School Performance Information

School Performance Report – 2012 School Year

The School is required to report to the School community on specific performance outcomes for 2012 in order to comply with the Schools Assistance Regulations 2011.

Information About The School

General Information

The Hutchins School is an Anglican day and boarding school for boys and is one of Australia's oldest and most distinguished schools and, from establishment in 1846 has exhibited a commitment to excellence in all academic and co-curricular undertakings. The School has a progressive and forward-looking curriculum.

The Hutchins School is located five kilometres from the CBD of Hobart, Tasmania’s capital city, and twenty minutes from the Hobart airport. The main campus lies on the slopes of Mount Nelson, overlooking the picturesque River Derwent. Its facilities are extensive and include modern classrooms, science and computer laboratories, three libraries, a performing arts centre, a chapel and the student boarding residence at Burbury House.

Hutchins has one turf cricket wicket, four turf cricket nets, three playing fields, a well-equipped gymnasium, two weights training rooms, one fully equipped rowing ergo training facility and six tennis courts. The School's sail training boat Aurora is used for outdoor programs on the River Derwent, which also forms the backdrop for rowing events.

Hutchins is a founder-member of the International Coalition of Boys’ Schools and is a member of the Independent Schools Tasmania. In 2011, The Hutchins School became a member of the Council of International Schools (CIS). The Headmaster is a member of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia.


The Hutchins School Board is governed by the Christ College Act 1926 and is responsible for the Governance of the School.

The Board consists of nine members: the Bishop as Visitor, three members appointed by the Visitor, five members by The Hutchins School Old Boys' Association and one by the Christ College Trust. The current Chairman is Mr David Morris.

The Headmaster is appointed by The Hutchins School Board and is responsible for the activities and operations of the School and the co-ordination of the Board's activities as requested by the Chairman. The Business Manager is appointed likewise. The Headmaster, Deputy Headmaster and the Business Manager are not members of the Board but attend all meetings of the Board and of its subcommittees.


Hutchins provides an inspirational education where each boy develops his personal best and is willing to serve his community as an informed active citizen; locally, nationally and globally.


Hutchins is an Anglican school who’s supportive, learning community works together to build character of boys.


Hutchins, with its proud history and heritage, is uniquely positioned to be a school that locally, nationally and internationally provides outstanding teaching and learning and is able to adapt strategically and efficiently to a changing world.

Our constant purpose is to foster and maintain a tradition of developing young men prepared for today’s world and that of the future who are balanced in intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social and physical skills; are in possession of knowledge and attributes and a love of learning for life; and willing to serve their contemporaries and the wider community.

Hutchins is a school for boys from Pre-school to Year 12, on one site, with three mini schools which is co-ordinated, coherent and connected and operates from a shared vision, mission and established core values.


As a community of learners and in keeping with our proud heritage we hold these core values to be the foundation of our endeavours:

  • Relationships based on integrity and mutual respect
  • A safe and secure environment for all
  • Education of each student as an individual
  • Compassion and pastoral care
  • The pursuit of excellence appropriately celebrated
  • Accepting best practice and academic challenge
  • Local, national and internationally active citizenship
  • Building resilience through purposeful effort, participation and persistence
  • Community connectedness at local, national and international levels

Parent, Teacher and Student Satisfaction

Surveys of parents, teachers and students are conducted biennially. The last was in 2012 and the results are published in the School's Communique newsletter and can also be found by following the links below. Exit interviews of all departing staff are undertaken.

School Funding

The School's income is displayed as funding sources.

Hutchins Funding Sources 2012

The Hutchins School
Income by Funding Sources - 2012

Key Student Outcomes

Proportion of Year 9 Students Retained in Year 12

This is based on the File Year. From this if there is a student in any other year level where they have attended Year 9 they are included in these figures.
Total Retained in Year 12: 75.7%

Post School Destinations

Total cohort 2012: 88
Number of students going straight to University in 2012 = 51 = 58%
Number of students taking a Gap year in 2012 with the intention of entering University in 2013 = 10 = 11.3%

Student Achievement

The Headmaster's Report and a record of all 2012 student academic activities and achievements and co-curricular activities and achievements is found in each term's Communique (which is archived and published on the School's website), in semester journal editions of Magenta and Black and in the School's annual chronicle, Virtus; both of these are mailed to all Hutchins community members and affiliated schools, parents, student families and to staff. Copies are available on request at Reception.

NAPLAN Results

NAPLAN results are available at Search under "Find a School" for The Hutchins School.

Attendance Policy and Procedures

Normal school hours are 8.10 am - 3.50 pm (3.15 pm for Early Learning Centre and 3.35 pm for Junior School) Monday - Friday during the published term dates.

In the event of a student's absence due to illness, parents must notify the School by 9.00 am each day of absence.

Students who are late need to sign in with the Senior School Academic Assistant or at Reception. If parents have not previously contacted the School, a SMS will be sent to them enquiring as to their son's whereabouts.

A note to the Class or House Mentor explaining absence must be brought when the student returns to the School. Students will attend school during the published dates for each term. Under exceptional circumstances the Head of School may grant permission for the student to be absent during these dates.

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