His educational philosophy was based on respect for adolescents. He believed that students should be given leadership and service opportunities so that they could prove to themselves that they could make progress and make a difference outside the classroom. Round Square is centered on the IDEALS; a set of pillars which help define the organisation. The IDEALS are Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service.
The name Round Square was derived from a curiously-shaped, 17th century building (pictured above) at Gordonstoun School in Scotland, the founding school of the association.
Throughout its history, The Armidale School has valued the role of leadership, service and adventure programs in developing students to become young men and women with passion, courage and character, culminating in the ‘whole’ student resilience, respect and responsibility.
The Armidale School was admitted as a global member in 1998 and has upheld the IDEALS and enjoyed the connection it has with more than 150 schools across the world. Access to the Round Square network affords member schools the opportunity to arrange local and international student and teacher exchanges on a regular basis between their schools. Students also have the opportunity to participate in local and international community service projects and conferences.
For more information, visit the official Round Square website.
The TAS Regional Tour is a great opportunity for prospective TAS parents to chat with the Head of School and senior staff when we visit your area.
Why not book a time – and find out what opportunities are available for your child.
If you would like to book an appointment, please follow the link below and we will be in touch with you to arrange a suitable time.
For more information on any of these visits, contact Mrs Jo Neilson on 0425 222 317 or email [email protected]