Unbelievably we have reached the end of our third term together this year already. There have been some fantastic celebrations of learning over the last fortnight with classes displaying their thinking and we have been sharing these over our social media platforms.
Our Big Picture Hobart students have presented some amazing exhibitions to their advisors, peers, families and learning through internship mentors. You will also have seen examples of these on our Big Picture Hobart Facebook page.
We have a few more capital works projects on the go at the moment with the sports courts about to be finished and the bottom floor of H Block about to get a renovation to bring it up to the same standard as the second floor. This floor will house two more Big Picture advisories in 2021.
Our School Association has been working with the Newtown High School Association around the Hobart City Partnership Schools survey and have recently formed a joint reference group who will be working with myself, David Kilpatrick principal at NTHS and the Department of Education in discussing future models of education provision across our two schools.
Miranda Shepheard our School Association Chair will add more details around what that looks like in her piece within this newsletter.
Social Media Safety:
This is the third newsletter that I have discussed this topic and it is something that we as teachers and you as parents and carers are seeing happening on student’s phones and iPad’s every week as well as in the online gaming world.
Being a parent is hard enough, but when fast spreading digital world interferes in your everyday struggles that’s when things get really messy. The main problem with this digital era is that it’s hard to keep up with the constant improvements of media and its emergence into our lives. Growing up within virtual society in which social norms are yet to be agreed upon, definitely hinders attempts to provide a safe space and necessary prevention for our youngsters. This is why cyber bulling is a hot topic among many experts.
There are essentially seven types of cyber-bullying behaviour:
Flaming: Sending angry, rude or vulgar messages directed at a person or persons privately to an on-line group.
Harassment: Repeatedly sending a person an offensive message.
Cyberstalking: Harassment that is highly intimidating or includes threats of harm.
Denigration: Sending or posting harmful, untrue or cruel statements about a person to others.
Masquerading: Pretending to be someone else and sending or posting material that makes that person look bad or places that person in personal danger.
Outing/Trickery: Sending or posting material about a person that contains sensitive, private or embarrassing information, including forwarding private messages or images; engaging in tricks to solicit embarrassing information that is then made public.
Exclusion: Actions that specifically and intentionally exclude a person from an online group, such as exclusion from an instant messaging “buddies” list.
The safebook graphic on the front of the newsletter is a great visual reminder to our students and something that we give to any of our kids who are experiencing difficulties in their online world. It’s also vital that families have this conversation with their kids and talk to them about what is happening in their online world. Have a chat to your kids around:
- do you have social media accounts (in most cases we deal with the family has no idea which accounts a child has)
- ask your child if you can read the content of their accounts (you might be amazed as to what you see and read here)
- take a close look at the online friends your child has (one student’s account I looked at today had 1192 friends)
- talk to your child about not accepting friend requests unless they actually know that person
Another great resource for us as parents is the recent film “The Social Dilemma” that is currently streaming on Netflix. A group of tech experts sound the alarm on the dangerous human impact of social networking. Check it out and you will be amazed at the level of persuasion that these companies go to so that we keep scrolling forever down…
Have a great school holiday break and hopefully we will all be able to engage in a bit of a digital detox over the next two weeks and enjoy the sunshine outside.
Take care and I look forward to working and learning with you all again for our last term of 2020 coming up.
Your School Association has been busy this month meeting, gathering information and discussing our thoughts around the Hobart City Partner Schools project.
Last Tuesday evening we attended a joint meeting with New Town High School Association. There were a good number who turned out and it was a very successful meeting.
It was great to hear from Dave Kilpatrick and Duncan Groves who spoke with clarity and transparency about the history of the proposal and presented us with the information and key factors we will need to know as we move towards forming a formal position on whether, and to what degree we want our schools to combine.
There were a variety of great questions and thoughts shared and it was encouraging to see the power of informing and listening well, bring us to a united understanding; we all want our students to be given the best possible High School education experience, and we see opportunity here, to build on the good we have, for the future.
Over the next month representatives from Ogilvie and New Town High School Associations will be engaged in consultation meetings with the goal of forming a recommendation to be voted on at our next meeting.
If you'd like to get involved, join us at our next meeting or email firstname.lastname@example.org
8F CHEMICAL CHANGES
Some photos of 8F investigating Chemical Changes and looking at the properties of Naked Eggs! Calcium Carbonate in Acetic acid.
CORAL TULLOCH VISIT
Author/illustrator in residence: Coral Tulloch
During Week 9 of Term 3, Grade 7 Ogilvie students had the privilege of meeting Tasmanian author and illustrator, Coral Tulloch. Coral and Alison Lester wrote and illustrated One Small Island, a book about Macquarie Island. Over the past few weeks all grade seven classes have been reading the book and finding out more about the island. Everyone has been creating a two page layout to continue on from the end of the book, recounting the recent events of Macquarie Island’s successful pest eradication program. Students have been painting a landscape of the island using watercolours and writing the details of the pest eradication program. Coral told students about the island, about her experiences there as an artist, and the process she and Alison went through to publish the book. We were extremely lucky that Coral brought in some of her original artwork from the book, along with sketches and notes from the writing process. During recess Coral met with students to see how their work was progressing and to give them tips on what they can do next. The grade sevens have been working very hard and using their core subject times to focus on the project.
Some work from Ms Rudolf's grade 10 maths class. Solving quadratic equations using the Null Factor Law and the Quadratic Formula!
Students in year 9 science this week had a chance to run their own mini inquiries. Over the past few lessons, students came up with their own aim, hypothesis and method, then had fun testing out their theories.
Students ran experiments to find out things such as how photosynthesis works on vegetable plants, what environment is most ideal for nails to rust in, how accurate an indicator made with cabbage water can be, and explored how much carbon dioxide is given off when yeast is mixed with glucose.
One class even had a go at elephant’s toothpaste!
GRADE 9 PICNIC
Grade 9 had a grade picnic during home group on Wednesday the 23 September. The picnic was to mark the end of term and the completion of the Mental Fitness Challenge.
During the second half of term 3, grade 9 students participated in the Mental Fitness Challenge. The Mental Fitness Challenge is a 6 week program, produced by Bite Back, which provides strategies to build Wellbeing. The 6 week program focuses on: Gratitude, Mindfulness, Social connections, Strengths, Meaning and purpose and culminated in the production of a Mental Fitness plan.
The picnic’s purpose was to provide students with an opportunity to reconnect with their peers and to celebrate the completion of term 3.
GRADE 9 HASS
Grade 9 students have presented exhibitions of learning for their recent World War One module. Each student chose a topic to study and presented their research as a model, poster or other creative piece.
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT SUPERSTAR
Each week we have an Alumni Spotlight Superstar. Do you have a Big Picture Alumni you would like to nominate? Get in touch on Facebook or email email@example.com-
This fortnights Alumni Stars are:
Congratulations Abbie, and thanks goes to her ex-advisor Katrina Rudolf for the nomination.
Anisha S now works as a graphic designer. She encouraged current students to always try new things and to take up any offers of adventure; just as she and 9 other BP students did in 2012 when we spent 5 days camping on the Skullbone Expedition to Flinders Island.
Thank you to our Alumni students Ruby, Leah, Sarah P, Sarah M, Imogen, Charlie, Takani and Abbie and advisor Janet A for coming in to ‘Reconnect’ today (and to the many who got in touch but couldn’t make it). It was great to hear what you are all doing and how Big Picture contributed so positively to who you have become.
Our HBPA students are looking forward to taking up the many offers of support from Alumni. Look out for future posts about individual Alumni and details of our next ‘Reconnect event.
LEARNING THROUGH INTERNSHIP
Big Picture creates a diverse family, in which we all have enough structure and support to grow as a person, and enough freedom and independence to become creative and innovative individuals.
On Friday 18 September, the Cross Country Carnival was run on the school grounds.
The first part of the carnival after recess was the Extreme Cross Country which was for those students who wished to compete at a competitive level. All other students were spectators for this event. During the event spectators were sitting on the bank in house groups cheering their House on.
At lunch time there was a barbecue, with all funds raised going to MS.
After lunch the Colour Run or Fun Run in support of MS took place. All students participated in this event, whether they walked, jogged, or ran the course. Students were asked to donate a gold coin in Home Group in support of this.
If students wanted to participate in the Colour Run they needed to have a change of clothes - old clothes were worn, preferably white, for the full effect of the colour. Colours were sprayed by teachers only and mostly below the shoulders. (Colour powder is corn starch, baking soda and dyes).
Following the Colour Run students were required to change back into their PE uniforms. There was a Celebration Assembly in the Gymnasium and all students were dismissed from the Gymnasium at the end of the day.
Congratulations to DANDO
On Monday, the 14th of September the Eco-Schools team was invited to a virtual conference hosted by the Youth Climate Leaders of Tasmania. This conference was a continuation of the one that took place at the beginning of this year. The focus was on the impact of Tasmanian high schools regarding their environment, encouraging environmentally friendly changes. We discussed these during the first conference and now it was time to shared what we had done throughout the year, the challenges we faced, and ways of improvement to assure the best product. We also received helpful feedback from the other schools involved, as well as enthusiastic staff members. Once the conference had began, we received introductions from our leader Toby Thorpe. Costa Georgiadis also talked to us about persistence and encouraged us to always keep going and spread our message, even through the hard times.
Each school shared what they had accomplished since our last meeting. Eco-Schools has done very well considering the circumstances( COVID restrictions). We have organised two clothes swaps that happened on the 21st and 28th of August, that went successfully. We have now got paper and cardboard recycling bins and are now getting plastic recycling bins and are planning an Eco-Schools Fair for next term to show the rest of Ogilvie what we are about. It was a really fun day of learning about what the other high schools around Tasmania have been doing to improve their school making it Eco-friendly, and they have inspired us to continue to create change.
Written by Nina D
This week some of our budding young scientists participated in the annual STEM challenge held at City Hall. They worked in groups to develop solutions for the challenges that were set, such as building their own robotic hand capable of picking up small objects, designing hovercrafts and structures that withstand the impact of earthquakes. It was great day of creative problem solving and thinking outside the square with everything from robotics, engineering to communications.
The Tennis court’s transformation has finally begun.
Our Tennis courts are being resurfaced and work commenced on 14 September.
A reminder to students to be vehicle vigilant at the start and end of the school days for vehicles in this area (Workmen on site from 7.00am-5.00pm). The works is expected to take 2-3 weeks.
UPDATE: Tennis courts, netball, basketball, futsal and cricket pitch all being laid into our new multipurpose court space. Nearly finished.
LOVE YOUR BODY WEEK
Some positive messages completed by students for Love Your Body Week.
Thanks to all that participated and a big thankyou to the House captains who initiated and ran the games every day. Without them this fun event would not have happened!!
1st – Dando
2nd – Miller
3rd – Williams
4th – Venn
5th – Steane
SHARE THE DIGNITY
Thank you to everyone who so generously donated to the ‘Share the Dignity’ collection at OHS. Imogen and Skye were very pleased to hand over so many donations to Tania - Team Leader of Share the Dignity Tasmania.
Ogilvie will now be sending forms to parents/carers electronically via email and through Szapp. Parents can respond to the form straight away on a mobile phone or computer.
Please contact the school on 6228 8800 if your email details have changed.
Instructions for downloading Szapp shown below.
Final points for House Writing 2020 :
Williams 1st, Venn 2nd, Miller 3rd, Steane 4th and Dando 5th
1st – Emma E – Sausage Story - Venn
2nd – Lara U – The ruthless Truth of the sea - Williams
3rd – Emmerson B – Freedom - Miller
Runner up - Emma E – The completely ordinary and entirely unremarkable life of Oscar Thornton - Venn
Read the Winning entry here:
1st - Abbey M – A beautifully put together mess - Miller
2nd Nisha T – Sink or Swim - Williams
3rd Emily F – 2020 - Venn
Runner up - Sarah E – Longing – Miller
Read the Winning entry here:
1st – Ella R - Freedom Venn
Read the Winning entry here:
1st – Sarah N – Frozen Freedom – Venn
2nd – Ella M – Untitled – Williams
3rd – Tori Lee B – Freedom – Steane
Runner up – Alice N – untitled – Williams
Read the Winning entry here:
1st – Taylor G – untitled – Williams
2nd – Maddison – Finally Free – Miller
3rd – Paige G – The Broken Path – Venn
Runner up – Maryam F – The Dream Catcher – Venn
Read the Winning entry here:
1st – Ruby W – untitled – Williams
2nd – Leah P – Freedom From Self – Venn
3rd – Paige G – Freedom – Venn
Runner up – Monica E – Dando
Read the Winning entry here:
1st – Star C – Fly away Free – Miller
2nd – Melinda N– Freedom – Venn
3rd – Evangeline M – Cant break my pride – Venn
Runner up - Rebekah C – Freedom – Steane
Read the Winning entry here:
1st – Billie L – The Sweet and Green – Williams
2nd – Odessa I – Freedom – Miller
3rd – Emily C – Animals Freedom – Williams
Runner up – Ruby J – Macquarie Island – Williams
Read the Winning entry here:
Final House shield points term 3: including lunchtime sport/Cross country/colour run and House Writing
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.
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.
DEVILS @ CRADLE
If you are planning to travel our state during the holidays or up to December the 1st, Devils@Cradle at Cradle Mountain are offering free admission for Children. Please read attached Terms and Conditions if this interests you and your family. Please pass onto any friends who may be interested.
Changes to the Hobart City Interchange effective 11 October 2020
What is changing?
- Stops will be renamed
- Some routes will use different stops
- Some services will depart a few minutes later
Why are things changing?
- Buses can access the western side of the interchange again now that hotel construction is complete – a new stop will open called B1
- Stop names are changing so they are easier to understand navigate
- Some services are changing departure time or stop to reduce congestion on stops at the busiest times of the day, especially in the afternoon peak. This will allow services more time to load passengers without other buses waiting to access the stop
Where can my school community learn more?
Information and maps are available on the Metro website at metrotas.com.au and our customer service team can be reached at 13 22 01 or email@example.com.
What do I need to do?
We appreciate your assistance in sharing this message with your school community. Please do not share this letter directly, instead refer families to the channels listed above.
JUNIOR ENGINEERS & STREET SCIENCE
The teams at Junior Engineers and Street Science have been working with a number of families from your community since COVID kicked in using a variety of digital methods to teach both coding and science outside of school hours. We have partnered to deliver an engaging holiday experience for kids called STEAM Hackers.
STEAM Hackers was created to provide kids with the full STEAM experience by offering live and engaging online webinars on the coolest STEAM topics for kids.
We've put an exclusive discount code on there to hopefully make the programs even more accessible for your community. The flyer can be found at the link below for your convenience.
We look forward to seeing your students during the upcoming school holidays.
Please download the flyers in .PNG and .PDF here:
Download STEAM Hackers Holiday Flyers Here <https://juni.maillist-manage.com/click.zc?od=27218d28c96aa859e6a0e988dbe79283f06e495b3773da282&repDgs=181ecd8b5b1946c4&linkDgs=181ecd8b5b1921eb>
Do you want to be a part of creating incredible opportunities for the young people across Tasmania during the Summer Holidays?
Camps Tasmania are running Summer Camps this January for youth aged 9-16.
Through our Summer Camp program we encourage youth from all across the state to make new connections, try different activities, disconnect from technology and enjoy the Summer Sun.
Any questions please just reach out to our friendly team,
To learn more about us: campstasmania.com.au
MARITIME MUSEUM OF TASMANIA
Finally, we are able to offer some face to face activities in the coming holidays (but still being careful to follow the distancing rules!).
Please find attached our flyer, which we hope will be of interest to your students and their families.
You should also be aware that the Museum is still closed. We are taking the opportunity with no visitors coming to Tasmania to undertake the first major redevelopment of the Museum's displays and exhibits in 20 years.
We are all very excited about what is happening behind our closed doors, and we hope to be open before Christmas, so stay tuned!!!
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