- Principal message
- Middle School
- Senior School
- Big Picture Academy
- Whole School Activities
- Feeder school visits
- Year 7 students 2021
- Late arrivals and Leaving early
- School Association
- Glenorchy Fun Run
- Combined Band - OHS and NTHS
- Hobart City Partner School
- Old Boys Luncheon
- Additional Items
Semester One, and particularly Term Two was like no other. It has been wonderful having all of our students back on site with us for the start of Term Three.
Students in all grades have commenced learning in Semester Two elective subjects including courses that are new this year – Media Arts in Year 8 and AFL W in Years 9/10. In addition to our usual elective subjects we have some classes being shared between Ogilvie and New Town. These include Psychology, Dance and Theatre Production Ensemble. The Ensemble group have joined students in Theatre Production Leads in preparation for our combined School’s Theatre Performance which is being adapted to current requirements.
With Covid restrictions easing, we have commenced a number of school visits to our feeder primary schools. You may have seen images on Facebook of the Ogilvie and New Town students interacting with their younger counterparts. Our School Tours have been led by our wonderful Year 8 Big Sisters. Our Hobart Big Picture Academy students have also begun some visits to schools sharing information about the Big Picture learning design. An Expressions of Interest form for students to enrol in Big Picture Academy for 2021 (Grades 9-12) can be found: https://ogilviehigh.education.tas.edu.au/year-11-12-big-picture-2020
This year the Department of Education introduced a ‘phones off and away’ policy for all Tasmanian schools. We started the year very positively following this key message. We now remind all members of our school community that phones are to be off and away all day. Parents should please contact the office with any messages to be relayed to students during the day. If students are not following the Department’s policy, they will be asked to take their phone to the office for the day.
We are also pleased to be able to let you know that we are introducing a maroon school hoodie (with logo) available to students in response to student feedback. The hoodie will be available in approximately three weeks; look out for more information via social media, our next newsletter and QKR app. In the meantime, the expectation is that all students are in full school uniform. If students are wearing non uniform items under their jacket/jumper to keep warm, these should be out of sight. We appreciate everyone’s support.
Middle school staff at Ogilvie have been using the Reader's Notebook in their English classes for the explicit teaching of reading. Here they are using the reading capabilities matrix to track where students are at with their reading, measure growth and reflect on how to move students forward.
“Our first two lessons of media have been fun! We are focusing on animation in this course – not just Disney type animation but a range of really different and fun animation! We have a few successful animation studios here in Hobart and we will be having visitors from one (and maybe a site visit if Covid stays away), Blue Rocket.
The students have experimented with flip books, Claymation and have looked at the first ever animation, a fantascope! Coming up they will be trying sand animation and traditional style animation.
Eventually they will be making very short films using one of the animation styles they have chosen. Later in the term, they will be creating longer animation films for entry into the My State film festival, animation section.”
The students in Grade 8 Media Arts have been creating 'claymations'. Check out Chelsea and Lauren's snail tales!
Last week the Grade 8’s in Dance completely blew Ms Anderton away with their choreographic skills. They are all very talented and she is very excited to teach them!
This term, grade 8 will be studying the different styles of Dance throughout the decades. One grade 8 class will be learning choreography from our Big Picture student Madison Whiley, who is doing her internship in the Dance area. The students began with choreographing their own Contemporary Dance with inspiration from different Art works and then learnt a Dance from Ms Anderton and Madison.
Visual Art Class
Annabell M and Nerida M
“Art is a really great way to relax and have fun” Nerida M
“Art is a free environment to do whatever art means to the individual” – Eva W
“I enjoy the creativity that art allows everyone to express” – Lily B
“Art is a wonderful experience, it fills people’s minds with wonder and imagination” – Mackenzie D (right)
“We have been doing colour blending, shading and form. It’s been really fun.” Elizabeth
“We are working with colour and texture, it’s fun and soon we are working on portraits and I think that will be fun too” Summa.
The highlight of the return to school for Grade 10s has, undoubtedly, been the arrival of the leavers’ hoodies. Thank you to the school admin staff, especially, Kirsten for all of your work coordinating this.
Students have embraced the new subject options this semester and are working well. This term is crucial as we consolidate learning to make up for the disruptions of last term. Thank you to parents for your support in ensuring students are at school, in uniform and on task.
On Tuesday 18th August, Grade 10 students will attend a taster session at Elizabeth College. More information will be provided in the coming weeks.
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Materials & Design
Materials & Design
Gr 10 Hoodies have arrived
How to wear your Hoodie
How to wear your Hoodie
How NOT to wear your Hoodie
How NOT to wear your Hoodie
Former Student Visit
Last Thursday a former Ogilvie Big Picture and the Deputy Head Prefect of Ogilvie in 2009, Imogen Page came to speak with Hobart Big Picture Academy students about how her time in Big Picture shaped who she is and her career pathway. Since leaving school she has had several jobs in a variety of careers and travelled widely and is always looking for opportunities to make a positive difference in the world – her goal in life.
One of the key message I took from Imogen’s talk was to keep exploring what I am interested in and passionate about, so that I end up with a career I am excited about and will excel at. She asked us, “What do you get out of bed for?” This was a question I hadn’t thought about before. It is really powerful because it makes you consider what you look forward to and is important in your life and I will ask myself it when I choose my projects and internships over the next two years in Big Picture.
She also made me realise that learning about yourself and knowing your strengths is more important than anything else. Once she understood herself she could also identify weaknesses that she could focus on improving throughout her time in Big Picture. Imogen is currently the Head of the Tasmanian Student Futures Team at the University of Tasmania and loves her work.
Staff at Ogilvie have been embedding some practical positive psychology into our teaching practice. This is to assist building a strong school wide culture and support our personal wellbeing goals. In addition, they found their key VIA character strengths. Want to know your key character strengths? https://www.viacharacter.org/character-strengths-via
Ogilvie staff exploring their VIA strengths
Tournament of the Minds
It's Tournament of Minds (TOM) time! TOM will run a little differently this year. Want to get involved in TOM this year? Info will be delivered in Grade assemblies.
See the below clip for more information
Ogilvie High School and New Town High School commenced our program of visiting feeder primary schools today. We visited Mount Stuart, Goulburn Street and Campbell Street Primary Schools.
Year 7 students 2021
Ogilvie and New Town High School Intentions Form (link below)
For students currently attending one of our feeder or access schools (Bowen Road, Campbell Street, Goulburn Street, Lansdowne Crescent, Lenah Valley, Moonah, Mount Stuart and New Town Primary Schools).
We ask that a parent/ guardian please complete the following form. We know that you may have already completed a similar form or have contacted us with this information previously. Completing this form will ensure that we have all of the necessary contact information for your child in our data bases to inform the next step in our enrolment and transition processes.
High school Intention forms for In Area only
Out of Area form
If you are interested in learning more about Ogilvie, or taking a tour, please contact the school for an appointment and we will do our best to accommodate you.
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.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 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.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 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.email@example.com
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.
Canteen orders can be placed via the Qkr app.
Hot Dish of the Week
On Sunday 2nd August, 3 Ogilvie members braved the cold out at the Derwent Entertainment Centre for the 30th Glenorchy Fun Run. Despite low numbers (the event was capped at 420 entrants), the energy was high and our 3 competitors did well in the 5km event.
Abbey Maddock – 36:11
Jess McDonald – 24:28
Mary Stewart – 28:48
New Town High School also had some strong runners, with Haney M coming 3rd in the 5km event.
Our combined OHS and NTHS band are unable to travel this year, but let’s look back on August three years ago when the collaborative band took out the highest award (platinum) in the Advanced Concert Band section in Victoria.
At Glenorchy Library we are running a 3D design competition for Science Week called Move it!
Here are some resources to help your students get started with design ideas.