Supporting Students Through COVID 19

Supporting Students Through COVID 19

We are living through a really difficult time with social distancing and being isolated from friends and our support structures.  Many students may be feeling anxious about a range of things.

The Student Services Team will continue to offer support to Elizabeth College students during normal school hours. Outside of school hours and during school break students should use the external agencies listed below.

To make an appointment to speak with an EC counsellor students and parents can phone Sarah on 62356559 or email on during school hours.  All appointments are currently being conducted by phone or teleconference.

If you require urgent mental health support outside of school hours please contact:

Emergency Services – ph 000

Your Local General Practitioner (GP)

Mental Health Helpline –  ph 1800 332 388

eheadspace –  ph 1800 650 890

Lifeline – ph 13 11 14

Kids Helpline – ph 1800 551 800

The following external agencies provide great information and services for young people. 

eheadspace – Offer a confidential, free and secure space where young people 12 – 25yrs or their family can chat, email or speak on the phone with a qualified youth mental health professional.

Ph 1800 650 890 or go to

The Link Youth Health Services

Need some help?  If you would like to talk to a Youth Health Worker, give them a call on

Ph 03 6231 2927 or go to



Latest Information from UTAS

Latest Information from the UTAS

Please see information from the UTAS regarding the School’s Recommendation Program. This is an important initiative by UTAS for students intending to apply for a University place in 2021. This is a response by UTAS to the disruptions to education caused by COVID-19 and will ensure that students with a University pathway in 2021 are not disadvantaged.

Recommendation FAQs

Year 12 Course Guide

Student Recommendation Message

Update from Elizabeth College

This information has been sent to all parents using Edsmart. If you did not receive the email, please contact our office on 6235 6555 so we can check your details.

We wish to remind you that Term 1 classes will now conclude on Friday 3rd April. Classes will resume for Term 2 on Tuesday 28th April.

Our Expectations for Remote Learning can be viewed here, please review these as they contain information on the supports available to students and how parents / carers can best assist students with their learning.

Below you will find other useful information on the COVID-19 situation. We encourage you to read this information carefully.

We hope students and families have a restful break.

Dr Dianne Purnell

Changes to Metro School Bus Services 

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Changes to Metro School Bus Services

On Wednesday 25 March, the Tasmanian Government announced that the end of Term One for students in Government primary and secondary schools would be brought forward to Friday 3 April.  As a result, Metro school bus services will conclude for Term One on Friday 3 April. For schools remaining open in the week from 6 to 9 April, the following arrangements will apply for Metro-operated services.



Public services (routes numbered in the 400, 500 and 600 series and their express variants) will continue to operate to the usual Term timetable. Services marked on timetables as ‘ S – operates on school days only ‘ will continue to operate as normal.

School bus services (routes numbered in the 200 and 300 series, along with Hobart College Route 451) will not operate. Students requiring travel to and from school will need to use public services to make their journeys.

Accessing Additional Mobile Data

Telstra –

Take advantage of the in-market offers to register for additional data as follows:

  • Post-paid personal and small business mobile and mobile broadband customers can register for an extra 25GB of data to use in Australia within 30 days.
  • Pre-Paid mobile and mobile broadband customers with an active recharge of $40+ can register for 10GB of additional data to use in Australia within 28-30 days (depending on your plan).

 Registration is available via Telstra 24×7 and My Telstra Apps with more information available here:


Optus –  

Supporting your access needs

We’re giving all eligible Postpaid mobile customers a one-off add-on of 20GB bonus data per service which can be activated through the My Optus app or My Account anytime during the month of April and is valid for 30 days from activation.

For eligible Prepaid customers, we’ll also offer 10GB of additional data when you recharge $40 or more . For more information, check out our FAQs.


Vodaphone –

Keeping customers connected

To ensure our customers stay connected at this time, we’re implementing the following measures: 

Vodafone postpaid customers who aren’t on a plan with endless data will get an additional 5GB data. That data will be added to all plans by Friday 27 March, and can be used over the next month. Customers won’t need to do anything to activate this bonus data.

Active prepaid customers will receive a one-off bonus 3GB data with their next recharge

Unlimited standard national calls are being extended to all Vodafone postpaid customers and active prepaid customers by Friday 27 March. The majority of our postpaid customers already have unlimited standard national calls as part of their plan, but we want to ensure all customers can continue making calls.

To ensure you have unrestricted access to essential health information, accessing Federal Government Department of Health and state and territory health department websites won’t contribute to the data usage on the Vodafone network.



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