Ogilvie High School
|Ogilvie High School|
|Hobart, Tasmania, Australia|
|Type||Public, Single-sex, High School|
|Colour(s)||Maroon, Grey and White
Ogilvie High School is an all girls public high school in New Town, a suburb of Hobart, Tasmania, Australia. It is the only public all girls school in the state, the only other public single-sex school being New Town High School for boys.
In 2012, the school had an enrolment of approximately 850 students covering years 7 to 10 and 120 teaching and support staff.
The school boasts outstanding academic success and extra curricular programs. It was also named as one of the top ten best schools in Australia in 2004.
Our Mission: to be a globally connected school that makes the experience of education excellent for all; to challenge the boundaries of learning and to be courageous, confident and compassionate learners.
Over the years, the school has been a wonderful learning environment for thousands of students. The school offers a diverse range of academic and non-academic educational programs for girls and a number of enriching optional choices including Robotics, Outdoor Education, the Arts, Sciences and Action for Social Justice.
The school was co-educational up until 1963, after which it became an all girls school.
In 2006 the School underwent renovations which provided three new drama/dance studios. The school also recently built a new Student Centre, which comprised a healthy-eating cafeteria, cafe and catering and domestic kitchens as well as a student lounge. This development won first place in the Australian Institute of Architects' 2011 Tasmanian Architecture Awards, and the cafeteria was awarded silver accreditation level in the 2011 Cool Canteen Accreditation Program.
In 2012, Ogilvie High School celebrated its seventy-fifth anniversary.
Ogilvie High offers a large range of sports throughout the year including badminton, basketball, hockey, outdoor soccer, indoor soccer, futsal, outdoor cricket, squash, volleyball, waterpolo, netball, rowing, rockclimbing, touch football, team sailing, table tennis and orienteering.
Students also have the opportunity to participate in events and activities such as athletics knockouts, bushwalking, football gala day, tennis coaching, school basketball championships, school gymnastics, horse trials, surf league, outdoor education, fun runs and indoor rockclimbing.
Sport badges are awarded to students who have gained significant achievements in this area. The badges are offered at three levels: gold, silver and bronze. Each level has a set of specific selection criteria that must be met for students to be eligible.
The school has sports fields and grounds, tennis and netball courts, a gymnasium and a fitness centre called Ozone.
|Ogilvie High School Houses|
The House system is integral to the pastoral care and leadership development at Ogilvie.
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- "Ogilvie High School – Redevelopment of Outdated General and Specialist Learning Areas". Parliamentary Standing Committee on Public Works. Retrieved 2006-12-02.
- Tasmanian School Canteen Association TERM 3 2011 Issue 43
- Contemporised campus gains highest honour at Tasmanian Architecture Awards