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Tasmania – where differences are celebrated

Mr Fraser Bolton (Head of Boarding) at breakfast with students

Burbury House (The Hutchins School residential community) accommodates local/interstate boarders from Year 6 and international boarders from Year 7, and focuses on developing active and engaged global citizens in a family environment with a focus on the individual’s wellbeing.

Burbury House is an environment in which all young people can thrive – a supportive environment built upon strong and genuine relationships, where all members of the community are encouraged to be themselves and where diversity is celebrated. Boarding provides an opportunity for students to learn about and build friendships with boys from a range of cultures and backgrounds, where we celebrate our diversity through a range of special evenings in the boarding house allowing students to share their culture with their peers.

Students are offered collaborative and individual spaces, attractively furnished rooms, bathrooms and welcoming leisure areas including a theatre room, games room, kitchen, music and breakout rooms.

This is a home away from home where boarders have access to the School’s sporting facilities, gym and weights room. Hutchins’ relationships with co-operating girls and co-ed schools allows boarders to socialise at special events throughout the term and Boarding Camps over the school holidays where students adventure around Tasmania with their peers, strengthening our boarding community.

Our boarders also enjoy a wide range of weekend activities and are provided with many opportunities to enjoy Tasmania’s spectacular scenery and waterways by taking part in outdoor pursuits such as bushwalking, mountain biking and sailing. Sports such as indoor cricket, tennis, table tennis, soccer, touch football and basketball are on offer as well as activities that embrace Hobart’s diverse and exciting art movement.

Why choose Hutchins?

Hutchins offers a unique learning experience in an environment specifically designed for boys’ education. Boarding fees at Hutchins reflect the lower cost of living in Tasmania, providing affordability for students to live and study in one of the most beautiful locations in Australia. Hutchins provides many opportunities for boys to become their best, wherever their talents and passions may lie. Co-curricular activities include sportsperforming arts (dance, drama and music), debating, chess and Outdoor Education.

Core to the Hutchins experience is the Character Development Program which includes the unique Power of 9 Program.


Boarding provides an opportunity for boys to be mentored and supported in a caring environment as they embark on their Hutchins journey. Importantly, they have the chance to share these experiences through the friendships they build – many of which last a lifetime.

Senior students (as well as academic staff) provide mentorship, friendship and academic tutoring for younger students during Prep time. A key benefit of boarding is that students expand their friendship circle to boys of different ages and backgrounds which fosters our family atmosphere. Pastoral care is provided to our boarders through their mentor groups, class teachers, the School Chaplain and the School Counsellors. This ensures that each boy feels safe, known and connected to the School community.

Learn more about Boarding in Tasmania

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…