Scotch Oakburn is a superb institution with a welcoming and engaged community of students, staff, and families. As I navigate the campus, attend co-curricular events, and observe classes as a new member of the community, I am continually inspired by the quantity, scale, and ambition of the activities on offer. The engagement of our students is a testament to the fact that learning and personal growth are embraced at all levels.
Far from being elitist, Scotch Oakburn is a community that values effort, encourages self-belief, and instils a growth mindset in students. ‘Having a go,’ regardless of abilities or skills, is not only encouraged but richly rewarded. The comprehensive programs provide myriad opportunities for students to explore their talents and potential while forming lasting relationships with others.
Our commitment to holistic education at Scotch Oakburn extends beyond academics. We aim to develop well-rounded individuals equipped with essential life skills. Fundamental skills of literacy and numeracy are complemented by communication, collaboration, inquiry, reflection, problem-solving, critical and creative thinking, and a commitment to life-long learning. It is this philosophy that empowers us to create an environment where students are not only encouraged to step out of their comfort zones but are challenged to move into their stretch zones.