Senior School (Years 9 - 12) offers older boys a vast range of opportunities for self-development. Students may select from almost 100 academic subjects. In addition to this wide selection, the teaching facilities, curriculum and social activities are shared with two nearby girls' schools.
High standards of academic performance are demanded of all Senior School boys. Our older students are held accountable not only to themselves, but also to their peers, their parents and their teachers for their work in the classroom, their behaviour on the sporting fields, and in all other areas of life at Hutchins.
Senior School life is active and fulfilling. It offers clubs and societies, a great range of summer and winter sports, and special opportunities in the performing arts - drama, lighting, audio and set design, singing, acting, or playing a musical instrument. Students from overseas also contribute to the rich cultural life of the Senior School.
Opportunities for leadership are available to senior boys, allowing them to extend their abilities and take an unselfish role in the care, direction and growth of younger school members. The Senior School fosters a mature recognition of the rights and needs of others and a willingness to handle responsibility as young adults.
The Nettlefold Library in the Senior School is named for Old Boy Len Nettlefold. It contains over 30,000 books, numerous Internet linked computers for research, an Audio-Visual production centre and staff offices for the Director of Information Services and the Careers Counsellor. The Nettlefold Library is open from 0810 to 1700 Monday-Thursday and from 0810 to 1600 on Friday (closed for Recess on Monday).
Discover our four Houses and gain a better understanding of what each of them provides our school.
Occasionally, a class may grow above 25, but many other classes are often as low as 10 or 12, depending on the subject.
The Chapel of St Thomas, dedicated and opened in 1971 by Bishop Robert Davies, has a prominent position on the Campus and in the life of The Hutchins School. The Chapel is open for private prayer and quiet reflection each day during school time. Each year the Chaplain offers preparation courses to help boys decide whether or not they wish to be Baptised and / or Confirmed. All students and families are welcome to attend any service advertised in the Term Calendar. All boys from Kindergarten to Year 12 attend regular services in the Chapel as part of their school life and an emphasis is placed on students playing a significant part in these services.
The Senior School is open from 0815. Parents are requested to inform the School of any absence by telephoning the School Office before 0830 on 6221 4200.
The daily program of the Senior School is:
|0830 - 0845||Morning Mentor|
|0845 - 0940||Period 1|
|0940 - 1025||Period 2|
|1025 - 1050||Recess|
|1050 - 1140||Period 3|
|1140 - 1230||Period 4|
|1230 - 1350||Lunch and activities|
|1350 - 1440||Period 5|
|1440 - 1530||Period 6|
Senior School Sport
Sport is a compulsory part of the educational activities of The Hutchins School.
Boys in Years 9 – 12 participate in rostered competitions. Sport practice is conducted after school on week days. A boy will only be excused from a sport period if his Coach receives a note requesting that he not take part and giving a reason for this. Boys participating in Saturday morning sport are required to play for their School team if one participates in the roster. If a boy is not required to play for his School he may play for a local Club.
Numerous sporting opportunities exist for Senior School boys and may include abseiling, skiing, athletics, Australian rules football, badminton, basketball, canoe polo, canoeing, cricket, cross country, cycling, fencing, fitness, golf, gymnastics, hockey, horse riding, karate, kayaking, lawn bowls, orienteering, rock climbing, rowing, royal tennis, rugby, sailing, scuba diving, soccer, squash, surfing, swimming, table tennis, tennis, underwater hockey, volleyball, water polo, weights white-water rafting and windsurfing.