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

TAS Talks Term 2 Week5

Posted 28th May 2014

TAS Talks Term 2, Week 4

Posted 21st May 2014

GPS athlete breaks 56 year record

Posted 14th May 2014

The breaking of a school athletics record set in more than half a century years ago and several athletes performing at their best, were amongst the highlights for The Armidale School at the Athletic Association of Great Public Schools athletics championships in Sydney on 9 May. Competing against some of the best schoolboys in NSW, Joe Makeham came third in the 17 years 1500m in a personal best time of 4:11:21, nearly four seconds faster than last year, when he won the under 16s event. In doing so, he also set a new TAS record, easily beating the 4:24:07 run by RJ Fulloon back in 1958 – previously the equal oldest record on the school’s books. Makeham’s effort was just... View Article

TAS Talks Term 2, Week 3

Posted 14th May 2014