Hobart City Partnership Schools Update

Inside the walls of our schools there is a power of work being undertaken to get us ready for next year!  While it may not always be obvious, we have mapped out all the actions we need to complete before students walk through our school gates next year.

We have 17 staff action teams working to ensure the new school unites and provides for the diverse needs of students from 2022 and beyond.

These teams are leading or else involved with work across the five streams of the project: Education Delivery Model, Wellbeing and Support, Operations And Infrastructure, Policy, and Branding and Engagement.

Our Teacher Reference Group met recently and undertook a valuable exercise looking at how we are tracking with our project actions, and where we needed to focus and prioritise moving forward.  This feedback has helped us to prioritise actions and provided guidance on how the Project Team can further support staff and students in the move to one school.

The Student Inclusion team is undertaking two-way visits to interrogate the approaches and practices at each school and is now focusing on modelling a joined-up approach, underpinned by individual working plans, to support the new cohort of Year 7 students with additional needs from 2022.

This term the Project Team will also be working with State Growth to look at barriers for students accessing bus transport, including looking at existing and future routes to ensure service delivery meets our student needs.  Any concerns or feedback on this issue can be sent to getinvolved@education.tas.gov.au

Other key actions planned for Term 3, include:

  • determining a schoolwide positive behaviour support framework – combining commitments and values from both campuses
  • developing student and teacher timetables
  • developing agreed student leadership and peer support models
  • developing a Student Diversity Policy
  • determining a common set of goals for literacy as part of our School Improvement Plan.

It is fantastic to say we have had a great response from the Hobart community to enrolments for 2022, with lots of interested families taking the opportunity to come and visit us for a school tour (which can be organised by contacting the Ogilvie High School office!).

Hobart City Partnership Schools Project Team