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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


Brightest young minds set to solve crimes

Posted 6th July 2016

One hundred student sleuths from across the eastern seaboard are gathering in Armidale this week to tackle murder, mystery and mayhem at a unique immersive science camp. Officially starting yesterday (6 July) and running until Saturday 9 July, the 19th annual Forensic Science Camp at The Armidale School has this year attracted 32 boys and 68 girls from 41 schools in Victoria, NSW, ACT, Qld, and even a student from United World Colleges South East Asia, Singapore. During the camp, the participants, Year 8 students with ain inquiring mind, work in groups to solve fictitious felonies using a range of forensic techniques, including microscopy, chromatography, fingerprint analysis, cryptography and general science. They analyse the evidence, identify and interview the suspects,... View Article


House debating puts confidence on show

Posted 24th June 2016

“It takes one rogue leader to believe they are above the law but it only takes two to ruin humanity”. It came down to two points, out of a possible 300, separating Broughton House and Tyrrell House in the final of the senior school inter-house debating competition, staged in front of the whole school during normal Assembly time last week and adjudicated by the Headmaster Mr Murray Guest. Both teams were extremely well prepared and persuasive in their arguments responding to the topic ‘That the new US President should engage with rogue leaders’.  Broughton, as the Affirmative team, cleverly tried to convince the audience “That the new US President should engage with rogue leaders” claiming that to “engage” is the... View Article


Old Boys’ Weekend Schedule 2016

Posted 24th June 2016


TAS Talks Term 2 Week 9

Posted 22nd June 2016


Solid win a sweet farewell for coach

Posted 20th June 2016

The TAS First XV retains top spot in the GPS Third Grade competition, following a 25-0 win over Newington College Third XV at TAS on Saturday 18 June. Ten minutes into the game, Edward Pitt put the first points on the board for the hosts, kicking a penalty. He soon after converted a try by Wally Davidson taking the score to 10-0 at half time. In the second stanza Harrison Jackson crossed the line again for the hosts, and while unable to convert it, Pitt then added another try to his tally for the day and a solid victory for TAS. “The game plan was to play field position in the first half and kick to the corners which we... View Article


Students workshop The Bard at state festival

Posted 19th June 2016

The enduring power of Shakespeare will come to life for six Year 10 and 11 students from The Armidale School on 18-19 June as they participate in the Sport for Jove Theatre Company’s 2016 NSW Shakespeare Carnival in Sydney. The carnival is a statewide competition exploring the great playwright and poet through acting, music, costume and set design and dance. TAS students Kaliya Alldridge (a boarder from Tamworth), George Lane (Inverell), Katie Miller (Glen Innes) and Hugh Worsley (Inverell) entered The Lovers’ Quarrel scene from A Midsummer Night’s Dream, while Ellen Coote (Moree) and Matthew Turnbull (Armidale) prepared the balcony duologue from Romeo and Juliet. Though they did not make it into the final round they were both nominated as Judge’s... View Article


TAS Talks Term 2 Week 8

Posted 15th June 2016