What’s On

There is so much going on at TAS all the time that it is often hard to keep track of it all!  

From musicals and shows in the Hoskins Centre, to expos and concerts as well as the big events we host like the TAS Rugby Carnival, the P&F’s ‘TAS at Dusk’ and our annual TAS Reunion Weekend. On these pages you will find detailed information about any upcoming event that will be of interest to the TAS community.  We invite you to browse the pages to find information and booking details for specific events. If you require more information please contact TAS Reception on 6776 5800 or email [email protected].

Middle and Senior School Athletics Carnival

For 2019 the Middle/Senior Athletics Carnival will be spread over two days – all day Wednesday 27 March and the morning of Saturday 30 March.

To feed hungry tummies the P&F will be hosting a breakfast Bacon & Egg Roll BBQ on Saturday 30 March  (the cake stall will not be operating on the Saturday).  The BBQ will be under the P&F tent behind the gym on Wakefield from 8.30am – 12 noon.  B&E rolls will be $5 and soft drinks and water will be available so that you don’t starve during the morning.  We will also have a coffee van to make sure you get your morning caffeine fix!

If you’d like to help please contact Rachael Nicoll on [email protected]



March 2019



The Armidale School, presents…. Oliver!

Consider yourself at home with TAS Middle School and Senior School in the classic musical based on Charles Dickens’ novel, ‘Oliver Twist’. A musical beloved by generations of audiences, come enjoy the incredible passion and talent of the large ensemble cast as they bring these classic characters and iconic score to life.

Performances – TAS Hoskins Centre
Thursday 21 March – Saturday 23 March    7pm
Thursday 28 March – Saturday 30 March  

1pm Matinees Saturday 23 & Friday 29 March


Save the Date!

TAS is proudly celebrating our 125th Anniversary…..

Regional events will be held in the evening and open to Old Armidalians, current and prospective parents.

Calendar of activities

  • 20 March Inverell/Bingara Regional event
  • 21 March Glen Innes Regional event
  • 27 March Scone Regional event
  • 28 March Tamworth Regional event
  • 1 April Moree Regional event
  • 2 April Narrabri/Wee Waa Regional event
  • 3 April Gunnedah Regional event
  • 25 April London OA Dinner
  • 2-4 August Reunion Weekend Armidale
  • 9 August OA Sydney Branch Sydney
  • 16 August Canberra OA Evening event
  • 31 August Brisbane OA Evening event
  • 6 September Melbourne OA Evening event
  • 10 -12 November 125th Anniversary
  • Adventure Classic – 125km Hike, Ride, Paddle
  • 16 November P&F’s 125 Celebration Armidale
  • 4 December Foundation Dinner Opening Dining Hall restoration

Click HERE to download Calendar of Events and to RSVP to one of the regional events Click HERE

TAS 125th Anniversary Appeal

To commemorate the School’s 125th anniversary the OAU is proposing a suitable set of gates as its project to mark the occasion. Designed by the School’s long-time architect Antony Deakin, the gates will echo the entryways from Douglas, Barney and Mann Streets. This $40,000 project will give a substantial facelift to a part of the campus that is increasingly becoming the main entry to TAS for so many in the wider community.

FIND OUT MORE….. and make a contribution.

February - August 2019

Headmaster’s Country Tour and Regional Visits 2019

Are you interested in a TAS education for your son or daughter?  TAS is providing you with a number of opportunities to meet with staff when they visit your area in 2019.  Why not book in for a chat with  the Headmaster and senior staff – it’s a great way to find out more about TAS and what opportunities we can offer your child.

Please click HERE  if you would like to find out more or book an appointment, If you have any questions please contact Mrs Jo Neilson on 0425 222 317 or email [email protected]

Co-curricular Life at TAS

Co-curricular activities are prioritised highly in our educational philosophy for their value in the mental and physical development of our students. At TAS, co-curricular life includes sport (which is mandatory for all students), music, drama, public speaking and debating, chess and student clubs (Cattle Club, Engineering Club).   Find out more.about TAS Sport and Co-curricular activities and get the latest updates and schedules by clicking…..HERE

TAS Rugby Carnival – 13-14 April

The Armidale School Rugby Carnival is the largest Under 12s rugby carnival held in Australia. Each year this event attracts over 1000 young rugby enthusiasts and their coaches, along with committed families and supporters, who make the journey to Armidale. Visitors come from the Sunshine Coast in the north, the NSW Southern Highlands in the south and many coastal and inland centres in between. Armidale’s beautiful autumn colours provide the backdrop to the event, which utilises The Armidale School’s outstanding ovals and facilities.

In 2019 the TASRC will be held over the weekend of 13 & 14 April.  FIND OUT MORE…

Kokoda Trek 28 Sept-8 Oct 2019

The Kokoda Trail or known to the diggers as the Kokoda Track, is more than a just bushwalk, it’s a trekking adventure you’ll never forget! The 96 kilometre (as the crow flies) Kokoda Track still bears its battle scars in the shape of scattered ammunition, guns, helmets and stirring campfire stories. Trekking the original Kokoda War Track is an honour that allows one to not only step well outside of their comfort zone, but to also appreciate the unimaginable extremes in which our soldiers pushed themselves to during World War II. There are steep rugged mountains, treacherous ridges, jungle terrain, unforgiving rivers and rainforests with giant trees that will tower over you and look down, mocking you, at every opportunity. Walk the Kokoda Track in 2019 on a PNG Adventure that embraces the local culture, and experience nature at it’s wildest!

If you are interested in this unique adventure, please contact Jim Pennington ([email protected]) for more information.

Thailand Service Trip

29 September – 8 October
During the past nine years, the Thailand service trip has offered help and hope to those less fortunate, and a sense of purpose and meaning to those who have found it a privilege to attend.

Our students often find the trip a transformative experience that energises them with a new sense of compassion, gratitude and perspective.

Information Evening
When: Wednesday 20 March at 7.30pm
Where: Rev’s Room – top floor of Fisher Wing, southern end
Contact: Mr Richard Newton (TAS)
Ms Jennifer Leahy (PLC)