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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