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Oak Leaf 13

Oak Leaf 13 at https://inewsletter.co/1j4zzv/armidale-high-school-oak-leaf-issue-13-2017/#/0 Archives at https://inewsletter.co/armidale-high-school... Read more

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Reunion Year 10, 1987; HSC, 1989

REUNION: AHS Year 10, 1987 HSC Class of 1989 Saturday 30 September from 11 am Remember Year 10, 1987? Don't remember Year 10 but interested in filling in the blanks? Were you a member of Armidale High any time 1984-1989? Saturday 30 September 11 am Walkthrough followed by BBQ at AHS, lots of socialising. Contact: ahsreunion1989@gmail.com Organiser: Scott Ellis... Read more

1997 reunion

Class of 1997 Reunion, Sept-Oct long weekend

30 September, 2017 Reunion Dinner 1 October, 2017 Brunch and Walkthrough The organisers of the reunion of the class of 1997 are inviting members of staff who would like to attend their reunion to RSVP https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSfITlWNo2cmmSp4Fa-XFaQoV8G_9_V18QHtqbRmMzIFigfCZA/viewform?c=0&w=1 Students of note included captains: Lana Slocombe and Kerry Rologas; Sarah Lawrence and Ben Jones and Ailie Dooley and Tom Waters. Wendy Griffiths, Anthony Birkett and Stuart Reid were also active members of the SRC. Mrs Megan Newbound... Read more

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Mannequin Challenge

Last term at the Formal Assembly the Positive Behaviour for Learning team were very proud to launch the AHS Mannequin Challenge. The Mannequin Challenge was an idea to promote what positive behaviour looks like in different areas of the school. The SRC helped to film all the roll call groups in different areas of the school and the students of AHS came up with ideas of how to display the positive behaviours in these areas. The film was produced by Filmpond. Have a look for yourself at their great work! AHS Mannequin Challenge... Read more


Oak Leaf 12

Oak Leaf No 12, 2017

The latest edition of The Oak Leaf can be found at https://inewsletter.co/vwGOLv/naidoc-week-2017-issue-12-2017/#/0... Read more

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NDIS continues its roll out across NSW

The National Disability Insurance Scheme (NDIS) started in NSW in July 2016, rolling out across half of the state. The rollout for the rest of NSW started on 1 July 2017 and the NDIS will be fully rolled out by mid 2018. The NSW government is writing to the families of children and young people with disability who currently receive disability supports in the rollout areas to advise how and when they will enter the NDIS. How will people move into the NDIS? There is a planned approach to the way people enter into the NDIS. The first people to... Read more

Information about Reunion HSC 1987, SC 1985

HSC Class 1987, SC Class 1985

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10212589563446472&set=gm.165473270690747&type=3&theater Three days of events (moments of nostalgia guaranteed!)... Read more

da Vinci Decathalon

da Vinci Decathalon

Armidale High School teams recorded exceptional successes in the da Vinci Decathalon recently. Year 10 were placed first in the Creative Thinkers and 3rd in Science. Year 9 were overall WINNERS after being placed first in English and Cartography and 3rd in Ideation.... Read more

Thursday 31 August, 6pm, Auditorium


MADness 31 August, 2017, 6pm, 31 August, Auditorium. Celebrate all the outstanding HSC major works of our Music, Art and Drama students.... Read more

Captains' Report from Oak Leaf Number 11


For some months now the Oak Leaves have been electronic: find them at https://inewsletter.co/armidale-high-school... Read more

AHS students acted as officials, staffed the cante

AHS students help out at PSSA Carnival

Armidale High School students continued the tradition of assisting at the PSSA carnival; students involved in Sport and Recreation acted as timekeepers and officials while SRC students staffed the BBQ and canteen. A massive thank you to all who helped out; the day would not have run as smoothly without you!... Read more

NAPLAN Online School readiness test

NSW schools will participate in the NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test from 14 August to 22 September. There is a lot of information for schools, students and parents on the NAPLAN Online transition website. The school readiness test is a ‘practice run' for schools to assess their technology as we prepare to transition to NAPLAN Online. It provides an opportunity for schools to become familiar with the NAPLAN Online assessment platform but is not an assessment of student ability.... Read more

Education Week 2017

Next week (Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August) is Education Week, a statewide annual event to celebrate public education in NSW. The week highlights the achievements of public education and local schools, putting the spotlight on our students, our educators and the communities that support them. This year's theme is I Learn, We Learn. It is a celebration of the commitment of the NSW Department of Education to ensuring that our students are at the heart of learning and that all our schools improve every year. Education Week is also a time for... Read more

Student reports released today

Dear Parents/Carers Your child/children's report for Semester 1 has been published to your parent portal! To access the portal click on this link: https://web1.armidale-h.schools.nsw.edu.au/portal/ If you have any issues, our Computer Co-ordinator can be contacted at joshua.barlin1@det.nsw.edu.au. If you would like a printed copy please contact the school office on 67767406. Hope you all have a great holiday, and we will see you all soon!... Read more

Important Update re Armidale's New Secondary School

IMPORTANT UPDATE 23 JUNE 2017 As you're probably aware, the NSW Government has committed significant funding for a new, purpose-built secondary school in Armidale. Planning for the new school will commence in Term 3, when students, staff, parents and the wider community will be invited to engage with the project team to determine the school's facilities and raise questions about how the project will unfold. In addition to this, the project team will welcome feedback from stakeholders on how best to ensure that the rich culture and heritage of... Read more

The future of secondary education in Armidale

Future of Sec Ed Flyer (pdf 2113 KB)... Read more

School of the Future

The NSW Treasurer has announced in the budget that a brand new, purpose-built high school will be constructed on the Armidale High School site within the next three years, at a cost of $65 million. The school will be unlike any other in regional NSW, having state-of-the-art learning spaces, facilities and resources, including specialist subject facilities for science and technology, recording and performance facilities and sporting facilities, all which will rival anything in any school in NSW and possibly across Australia. Students, staff and... Read more


As part of the Premier's Debating Challenge, the Armidale High School Year 9 and Year 10 debating teams participated in a Round 1 debate last Monday in the school library. In a close debate, both teams debated well the proposition that NAPLAN testing should be banned. However, the winning team from Year 10 presented a very compelling Negative case that NAPLAN should not be banned. Both teams will next debate Farrer Memorial High School from Tamworth and will have one more opportunity to debate each other in this round of the competition.... Read more

Appointment of School Principal

Our school community has been advised that Ms Carolyn Lasker has been appointed as the new school Principal for Armidale High School. We congratulate Ms Lasker on her new appointment and also express deep thanks for the time, and for her extensive efforts, since she has been in the Acting Principal role at the school. Please refer to the attached letter from Ms Sue Brown, Director Public School NSW, Northern Tablelands advising of the appointment. As a school, we are pleased to continue to work with Ms Lasker, who brings a particular expertise... Read more

Healthy School Canteens

Introducing Healthy School Canteens

The introduction of the revised Healthy School Canteen Strategy increases the availability of healthy food and drink options in school canteens to make the healthy choice, the easy choice. It replaces the Fresh Tastes@School Strategy in NSW schools that was commonly known as the traffic light system. The revised strategy is consistent with the 2013 Australian Dietary Guidelines and classifies food and drinks as either Everyday or Occasional. Sugary drinks will continue not to be sold. NSW public schools will have until the end of 2019 to... Read more

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