Tony Freeman. BA, Dip Ed, A.Dip Comp, M Ed.
As Principal of Fahan School, Tony leads a team of dedicated professionals who provide excellence in education to girls in Tasmania, a hallmark of Fahan's 80 years. He believes that there are many advantages that Fahan has to offer, including an outstanding record of academic achievement, its stunning location on magnificent grounds, small class sizes and the excellent relationships that develop as a consequence between the students and staff.
Tony has taught at a number of Tasmanian schools in a career spanning 38 years. Prior to taking up his position at Fahan, he was Deputy Principal and Head of the Senior School at Scotch Oakburn College in Launceston. After training as a Mathematics and Social Science teacher, Tony developed an interest in Information Technology, returning to study to complete his M.Ed with a dissertation on Computers in Education. Following this, he taught Information Systems and Computer Science to Years 11 and 12 students for many years.
A member of the Tasmanian Teachers' Registration Board for seven years, Tony is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and from 2011 to 2015 he was Chairman of the Sports Association of Tasmanian Independent Schools. He is proud of, and humbled by, the achievements of Fahan girls, both past and present, across a wide variety of fields and believes that their academic results bear testimony to this.
"Fahan girls have consistently achieved one of the highest median ATAR scores in the state. In Art, Music and Drama the girls are encouraged and supported to produce work of the highest quality. While in sport, as a small school the determination and spirit of the girls consistently produces results above expectation. Fahan is a strong community and we value and cherish the support of all members be they parents, alumni, staff or students. It has been a great privilege for me during my time at Fahan to meet and talk with so many former students and hear of the affection that they have for the School and how it has helped them to achieve their goals in life. It is my aim that this will also be true for our current students. I believe the supportive environment at the School gives our girls the confidence to explore options in the knowledge that they will be mentored and nurtured to achieve their best at the same time as enjoying the experience. I hope this website provides you with an informative introduction to our School. I encourage you to make an appointment to meet with me, as I would be proud to show you and your daughter our wonderful School in action and enlighten you to the educational opportunities that exist as a Fahan Girl."