Peter Gutwein

Premier of Tasmania

28 July 2020

Jeremy Rockliff, Minister for Education and Training

Hobart City Partner Schools consultation opens

Public consultation has today being launched to seek community input on the model of secondary (7-12) education delivered at the Hobart City Partner Schools.

A Memorandum of Understanding was signed in 2019 between Elizabeth College, New Town High School and Ogilvie High School to formalise arrangements, following the successful implementation of co-educational and complementary course offerings across each of the schools.

The Government is now giving the community a chance to share their feedback on ways the schools could further collaborate to increase educational options in the city of Hobart.

Since the partnership between the three schools commenced, both students and partners have been supportive of the breadth and depth of learning opportunities on offer for students.

The partnership currently sees 240 students involved with 13 co-education subjects offered as Year 9 and 10 electives across Ogilvie and New Town. Students can also study Year 11 and 12 subjects at either of the three campuses, or a combination of subjects at two or all of the schools.

Through this consultation we want to know what are important attributes for the model of public secondary education in Hobart and whether there is community support for increasing co-educational opportunities at Ogilvie and New Town.

This comes as part of the Tasmanian Government’s commitment to ensure each student has the best chance to grow, learn and thrive on their learning journey.

For information about how you can participate in the consultation, please visit

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