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Friends’ 60th Rowing Anniversary

The winning Head of the River rowing team got back together recently to celebrate the anniversary of the 1962 race and look back over old…

Alumni Story – Reia Anquet (Farrall) (1992)

We were delighted to catch up with Reia Anquet (Farrall) recently whilst she was visiting from France. Reia kindly shared a bit about her life…

Alumni Story – Lucy Given (1982)

Lucy Given graduated from Friends’ School in 1982 and has gone on to have a successful career in Interior Design within the retail industry giving…

Climate Impact Update

At the end of 2021, The Friends’ School Board of Governors approved a Climate Impact Policy, and correlating set of Guidelines, to be developed. Since…

Community Appreciation Day and Opening of The Revell Sports Centre

Each year the School expresses its appreciation for the many contributions of our community to Friends’ – whether that be time, funds, mind or items.…

The Launch of Illuminate – Campaign for The Friends’ School

Many in our community will have seen that as we complete and celebrate 135 years of Friends’ students making a positive difference locally, nationally and…

Alumni Reps Quaterly Meeting | May 2022

Our wonderful Alumni Reps gathered in May for our quarterly Alumni Community meeting.  Topics discussed during the meeting included: An update from Principal Nelson File…

Art2Words Writing Prize

The Art2Words writing prize is an annual Friends’ School writing competition open to students in Years 7-12, based upon the Ancient Greek practice of ekphrasis:…

Inaugural Friends’ Writers Festival: ‘Quiet Roar’

The Festival: Why a writers festival? Why not? The Friends’ School English Faculty has a long tradition of creating connections with the wider community of…

Reconciliation Action Plan summary

By Tracie Acreman The Friends’ School voices a strong commitment to peace and reconciliation. Through our Purpose and Concerns, and every day across the school,…

The Ray Green Speaking Prize 2022

By Sarah Walker, International Baccalaureate Diploma Coordinator In his 1924 analysis of public speaking, The Art of Public Speaking, Albert Beveridge offers advice to orators…

Alumni Reps Quaterly Meeting | March 2022

The March 2022 Alumni Reps Meeting was as informative and friendly as usual with Reps dialling in from across Australia and from Canada. It was…

Boxthorn Project

Eradicating Boxthorn and rehabilitating The Friends’ School sports grounds at our Bell Street Site For those unfamiliar with the extensive and dedicated work being undertaken…

The Friends’ School Tapestry Story of Quakerism in Australia

Stitching over time The Australian Quaker Narrative Embroidery Project began in 2007. A community arts project, it is based on the UK Kendal Quaker Tapestry,…

Alumni Reps Quarterly Meeting | October 2021

A summary of topics discussed: Principal Nelson File updated the Alumni Reps on the current and future focus of the School, including progress on the…

Letter from The Presiding Member of the Board of Governors

On behalf of The Friends’ School Board of Governors, I wish to advise that Principal Nelson File will continue in his role as Principal until…

Class of 1971 Reunion

The Class of 1971 had their 50 year out reunion in Hobart on Saturday 6 November 2021. Alumni started their afternoon with a tour of the School, taking…

TCE and IB Art Exhibition

At last night’s opening of our TCE & IB Art Exhibition, the Visual Arts Prize was awarded to Alia Haider (Year 12 Higher Level IB)…