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School performance report – 2015 school year

The School is required to report to the School community on specific performance outcomes for 2015 in order to comply with the Schools Assistance Regulations 2011.

Information about the School

General information

The Hutchins School is an Anglican day and boarding school for boys and is one of Australia’s oldest and most distinguished schools and, from establishment in 1846 has exhibited a commitment to excellence in all academic and co-curricular undertakings. The School has a progressive and forward-looking curriculum. The Hutchins School is located 5 kilometres from the CBD of Hobart, Tasmania’s capital city, and twenty minutes from the Hobart airport. The main campus lies on the slopes of Mount Nelson, overlooking the picturesque River Derwent. Its facilities are extensive and include modern classrooms, science and computer laboratories, three libraries, a performing arts centre, a chapel and the student boarding residence at Burbury House.

Hutchins offers outstanding facilities including modern classrooms, science and computer laboratories, three libraries, a performing arts centre, multiple sporting grounds, a chapel and the student residence.

Hutchins is a founder-member of the International Coalition of Boys’ Schools and is a member of the Independent Schools Tasmania. In 2014, The Hutchins School became an accredited member of the Council of International Schools (CIS). The Headmaster is a member of the Association of Heads of Independent Schools of Australia.


The Hutchins School Board is governed by the Christ College Act 1926 and is responsible for the Governance of the School.

The Board consists of nine members: the Bishop as Visitor, three members appointed by the Visitor, five members by The Hutchins School Old Boys’ Association and one by the Christ College Trust. The current Chairman is Professor Marcus Haward.

The Headmaster is appointed by The Hutchins School Board and is responsible for the activities and operations of the School and the co-ordination of the Board’s activities as requested by the Chairman. The Chief Operating Officer is appointed likewise. The Headmaster, Deputy Headmaster and the Chief Operating Officer are not members of the Board but attend all meetings of the Board and of its subcommittees.

Our vision

Hutchins provides an inspirational education where each boy develops his personal best and is willing to serve his community as an informed active citizen; locally, nationally and globally.

Our mission

Hutchins is an Anglican school who’s supportive, learning community works together to build character of boys.

Our purpose

Hutchins, with its proud history and heritage, is uniquely positioned to be a school that locally, nationally and internationally provides outstanding teaching and learning and is able to adapt strategically and efficiently to a changing world.

Our constant purpose is to foster and maintain a tradition of developing young men prepared for today’s world and that of the future who are balanced in intellectual, spiritual, emotional, social and physical skills; are in possession of knowledge and attributes and a love of learning for life; and willing to serve their contemporaries and the wider community.

Hutchins is a school for boys from Kindergarten to Year 12, on one site, with three mini schools which is co-ordinated, coherent and connected and operates from a shared vision, mission and established core values.

Our values

As a community of learners and in keeping with our proud heritage we hold these core values to be the foundation of our endeavours:

  • Relationships based on integrity and mutual respect
  • A safe and secure environment for all
  • Education of each student as an individual
  • Compassion and pastoral care
  • The pursuit of excellence appropriately celebrated
  • Accepting best practice and academic challenge
  • Local, national and internationally active citizenship
  • Building resilience through purposeful effort, participation and persistence
  • Community connectedness at local, national and international levels

Parent, teacher and student satisfaction

Surveys of parents, teachers and students are conducted biennially. The most recent were taken in 2016 and the results are published in the School’s Communique newsletter and can also be found by following the links below. Exit interviews of all departing staff are undertaken.

Student achievement

The Headmaster’s Report and a record of all 2015 student academic activities and achievements and co-curricular activities and achievements is found in each term’s Communiqué (which is archived and published on the School’s website), in semester journal editions of Magenta and Black and in the School’s annual magazine, Virtus; both of these are mailed to all Hutchins community members and affiliated schools, parents, student families and to staff. Copies are available on request at Reception.

Academic outcomes - 2015

In 2015, 81.3% of our Year 12 students received an ATAR. The median ATAR has decreased from 84.70 in 2014 to 81.55 in 2015. Of the boys awarded an ATAR in 2015, students achieved the following:

  • 13.5% of students achieved a score of above  98.00
  • 17.6% of students achieved a score of above  95.00
  • 29.7% of students achieved a score of above  90.00
  • 44.6% of students achieved a score of above  85.00
  • 52.7% of students achieved a score of above  80.00

This implies that, 13.5% of students who received an ATAR were in the top 2% of the State or had an ATAR above 98. Also, 52.7% of students who received an ATAR were in the top 20% of the State.

Twenty Hutchins Year 11 and Year 12 students achieved the highest possible score allocated to a pre-tertiary subject in 2015.

Five Hutchins students received ATAR scores that placed them in the top 1% of the State. These students and their associated ATARs were:

  • Lachlan Paul - 99.85
  • Harsh Makharia - 99.65
  • Michael Young - 99.5
  • James Anderson - 99.4
  • Ziah Cooper - 99.2

A further eight students were also in the top 5% of the State.  These students with their corresponding ATAR were:

  • James Crean - 98.95
  • Benjamin Jarvis - 98.7
  • Christopher Boult - 98.5
  • Samuel Jones - 98.35
  • Tea Yun Song - 98.3
  • Damien Messmer - 97.95
  • Krishant Nand - 97.6
  • Lachlan Brumby - 95.4

NAPLAN results

NAPLAN results are available at www.myschool.edu.au Search under “Find a School” for The Hutchins School.

2016 Performance data

School funding

The Hutchins School income by funding sources, 2016

The Hutchins School income by funding sources - 2015

School expenditure

The Hutchins School expenditure, 2016

The Hutchins School expenditure - 2015

2015 Year 12 leaver outcomes

Outcomes for Year 12 students leavers, 2015

The Hutchins School Year 12 leaver outcomes 2015

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…