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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…

Mary Stanfield Public Speaking Competition 2023

The Mary Stanfield Public Speaking Competition was held at the beginning of Term 4 (Monday 23 October 2023). The Student Chairperson introduced the Prize by…

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…

2024 Head Student Announcement

We are so pleased to introduce our new Head Students for 2024, Eve Cooper and Charlie Bradford! Eve has been at The Friends’ School since…

Isabella Shackcloth (2020) Law Student and Radio Producer

Isabella Shackcloth has been back in Hobart recently, working as a freelance radio producer for ABC Hobart on the statewide mornings program. Based in Sydney…

Update from Roberta MacLeod (Class of 1987)

Roberta MacLeod (1987) Horse trainer, adventurer and Associate Lecturer Roberta MacLeod has been around horses for as long as she can remember – and she’s…

Jean Yeates Writing Prize 2023

Jean Yeates, after whom this prize was named, was a former staff member at the School. She was born in 1916 and lived to be…

Madagascar the Musical

The Friends’ School Years 5-8 students presented Madagascar – A Musical Adventure JR. on Friday 2 and Saturday 3 June. They worked incredibly hard, and…