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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…

Alumni Reps Quarterly Meeting | August 2021

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

Introducing our Head Students for 2022

We are so pleased to introduce our new Head Students for 2022, Shriya Anil and Gryff Connah! Shriya has been at The Friends’ School since…

Peter Jones Peace Prize

The Peter Jones Peace Prize is an annual writing competition for High School students at Friends’ and was created in honour of long-serving teacher of…

Jean Yeates Writing Prize 2021

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…

Friends’ Artists at the Beaker Street Festival

Four Friends’ School International Baccalaureate (IB) students have been invited to take part in the Beaker Street Festival that opened last Friday night (6 August).…

Old Scholar’s Debut Novel Charts the Demise of the Apple Industry in Tasmania

Thank you to Mary-Lou Stephens (1978) for sharing her story with us. After leaving Friends’ School in 1978, Mary-Lou Stephens (nee Thorp) played in bands…

The Farrall Centre 10 year Anniversary

The Farrall Centre has been at the heart of our community for a decade, bringing us together for assemblies, gatherings, musical performances, drama productions and…

Principal’s Address to the Association

The purpose of this report each year is to provide an update to the Association on the status of the School. For those of you…

The Peter Underwood Peace & Justice Lecture

The Friends’ School was fortunate to have special guest speakers Aunty Patsy Cameron and Professor Tim McCormack present the Peter Underwood Peace and Justice Lecture…

Art2Words Writing Prize

This year has seen the inaugural Art2Words Writing Prize run at The Friends’ School in collaboration with Forty South. Prizes are sponsored by The Hobart…

Friends’ Alumni Community Reps Meeting Monday 10 May 2021

Attendees: Lucy Loney (‘88) (Convenor), Flick Boucher (‘89), Jade Galbally (‘95),  Roly Hill (‘59), Tasman Inglis (‘20), Charlotte Rogers (‘20), Bill Avery, Director of Community…

Impact of Giving Report 2020

In this second edition of our Impact of Giving Report we acknowledge and thank all those who donated gifts of time or funds during 2020.…

Ric Finlay – The man behind the numbers

Ric recently provided his story to Mary Woolnough. Thank you to Ric and to Mary for this story. I arrived at Pendle Hill in early…

Class of 1970 Reunion

On Saturday 27 March we held our Class of 1970, 50 Year Out Reunion in The Farrall Centre on the Argyle Street Campus. Alumni started…

Building the Alumni Connection

This week, Community Engagement have been speaking to students in Gathering about community – both the learning community they are currently part of at The…

Ray Green Speaking Prize

The Ray Green Speaking competition is held each year for Year 11 & 12 students to speak on a specific topic. This year the prompt…

Friends’ Alumni Community Reps Meeting | Monday 15 February 2021

Attendees:Lucy Loney (Ogilvie) (‘88) Convener, Jade Galbally, Tasman Inglis (‘20), (‘95)Andrew Kibbey, (‘95), Mary Woolnough (‘69), Bill Avery, Director of Community Engagement, Nelson File, Principal.…