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Winner of the 2020 Peter Jones Peace Prize

The Peter Jones Peace Prize is named after long-serving Friends’ teacher (and Quaker) Peter Jones, who has spent a good deal of his life campaigning…

Jade Mitchell (1995)

Tell us about your time at Friends’? I started at The Friends’ School in Kindergarten at the Sherwood campus on the Eastern Shore. Most of…

Friends’ Alumni Community Reps Meeting | Monday 3 August 2020

The Alumni Reps met on Monday 3 August 2020 by Zoom video conference.  Attendees:Lucy Loney (‘98) (Acting Convener), Sam Cairnduff (‘94), Jade Galbally (‘95), Mary…

Caring for our Community

“Hope is being able to see that there is light despite all of the darkness.” – Desmond Tutu With all the uncertainty that this year…

A Gap Year at Friends’

Each year we welcome young adult volunteers from around the world into our community on gap year placements.  Below are some of their experiences. Thank you…

The Distance Learning Experience

During the uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic, The Friends’ School, along with schools across the nation, had to make the quick transition to Distance Learning.…

Clinical Associate Professor Marcus Skinner AM | Class of 1974

Tell us about your time at Friends’? My family returned to Tasmania in 1971 and I commenced school life at Friends’ as a boarder in…

Friends’ Alumni Community Reps Meeting | Monday 22 June, 2020

Summary of Meeting The Alumni Reps met on Monday 22 June, 2020 by Zoom video conference. The Reps acknowledged the challenges facing our community as…

Cricket at Friends’

A recent conversation between Jane Longhurst and Dr Jacqui Triffitt on ABC Hobart has stirred an interest in the beginnings of women’s cricket here at…

Principal’s Address to the Association

Principal Nelson File’s annual Address to the School’s Association provides an insight into the operations, achievements and vision for The Friends’ School. Given in mid…

Crazy Socks 4 Docs

Article by Holly Jennings (Year 12) On the Friday 12 June, Morris – Friends’ Primary Years – wore funky, colourful and quirky socks to raise…

Clemes Pathway Evening

Thank you to all our staff and students who presented at the Year 11 & 12 Pathways Information Evening and to those who tuned in…

Where are they now? Hannah Pemberton (2009)

What path did you take after School to get where you are now? After I graduated from Friends’ in 2009, I headed off to Winnipeg…

Student Wellbeing Discussion

School Psychologists Annabelle Wood, Sandra Wiggins and Morgan Norris have released a video discussion about coming back to school and addressing some of the concerns…

Lily unveils her project, Floral Grief

For 2020, the School launched a new subject for Years 9 and 10, the Independent Negotiated Project (INP). INP is a single unit, semester-long elective…

Teaching & Learning Update

Our E-12 Director of Teaching & Learning, Steve Barratt, has recorded this message for our current families about the process for the return to face-to-face…

Staying Fit at Home

Thank you to Sam Norton for this article and demonstration video about staying fit at home. During these unusual times of isolation it’s important for…

Friends’ Community COVID-19 Update

My deepest hope is that this letter finds you and your family healthy and well. The impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is causing tremendous upheaval…