Ogilvie High School

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Ogilvie High School
Ogilvie High School logo.png
Hobart, Tasmania
Australia Australia
Coordinates 42°51′20″S 147°18′0″E / 42.85556°S 147.30000°E / -42.85556; 147.30000Coordinates: 42°51′20″S 147°18′0″E / 42.85556°S 147.30000°E / -42.85556; 147.30000
Type Public, High School
Established 1937
Principal Julie Bird
Years offered 7–10
Enrolment 850
Campus Urban
Colour(s) Maroon, Grey, 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 was also named as one of the top ten best schools in Australia in 2004.[1]


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.[2]


The school was originally opened as New Town Commercial High School in 1937, but was renamed A G Ogilvie High School, for former Premier of Tasmania Albert Ogilvie, in 1940.[3]

The school was co-educational up until 1963, after which it became an all girls school.[3]

In 2006 the School underwent renovations which provided three new drama/dance studios.[4] 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.[5] 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.[6]

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
House Name Colour Mascot
Venn Blue Shark
Steane Yellow Eagle
Miller Green Frog
Williams Red Lion
Dando Purple Dragon

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