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If you missed our recent Information Evening, please join our enrolment database so we can keep you informed about upcoming enrolment sessions in Term 3 and opportunities to experience Elizabeth College.

To find out more about our exciting offerings and programs, please visit our enrolment information page.



We are currently planning a Taster Day for all potential students in early Term 3 – date to be confirmed.



Thursday 25 August & Friday 26 August

Hobart City High School (Ogilvie campus) – to be held at Ogilvie campus


Monday 29 August

Montrose Bay High School – to be held at Montrose Bay High School

Cosgrove High School – to be held at Cosgrove High School


Tuesday 30 August

Taroona High School – to be held at Taroona High School


Wednesday 31 August and Thursday 1 September

Hobart City High School  (New Town campus) – to be held at New Town campus


Tuesday 6 September

(For students with family names from A to L)

Government Schools (other than Hobart City, Cosgrove, Montrose Bay and Taroona High Schools) 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Non-Government Schools 4.00pm – 5.00pm

to be held at Elizabeth College


Wednesday 7 September

(For students with family names from M to Z)

Government Schools (other than Hobart City, Cosgrove, Montrose Bay and Taroona High Schools) 3.00pm – 4.00pm

Non-Government Schools 4.00pm – 5.00pm

to be held at Elizabeth College


All students who complete an enrolment for 2023 in Term 3 will be invited to our ConnECt program on 29 and 30 November.

We look forward to working with you to complete your enrolment for 2023 over the next term.

Drama 3 Performance – Hanging on to the Bottom of the World

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.

Dr Dianne Purnell is Retiring

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.

2021 Elizabeth College Prize Winners

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 Exams

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 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.

Update on COVID care packs and Rapid Antigen Tests

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.