TAS Talks Term 1, Week 2

Posted 5th February 2014

Headmaster Welcomes New Staff and Students

Posted 31st January 2014

City teachers add to school mix MORE than 90 fresh students and staff from two of Sydney’s leading schools were amongst those starting at The Armidale School this week. The newcomers were warmly welcomed and introduced to the school by Headmaster Mr Murray Guest at the first school assembly for the year. David Drain comes to TAS from St Joseph’s College Hunters Hill, and prior to that, worked in finance in Australia and the UK and in sports marketing, including with the Queensland Reds rugby union. He will be a senior teacher at TAS and a boarding housemaster. Karl Sebire is the new Senior Visual Arts teacher, having spent many years teaching art at Australia’s oldest school, The King’s School;... View Article

TAS Talks Term 1, Week 1

Posted 29th January 2014

Forensic Science Camp

Posted 24th January 2014

Students’ holiday thoughts turn to crime FROM murder to car theft and fraud, a group of students are spending part of their summer holidays plotting and planning criminal activities involving dozens of their peers. The 17th annual Forensic Science Camp at The Armidale School (TAS) will be held from 29 June to 6 July, and 18 students from schools in Sydney, Armidale, regional NSW and Queensland who have attended past camps, are spending the last few days of their holidays organising both the crime scenarios and logistics of the student-run academic initiative. Last year the camp attracted 90 bright Year 8 boys and girls from 32 different state and independent schools in cities and country towns in four states and... View Article

TSS Rowing

Posted 24th January 2014

Rowers off to Gold Coast camp THREE rowing crews from The Armidale School have kick-started their 2014 campaign at the Gold Coast, where they will be refining their skills with some of the best schoolboy rowers in the country. For the second year, the Armidale boys are the special guests of The Southport School, which has invited TAS to join its annual open camp on the Nerang River adjacent to the school. Rowing is a strong sport at TSS, with the school’s First VIII most recently winning the Head of the Clarence regatta at Grafton last month, beating crews from GPS schools from Qld and NSW. TAS Rowing MIC Will Caldwell said the purpose of the training camp was to... View Article

Outstanding HSC Results

Posted 21st January 2014

An Australian Tertiary Admission ranking of 99.7 for Aidan Hammerschmid, three boys with ATARs above 98, top-20 placings in three subjects and TAS ranking 59th in NSW in English were among the highlights of the 2013 HSC results for The Armidale School. Aidan, The Armidale School’s Dux for 2013, was one of three TAS boarders who achieved tertiary rankings above 98. Senior Prefect Darcy James from Ebor, who came second in the state for History Extension and 19th in English Advanced, achieved 98.85, while Will Howard, from Sydney, scored 98.3. Aidan and Will also made the All Round Achievers’ List of students who achieve 90 or above in 10 or more units of study, the third year TAS has had two students on the list.... View Article

Speech Day 2013

Posted 13th December 2013

Peter FitzSimons, guest speaker at TAS Speech Day, December 5, 2013 Students urged to ‘suck’ the juice of opportunity School should not be about remembering dates and facts, but hearing the ‘ping’ of something that sparks passion and interest, author, newspaper columnist and former Wallaby Peter FitzSimons believes. The most published non-fiction Australian author of the past 10 years, FitzSimons urged students at The Armidale School’s annual speech day to drink in the opportunities offered to them during their time at school. He said two of his great passions were ignited during his own schooling at Knox Grammar, “when I was the first of 19 FitzSimons who had attended Knox, not to ever get to the stage on speech day”. “In... View Article