The Argyle Street Campus

Primary School (Early Learning Centre to Year 6)

The Primary School includes Friends’ Early Learning, which is located near the Argyle Street entrance.  Friends’ Early Learning is operates from 7.30am to 6.00pm on school days and provides a pre-kindergarten educational program, before and after school care, long day care and vacation care.

Kindergarten, housed in Swarthmore, Prep – Year 2 classes, located in the Wells building, and the Years 3 – 6 classes in the Walpole building. There are specialist art and music classrooms, a library, a student support centre and various other teaching and office areas.

The Primary School has approximately 450 students enrolled in 18 classes; two of each from Kindergarten –Year 4 and three of each for Years 5 – 6.

The Primary School Office is located in the Morris Gatehouse and is open between 8.00am and 4.00pm, during term time.

Middle School (Years 7 & 8)

Years 8 & 8 occupy Clemes, Palfreyman and Meredith buildings. There are approximately 288 students enrolled in the Middle School.

The Farrall Centre

This purpose-built facility was constructed in 2010 and allows up to 800 people to gather for a range of events and activities. It is available for hire, subject to availability (see below).

Quaker Meeting House

The Hobart Meeting House of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) is on the Boa Vista Road site.

Walker House

Student accommodation is provided for boarders in Walker House with vehicular entry from Lewis Street.

The Farrall Centre

This purpose-built assembly hall was constructed in 2010 (opened in 2011) and allows up to 800 people to gather for a range of activities.  It has state-of-the-art audio visual facilities and services in a modern and contemporary space.  The venue is named after past Co-Principals Lyndsay and Stephanie Farrall.

The Commercial Road Campus

Senior School  (Years 9 – 12)

The Senior School is located on our Commercial Road Campus and includes The Revell Sports Centre, specialty art rooms, a ceramics space, commercial food studies kitchen, basketball courts, library, science rooms, the Bill & Marjorie Oats Theatre, and a number of multi-purpose outdoor spaces. It is also home to historic Hodgkin Hall.

Administration

The Commercial Road Campus is also home to our administrative offices including finance, community engagement, enrolments, the Principal and Deputy Principal offices and main school reception.

Archives

Our dedicated archival space is located on the Commercial Road campus, though you can find a number of historic and donated artifacts throughout both campuses of the School.

Friends' Health & Fitness

This complex contains an indoor heated swimming pool, spa, steam room, gym and physiotherapist’s rooms. The School uses the centre for Physical Education classes and for Co-curricular activities. Parking and main entrance are on Wilson Street.

For more information, please visit their dedicated website.

Venue and Facilities Hire

The Friends’ School is a community-orientated organisation that provides some of its facilities and venues for external hire.  These venues include The Farrall Centre (Argyle Street Campus), Hodgkin Hall (Commercial Road Campus) and our Bell Street Grounds.  We require each external hirer to provide a COVID-19 Safety Plan and designated Safety Officer for each event on school premises.  Where indoor spaces are used, we are employing additional cleaning to comply with Public Health guidelines.

Please note that the Revell Centre on the Commercial Road Campus is not available for external hire.

Please submit your venue hire enquiry by using the following online form:

Venue Hire Enquiry Form

If you have any queries or would like to discuss, please contact us at bookings@friends.tas.edu.au

The Farrall Centre Hire Information & Rates

View The Farrall Centre Interior here