Fahan School


Principal Ms Penny Curran-Peters
Year levels K to 12
Enrolment numbers 337
Boarding or day boarding
Website http://www.fahan.tas.edu.au
Phone (03) 6225 1064
Fax (03) 6225 1263
Postal address PO Box 2090, Lower Sandy Bay, 7005
Address Fisher Avenue,
Lower Sandy Bay TAS 7005

As an independent, non-denominational day and boarding school for girls from Pre-Kindergarten to Year 12, Fahan has been providing excellence in education for over 75 years across a wide range of curricular and extracurricular offerings. With an extensive range of subjects and activities, Fahan offers smaller class sizes allowing special bonds to be developed with both peers and teachers. Boasting state-of-the-art facilities, exciting extracurricular programs and enviable academic results, Fahan School is well equipped to ensure your daughter achieves her full potential. Fahan girls have consistently achieved one of the highest mean ATAR scores in Tasmania and in art, music and drama they are encouraged and supported to produce work of the highest quality. In the sporting arena, the determination and spirit of Fahan girls consistently produces results above expectation. Situated in one of Hobart’s highly attractive bayside suburbs, Sandy Bay, just a 10-minute drive from central Hobart, the school campus is spread across 6.2 hectares of land with stunning views across the River Derwent. The tree-enclosed grounds offer a safe and stimulating environment in which to learn. Fahan not only offers its girls a rich educational experience but also a supportive community. Fahan is non selective in admitting students and the staff understand that each girl is unique, therefore catering for every student’s learning style. The Pastoral Care program is integral to school life at Fahan, providing a stable foundation for our girls’ social, emotional and intellectual growth. The aim is to foster a culture of care and support so that every girl feels that she is a valued member of the Fahan community. Every Fahan girl is encouraged to maintain a balance between intellectual, physical and cultural pursuits as well as a commitment to community service and the development of leadership skills. Fahan is committed to producing well-rounded individuals who possess compassion for others and a zest for life. The school was first opened in February 1935 by its founding principals, Miss Isobel Travers and Miss Audrey Morphett, in order to produce girls who could influence the world in their own right. This idea continues to guide the passionate educators at Fahan today and Fahan girls continue to make outstanding contributions to society across a diverse range of professions. Fahan girls are distinctive. They are the girls who display individuality, curiosity, compassion, integrity, dedication and resilience. They are encouraged to become the women who have an impact on the world. Make an appointment to visit Fahan School today and see first hand the educational opportunities that exist for your daughter as a Fahan Girl. Visit the School website.