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School publications​​


Hutchins School Magazine​ 1894-1990​

Virtus​ 1991-​

Newsletter/Magenta and Black 1962-​

The Ivied Tower 2012-​

​Communique 2001-

Junior School News 1980-2008

Vivit Post

The Hutchins School Magazine became known as Virtus from 1991.

The original Newsletter to Hutchins parents spawned a separate concurrent publication, Magenta and Black, intended specifically for Old Boys.

Magenta & Black went on to become a stand-alone publication, now published bi-annually and intended for the whole school community.

From 2007 the Hutchins School Old Boys' Association (HSOBA) issued its own newsletter specifically for Old Boys, called The Ivied Tower.

A monthly bulletin to parents known as Communique ('the little brother to the Hutchins Newsletter') made its first appearance in 1979 owing to the increasing size of its predecessor, which then became a bi-annual publication.​ Communique went on to be published fortnightly, with special bulletins published on occasions.

Various student newsletters have appeared sporadically over the years, the most consistently published being the Junior School Newsletter and Vivit Post, the creative effort of Senior School students.


​​​​(For access to Communique from 2011-16 please email Mrs Katie Richardson​)

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Donations and enquiries

Trophy Engraving Request form

Physical​ donations: Please include the completed form with your donation. Donations can be delivered in person or handed to Senior School reception.

Digital donations: Please email ​completed forms, along with digital files for donation, to the Archivist/Historian (see below).​


Ms Margaret Mason-Cox, Archivist/Historian

Visit: Mon, Tues & Wed, 8.30am-4.30pm

Phone: (03) 6221 4312