Parents and Friends

Since its formation in 1938, the TAS Parents and Friends’ Association has made an enormous contribution to the school, each year generating considerable funds for school projects and building programs.

The energy and enthusiasm of the TAS parent community is recognised by other schools envious of the activity TAS parents provide and the school is indebted to the P&F for this focus and drive.

Alongside the Old Armidalians’ Union, Diocese and Foundation, it is also responsible for the governance of the school by appointing members to The Armidale School company. Regular meetings are held at the school, and an enthusiastic committee welcomes the active support of members in whatever way they can. For each student year group, volunteer liaison parents help co-ordinate the P&F efforts throughout the year as well as arranging social events and get togethers for families. This network provides parents with the chance to meet informally which is particularly valuable for new parents to the school

Liaison Parents
For each student year group, volunteer liaison parents help co-ordinate the P&F efforts throughout the year as well as arranging social events and get-togethers for families. This network provides parents with the opportunity to contribute to the life of the school in a meaningful way. While not an onerous task, it is such an important part of the fabric of each year group and also a fabulous way to get to know your fellow parents and families. If you would like to know a little more about what is involved, please email the P&F President, Mrs Rachael Nicoll at [email protected] and she will be in contact.

Bake Stalls
For a range of school events we put out the call for home baked, or store bought, goodies to sell to participants.  At these events, which include Swimming and Athletics Championships, we also look for volunteers to work for an hour or so.

Uniform Shop
Mrs Vivienne Tearle is the manager of the TAS Uniform and Book Shop. Parents are asked to assist with the running of the shop to ensure costs are minimised, and that it is a friendly and welcoming place for students and particularly new parents. Helpers can assist with counter sales, restocking, labelling stock and sorting second hand uniforms. The shop is open Monday to Friday for a limited number of hours.

For more information please contact the Uniform and Book Shop

Rugby season catering
Commencing with the TAS Rugby Carnival that brings thousands of visitors to the school every April, the P&F operates various food outlets, including a barbecue, cakes and coffee stall and soup kitchen. Volunteers are required to help cook, man the stalls, bake cakes, slices and other goodies to sell.

[email protected]
[email protected] aims to engage not only with our students , parents and staff in an afternoon and evening of fun for all, but also to provide an opportunity for engaging with the wider Armidale community.  It is put together by a team of enthusiastic parents and friends, and all are welcome to be a part of the organising committee.

TAS Puds
In Term 3, a group of parents get together to make our delicious and quite famous Gourmet Christmas Puddings. These are sold at the fete, and throughout the school and community in the lead up to Christmas. You can help out by joining in on these fun cooking days or by donating some delicious ingredients.