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Course choice information – Year 9 for 2021

Mr Shane McAloon
Mr Shane McAloon
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 video 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 2021

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 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 2021 (7.8mb PDF)


Your contacts

Head of Teaching and Learning (Years 7–12)

Mr Iain Belôt

Dean of Studies and Learning Analytics

Mr James Seddon

Career Education & Vocational Education Officer

Mr Paul Bonnitcha

Power of 9 Co-ordinator

Mr Shane McAloon

Head of Design, Production and Digital Technology

Mr Kent Moore

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 Jon Williams

Head of Music

Ms Judith Mann

Acting Director of Outdoor Education

Mr Matthew Groves

Head of Science

Mr Peter Crofts

Head of Visual and Performing Arts

Mrs Michelle Weeding

Learning Support

Mr Adam Palfreyman

For more information about Power of 9 (Year 9) course choices for 2021, please contact Mr Shane McAloon, Power of 9 Co-ordinator, on 03 6223 6450 or

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…