As such, the bell tower symbolises the character of TAS students, who manage great personal achievement while still maintaining a healthy sense of fun and enjoyment. The Bell Tower Society was established in honour of our older Ulumni whose own tales we like to hear and savour.
We are delighted that Sir Owen Croft has accepted an invitation to be the new Patron of the Bell Tower Society.
The son of Old Boy Sir Bernard (1917-21) and Lady (Helen) Croft, Owen was at TAS from 1945-49. At school he was a Monitor, received the Blomfield History prize, played rugby, was a member of the GPS Athletics team and completed his Leaving Certificate. After leaving school he returned to the family farming business based at Salisbury Court, Uralla, where he developed a keen interest in sustainable agriculture through Landcare and the Rural Lands Protection Board, for many years as Chairman of the Armidale RLPB.
From 1977-1983 he was a member of the TAS School Council, is a past parent and a current grandparent. On his father’s death in 1984, he became 14th Baronet of Croft Castle, a title established in 1671. He continues to be a keen supporter of the arts in New England.
We are honoured to have him represent the Bell Tower Society.
If you would like to join the Bell Tower Society, please complete the online application below or download HERE and mail to the Development Office, The Armidale School, Locked Bag 3003, Armidale NSW 2350. If you have any questions or would like assistance to fill out the form please do not hesitate to contact Cressida Mort on (02) 6776 5800 or the Development Office on (02) 6776 5851.
At the heart of the philanthropic centre of the School, since it was established in 1983, is the TAS Foundation. Its purpose is to generate funds to enable the School to give financial assistance and to continually develop the campus through new and improved facilities.
This year the projects we are looking for financial assistance are: