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

Old Boys remembered at school Anzac service

Posted 9th May 2014

The lives of the one hundred and three former students and staff who gave their lives in service to their country was commemorated as part of The Armidale School’s Anzac Day service this morning (1 May). Anzac Day itself fell during the school holidays, and while the TAS Cadet Unit Guard performed catafalque duties in Armidale on that morning, the student body, staff and wider school community came together today for its own tribute. The names of those Old Boys who made the ultimate sacrifice were read out, starting with Trooper Douglas Arndell in the Boer War, included the three Sandilands brothers who all lost their lives in World War II, and ended with Lt Michael Fussell who was killed... View Article

TAS Talks Term 2, Week 2

Posted 7th May 2014

TAS Talks Term 2, Week 1

Posted 30th April 2014

TAS Rugby Carnival

Posted 14th April 2014

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

Friends rally for charming church’s future

Posted 12th April 2014

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

TAS Talks Term 1 Week 11

Posted 9th April 2014

TAS Talks Term1, Week 10

Posted 2nd April 2014