The newly painted Round Square logos at the Claremont Street and Jean Gardner Wing entrances will have been noticed by many families this week.

Scotch Oakburn is Tasmania’s only member of the international Round Square network of more than 200 schools in 50 countries across 6 continents. Round Square schools share a commitment to character education and experiential learning built around the six themes or IDEALS of Internationalism, Democracy, Environmentalism, Adventure, Leadership and Service. These are embedded in learning experiences for students at every age level across the College and the Round Square Discovery Framework plays a core role in learning program planning for all year levels.

The influence of Round Square principles on academic and personal development of students will be apparent in many ways throughout the course of the school year and for older students, the increasing opportunities to participate in interstate and international conferences and exchanges will play a significant part in their lives.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School