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The Hutchins Foundation

The Hutchins School was founded in 1846, in honour of Archdeacon William Hutchins, via a trust fund established by a group of prominent citizens of Hobart who believed this to be the most appropriate way to honour the Archdeacon’s memory. This generosity is echoed over 170 years later with Hutchins continuing to prosper, due in part to contributions made by its benefactors enabling the School to undertake capital building works through the Building Fund and continue with its funds for Scholarships and Bursaries, and Library Resources.

Read The Hutchins Foundation Annual Report 2015

We encourage you to explore our site further and welcome any questions you may have on how you can continue to support Hutchins.

As the educational landscape shifts we need to change with it, to ensure our boys continue to succeed and flourish as true global citizens; boys with confidence and resilience, integrity and a generosity of spirit. The generous support of parents and the wider community enables The Hutchins Foundation to assist the School in providing unsurpassed opportunities for boys to become their best.

The Hutchins Foundation and its history

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The Hutchins Foundation was founded in 1977 as the result of a vision by the School's Resource Planning Committee, which decided that debt incurred by the School should be serviceable without government assistance. With a constant shift in the educational climate this vision was never more relevant than it is today. The Foundation is a company limited by guarantee and is administered by a Board of Directors.

Our mission

To ensure the future of Hutchins by supporting the School in an ongoing capacity.

Our vision

To enable a financially secure school where each student is able to develop their personal best.


The Foundation was established to fulfil a number of objectives:

  • To assist with standards , status, facilities and traditions of the School
  • To build and maintain a culture of philanthropy, service and giving
  • To promote and support a globally minded school community through local, national and international relationships and partnerships
  • To involve committed and experienced directors, staff and members in Foundation activities to ensure best practice governance

View the Foundation Constitution as at October 2011

Foundation Board

President, Mr Ian T Johnston

Vice President, Mrs Jenny Inglis BA (Hons), Dip. Ed.

ex officio, Mr Warwick Dean MEd, BA, Dip Ed, MACE, MACEL, AHISA, AICD.

Secretary, Mrs Veronika Maddock LLB, MLS, MAL., Grad. Dip SS

Mr Robin Allardice B.Com, FCA, MAICD 

Mr Simon Bamford

Ms Kristian Falconer BA, GDip, F. P. GAICD

Mr Tim Johnstone

Mr John St Hill

Mrs Di Troon

Mrs Katharine Lack

Mr Tim Scott

Mr Trevor McKenna

The 1846 Society

The 1846 Society was established by The Hutchins Foundation to formally recognise members of the School community who have made provision for the School in their estate planning. Membership to The 1846 Society is open to anyone who indicates they have made a bequest, be it financial or otherwise, to Hutchins.

By including The Hutchins Foundation in your will you will be afforded automatic membership of The 1846 Society, which has been established for like-minded supporters who share a common bond of having included the School or Foundation in their will.

Bequests to The Hutchins Foundation might take the form of a sum of money, a percentage of your estate (3–5% is not uncommon), one or more assets (e.g. yacht, real estate, shares, etc.), a residual bequest (after allowing for members of your family), or a contingency bequest (should those for whom you have provided pre-decease you).

Members of The 1846 Society enjoy invitations to special Society events, VIP invitations to certain school events, a new and uniquely-struck Society lapel badge, and recognition on a special honour roll of Society members.

You may also wish to take advantage of our free will service available to members of the Hutchins community who wish to have a new will written or a codicil attached to their existing will. For more information, please contact the Development Office on (03) 6221 4239.

Please discuss your testamentary plans with your family prior to settling on a bequest to The Hutchins Foundation.

To learn more about how Hutchins provides opportunities for boys to become their best, we invite you to contact our Enrolments Assistant on 03 6221 4236 who will be delighted to assist you with your enquiry, provide you with further details or arrange a tour so that you may see our school in action. Read more…