Sport & Physical Education
Scotch Oakburn College has a proud sporting tradition.
The ´Jewel in the Crown´ of our sporting program, available to Junior School, Middle School and Senior School students, is Scotch Oakburn Park - a spectacular sporting facility, and one of the finest complexes in Tasmania.
With most of our staff involved as coaches in the sporting program, a strong bond develops between staff and students on the sporting field. This carries over into the classroom. In addition, professional coaches are employed to add to the learning experience in the Middle School and Senior School.
Our sporting program, which starts in the Junior School and continues through the Middle School and Senior School, allows students to develop a higher self esteem and a love of healthy recreation. By participating in sport, students establish lasting friendships and acquire an understanding of the importance of working as a team.
Girls and boys are encouraged to choose a sport that they will enjoy. Summer sports include rowing, sailing, cricket, softball, swimming, basketball and tennis. Winter options include hockey, netball, Australian Rules Football, badminton and soccer. Students participate in a summer and winter sport, in addition to the cross country and athletics carnivals.
A wide range of teams offer opportunities for girls and boys to participate at a level that they will find both challenging and rewarding. We compete against other Tasmanian schools with outstanding success.