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New School Nurse – 2020

Introducing Jesse Blackaby the school health nurse at Elizabeth College!

“ I’ve been a school health nurse for 3 years and have worked in the hospital system for 10 years.  I’ll be working in a health promotion role and love working with young people.  We focus upon sexual health, mental health, drug and alcohol education, positive parenting for teens and wellbeing generally.  You’ll see me in the nurses’ office in Student Services, in the class room and immersed in the school community. I am on campus every Tuesday, Wednesday and every second Thursday.”

Coronavirus Information

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Novel coronavirus is a virus that was recently identified in China. We are receiving regular advice from the Tasmanian and Commonwealth Departments of Health about the virus and implications for our schools.

Consistent with national advice, the Department recommends the following for our students and staff:

  • Those who have been in contact with any confirmed novel coronavirus case should not attend school or childcare and remain isolated in their homes for 14 days following exposure;
  • Those who have recently visited Hubei Province in China should not attend school or childcare and remain isolated in their homes for 14 days after leaving Hubei Province; and
  • Those who have departed mainland China and arrived in Australia on or after the 1st of February should not attend school or childcare and remain isolated in their homes for 14 days after leaving China.
  • Those who arrived in Australia from mainland China (other than Hubei Province) before 1st February can attend school or childcare, as long as they are well.

The Australian Government has advised that there is no cause for alarm and the risk to the public is currently low. At this time there are no confirmed cases in Tasmania.

If you are unsure whether this applies to you, or have other questions, please call the Tasmanian Hotline on 1800 671 738.

For additional Information on Corona Virus please check the DoE Fact Sheet – Novel Coronavirus

Academic Excellence at Elizabeth College

Paediatrics, International Law, Oncology, Urban Planning and Game Design: these are some of the aspirational careers that the current crop of Year 12 students taking the Elizabeth College Advanced Academic Diploma are heading for. This long-running program for academic high achievers in Years 11 and 12 has just been recognised at the “Together We Inspire” Department of Education awards, taking out the top award for its commitment to the principles of aspiration and excellence. The ECAAD Diploma is a two-year program, modelled on the International Baccalaureate Diploma, that supports selected students to achieve at the highest level in their pre-tertiary studies. Students undertake an application process or are nominated by their high schools to enter the program under the care of Co-ordinator, Will Walker, a team of specialised teachers, and with the support of their peers. Central to the diploma is the expectation that students study a broad range of disciplines, including English and at least one subject from three of the other National Curriculum learning areas. Many specialise in a discipline beyond college through the University of Tasmania High Achiever Program. They also actively participate in the wider life of the college through sport, drama, public speaking, music and service. The program has a strong focus on wellbeing and students’ academic studies are enriched by the challenges of a Contemporary Issues and Culture program in which they examine, question and debate the great challenges of our time. For these students, the ECAAD program is an invaluable opportunity to thrive intellectually and grow as questioning, confident and ethically responsible future leaders.

The Resilience Project


Do you want to increase your own wellbeing and that of your family, friends and community? Do you want to lead a more fulfilled life and help our young people to build resilience and a positive, optimistic attitude? So do we! Elizabeth College is very excited to be hosting The Resilience Project who  – in this FREE PUBLIC EVENT – will lead us on a journey to increased happiness and wellbeing through gratitude, empathy and mindfulness.

The Resilience Project’s Martin Heppell delivers emotionally engaging programs to schools, sports clubs and businesses and provides evidence based, practical strategies to build resilience and happiness.  The Resilience Project has delivered programs to over 650 schools around the country and worked with many elite sporting teams including Australian cricket, netball and soccer, NRL and AFL clubs. The Resilience Project’s aim is to help all Australians flourish. Come with us on a journey towards increased wellbeing with The Resilience Project, brought to you with generous financial support from The Tasmanian Community Fund, the Hobart City Council, the Lions Club of Hobart Town and The Rotary Club of Hobart.