I am very honoured and proud to have the opportunity to join the Hobart City High school community and write to you in what will be our last edition of the Ogilvie High School Newsletter
I was privileged to be able to attend a very special Ogilvie Alumni event at Government House along with our head prefect Mackenzie Stone. At this event I learnt so many things about the very rich history of Ogilvie High school which was we must strive not to lose as we enter a new phase of education next year as Hobart City High school.
It is has been a busy time as we culminate our learnings and finish the year with a range of special events that allow us to celebrate with friends and staff. In addition to beach and pool days, teachers are very busy working in their new teams getting ready for the start of 2022.
Hobart City Partnership Schools Update
We are really getting to the pointy end now, with Term 4 seemingly disappearing before our eyes!
Below is a snapshot of the work that has been continuing over the past few weeks.
Hobart City High School Principal
I am absolutely delighted to advise that Deb Day has won the position of Lead Principal - Hobart City High School. Deb will remain in her role as Principal Ogilvie School and Erika Boas as co-principal until the Campus Principal at Ogilvie is appointed. The application period for the Campus Principal roles at Ogilvie and New Town close on this Sunday, 28 November.
Deb is very experienced principal. She was formerly at Rosny College and before that was in large schools in Queensland. Deb has held senior roles, including the principal role in a multicampus secondary school in Queensland.
Most recently, Deb was the School Improvement Leader for Ogilvie High, New Town High and Elizabeth College and is super excited about the opportunity moving forward to create the school of choice for Hobart families.
School Purpose Statement (Interim)
We have used the feedback and ideas from a series of school and wider community consultation over the past 18 months to draft our interim School Purpose Statement to guide the establishment of our new school.
As part of this consultation, we heard over 3,000 voices telling us what the community values and what our new school should aspire to be. We plan to further refine the Statement in 2022 and beyond as we continue to build our vision for the school
The Statement will be incorporated on our soon to be launched school website.
Year 7 Orientation Day - 1 December
We are getting very close to welcoming the 2022 Year 7 cohort to their new school. Next week the students will attend Ogilvie campus for their orientation (program attached).
Our support teachers have been facilitating significant transition experiences for students with disability and for others who are experiencing barriers to a successful transition. These transition activities have provided rich and detailed information so that we can ensure continuity in learning and appropriate support is in place when the new school year commences.
Student Computing Devices
Students will be provided with a personal computing device (laptop or similar) commencing with Year 7s in 2022 and rolled out over a 4-year period. In 2022, whilst each year 7 student will have their own device, all students in other year levels will have increased access to existing computing devices at the school and will be further supported through the existing Bring Your Own Technology approach.
Elections for student leaders for 2022 has commenced on each campus. In 2022 the traditional student leadership positions will continue at each campus and will come together for whole of school purposes.
Year 7 students will be given a free basic uniform set for 2022 whilst the new unform is designed for 2023. Year 7 students can choose from the current Ogilvie or New Town Uniform. Our uniform committee has, after considerable stakeholder consultation, identified the unform items to form the new unform and our uniform consultant has provided us with some colour choices. We are now getting ready to go to a public tender process to award a clothing company the contract to design, produce and supply the uniform items.
Student Activity and Wellbeing
A lot of thinking and planning is underway to provide more passive and active recreation spaces across both campuses. Student voice has been captured to guide this work. We encourage any further ideas that you may have to be provided to your school principal
Marketing and Branding
We are continuing to progress various school marketing collateral. School name signage is being developed and will be installed at both campuses in January. We have also sourced some school banners and ordered stationary etc. Our new rowing team uniforms have been designed and are with the rowing governing body for approval.
Our new website will be going live soon, along with new Facebook and Instagram pages.
Our minor works are progressing, and we can now start to visualise how the bottom of N block is shaping up with new general learning areas and student bathrooms, 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.
New Town Campus
We are progressing the design of a redeveloped space within the New Town Campus. The design provides a student lounge and common rooms to connect the existing quadrangle to the green open spaces of the school grounds. Significant undercover eating and passive recreation spaces will take advantage of the warmth provided by northerly aspect of the school.
Hobart City Partnership Schools Project.
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 December we held the annual Alumni assembly and the last as Ogilvie High School before we take on the name Hobart City High School. We were joined by a number of past scholars who helped to commemorate this occasion with our Year 10 students.
Jack G pictured below with his mentor Alex Howearth from Studio PT Fitness has gained entry to Charles Sturt University. Jack has completed a Certificate III and Certificate IV in Fitness and will complete a Certificate IV in Nutrition before the end of this year.
Jack has completed the International Big Picture Credential and is the first student from Hobart Big Picture to gain entry to University through the new pathway offered by the Credential. He will be undertaking a Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science.
The International Big Picture Learning Credential is awarded to graduating Big Picture students on pathways to employment, further training, or university
Well done Jack!!
Willem D pictured below with his mentor Dr Matt Killingsworth, Senior Lecturer in International Studies at the University of Tasmania.
Willem’s Senior Thesis project explored the fractious relationship between Ukraine and Russia, and explored the historical underpinnings of Russia’s current foreign policy towards Ukraine. Willem’s project engaged with complex ideas of history, international relations theory and foreign policy, and the conclusions from his project offered insights that are valuable in understanding the underpinnings of other country’s foreign policies, too.
Willem has completed the International Big Picture Credential and has applied for entry into a Bachelor of Arts at the University of Tasmania through the new pathway offered by the International Big Picture Learning Credential
The International Big Picture Learning Credential is awarded to graduating Big Picture students on pathways to employment, further training, or university.
Well done Willem!!
Thanks to Kristy for talking to Hobart Big Picture students about #guidedogstasmania . Well done Mackenzie for organising our fundraiser and guest speaker.
Congratulations to Mergitu and Hser who have won Harding Miller Scholarships for grade 9 and 10. They were chosen over and above many other high achieving migrant students across Australia and each year will receive in both years: a free laptop, high speed internet, a payment card of $650 for school supplies and $2500 of tutoring. Well done girls!
A Christmas Message-
A short note of hope and peace as we embark on the Festive Season with our beloveds. May we each encounter time with our beloveds that is not written into schedules and timetables and deadlines.
Rather, it’s open- ended, purposefully present, without distractions. Chaplaincy is said to be, ‘The Ministry of Presence.’ Not completely bound by ‘Chronos’ but offering timeless ‘Kairos’ where we can.
In the Greek, “Chronos” is measured and counted, while “kairos” is lived and experienced.
Merry Christmas & enjoy your gift of time! This Festive Season, may we Love One Another!
This is to advise you of a small timetable change affecting the New Norfolk to New Town Schools school bus for 2022.
This bus will now depart New Norfolk 5 minutes earlier at 7:25am. This is to assist in a more prompt arrival time at school.
The timetable is available on our website here - https://derwentvalleylink.com.au/timetable-maps/school-services/new-norfolk-to-new-town-schools/#timetable
Please don’t hesitate to contact us if you have any further queries.