A GOLD Duke of Edinburgh Award recipient, pipe organist, student cadet leader, First XV rugby prop…
As if there was any doubt Samuel Thatcher was a young man of many talents, it was confirmed when he was one of two students from The Armidale School named on the HSC All Round Achievers list of those students who achieved a mark of 90 in 10 or more units of study.
Samuel, who secured an ATAR of 98.4, has also been nominated to perform organ at the HSC music showcase Encore at the Sydney Opera House in February.
“My exam preparation was fairly solid. I did past papers over and over again, handed in practise essays and worked out where I had been losing marks so I could get that right,” Samuel said.
Fellow All Round Achiever Flynn Ihle, Tenterfield, was the 2017 Dux of TAS, achieving an ATAR of 99.45.
TAS students may have featured on the official All Rounders Achievers List for eight of the past nine years, but it has been producing well-rounded individuals since the school opened in 1894.
Among the 13 boys and girls who received an ATAR above 90 in the 2017 HSC was a diversity of other achievements.
There were football, rugby, netball and water polo players, musicians, actors, blood donors, chess champions, code breakers, debaters, artists, cadet leaders, bush fire fighters, surf life savers and community volunteers.
“A TAS education is more than just academic achievement, but about giving our boys and girls a broad range of opportunities to enable them to become compassionate, courageous and committed young men and women,” said headmaster Murray Guest.
“With programs that build self-esteem, promote a sense of purpose and give confidence to face new challenges, our students develop skills such as leadership, team work and communication which will be a gift for them for life.”
Explore for yourself how a TAS education can benefit your son or daughter at the scholarship exam and open day on March 12 from 11am.
- Visit www.as.edu.au or contact the enrolments office on (02) 6776 5823 to find out more.