Help install our new Sports Centre Floor

As part of the redevelopment of the High School campus, a new Sports Centre is being built on Carr Street, adjacent to Friends Health & Fitness. The new Centre will be an enduring commitment to sport and wellbeing in a revitalised ‘sports precinct’.

This year we are asking our community to contribute the funds we need to complete the installation of the professional, sprung timber floor that will form the centrepiece of the new facility.

This professional flooring system, finished in Tasmanian Oak, will provide a durable, high-performance playing surface that all our students will be proud to play on.

Sports Centre Floor

Building & Development Fund

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Help install our new Sports Centre Court

Building & Development Fund

Your donation will help to transform sport at Friends’ through the installation of an ASF/Horner Sports Flooring Systems PR3 Advanced sprung timber floor in our new Sports Centre being built adjacent to Friends’ Health & Fitness. Students will be using the new Sports Centre as early as Term 1 2022.

 

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The Friends’ Fellowship 2022

Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes Fund

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The Friends' Fellowship 2022

Scholarships, Bursaries & Prizes Fund

Your donation will enable a young person, whose family are without the means to attend the School, to access a Friends’ education and contribute to our learning community. Together we can give the gift of opportunity.

 

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Online subscriptions

Library Fund

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Online database and e-book subscriptions

Library Fund

Your donation will fund vital online databases and e-book catalogues that enable students from Kindergarten to Year 12 to learn critical life-long skills in information literacy.

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generous donations received, thank you.

My development through school, socially, professionally, really did benefit from sport. Collaboration and teamwork, and being uncomfortable and taking responsibility, thinking about your role and how you contribute. There is more to it than just winning or losing, there’s a whole range of skills that flow. There is something really powerful about sport. This new Sports Centre is a real investment in students and their long-term wellbeing.

David Jackson (Class of 1998), CEO, Australian Life Technologies

“The reason I am where I am today is because of Friends’. But it’s not necessarily what I wrote down or the academic learning. I feel like Friends’ really helped me realise my emotional intelligence potential which might not have equated to a super high score, but it has absolutely helped me with my career path. Sport and wellbeing were central to my development and this new Sports Centre continues that commitment to the next generation of students.”

– Sam Wood (Class of 1998), Founder, 28 by Sam Wood

“I support Friends Together because of what I have seen this School do for so many students and what I have seen those students do with the values they have learned when they go out into the world.”
– Mary Beadle – Former Staff Member, Past Parent, Board Member

“I give to Annual Giving each year because I believe in Friends’ and the work it is doing. When I hear students speak I am moved to see the young people of integrity they have become. It confirms to me why my family is at Friends’.”
-Natalia Urosevic – Old Scholar, Current Parent, Board Member

“I give back to the School because I am deeply committed to what we are doing here. Friends’ education, Quaker education has always been about building a better world. Please join me, and give generously to Friends Together.”
– Nelson File – Principal

We thank you for your contributions to Friends’ Together 2021

“Philanthropy is incredibly important to The Friends’ School as it enables the School to build facilities that we otherwise couldn’t afford. We are able to allocate funds to areas that will best serve our students now and into the future.”

 

– Nelson File, Principal

Right now the School is focused on transforming our built environment to provide the spaces our students need so they can continue to discover what is best within them and make a positive contribution to the School and the world around them.

The benefits of school sport extend far beyond winning or losing. Participation in sport results in enduring friendships, teamwork development and important life lessons. Please help us with this vital investment in sport and wellbeing at Friends’ for students today and into the future.

The size of your gift is not important – it’s participation that matters. Please join us.

Giving is part of our culture, a core value at Friends’ since the School was founded in 1887

Morris Undercover Walkway

Work on the Morris Undercover Walkway, supported with community donations during Friends’ Together 2019, commenced in April 2021.

Annual Giving raises funds to be used in the short term for vital projects and programs that directly benefit students. The first appeal in 1891 raised 7000 pounds from English, Irish and Australian Friends for vital teaching and boarding facilities. 

In 2019, our community donated funds to continue The Friends’ Fellowship, to fund a much needed undercover walkway at Morris and to continue to fund vital online resources in the Morris, High School and Clemes Libraries.

In 2020, with our Annual Giving program suspended due to the health and economic impacts of the global pandemic, many who still had capacity reached out to the School wanting to support those who had been badly affected. As a result, community donations contributed to the Emergency Fees Relief Fund as well as The Friends’ Fellowship.

To learn more click here to read our Impact of Giving Report 2020.

We thank all those who donated for your care and concern for Friends’ families at this time.

 

For more than 130 years, The Friends’ School has advanced through the generosity of our benefactors.

Thank you for giving,

your gift will have a direct and positive impact on Friends’ students.

For more information about these projects, scholarships or including a Gift in your Will please contact:
Lucy Loney, Development Manager on 03 6210 2203.

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