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A bequest to Hutchins is giving a gift to help ensure the School’s success for generations of boys to come.

Supporting Hutchins through a bequest represents a belief in the School and the extraordinary education it provides for our students. Hutchins continues to grow both in size and reputation locally, nationally and globally – to continue this legacy, facilities and buildings must be updated and created, and the scholarship program must thrive.

Charles Haward

I was awarded the P H Rockett Scholarship in 2005. It connected me to the tradition of excellence, commitment and service at The Hutchins School. In addition to providing me with countless opportunities to excel in my academic pursuits, my years at Hutchins exposed me to unique and remarkable experiences outside the classroom, challenges which have shaped who I am today. My education at Hutchins taught me to do the very best in all that I do, and provided me with a strong foundation for my current studies at the School of Medicine at the University of Tasmania.

Charles Haward (’11)

Bequests play a significant role in the development of the School; the generosity of previous benefactors has seen the construction and development of many key facilities and equipment.

Hutchins welcomes bequests of any type, large or small, and expresses its gratitude to all who include the School in their estate planning. Your bequest to Hutchins encourages others to make a similar commitment – The 1846 Society celebrates the generosity and foresight of our benefactors and promotes others to consider making a gift.

Tom Edgerton

I have included Hutchins in my will because becoming a boarder enabled me to establish many lifelong friendships. Although my nomination was late, they found room for me, a scholarship boy. I received much more than an academic education. Hutchins staff encouraged participation in outdoor learning, community service, club membership, hobbies, Scouts, military training, current affairs, debating, art, music, dancing, drama, life saving, first aid, etc. The sense of common interests, responsibility and leadership courses prepared me well for an extended military career.

Tom Edgerton (’49)

The 1846 Society

The 1846 Society has been established to honour and acknowledge in their lifetime, those who have had the generosity and foresight to include Hutchins in their estate planning.

Anyone who notifies us of a bequest in their will becomes a member of The 1846 Society receives a membership pin. Members of the 1846 Society are invited to special events at the School which may be of particular interest to them and will be invited to an annual event to recognise their support. Educational forums/sessions are planned covering relevant topics and providing further opportunities to connect with the School community.

We strive to provide opportunities for boys to become their best by sharing the experience of a Hutchins education with students that may not otherwise have the opportunity. We invite you to contact our Advancement Office on 03 6221 4239 or at and we will be delighted to assist you with your enquiry.