OB Peter Cousens makes film directorial debut

Posted 21st August 2014

He is perhaps best known for starring in international productions of Phantom of the Opera and Les Miserables, but for Peter Cousens, the newest challenge has been directing an Academy Award winning actor in his first feature film. Tamworth born and educated at The Armidale School, Peter Cousens latest venture is the big budget slavery film Freedom, which will have its Australian release on 21 August. “It was really thrilling directing a feature film. Coming from another discipline in the performing arts, primarily from music, acting and producing, I was lucky because I was surrounded by some really wonderful people,” he said. These “wonderful people” included Oscar-nominee cinematographer Dean Cundey (Jurassic Park, Who Framed Roger Rabbit) and Oscar winner, Cuba... View Article

TAS Talks Term 3, Week 6

Posted 20th August 2014

TAS Talks Term 3, Week 5

Posted 14th August 2014


TAS team of 67 to sets a pace in City to Surf

Posted 6th August 2014

This Sunday’s (10 August) City to Surf fun run in Sydney may be a gruelling 14km, but long distances are clearly no impediment for a team of 67 from The Armidale School who are not just making a 1000km round trip to be part of it, but make up the largest school group entered in the iconic event. More than 85,000 people have entered this year’s race, which goes from Hyde Park to Bondi. TAS students have taken part in the event on several previous occasions, and Athletics MIC Jim Pennington said it is only growing in popularity. “Over the past decade, the City to Surf has evolved beyond a physical challenge for the individual runner.  Our boys will also... View Article

Writer to give the good oil on raising teenage boys

Posted 6th August 2014

A noted social commentator specialising in what makes boys tick will give parents plenty of inspiration to help their sons become good men at a public seminar at The Armidale School next week. After 15 years as New Zealand’s first female prison officer working in a male prison, Celia Lashlie’s experiences were harnessed in the Good Man Project, where she worked with 25 boys schools throughout New Zealand aimed at finding what makes a good man in the 21st century. Her insights into the minds of teenage boys and what they are feeling at this stage of their development became the basis of her best-selling book He’ll be OK: Growing Gorgeous Boys into Good Men. Tackling subjects such as a... View Article

TAS Talks Term 3, Week 4

Posted 6th August 2014

Celia Lashlie Event

Posted 1st August 2014

TAS Talks Term 3, Week 3

Posted 30th July 2014

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