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Class of 1974, 50 Year Reunion

We were delighted to host the Class of 1974 for a school tour on Friday May 3rd, followed by a commemorative dinner the next day,…

Community Appreciation Afternoon Tea

Each year, the School takes a moment to extend its heartfelt appreciation for the myriad ways in which our community contributes to Friends’. Whether through…

Beverley Young (Class of 1955) – a Life Guided by the Friends’ Ethos

At 84, Beverley Young (nee Reid, 1955) recounts an interesting life underpinned by the values she learned during her days at Friends’. I left Friends’…

Jonny Scholes (Class of 2009) – a Life that Unites Two Loves: Painting and Technology

Artist Jonny Scholes (2009) never went to art school. Instead, he taught himself to code and has built a life that unites his two great…

50+ Alumni Luncheon 2024

Our annual 50+ Alumni Reunion was held on Sunday 25 February at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania for those who are 50 years out of…

Edith Rogers (Class of 1946) – The Voice of Friends’ School Radio

When asked for the secret to her longevity, Edith Rogers (nee Davies, 1946) answers, “Determination.” The day before she attended The Friends’ School reunion in…

Dr Elyse Allender (Class of 2004) – Assistant Director, Space Programs at the Australian Space Agency

Dr Elyse Allender (2004) is an Assistant Director, Space Programs at the Australian Space Agency. Here she describes the path she took since leaving The…

Dr Thomas Edwards (Class of 1994) Vitreoretinal Surgeon

Thomas Edwards (Class of 1994) has helped pioneer technologies that are designed to restore sight in people with formerly untreatable blindness. Tom worked on the…

Welcome New Principal Esther Hill

We are thrilled to welcome Esther Hill as the new Principal of The Friends’ School, who commenced her role in early January 2024. Esther is…

Friends’ Food Festival

Thank you to all those people who persevered through the damp weather to attend the Friends’ Food Festival on Saturday 23 November 2023. We are…

End of Year Gathering and Principal Farewell

The whole School community came together for a special event on Wednesday 6 December 2023 in The Farrall Centre. We came together to listen, reflect,…

Class of 2022, 1 Year Reunion

On Saturday 2 December, we welcomed back alumni from the Class of 2022 for their 1 year out reunion at the Hobart Brewing Company. Please…

Class of 2018, 5 Year Reunion

On Friday 17 November, we welcomed back the Class of 2018 for their 5 year reunion. A tour was held in the morning visiting the redeveloped…

Melbourne Reunion

Melbourne treated us to beautiful sunny weather on Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 November where after a considerable hiatus, we finally got to hold our…

Dr Alison Canty (Class of 1993) Associate Professor of Neuroscience

Dr Alison Canty has recently returned to Hobart after a year in Ireland with her family. Alison accepted a one-year position as an Atlantic Fellow…

Aidan Lewis and Katie Quirk (Class of 2003)

It’s been 20 years since the Class of 2003 bid farewell to Clemes, ready to find their way in the world. Looking back, two of…

Classes of 1983 and 1993 Reunions

On Saturday 16 September we held reunions for the Class of 1983 (40 Year Out) and Class of 1993 (30 Year Out). The occasion kicked…

Classes of 2003 and 2013 Reunions

On Saturday 9 September, we welcomed back alumni from the Class of 2003 (20 Year out) and Class of 2013 (10 Year out) to their…