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13 09, 2019

Principals’ Message Term 3 Week 8

2019-09-13T13:56:04+10:0013 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|


Community Perspectives

The recent community survey brought to light the perspectives from different sections of the College community. Two things came through quite clearly: all elements of the education Scotch Oakburn provides were rated highly, with the lowest rating being 3 out of 5; and Teacher Quality was the highest-rated element from all groups in the community. However, there were some trends that differed between constituency groups.

Students rated the Acquisition of Knowledge second-highest behind Teacher Quality. That is, ‘what do I need to know in this subject’? When I saw this my […]

13 09, 2019

Learning in natural environments

2019-09-13T11:54:39+10:0013 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

Early Learning make discoveries in the wetlands

Our learning programs for early years students this year have included Bush Learning at the Scotch Oakburn Park Wetlands, Bush Learning at the Cataract Gorge, regular experiences in Claremont Park and Claremont Garden and Education Outdoors days at the Valley Campus for Prep and Year 1 students. The academic and personal benefits to students of learning in and through natural environments are significant.

Over the past decade, there have been a number of major reviews conducted around this. These reviews have consistently demonstrated evidence that […]

13 09, 2019

Sustainability Pop-up

2019-09-13T13:53:59+10:0013 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Year 3 students are preparing for their leadership of our Sustainability Pop-Up at the Elphin Campus on Wednesday 25 September from 12.00pm – 2.00pm and on the Penquite Campus on Thursday 26 September from 12.30pm – 2.00pm.

Learn more about making beeswax wraps, composting and worm farms, reusable bag making and nude food lunches. Visit the Sustainability Commitment Store, check out the seed sales and veggie swap or buy a Scotch Oakburn Planet Care cup. Be inspired by passionate ‘TED’ style talks featuring students from across the College who have been exploring […]

13 09, 2019

Sheep Poo Fundraiser – India Service Project

2019-09-13T11:36:03+10:0013 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Round Square, Senior School|

The delegation of senior students attending this year’s international Round Square conference in Indore, India is also part of a pre-conference experience at The Scindia School in Gwalior from the 28 September – 2 October. The Scindia School supports a project which involves building classrooms in less privileged parts of India and Scotch Oakburn will be making a donation to this project. The students have already held two sausage sizzles and recently bagged over 200 bags of sheep poo on Chris and Toni Kilby’s farm – many thanks to them for […]

13 09, 2019

NSATIS Soccer final

2019-09-13T10:29:55+10:0013 September, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

Congratulations to the Girls Soccer First XI who have qualified for the NSATIS final to be played this Saturday 14 September at Faulkner Park kicking off at 9.00AM.

Charlotte Rand (Captain), Charlotte Bell, Cassie Silberberg, Caitlin Silberberg, Erin Dalton (Vice-Captain), Caitlyn Cutler, Isabella Foster
Zahara Walker Smith, Hashnavi Ponnusamy, Louise Tyson, Amy Duggan, Madeline Bell, Claire Bagot, Peta Antypas.

All support is warmly welcomed.

Sam Nugteren
Person-in-Charge of Girls Soccer

13 09, 2019

Spring Fundraiser

2019-09-13T10:20:40+10:0013 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Save the Date for the FOSOC Spring Fundraiser

In recent years, two important events, the Spring Fundraiser (formerly Spring Cocktail Party) and Rowing Fundraiser have coincided on the College calendar and in some ways competing for patronage and support; both are vehicles for very worthy causes.

The Spring Fundraiser is an event that raises scholarship funds to support the students to attend the College who would not otherwise be able to. The Rowing fundraiser supports the purchasing of boats and equipment for the Rowing Club.

In 2019, the College is combining these two events […]

12 09, 2019

UTAS Science Investigations

2019-09-13T14:20:36+10:0012 September, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

Congratulations to Sasi Palmer, Layla Dyson-Oliver and Chelsea Rees who received 3rd place in the Year 6 category of the UTAS Science Investigations for their project, Tasty Colour.  The girls were invited to an Award Ceremony on Wednesday evening at QVMAG and were presented with their certificates.

Julie Kemp
Head of Middle School

12 09, 2019

Middle School Play

2019-09-13T14:25:34+10:0012 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School|

Middle School students invite you to attend this year’s Middle School play, ‘Wonder’, based on the book by AJ Palacio and adapted and directed by Anne Riley.   Entry is by gold coin donation, however bookings/tickets are essential as there are limited seats for each performance.  Bookings can be made on the link below.

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