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Rotary Youth Expo

The Rotary Youth Expo will be held next Tuesday at the Armidale Bowling Club from 6 pm. It is an information evening outlining how rotary can assist students with funding in a variety of areas (see brochure). Armidale High School students have benefited greatly from Rotary's assistance in the past and we currently have a student on International Exchange. Parents and Students from years 9-11 are encouraged to attend.... Read more

Armidale High Students at Sydney Airport

12 Students + 2 Teachers = 1 Amazing European Experience!

On Monday, May 2nd, our European travellers will return to school to jump back into their studies and extracurricular activities. Between April 12 and 27th, 12 students and 2 teachers were on a European Study Tour in Italy and France. This was an amazing opportunity for all involved and was an invaluable opportunity to visit some of the most famous, precious and significant historical sites the world has to offer. The trip began by touching down in Rome, Italy. Here we visited a range of sites, such as the Colosseum, the Roman Forum, and the... Read more

Pompeii, Italy

European Study Tour

Armidale High School's European Study Tour is just around the corner, with 12 students and 2 staff flying out of Sydney on Tuesday, 12th April. The Study Tour has been a long time in the making, needing lots of behind-the-scenes organisation, dedication and support from students and families. The Study Tour will take students to Italy: visiting Rome, Sorrento, Naples, Pompeii and Herculaneum. After this we will catch a train up to France, where we will spend time in Paris, head north to Caen to visit the D Day beaches and then make our way to... Read more


Armidale High Launches Curriculum Enrichment Project

Armidale High School Students have an exciting opportunity to develop an innovative team project in an interest area that will build skills and enhance engagement through designing and investigating self-selected projects beyond the classroom. The project is guided by the six rubrics of 21st century learning, each of which represents an important skill for students for develop: collaboration knowledge construction self-regulation real-world problem-solving and innovation the use of ICT for learning skilled communication The Collaboratus... Read more

The Latest News on our Athletes

**Hot off the press** Well done to the following students for gaining selection in the New England Zone teams - Chloe Maunder Netball Maisie Drielsma Soccer Tyneisha Hoskins Soccer Amber Burton Soccer Alyssa Armstrong Soccer Liam Georkas Soccer Reece Burton Soccer Jake Eather Soccer Scott McIntyre Rugby League Beau Hargrave Rugby League Mitch Hargrave Rugby League Elijah Rasiga Rugby League Elijah Tighe Rugby League James Williamson Rugby League Phillip Quinlan Rugby League James Ahoy U/15's Rugby League ... Read more

More Sporting Success with Swimming

Well done to the following to the following students who have made the North West Swimming team! COOK David 400 Free, EICKHOFF Esther 16yr Relay, KERR Amy 50 Free, 100 Breast, 100 Fly, 200 IM, 100 Back, 16yr Relay, MAZZEI Amelia 100 Free (MC), 50 Fly (MC), 50 Free (MC), 50 Back (MC), McLEOD Lachlan 15yr Relay, RICHARDS Zachary 15yr Relay, RUSSELL Charlotte 100 Fly, 100 Back, 16yr Relay, SCHUMAN Caitlin 16yr Relay, STEVENS Jaiden 15yr Relay, STREETING Jesse 100 Free, 100 Fly, 50 Free, 200 Free, 15yr Relay, 100... Read more


Continued Sporting Success with Girls Volleyball

Congratulations to the Girls Volleyball team who won the Regional Final against Glen Innes and will be travelling down to Sydney for the State Carnival in Term 3. The following girls were also selected for the North West Volleyball team: Nicola Watson Chloe Maunder Maisie Drielsma Kiara French Well done girls!!... Read more

Victorious Girls Basketball Team

An impressive victory was had by the Open Girls Basketball team who recently won the New England Zone final! They defeated Duval and Tenterfield and will progress to the next round of the knockout. Congratulations goes to Tyneisha Hoskins, Nikita Hoskins, Keala Hoskins and Joanne Morgan who have made the New England Zone team.... Read more

Armidale High representing for Basketball

Congratulations to the following boys who have made the New England Zone Team for Boys Basketball - Dennis Cutmore Liam Cordell-Packer Reid Davidson Adam Forsyth "Pop" Maluach Danny Chandler... Read more

Team colours swimming carnival 2016

Successful Swimming Carnival 2016

Congratulations to our 2016 House Captains and Junior Representatives for leading the way at last week's swimming carnival. House Boys Captain Girls Captain Boys Vice Captain Girls Vice Captain Boys Junior Rep Girls Junior Rep Chandler Ashwin Subedi Maisie Drielsma Josh Dedes Alex Brash Daniel Gollop Margaret Conroy Dumaresq Jack Carey Kayla Kirkman Tom Smith Hannah Motley Pop Maluach Zara Anderson Oxley Dennis Cutmore Tyneisha Hoskins Corey Eather Katie Williams Stephen Offner ... Read more

A new school year

Welcome back to school for 2016. As we start the year we have high expectations of our students and staff and a commitment to deliver the excellent public education that parents, carers and the community rightly demand. This year we will work towards achieving new priorities announced by the Premier to raise the percentage of students in the top two bands in the National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN). I am proud of our achievements in public education and each year our schools provide our communities with much to... Read more


Aboriginal Dancers Represent at Schools Spectacular

Aboriginal Dance Ensemble- School Spectacular 2015 During week 8, Kiara French, Jaynaha Brown and Joanne Morgan travelled to Sydney to dance with the Aboriginal Dance Ensemble at the School Spectacular. Three days were spent with the dancers from Bangarra Dance Company who choreographed the dance to a medley of songs from The Sapphires and taught it to the 200 dancers. On Friday and Saturday the girls performed in front of thousands of people. As well as the magic of School Spectacular the girls and I enjoyed a trip on the ferry to Manly... Read more

2015 Award Winners

Our recent presentation evening showcased the many and varied achievements of the students at Armidale High School. The evening was expertly compered by our school captains who spent many hours ensuring that everything would run smoothly on the night. Parents, staff and students were treated to a very inspirational keynote address by Dr Jim White. Jim is an ex student of Armidale High School and has established himself as an exceptional leader in the field of education. Jim shared with us his insight into what makes a quality school in the... Read more

Lifesaving Photo

Year 10 Lifesaving Program

Our year 10 students took the opportunity to participate in a lifesaving program this week. The program teaches an understanding of the lifesaving principles embodied in the four components of water rescue education: judgement, knowledge, skills and fitness. CPR is also taught at all levels and students learn vital resuscitation techniques as a mandatory part of all the lifesaving awards. Students are participating in awards ranging from Bronze Star, Bronze Medallion, Bronze Cross, Award of Merit and the Distinction Award. The Bronze Medallion... Read more

Year 11 SeaWorld

Success at SeaWorld for our Year 11 Students

Congratulations to the year 12 Hospitality students who represented Armidale High School through successfully completing work experience at Seaworld Resort recently. Students worked at the resort in November over a 4 day period as part of their hospitality course work. A special mention goes to Connor Cathcart and Liam Cordell who both received Star Maker Certificates due to displaying prospective employer qualities over their time at the Resort.... Read more

Applications for student travel 2016

From 2 November 2015, a new online SSTS application process is being introduced for schools within the Opal network, coinciding with the introduction of the School Opal card. Schools outside the Opal network should continue to process the existing blue SSTS application forms and send them to the appropriate transport operators. Most parents, guardians and students won't need to apply for a school travel pass for 2016 if they have already been given a school student travel pass for the current year. These will be automatically sent to the... Read more

Sporting Challenge Awards

Sporting News

NSW Premier's Sporting Challenge 2015 Armidale High participated in the 2015 NSW Premier's Sporting Challenge with great success. Students in Years 7 and 8 along with over 30 staff members were challenged to exercise over a 10 week period. The school was funded with $900 which will go toward the purchase of some innovative fitness equipment and sport supplies to assist with increasing opportunities for physical activity. Armidale High ended the challenge with a Silver Award. Ebony Taylor was a standout participant in Year 8, scoring an... Read more


English Extension 2 HSC Study Day at Sydney University

Last week Extension 2 English Students gained important insights from experienced HSC markers about how to successfully realise their major works and reflection statements, including crafting a sophisticated concept, choosing a form, and developing a concept through rigorous research. They also had the opportunity to hear presentations from two previous students from Sydney schools who had achieved perfect marks whose advice was very valuable. Students will benefit from good advice about taking risks, working hard and the importance of... Read more

Adam Marshall with AHS student Caitlin Schuman

Armidale High to Play Key Role in Training Student Teachers

MEMBER for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall has today congratulated Armidale High School for being selected to help train our next generation of teachers, named as one of only 11 Professional Experience (PEX) Hubs across the State by NSW Education Minister Adrian Piccoli. Mr Marshall said Armidale High School had been selected because of its strong track record of sharing high quality professional experience with prac-teaching students. "This announcement is recognition of Armidale High School's excellence in the field of prac teacher... Read more

2016 school funding allocations

All NSW public schools are currently being advised of their 2016 Resource Allocation Model (RAM) funding. RAM distributes funding based on individual needs of students and schools, and gives schools greater flexibility to make financial decisions. The way schools use their RAM funding will vary based on local needs. Some support will be for the entire school, and some will be for particular groups of students or individual students. There is an overview document about the RAM available on the Department of Education website. If you would like... Read more

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