Fahan School

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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 Charles Badenach
Principal Tony Freeman
Enrolment ~383 (PK–12)[3]
Colour(s) Orange, White and Blue             
Slogan The outstanding school for girls.
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.

The School was established in 1935 by Isobel Travers and Audrey Morphett as Fahan Presbyterian Girls' College. The school was named after the County Donegal, Ireland township of Fahan.[citation needed] The school has a non-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for approximately 383 students from Pre–Kindergarten (PK) to Year 12,[3] including boarders from years 5 to 12.[4]

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 with grounds overlooking the River Derwent, in the suburb of Sandy Bay. Boarding students are accommodated in one of two houses. The Senior Boarding residence provides private accommodation and study facilities for Year 11 and 12 students. Boarders from Years 5 to 10 live in 'Nateby'. 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 (Australia), Joggakan (Tokyo) 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 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 alumnae are quite active within the school community alumnae association.[8] Some notable alumnae include:

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Tasmania". School Directory. Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia. Archived from the original on 19 July 2008. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Fahan School". Member Schools. Association of Independent Schools' of Tasmania. Archived from the original on 20 April 2010. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  3. ^ a b "Annual Report for 2006" (PDF). News. The Fahan School. Archived from the original (PDF) on 30 August 2007. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  4. ^ a b "Fahan School". Schools. Australian Boarding Schools' Association. Archived from the original on 2007-09-27. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  5. ^ "JSHAA Tasmania Directory of Members". Tasmania Branch. Junior School Heads' Association of Australia. Archived from the original on 8 April 2008. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  6. ^ "Sport". Student Life. The Fahan School. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  7. ^ "Houses". Student Life. The Fahan School. Archived from the original on 14 April 2010. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  8. ^ "Old Scholars Association". Community. The Fahan School. Archived from the original on 30 September 2009. Retrieved 12 November 2015. 
  9. ^ Suzannah Pearce (ed.). "BALE-HIRST Patricia Marea". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 
  10. ^ Suzannah Pearce (ed.). "BOYER Kimbra Cameron". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 
  11. ^ Suzannah Pearce (ed.). "DURHAM Judith Mavis". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 
  12. ^ Suzannah Pearce (ed.). "GRAEME-EVANS Posie". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 
  13. ^ Suzannah Pearce (ed.). "NEVIN Robyn". Who's Who in Australia Live!. North Melbourne, Vic: Crown Content Pty Ltd. 
  14. ^ Byfield, Rebecca, ed. (2012). "30 years of Gerdy Jevtic Awards" (PDF). Fahan in Focus. Hobart, Tasmania, Australia: Fahan School. 2 (2): 30. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 

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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