COVID-19 School Operating Guidelines, Policies and Procedures

Please note that COVID-19 guidelines continue to change. The Armidale School follows the NSW Health Guidelines:

It is no longer a mandatory requirement to isolate if positive and there are no more ‘close’ or ‘household’ contact restrictions.

Students should only be tested if they are not well enough to be at school. Regardless of a negative or positive test, once they are feeling better and free of acute symptoms, in line with the NSW Health advice to schools, they may return to class without restriction. As always, they may choose to wear a mask, but we are not requiring this.

Boarding students do not need to be sent home if mildly unwell or positive for COVID-19. They can remain in boarding (resting in the Medical Centre during the day if needed) until they feel better and then return to school, Heads of House will determine this.

If staying in the Boarding House while positive and symptomatic, students will isolate and use separate bathroom facilities where possible and wear a mask in common areas until symptom-free.

Staff and students are still required to let the School know if they test positive.

Junior School – Mr Scott Chittenden [email protected]

Middle School – Mr Luke Polson [email protected]

Senior School – Mr AJ Whalley [email protected]


Additional COVID -19 Resources

NSW Health – COVID-19:

NSW Health – Regional Restrictions (including Armidale):

Stay Healthy HSC Hub:


Daily Absence
If your child is to be absent from school for any reason, including arriving late or leaving early, please advise the appropriate Administration Assistant (see below), explaining the reason for absence by phone, email, or written note before 10.00 am that day. In addition a written note confirming the circumstances of the absence is required within 7 days.

Sickness in excess of 4 school days requires a doctor’s certificate detailing the nature of sickness and duration of sickness.

Junior School: Phone 6776 5817 or by email

Middle School: Phone 6776 5819 or by email

Senior School: Phone 6776 5800 or by email

More information about absentees and extended leave can be found HERE


Academic Assessment Schedules

2023 Stage 5 Elective Assessment Calendar – Semester 1

2023 Year 12 Assessment Snapshot

2023 Year 12 Assessment Schedule

2023 Year 11 Assessment Snapshot

2023 Year 11 Assessment Schedule

2023 Year 10 Assessment Calendar (Core) – Semester 1

2023 Year 9 Assessment Calendar (Core) – Semester 1



Academic Documents

Academic Appeal Form


Examination Timetables


TAS Stage 6 Academic Program

(Year 11 and 12)

Subject Lines for Year 11, 2023
Students in Year 10 will receive an email from EDVAL (our timetabling software) to enter their subjects for next year. This needs to be completed by the end of Week 1, Term 4. If students have concerns about their subject choices, they can seek advice from Mr Mark Taylor, Careers Advisor ([email protected]) or the relevant Subject Coordinator. The Director of Teaching and Learning is available to speak to students, should they wish to discuss their subjects. This can be arranged by emailing [email protected]

STAGE 6 HANDBOOK 2023 (Website copy)

Stage 6 Assessment Policy


TAS Stage 5 Academic Electives Program

(Year 9 and 10)

If you were unable to attend the Stage 5 electives information session you can download the Stage 5 Academic Program Handbook below.


Stage 5 Academic Assessment Policy