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Fahan School

Year Levels: Yrs 5-12


Fisher Ave


Telephone: 03 6225 1064

Principal: Mrs Penny Curran-Peters 

Head of Boarding Contact Information

Name: Mrs Kirsteen Devine
Telephone: 03 6225 1064

Number in School: 390
Number of Boarders: 20

Located in the beautiful beachside suburb of Sandy Bay, yet minutes from Hobart’s CBD, Fahan School is an independent day and boarding school offerings programs to girls from kindergarten to Year 12. 

The School is small enough to provide each student with personal, consistent care, yet large enough to boast impressive state-of-the-art resources, modern facilities and an extensive curriculum. Fahan has built a reputation for producing outstanding academic results. Ranked ‘Top School in the State’ by The Australian in 2012, 2013 and 2014. Fahan School has the highest percentage of students gaining university entrance scores, of any school in the State, over the last 8 years.

The School also enjoys success through its extracurricular programs. There are a wide range of options on offer in the areas of sport, performing arts, visual arts, debating, student leadership, community service, exchange programs and national and overseas trips. While involvement in an extracurricular activity is not compulsory, over 90% of Fahan students participate in at least one, particularly students in residence. Catering for up to 36 students, Fahan’s Boarding Houses provide a safe, stimulating environment for students from Tasmania, interstate and over-seas. There are weekly, full-time and short-term boarding options available for students in Years 5-12. Students in Years 5-10 reside in ‘Nateby’, the original homestead offering dormitory style accommodation. Students in Years 11 and 12 reside in the Senior Boarding Residence, offering modern, individual rooms with reverse cycle air conditioning and internet connection, as well as access to kitchenette facilities, laundry and lounge.

At Fahan, each student engages in successful, progressive learning in a safe and nurturing school environment. Through flexibility and sensitivity, the School sets about preparing girls for life after school.

Boasting state-of-the-art facilities, exciting programs and enviable academic results, Fahan School is well equipped t provide your daughter with every opportunity to succeed. 

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