- Principal Message
- Hobart City High school partnership
- Phones off and away all day
- Arriving late and Leaving early
- Introducing new staff
- Middle School
- Senior School
- Hobart Big Picture
- Outdoor Education Camp
- Chaplain's Chat
- Former Students - News
- School Association
- Covid 19 - Vaccination clinics
- History and Geography
- Tasmanian Writer's Prize winners
- Art projects - Hobart Show
- Ogilvinian - School Magazine 2021
- Student Assistance 2022
- Additional Items
With six weeks to go till the end of term 4 and the end of the year there is much ahead – not only in the School but also in preparation for next year.
I have spoken to students this week, to talk about the importance of the next six weeks and for them to maintain their commitment to learning and improvement and to work towards success in the school more generally. Today I spoke about having positive behaviour and positive self- talk towards themselves and to others and a growth mindset towards all aspects of their lives – both inside and outside school. If we look for it, we can listen to and repeat bad news stories and forget the good news. I see every day, a commitment from students and staff to helping and supporting others – good news stories that are not noticed. Mistakes can be made of course but it is what we learn from mistakes that will lead us to have fuller and more happier lives. Students have, but a few weeks till they move on to a new learning college or grade and with that comes more freedoms but also more responsibility. I spoke to students today to say that I know that our students are ready for the work ahead and are working hard to improve and succeed.
Today our Ogilvie families have received an email including a letter from Mr Fuller at New Town High School. Mr Fuller and our leadership teams, have been working closely together on continuous improvement in support and behaviour and I am confident that this work will strengthen next year, as this partnership between the two schools continues. I completely support Mr Fuller’s statement that working together with our community to ensure a safe place underpins our work and is critical for continued improvement.
Kate Slater - Acting Principal
Hobart City Partnership Schools Update
It is hard to believe we have moved into Term 4 already! Our last term was a big one for the project and we ticked off some big items from our project plan, not the least of which was unveiling our new school’s name and identity. It was great to have this announced and we were really pleased to see such a positive reaction from the community.
We also farewelled Duncan Groves as he moved into the principal role at Montrose Bay High School - we wish him well in his appointment. We have been fortunate to have Kate Slater join the team as Duncan’s replacement. Kate comes to us as a respected school leader and has hit the ground running providing invaluable leadership and support already to the Project.
As part of our plans to bring forward our new school leadership structure a year earlier than we originally thought, it was great to see that earlier this week the Department advertised for our Lead Principal who will lead our new School, with Principals remaining at Ogilvie and New Town Campuses.
Also, 5 additional senior leadership have been advertised for commencement in 2022 to support the development of the high quality and innovative teaching program and student wellbeing at our school.
These positions are:
Assistant Principal - Wellbeing and Community Engagement
Assistant Principal - Instructional Coach
Assistant Principal 9 -12 Curriculum Project
AST - Inclusive Practice – 2 Positions.
Our Transition Team has undertaken a tremendous amount of work over Term 2 and Term 3 to engage with our feeder schools and families.
During Term 3 our feeder school students were provided with personalised school tours to experience subject learning in maths, English, Hass and arts subjects. We had really positive feedback from participating students and pleasingly, we have seen a significant shift of our Year 6 feeder school students enrolment cohort to our school.
Further transition plans for Term 4 include taking some of our current Year 7 students on personalised visits to each feeder primary school to provide a unique student perspective on what to expect when walking through our school gates next year. We are also planning intensive individualised transition programs at the Ogilvie Campus for students with disabilities. Staff will be working closely with these families to ensure their transition to Hobart City High is a positive and well supported one.
We have also locked in our orientation day for 1 December. This is such an important and exciting date on our calendar to help prepare students for their transition.
This term, we will be finalising our Peer Support programs to meet the needs to the new school. This includes making sure that our incoming Year 7 boys at the Ogilvie campus will have plenty of opportunities to interact with the older students, including the older boys from the New Town Campus. There will be no changes to the very popular Big Sister Program at Ogilvie, which will continue to support our new Year 7 girls. We are going through our Peer Support training program in late November, and you will see these leaders in action on our Orientation Day on 1 December.
Our Curriculum Team have also undertaken a power of work to get us ready for next year. This work has involved our teachers collaborating across our campuses, working together to produce our 2022 offerings.
The curriculum has been mapped as part of a two-year program, with comprehensive plans for each grade across our core learning areas. Last Term we were also able to share with our feeder school families an overview of the learning program for Year 7.
Positive Behaviour Support Program
We have developed our new Positive Behaviour Support Program. This is aligned to our Department of Education Values of Courage, Respect, Aspiration and Growth. The System fully describes positive behaviours and will use the same processes across both campuses to manage positive behaviour and behaviours that are not aligned to our values. Importantly, this new program has been guided by valuable input from our students.
School House Names
We are getting close to finalising new School House Names, with staff and students participating in surveys and focus group workshops. From this work it looks likely that the proposed house names will be linked to nature and natural elements, with potential for exploring the possibility of using indigenous names. This also aligns with some of the feedback we received as part of our earlier naming and identity work.
Works have commenced to provide improvements to the Ogilvie campus of the Hobart City High School in readiness for the start of the 2022 school year.
The contractor Fairbrother Construction commenced work in September to upgrade the general learning areas and student bathrooms in N Block, as well as the student bathrooms in S Block. Works to create an additional workshop and upgrade the student bathrooms in the MDT building are almost complete.
At the New Town campus, design work is progressing for construction works to commence in 2022. This work will deliver a new student common room and make a new connection between the school grounds and the quadrangle.
Keep an eye out for our new school website which is under construction and coming soon!
Hobart City Partnership Schools Project Team
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.
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.
Cath Apanah - Assistant Principal
Hello Ogilvie Community,
My name is Cath Apanah and after 12 years at Montrose Bay High, six as an Assistant Principal, I’m excited (and a little nervous if I’m honest) about stepping into an Assistant Principal role here at Ogilvie High School. Staff and students have helped me feel at home by reminding me of the many connections which exist between our communities, I appreciate their generous spirit and curiosity.
As well as an educator, I’m a wife, mum, sister, daughter, reader, swimmer and avid tea drinker. I love teaching and working with teenagers, helping them build pathways to their futures.
Merges can be challenging and exciting times and I’m energised by the opportunity to be part of this amalgamation. I hope my expertise and experience can be of service to our school community.
Please feel free to be in touch, I look forward to connecting with and getting to know you.
Harriett Newton - Social Worker
Hi, I’m Harriet one of the new school social workers. Since graduating at the end of 2016 I have tried my hand at relationship counselling, case management, youth work, and residential care.
My favourite things are reading, and spending time with my friends, family and my two (very spoilt) dogs.
As an ex-Ogilvie High student myself, I am particularly proud and excited for the next chapter. I hope to engage more students who might need some extra support over this period of incredible change.
Equal Opportunities Tasmania
On 3 and 4 November the Year 7 and Year 8 students attended assemblies presented by Jennie Gorringe from Equal Opportunities Tasmania.
Jennie’s key message was about respect and kindness and that no one is born with hatred or intolerance. As a community we should celebrate difference and embrace equality.
Jennie outlined the importance of disrimination laws which tell us how NOT to treat someone and that these laws protect people and aim to promote a fair and equal society.
Students learnt that discrimination involves treating someone unfairly because of a disability, learning ability, skin colour, religion, gender, sexual orinetation, language and so on. This may take the form of reduced job opportunities, jokes, verbal or physical abuse, offensive comments on social media, graffiti, exclusion from groups etc. Jennie outlined the devastating impact of discrimination including feelings of anger, isoaltion, depression, and anxiety.
Jennie shared how first impressions, judgments, assumptions, generalisations and stereotypes are often far from the truth and gave the example of Tasmanian sailor, Matthew Bugg, a paraplegic as a result of a snow boarding accident when aged twenty three. Among his many remarkable achievements, Bugg won a silver medal at the Rio 2016 Paralympic Games in the 2.4 Norlin sailing class and was named Tasmanian athlete of the year 2016.
Jennie went on to speak about racism and its damaging effects including trauma and pain. Racism stops the word “community” in its tracks, damaging the very fabric of our society. Despite being the world’s most multi-cultural country, Autralia has a history of racial abuse.
Students were encoraged to think about how they treat others and our resonsibility to be safe, fair, inclusive and resepctful. If each of us acknowledges our responsibility, we can bring about change.
T is it True
H is it Helpful
I is it Inspiring
N is it Necessary
K is it Kind
Mandy Maree, Year 7 Coordinator
SELF DEFENCE CLASSES
9A students participating in a self-defence session with Ms Nici today from Undefeatd - female self defence. Over the next four weeks all of the Year 9s will be involved. Thank you to our School Association for providing support for this program this year.
Ms Nici from Undefeatd - female self defence working with students from 9B.
Moving Towards the End of Year 10
Date: Beginning Monday 15 November (Week 6, Term 4)
Exams will be spread through the week and will be held in usual timetabled class time. Students will be expected to attend school as usual through exam week. Assessments in subjects will continue after the exam week.
Elizabeth College Taster & Orientation Days
Date: 30 November and 1 December (Week 8 of Term 4)
This is a compulsory school day where all Grade 10s will be hosted by the college for a full school day to participate in some college transition lessons at the Elizabeth College Campus.
Celebration Dinner Arrangements: An Invitation from the Principal Event
Date: Monday 6 December
Venue: Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, Marieville Esplanade
Time: 6.30 for 7.00pm until 9.00pm
RSVP: Payable to School Office by Monday 23 November
Students will receive a personal invitation. There will be a permission slip issued and this also will ask parents to indicate the method of transport home on the night. Parents are welcome to come and take photographs in front of the Yacht Club from 6.00pm onwards.
Grade 10 Activities Day
Date: Tuesday 7 December
Games, movies and recovery from the Celebration Dinner activities will be held at school no cost involved.
Alumni Assembly An Invitation from the Principal Event
Date: Wednesday 8 December Period 2 (11:10am-12:50pm)
The Alumni Assembly is a special celebration hosted by the Ogilvie Alumni and the Principal. Year 10 students are inducted into the Alumni and presented with their ‘Old Scholars’ badge in the Hall.
We expect the students to be wearing full school uniform for the Alumni Assembly. Any surplus uniform items at the end of the year that are in good condition will be most welcomed as donations for our clothing pool. These can be left with the office or with Home Group teachers. We hope that all students will show their respect for the School through their continued co-operation.
Annual December Beach Day: An Invitation from the Principal Event
Date: Thursday 2 December
We are planning a fun filled beach day for all students in Year 10 at Kingston Beach. There will be no cost associated with this, but students will need to bring some food and drink, etc. They will be able to go to the local takeaway shop at set times and will be accompanied by staff. Aquatic permission forms will be distributed prior to the excursion. Students will be able to swim under the supervision of trained lifeguards.
Annual December Pool Day (Grade 9 & 10 students)
Date: Friday 10 December
We are planning a fun filled pool day for all senior school students at the Glenorchy War Memorial Pool.
There will be no cost associated with this, but students will need to bring some food and drink. Students will also be able to access the pool kiosk. Aquatic permission forms will be distributed prior to the excursion.
Proposed December Activities Afternoon and Walk to Turnbull Park: An Invitation from the
No cost involved. Students should bring a packed lunch.
Senior School Assembly
Final Senior School assembly (Year 9 and 10) – for students only
Will be issued before the December break.
Date: 14 December, 7-9pm (Ogilvie High Gym)
For 2021, this will be held at school, but guest numbers and the format will be streamlined due to Covid-19 restrictions. Separate details for families of students receiving awards will be sent at a later date.
Late December - Lockers and return of textbooks/musical instruments
Students will be requested to empty their lockers. All textbooks, Library books, sports equipment and musical instruments should be returned. Art projects and Woodwork projects can also be taken home during this week.
Year 10 Final Assembly/Guard of Honour An Invitation from the Principal Event
Date: Thursday 16 December
Traditionally Ogilvie High School has marked the final day and the leaving of our Year 10 students by holding a farewell assembly and having all other years line the driveway to farewell each and every student in Year 10.
Year 10 students only will be dismissed around 11.30am on this day so that they can be farewelled by the rest of the School. At this stage numbers in the gym will be limited to students, but parents will be informed if this changes. Parents are welcome to line the drive for the traditional guard of honour. We respectfully request that all Year 10’s and family members vacate the School grounds by 12.15pm at the latest.
Taylor has been working hard creating the base layer for her Big Picture mural with help from Rhiannon. It will incorporate our BP logo with lots of bright colours.
Taylor is starting the second coat of the Big Picture logo. Looking amazing!
The finished product.
Hobart Big Picture held their inaugural Arts Evening on Tuesday 2 November. The staff and students have worked tirelessly to put together an amazing display of artworks including photography, paintings, woodwork projects, digital artworks , musical compositions, videography, handmade objects and fashion.
A huge thank you to the students who took on their roles with enthusiasm and excelled on the night. A big thanks also for our catering students and mocktail makers, and especially the stage band who provided great music at the start of the event.
The night was a success with more than 80+ visitors including family, staff and friends. We would like to thank those who came along to support our students to celebrate their artistry in a variety of mediums.
Year 9 Outdoor Ed Camp
We took 36 students and 6 staff over to Maria Island for the camp. We caught the ferry from Triabunna and carted all the gear to the campsite to set up. That afternoon, we started the first round of activity rotations. Each day, students would participate in a different activity – Bushwalk up Bishop & Clerk, Cycle to French’s Farm and Snorkel at Painted Cliffs. The weather was brilliant and the wombats were friendly. Tuesday afternoon was allocated as ‘down time’, where students explored Darlington by bike, played football and cricket, explored the beach and played games. Thank you to all staff who came on the camp to assist – Mr Martin, Ms McDonald, Mr Tilley, Mr Smith, Ms Rudolf & Ms Turner-Smith.
Growing up today in Australia, all of us have the privilege to say that we are living in the top 5% of the world’s wealthiest!! Isn’t that an amazing realisation? We all have more than enough! Admittedly, sometimes we all can feel the lack. Throughout our stories and narratives, financial hardship can be a familiar at certain times.
Yet, in times of felt lack, I am aware that I do have abundance: I throw out veggies that are wasted, the bread can go unused & mouldy, and the dogs get regular treats; plus, we eat regular take away. So, I’m reminded that there’s always enough to pay it forward. Even if I don’t have money; I might have time.
Perhaps during this season, we can look at ways that aren’t monetary where we can ‘pay it forward’. Sometimes, even a smile can lift ‘the vibe,’ encouraging others with a kind word, using respectful language, ‘staying chatty.’ (ideas contributed from Kaytlyn).
There’s a saying the ‘evil prospers, because good men do nothing.’ So, why not do a little something today ?
Just some ideas to lead us into the festive season…
Congratulations to Natalia, who competed for Elizabeth College at the Tasmanian All Schools Track and Field Championships. She won gold in the U18 discus with a throw of 39.25m and silver in the U18 shotput 12.69m. Her discus throw was a national qualifier, pb and new OVA U17, U18, U19, U20 and Open discus record. Awesome effort Natalia!
Congratulations to former Elizabeth College student, Meriem, who won the 2021 Peter Norman Humanitarian Award for her philanthropic work raising funds for cancer causes as well as her work with the Muslim Women in Sport Network. Well done Meriem!
School Association News
At our meeting on Tuesday evening, we acknowledged the hard work, dedication and positive impact Duncan Groves had in his time as Principal at Ogilvie. We really enjoyed our time working with him and while we are sad to see him go, we wish him all the best in his appointment as Principal of Montrose Bay High.
It was a real pleasure to meet acting Principal Kate Slater. She has worked very hard to get up to speed with the school as it stands along with all the plans and progress for Hobart City High. We are thankful to her for stepping into the role and giving her wisdom and expertise in educational practice to the position until a new Principal is appointed.
Hobart City High Project leads Dave Kilpatrick and Christine Lane joined our meeting to give us an update and answer our questions. We commend to the community the immense amount of work that the project team is putting in to all the logistical details that the merge requires. It is exciting to see all the voices collected through community surveys, workshops with students, staff, combined school associations and feeder school representatives being used in the development of Hobart City High; its values, mission and purpose. We look forward to supporting this level of engagement into the future.
We also turned our attention to what’s next for the school association. At the end of this year our separate associations (Ogilvie and New Town) will be dissolved and in the new year we will join to become Hobart City High School Association. Our last meeting as OHSA will be on Tuesday December 7 with a celebration afterwards at Moonah Hotel. So…
New school association – we’re recruiting for 2022!
Want to be part of the brand-new school association for Hobart City High School?
We’re looking for parents and carers to join us. It’s a great opportunity to be part of a growing school community and have a say in shaping the new school.
We’d love to have you on board, and we’re particularly keen for anyone who’d like to share their skills and knowledge in areas like wellbeing, communications and finance.
There will be a call out for nominations in December and again early next year.
“I really love being part of the school association. Parents get to find out what’s going on and have a genuine say in the future of the school. Despite what you may think about meetings, we actually have a good time! It’s a joy to be around people who care and are excited about what’s possible for the kids.” Melinda M (Ogilvie High School Association).
If you would like to know more email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Miranda Shepheard, Chairwoman.
National History Challenge
A huge congratulations to Zoe G (10C) and Nina E (10C) who were awarded State Category Prizes for the National History Challenge by the Premier, Hon Peter Gutwein MP at the awards ceremony last night. Zoe is the winner of the Indigenous History Category and Nina is the winner of the Women’s History Category. This is a wonderful achievement. Congratulations!
Grade 10 Geography
Grade 10 students are currently learning about the patterns of inequality that exist in our world today. Recently they have explored the Sustainable Development Goals set by the United Nations and the progress being made by countries around the world. Students are now working on group presentations as their culminating assessment tasks. They are investigating the progress being made in the areas of health, education and income.
Congratulations to Year 10 student Jemimah and Year 8 student Bethany for their success in the 2021 Young Tasmanian Writers' Prize. Jemimah is the winner of the Senior Section of the competition (Years 10-12 category) and Bethany has won the Peter Sharp Memorial Award (open to all entries from Years 7-12). The students will have their stories published in 40South Tasmania magazine and they will receive certificates and monetary prizes thanks to the support of TATE and Fullers Bookshop. Well done young writers and Ogilvie! https://www.fortysouth.com.au/young-tasmanian-writers...