Boarding

Hutchins is an Anglican school whose supportive, learning community works together to build the character of boys.

The Hutchins School is one of Australia's oldest schools, with a reputation for excellence in education boys, and an outstanding academic record. Hutchins is a founding member of the International Boys' Schools Coalition and the Headmaster is a member of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia.

Our main campus is located five kilometres from Hobart's city centre with expansive grounds overlooking the picturesque River Derwent. The School has modern classrooms, state-of-the-art Science and computer laboratories, three libraries, high-speed broadband connection, a Performing Arts Centre, a chapel and a newly redeveloped boarding house. Our extensive sporting facilities include one turf cricket wicket, four turf cricket nets, three playing fields, a gymnasium, one fully equipped rowing training facility and six tennis courts. The School's sail training boat, Aurora, is used for outdoor programs on the river which also forms the backdrop for rowing events.

Burbury House (The Hutchins School residential community)

Developing active and engaged global citizens in a family environment with a focus on the individual's wellbeing.

The School's boarding facility, Burbury House, has recently undergone a full refit and refurbishment to a world-class standard. Students enjoy spacious, attractive furnished rooms and bathrooms and welcoming leisure areas, including a theatre room, games room, kitchenette and music rooms. Boarders also have access to the School's sporting facilities, a gym and weights room. The new dining area and kitchen which allows boys to enjoy their means and socialise also provides a venue for welcoming members of the boarding and wider Hutchins community.

Our boarders also enjoy a wide range of weekend activities and are provided with many opportunities to enjoy Tasmania's spectacular scenery and waterways by taking part in outdoor persuits such as bushwalking and sailing. Sports such as indoor cricket, hockey, soccer, touch football and basketball are on offer as well as cultural activities such as gallery visits and an art group. Boarders' meals are often the envy of day students with our chef catering for all dietary requirements and providing a variety of delicious meals.

Boarding provides an opportunity for boys to be mentored and supported in a welcoming environment as they embark on their Hutchins journey - a journey which aims to develop students both academically and personally into outstanding young men of character. Importantly, they have the chance to share these experiences through friendships they build - many of which last a lifetime.

Boarders are very fortunate to enjoy a genuine family atmosphere in Burbury House because they are surrounded by real families and Masters who are dedicated to providing a secure, structured but enjoyable environment to support learning and co-curricular activities.  

Academic support

Hutchins has a proud history of outstanding academic success. Our students consistently rank in the highest academic achievers within the state and nationally with 23 Rhodes Scholars.

In the 2013 TCE Examinations (university entrance examinations), 53% of students achieved a score of above 80.00, 42% of students achieved a score o 85.00 or more, 31% of students achieved a score of above 90.00 and 22% of students achieved a score of above 95.00. Impressively, 14% of students received a score of 98.00 or more.

Boarders receive nightly academic support with opportunities for after school tutoring in English, Maths and Science. Personalised programs allow our students to achieve their best.

Why choose Hutchins?

The Hutchins School provides learning excellence, outstanding opportunities and a world class boarding facility at an affordable price. In comparison to the mainland, Tasmania's cost of living allows Hutchins to provide a world class education at an attainable price. In comparison to equivalent mainland schools we believe Hutchins provides twice the value.

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