37 seconds off the previous record of 25.4 set by Adam Hall in 1999. The Year 11 student who was named senior boy champion, also set new benchmarks in the 17 years 50m butterfly, backstroke and 100m freestyle, bettering the previous best times for the events all set in 2013 by Jay Kennedy. Another new TAS student, Toby Michell-Smith from Narrabri, broke a record... View Article