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2019 Outstanding TCE Results

Congratulations to all our Year 11 & 12 students for their outstanding TCE results and their commitment to the School’s Purpose and Concerns.  We are proud of all of our 2019 graduates, their remarkable results and all that they have achieved during their time with The Friends’ School. These results are a testament to the…

Leaving & New Staff

The last term of any school year brings the inevitable staff changes with retirements, resignations and periods of leave.  Each person listed below has made a contribution to the lives of many students’ educational journey. We thank those staff leaving us for their dedicated service to the School and wish them joy and happiness in…

News Champions Forum

Thank you to Zoe Adams (Year 9) for this article about her experience at the News Champions Forum in October. News Media is our way of finding out about the world around us, of learning about others opinions and ideas and having a platform to spread our own. But are young Australians being properly represented…

Living In Community

Principal’s Address for End of Year Gathering 2019 Living in Community has always been central to Quakerism. While all Schools strive to be in community, the concept takes on a special meaning within the context of a Quaker school. For the Religious Society of Friends, founded in the middle of the 17th Century in England, being in…

Design Tasmania Awards 2019

Congratulations to our very own Jane Bamford (Art & Ceramics Aide) for winning the Design for Impact award at the Design Tasmania Awards 2019.Jane has been working on these ceramic spawning habitats for the endangered Spotted Handfish for some time now and it is great to see this vital work being recognised. Old Scholar Tim…

Friends’ Takes Flight

For several years now, The Friends’ School has been offering Aviation as a Co-curricular activity for High School and Clemes students, thanks to the hard work and extensive knowledge of Foods & Textiles Teacher, Marie Burridge (who loves to fly when she isn’t busy teaching).  Students get to learn all about the world of Aviation…

Volunteer Thank You Event

On Tuesday 26 November, we held a Thank You BBQ to give back to our Volunteers who give us so much of their time and expertise. Senior members of staff manned the Barbeques and we were all treated to a beautiful performance by the Morris Majors.  Our volunteers are involved in so many areas of…

VET Dinner a Tasty Success

On the evening of Friday 18 October, the five students in the VET Hospitality class hosted a four-course, sit down dinner for over 30 guests including family, friends, teachers and other special guests. The dinner was the culmination of all of the skills and knowledge we have gained over the past year, with this being the…

Jean Yeates Writing Prize Winner

Congratulations to Amelia Neylon for winning this year’s Jean Yeates Writing Prize with her passionate poem “The History of Fire”.The Jean Yeates Writing Prize is named after long-serving staff member Jean Yeates, who is remembered for her passion for the English Language and her devotion to education.Thank you to our judge, Poet Sarah Day, and…

Hockey One National Competition

We are very proud of our Friends’ community – including past students and current! – playing and participating in the new Hockey One National Competition.

Meet our new Head Girl and Head Boy for 2020

Charlotte Rogers and Tasman Inglis will be leading the School as Head Girl and Head Boy in 2020. Charlotte joined The Friends’ School in Year 6 and has been extensively involved in music and drama both inside and outside of school. Charlotte believes that it is important for young people to maintain a balanced, varied…

Maths Relay Success

Congratulations to the Morris Year 5/6 Friends’ Maths Relay teams who finished first and second statewide in the Mathematics Association of Tasmania’s 5/6 Primary relay held last Sunday at Rosny College.

Year 6 Exhibition

Much hard work and dedication go into the Year 6 Exhibition every year. Students research their chosen topic in groups and present their findings as part of the exhibition. Check out some of these amazing displays!A big thank you to all the staff, parents and mentors who helped students with the Year 6 exhibition.

Alison Foley Joins eXXpedition

Old Scholar Ali Foley (1995 Leaver) is the founder of Ten Little Pieces, an environmental organisation that encourages people to collect ten pieces of plastic rubbish from wherever they are at any time, to reduce the amount of plastic that is polluting our environment.

All School’s Cross-Country

Congratulations to Gabriel Yannarakis, Oliver White and Sam Castle who gained 1st place in the Tasmanian All Schools Cross Country Team event at Symmons Plains for Under 12 Boys.What a fantastic achievement!

Year 7 – 12 Athletics Carnival

What an amazing display of team spirit at Thursday’s Year 7 – 12 Athletics Carnival! Congratulations to Unwin House for winning the day and well done to everyone who participated.

Father’s Day Market

Thank you to everyone who attended our Father’s Day Market on Thursday.

Kettering Piano Quartet

We look forward to welcoming the Kettering Piano Quartet back to The Friends’ School for their final concert, this Sunday 1 September at 2.00pm in The Farrall Centre.