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As a coeducational School for over 130 years, we see considerable value in having students study with us from different cultures and parts of the globe. We offer boarding in single rooms for every student (see information about Walker House, our student residence).
As one of only two schools in Tasmania to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, and as one of the leading academic schools in Australia, we invite you to join us.
We have over 1,300 students across three campuses and are registered to accept 50 international students from Years 4 to 12. We seek to ensure that our international students can maximise their opportunities to immerse fully in our community and improve their English. Our pastoral care system is very strong as we recognise that students are individuals, whose personal interests should be nurtured to assist their best academic outcomes.
We are based in Hobart, Tasmania which has a worldwide reputation as a clean, safe and beautiful capital city, making it the perfect study destination.
Tasmania is similar in area to Ireland, yet is home to around 500,000 residents. The region offers spectacular, unique mountain and coastal scenery, with extensive national parks and World Heritage Areas protecting the island’s wilderness, wildflowers, rain forests and unique wildlife.
The vibrant, diverse city of Hobart is a charming combination of traditional and modern. The many waterfront cafes, restaurants and studios nestle in centuries-old converted warehouses that overlook a beautiful harbour full of fishing boats and yachts.
"I loved life in the school and boarding house, we were like a family. Holiday trips, huge fridge with lots of food, all kinds of events, soccer after school to name a few things. Nearly 20 years have passed and it still feels like yesterday."
"Studying abroad in Tasmania is a fascinating experience for me. I love the peaceful scenery and the fresh air it brings to me. As a part of Clemes at Friends, I enjoyed everything from the Quaker practice, the study environment, the community service and even the house I am in (Ransome); I am never tired of making new friends from Kindergarten to Year 12 Clemes. If saying Clemes is my second house, the boarding house would be my third. I am never feel stressed when I’m back home as there are people to share my feelings with or someone to do homework together; the boarding house even has tutors to help us with our assessment (I am grateful for all the staff’s work)."