Performance & Academic Excellence

Congratulations to all our Year 11 & 12 students in 2023 for their outstanding Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP) results and their commitment to the School’s Purpose and Concerns.

2023 Exceptional TCE & IB Results

We are proud of all of our 2023 graduates, their remarkable results and all that they have achieved during their time with The Friends’ School. This was a year group that participated in all aspects of school life, represented the school’s values and they leave Friends’ enriched by much more than top ATARs.

Key achievements include:

  • 48% of our graduating students achieved an ATAR of 90+
  • 16.5% of our graduating students achieved an ATAR of 98.5+
  • Across the whole 2023 Year 12 cohort, 97.7% of students achieved a TCE and 96.2% achieved an ATAR

The outstanding 2023 International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) and Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) results are a testament to the wonderful efforts of our students, staff and to the dedication of our supportive School community.

TCE key highlights include:

  • 18 Friends’ students of our graduating 2023 cohort were placed in the Top 102 Tertiary Entrance scores in Tasmania
  • 13.3% of our graduating students achieved an ATAR 99+
  • 17.1% of our graduating students achieved an ATAR 98.5+
  • 31.4% of our graduating students received an ATAR 95+
  • 47.6% of our graduating students received an ATAR 90+

IBDP key highlights include:

  • 7 Friends’ IBDP students were recognised in Melbourne at Federation Square for academic excellence at the Victoria/Tasmania IB Awards Ceremony
  • The Friends’ IBDP class of 2023 achieved a mean of 34.7 or a notional ATAR equivalent of 90.45. In comparison, the world Diploma graduates average was 29
  • 50% of our cohort received a notional ATAR conversion of 90+

Retiring Principal, Nelson File, congratulated all students, staff and families on the excellent results.

“These results in the Tasmanian Certificate of Education, the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme and Vocational Education and Training pathways are a testament to the wonderful efforts of our students, our staff and to the dedication of our supportive School community. We all know the best schools (Quaker or otherwise) are developed through the strong relationships that exist within them and at Friends’ these connections can be found in an atmosphere of kindness, commonpurpose and high expectations.”

Whilst acknowledging the students’ results, retiring Principal Nelson File also noted that Friends’ students are even more than their ATAR.

“Friends’ students are passionate young people who want to make a difference in the world. I know they will make an impact on those around them to help create a world that is sensitive to the needs of others and the environment, be strong in service and hold a global perspective.”

“Our TCE and IB students embody the school motto, ‘Nemo Sibi Nascitur – No One Is Born For Self Alone’. Our students worked hard throughout the year and together, supported by their teachers, families and the community, to achieve these excellent results.”

On behalf of the whole School community, congratulations to all our students on their hard work and excellent achievements.

We hope that these young adults go on to “let their lives speak”.

Congratulations to the following TCE students who achieved an ATAR (or equivalent ATAR) in the Top 101 of Tasmanian students:

  • Reichan Bransden
  • Andre Chua
  • Regine Chua
  • Feliciantonio Churchill
  • Sophie Connolly
  • Isabelle Gan-Pain
  • Hannah Gardner
  • Sarah Jameson
  • Wai Lam Lo
  • Eirin Mahs-Gore
  • Harry McHugh
  • Pip Negri
  • Ella Newman
  • Tara Powell
  • Alex Rackham
  • Benjamin Stankovich
  • Thomas Wilkins
  • Charlotte Winter

We also extend our warm congratulations to the seven International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme students recognised for their outstanding achievements in a ceremony at the Victoria and Tasmania Academic Excellence Awards in Melbourne in February 2024:

  • Thomas Sheard
  • William Bradshaw
  • Ruby Scully
  • Maeve Bylsma
  • Tom Petty
  • Harry Howard
  • Aniela Kowalski

Two Vocational Education and Training (VET) students also received Outstanding Achievement Awards for their 2023 studies. Congratulations to:

  • Hayley Rice (Certificate IV in Fitness)
  • Alexandra Belbin (Certificate IV in Dance)

Performance Outcomes Report

The School is required to report to the School community on specific performance outcomes for the calendar year in order to comply with the Australian Education Act 2013.  The latest Report can be viewed at the following link.

Parent, Student and Staff Satisfaction

The Friends’ School uses the Council of International Schools (CIS) satisfaction survey, adapting it for The Friends’ School. The survey is produced and conducted every two years and an updated survey will be undertaken in 2022. The 2022 survey scores continue to provide positive results that are predominantly rated in the ‘High Satisfaction’ category. The survey also provides valuable feedback and areas for development. A copy of the Report Summary can be viewed here.