From the Principal

Dr Rachel Horton

Welcome to the TAS website and to our school. Our aim with this website is to provide all the information you will need when you come to our school whether you are a parent considering a TAS education for your son or daughter, or you are already a member of our TAS community.

TAS has a long history as a quality regional boarding school that prides itself on the breadth of its offering, and attention to the individual student. The only regional member of the Athletic Association of Great Public Schools (AAGPSNSW), our stunning rural location also enables the opportunity for a uniquely wide range of activities and educational experiences. Our aim is to develop young men and women with strength of character, decency, courage and a passion for life. We are a non-selective school, but one with a reputation for academic strength.

TAS is one of the oldest boarding schools in the state, and we believe residential life is at the heart of the school.


Our boarders enjoy an environment that combines all the best qualities of home, while being supported academically, socially, and recreationally. Relationships based upon mutual respect and responsibility reflect our Christian values, while a strong focus on wellbeing by our dedicated and experienced staff supports our students to thrive in their education journey and to build resilience against adversity.

TAS unashamedly believes that a quality co-curricular program is central to the development of every student. Whether it be music, drama, sport, service or adventure activities, it is the business of the school to help boys and girls explore and experience worthwhile and engaging opportunities, and support them to excel in whatever they choose to do. As a Round Square school, we are outward-looking, and seek to equip our students with the confidence to embrace challenge, as they find their way in the world. We are proud of our facilities but equally proud of our welcoming and resilient community, where friendships are made for life.

I hope you will find our website both informative and useful. I would also encourage you to come and visit us at TAS, our beautiful school in the heart of New England.


Dr Rachel Horton, Principal