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English Studies Excursion

As part of their first HSC module study called Local Heroes: English and the Community, the Year 12 English Studies class spent an afternoon contemplating the military and civilian heroes commemorated in Armidale's Central Park. Students listened to talks about these Armidale heroes and recorded inscriptional information for later use in the classroom. A number of students in the group were able to connect personally with the names of soldiers inscribed on the fountain memorial and shared their connection with the class. Although rain cut... Read more


Caitlin Schuman

YMCA NSW Junior Parliament Rep

Caitlin Schuman was one of 95 student in years 7-9 from across NSW in Parliament this week debating Bills and discussing issues of importance to young people. Local Member, Mr Adam Marshall says: "I was thrilled to be involved in this successful program again this year, chairing debate in the House on an Education Bill about school counsellors. Caitlin and Gemma (student from UCS) spoke with passion and maturity in the debate and have done themselves and our region proud!" News source: Armidale Express, Friday 30/09/16 ... Read more

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State Finals for ToM Team

Armidale High School has again performed outstandingly at Tournament of the Minds to win the Regional Finals in Tamworth which means that they will be competing at State Finals at UNSW, Sydney on 11th September. Tournament of the Minds (ToM) is a problem solving program for teams of students and aims to enhance the potential of youth. The student teams develop and incorporate diverse skills, enterprise, time management and the discipline to work collaboratively within a competitive environment. (www.tom.edu.au) Armidale High School won all... Read more


CHOOSEMATHS Award to Yr 8 Team

Three of our Year 8 students, Juliet Knuckey, Rachael Calliess, and Steph Hancock have won an award in the "Choose Maths" awards. This is a national competition for high school maths students where they are asked to create a video about Maths in everyday life. Our students have won a prize and have been invited to the awards ceremony in Melbourne on the 26th August where they will find out if they they have placed first or highly commended in their category. You tube video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xenbtho1edc Below is the... Read more



We welcome 16 students and 5 supervisors from Japan to our school. Included in our visiting group is Mr NOKA, who is the head of Nanto City Junior High School International Homestay Association. The 9th of August, a special welcome assembly was held for our Japanese visitors followed by a jam-packed week of cross-cultural interactions and activities. Later in September, we have 25 students travelling to Japan. 6 Nights homestay and the rest travelling around famous sights of Japan. Mrs Moore and Mr Bugden are accompanying the group. To view... Read more

Boccia team

Boccia Team Compete in Sydney

The Armidale High School boccia team are state finalists after winning the regional championships in Tamworth. The team, who are in the high school's support unit, will travel down to Sydney next week accompanied by their fellow AHS support unit students. Boccia is a modified form of bowling for athletes with a disability and is contested from local to Olympic levels. Armidale High School teacher Michelle Wooldridge said she was so proud of how hard the team had trained. "We are up against some really tough competition, but it will be great to... Read more

People's Choice - Courtney Mickerts, UNESAP 2016

Art at "Let's Hang It"

UNE School Acquisitive Art Prize (UNESAP) Exhibition is currently on display at NERAM presenting artworks by students from 46 primary and secondary schools across regional NSW. We are so proud that two of our students are finalists in the competition from over 600 entries in the competition. Well done to Noah Standen-Roberts (Year 8) and Courtney Mickerts (Year 12)! Courtney's artwork was also awarded the prestigious Peoples Choice Award, which is a considerable achievement and well deserved. We agree with the votes from the public - Courtney... Read more

Armidale High Students at Sydney Airport

12 Students + 2 Staff = 1 Amazing 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... Read more


Rotary Youth Expo

The Rotary Youth Expo will be held Wednesday, May 11 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

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

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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

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