The Commitment:

Taking Education to the Next Level – up to $20 Million to Rebuild Cosgrove High School into a new state of the art school providing education through to Year 12.

Revitalising Cosgrove High School is a vital part of our plan to build a job ready generation of Tasmanian students, supporting our target to increase the retention rate of Year 10-12 students to at or above the national average by 2022, and to have 75 per cent of students complete their TCE by 2022.

Our Approach:

The following principles will inform our approach to the rebuild of Cosgrove High School:

  • Inclusive – we will consult widely and fully to capture all points of view.
  • Discussion – we will encourage honest and open conversations about the rebuild
  • Influence – the community will see and understand the impact of their involvement in the rebuilding process
  • Honesty – we will be clear about the plan to rebuild Cosgrove High School.

Consultation mechanism:

To share ideas, insight and feedback on the rebuild of Cosgrove High School we will run a Have Your Say Campaign that will be overseen by a Community Reference Group and include:

  • The Department of education website, which will include a facility to provide feedback via a survey and/or email –
  • Community forums
  • Drop-in sessions at Cosgrove High School
  • Social Media presence including Facebook, Twitter and Instagram #cosgrovehighrebuild
  • Specialist Focus Groups with educators; students – past and present; parents – past and present; and local community, business and industry leaders.

Community Reference Group:

To ensure that all voices are heard a Community Reference Group will be established and will include representatives from each key stakeholder group including, but not limited to the following

  • Department of Education
  • Glenorchy City Council
  • Cosgrove High School staff
  • Cosgrove High School Association
  • Community groups
  • Business and Industry
  • Student representatives – past and present