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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

NovemberReturn to top

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

OctoberReturn to top
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

Jack Carey stepping up to bat for Armidale HighK

A Successful Start for the Open Boy's Cricket Team

The Armidale High School open boy's cricket team defeated Duval High School in the first round of the state-wide knockout competition. Armidale High elected to field first and restricted Duval High to 156 runs off their allotted overs. Daniel Boyd took 3 wickets and Callum Butler 2, and with some tight bowling from Henry Sindel and Tom Smith, Duval never really got on top. Armidale High managed to chase down the runs in just 22 overs. Jack Carey hit 67 not out, along with a patient innings of 39 not out for Johnathon Parker. Armidale High... Read more

SeptemberReturn to top
AHS: the first Aboriginal Debating Team

Aboriginal Debating Team

As part of Indigenous Literacy Day, the inaugural Armidale High School Aboriginal debating squad participated in a workshop last Wednesday at Duval High School with teams from Walcha and Uralla. pictured: Jeszie Murray, Steven Ahoy, Dennis Cutmore, Tyneisha Hoskins-Caldwell, Ms Lupton, Joanne Morgan and Jessica Widders.... Read more

MayReturn to top
Fitz Hadley and Violet Gasparre

Fitz Hadley 2015 Regional Plain English Speaking Champion

Fitz travelled to Tamworth last week to contest the finals in this competition at Farrer Memorial Agricultural High School. He faced competitors from many Tamworth and Armidale schools but sealed his win with an excellent impromtu speech. The semi-final will be contested in Sydney against all other NSW regional winners on the 12th of June. Violet Gasparre also participated in the competition, performing very credita bly at short notice.... Read more

AprilReturn to top

Grace Paris to shave her head for Vanuatu

What would prompt an Armidale school girl to dye her hair blue and then have it shaved off? Well, raising funds for an aid project on the remote Vanuatu island of Pentecost is the answer for young school girl, Grace Paris. Fresh Hope Armidale, a Church of Christ, has had a connection with Ranwadi High School since 2010, sending a team over each year for projects that the high school has nominated. These have included building two new classrooms, reroofing older classrooms and renovating ablution blocks. What also touched Grace was the... Read more

MarchReturn to top
John Boy and Politician

John Boy to Canberra

John- Boy Quinlan was one of fifty students selected across Australia to represent his school at Canberra for the "Work Exposure with Government" program. This program aims to provide to high performing Indigenous students in Years 11 and 12 with a hands-on experience and information about Job opportunities leading to career pathways into the Australian Government. John-Boy was accompanied by Dennis Flannery, from Principals Australia, while he gained experience working with Parliamentarians and undertook placement in other government... Read more

Parent Teacher Interviews

Parent Teacher Interviews Thursday 12th March 3:45pm - 6:30pm Tuesday 17th March 3:45pm - 6:30pm Please book your interview online to ensure that the nights flow smoothly for all. Attached is an information sheet on how to book the interviews online. Parent Teacher Interviews (pdf 132 KB)... Read more

Singing the school song

Reunion of Cof E Girls Hostel Students

130 Armidale High School students gathered for the dinner at the Regency Motel (on the site of the Church of England Girls Hostel) last week. About 90 students returned to the School for a walk-through during which they were joined by current school captains in the School Song.... Read more

FebruaryReturn to top
Armidale Antique & Collectables Fair

Armidale Antique & Collectables Fair

All Proceeds and Entrance Fees go to Armidale High School P&C to help improve our school.... Read more

JanuaryReturn to top

2016 European Study Tour Meeting

There is a meeting with Academy Travel regarding the proposed 2016 European Study Tour at Armidale High School, 5pm in room S11. All are welcome to attend to find out more about the trip.... Read more