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Students boots palliative care facilities

Posted 14th September 2016

Palliative care facilities at the Armidale Regional Hospital have been given a big boost with the donation to the unit of two special beds by students at The Armidale School. The beds, sourced from local business Acacia Medical Supplies, were purchased with around $5000 raised as part of several school initiatives, including a number of plain-clothes days and collecting donations at two of this year’s home rugby fixtures. The school’s 124-strong team in this year’s City to Surf run in Sydney also made the cause its focus, proudly emblazoning it on their running shirts. Students took to the cause, also inspired by the efforts of one of their Year 12 classmates Sam Carmichael, whose father Rhod was having treatment for male... View Article


TAS students selected for National Youth Science Forum

Posted 5th September 2016

A mix of scientific, formal, personal development and social activities with hundreds of other bright young people from across the nation awaits two students from The Armidale School who have been selected to attend the National Youth Science Forums at the Australian National University in January. Tom Wright of Armidale and Hugh Worsley from Inverell are looking forward to the opportunities at the 12-day immersive residential camps, which are an initiative of Rotary and seek to promote study, research and commercial applications in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). “I’m really keen to experience the facilities at a major university and particularly the engineering side of things,” said Tom. “It will be great to mix with a lot... View Article


Students channel da Vinci in academic challenge

Posted 28th August 2016

How many uses are there for a fork? What if all the water in the world turned green? Such ponderous questions were among many that were light relief for students in between the academic challenges at the fourth Northern NSW da Vinci Decathlon at The Armidale School yesterday. Over three days, the event has brought together more than 520 gifted and talented students from state and independent schools from Moree, Inverell, Tamworth, Scone, Bellingen, Coffs Harbour, Narrabri, Moree, Dubbo, Glen Innes and Armidale to challenge them in a range of stimulating and engaging activities. Developed by Knox Grammar School and now held in regional venues across Australia, students compete in teams of eight across 10 disciplines: Mathematics and Chess; English; Science;... View Article


Brainiac Sam places 2nd in State neuro-science competition

Posted 22nd August 2016

He is only in Year 10, but The Armidale School’s Sambavan Jeyakumar has won for himself a $20,000 university scholarship after placing second in a school competition about the brain and its functions. Run by the Faculty of Medicine at Western Sydney University on Monday (22 August), this year’s State final of Australian Brain Bee Challenge involved 100 finalists who took part in three rounds of questions including brain anatomy and physiology, neuroscience, diseases, and technology. The finalists were selected from 2000 participants who took part in an online test earlier in the year. After the first round of 30 questions, Sambavan made it through to the top eight students. He then scored 13 from 15 questions to progress to the... View Article


Massive effort by largest school team in City to Surf

Posted 16th August 2016

A third-time participant in the 14km City to Surf was the first runner home in Sunday’s foot race (14 August) for the 124-strong team from The Armidale School, which fielded what was believed to be the biggest school team in this year’s event. Year 11 student Saxon Hughes put in a superb effort to complete the event in under an hour, crossing the line in 59:37 and was the first runner home for the TAS team. He finished in the top 2 per cent of the almost 68,000 registered runners who completed the race and clocked a time 17 minutes behind race winner Harry Summers. “I was really keen to crack under 60 minutes this year, so tried to get... View Article


Curtain Up on Drama showcase

Posted 10th August 2016

Shakespeare wrote that all the world was a stage – but for 11 students of HSC Drama at The Armidale School, the stage of the TAS Hoskins Centre was their world for the annual Curtain Up showcase of individual and group projects on 2 August. Whilst the three group projects were devised by the three groups of performers, the individual projects were as varied as the students themselves. Jacob Hunt’s video drama Shell Shock explored mental illness; Jock Campbell devised a lighting plan for a production of A Midsummer Night’s Dream, while Dennis Pitt satirised his Aboriginal heritage with an excerpt from ABCTV’s Black Comedy called Blackforce: Special Coconut Unit. Freya Bartlett portrayed a war widow farewelling her long-deceased husband... View Article


TAS v Joeys Fixture Information

Posted 3rd August 2016

Fixture Information – TAS v Joeys


TAS trio pull on rugby jerseys for GPS

Posted 1st August 2016

Three students from The Armidale School were honoured to pull on representative rugby jerseys for the Athletic Association of Great Public Schools (AAGPS) during the holidays, mixing it with some of the best schoolboys in the game. Their selection named on the final weekend of Term 2, Samuel Jackson-Bolton and Joseph Kingham were part of the Open GPS Blue and White squad, while Michael Baldock was included in the GPS (16 years) President’s squad. During the week of training and competition, Joseph and Samuel were accommodated at The Scots College, whilst Michael boarded at The King’s School. On the first day of play (21 June) GPS Blue and GPS White faced each other at the Shore School War Memorial Playing Fields,... View Article


Passing of Desmond Lyle ‘Jim’ Graham OAM

Posted 29th July 2016

The Headmaster of The Armidale School has paid tribute to former staff member and friend of the School, Desmond Lyle ‘Jim’ Graham OAM, who last night (28 July) died peacefully in Nambucca Heads after a long illness, aged 82. The longest-serving staff member in the history of TAS, Jim worked under five headmasters from 1956-1999 and his contribution greatly shaped the character and direction of the School and its students. “Jim Graham’s 43 years at TAS made a profound difference to the lives of his students, particularly in the performing arts and music, but also in the classroom, as a boarding housemaster, and advocate for outdoor education, most notably by introducing surf lifesaving, Rural Fire Service training and the Duke... View Article


Old Boys’ Weekend Schedule ( Updated 18.7.16)

Posted 18th July 2016