- Elizabeth College, Hobart
name = Elizabeth College
streetaddress = Elizabeth Street
country = Australia
authority = Department of Education (Tasmania)
principal = Mr Graeme Young
viceprincipal = Brien Connor, Greg Calvert, Craig Cairns, Dianne Purnell
schooltype = Senior Secondary School
fundingtype = Public
enrollment = 1200
grades = 11 & 12
status = Open
homepage = [http://www.eliz.tased.edu.au http://www.eliz.tased.edu.au]
Elizabeth College is a senior secondary
collegelocated in Hobart, Tasmania.
Elizabeth College is a public school of approximately 1200
students, run by the Tasmanian Department of Education. It caters to students in years 11 and 12, but there are also older enrollments.
As a school, it is a relaxed environment where students do not have to be on campus when they do not have a class and there is no school uniform.Fact|date=March 2008
Elizabeth College is situated near to the centre of Hobart, occupying most of the block between Elizabeth Street, Warwick Street, Murray Street and Tasma Street. The campus is composed of seven large buildings, along with a number of smaller buildings for other facilities. One of these is a school
libraryand another is a gymnasium.
Many subjects are taught at Elizabeth College. The
curriculumof these subjects is maintained by the Tasmanian Department of Education. Courses can be categorised by level. From a college perspective, level 3 represents an elementary course for a given subject, level 4 represents a more advanced course and level 5 represents a pre-tertiary course.
Students are able to enroll in whichever subjects they desire. There is no minimum number of subjects to be taken, though students requesting financial support from the Government will require a full-time workload (five full-year courses).
A student can use the results from their pre-
tertiarycourses to qualify for tertiary level education, such as university. Students who want to attend university will have their tertiary entrance (TE) score taken by the sum of points gained from two pre-tertiary courses in year 11 and three in year 12.
There are many facilities available at the College. There is a large library, which doubles as a study area, a gymnasium and many
computerlaboratories. These are used extensively and are often required for coursework.
Extra facilities include a weights training room and "Nangaree", the student services building. Several staff are based in "Nangaree", including the
chaplain, the security officer, counsellors, the college police officer and the college dog. There is also a large canteen and common room area, which services many students.
Elizabeth College has ties across the world, including
Chinaand Japan. Every year, there is a school trip organised to both China and Japan.
Elizabeth College has a sister school in
Hiroshima, Japan called . This is the main point contact in the Japan-bound trips, and the college also receives students from Hiroshima each year. In both countries, foreign students are placed into homestaysto experience the local lifestyle.
Elizabeth College provides a number of different services and programmes for its students:
* a rich and wide ranging curriculum preparing students for university studies, further technical education and employment
* a range of Humanities,
Mathematics, Scienceand English subjects
* business courses which prepare students for university and the world of work
* stage bands, rock bands and an Audio Design course
Drama, Musicand Art
* Information technology which is integrated into all learning areas. Computer use helps to make our students independent learners.
* vocational education and training (VET) programs which are recognised nationally
* Sport and outdoor education
* Integrated programs for students with special needs
Libraryhousing some 50 000 books and Tasmania’s largest collection of ESL and Aboriginal texts and resources.
* work experience and other business links with the local community.
* On-line and open learning programs for people unable to attend day classes
* Advanced Academic
Diploma- A program for motivated academic students that promotes excellence and maximises pre-tertiary student potential.
* Academic Competitions - The college has a record of excelling in a variety of academic areas including English, Science, Mathematics, Economics, Debating, Public Speaking competitions and academic prizes.
* Student Exchanges - These include student exchange visits with Hiroshima Inokuchi Senior High School in Japan. Sister school relationships also being developed with schools in China and Italy. Many international exchange students study at the college.
* Enrichment Programme - This provides over seventy co-curricular activities for students in a variety of sporting, community, cultural and personal interest areas (However, it should be noted that nobody actually takes part in this).
* Athlete Development Programme - Athletes are extended in a variety of areas including soccer, basketball and volleyball.
The Athlete Development program was mired in serious controversy in
2006when two of the pupils of teacher and prominent weightliftingcoach Chris Chuggand were found guilty of taking an illegal substance and were subsequently banned from competition for two years [ [http://www.abc.net.au/sport/content/200602/s1562128.htm ABC Sport - Sport - Tasmanian weight-lifters banned from competition ] ]
* [http://www.eliz.tased.edu.au/ Elizabeth College]
* [http://www.abc.net.au/sport/content/200602/s1562128.htm Tasmanian weight-lifters banned from competition]
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