Being at school is the best place for our kids. It’s where they learn and grow alongside their friends, and where they benefit the most. Learn more here: education.tas.gov.au/school-attendance
Elizabeth College Drama 3 students are excited to share their production of Hanging onto the Bottom of the World. This hilarious story of Australian Federation will introduce you to larger than life historical characters, squabbling states and rejected brides. It is a history lesson you will never forget!
Performances will run on Monday 9 and Tuesday 10 May, 6pm-7pm, Elizabeth College Theatre. Tickets are $5 per person and can be purchased at the door.
Many of you may be aware that Dr Dianne Purnell, our Principal, is taking leave for Term 2 and will be retiring for the start of Term 3. Dianne has been a longstanding principal of Elizabeth College. She is a passionate educational leader who has worked tirelessly to improve opportunities and learning outcomes for Elizabeth College students over many years. The Elizabeth College Community would like to thank Dianne for her outstanding leadership, vision, commitment and hard work. We wish her all the best in retirement and hope to see Dianne at college functions in the future.
Oliver Close will be the Acting Principal for the start of Term 2.
Students at Elizabeth College achieve in many ways – academic, vocational, sporting, self-development and realising personal goals.
Our duces for 2021, Joseph Fracalossi and Phoenix Robey, are excellent ambassadors for what young people can achieve. Listen to their story and advice below.
The dux for Year 11 was Naoise Michelin who is also a member of many of Elizabeth College music ensembles.
Please view a record of our 2021 Prize Winners for a statement from our Principal, Dr Dianne Purnell, and a list of our 2021 achievers and the awards they received.
We are disappointed that, due to COVID, we could not host our annual prize night where all prize-winners are publicly acknowledged and celebrated.
Thank you to all our staff, parents and sponsors for their support of our students.
Congratulations to all students who achieved so well despite the ongoing challenges of COVID.
We hope you enjoy the below video, showcasing life at Elizabeth College in 2021.
Reasonable Adjustments for eligible students studying pre-tertiary (i.e. level 3 or 4) subjects
Each year the Tasmanian Office of Assessment, Standards and Certification (TASC) provides reasonable adjustments for a small number of eligible students for their external exams.
Eligible students include those with a diagnosed pre-existing condition, impairment or disability, such as a:
* Physical disability
* Medical condition (e.g. diabetes, epilepsy)
* Vision or hearing impairment
* Formally diagnosed psychological disorder
* Specific Learning Disorder/dyslexia (writing, reading, numeracy)
* Developmental Disorder (e.g., ADHD, autism, dysgraphia – handwriting difficulties)
Students from a refugee background (humanitarian entrants) are also eligible for reasonable adjustments if they have been resettled in Australia for less than four years.
The TASC Reasonable Adjustments Policy document provides further information regarding eligibility and evidence requirements, and is available on the TASC website.
The Reasonable Adjustments Application Form (RA1) is available on the TASC website. A separate “Personal Circumstances/Misadventure” form will be available later in the year for students who require reasonable adjustments due to unavoidable interruptions to schooling, or due to an incident beyond the student’s control (e.g. involvement in a serious accident).
Applications are due by the end of May 2022 and need to be submitted to TASC through Elizabeth College.
Eligible students who would like to apply for Reasonable Adjustments should contact Sarah Newcombe on 6235 6559 or email@example.com to arrange an appointment with a member of the Elizabeth College Student Services staff. This should be no later than Monday 16th May to allow for the applications to be processed and submitted.
All applications will require specific evidence in relation to the condition, from the applicant’s medical or other relevant professional. For non-permanent conditions (e.g. anxiety, depression, eating disorders, recent physical injuries, etc.), supporting evidence cannot be more than 12 months old. For permanent and ongoing conditions (e.g. autism, hearing or vision impairment, specific learning disorder, ADHD, etc.), supporting evidence may be taken from any period in a student’s life. See our info sheets regarding obtaining a report or letter from a medical or allied health practitioner to support your TASC Reasonable Adjustments Application:
Permanent and Ongoing Conditions, Impairments or Disabilities (e.g. autism, cerebral palsy, hearing or vision impairment, ADHD, specific learning disorder)
Non-Permanent Conditions, Impairments or Disabilities (e.g. recent physical injury, anxiety, depression, eating disorder)
If a student is unable to attend an exam due to an unexpected illness or emergency, a separate process will apply (please refer to the TASC website or the TASC Reasonable Adjustments Policy document for more information; details will also be provided in the EC Exam Guide which will be provided to students later in the year).
If you have any further questions please contact the office ph 6235 6555 and ask to speak to one of the Student Services team.
Elizabeth College students have received Covid care packs in Home Group this week. If you child/ward did not receive a pack, they need to collect one from the main office as soon as possible.
All students should have two Rapid Antigen Tests available for use if they display any flu like symptoms. Students who have used their tests can collect another two tests from the main office during school hours.
Students who have symptoms and don’t have tests available should stay at home and contact the Department of Health to arrange testing. Students are not to come on campus to collect tests if they are symptomatic.
Parents/carers are reminded to contact the main office (ph 6235 6555) to explain any absence and students are encouraged to stay in regular contact with their teachers so we can keep your child/ward ‘Connected and On Track’ with their learning.
If you have any concerns, please feel free to contact the main office.
Meet Renee your local Youth Navigator!
Youth Navigators is a new and FREE service to support any Year 12 School Leavers from 2020/21. If you graduated last year or in 2020 and aren’t sure what’s next in your career journey then Renee can help support you with:
For more info about Youth Navigators jump on this link: www.youthnavigators.com.au or call Renee directly for a quick chat to see how she can help: 0400 891 391