Fahan School

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This article is about the Tasmanian school. For the Irish district, see Fahan.

Fahan School
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Location
Sandy Bay, Tasmania, Australia Australia
Coordinates 42°54′52″S 147°21′6″E / 42.91444°S 147.35167°E / -42.91444; 147.35167Coordinates: 42°54′52″S 147°21′6″E / 42.91444°S 147.35167°E / -42.91444; 147.35167
Information
Type Independent, Single-sex school, Day and Boarding
Denomination Non-denominational Christian[1]
Established 1935[2]
Chair Liz Jack
Principal Tony Freeman
Deputy Principal Kathy Foster
Enrolment ~383 (PK–12)[3]
Colour(s) Orange, White and Blue             
Slogan "Small School Big Future"
Website

Fahan School is an independent, day and boarding school located in Sandy Bay, a suburb of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It is a non-denominational school with a Christian ethos.

Established in 1935 by Isobel Travis and Audrey Morphett. They named the school after the Irish township of Fahan. The school has a non-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for approximately 383 students from Pre–Kindergarten (PK) to Year 12,[3] including 40 boarders from years 5 to 12.[4] Boys are enrolled from PK to Year 2, and girls from PK to Year 12.[2]

Fahan School is a member of the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA),[5] the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia (AHISA),[1] the Australian Boarding Schools' Association (ABSA),[4] and the Association of Independent Schools' of Tasmania (AIST).[2]

Campus[edit]

Fahan School is located on a single campus set amongst beautiful private gardens and grounds overlooking the River Derwent, in the affluent suburb of Sandy Bay.

Boarding students are accommodated in one of two houses. The new Senior Boarding residence provides private accommodation and study facilities for Year 11 and 12 students. Boarders from Years 5 to 10 live in 'Nateby', an old stately homestead offering dormitory accommodation. Both boarding houses are located within the school grounds.

Co-curriculum[edit]

The Fahan School has a number of sister schools around the world. Fintona (Melbourne), Jogghakan (Japan) and St Mary's (Africa). The school works closely with The Hutchins School in Sandy Bay, Tasmania - with senior students able to study across both campuses.

Sport[edit]

Each year Fahan fields many teams in a variety of sports. Students may compete for their House and School in sports such as: athletics, badminton, basketball, cross country, equestrian, hockey, netball, rowing, sailing, soccer, softball, tennis and water polo.[6]

House system[edit]

The Fahan School has three house systems; Fenton, Franklin or Freycinet. The houses form the basis of the pastoral care program in the Senior School, and also support competition across all sections of the school. Students compete for trophies in a variety of sports as well as academic application.[7]

Notable alumnae[edit]

The Fahan School alumni are quite active within the school community alumni association. [8] Some notable alumni include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tasmania". School Directory. Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia. 2008. Archived from the original on 2008-07-19. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  2. ^ a b c "Fahan School". Member Schools. Association of Independent Schools' of Tasmania. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  3. ^ a b "Annual Report for 2006" (PDF). News. The Fahan School. 2007. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  4. ^ a b "Fahan School". Schools. Australian Boarding Schools' Association. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  5. ^ "JSHAA Tasmania Directory of Members". Tasmania Branch. Junior School Heads' Association of Australia. 2007. Retrieved 2007-10-04. 
  6. ^ "Sport". Student Life. The Fahan School. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  7. ^ "Houses". Student Life. The Fahan School. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  8. ^ "Old Scholars Association". Community. The Fahan School. Retrieved 2008-03-01. 
  9. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (2006-11-17). "BALE-HIRST Patricia Marea". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 
  10. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (2006-11-17). "BOYER Kimbra Cameron". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 
  11. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (2006-11-17). "DURHAM Judith Mavis". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 
  12. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (2006-11-17). "GRAEME-EVANS Posie". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 
  13. ^ "Dr Hollingworth & Mrs Hollingworth". Former Governors-General. Governor General of Australia. Retrieved 2008-03-01. [dead link]
  14. ^ Suzannah Pearce, ed. (2006-11-17). "NEVIN Robyn". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Winter, Gillian.(1981) Fahan 1935-1980 West Hobart: G. Winter.
  • Winter, Gillian.(1995) Sixty years of endeavour, Fahan 1935-1995Sandy Bay, Tas. : Fahan School, 1995. ISBN 0-646-25560-6

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