Clarence High School

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Year established: 1959

Number of students: Approximately 560

Clarence High School was established as the first high school on Hobart’s Eastern Shore in 1959 and has a proud record of academic and sporting achievement, as well as a reputation for excellence in the creative arts and information technology. We are constantly exploring ways of better preparing our students for the 21st Century and the curriculum at Clarence aims to positively engage all students with relevant and challenging programs of study. We have strong established traditions and we believe in providing opportunities for every student to grow academically, physically, culturally and socially. Our school offers an extensive education program in a caring and supportive environment.

Clarence High School warmly welcomes international students to its school community. The school believes in providing opportunities for every student to grow academically, physically, culturally and socially.

The school is located on Hobart’s Eastern Shore, a 15 minute bus ride from the Hobart city centre. The school is 200 metres from the beach – so students are able to enjoy activities such as kayaking, surfing and swimming.

Three reasons to choose Clarence High School

  • Building relationships – Clarence High is located on the sunny Eastern Shore of Hobart and exists within a welcoming and supportive community and this is mirrored within our four walls as students and staff foster caring and meaningful relationships.
  • Inspiring learning – Clarence High offers a wide variety of subjects and learning experiences ranging from core focus points of English, Mathematics & Science through to the Arts and Outdoor Education.
  • Achieving potential – Clarence High will assist each and every student to achieve their potential.

School Facilities

  • Netball & basketball Courts (indoor and outdoor)
  • Wood & metal workshop
  • Music & arts amphitheatre
  • Football, soccer and cricket grounds
  • Extensive music department
  • English as an Additional Language tuition

Extracurricular Activities 

  • Mt Hotham Ski trip – Victoria, Australia
  • Extensive band program with biannual trips interstate, intrastate and overseas
  • Debating Team/Club
  • Year 9 and 10 Outdoor Education camps
  • English and Science Competitions

Languages Available

  • French
  • Indonesian