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Ric Finlay – The man behind the numbers

Ric recently attended the 50+ Alumni High Tea and provided his story to Mary Woolnough. Thank you to Ric and to Mary for this story.…

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…

Ray Green Speaking Prize

The Ray Green Speaking competition is held each year for Year 11 & 12 students to speak on a specific topic. This year the prompt…

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…

TASC 2020 Awards

On Tuesday 23 February, five of our 2020 graduating students were recognised at Town Hall for their Outstanding Achievements in their 2020 ATAR and VET…

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…

Clemes Academic Awards Afternoon

Thank you to everyone who attended (either in-person or virtually) the Clemes Awards Afternoon held at The Farrall Centre on Thursday 11 February. We are…

2020 Exceptional IB Results

The Friends’ School wishes to congratulate our 2020 International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme (DP)  students on their outstanding results. The 2020 IB results are a testament…

2020 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, especially through…

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…

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…

Dance Showcase 2020

On Friday 27 November The Friends’ School Dance Showcase was held at the Farrall Centre. Our 120 dancers performed two shows for High School and…

Climate Impact Survey

The Friends’ School has always been guided in its actions by the Quaker testimonies of Simplicity, Peace, Integrity, Community, Equality and Earthcare. Earthcare relates to…

The Last Pandemic

Thank you to Nicole Parums (High School Library Technician) for this fascinating article about the last pandemic. As 2020 draws to a close and we…