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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


Percy named Back of Junior Country rugby tournament

Posted 9th May 2014

An outstanding performance from Percy Duncan at the NSW Country Junior Rugby Union championships in Newcastle at the weekend impressed selectors so much he was named Backline player of the tournament, as well as gaining a guernsey for NSW Country under 15s. The New England inside centre, who hails from Moree and is a student at The Armidale School, caught the selectors eye early on in the weekend, despite his team suffering some hard-fought defeats. Duncan made a considerable impression in New England’s third game, scoring two tries in a tough and close encounter against Illawarra, who defeated the northern boys 17-15. “They (the selectors) usually focus on the top teams, but I was told after the second game that... View Article