About Lambert School
The Lambert School is an inner city school with urban and rural students coming on buses from Westerway, Dunalley, Cygnet, Huonville and Oatlands as well as many of Hobart's suburbs. Ages range from Kindergarten to Grade 10. Students of all backgrounds and abilities are welcome and taught together on a common curriculum. In maths and literacy they progress at their own rate.
The school was founded in 1975 by Wilma Lambert who is co-principal. Neville Lambert joined the school in 1984 to found the secondary school. He had previously been founding Vice Principal of Rokeby High School and has worked for some years in teacher training.
The year commenced with the ongoing commitment to Watarrka Aboriginal School at Kings Canyon (NT). The co-principals opened the school year there before Wilma returned to Hobart a week before the opening of Lambert School here. Neville was to teach the next five weeks in the north. Unfortunately his health required that he be working in a less isolated environment and he returned to Hobart to continue his teaching here on a part-time basis. Another teacher was appointed to take over at Watarrka School. Andrew Maher had been appointed largely to take Neville’s place and he taught Science and Maths to secondary classes daily throughout term 1. Andrew has stayed on as a science and extension maths teacher for the remainder of the year and has indicated he wishes to continue next year. His contribution to the science/maths areas has extended to primary science and he has done much to stimulate interest and enthusiasm in the subjects at all levels. A particular area of achievement has been the success of students in state and national competitions.