Smaller class sizes allow teachers to focus on personalising learning. From the earliest years, a thorough foundation in literacy and numeracy is a central focus of learning experiences.
Scotch Oakburn College Junior School is a primary school located on our Elphin campus. As an independent private school in Launceston, Tasmania, our primary school offers students the opportunity to engage and learn in a supportive and constructive learning environment.
The Junior School is made up of Early learning (infant school) and primary school years to Year 5. Year 6 students move on to our Middle school which provides a bridge between Primary and Senior (high school) years for years 6 to 8.
For more information on enrolling in our Junior (primary) School contact our College Registrar.
Scholarships and bursaries are available for students entering Year 5.
Scotch Oakburn Junior (primary) school also provides before and after school care for it’s students as well as an engaging school holiday care program.

Learning

Learning
Smaller class sizes allow teachers to focus on personalising learning. From the earliest years, a thorough foundation in literacy and numeracy is a central focus of learning experiences. Within the classroom and through support staff, student learning is strongly supported by enrichment opportunities and remedial teaching according to individual needs ...
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Leadership

Leadership
Leadership within the Junior School plays a major role for students across all year levels. Our buddy program allows student to take on leadership roles from a very early age, mentoring and supporting younger students. All year levels participate in weekly LIVE@Elphin sessions (Learning, Inquiring, Visual Engagement) with each class ...
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Co-curricular

Co-curricular
Enrichment and extension opportunities within the Junior School are many and varied. Visual Art, Drama, Music, Education Outdoors, learning a second language, Health and Physical Education, Wellbeing and Sustainability Learning are important components of the curriculum. The Round Square ideals of internationalism, democracy, environmental awareness, adventure, leadership and service are ...
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Learning spaces

Learning spaces
Encouraging learning across a wide variety of learning spaces helps to engage students in their learning and provides opportunities to enrich education. In addition to classroom learning spaces, Scotch Oakburn College provides a wide range of spaces in which to learn including  conneXions, Claremont Garden, the HPEC@Elphin and College swimming pool, Elphin Art ...
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Our Junior School Leaders

Head of Junior School

Head of Junior School
Lachie Wright BA, BEd, TTC, MACEL, GradCertEd, MEd.

My professional passion is the excitement, magic and challenge of young students learning! Contemporary research on ‘how learners learn’ makes this time of change in education a unique opportunity to open new doors for our students as together we create their futures. A lifelong learner, my teaching career began in the 1970s ...
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Deputy Head of Junior School

Deputy Head of Junior School
Ben Green BHM, MEd

I feel privileged that Scotch Oakburn has given me an opportunity to follow my passions in the outdoor learning and sporting environments, and in helping others through service leadership. I love my work. Every day is different. I grew up on a farming property on the outskirts of Cressy and was educated in Launceston. I completed ...
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