2024 Term 2 Week 3   |   15.05.2024

TAS Talks Term 2 Week 3

01. From the Principal

DR RACHEL HORTON

Today we would like to acknowledge and commemorate Founder’s Day – being exactly, to the day, 130 years since the official opening ceremony of the School on Wednesday 15 May, 1894.  We will be celebrating and sharing stories from those students who are descendants of the first students who attended TAS back in 1894 in our assemblies this week.

As you will be aware, in Term 1 we conducted an extensive search for a new Director of Co-curricular, and we were incredibly impressed with the number and quality of the applicants we considered. Today I am really pleased to be able to let you know that the successful applicant was Mr Lachlan Fear who will be joining the TAS community in Term 3.
Mr Fear is currently Director of Rugby and teacher of PDHPE at Newington College, having worked at Sydney Grammar School prior to that appointment. While he grew up in a creative arts household and has a real appreciation for music and the creative and performing arts, his own path took him to sport. Mr Fear has extensive experience and qualifications in the fields of health, science and sports and brings with him experience beyond the classroom, having transitioned to teaching PDHPE after a career as a physiotherapist in private practice. He believes, as we do, that a successful co-curricular program, through sport, the arts, service and challenge, serves as the foundation for fostering positive growth and the development of character and life skills in young people.
We very much look forward to welcoming Mr Fear along with his wife Phoebe, a Veterinary Operational Manager, their sons Harrison (14) and Jordan (13) and their rescue dog Lydi to the TAS community in Term 3.

In the meantime, Mr Fear would like to share the following message.

To the TAS Community,

My family and I are thrilled about the opportunity provided as the new Director of Co-curricular at such a prestigious institution. We eagerly anticipate the positive impact that TAS will undoubtedly have on us, as it currently does on its community.

While my roots lie in the city, our family holds a profound appreciation for the countryside. We’re genuinely excited about immersing ourselves in all that TAS and the New England region have to offer. I am looking forward to commencing my role in Term 3 and wish to express my sincere gratitude to Mr Huon Barrett for his exceptional contributions during his tenure, which will facilitate a seamless transition. Moreover, I’m greatly anticipating the opportunity to work alongside Mrs Rachael Edmonds in the Co-curricular office.

We’re excited at the prospect of getting to know more of the warm and welcoming staff members at TAS, the broader community, and most importantly, the wonderfully talented and inspiring students. I extend my thanks to Dr Rachel Horton for her support throughout my appointment process, as well as to the other executives. I am excited to join and contribute to this esteemed group soon. Until then, I wish the student a safe, exciting and fulfilling Term 2 and look forward to meeting everyone at the start of Term 3.

Dr Rachel Horton
Principal

02. From the Deputy Principal

MR RAY PEARSON

It was as an absolute privilege to witness Ted Chick complete his epic 630 km run from Sydney to Armidale with the whole school, friends, family and many members of the public present. Ted has inspired many with this amazing achievement partly due to the physical feat but largely due to his optimism. 

One of the hardest things in life is to see those close to us receive news that is nothing but unfair. Feeling powerless to fix a situation can leave many discouraged, but not Ted Chick. Ted’s need to do something monumental in support of those close to him is nothing short of special and a true credit to him as a fine and generous young man. We can all learn a lot from what Ted has achieved, knowing that opportunity can be found in any situation, that love and kindness can be displayed in many ways and that our true capacity is often greater than we may have thought. Congratulations, Ted; we are all immensely proud of what you achieved.

Mr Ray Pearson
Deputy Principal

03. Calendar of Events

Wednesday 15 MayArmidale Eisteddfod
P&F Meeting7 pm
Thursday 16 MayJunior School Athletics
TAS Regional TourInverell
Cloisters Run
Friday 17 MayMiddle/Senior School Athletics
Monday 20 MayEisteddfodSpeech and Drama
Wednesday 22 MayBATYRYear 10
Year 7 Vaccinations
Friday 24 MayFoundation AGM
Saturday 25 MayTAS Rugby Season Launch
Sunday 26 MayNSW Junior Chess League Round 3NEGS vs TAS

 

 

Noticeboard

P&F Uniform and Bookshop

With everyone back in winter uniform now we are welcoming pre-loved winter and sports uniforms for sale. All pre-loved items must be laundered and labelled with the students name. On the sale of the item, 75 percent of the sale amount will be credited to the parents account.

Opening Hours

10 - 4 pm Monday , Tuesday, Thursday and Friday

Online orders https://uniform.as.edu.au/s/shop.
The TAS Agriculture Department and students will be offering some of the 'Tastes of TAS' produce grown and packaged by Ag students, at the Athletics Carnival. This will be a small and limited offering.

Produce to be offered will include:

Apricot Jam
Plum Jam
Tomato sauce
Sweet chilli sauce
Chilli paste.

We will also be raffling one of each of the Sydney Royal winning jars of honey. Each of these jars was 1st place at the 2024 Sydney Royal. Students will be offering raffle tickets throughout the day with the jars on display. Winners of each raffle will receive the certificate of authenticity from the RAS.

Every dollar made will go towards expenses, gear and kit for some students to potentially attend next year's Sydney Royal Easter Show where we hope to showcase again the TAS Honey, Poultry, Sheep and possibly Cattle again.

We are not selling these products but offering them for a small but generous donation. It will be cash only.

Please support the TAS Agriculture Department and challenge your taste buds.

Mr Michael Ball

04. From the P&F

MR PAUL GADDES

Next Meeting – P&F AGM – TONIGHT

Tonight is the Annual General Meeting of the P&F AGM. The current P&F Executive team will stand down from their roles leaving openings for new faces to take the organisation forward. This is a great opportunity to be a part of the school community in either of the President, Vice President, Secretary, or Treasurer roles.

If you would like to get more involved with the P&F and become a voting member, please find the P&F Membership Application Form on the Parent Portal. If you would like to become a member of the P&F Executive team, then please complete the P&F AGM Executive Nomination Form also. Both of these can be emailed to the P&F Exec team at the address below or completed at the AGM.

Join Zoom Meeting
https://as-edu.zoom.us/j/2155172798?pwd=Z1VRMTRrcjZoVStLYlFKOG5CdVovQT09

Meeting ID: 215 517 2798
Password: parents

Contact P&F Executive

If you have anything you would like to raise with the P&F Executive, please send us an email at pandf@as.edu.au

 

Mr Paul Gaddes
P&F President

05. From the Director of Boarding

MR DAVID DRAIN

Meeting with boarders and boarding staff while visiting the Dining Hall, boarding houses, and evening prep rooms this term, I have been impressed by the positive tone and excitement as they adjust to their boarding routines. I am aware that Term 2 presents many challenges for the boarders but their enthusiasm thus far during evening prep and their commitment to their co-curricular activities across the Performing Arts and winter sports is pleasing to see.

Term 2 is busy, with Years 6 – 10 Semester 1 Exams and Years 11 – 12 continuing to work through assessments. The cooler weather, which is now upon us, often brings a positive change in focus during evening prep, and I implore all students to take advantage of this time. Balance is always encouraged, and weekend sport, whether a weekend trip to Sydney for rugby or a local netball fixture, is crucial in ensuring the boarders prioritise time for physical activity and socialising with friends. The Learning Hub remains open of an evening for boarders wanting to study in groups or a different environment. This space remains a conducive learning environment in the afternoon and evening, which I encourage all boarders to utilise.

It was great to meet several families on the recent Country Tours to Moree, Scone, Gunnedah, Narrabri, Tamworth and Coffs Harbour, and I am looking forward to the trip to Inverell later this week. I always enjoy the opportunity to meet the regional parents, friends and Old Armidalians on their own turf. There was much positivity across all the towns visited, which gave me added confidence in the TAS Boarding Program. I am blessed with the staff we have working in boarding at TAS, and I appreciate the team effort that goes into delivering a strong boarding program for all the boarders.

TAS will be closed for the upcoming King’s Birthday Long Weekend, with boarders able to depart from 3.30 pm on Thursday, June 6. Boarding houses will reopen at 1.30 pm Monday, June 10. Boarders are more than welcome to stay overnight on Thursday evening, June 6, but are encouraged to make plans to vacate their boarding houses by 10:00 am on Friday, June 7.

The 2024 Food Committee met for our termly meeting on Tuesday evening. This Committee, which I thoroughly enjoy being part of, comprises boarders across six houses and plays an important role in ensuring the boarders have a voice regarding food offerings across all meals at the school. The feedback from Tuesday’s meeting was well received by the TAS kitchen staff.

The newly appointed Boarding Recreation Officer, Mr Jordan Lane, continues to organise and communicate the TAS Boarding Recreation Program well. I am looking forward to the boarders enjoying the upcoming weekday and weekend activities, which are emailed to the boarders and advertised in TAS Talks.

 

Mr David Drain
Director of Boarding

Boarders Recreation Program

Term 2 Boarders’ Rec has kicked off in style, with a number of the students enjoying trips to support TAS sport, starting their Saturday mornings with Parkrun at UNE, and of course having the privilege of watching the preview of Chicago:Teen. As well as the regular weekly events, this Friday night boarders have the chance to relax after the Athletics Carnival and head to the movies – registrations for this must be in by tonight.
I’ve included an updated schedule of weekly events, with some minor adjustments in timings since the start of term due to availability of staff and spaces.
If you have any questions or suggestions for the program please let me know.
Mr Jordan Lane 
Boarders’ Recreation Coordinator  

06. From the Director of Development

Mrs Emily McOrist

Foundation Solstice Dinner

Come together and celebrate everything that is great about the school! Whether you are a parent, staff, alumni, donor or supporter, this is an opportunity to enjoy each other’s company over a beautiful dinner made by our very own catering team. It will be a special occasion to be sat in our famous Dining Hall that could have easily been set in Hogwarts.

The dinner will be the main fundraiser for the TAS Foundation, which exists to raise money to support the School’s objectives – namely through supporting Scholarships or the Building Fund.

Our main goal for this fundraiser is to see parents/carers from each year group of the school to come together, alumni, donors and staff from across the years.

Tickets are limited, so please book early for yourself and a few friends to come and enjoy an evening of good food and drinks. You can book a table of eight when you buy your tickets.

Please buy your tickets below:
 
TICKETS


 
Mrs Emily McOrist
Director of Development

07. Co-curricular

A reminder regarding the TAS Athletics Championships for Middle and Senior school students this Friday, 17 May. Please note that our Athletics Championships are a compulsory school activity and it is expected that all students will be present.

  • Students are to wear their House sports shirt with TAS-crested shorts if entering these events. While not competing, full uniform is required for the day including TAS-crested shorts, TAS-crested tracksuit pants, TAS hoody/jacket and TAS cap/hat.
  • No Oodies, No crocs, No thongs, No slides.
  • Roll call will take place for all students at 8.30am, with events starting at 8.40am. 
  • Students and parents are reminded that this event is a compulsory school day for all Middle and Senior school students. 

This is also a phone and technology free event. 

Wednesday 15 May: 1500m (4.00pm Wakefield)

Thursday 16 May: Cloisters Run (1.10pm Lawrance Quad)

Students are to wear their House sports shirt with TAS-crested shorts if entering these events.

Post championships, the following events will be run for students wishing to be considered for NCIS Athletics selection only (No house or age points for these events):

Monday 20 May: Javelin (4.00pm Wakefield)

Tuesday 21 May: Triple Jump (4.00pm Wakefield)

Age and House Champions will be announced at the school assembly in Week 6.

Parents & supporters are most welcome to attend the events on Friday, and there will be a BBQ lunch provided for all MS/SS students (day and boarding) and parents.

 

Armidale Eisteddfod

The 40th Armidale Eisteddfod begins this week with many TAS Students involved. Please find a copy of the Eisteddfod program here: https://armidale-eisteddfod.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/2024-program-V9-Final.pdf

All individual entries need to be managed by parents in regard to transport and notification of absenteeism from school, with the TAS Ensembles managed by the Music Department. For more information regarding TAS ensemble performances, please direct your questions to Mrs Veronica Lucas at music@as.edu.au

Wishing all our students the best of luck for their performances over the duration of the Eisteddfod. 

 

Mrs Rachael Edmonds
Co-curricular  Assistant

08. From the Head of Creative Arts

Ms Clare O'Sullivan

Music

Twilight Concert
Congratulations to all our performers at our Twilight Concert on Monday night! The performers ranged in age from Kindergarten to Year 11 and played and sang with confidence and musicality. Each of the students and ensembles played their Eisteddfod pieces, taking the opportunity to perform in front of an audience. Thank you to our fabulous Peripatetic staff for their excellent preparation of these musicians and thank you also to our wonderful accompanists Ms Li Ling Chen, Mr Warwick Dunham and Ms Sharny Russell.

TAS Community Choir

Come and join the TAS Community Choir! There is a rehearsal this Thursday 16 May from 6:00pm – 6:30pm in the TAS Music Centre Basement.

We are inviting students, parents, staff and friends to join us in singing a fabulous gospel arrangement of “This Little Light Of Mine”. We will be singing at the Armidale Eisteddfod Choir Night on Wednesday 22 May (non-competitive event) which commences at 6:00pm. We will be singing in the third event of the evening. I have attached a link to the music and part-dominant recordings of the music for you to sing through. You are welcome to choose whatever part you feel comfortable singing:

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1euC40KXpI8503PyoqSmyn3CnSIFsWh4q?usp=sharing

We will also run a rehearsal next Tuesday 21 from May 6:00pm – 6:30pm.

Please email lroobol@as.edu.au if you have any questions about singing in the TAS Community Choir. We look forward to singing with you!

Armidale Eisteddfod Commences this Wednesday

The Armidale Eisteddfod commences this Wednesday with the Composition section. The Eisteddfod will be held over the next month, culminating with the Eisteddfod Gala Concert on Sunday 16 June.

We wish all our ensembles and individual performers the best for the Eisteddfod. This is a wonderful opportunity to enjoy the experience of performing and for our students to share their talents with a wider audience.

The Armidale Eisteddfod program for 2024 is now available online!

View the entire program here: https://armidale-eisteddfod.org.au/wp-content/uploads/2024/04/2024-program-V9-Final.pdf

Timetable 2024

Audience Entry Fees are:

Adults $5.00/session

Concession $3.00/session

*Performers are not required to pay an entry fee.

Solo Performers at the Eisteddfod

Over the coming weeks many TAS students will compete in individual sections of the Eisteddfod. We would be delighted to hear of their achievements. If you would like your child’s success to be put in the TAS Talks newsletter, please send an email to Mrs Veronica Lucas – music@as.edu.au

A reminder to also please let classroom teachers and Year Advisors know when your child will be performing at the Eisteddfod.

Arrangements for Members of TAS Ensembles

Arrangements are made by the Music Staff for members of all TAS Ensembles that are performing in this year’s Eisteddfod. Ensemble members and their families will be sent information regarding the arrangements for their ensemble. Please contact Mrs Veronica Lucas if you have any questions regarding transport to ensemble events – music@as.edu.au

Please note that students are required to wear TAS FORMAL uniform to participate in all Ensemble events.

Armidale Eisteddfod Composition Finalists

Congratulations to the 11 TAS students who have been shortlisted for a prize in the Armidale Eisteddfod Composition section. Each finalist will perform their composition at the awards ceremony this Wednesday, 15 May from 5:00pm – 7:00pm at the Armidale Teachers’ College.

Congratulations to the following composers (in alphabetical order):

MC01 Years K-6

William Minter, Cool Cat. 

MC03 Year 9

Thomasina Guerrero, So What Can We Do.

Ava Watts, Breathe.

MC04 Year 10

Sadie Abbott, Little Light.

Bridie Farrell, You Don’t Like Change.

Steven Hopwood, Danny.

MC05 Year 11 Music 1

Tanya Wickramathilake, Summertime.

MC07 Year 12 Music 1

Lilla Menzies, Silver figures.

MC08 Year 12 Music 2

Holly Dauparas: Traipsing.

Sam Guppy: Entropy.

Abigail Thompson: Peregrination.

Armidale Eisteddfod HSC Performance events

HSC Music students will be performing this Sunday 19 May at the Armidale Teachers’ College. This is a non-competitive event that will give our Year 11 and 12 students the opportunity to receive feedback on chosen HSC pieces. Students are not required to wear school uniform for these events, but should wear what they intend to wear for their HSC Performance in Term 3.

 

Armidale Eisteddfod Choir events

We are looking forward to the Armidale Eisteddfod Choir Section which commences next Wednesday 22 May. Please note that all the Choir events on Wednesday, 22 May and Thursday 23 May, are being held this year at Lazenby Hall at UNE.
TAS Junior School students will be travel to the Eisteddfod by bus, please see the list of events below.
All students in Years 6-12 performing at the Eisteddfod Choral Night will have dinner at TAS in the Dining Hall at 5:00pm (Day students’ dinner will be charged to their accounts). The students will depart TAS by bus from the flag poles at the front of the school at 5:30pm.

Day students may be collected after their performance (please see a TAS staff member to sign out your child). We do encourage singers to stay until the completion of the choir night, if possible, to support our choirs. Boarders and any remaining TAS students will then return to TAS (at approximately 8:30pm).

We would like to remind students to wear their formal uniform to the choral events at the Eisteddfod.

 

09. From the Acting Head of Middle School

MR JAMIE BRAUER

Canberra Excursion – Year 6

What a week it was for Year 6! Once again it was that time of year when our Year 6 students embarked on a 10-hour bus ride to the nation’s capital. After rising early on Monday morning for a 6 am departure, thirty-two Year 6 students, myself, our two gappies Mary and Lauren, and Mrs Brunsdon looked forward to spending a jam-packed week learning about Australia’s identity, history, and political landscape.

Once arriving in Canberra, and not forgetting our memorable stop at Wingen where we had the opportunity to support Ted Chick and hand him over a donation cheque of $550, we all dumped our gear in our cabins and headed straight to ‘Flip Out’. Thankfully no injuries were reported.

After a good night’s sleep, the next few days were non-stop. During the course of the week, the students visited Old Parliament House, Parliament House, the National Art Gallery, the National Museum, Questacon, AIS, the Australian War Memorial, the Dinosaur Museum, and the National Aquarium and Zoo.

It was very fair to say every student didn’t have time to rest and experienced a wonderful excursion that would not have occurred without the assistance of Mary and Lauren and the monumental organising skills of Mrs Brunsdon. Without Mrs Brunsdon’s passion for this trip and hard work, this experience wouldn’t have taken place.

Once again the Year 6 excursion to Canberra was a great success!

Mr Jamie Brauer
Acting Head of Middle School

 

10. From the Head of Junior School

MR SCOTT CHITTENDEN

Mr-Scott-Chittenden

Thank you to the many and varied family members who joined us in our first Celebrating Families event of the year that took place on Friday last week. The Junior School children certainly enjoyed the opportunity to pamper one or more of the special adults in their lives and we hope that you, too, appreciated the chance to spend some time with your child(ren) in one or more of the activities decided by them.

We are indeed fortunate to have members of the Junior School community, and indeed the wider Armidale community, from a wide range of cultural backgrounds. This diversity is something to be both acknowledged and celebrated, and we would very much appreciate your support in doing just this. We hope to host a ‘Junior School Community Cultural Carnival’ (try saying that ten times fast!) during the day on Wednesday 19 June, and would love to have adults sharing something of their culture with a number of small groups of Junior School who are under the supervision of one or more of our teachers. What this looks like could vary between people and cultures, but could involve:

  • Storytelling: Sharing traditional folktales, myths, or family stories from your culture.
  • Cooking: Involve children in preparing (a quick) or tasting a traditional dish from your culture. Importantly, the children could learn about the ingredients, cooking methods, and most importantly the significance of the dish within your culture.
  • Music and Dance: Introduce children to music and dance from your culture. Teach them simple songs or dances, or play traditional instruments if you can.
  • Crafts and Art: Engage children in cultural arts and crafts activities. This could involve making traditional crafts, such as origami or beadwork, or creating art inspired by cultural motifs and symbols.
  • Language: Teach children simple words and phrases in your native language. Encourage them to practice speaking and writing these words.
  • Festivals and Celebrations: Discuss notable cultural festivals and holidays, outlining the significance of these events and detailing traditional rituals and customs.
  • Visits to Cultural Sites: Take children on a virtual tour of significant cultural sites. This could be through sharing photographs or videos, either through physical photographs or through the use of projectors and/or speakers.
  • Family Traditions: Share family traditions and customs, such as rituals for special occasions like weddings or birthdays, or everyday practices that are meaningful to your culture.
  • Books and Movies: Read a short book that depict characters and stories from your culture. Discuss the themes and lessons with children afterward.

Please complete THIS ONLINE EXPRESSION OF INTEREST if you or a family member are willing and able to share something of your/your child(ren)’s cultural background with us throughout the day. Further information regarding the organisation of the day will be shared directly with those who are able to assist.

Our Junior School student leaders, namely all of Year 5, spent the day on Monday participating in the GRIP leadership conference. Our students spent time working collaboratively with one another and with leaders from other schools throughout the day as they explored four main topics: everybody can be a leader, the sacrifices of a leader, identifying new ideas and taking the extra step in “doing the things that leaders often forget”. Our leaders are already buzzing with new ideas of what we can do to make our school even better, and we look forward to implementing many of these over the coming months.

The next week will see two other notable events for those in the Junior School. The 2024 House Athletics Carnival takes place on Wakefield throughout the day tomorrow, Thursday 16 May. Parents and friends are most welcome to join us during the day. Please find the program for the day in the article below, and note that all timings provided are indicative only and are subject to change on the day. As part of their studies , our wonderful Year 4 students will be selling toasted sandwiches at both Junior School and Middle/Senior School (held of Friday) carnivals as they seek to raise money for The Water Project, a charity organisation that aims to “provide access to clean, safe and reliable water across sub-Saharan Africa – one community at a time”. One of the key aspects of the PYP is the importance of taking responsible, responsive and reflective action for positive change. We are so proud of our Year 4s for pursuing this most worthwhile of endeavours and hope you are able to help them to achieve their fundraising goal.

The Armidale Eisteddfod commences on Monday next week, with all students from Kindergarten to Year 5 involved in at least two performances – one with their year level group (21 May) and the other as part of a choir (22 May and 23 May for selected students). Some, of course, are participating in significantly more than these and we thank those families who have already notified the School of the logistical arrangements that have been made to ensure their child can both attend these individual performances and maximise their participation in the regular school programs that will continue at TAS. Please check the individual class overview documents, updated by teachers on a regular basis, in the coming days for further information as to performance times and venues once these are better understood. Should you be unable to access this live document please contact your child’s teacher.

TAS certainly is a busy place!

Happy Birthday

The only Junior School children celebrating a birthday this week are Arlo and Theo Hoy. Happy birthday boys.

 


Mr Scott Chittenden

Head of Junior School

 

Armidale Eisteddfod

We are delighted that all of our Junior School students from Kindergarten to Year 5 are performing at the Armidale Eisteddfod in the next few weeks. Many of our Junior School students will also be performing in individual events. They will be showcasing the hard work they have put into developing their instrumental and vocal technique. We wish them all the best in all of their events! Tickets will be available at the door for anyone who would like to come and watch any of the solo or ensemble events.

Audience Entry Fees are:

  • Adults $5.00/session
  • Concession $3.00/session
  • *Performers are not required to pay an entry fee.

Year 3 String Program

Our Year 3 String program has been going extremely well with students preparing to perform in the Armidale Eisteddfod.  They will be performing on Wednesday 5 June in the 12:30pm session in the Auditorium of The Old Teachers College. 

 

Year 5 Band Program

Our Year 5 students have also been extremely busy preparing for the Armidale Eisteddfod. They have been learning a wide range of brass and woodwind instruments with our fabulous peripatetic tutors. This term they have focused on building their ensemble skills and have continued to develop their confidence on their individual instruments. They will be performing on Wednesday 5 June in the 12:30pm session in the Auditorium of The Old Teachers College. 

Miss Jessica Miller
Junior School Music Teacher

Upcoming Events

Thursday 16 MayJunior School Athletics Carnival
Friday 17 MayYear 5C AssemblyHoskins Centre – (2.45 pm
Tuesday 21 MayEisteddfod Choral Speaking Years 3-5OTC Auditorium –  10.00 am
Wednesday 22 MayEisteddfod Year K-2 ChoirLazenby Hall –  9.30
Eisteddfod Year 3-5 ChoirLazenby Hall –  12.15
Thursday 23 MayEisteddfod Year 3-5 Choir –Lazenby Hall –  12.40
TAS TreblesLazenby Hall – 12.40
Friday 24 MayYear 5 ExcursionNundle Woollen Mill
Friday 31 MayYear 1 AssemblyHoskins – 2.45

Junior School Sport

NCIS Cross Country – Wednesday, 8 May

A team of very keen athletes travelled to compete in the NCIS Cross Country Championships in Terranora. From all reports the runners gave it their all in slippery and muddy conditions. Well done to all that travelled such a long distance to participate.

Congratulations to the following children who have been selected to represent NCIS at the CIS Primary and Secondary Cross Country Championships in Sydney on 6 June 2024.

  • Felix Boyce – 2nd in the 8/9 year old boy
  • Finley Boyce – 10th in the 10 year old boy
  • Duncan Klabe – 12th in the 11 year old boy

 

 

Junior School Athletics Carnival – Thursday, 16 May

Our Junior School Athletics Carnival will be held on Wakefield this Thursday, 16 May.

Children are required to wear their House coloured shirts, hats and bring or wear tracksuits.
Please also ensure your child has plenty of water and healthy snacks for the day. A BBQ lunch will be provided on the day for parents and children. No boarders lunch or lunch orders available on this day.

As the day is a very busy one, some events will be completed in PE lessons. These events will be recorded and added to the overall points for the day for both individuals and house groups.

All Parents/Grandparents are welcome to attend. We look forward to a great day of Athletics.

Please click here to find the link to the Athletics Carnival Program.

 

U10 Football

The Terminators had a strong start to the season on Saturday with a victory over South Armidale Seals. In torrential rain, the team exhibited a great deal of resilience playing some excellent football in difficult conditions. It was incredibly pleasing to see the majority of players turn up 15 to 20 minutes before kickoff and warmup with such enthusiasm despite the heavy rain. Playing on the larger pitch for the first time this season, the Terminators took advantage of the extra space with their passing exceptional as they went from end to end on many occasions resulting in a goal. Bill, Finley and Artie lead the way with goals while Jasper was the standout for his dribbling and heads up play – distributing the ball, linking up with his team mates and holding the ball up strongly when needed. The team as a whole are really applying the passing and dribbling skills we practiced at training. Well done all.

At training this week TAS Football MIC Mr Nexo gave the Terminators a lesson on field position and game strategy. It was great to have him along and help the team learn more about the game.

Mr Angus Murray & Mrs Andrea Boyce

 

Mrs Christine Wright
Junior School Sports Coordinator

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