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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…

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…