Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to New Town High School

As a learning community, New Town High School strives to inspire and support all learners to succeed as connected, resilient, creative and curious thinkers. We do this by encouraging:

  • Aspiration- A culture of high expectations and high achievement
  • Respect- Respecting ourselves, others, our past and our environment
  • Courage- Accepting challenges and embracing opportunities
  • Growth- Improving by always learning and finding better ways to do things

(Tasmanian Department of Education Strategic Plan)
This commitment and these values underpin our work.
We want:

  • Students to experience meaningful learning in calm and productive settings.
  • Students to feel safe, cared for, valued and respected.
  • Staff to feel safe, cared for, valued and respected.
  • Parents, carers and families to feel welcomed to enter into a positive partnership with the school to improve learning, wellbeing and life opportunities for all students in our care.

As a member of the Hobart City Partner Schools, New Town High School aspires to provide a quality public education to the young men of Hobart city. We work closely with Ogilvie High School and Elizabeth College to offer learning pathways designed to support our learners to realise their potential. The Hobart City Partner Schools members work in collaboration to provide students with access to a broad curriculum from Years 7-12. This suite is based on the Australian curriculum framed within a Tasmanian context. Students engage in offerings from the fields of English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences, Heath and Physical Education, Technologies, the Arts and Languages. Our partner schools also enjoy a strong relationship with the University of Tasmania where additional opportunities are catered for.

New Town High School is an inclusive and student centred environment where a focus on wellbeing is seen as vital to successful student learning outcomes. Students are well supported and cared for through our pastoral care system as well as by our Student Wellbeing Support team. Our interactions are founded in a School Wide Positive Behaviour Support model.

Parents/ Carers choose New Town High School for their sons’ secondary education for a variety of reasons.  We celebrate a proud heritage with a strong professional reputation which has been developed through family association, valued traditions, excellence in teaching and learning, sport, international opportunities and extracurricular activities.

This is a transformational time as a member of the Hobart City Partner Schools and we are excited about the possibilities that lie ahead for inner city Hobart public education, now and into the future. We seek opportunities for growth and improvement and believe in high expectations, the importance of a continual improvement agenda, placing a high value on developing a culture of learning and being a place where wellbeing is a cornerstone of what we do and how we interact. We make evidence based, informed and impactful decisions aimed at supporting our learners, our staff and our parent/ carer community to deliver first class educational outcomes.

We thank you for your interest in New Town High School and encourage you to immerse yourselves in our website, Facebook feed and newsletters to gain a true sense of what our school has to offer. Please contact the school should you need additional information or if you seek an appointment. Our School Association meets the last Wednesday of each month.

Our motto, ‘We build for the Future’, is as relevant now as it was at its inception.

Best Wishes

Shane Fuller
Acting Principal