Ogilvie High School

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Year Established: 1937

Number of Students: 640

Address: 228 New Town Road, New Town TASMANIA 7008

Key Features:

  • Vast school grounds and sporting fields
  • 10 minute bus drive from the centre of Hobart
  • State of the Art facilities for The Arts with a Dance and Drama Studio
  • Award winning Catering facilities and School Cafeteria
  • Award winning library and digital learning hub
  • Award winning concert band program with partner school – New Town High School
  • Winner of a National Digital Learning Grant for robotics – ‘Code like a Girl project’
  • Winner of International Award for Tournament of Minds in the category of Social Sciences
  • Member of the Alliance of Girls Schools Australasia
  • Member school of the Australian Children’s University program
  • Outstanding academic success for over 80 years
  • School trips
  • Rowing team


Ogilvie High School has a long and proud history of excellence in academic performance and contribution to the Tasmanian community. Ogilvie is the Tasmanian Government’s only all girls school and is a unique learning environment for our international students. Ogilvie has a huge range of special programs and activities for students and strives for excellence.

Ogilvie High School offers single sex classes for Years 7-8 (Middle School) and the opportunity for both single sex and co-educational experiences in Years 9-10 (Senior School), and supports students to transition to Years 11 and 12 programs at Elizabeth College. From 2020, Year 11 programs will also be offered at Newtown High and Ogilvie High School campuses.

Situated in the Hobart suburb of Newtown (just a 7 minute drive to Tasmania’s capital city), Ogilvie is surrounded by expansive landscaped grounds and sporting fields.

In a large community such as Ogilvie, the development of positive relationships is at the heart of all learning and we are committed to building a respectful school at Ogilvie. Ogilvie students make a commitment to Being Safe, Being Respectful and Being a Learnerand we work with students every day to meet these commitments.



Year 7 and 8: Mathematics, English, Science, History, Geography, Health and Physical Education, Digital Technology, the Arts (Music, Drama, Dance and Art), Design and Technology (Design in Wood and Textiles), Food Studies, Creative Writing

Year 9 and 10: English, Science, Mathematics, History, Geography and Health and Physical Education, and a selection of elective subjects.

Students in Years 9 and 10 are able to select subjects from a list of electives, including Languages, Outdoor Education and Sports Science, Visual Arts, Theatre Production, Drama, Dance, Music, Digital Technologies, Food Studies and Catering, Woodwork, Writers’ Workshop, Journalism and Dance.

Ogilvie High School also offers a Big Picture learning program that centres around personalised learning pathways featuring a work placement (or internship).


Extension and enrichment activities:

Choir, Concert Band, Stage Band, Music Ensembles, Debating, Tournament of the Minds, Fun Runs, Art competitions, various Sports (including Hockey, Netball, Badminton, Table Tennis, Sailing and Running).



Library and technology learning hub, digital classrooms with devices available for use and Wifi throughout the campus for Wifi-enabled devices. Ozone (Fitness Centre), Gymnasium, Sporting Fields, Swings, Cafeteria and sit down eating area, Student Common Rooms with kitchenettes for student access.


Counsellors and Student Support

Student support is provided by the Home Group Teacher, Grade Co-ordinator, Middle School and Senior School Leader, the Social Worker, School Psychologist, Chaplain or School Nurse.

All International Students are supported by a student buddy. Students are provided with opportunities to visit local Tasmanian landmarks and to participate in local cultural events.