Hobart City Partnership Schools Update
Today, we want to provide the Hobart City High School community with an important update on school leadership for our new school, and in particular for the Ogilvie Campus.
We would like to congratulate Duncan Groves on his appointment as Principal for Montrose Bay High School. Duncan is an exceptional school leader, and his appointment is well deserved. Duncan will commence in his new role from the beginning of Term 4. We certainly wish him well and know that he will be watching closely the commencement of Hobart City High.
As you would know, planning and preparation for the Hobart City High School has been in full swing since 2020. We have made fantastic progress and the School is on track to welcome students through the school gate on the first day of term 1, 2022. Wasn’t it great to see the launch of the logo this week!
Part of project planning throughout the year has included considering, and developing, the best possible school leadership structure for the school – particularly in light of the two-campus model.
Duncan’s appointment has provided an opportunity to relook at our plans. After careful consideration, we are taking this opportunity to bring forward an earlier implementation of the 2023 leadership structure.
As a result, the Department will commence a recruitment process to appoint a Lead (Executive) Principal to lead the new school.
Kate Slater has been appointed acting principal for term four whilst the DoE run an appointment of the new Hobart City High School principal position ready for 2022.
At the commencement of Term 4, we will be undertaking national recruitment to find the right leader, with the high level skills and experience to lead Hobart City High School into the future.
To support the school, we have committed additional staff for 2022 and 2023 for the transition period and further development of the new school.
We wish everyone a safe and relaxing Term 3 break
Hobart City Partnership Schools Project Team
I am very excited that the Combined School Association has endorsed Hobart City High School as the new school name.
It is an important milestone for the project and I am really pleased to see and hear the positive reactions from the community since announcing the name.
It is also great to see the new school logo released earlier this week - what a fantastic and inspirational design!
I know that there has been some delays for this process outside the control of the principals, Combined School Association and project team. I want to acknowledge the work undertaken so far and thank the school association members, principals, school staff and students for their patience and for working flexibly.
At the most recent Combined School Association meeting it was agreed that the existing school uniforms of Ogilvie and New Town will continue to be used for Year 7 students for 2022 (noting that a decision had previously been made that other years would continue to wear these uniforms).
I am however pleased to note that in 2022, all Year 7 students will be provided with an Active Wear uniform, at no cost, using existing New Town High and Ogilvie High uniform items (including the option of the school summer dress for students who prefer that to shorts or track pants).
It is hard to believe we are heading into the Term 3 break already. I want to wish all of those able to take a break a happy and restful one.
All systems are go and I cant wait to see students walking through the gates of Hobart City High School in 2022!
Introducing Hobart City High School’s new logo!
Following consultation with our school community, our new school logo has been chosen.
The design is based on the pattern that the Southern Cross makes as it moves around the southern sky throughout the year.
We think it is pretty cool!
Check out the link for further details!
Hello Everyone! I'm your new School Chaplain.
After the amazing Naomi’s Chaplaincy services to OHS community across 10 years, I have impossible shoes to fill. I know she'll be sorely missed.
By way of an introduction, in the case you want you know a bit more about me...
My name is Bridget Tape. I'm a wife and mother of 6- (No! I'm not a good Catholic ?). My offspring are a mix of blended and birthed- aged between 10- 27 (with one in heaven). We live in a peri- urban dwelling which allows us to host a menagerie of pets (creatures great and small).
I have worked across the social services for over 25 years; yes, I'm 'that' old! Having worked in 'people/ support work' by way of program delivery, mental health, addictions/ recovery, DFV, 'complex' youth, all- abilities, homelessness, OOHC, sexuality education, families & relationships, and academia (lecturer with Social Sciences Faculty).
Like me, you might be considering all that rather sounds like the average day in the life of a teacher!! ? Except, I know they are truly angels!
I also have a private practice in animal & nature- based therapies (nature prescribing or outdoor healthcare).
Chaplaincy Support may integrate a little, a lot, or none of these skills. Rather, Chaplaincy is about being 'available' and offering the school community – ‘THE MINISTRY OF PRESENCE.’
Chaplaincy is about turning up in a timely way and investing something of value for that person or those individuals.
I’m hopeful I can contribute to your wider school community by way of support, connection and meaning- making where possible.
The Chaplain's room is located in Neilson Block- N3.
End note: Huge thanks for making me feel so welcome! ?
Blessings to You & Yours,
GOODBYE AND GOODLUCK
We say goodbye to Courtney Plapp and Kirsty Anderton who are going on maternity leave and we wish them both safe and healthy delivery of their babies and look forward to seeing some photos of their newborns.
We wish Luke Webster the best of luck with his new adventures.
Goodbye to Duncan Groves, we wish him well in his new Principal position at Montrose Bay High School.
Please advise the school as early as possible if your child is arriving late. They will need to collect a late pass from Tina in our medical room on arrival.
If the student does not do this they will be recorded as unexplained and parents will get a text message stating the student is absent rather than late.
This can be via a note, email: Ogilvie.firstname.lastname@example.org or phone call to the office on 6228 8800. Alternatively you can send a text message via our absence mobile 0417 968 541, or via Schoolzine app - Szapp is now avaliable.
If your child needs to leave during the day it is advised to contact the school as early as possible to allow time to organise an out of class pass to allow them to leave when required. These passes are also available from Tina in our Medical room.
This can be via a note, email: Ogilvie.email@example.com or phone call to the office on 6228 8800. Alternatively you can send a text message via our absence mobile 0417 968 541 or via Schoolzine app - Szapp in now avaliable.
Student is unwell
If you child is unwell and unable to come to school please inform the office as early as possible by phoning 6228 8800, answering machine 6228 8890, via text message on 0417 968 541 or Schoolzine app - Szapp. You can also email: Ogilvie.firstname.lastname@example.org
Student is unwell at school
Students who are feeling unwell during the day are to visit Tina in the medical room who will then inform the parents/guardians to arrange collection of students or make alternative arrangements home.
Students should not contact parents directly. This allows the school to follow Duty of Care procedures.
On Wednesday 8 September Professor Jason Byrne from The University of Tasmania spoke to Grade 8 students about urban greening and ways that we can prepare for climate change. This links directly with their current geography work on Urbanisation.
Grade 7 French
7E cooked some yummy crepes in their French class.
YEAR 7 AUTHORS SHARING THEIR STORIES WITH NEW TOWN PRIMARY SCHOOL STUDENTS
On Thursday 23 September a group of authors from Year 7 enjoyed sharing their children’s stories with classes at New Town Primary School. Although each story was unique, the theme of a journey was a requirement. The journey could be literal or figurative or both. Suspense, characters who are believable and who solve problems were encouraged. Some stories were aimed at upper primary students while others were written for a younger audience.
Our authors and titles were as follows with a brief extract from each story:
Kelsea N: Sailor’s Adventure
This particular day, however, was a dark dreary winter’s day in the bay.
Blurb: The waves may be fun for an energetic dolphin but sometimes not everything is as fun as it seems. When a mother dolphin gets into trouble, an act of kindness is the only thing that could get her back to her family
Chloe B: Ms Fickle (kindly read by Charlotte F)
It was shallow, certainly not deep enough to dive into. Perhaps it had once been a happy place, but now it seemed empty. Lifeless. On the edge sat Ms Fickle, her callused feet sagging into the waters, a faraway look in her eyes.
Lilli B: Vine in the Tall Tree (kindly read by Tenita H)
Grace, she is a ten-year-old girl, curious to see more about this big world and what it has to offer her, and she won’t let anyone stand in her way. She is brave and she is strong, inside, and out.
An L: Gus
At times Gus felt loneliness echoing in his head. This loneliness was squeezing with just enough pressure to become a constant pain. But he has an incredible imagination…
Rheya P: The River and the Bird
The bird kicked and flapped in the deadly waters and eventually found herself on the river’s muddy bank. She looked at the endless pine trees lining the bank. “How will I ever get home?” bird whispered to herself.
Amala W: The Happy Story of Penguin (kindly read by Isla R)
At the end of the day Penguin finally realised that you just have to keep trying because practice makes perfect and if you never try you never get good at it!
Sharon K: Best Effort
The next day Gianna headed to the dance studio where she saw Emily. Emily said, “Hey Gianna, good luck for the scholarship audition. You will need it!” She gave Gianna a smirk as she walked into the dance room.
Nabihah A: Liam and his Wand
Out of nowhere appeared an enormous spider! “Whoops!” Liam screamed in fear. Within seconds, with a flick of his wand, the great big spider disappeared. “Phew” Liam sighed with relief.
Chloe R: Far from Home
They ran, ran to the place where they last saw their class. They ran, scared they were stuck here forever. They ran but they found nothing…
Silvia J: Rat and the Rain
Rat is alone. No one likes rats, it’s a simple fact. Whenever he wanted to make friends, they all ran away. “Dirty sewer animals!” they scoff and spit as they turn and run.
Elilah B: The Day Tuesday Went Missing
Tuesday frolicked through the grass; the wildflowers brushing against her chubby little fingers. A smile swept across her face and her cheeks went rosy red. She always loved going to the playground, climbing, sliding, jumping, running, and even dancing but there was one problem. No one wanted to go with her. Tuesday was lonely, so she went to go visit her friends.
Tuesday decided to visit Monday first. He lived in a very big house next to the east river.
Jessie J: The Swan and Moon Lake
At night-time, they used to cuddle together in the nest and fall asleep. All of Molly’s siblings were bigger than her, and they all made fun of Molly because she couldn’t fly.
Alex and Mack under the guidance of Todd, spray painted the Grease Lightning car that was built by Paul for the "Grease" production at Ogilvie High this week. It was certainly a highlight of the production that was wonderfully directed by Cass. Well done to all cast and crew. Thank you to Staff and students, family and friends who came along to see the production.
On Day 1, the plan was to leave Ogilvie and travel to Hartz Peak National Park. We arrived at the carpark to some chilly weather and remnants of snow in the distance. Jackets on and off we went. Upon arriving at the first lake, a short snowball fight erupted, and Mr Martin may have been targeted a few times. There was a short but steep climb about 3km into the walk, which is where we got a taste of the ‘roaring 40’s’ wind coming from the west. Hold onto your hats (or beanies!) Everyone got to the summit safely (which was surprisingly sheltered). A few selfies and snacks later, and we started heading back down the mountain to the bus. That night, we set up camp at Cockle Creek, cooked dinner on the trangias and had a small campfire. Time for a restful night’s sleep… Or so we thought. By midnight, the gale force winds had arrived (something about a severe weather warning maybe…?) and Mr Martin and Ms McDonald were running around trying to peg everyone’s tents back into the ground, hoping the poles wouldn’t snap. After about an hour of this, everyone crossed their fingers and went back to bed. Then the rain started! One group’s tent wasn’t holding up too well, so they opted for a quieter sleep on the bus (they said it was comfortable, I’m not so convinced…)
The next morning, the plan was to walk along the South Coast Track to Lion Rock, but given the forecast and the rain overnight, we opted for a shorter and dryer walk out to Fishers Point. Even then, we got as far as 1km before high tides had us turning around. The wind was still howling, and it began to rain again. We headed ack to the bus to return to school, hoping no trees had fallen over the road overnight!
Risk Taking from a Teacher’s Point Of View
In Year 9 Health, we unpack the concept of risk taking. ‘Is risk taking always a bad thing?’ It can help us to take opportunities, grow and develop resilience. Doing a job interview, going for your driver’s licence, asking someone out on a date…
Maybe risk the curiosity of a space we haven’t yet grown into?
Then we look at real risk vs perceived risk. I love teaching about this both in the classroom and in Outdoor Education. Year 9 Outdoor Ed classes have recently returned from their first camps. A walk to the summit of Hartz Peak was the first activity. Having done this hike over 10 times, I was confident in the group’s ability to complete the walk. The weather forecast of high wind and low air temperature wasn’t ideal, but we don’t always have the luxury of picking the perfect weather window when it comes to school camp, and we were there to learn how we can best manage ourselves (and learn about group management) in uncomfortable (not unsafe) conditions.
Most of this walk was sheltered, then we encountered high winds that made walking a little more challenging. For many students, this is where their level of perceived risk flew up. It was an unfamiliar place, in testing conditions, doing an activity they don’t often do. But at that stage, the worst thing that could happen was that they would be uncomfortable for a while, not unsafe. This is a great place for your class to be in as a teacher – If you can keep the students there for a short amount of time, they will generally come out the other end stronger and more resilient. After battling the wind for about half an hour, we reached the top of the peak, and I could instantly see the looks of achievement and satisfaction on many faces.
It was a great place to be (even if the only view we had was the inside of the cloud) and they knew they had worked hard for it and achieved it. Resilience and self-confidence = tick!
World’s Greatest Shave
On Wednesday 22 September Ogilvie hosted an event for the World’s Greatest Shave. Several students and staff participated in raising money and shaving their heads or waxing their legs for the Leukaemia Foundation.
The whole school was invited to watch us lose our locks, and to also participate by wearing free dress, colouring their hair, and buying food from the BBQ. Through these activities we raised over $1600.
Our heads were shaved by our sponsor for the event, CAJ Hair and Beauty in Moonah. Carol, Maddy, Emma, and Tash donated their time, equipment and expertise to help support our cause. Our fundraising team raised $9,871!
It was an emotional and also cathartic way for us all to end Term 3. A fantastic effort from all of our organisers and participants resulted in us raising almost $11,500 to support the Leukaemia Foundation in all of the fantastic work that they do.
TOURNAMENT OF THE MINDS
On Saturday 4 September, Ogilvie once again hosted the Tournament of Minds State Final. A huge THANK YOU to everyone who contributed to make the day so enjoyable. In particular, the current and former students (and staff) who volunteered as judges, door monitors and anything else that needed to be done on the day.
Congratulations to all the teams from around the state who participated – we look forward to welcoming you back next year.
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Engagement and Cultural Day 2021
The day began with a welcome to country by Courtney P (Grade 7). She shared that Ogilvie has made enormous efforts recently to progress in society and that we are proud to do so by teaching further into historical events and that we aren’t just extending our knowledge but also extending the cultural appreciation and understanding in this school.
Over 40 students were in attendance and they all contributed to a discussion about the ways to heal country, which was theme of this year’s NAIDOC week. Students made lots of interesting suggestions such as: that we should be teaching beyond white perspectives, make Aboriginal languages an option and have these days on a regular basis.
We did some native tree and themeda triandra (Kangaroo Grass) planting, made some beautiful art works which will form a mural for the entrance of the school, cooked wallaby on the coals. The day ended with an awesome cricket coaching clinic from Emma Manix-Geeves who is a proud Palawa woman and plays cricket for the Tasmania Tigers. Emma shared her story with the students and inspired them with ways to use sport to achieve your goals. We were also lucky enough to be joined by Kate Harrison and Aunty Kat who helped to heal county with the planting and were strong voices in our discussion.
The day was very positive and all the students participated well together, they extend their appreciation to Abbie Lewis who lead the art session, Billie Rankin who led to cooking and planting, Taylor Wigg and Emma Manix-Geeves who led the cricket we hope to have additional days like this in the future.
AST Inclusive Education
As part of a sustainable, zero waste initive Michael and the barista team ran a donate cup for a free hot chocolate day. It was well received by both staff and students, partically as the weather was a little cooler than we had wanted!
We are now happily using the cup library for the barista program each Tuesday and Wednesday morning and are pleased to report we are now reducing our waste. If anyone has any cups that they would like to donate we are still very happy to receive them, they may even be a free hot choclate in it for you!