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Class of 1984 – 40 Year Reunion

On Saturday 25 May we held reunions for the Class of 1984 (40 year out) and Class of 1994 (30 year out). The occasion kicked…

Class of 2004 – 20 Year Reunion

On Saturday 25 May we welcomed back alumni from the Class of 2004 (20 year out) and Class of 2014 (10 year out) to their…

Class of 2014 – 10 Year Reunion

On Saturday 25 May we welcomed back alumni from the Class of 2004 (20 year out) and Class of 2014 (10 year out) to their…

Class of 1994 – 30 Year Reunion

On Saturday 25 May we held reunions for the Class of 1984 (40 year out) and Class of 1994 (30 year out). The occasion kicked…

Reconciliation Action Plan Launch

The Friends’ School is proud to announce the official launch of its Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) during National Reconciliation Week. This milestone reflects the School’s…

Beverley Hooper (Class of 1957) – Scholar, Professor and Author

A Lasting Impact In 1952, Beverley Hooper (1957) won The Friends’ School’s first ever Ida Mather scholarship, valued at £20 a year for three years.…

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,…

Trevor Stokes (Class of 1951) – a Fruitful Life

Trevor Stokes was five when he joined Friends’ in 1938, attending the Friends’ Preparatory School in Sandy Bay. (“Little Friends” as it was known, was…

Caryn Davies (Class of 1999)

The difference a year makes Caryn Davies (1999), who was last year awarded the Nobel prize of rowing, the 2023 Thomas Keller Medal, started rowing…

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…

Year 9 The Calling

The first Year 9 Program event, ‘The Calling’ was an overnight experience focussed on promoting community, connection and providing students with an opportunity to get…

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…