Our various boarding houses offer quality residential care and are a ‘home away from home’ for student; a place where life-long friendships are forged and flourish.
Our boys’ Middle School boarding house is home to around 70 boys between the ages of 11 and 14 years (Years 6 to 8), who enjoy dormitory style accommodation which they share with between four to eight others.
Three senior boys’ boarding houses are specifically designed to accommodate approximately 50 students, or roughly 12 students in each year group. The accommodation varies between Houses, with some students in small shared bedrooms in Year 9 and 10 and separate study areas. Boys in Year 11 share a twin room while all students in Year 12 have their own study bedroom.
Pastoral care in the boarding houses is lead by the Head of House or Housemistress, who are members of the school’s teaching staff. In each instance they are supported by a deputy and residential assistants. (In Middle School, a Housemother provides additional ‘motherly’ care).This also means that residential life provides excellent academic support for boarders. Weekend and evening in-house tutoring is offered by senior TAS teaching staff, and the school library is also open on weekends. The social and recreational program for boarders is developed around the interests of the boarders themselves. Inter-house competition, house sports, camping weekends and house social activities such as dinners all help to build house spirit and camaraderie.
As part of our goal to become known for residential distinction, a facilities upgrade has included the refurbishment of all bathrooms in the school and boarding houses, which were completed in 2013. Bright, open and modern living spaces will remain a resource priority as we continue to adapt to the needs of boarders into the future.
The Armidale School is very excited to announce the launch of our new Day Student ‘All-Rounder’ Scholarships. A limited number of scholarships for 50% tuition will be awarded to students who have demonstrated consistent academic achievement and involvement in sport or the creative arts and who would be enthusiastic about the opportunity of a TAS education. New day students entering TAS in Year 9 or above in 2019 are eligible to apply for these entrance scholarships. The closing date for application is Friday 28 September. For more information visit www.as.edu.au/enrolments/scholarships/ contact Pip Warrick on 6776 5823 or [email protected]