Rose Bay High School

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Address: Kaoota Rd, Rose Bay, Hobart, 7015

Year Established: 1963

Number of Students: 700

Number of international students: 15


Academic performance

Rose Bay High is a proud high achieving school with dedicated staff who all demonstrate a commitment to high expectations of themselves and the students.  The strengths of Rose Bay High sits within the diversity of subjects it offers to the 700 enrolled students. In 2019 Rose Bay High School won the state title in the Science Titration Competition, won the state title with our High School Concert Band and had 30 Year 10 students sit and pass a Maths Methods (Year 11 subject).  Recently students and staff were asked to formulate the narrative of student learning at Rose Bay.  The following extract is what was achieved:

At Rose Bay High School we focus on learning.  We respectfully foster a supportive, inclusive environment enabling our diverse school community to flourish, thus stimulating life-long learning, aspiration and globally-responsible citizens. 

We work collaboratively to ensure students have a diversity of opportunities to enable pathways to success that promote growth in academia and social/emotional wellbeing. 

Rose Bay High prides itself on high expectations for both staff and students.  We accomplish this through appropriate scaffolding and a mutual desire and courage to deliver positive educational outcomes for all learners.


Core subjects

  • English
  • Humanities and Social Science
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Health and Physical Education


Elective subjects

Being the largest school on Hobart’s Eastern Shore, Rose Bay High School has varying and diverse subjects within these areas:

  • Materials, Design and Technology
  • Home Economics
  • Music
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Japanese
  • Digital Technology


Languages offered

Japanese and French.  Others can potentially be offered online on request.


Advanced Academic Programs

  • Maths Methods 3
  • Engineering
  • Extended Creative Writing



  • School Canteen
  • 3x Material, Design and Technology Area
  • 2x Full Industrial kitchen
  • Large recreational spaces including a two soccer ovals , fully equipped gymnasium, athlete development room and new tennis courts
  • State of the art performance areas including Drama and Dance studios


Provisions for international students

All international students can access EAL support as required.  The school provides a comprehensive induction on enrolment, including ‘buddying’ with a local student mentor, who will help to guide international students around the school and assist with integration.


Enrichment Activities

  • Inter-high sports rosters and gala days e.g. AFL, volleyball, triathlon
  • Debating
  • Robotics
  • Ethics Olympiad
  • Subject competitions e.g. Frank McDonald Prize
  • House competitions
  • School bands (concert, stage and rock)
  • Titration Competitions


Student Support

Rose Bay High School’s International Student Coordinator speaks fluent Japanese and resided in Japan for 7 years.  The student support team is able to provide high quality EAL support and is able to make connections and build students understanding on the difference and similarities of cultures.

Other student support services across the school include: School Chaplain, School Nurse, Social Worker, Psychologist, First Aide Officer.