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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…

Friends’ Alumni Community Reps Meeting, Monday 26 October 2020

Attendees: Lucy Loney (Ogilvie) (‘88) Convener, Roly Hill (‘59), Andrew Kibbey (‘95), Mary Woolnough (‘69), Bill Avery, Director of Community Engagement, Nelson File, Principal. Apologies:…

2020 Leavers’ Service

On Wednesday 14 October The School held a service to farewell 139 Year 12 students and welcome them to The Friends’ School Alumni Community. We…

The Year 11 IB “Group 4” Project

While our TCE students and Year 12 IB students are busy with exams, our Year 11 IB students have been having a bit of fun…

Rostrum Voice of Youth

Thank you to Lily Neyland and Zoe Adams for their report on Rostrum Voice of Youth. Regional final: On the 17 October 2020, four Friends’…

Jean Yeates Writing Prize

Jean Yeates was a long-serving staff member with a passion for the English language and a devotion to education. She was considered an inspirational mentor…

Impact of Giving Report 2019

The Impact of Giving report is a snapshot of giving (such as donations) throughout the year and the impact that it has had on our…

Introducing the Head Girl & Head Boy for 2021

We are pleased to introduce the Head Girl & Head Boy for 2021, Aaliyah Walker and Riley Curtain. The Head Student positions at The Friends’…

The Mary Stanfield Public Speaking Competition

Mary Stanfield was a stalwart of The Friends’ School; she gave devoted and loyal service during her 36 years as a teacher at the School…

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…