Exciting start to 2014

09 January 2014

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Exciting start to 2014

As parents and students prepare for the beginning of the 2014 school year, the fourth major infrastructure development in six years at Fahan School is in the final stages of completion.

The project includes an extension and renovation of the Junior School and will accommodate the steady increase of enrolments to the School. The Junior School development will be completed by construction firm Vos Construction and Joinery Pty Ltd with architecture and project management provided by Tim Penny. The project will be completed in time for the start of the 2014 School year.

This expansion follows the major transformation in 2013 of the School’s original main teaching block into a state-of-the-art architecturally designed teaching and learning space for the middle and senior school students.

Even with a steady rise in enrolments, the School will remain committed to its intimate nature.

“We are committed to our families and will continue to offer a low student to teacher ratio. This is central to the history, traditions and culture of the School and will not be compromised, despite demand,” said Keryn Nylander, Chair of Fahan School Board.

“One of our key strengths is our size where each student is known and respected as an individual. We will maintain this family-friendly feel whilst ensuring sustainable enrolment numbers,” said Ms Nylander.

Principal, Tony Freeman, said the School’s vision is to be recognised as the outstanding school for girls in Tasmania and providing the right learning environment, staff and facilities helps achieve this.

“We are very proud of the girls’ achievements across a wide range of activities particularly in the academic field. The results of our Year 12 girls in 2013 were, again, very impressive. The strength of this year group is demonstrated by the fact that 42% of the girls obtained an ATAR of over 90 and they achieved an impressive median score of 87.5,” said Mr Freeman.

The students upheld an excellent record for the School. The top students were Helen Brown, with an ATAR of 99.8, Emma Skalicky, 97.75, Bethany Cook, 97.35, and Rosie Burbury, 97.1. The girls have also maintained Fahan’s record of having the highest percentage of students gaining ATAR scores of any school in the State over the last 7 years. Congratulations to all our Year 12 girls.

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