The Hutchins School
|The Hutchins School|
Latin: Vivit Post Funera Virtus
Character Lives After Death
|Type||Independent, Single-sex & Boarding|
|Colour(s)||Magenta, Black & Gold
The Hutchins School is an independent, Anglican, day and boarding school for boys, located in Sandy Bay, a suburb of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. Hutchins is the only K-12 boys' school in the state of Tasmania, and with a student population of approximately 1000, including 50 boarders, it is also one of the largest private schools in the state. Established in 1846, the school is one of the oldest continually running schools in Australia.
Hutchins is member of the Association of Independent Schools of Tasmania, the Junior School Heads Association of Australia (JSHAA), and a founder-member of the International Coalition of Boys' Schools. The Principal is a member of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia.
The Hutchins School was established in 1846 at Hobart Town in memory of The Venerable William Hutchins, first Archdeacon of Van Diemen's Land. It has a proud history as one of Australia's oldest private schools for boys, with alumni distinguished in all fields of endeavour - including judges, bishops, leaders of industry, military heroes, musicians, artists and sportsmen.
The School commenced operations under Headmaster John Richard Buckland at Ingle Hall, a large Georgian house which still stands in lower Macquarie Street, Hobart. Three years later it moved a few blocks up Macquarie Street to a handsome, purpose-built schoolhouse designed by Tasmanian architect, William Archer. By the 1950's the School was growing too large for this inner-city site and a new Junior School was built on an elevated site overlooking the River Derwent at Sandy Bay. The Senior School followed later, constructed on the adjacent site of the former Queenborough Cemetery.
The Macquarie Street building was sold in 1965, with Hutchins commencing full operations at Sandy Bay the following year. Continued growth and development on the Sandy Bay site has seen the School expand to encompass an Early Learning Centre, Junior, Middle and Senior Schools, science wing, boarding house, chapel, gymnasium, drama studio and auditorium, music school and performing arts centre, as well as sports ovals, hockey/soccer field and tennis courts. A new Library Learning Centre and careers office was completed in 2010, and The Hutchins Foundation Centre, comprising School museum and archival storage facility, opened in March 2011. Modelled on traditional English schools such as Rugby and Winchester Schools, Hutchins has maintained its links with the past while at the same time looking firmly towards the future. Traditional values based on high academic endeavour, good sportsmanship, a strong House system and a Chapel which is central to the life of the School are balanced with a modern curriculum, where Information and Communication Technology is applied across all subjects, and a dynamic international program of staff and student exchanges. The Hutchins School is a founding member of the International Coalition of Boys' Schools, an alliance of 350 schools in seven countries which exchanges information, ideas and the latest research into the education of boys.
- List of schools in Tasmania
- List of boarding schools
- Education in Tasmania
- List of Victoria Crosses by School
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