Old Armidalians’ Weekend

The Armidale School Old Armidalians’ Weekend will be held on the weekend 9-10 September, 2017.

All Old Armidalians and their partners are welcome to attend.

Details will be posted on this page leading up to the weekend with additional information on reunion dinners being emailed out to year group co-ordinators during Term 2.

For a list of 2017 reunion co-ordinators click HERE

If you have any questions about the weekend,  we would love to hear from you. Please contact the Development office on (02) 6776 5851 or by email oau@as.edu.au.

TAS Reunion Weekend 2017

TAS Reunion Weekend 2017

Hosted by the Old Armidalians’ Union (OAU), TAS Reunion Weekend (formerly known as Old Boys’ Weekend) will be held on 8-10 September, 2017.  All Old Armidalians and their partners are welcome to attend.

For more information and for details of your reunion organiser – please contact TAS Development Office on 6776 5851 visit the TAS website HERE

Port Macquarie Lunch

The President of the Great Public Schools Old Boys’ Unions’ Councilcordially invites you & your wife/partner to

Our First Port Macquarie Lunch
Date: Saturday 25 February 2017
Venue: Rydges Hotel
1 Hay Street Port Macquarie
Time: 11:45 am for 12 noon
Dress: Smart Casual and Old Boys Tie

This luncheon will give you the opportunity to catch up with friends within the GPS community.

Cost: $75.00 per person (Includes lunch & beverages)

To find out more and RSVP use the link below or CLICK HERE

 

OBU GPS Port Macquarie Lunch

The President of the Great Public Schools Old Boys’ Unions’ Council cordially invites you & your wife/partner to

Our First Port Macquarie Lunch
Date: Saturday 25 February 2017
Venue: Rydges Hotel
1 Hay Street Port Macquarie

 

Time: 11:45 am for 12 noon

 

Dress: Smart Casual and Old Boys Tie


This luncheon will give you the opportunity to catch up with friends within the GPS community.

Cost: $75.00 per person

(Includes lunch & beverages

Click here to find out more and RSVP

First Port Macquarie Lunch OBU Lunch 25 February 2017

GPS Gold Challenge 2016

They shot and swung and served and ran and bounced – and the inevitable middle-age aches were all for a good cause when 13 leavers from 1983 took part in the 2016 GPS Gold Challenge on 30 September-1 October.

Held every two years as a major fundraiser for the Red Kite Foundation, the event brings together more than 550 GPS Old Boys who have turned, or are about to turn, 50, for competition in a range of disciplines.  On Friday David ‘Ted’ Coupland (78-83) was the equal top-scoring shot at the shooting held at King’s, while at the golf, at Ryde-Parramatta Golf Club, Will Sedgwick (79-83) hit the longest drive.

On Saturday at St Ignatius College Riverview, TAS competed in tennis, touch football, basketball and athletics, while that night at a superb dinner, a representative from each school debated the topic ‘that sport is better than sex’.

A last minute addition was Joe Phanichewa (81-83) who flew in from Bangkok on Saturday morning and managed to fit in a few games of basketball.

Amongst the TAS team was OAU President Graham MacDougall (78-83): “It really was a superb weekend. While many TAS Old Boys were unable to attend this time around, it’s a wonderful few days of I really suggest that all ’85 and ’86 leavers set aside the October long weekend in 2018 for the next  one – you won’t be disappointed!” More information and photos of the weekend can be found at www.gpsgoldchallenge.com.au.

Regional OAU events planned

The Old Armidalians’ Union is in the early stages of planning reunion functions in Canberra and Brisbane during the next 12 months, for Old Boys of all ages. To ensure you are not overlooked, if you have changed any of your contact details in the past couple of years, please let us know. Either email binghi@as.edu.au or fill in the cover sheet and post it back to The Editor, Binghi, The Armidale School, c/Locked Bag 3003 Armidale NSW 2350. It’s really important we have both a postcode for your home town or suburb, as well as an email address, so we minimise the chances of missing anyone.

The date for TAS Reunion Weekend (formerly Old Boys’ Weekend) in 2017 will be finalised in coming weeks  – and what a special time it will be particularly for those who are leavers from 1957, 67, 77, 87, 97, 2002  and 2007!  The OAU and the Development Office are committed to making the weekend a success – so please let us know at info@oau.com.au or djackson@as.edu.au if you are willing to help muster your cohort for a memorable weekend!

GPS Gold Challenge 2016

The team captains have been selected and the excitement is building for the 2016 GPS Gold Challenge in Sydney on 30 September-1 October. As mentioned previously, this fantastic sporting and social event is held every two years for Old Boys aged around 50, the 2016 event being for those GPS Old Boys who finished Year 12 in 1983 and 1984. The organisers of the TAS contingent are hoping for a record participation rate – so contact ’83 leavers Barry Wanford (bwanford@spinifexcapital.com or 0404 877 847) or Graham MacDougall (graham@macdougall.com.au 0412 220 302) or, from 1984, Rob Pollard  (rob_pollard@investblue.com.au if you’d like to attend.