Hobart City Partner Schools – Preferred Model Update March 2021
Since the announcement in November 2020 that Ogilvie High School and New Town High School will become co-educational in 2022 as part of the next phase of the Hobart City Partner Schools collaboration with Elizabeth College, steady progress has been made in planning for the change in education delivery.
These schools have been working closely and diligently with their staff, students and combined School Association Reference Group to develop a preferred co-educational delivery model.
Commencing from 2022, the Department of Education will provide a Year 7–12 co-educational school, delivered across three campuses. This model will be phased in over a four-year period (2022-2025).
Work will continue with stakeholders to co-construct the new model to bring the school to fruition
A Fact Sheet[GA1] has been developed which provides further information, including a more detailed outline of the preferred model and information about which campus students will attend from 2022.
Update November 2020
The Minister for Education has announced that Ogilvie High School and New Town High School will become co-educational in 2022 as part of the next phase of the Hobart City Partner Schools collaboration with Elizabeth College.
Following extensive research and feedback from community, the Tasmanian Government has agreed with the joint recommendation by the School Associations of each school.
This is a school and community led solution that will provide Hobart families with the co-educational option they want and ensure that the diverse needs of learners are met.
Through extensive consultation, we now know that the community want more co-educational opportunities and that their preference is to utilise existing infrastructure at the three Partner Schools.
It is a continuation of the journey these schools have been on since 2018, where they started working together to provide co-educational and complementary courses across the three sites.
This decision is also supported by research and evidence as part of the scenario testing that was undertaken in 2017-2018 to determine the feasibility of building a new inner-city high school in Hobart.
A Report (PDF 8.96MB) has been prepared outlining the work undertaken in reaching this decision, including the Aurecon Feasibility work and Hobart City Partner Schools Survey results.
A set of FAQs has also been developed for further information.
The Hobart City Partner Schools welcome your feedback, which you can provide to firstname.lastname@example.org.