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Course choice information – Year 9 for 2024

Ms Caitlyn Tulk
Ms Caitlyn Tulk
Power of 9 Co-ordinator

Welcome to Year 9 at Hutchins. What an exciting year you have ahead of you! The development of purpose is the most important part of a young person’s life journey. We are passionate about your personal and social development, equipping you with skills for life and helping you explore your purpose in life. We encourage you to watch the information presentation below and review the Course Handbook as a family prior to making subject selections. Beneath these links you will find the contact details of staff who are able to provide further guidance around this process.

Cover – Power of 9 Course Handbook 2024

This handbook is designed to help students make informed choices about the Power of 9 learning pathway and explore the new purpose, possibilities and responsibilities of the first year of Senior School with a spirit of adventure. There is a special focus on their chosen Challenge – Global Challenge, Port Davey Challenge, Indigenous Australia Challenge, Island Challenge or Tasmanian Aboriginal Cultural Challenge. Faculties include John Bednall Centre for Excellence, Design, Production and Digital Technologies, English and Modern Languages, Health and Physical Education, Humanities, Mathematics, Music, Science, and Visual and Performing Arts.

Download the Power of 9 (Year 9) Course Handbook 2024 (8mb PDF)


Your contacts

Head of Teaching and Learning (Years 6–12)

Ms Claire Taylor

Dean of Studies and Learning Analytics

Mr James Seddon

Career Education & Vocational Education Officer

Mr Paul Bonnitcha

Power of 9 Co-ordinator

Ms Caitlyn Tulk

Head of Design, Production and Digital Technology

Mr Anthony Hyland

Head English and Modern Languages

Mrs Alison Farmer

Head of Health and Physical Education

Mr Anthony Prior

Head of Humanities and Social Sciences

Dr Adam Grover

Head of Mathematics

Mr Anthony Peck

Head of Music

Mr Greg Stanton

Director of Outdoor Education

Mr Matthew Groves

Head of Science

Mr Brett Smith

Head of Visual and Performing Arts

Mrs Michelle Weeding

For more information about Power of 9 (Year 9) course choices for 2024, please contact Ms Caitlyn Tulk, Power of 9 Co-ordinator, on 03 6223 6450 or

To learn more about the opportunities we provide for boys to become their best, contact our Enrolments Assistant, submit an online Enquiry form or phone 03 6221 4236. We encourage you to book a tour with our Registrar as this is the best way to see our School in action. Read more…