Major titles to travelling teams at TAS Rugby Carnival AN exciting game between two Queensland school teams wrapped up The Armidale School Rugby Carnival yesterday (Sunday 13 April), with The Southport School defeating Sunshine Coast Grammar two converted tries to one. The Division1 grand final game was the culmination of two days of exciting rugby for 1000 boys and girls from 49 teams who had travelled from as far as the Sunshine Coast and the NSW Southern Highlands. Two Brisbane school teams faced each other in the Division 2 final, with St Laurence’s College defeating Nudgee Junior College. In third division, Tudor House Preparatory School from Moss Vale went down to St Aloysius College from Sydney, but Tudor House was... View Article
PICTURESQUE piece of Armidale history may have a brighter future, thanks to the efforts of local volunteers. The Perrott Chapel – St John’s Anglican Church Kellys Plains which in 2008 was gifted to The Armidale School by the Perrott family – was for decades a spiritual and community hub of its locality. TAS revived community services there in 2012, and ahead of the next community service three weeks away, a group of TAS Old Boys and current parents spent part of last weekend lopping dead branches from elm and pine trees, painting the graveyard fence and clearing the gutters of debris. Future work will include selective removal of elm suckers and volunteer hawthorns and some dangerous and large dead trees.... View Article
It may be about two rival teenage gangs, but students from four Armidale schools have spent months working together to bring to the stage this week the famous musical West Side Story. Since auditions in September, around 100 boys and girls from The Armidale School, PLC Armidale, New England Girls’ School and O’Connor Catholic College have been rehearsing for a sell-out season which opens at the TAS Hoskins Centre on 26 March. In addition to the student cast and crew is an orchestra of 19 musicians, including many well known in the New England region. Here’s the article that appeared in the Northern Daily Leader, 26 March.
A War Memorial window by one of the nation’s best stained-glass artists has been described as a ”hidden treasure” by a Melbourne expert researching stained glass memorials that commemorate Australian war service. Dr Bronwyn Hughes, who is working on a book entitled Light Everlasting: ANZAC Memorials on stained glass, said the three windows designed by M Napier Waller in The Armidale School’s War Memorial Assembly Hall were “very important” in understanding his work. Napier Waller designed many war memorial windows, but is perhaps best known for the stained glass and mosaic designs in the Hall of Memory at the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. Dr Hughes spent a few hours at TAS on 18 March, photographing the Waller windows but also war... View Article