- Principal Message
- Staff farewell
- Middle School
- Senior School
- Hobart Big Picture Academy
- School grounds
- Whole School Activities
- Athletics Carnival 2020
- Eco School
- Fitness for Life
- Outdoor Education
- Student Leaders
- Grade 7 2021 - Orientation day
- Student Assistance Scheme 2021
- Metro Bus
- Late arrivals and Leaving early
- Additional Items
Welcome to week five of term four. Term four is typically the busiest term of a school year with preparations for the year ahead as well as assessments, reporting and celebrations for the current year.
As the weather keeps getting warmer our excursions, day trips and camps start up again with lots of classes out and about over the last five weeks and over the next five weeks. Last week I was lucky enough to score a morning out on the water at Sandy Bay Beach with one of the outdoor-ed stand-up paddle board trips. It was great to be out on the water with the girls and to see them challenging themselves in a new environment and good for them to see their principal in a more normal light outside, being active and learning with them.
On the last day of term three I received the good news that I won the permanent position of principal here at Ogilvie. This is a position that I have been working towards since leaving Ogilvie in 2008 as a teacher and something that I am committed to for the long haul. The opportunity to continue the good work of the school and to help our community help shape and led its future direction is something that I’m very excited about.
The grounds of our school are looking especially beautiful at the moment with lots of green spring growth and our newly renovated rose gardens are now starting to bloom. Coming up the driveway you will also notice that our new all season courts are finished with tennis courts, futsal, netball, basketball and even a cricket pitch marked into the double court surface.
Over the last five weeks our school association and Hobart City Partner Schools reference group have been meeting on Tuesday evenings from 7 to 9pm to discuss and debate the conversation around the three schools (Ogilvie, New Town and Elizabeth College) being the answer to Hobart’s need for a co-educational secondary school. Last week our school association as well as New Town and Elizabeth College all voted to support the notion of exploring models of co-ed education across the three campuses. The Education Minister will be making a public announcement around this later this month.
As we make the run into the last half of this term make sure that you stay connected with us via the newsletter, school app or our social media pages. Better than that if you want to come and have a chat please feel free to do that by giving our administration team a call and making an appointment to come and see one of our team.
Enjoy this beautiful week…
UNDER 13 FOOTBALL
Congratulations Sarah M who was Captain of her under 13 Football team and won a spot in the grandfinal which was played on Sunday 11 October.
Premiers for 2020
Sarah M and the under 13 Football team
ALL SCHOOLS CHAMPIONSHIP
Kayedel competed at the All Schools Championship over the weekend in Launceston in the U16 placing 2nd in the 200m, 3rd in 100m. Kayedel also competed at the regionals at the domain U16 qualifying second in 100m, 200m, 90m hurdles, and 4th in 400m.
Well done Kayedel.
7D got creative in class using produce from our gardens. Billy helped the students create their very own bowls to be used in future classes.
Global Climate Change Week
As part of Global Climate Change Week, Dr Alistair Hobday gave a presentation to 8B and 8F. Dr Alistair Hobday, is an eminent and charismatic scientist specialising in the effects of climate change on marine species and systems based at CSIRO. He addressed some specific questions that the students had prepared including:
- Will the actions we take today be enough to prevent the direct impacts of climate change or is it too little too late? (Chelsea)
- What are the natural causes of global warming and should we be trying to or is it even possible to limit these? (Paige G)
- How do we know what greenhouse gas and temperatures were in the past? And have there been any major climate changes in our planet in the past and how did they affect marine and Antarctic wildlife? (Leah)
- How long until what we’ve done to Earth is irreversible? And how does 2020 compare with previous years for example the 2019 bushfire season? (Grace)
- Why do you think people/society are reluctant to reduce their use of Fossil Fuels? (Nerida)
- Is it possible that climate change would have happened regardless of human’s impact? (Lily)
He was really interesting and the students particularly enjoyed hearing about the use of specifically designed concrete nests to assist Shy Albatross I success breeding.
Miriam and Adrian
Bella and Izzy G7 helped facilitate a series of Smith Family high school “myth busting” workshops at Austin’s Ferry Primary and Windermere Primary schools.
The Grade 9 leadership team are beginning a project to create a vibrant but relaxing space in the Birdcage. We welcome Mr Tomas O’Meara to Ogilvie High, who will be working as an Artist in Residence with students to create the mural. The team have held their first meeting and are currently gathering inspiration before the project commences on the 28 of October.
The students are looking forward to working with by Mr O’Meara. His expertise will guide them, and they will be able to gain a great deal of knowledge throughout the mural project. He has had successful solo exhibitions in Moonah, at Dark Mofo and in Paris, France. He has also been a member of Group Exhibitions held in Entrepot Gallery, Glenorchy open MAC and Kelly’s Garden. His work can be found in private collections in Senegal, France, Japan and Australia. He is currently studying M.Ed. through Monash University to extend his degree in Fine Arts (BFA).
Progress of the mural will be posted to Ogilvie High’s Facebook page and in the Newsletter.
Grade 9 Leadership Team (Media)
Ella, Phebe and Emily with Tomas O'Meara
Tasmanian All Schools Track and Field Championships
Natalia Lrecently competed for Ogilvie High School at the Tasmanian All Schools Track and Field Championships in Launceston, winning Gold in the U18 discus and Silver in the U18 Shotput.
The weekend before she competed in the Southern Regional All Schools competition throwing a National qualifier in the U20 4kg shotput of 11.37m.
GRADE 10 ATTENDANCE
Congratulations to our Year 10 students who have attended school for 90% and above of the time this year. The students were all invited to a special afternoon tea. And a special well done to Ashleigh for having full attendance.
GRADE 10 CELEBRATION DINNER
The Grade 10 Celebration Dinner is to be held on Tuesday 15 December at the Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, Sandy Bay from 7.00pm to 10.00pm. The first round of invitations has gone out. With the invitation is an information letter but more details will be provided closer to the night.
Cost is $75 per student and needs to be paid to the school office by Monday 30 November. Parents wishing to negotiate paying by instalment between now and Monday 30 November are asked to contact the office directly. Ph: 62 28 8800
In the event that a student’s invitation is withdrawn for not meeting school expectations or the dinner is cancelled because of any change in Tasmania’s Covid-Safe regulations, any money paid will be refunded.
We are hoping the event will go ahead as planned and want everyone attending to have a fabulous evening.
Do you have any blankets to donate and to help Millie with her fundraiser? You can drop them off to Millie at Hobart Big Picture Academy in St John's Avenue, New Town or alternatively at the Ogilvie Office.
With the sun starting to shine, our school grounds are looking very lush and green, with lots of spaces for our students to enjoy the sunshine and also get protection from the sun in the shade under our beautiful trees.
Comments from our Learning centre students about their Bowling excursion on Thursday 15 October :
We went bowling with the school and I got a strike and the winner the first week was me. We roll the heavy ball down the alley and it is fun. You have to knock down 10 pins. You have to put your fingers in the holes. We went on the bus with 5 other people and Sue and Sarah and Sam.
We went bowling with the school. We went on a bus.
We went bowling. There were lots of other schools there. We took a bus. You have you have to put your fingers into the holes in the ball. You then have to hit the 10 pins. It was fun at bowling.
We went bowling. There were other schools there. We took a bus. You put your 3 fingers in the holes in the ball. You throw your ball to hit the pins. It was fun at bowling.
A number of maths textbooks that were provided for students at the end of term one to support them learning from home have not yet been returned. As they are quite costly to replace it would be greatly appreciated if every effort was made to have them returned to the school library as soon as possible.
Protect your skin from the sun’s harmful ultraviolet (UV) radiation to avoid skin cell damage that can lead to the development of skin cancers. So remember to:
- Slip on sun protective clothing - collars, sleeves, longer shorts, skirts and trousers
- Slop on SPF30+ broad-spectrum water-resistant sunscreen (2 hourly when swimming)
- Slap on a hat - broad brimmed, bucket or legionnaire
- Seek shade – remind them to look out for shade whenever possible
- Slide on some sunglasses (optional)
- Year 8 Miller broke the School Grounds record for the 4 x 100m relay by 2 seconds.
- Kayedel S (Y8 Miller) broke the School Grounds record for 100m.
- Natalia L (Y10 Dando) broke the Old record for Shot Put by 24cm – This record has stood since 1988.
- Natalia L broke the Old record for Discus by 5m.
- Natalia L broke the School Grounds record for Long Jump by 46cm.
Hydration Station 2020
Over the two days of the Athletics Carnival, the Prefect Board ran a Hydration Station. The idea was to raise some money for a good cause, the Day for Daniel Foundation, and keep spirits high. We wanted to have an easy place for water bottles to be refilled, some sunscreen for people to use, and fizzy drinks and icy poles for purchase. Our biggest aim, for the two days, was to keep encouraging everyone to participate and have a go in as many events as possible. We all had lots of fun chatting with people as they finished their races and are excited to support a great cause.
Natalie A & Abbey M
Lara, Cassandra, Lily, Nisha, Lucy and Natalie
I had a wonderful chance to meet with the inspiring and committed members of the Eco Schools Group last week and present the large novelty cheque to the amount of $720. Their enthusiastic and can do nature was evident as they have not wasted anytime getting on with the project, noted by the wall of assembled Eco Bins in the Sustainability Hub. It was wonderful to hear the discussion and ideas on how and when to launch the project to foster awareness and participation in recycling in classrooms and the canteen.
The entry by your Eco Schools Group was a standout entry in our 2020 Sustainable Schools Award
What we loved about your project:
- the detailed explanation of the nature and purpose of the project namely the Provision of infrastructure for fostering responsible waste disposal habits at Ogilvie High School… or in short address the ongoing problem of rubbish around the school.
- How the Eco-Schools Group has momentum now in its 5th year and the commitment of the group members both students and staff to regular meet at lunchtime.
- The school’s commitment to sustainability by creating the Sustainability Hub and giving sustainability a profile with the appointment of Sustainability Prefects and a voice on the Student council.
We were also very impressed by the group’s previous achievement including:
- Your ability to generate your own funds through sales of produce from the school garden raising over $2000 in the last two years which allowed you to start classroom recycling of paper using Eco Bins.
- Participating in the Climate Leaders Conference
- Replacement of plastic straws in the canteen.
- Reduction in the ordering of plastic folders
- Developed a circular economy by having a permanent book swap and a clothes swap.
Keep Australia Beautiful Tasmania is a not for profit organisation that has been active in Tasmania for nearly 50 years and we appreciate the support of the Tasmanian Government and Mars Wrigley who sponsor the Sustainable Schools Awards.
Thank you also for supporting our awards by entering and importantly helping to reduce the impact of waste on our environment. Congratulations Ogilvie High School and your Eco School Group!
Keep Australia Beautiful Tasmania
The class has returned from holidays ready to work hard on their fitness. In Week 1, we went on an excursion to All Aerobics to do a circuit class with the co-owner of the gym, Terry. We have also been lucky enough to utilise the newly resurfaced courts to do some workouts outside in the sun. A busy term ahead with some Boxfit, Rock Climbing and Bike Riding sessions to come, between some good whole body workouts.
We are looking forward to welcoming our incoming Year 7 students for 2021 to the school on December 2nd for Orientation Day. Earlier in the year we had published a different date in November, so please discard past notices and 'save the dates' and add this one to the diary.
The Department of Education recently announced that we would be expanding the Student Assistance Scheme for 2021.
Parents who have a current concession card as listed below can apply for dependent students for assistance under the STAS:
- Services Australia – Centrelink Health Care Card
- Service Australia – Centrelink Low Income Health Care Card
- Services Australia – Pensioner Concession Card or
- Department of Veteran Affairs – Pensioner Concession Card.
Please note that if you are already receiving student assistance you do not need to complete a form.
For 2021 a new on-line form has been developed to assist with processing applications for new applicants.
The online form can be completed here: https://stasonlinesubmission.education.tas.gov.au/
Once a validated form is completed the Department of Education will confirm the outcome of your application in writing, this process takes approximately 14 days.
We understand this online option may not be possible for all families, so if you require a hard copy form please contact your school or firstname.lastname@example.org or 1800 827 055.
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.