TAS Foundation Annual Giving 2022


During his 21 years as Headmaster at TAS, Murray Guest had an indelible impact on thousands of students and hundreds of staff, educating, supporting and inspiring them to be the best they can be.

His influence on generations of boys and girls will be life-long and under his visionary and innovative stewardship, The Armidale School has grown and flourished to become one of the leading co-educational boarding schools in the country. His tragic loss has been devastating, but his rich legacy will live on.

In his memory, the TAS Foundation has launched the Murray Guest Scholarship which will be available to assist a worthy student attend TAS, who otherwise would not be able to do so.

Scholarships and means-tested fees assistance help around 80 families each year provide their son or daughter with a TAS education. In the midst of the worst drought the region has ever seen, more and more families are in need of short-term financial assistance. This fund is a vital component of the Foundation’s ability to support our community.

The Building Fund helps us develop and maintain the beautiful TAS campus environment including the heritage buildings and magnificent gardens.

The McConville Centre was built in the memory of past teacher, housemaster, rugby coach and cadet leader Mr Ken McConville and it is in need of some loving restoration to its verandah as well as much needed disabled access. This appeal was conceived and will be led by the 1984/1985 rugby players including the British Isles Rugby Tourists who Ken led on a very successful eight match tour. It is fully supported by the School and the Foundation.

This vitally important fund provides our indigenous students with access to the full breadth of co-curricular opportunities available at TAS. Application for assistance from the ISSF is made by the families and assessed by an independent panel to ensure each application meets with the objectives of the fund.

The expansion of the Medical Centre by providing another ward and treatment space is needed at a time when the school is dealing with increasing medical pressure.

The Molesworth family have established a new scholarship called the ‘Rick Molesworth Regional Boarding Scholarship’ in honour of Rick who tragically passed away in 2020. This scholarship will be awarded to a new Year 9 student who best exemplifies a desire to participate in the full co-curricular life of the school. We would like to encourage donations to this fund in the hope that it can assist many families in future years to send their son or daughter to TAS.


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