- Principal Message
- Middle School
- Senior School
- Grade 10 End of Year events
- Celebration dinner 2020
- Hobart Big Picture Academy
- Student Leaders speeches
- Student Leaders 2021
- SEUSSICAL - THE MUSICAL
- Sustainable Schools
- Sustainable Gardens produce
- Sports update
- School Association
- Student Assistance 2021
- Late arrivals and leaving early
- Additional Items
2020 has been a year of great change across our country both socially, politically and educationally. Much of our agenda in schools is politically charged but the focus of education in all schools has always been and will always be improving the learning outcomes for all students.
Here at Ogilvie this year we have continued on our path of school improvement with lots of work being done in our school on whole school approaches to positive behaviour support, student wellbeing and a focus on improving reading.
Over the last 12 months our school has continued to grow in our results, our community and in our student population. Next year Ogilvie will grow back towards 700 students. This growth provides all of our students with even more resources both financial and in staffing.
The school’s growth in all areas is a reflection on the dedication and professionalism of the staff here. All staff at Ogilvie put the student at the centre of everything that they do. As a result families at our school know that every decision that is reached is made in the best interests of all of the students at our school.
People will have lots of mixed emotions around what that future will look like, because we know that from 2022 it will be very different to now. However one thing that is of absolute importance in this change process is having the voice of students, families and staff in shaping what a new Ogilvie will look and feel like.
We have a large, active and committed school association who meet on the first Tuesday of every month. They have been crucial in driving this process of change and in meeting and reporting back from the Hobart City Schools parent/family reference group.
Our values of growth, courage, aspiration and respect are at the core of not only what we set out to achieve here at Ogilvie but are at the core of what all Tasmanian schools are striving for.
This time of the year is a time for farewells and change. A number of families, including our Grade10’s are leaving our school. I would like to extend a farewell to all leaving families…..we will miss you and we wish you all the best into the future. Thank you for the support and contribution you have made to our school.
This year we farewell some much loved staff members from our school and staff will be farewelling them officially on Friday. They are: Mary Stewart, Paul O’Rourke and Hedley Cook who are retiring this year and Trish Rowley, Mel Morgan, Alison Quilliam, Luca Fraraccio, Paul Herron and Laura Trenham who are moving on to new schools. We wish them all the very best for the future and look forward to them continuing a relationship with our school in some way.
From all of us here at school we wish you and your family a fantastic break and look forward to welcoming you back for an amazing year starting on Wednesday 3rd February 2021.
Have a fantastic Christmas break...
7C Students actively participating in Japanese class.
7C students working on the covers of their retold and reimagined fractured fairy tale stories featuring the character Shrek.
7C and 7D HASS classes have been learning about liveability, place and space. We discovered that Ogilvie has two trees which are on the Hobart City Council’s Significant Tree Register - the Weeping Willow and the Pin Oak.
These trees were planted some time after 1940. The students studied and sketched these special trees and others in the school grounds.
Students in 8B have been writing mystery narratives in English. They have explored the mystery genre and their stories have been published in book form. The students have designed their own covers and blurbs as well.
Congratulations to 7B on presenting their Halloween themed dance performance to an older audience today. Terrific effort!
Ahaana, Lilly, Mia and Kara with a Scarecrow created in Textiles class.
7E performing in the music concert. Wonderful job team.
MIDDLE SCHOOL AWARDS
The middle school held their awards on Monday 14 December. Congradulations to all the award recipients.
GRADE 9 MURAL PROGRESS
The Grade 9 Leadership Team and Artists are finalising plans for the mural being painted in the area known as the ‘Birdcage’. The group have spent time seeking inspiration from other artists and by drawing ideas down as a group. They have also focused on using the style of line drawing, where one line connects the whole artwork together. The artwork is focused around nature and Australian wildlife is also featured. The team want the space to be a bright and positive place for students to enjoy and this will be reflected through the artwork. Now that the design is finalised, painting will begin soon.
The Mural has progress and its starting to take shape.
Presentation Evening Monday 14 December
Families of prize winners should have received their invitations.
Grade 10 Celebration Dinner Tuesday 15 December
After what has been a very difficult year, we are pleased to be able to go ahead with the Celebration Dinner.
Royal Yacht Club of Tasmania, Marieville Esplanade
6.30pm for 7.00pm until 10.00pm
Parents are welcome to take photographs of students arriving from 6.00pm onwards. Please enter Marieville Esplanade from the southern entrance off Sandy Bay Road. There is limited parking. We ask you to follow the directions of security staff managing traffic.
Please observe social distancing and do not attend if you are experiencing flu-like symptoms.
Students should be collected at 10.00pm from outside the venue and all students should now have returned the slip saying who will collect them after the dinner and stating that person’s contact details. Our Duty of Care obligations mean we can only allow students to leave with the person nominated to collect them.
Families wishing to take photographs at the Botanical Gardens beforehand are advised there may be traffic congestion on the Domain and to allow ample time to reach Sandy Bay by the start time.
We look forward to a fabulous evening.
Wednesday 16 December
At school activities.
Thursday 17 December
Final school assembly and farewell of Grade 10 students. Due to school numbers and Covid-19 restrictions, the assembly is limited to students and staff only but parents and families are welcome to line the driveway for the traditional guard of honour and farewells. At this stage, it is anticipated Grade 10s will leave school around 10.30 am. They are not required at school for the rest of the day.
Other points to note.
Students may start emptying their lockers now and are asked to make arrangements to take larger items such as woodwork projects and artwork home. Please check at home for Library books, textbooks or any other school items which need to be returned to the school. We are also happy to receive any donations of school uniform in good condition, school bags and other items.
The students celebrated their 4 years of hard work and dedication to their studies in style. The students looked fabulous in their stunning outfits including their hair and makeup. Parents and guardian should be very proud of the young ladies they have helped mould into the ladies they are today.
Students arrived in style.
Staff and students
Partying the night away (Sorry some are a bit dark)
Sarah is passionate about music and loves fixing things, especially musical instruments. Her internship at Topshelf Instruments suits her perfectly, as does Big Picture design where hands-on learning is encouraged. Sarah hopes to make a guitar as her project next year and she is working hard on a career as an instrument repairer.
Lara; Thank you everyone. I’d like to start by saying congratulations!! We have made it to the last day. Whether you’re a grade 10 about to leave or a grade 7 8 or 9 you should all be proud of yourselves for being in this room today. While today has some sad moments we hope that you all look back on it with happy memories. Us as grade 10s are sad to be leaving but we wish all of the younger grades the best for next year. We know that we are leaving the school in good hands. I know for some of us today is pretty emotional. For some this is the last day they will ever be attending Ogivlie High School. We hope that everyone that is leaving today leaves with a memory or friendship that will stay with them for life. For those that are staying enjoy your time here, make the most of it because eventually you’ll be in our place walking down the drive way with your friends. To everyone that is sad to go remember that this isn’t the end but just a new beginning. We may be leaving but our legacy isn’t. Thank you to the whole school for making this year enjoyable. While it has been anything but ordinary it has been an incredible experience that we won’t forget. Thank you to the class of 2020 and we hope you have enjoyed your final day.
Natalia; It hasn’t been an easy year due to the outbreak of Covid-19 and having to work online at home. Working on canvas, on the work that the teachers put all of their time and effort in preparing for every single one of us. I am so proud of the resilience and persistence that everyone has continued to show during this difficult year. Now to the grade 10’s especially. The time spent with you over the past 4 years have been truly amazing. Everyone has grown, not only as an individual, but as a whole grade. From being little 12-year old’s to the independent people we are now, we have grown to become a family, and I couldn’t be prouder of the people you have all become. From the days we used to think that high school was dauting, to where we are now, scared of the life that lies ahead. We are all moving on with our lives, but we hope that you keep and cherish the relationships you have made. We couldn’t have asked for a better group of people to have spent our high school journey with. I cannot explain how much you all mean to us. Everyone has achieved so much and we can’t wait to hear about everything you all achieve in the future, no matter what path you decide to take. The future lies ahead of us, and we hope that you all continue to inspire others, and continue to be the outstanding people that you are today.
Abbey; To the grade 10s, the class of 2020. Some of us will be sitting here, nervous for the future and unsure of what will happen next, others will be excited, ready to start the next chapter and might even have their lives all planned out. And a lot of you will probably be feeling both, and that is okay. Just remember, now is our time to take on the world, to find and pursue our passions and to quote unquote, ‘be the legacy’. William Shakespeare and Channing Tatum both once said, “Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.” In life, we cannot always count on being born great or having greatness thrust upon us, but we can learn to understand that the opportunity to achieve greatness is always within in our grasp. If you take anything from my speech, let it be this, to leave a legacy, and to achieve greatness, is not to receive money, awards, or recognition, but it is about inflicting those you pass with a little bit more comfort, happiness, and hope. Our time here together will not be remembered by our grades, popularity, likes or favours, but by our relationships, and the kind of people we were. These are our legacies. To the class of 2020, and the staff who have guided us along the way, thank you. I wish you all the very very best. Remember, the future is yours to create, and in light of this year’s musical, “You’re off to great places, today is your day, your mountain is waiting so…get on your way!” - Dr Seuss. Thank you.
“Oh the thinks you can think!” Well done to our amazing Seussical team led by the amazing Cass Wilson and her crew. What an amazing journey in such a crazy year. Phenomenal performances by all. The OHS family is so proud of you all!
Take a bow Cass Wilson along with the cast and crew members. A fabulous ending to a wonderful bright and colourful, spectacular production.
Our Sustainable gardens are producing beautiful artichokes and bountiful broad beans in abundance.
In Sustainable food production the students are making solar drying racks getting ready for autumn fruit harvest.
On behalf of the School Association I'd like to thank Ogilvie High's wonderful leaders, staff and support staff for the incredible care and effort that's gone into providing its students with a great education in what's been a very challenging year.
We congratulate all the students on the courage and resilience they've displayed. It's been so encouraging to see some snapshots of their learning, achievements and acts of kindness in the newsletters and on our social-media pages.
To all the parents/guardians and carers who have supported, loved and provided for your kids, while adapting to the many difficulties, hard losses and uncertainty this year has thrown at us, well done.
This year the School Association welcomed almost a whole new committee as exiting parents were replaced by new parents. We have learned a lot and achieved a lot.
Some of the things we had the opportunity to be involved in this year are:
- the appointing of our new principal;
- approval of the addition of the hoodie to the uniform;
- providing feedback for the departmental review of the reporting procedure;
- providing support and funding for the wonderful school chaplaincy program;
- funding the purchase of a defibrillator for the school (thank you Jess MacDonald for this great initiative); and
- hearing and giving feedback to the Principal's reports on school and student progress and improvement plans.
We were also significantly involved in the consultation process that led to approving the plan to combine with New Town High to offer co-ed secondary education.
Being involved in the School Association increases engagement and connection with the school and its community. If you'd like to know more about it or get involved yourself email email@example.com.
School Association Chair
OGILVIE HIGH SCHOOL ASSOCIATION
REG NO. 2639, ABN 61 501 419 232
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.