2019 Elizabeth College Prize Winners

2019 Elizabeth College Prize Winners

To our students, parents, staff and all the Elizabeth College Community

It is very unfortunate that we have not been able to hold our annual Prize Night this year due to Covid-19.   We still want to acknowledge and celebrate the success of our students from 2019.

I am so proud to be a Principal of a government school, proud of public education and proud of colleges.  There were 3 students across the state with perfect scores, all from government colleges and two of them from Elizabeth College.  Pretty amazing!

To students, after all your hard work, enjoy the recognition you have earned.  We encourage you to keep going, to keep aspiring to do your best; we are proud of you!

To parents/carers, the accolade your child has received is a tremendous endorsement of your efforts and your high expectations and aspiration for your child. Thank you for the faith you have shown and support you have given to Elizabeth College.

Our teachers are dedicated, hardworking and passionate about what they teach. They inspire students to achieve their very best day in and day out.   I wish to thank all the staff at Elizabeth College (teaching and support staff) for providing an enabling and inspiring learning environment for all our students.

I hope you find time to view our presentation which highlights the many learning and enrichment activities students participated in during 2019.

In 2019, once again the students at Elizabeth College have delighted me with their resilience, creativity, initiative, leadership and the care and respect they show for others.

I am sure you will all share my pride in last year’s external examination results with

  • 43 students with an ATAR of 90 and above. 20 of these students received an ATAR of 96 and above with two duxes obtaining perfect scores of 99.95; top in the State.
  • We had 6 students recognized by receiving the Outstanding Academic Achievement Award for 2019 from the Governor at Government House.
  • We had 9 students in the top 100 in the State.
  • We had around 140 students receiving awards for their outstanding achievements in 2019, many of them winning multiple academic awards.

Please see our 2019 Prize Night Program that will allow you to see the awards students received.

Congratulations to our Year 11 Dux Ruby-Questa Collis who received EAs for all her subjects.

Two Year 12 students jointly share the Dux of Elizabeth College this year with perfect scores of 99.95, Charls Jibi and Harsheka Herath.  We are so proud of them as are their families and friends.  Please view a short video from each of them recognizing their achievement and accepting their Gold Medals.

Charls Jibi

Harshika Herath

To our students who have now left College, I wish you every success as you begin a new journey. There is a big world out there waiting for your talents.  Believe in yourself, you will create your own future, make it one you are passionate about.  You will experience the enormous joy in creating your own life, there will be challenges ahead but if you are determined to succeed you will meet these challenges.

A quote from Danny Kaye, an American performer.

Life is a great big canvas, and you should throw all the paint at it you can.”  I encourage you to do so.

Let me wish you all the best for your future.  Please keep in touch with Elizabeth College, your classmates and your teachers.   We will always be glad to see you and hear where life has taken you.  Visit our website as a Past Scholar or visit us on Facebook.

Thankyou and all the best!

Dr Dianne Purnell

Reasonable Adjustments for Exams

Applications for Reasonable Adjustments for Exams (previously known as Special Exam Provisions) open on Thursday 26th March and closes on Friday 29th May.

Year 11 students or any new Year 12s, who feel they may be eligible to apply, need to make an appointment with a member of the Student Services team to discuss before the end of Term 1.  Please ring 62356559.

To find out more about Reasonable Adjustments see the TASC website

https://www.tasc.tas.gov.au/students/years-11-and-12/preparing-for-exams/reasonable-adjustments/

Latest update from TASC – COVID-19

TASC is planning ahead to manage senior secondary learning, assessment and certification due to COVID-19.

We appreciate the priority at the moment is to ensure the safety and wellbeing of students. TASC is monitoring the situation and working with the Department of Education to ensure our response is coordinated with that of whole of government.

We are considering options for short, medium, and longer term interruptions for students in regards to their learning and (internal and external) assessment, as well as certification for the Tasmanian Certificate of Education.

TASC is also working with the University of Tasmania as the Tertiary Admissions Centre for Tasmania, and national senior secondary boards of study to consider a coordinated way forward for students, including the management of opportunities for entrance to tertiary studies and the ATAR.

Our priority is ensuring that no student is disadvantaged. We will update the information here as work progresses.

For more information go to https://www.tasc.tas.gov.au/

Bring Your Own Technology

Here at Elizabeth College we would like to take advantage of the technology that many of our students already own such as laptops, tablets and smartphones. We encourage all students to bring a suitable device from home!

If you own a laptop, please remember to bring this along to every lesson, every school day.

For more information of Bring Your Own Technology in the College check out this page: https://elizabethcollege.tas.edu.au/bring-your-own-technology/

Latest Update on Novel Coronavirus

Update for Schools and Families

Novel coronavirus is an illness caused by a new virus that can spread from person to person by close contact.
Most people infected get better over a week or two, and it seems children usually only get mild illness, like a bad cold.
So far there is only one confirmed case in Tasmania. Health services are prepared to manage more cases as they emerge.

What are the symptoms of coronavirus?

Coronavirus causes illness that ranges from a mild cough to pneumonia.
People with coronavirus may have a fever (high temperature), cough, sore throat, fatigue (extreme tiredness) and shortness of breath for no obvious reason. Some people recover easily; some (mostly elderly people) get very sick very quickly.

Who is at risk?

For now, in Australia, those most at risk of getting the virus are:
• people who have in the past 14 days been in a country considered to be at higher risk for coronavirus; currently mainland China, Cambodia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Italy, Japan, Singapore, South Korea and Thailand (this list of countries may change; check the Australian Government Department of Health website for the latest information)
• people who have been in close contact with someone who is known to have the virus.

Information from around the world so far suggests:
• babies, children and young people are likely to have mild illness
• elderly people and people with serious underlying health conditions (like cancer, lung disease and heart disease) are at higher risk of severe illness.

What should I do if my child gets sick?

If your child gets sick, do what you would normally do unless your child is at risk of having coronavirus, as outlined in the box above. If your child gets sick and is at risk and is sick with suggestive symptoms, phone the Public Health Hotline (1800 671 738) straight away.

Should I send my child to school?

There is no need to keep your child home from school or childcare if they are well
Children should not attend school or childcare if:
• they are unwell
• they have been in close contact with someone known to currently have the virus and been told by Public Health Services to stay in home isolation
• they (or anyone) currently who has:
o left (or transited through) mainland China (not including Hong Kong, Macau or Taiwan) in the past 14 days
o left (or transited through) Iran in the past 14 days
o left any other country in the past 14 days for which the Australian Government recommends returning travellers stay in home isolation for 14 days after departure (this list of countries may change; check the Australian Government Department of Health website for the latest information).

Do I or my child need to wear a facemask?

If you are well, you don’t need to wear a facemask to protect yourself against coronavirus, unless you are in close (within a large step) contact for more than a few minutes with someone suspected or known to have the virus. This is generally only healthcare workers and people caring for household members who are suspected or known to have the virus.
Using facemasks in public is only helpful when they are worn by people who are sick with the virus, to stop the virus spreading to others.
Washing your hands often and well is the best way to protect yourself.

How can I help slow the spread of illness?

• Wash your hands often and well, with soap and running water or alcohol-based hand rub; show your child how to wash their hands well.
• Always cover your mouth and nose when you cough or
sneeze. Use a tissue, then put the tissue in the bin. If you don’t have a tissue, use
the inside of your elbow. Wash your hands after coughing, sneezing and blowing your nose.
• Stay informed. For the latest general information, go to http://www.health.gov.au/health-topics/novel-coronavirus-2019-ncov (Australian Government Department of Health) or http://www.health.tas.gov.au (Tasmanian Government Department of Health
or phone the national coronavirus health information line, 1800 020 080.

Information from: Novel Coronavirus Update