Hobart City Partner Schools Survey

We are working with Ogilvie High and New Town High on implementing the model for the new Hobart City co-educational school.  If you haven’t had a chance to look at the new model, details can be found at https://www.education.tas.gov.au/hobart-city-partner-schools/.

Whilst this change won’t effect Elizabeth College in the immediate future, we will be strengthening our partnership with the two high schools to improve education and supported pathways for the learners of Hobart.

You are invited to have your say by completing the Hobart City Partner Schools Identity Survey that will help us develop a vision, purpose and characteristics of the new school.

Once we have considered all the feedback we will come back to you with some suggestions for consideration before we finalise a name and identity for the school.

If you have any questions or more feedback please contact us at getinvolved@education.tas.gov.au.

Parent Teacher Evening

Parent Teacher Evening is happening on Tuesday 25th May from 3:30pm in the library. Booking details have been emailed and texted to parents. If you have not received the email, please call the office on 6235 6555. Bookings close at 1pm, Tuesday 25th May.

UTAS Schools Recommendation Program

No matter what happens, the University of Tasmania has a place for you. UTAS has worked with the Department of Education and schools to help year 11 and 12 students get ahead. The UTAS Schools Recommendation Program lets you apply early for a range of exciting, diverse courses. Rather than an ATAR, your application is based on your school’s recommendation and your year 11 results. For further information, please visit:

Schools Recommendation Program | University of Tasmania (utas.edu.au)

Your path to 2022 – Undergraduate Study | University of Tasmania (utas.edu.au)

For further information see Dave Newcombe in the Careers Centre, located in the Library Learning Hub.

Hobart City Partner Schools (Ogilvie High School, New Town High School and Elizabeth College)

After extensive community consultation the model for the new Hobart City Partner Schools (HCPS) has been determined and the three schools with their staff, students, parents and community members will continue their work on delivering a co-ed 7-12 school for Hobart City. More information on the model, FAQs and how you can continue to be involved in shaping the new school can be found at https://www.education.tas.gov.au/hobart-city-partner-schools/.

See the HCPS Fact Sheet below.

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 (RA2) is available 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 2021 and need to be submitted to TASC through Elizabeth College. Personal Circumstances/Misadventure RA2 applications are open until 29th October 2021.

Eligible students who would like to apply for Reasonable Adjustments should contact Sarah Newcombe on 6235 6559 or sarah.newcombe@education.tas.gov.au to arrange an appointment with a member of the Elizabeth College Student Services staff. This should be no later than Monday 17th 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.