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TAS Talks – Term 3, Week 2

Posted 23rd July 2014


NT Service trip opens eyes to conditions in our own country

Posted 17th July 2014

A group of Armidale students have discovered that amidst some of the poorest living conditions in Australia, trust, honesty and friendship can cross all boundaries. For 10 days including NAIDOC Week, three boys, two fathers and a staff member from The Armidale School, accompanied by a similar number of girls and staff from New England Girls’ School, helped run an inaugural school holiday activities program at Yipirinya School at Alice Springs, an independent school for disadvantaged Aboriginal children. TAS was invited to help with the initiative due to its links with Yipirinya, where the current principal is former TAS Headmaster Ken Langford-Smith and former TAS Counsellor James Howey is also on staff. As part of the daily routine, the group... View Article


Trans-Tasman rugby tour builds skills focus

Posted 17th July 2014

Tough fixtures against three of the best New Zealand rugby nurseries and a holiday development camp have helped build momentum for The Armidale School’s senior rugby teams, which have two important matches in the next five days. Opens players returned to school early from the winter vacation for some intensive training ahead of matches against fellow GPS outfit St Joseph’s College, Hunters Hill on Saturday, and then a visiting side from Wimbledon College, UK, next Tuesday. Teams from across all age groups will be making the visit to Joeys, a junior rugby powerhouse. The 16s teams will be hoping to build on their experiences during a rugby tour to New Zealand last week. The A’s team won two of their... View Article


TAS Talks Term 3, Week 1

Posted 16th July 2014


Brightest young minds set to solve crimes

Posted 1st July 2014

From murder to car theft, criminal activities plotted by bright young school students will be solved by dozens of their peers, at a unique immersive science camp in northern NSW this week. Starting tomorrow (1 July) the five day, 17th annual Forensic Science Camp at The Armidale School (TAS), has this year attracted 77 boys and girls who attend 28 different state and independent schools, in cities and country towns, in three states and territories. The camp was first held in 1994 and attracted widespread interest after featuring on the former ABC TV science show Quantum. It is acknowledged as a leading academic enrichment opportunity for gifted and talented students in Year 8 (NSW) and Year 9 (Queensland), and interest... View Article


Undefeated Ali scores check mate for TAS

Posted 20th June 2014

The senior TAS chess team will progress to the semi-finals of the Sydney Academy of Chess’ Interschool Chess Challenge in Newcastle next term, having won the regional round at Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School in Tamworth on 17 June. One hundred and seventy six students from 10 senior schools played 88 boards, with undefeated TAS Year 11 student Ali Ahsan placing first overall. Fellow TAS student Joshua Stevenson finished equal second with six wins and one loss but on a countback came fourth, and TAS won the secondary schools division. “It was a good competition. I had three tough games, but the toughest was probably the one against Josh,” Ali said. “There was also quite a festive atmosphere. When players... View Article


Set goals, take action, Widders tells Aboriginal students

Posted 19th June 2014

                              Make choices that have a positive effect on others, set goals and work to achieve them, and value education – former NRL player Dean Widders provided plenty of wisdom and inspiration at The Armidale School’s inaugural Aboriginal students dinner, one of two events held at the school to mark NAIDOC Week. The school’s Aboriginal students, joined by school friends, family members, other guests from the local Aboriginal community and TAS staff, enjoyed each other’s company and soaked in the words from Mr Widders, an Armidale local and now an NRL welfare and education officer, whose brother Bailey is a student at the school. “Always think... View Article


TAS Talks Term 2, Week8

Posted 18th June 2014


TAS Talks Term 2, Week 7

Posted 11th June 2014


TAS Talks, Term 2, Week 6

Posted 4th June 2014