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Alumni Reps Quaterly Meeting | March 2022

The March 2022 Alumni Reps Meeting was as informative and friendly as usual with Reps dialling in from across Australia and from Canada. It was…

Alumni Reps Quarterly Meeting | October 2021

A summary of topics discussed: Principal Nelson File updated the Alumni Reps on the current and future focus of the School, including progress on the…

Class of 1971 Reunion

The Class of 1971 had their 50 year out reunion in Hobart on Saturday 6 November 2021. Alumni started their afternoon with a tour of the School, taking…

Alumni Reps Quarterly Meeting | August 2021

A summary of topics discussed: Principal Nelson File updated the Alumni Reps on the current and future focus of the School, including year group organisation,…

Old Scholar’s Debut Novel Charts the Demise of the Apple Industry in Tasmania

Thank you to Mary-Lou Stephens (1978) for sharing her story with us. After leaving Friends’ School in 1978, Mary-Lou Stephens (nee Thorp) played in bands…

Friends’ Alumni Community Reps Meeting Monday 10 May 2021

Attendees: Lucy Loney (‘88) (Convenor), Flick Boucher (‘89), Jade Galbally (‘95),  Roly Hill (‘59), Tasman Inglis (‘20), Charlotte Rogers (‘20), Bill Avery, Director of Community…

Ric Finlay – The man behind the numbers

Ric recently provided his story to Mary Woolnough. Thank you to Ric and to Mary for this story. I arrived at Pendle Hill in early…

Class of 1970 Reunion

On Saturday 27 March we held our Class of 1970, 50 Year Out Reunion in The Farrall Centre on the Argyle Street Campus. Alumni started…

Building the Alumni Connection

This week, Community Engagement have been speaking to students in Gathering about community – both the learning community they are currently part of at The…

Friends’ Alumni Community Reps Meeting | Monday 15 February 2021

Attendees:Lucy Loney (Ogilvie) (‘88) Convener, Jade Galbally, Tasman Inglis (‘20), (‘95)Andrew Kibbey, (‘95), Mary Woolnough (‘69), Bill Avery, Director of Community Engagement, Nelson File, Principal.…

Class of 1980 and 1990 Reunions

On Saturday 13 March we held the Class of 1980 (40 Year Out) and Class of 1990 (30 Year Out) that had been postponed from…

Classes of 2010 and 2000 Reunions

On Friday 12 March we held the Class of 2000 (20 Year Out) and Class of 2010 (10 Year Out) that had been postponed from…

50+ Alumni High Tea

On Sunday 28 February the School held it’s annual 50+ Alumni reunion for those who are 50 Years out of School or longer. The most…

Happy 100th Birthday Nancy Newbon!

Nancy Newbon is a beloved former Friends’ high school maths teacher who taught many students between 1954 and 1981. Nancy Newbon was born in Hobart…

A Sample of David John Dunkin’s Life

David Dunkin was born 21st August 1950 in North Croydon London. The family moved to Bombay (Mumbai) in 1955. David says “I loved growing up…

Friends’ Alumni Community Reps Meeting, Monday 26 October 2020

Attendees: Lucy Loney (Ogilvie) (‘88) Convener, Roly Hill (‘59), Andrew Kibbey (‘95), Mary Woolnough (‘69), Bill Avery, Director of Community Engagement, Nelson File, Principal. Apologies:…

2020 Leavers’ Service

On Wednesday 14 October The School held a service to farewell 139 Year 12 students and welcome them to The Friends’ School Alumni Community. We…

Jade Mitchell (1995)

Tell us about your time at Friends’? I started at The Friends’ School in Kindergarten at the Sherwood campus on the Eastern Shore. Most of…