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11 06, 2021


2021-06-11T13:21:41+10:0011 June, 2021|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Launceston Running Festival @ 10.45am on Sunday down at the Silos. Please ask Mr Foot if you need help warming up.

AFL girls NHSSA junior team play PHS on Wednesday at SOP at 1.15pm

AFL boys First play SPC at SPC on Saturday 19 June at 1.00pm

Badminton SOC Navy Play SOC gold at SOC on Monday 21 June at 4.15pm (seconds NSATIS final)

Badminton SOC First play SPC Firsts at SPC on Monday 21 June at 4.15pm (Firsts NSATIS final)

No Soccer this long weekend

No Netball this long weekend

No Hockey this long weekend

7 05, 2021


2021-05-10T10:53:34+10:007 May, 2021|Categories: Featured News, Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

On Thursday 20 May, the College is hosting a 24-hour Giving Day focused on generating support to fully fund the Community Service Scholarship. These scholarships will be offered to new students entering the College in Year 11 and will be fully funded to cover all costs through to the end of Year 12. Your donation will contribute to supporting up to 12 students including six boarders.

With your help, we can reach our Giving Day goal of $467,600.

For the 24 hour period, your tax-deductible gift will be matched by our generous matched donors, […]

7 05, 2021


2021-05-07T14:11:36+10:007 May, 2021|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

The Middle and Senior School InterHouse Cross Country Carnival will be held on Tuesday 18 May at Scotch Oakburn Park. Starting times are as follows –

Year 6 Girls and Boys  12.50pm
U/13 Girls and Boys  1.05pm
U/14 Girls and Boys   1.20pm
U/15  Girls and Boys   1.40pm
U/16 and  Open Girls   2.10pm
U/16 and Open Boys    2.40pm

In order to guarantee the safety of students on the cross-country course, no student, staff or parent vehicles will be allowed to enter or exit the grounds at Scotch Oakburn Park throughout the duration of the carnival (12.00pm – 3.25pm). Please park […]

7 05, 2021


2021-05-07T11:35:24+10:007 May, 2021|Categories: Junior School|


Years 3 and 5 students (also Years 7 and 9 at the Penquite Campus) will be undertaking their 2021 NAPLAN assessments over the next two weeks. All families with students in Years 3 or 5 have received details of this national online assessment schedule.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School


Cross Country

Cross Country running will be a thread running through much of Term 2 for many Junior School students. The importance of regular physical exercise for students of all ages is well-known and this Term the HPE program in the Junior School has a […]

7 05, 2021


2021-05-07T15:24:19+10:007 May, 2021|Categories: Middle School|

Finding the Gold Within

Several years ago, I was privileged to accompany a group of Year 5 and Year 6 students to a Junior Round Square Conference, titled: Finding the Gold Within!

The concept was clear, we all have strengths to share with others, to help others, for others to benefit from us, it is the gold within!  Term Two, 2021 offers us all a chance to share our strengths, to further improve and to empower our confidence from these personal ‘strengths’ and to try new opportunities.

One of these opportunities for Year 8 is […]

7 05, 2021


2021-05-07T11:12:56+10:007 May, 2021|Categories: Senior School|

The Seven Laws of Salem

Kurt Hahn is possibly not a name known to many in our community but so much of what he proposed as an educator permeates through Scotch Oakburn’s learning programs.

Next week half of the Year 10 students will put themselves out of their comfort zones in unknown workplaces and the other half will be scattered across Tasmania experiencing a range of adventures, including white-water rafting, mountain biking, bushwalking and rock-climbing. It is therefore appropriate to celebrate the contribution Kurt Hahn has had in the development of modern experiential education.

Hahn […]

7 05, 2021


2021-05-07T13:21:09+10:007 May, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|


The Launceston Running Club and Scotch Oakburn College are holding a Fun Run on Saturday 5 June at Scotch Oakburn Park.

Registrations open Saturday 29 May from 12.00pm – Go to https://launcestonrunningclub.com.au/ to register.

$5 entry fee

Three distances available: 1.5km or 2.5km (starts at 9.40am) or 5km (starts at 11.00am).

These events are handicapped and handicaps will be available on the Launceston Running Club Facebook page by 8.00pm the night before the event.

We look forward to seeing members of our College community there!

Ali Foot
Head of Sport

7 05, 2021


2021-05-07T09:29:44+10:007 May, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Wellbeing|

Author: Michael Grose


In a recent conversation, a 16-year-old told me how he’s enjoyed some great conversations with his father since the COVID-19 pandemic. What I heard from this young man was that his father is not just an affable person but also a very ‘askable’ parent.

The young man told me that he could talk to his dad about anything, which I suspect would be music to his father’s ears. I imagine that many parents would love to hear their kids say that about them. The notion of being a parent that young people can discuss personal problems with and […]