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Rugby at AHS

Update from Friday 25th May at Sport UNE. Armidale High School had several students compete in the first home matches for the newly formed Armidale Combined Schools Junior Rugby Union Club vs football code powerhouse Farrer Agricultural Memorial High School. Year 8 students Ali Alzuwaid and James Walker both played well in Armidale's stunning 17-10 victory in the u/14s, who remain undefeated in the new regional competition. Farrer at u/14s level are traditionally very strong and this was an exceptional result for the new Armidale team. Year 9... Read more

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headspace and Netflix - 13 Reasons Why

Media release regarding the headspace and Netflix collaboration to keep young Australians safe and informed before the release of "13 Reasons Why" Season 2. Due to the global impact and difficult themes depicted in the first series, headspace, the National youth Mental Health Foundation, is encouraging young Australians and their parents to be safe and informed before watching the show. headspace CEO Jason Trethowan said 13 Reasons Why has shone a light on tough and difficult topics, bringing them into mainstream discussions.... Read more

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Armidale Secondary College Principal

As a result of a NSW Department of Education merit selection process, Carolyn Lasker has been selected as the Principal of Armidale Secondary College. The role will begin when the two schools are combined in Term 1 2019. Carolyn and Stafford Cameron (Principal of Duval High) will continue to work collaboratively in the new school and will share the role of Principal in 2019 and 2020.... Read more

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"Future School" Named

Education Minister Rob Stokes has approved the proposed "Armidale Secondary College" name for the new School. An official public announcement on behalf of the Minister has been made by Member for Northern Tablelands Adam Marshall.... Read more

Are you the Game Changer we're looking for?

Education Week will be a game changer

Excursions to the moon, teleporting between classes, face recognition roll call or a school without bell times or walls – the school of the future is only limited by your imagination. That is the message from the organisers of an exciting new challenge being launched today in the lead up to Education Week 2018. The inaugural Game Changer Challenge will showcase the theme of this year's Education Week, Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world, which highlights how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities... Read more

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Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) Core Expectations

How would YOU like to see members of the new Future Armidale School behave and learn? All parents, students and wider community are being given the UNIQUE and EXCITING opportunity to vote on the Core Expectations for the new school. These will be taught to students and implemented from the beginning of 2019 when the two schools combine into one. The new school is committed to being a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) school, and these chosen Core Expectations will be the positive behaviours which all school members will be expected to... Read more

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The Coming Together of Two Great Schools

The SRC of Duval High School and Armidale High School came together to discuss the Future School using the Positive Behaviour for Learning framework. A lot of great discussion was achieved with student voice as the focus. Please watch the clip by clicking the link below. Two Great Schools... Read more

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Harmony Day

Australia is the most successful multicultural country and we celebrate this diversity at our school. We have a strong multicultural body and we value our students who have migrated to this country. We celebrated this day with many students wearing clothing relating to their country of origin and students and staff recognising the accepting values of the day by wearing orange. Noor - a student in year 12 - shared at assembly what Harmony Day means to her and why it is important to celebrate the cultural diversity of our wonderful country.... Read more



Staff and students planning the 2018 Europe Study Tour are doing a hot x bun drive to raise funds for their upcoming trip. Please consider supporting them and perhaps ask your friends, family and colleagues to place an order too. Order form: Hot x bun (docx 61 KB)... Read more

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AHS Staff to Participate in "Shadow a Student Challenge"

AHS Staff to Participate in "Shadow a Student Challenge" Shadowers Are Part of a Collective Movement of Educators Making Positive Changes in Their Schools Three staff from AHS (Carolyn Lasker, Annette Callister and Fiona Smee) participated in ‘Shadow a Student Challenge' where school leaders come together to "walk in the shoes" of their students and take action at their school. The shadow day - 5 March 2018 - the educators each followed one student for a full day, ate lunch with them and attended classes with them. The... Read more

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Aboriginal Studies - Art Exhibition

Tuesday 6th March saw the year 9 Aboriginal Studies class present their exhibition of Aboriginal art. Local artists like Nick Levy and Derek Moran featured alongside Stan Dryden and Sally Morgan. The event was enjoyed by many family members and teachers and the students enjoyed showing off their chosen artists' work and details of their lives. Stan Dryden's daughter, Mara told us something of her dad's life and what he is currently working on, and the morning was a great overall learning experience for everyone.... Read more

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Year 7 Welcome BBQ

All parents/carers of students in Year 7 are warmly invited to attend and meet some of the staff in a relaxed and casual atmosphere. Welcome BBQ at Armidale High School Tuesday 13th February 2018 5.30pm – 6.30pm Enquiries to: 6776 7466 Email: Website: Read more

Theme: Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world

EdWeek 2018 - theme and dates announced

This year's Education Week will be held from Monday 6 August to Friday 10 August 2018 (Term 3, Week 3). The theme for Education Week is ‘Today's schools – creating tomorrow's world'. This theme communicates how NSW public schools are equipping young people with the skills and capabilities they need to thrive in a rapidly changing, globalised world. Video: Mark Scott announces theme for EdWeek 2018 You tube video: Read more

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Invitation to Armidale Future School Drop-in Info Sessions

The Armidale community is invited to attend drop-in sessions at Duval and Armidale High School to view concept designs of the new Armidale Future School, talk to members of the planning team, ask questions and provide feedback. Armidale Future School Community Drop-in Sessions: Tuesday 6th February: Armidale High Auditorium, 2pm – 7pm; Wednesday 7th February: Duval Staff Common Room, Duval High, 2pm – 7pm. Community members are welcome to drop in at a time that suits them between 2pm and 7pm. There will be no formal presentation, however... Read more

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Oak Leaf 20: Activities Week

The very last event of Activities Week was the HSC Breakfast on Friday 15 December which saw the Class of 2017 return for one last BBQ - this time to celebrate their successes. ARMIDALE HIGH SCHOOL CONGRATULATES 2017 HSC STUDENTS The Armidale High School community congratulates the class of 2017 on their outstanding HSC results. More than a third of candidates scored a Band 5 and/or 6. In the 29 courses that were offered at the school, there were 15 Band 6 scores (above 90) and 62 Band 5 (80-90) scores recorded. One of the Band 6 scores in... Read more

Year 7 Debaters in State Finals

Oak Leaf 19, 7 December 2017

The link to Armidale High's Newsletter, Oak Leaf Number 19: Past editions of the electronic Oak Leaf are at Four Armidale High School Year 7 students, Grace Carter, Casey Rainger, Rubi Ainsworth and Jessica Burgess, travelled to Sydney to compete in the year 7 & 8 Premier's Debating Challenge Championships. The year 7 team had previously won the Zone and Regional finals in order to go on and compete at the championships in Sydney. The championships were held at... Read more

Steer Competition

Oak Leaf 18 28 November 2017

The Armidale High School Team at the Regional Northern Steer Competition: Reserve Champions and second place- congratulations! See Newsletter 18 at Archived newsletters are at Read more

Presentation Night invitation

Oak Leaf 17 20 November 2017

The latest Newsletter can be found at with the archived electronic newsletters at We hope you enjoy this edition!... Read more

Students at Oorala

Oak Leaf 16, November 8 2017

Here is the link to Armidale High School's Newsletter 16; a reflection of the wide range of activities our students engage in with enthusiasm; community events and things to look forward too: Past electronic newsletters are archived at Read more

Black Gully

Black Gully : ecodrama, art, music and upcycled clothing

Students and staff from Armidale High will be involved in all the art, music, eco-drama and sustainable living ideas at this Saturday's Black Gully Festival.... Read more

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