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We welcome all students from Government and Non-Government schools to enrol at Elizabeth College for 2024.
All students are invited to the following Enrolment Sessions at Elizabeth College:
- Tuesday 19 September 3-4pm
- Tuesday 26 September 3-4pm
HAVE YOU JOINED OUR ENROLMENT DATABASE?
To stay updated about our enrolment process and upcoming orientation programs please make sure you join our enrolment database.
If you want to find out more about our exciting offerings and programs, please visit our enrolment information page.
We look forward to working with you to complete your enrolment for 2024 over the next term.
We will be running campus tours on selected Tuesday afternoons starting at 3:00pm in Term 3. This will be a great opportunity to see the campus, visit specialised subject areas, meet our leadership team, and chat to students and teaching staff. Bookings are essential and can be made here.
Have your say at https://www.engagetas.com.au/hcps
As you may know, in 2021 Hobart City High School (HCHS) and Elizabeth College (EC) formed the Hobart City Partner Schools Partnership. This arrangement has enabled both schools to work closely together to give students strong learning pathways for employment, further training or higher education.
In 2022, Year 7 students and Years 8-10 girls attended the Ogilvie Campus of HCHS, with Years 8-10 boys attending the New Town Campus.
From 2023, HCHS became fully co-educational. The New Town Campus focuses on Years 9 and 10, with the Ogilvie Campus focusing on Years 7 and 8, as well as hosting the Hobart Big Picture program for years 9-12.
We are looking at the next steps for our schools so more of our young people can pursue their passions and continue to learn for longer, as they start to shape their future.
3P Advisory, a Tasmanian consultancy which specialises in stakeholder engagement and consultation, has been engaged to undertake consultation on HCHS and EC’s current model and partnership arrangements to identify a future operational model.
This work has been brought forward to bring certainty and stability to everyone ahead of the preferred model being implemented with a 2025 start date in mind.
The sessions listed below are for interested current students and parent/carers to participate in the consultation.
|Monday 11 September||3.45 – 4.45pm||Elizabeth College Library|
|Thursday 21 September||4.45 – 5.45pm||Elizabeth College Library|
|Thursday 21 September||6.30 – 7.30pm||Online Forum|
|Thursday 21 September||7.30 – 8.30pm||Online Forum|
Some of the current possibilities could be:
- HCHS and EC stay separate, as they currently are, but continue to work in partnership
- They combine to become one school on three campuses
- Any other reasonable alternative options identified through the consultation process
However, it’s important to know that these are possible options only and nothing has been decided. This is where you come in. We want your thoughts about how HCHS and EC can best deliver learning outcomes and strong pathways for all students, both now and into the future.
The purpose of these session is to lead and focus discussions around:
- Identifying and capturing what you see as the opportunities, challenges and
- Discussing the possible options and any other options which could be
- Looking at the current partnership with Elizabeth College to deliver Year 11 and 12 pathways – what’s working and where improvements can be made.
In addition to the above sessions, 3P will also host an informal walk-in session on:
- Thursday 28 September 2.45 – 4.00pm Elizabeth College Library
This session won’t be structured, and you don’t need to make a booking. You can simply turn up to ask some questions or get more information.
If you can’t make the sessions but still want to be involved, please contribute through the online feedback portal by visiting https://www.engagetas.com.au/hcps or calling (03) 6184 8121.
This is your chance to provide your feedback on what the future looks like for HCHS and EC so please consider taking part if you can.
Please contact us via the school office if you have any questions or engage via the website or phone number listed above.
As we move towards the end of Term 3, I felt it was important to share with our community some of the great work that our Professional Learning Teams (PLTs) are doing. This year one of our school improvement priorities is Collaboration Through Inquiry so staff have been working in collaborative teams and using evidence to make informed decisions. We know that when we work in teams, it builds collective capacity and improves student learning outcomes. As a staff, we recently met to check in on team progress to date.
Below is a snapshot of the work of our teams:
- Focusing on using data to know students so that they are connected to College and on track with their courses
- Focusing on student engagement with feedback so that students know where their learning is and how to move it forward
- Focusing on strategies to engage students in reading published texts so that students are confident readers and connected to the material they are reading
- Focusing on systems and processes so that staff are well informed about students with additional learning and wellbeing needs
- Focusing on student engagement in Mathematics and supports they can access to grow academically
- Focusing on student engagement through the use of student voice and co-curricular experiences to support learning so that students have input into their learning and are exposed to real life experiences
Humanities and Social Sciences
- Focusing on differentiation so that students can access and engage with their courses with confidence
Languages/ English as an Additional Language
- Focusing on listening which is a core skill that complements speaking, reading and writing skills
- Focusing on library support for courses that involve inquiry research work as part of their assessment so that students are aware of the resources that are available to them and able to research effectively
- Focusing on feedback to improve student engagement
- Focusing on improving students’ literacy skills so that they better understand the meaning and requirements of the verbs that commonly appear in assignments, tests and research tasks
- Focusing on student attendance to improve attainment
- Focusing on VET pathways for students so that students who want to pursue a trade and apprenticeships are informed and supported through course offerings
- Focusing on teacher moderation of student’s work to ensure agreement of TASC standards and improve feedback so that student performance improves
As a staff we are committed to a continuous improvement agenda and ensuring the best outcomes possible for the students we work with. You would note some similarities across the PLTs – engagement, attendance, literacy and knowing our students. We cannot do this work alone. We thank our parents/carers for helping us to ensure our students are connected and on track, and our students for doing their best.
Shane Fuller – Principal
This year’s National Science Week 2023 starts with a reception at Government house hosted by Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC, Governor of Tasmania, and Emeritus Professor Don Chalmers AO. This reception provides an opportunity for invited students from Southern Tasmanian High Schools and Colleges to network and discuss current issues, and concerns in the science domain with local professional scientists, professors, current post-graduate students, fellow students and teachers.
The Primary Schools Workshops are booking up fast. This year there are activities for primary school students in the Elizabeth College labs and classrooms around the College. They include topics such as Rocket Cars and Science you can Eat!
In Year 9 Workshops with Hobart City High School, students will join our college students in various workshops. Some of the workshops on offer are exploring alloys as we Turn Copper into Gold, Marble Waterslides and Electronic Party Lights.
The week will finish off with 150 of our College students attending the Festival of Bright Ideas on Friday the 18th. They will get the opportunity to see STEM knowledge and skills in action across a wide range of Tasmanian businesses, industries and educational institutions. They’ll be able to talk to scientists about the work and its importance, and future career/study options. One year they were even able to eat crickets!
Elizabeth College is enriched by the number of students who come to us from all over the globe. Hear from EC graduate, Anh, about his experience as part of our International Students Program.