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30 07, 2021


2021-07-30T14:12:39+10:0030 July, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

As we head into Term 3 many in our community have had the added challenge of navigating an ever-changing COVID landscape. Some families and staff have been impacted by quarantine requirements with some still unable to return to Tasmania, further interrupting study programs.

I would like to acknowledge everyone who has stepped up to support our students and colleagues throughout this period. For some this has meant a return to online lessons, collaborating remotely and additional check-ins with students and families.

Here at Scotch Oakburn, we are prioritising the overall wellbeing of all students as we head […]

30 07, 2021


2021-07-30T12:42:06+10:0030 July, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

As has been communicated to all families, the College is partnering with Family Zone to provide greater protection and visibility of how students are using the internet and their computers during school time. The purpose of this is related to our duty of care and keeping our young people safe on their device(s) during school hours. The College already provides content filtering and internet logging on our firewall. However, this data is not readily available to teachers and pastoral staff.

Installing the Family Zone application on students’ computers has the following added benefits in regard to students’ effective use of class […]

30 07, 2021


2021-07-30T12:03:30+10:0030 July, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

As a part of our Community Education and Support Program, a reminder of two guest speakers events happening in August.

Respectful Relationships – Catherine Manning
17 August 7.00pm
Horton Auditorium

Hear from CEO and Program Director of SEED Workshops, Catherine Manning, as she outlines information and strategies on supporting young people as they navigate adolescence. This session is recommended for parents and guardians of students in years 6-12.

RSVP is essential – RSVP via this link

Growing up Online – Susan McLean
24 August 7.00pm
Horton Auditorium

We are pleased to welcome back to the College Australia’s foremost expert in Cybersafety and young […]

30 07, 2021


2021-07-30T11:57:32+10:0030 July, 2021|Categories: Junior School|

Lunch Break in the Junior School

Lunch Breaks for many Primary students and staff are often just another ‘lesson’ with a range of options to choose from. The all-important downball or build-ups, or other creative self-initiated group games, are a big part of this for many students, but other options are frequently open to those looking to try something new.

This week, as an example, has seen students engaging in one or more of chess coaching and practice, Art Club, daily mini-Olympics in the HPEC, music practices, public speaking coaching and on Wednesday, the Junior School […]

30 07, 2021


2021-07-30T11:57:24+10:0030 July, 2021|Categories: Middle School|

Faster, Higher, Stronger, Together

This week throughout the Middle School we have been excited to connect with the Tokyo Olympics.  Students cheering and celebrating along with the Olympic mission of faster, higher, stronger and together.  Earlier this week, I shared the following two quotes:

“Every professional was once an amateur.  Every expert was once a beginner.  So dream big!  And start now!”

We can be inspired by others, we don’t all have to be inspirational at the beginning, but we all need to make a start for something to happen.  For all of the Olympic success, every athlete was once a beginner, a […]

30 07, 2021


2021-07-30T13:03:35+10:0030 July, 2021|Categories: Senior School|

Tasmanian Senior Secondary College Basketball Championships

Congratulations to our Senior Boys team who competed last weekend in the Tasmanian Senior Secondary College Basketball Championships at Elphin Sports Centre.

On the first day of the tournament, the boys defeated Hobart College (73-67) but lost their two other pool games to St Patrick’s College and Guilford Young. Unfortunately, this placed us out of the Semi-Finals which were the following day. The boys best finish would be 5th provided they could defeat Elizabeth College who finished 3rd in the other pool from […]

29 07, 2021


2021-07-29T11:27:54+10:0029 July, 2021|Categories: SOC2035|

From a young age we teach our children to ask for permission, to learn to respect others and to play well together. These pro-social skills are learned and practiced, then reinforced by parents, teachers and other adults. They are also learned through interactions with siblings and in social settings such as the playground. Through trial and error, our young people learn about consent through the context of the sharing of a toy, a learning tool or even personal space. Experience and guidance informs them how to play, cooperate, collaborate and make friendships, and consent around person-to-person interaction is at the […]

28 07, 2021


2021-07-30T12:01:41+10:0028 July, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

We are pleased to provide a community news section in our news highlighting events in the wider Launceston community that may be of interest to families. Included this week:

  • Grasshopper Soccer – 2 to 12 years
  • Learn Ten Pin Bowling – primary aged children
  • Stick2Hockey – 6 to 12 years

Go to community news

23 07, 2021


2021-07-23T11:45:22+10:0023 July, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Wellbeing|

Welcome to Term 3. I hope everyone had a relaxing break and are rejuvenated for the term ahead. As I indicate in my video address this week, there is a lot happening this Term and of course, it is also a very important Term for our TCE students, and Year 12s especially.

Compared to the rest of Australia and indeed the world, Tasmania has managed through COVID very well without the disruption to lives and learning that we have seen and read of elsewhere. At the Paul Dillon ‘Drugs and Alcohol’ parent presentation late last Term, Paul said that the rest […]