Hobart College (Tasmania)
|Hobart College (formerly Hobart Matriculation College)|
Hobart, Tasmania, 7007, Australia
|School type||Public, Post Year 10 Educational Institution|
|Authority||Department of Education (Tasmania)|
|Vice principal||Bronwen Bowman, Dawn Cripps, Ros Walker|
|Grades||11 - 12|
Hobart College offers courses for Year 11 and 12 students studying for their Tasmanian Certificate of Education (TCE) and Certificates for a wide range of careers. It also offers study for international students studying their International Baccalaureate and mature age students.
Originally Hobart High School (founded in 1913), it became known as Hobart High Matriculation College in 1965, then in 1966 Hobart Matriculation College, and subsequently Hobart College. The college was the first in Tasmania to be developed solely for years 11 and 12, the students in years 7-10 being re-directed to other high schools such as Taroona High School. Hobart College is today Tasmania's second largest school, catering for approx 3,000 students. The college also has one of the largest International Student Programs in Tasmania.
The current Hobart College campus was originally part of the former Tasmanian College of Advanced Education, established in 1972, a large part of which was eventually absorbed into the University of Tasmania. Buildings on the campus reflect the architectural style of inner city American college designers of the late 1960s, with massive concrete facades and few windows in the earliest buildings.
College facilities include a drama auditorium, sport and recreation centre, library, various computer laboratories, canteen, many sporting fields.
- A Block is the largest of the school's areas. It consists of the school's main entry and Administration offices along with the Music, Dance, Life skills, Information Technology, SOSE and Business teaching areas. A block is spread over 3 floors with a Mezzanine floor.
- B Block consists of administrative offices for the Department of Education and underground car parking for staff.
- C Block lies next to A block and is connected by an enclosed walkway. It consists of the Visual Arts, MDT, Food & Textiles teaching areas.
- D Block is a separate building adjoining the college's main auditorium. It is the teaching areas for Performing Arts, Mathematics, English and Behavioural Studies subjects.
- E Block is a separate building housing the Science and Electronics subjects. It has a distinctly blue underwater theme throughout.
- F Block is the Sport and Recreation centre of the college, home to the Physical and Outdoor Studies subjects.
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