A spectacular celebration of student achievements

The first official recording of ‘Prize Day’ was in 1874 where the Tasmanian Tribune (23 December) reported that ‘Yesterday afternoon the prize day of the school took place. The schoolroom was crowded with an influential audience, presided over by the Right Rev. the Lord Bishop of Tasmania’. The non-subject prizes awarded in 1874 were slightly different to those we award today, nearly 150 years later, and included ‘A prize… given to F. W. Roe by Mrs Buckland for neatness in his room’. Today, students can receive Awards of Special Distinction that are in line with the School’s values of humility, kindness, courage and respect, as well as subject and sport prizes alongside the traditional speeches from the Board Chair, Principal and School Captain, and outstanding showcases of music, drama and dance.