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6 12, 2019

Principal’s Message – Term 4 Week 8

2019-12-06T13:47:08+11:006 December, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|


Merry Christmas

As we approach the end of the academic year, it is the perfect time to reflect on the year that has been; the growth of our students both personally and in their learning, and the many activities they have been involved in, and excelled at, that has made this year special for each and every one of them. It is the combined engagement and involvement in the classroom and beyond, that collectively develops the dynamic and vibrant learning community that we enjoy at Scotch Oakburn. For that, I thank all […]

6 12, 2019

Junior School end of year

2019-12-06T13:45:38+11:006 December, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

As the school year draws to a close the Junior School is abuzz with excited learners from Early Learning to Year 5, along with their families,  celebrating a wonderful year of new discoveries, skill development and personal growth while at the same time looking forward to the new opportunities, friendships and adventures that await in 2020.

This week the Prep and Year 1 cohorts wowed their friends and families with Christmas celebrations highlighted by a strong sense of togetherness and spontaneous enjoyment of learning. Their music, public speaking and self-belief as learners in front of large audiences made these events […]

6 12, 2019

Middle School End of Year

2019-12-06T14:12:24+11:006 December, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

I would like to wish all students and families a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy holiday.  I look forward to seeing everyone when school resumes on Monday, 3 February 2020.

Julie Kemp
Head of Middle School

5 12, 2019

National Evatt Final

2019-12-06T14:42:24+11:005 December, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

Year 11 students Zahara Walker Smith and Ethan Hamilton travelled to Brisbane to attend the National Evatt final as a part of the Tasmanian delegation.

The event sees the top 30 debating teams from around the country come together. Preliminary debates included topics on issues such as Kashmir, multilateralism, Boko Haram in the Chad river basin and issues about eco-terrorism. The judges spent a day deliberating to determine which teams from each chamber would progress to the final day of debates in the grand final.

We asked Ethan about the grand final experience. […]

5 12, 2019

Maths Club

2019-12-06T14:02:29+11:005 December, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

Please note that there will be no Middle School Maths Club on Tuesday, 10 December due to Celebration being held on Tuesday evening.

Julie Kemp
Head of Middle School

5 12, 2019

Students hit the boards in Twist

2019-12-05T13:43:53+11:005 December, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

Sixteen students from Scotch Oakburn Junior School performed in Twist this week at the Earl Arts Theatre. It received fantastic reviews over the three nights. The students worked exceptionally hard, displayed great teamwork, character, focus and camaraderie, but most importantly, put on a great show!

Back (L-R) Alexis Taylor, Lulu Palmer, Amelie Donald, Eloise Breden, Kirri Piper, Annabelle Sanzaro, Isabella Shaw, Grace Watters, William Donald, Eva Cetti

Front (L-R): Eva Shaw, Abigail Dracup, Lily Finlay, Sebastian Noonan, Lydia Sanzaro and Alyx Cetti.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School

5 12, 2019

Celebration – Tuesday 10 December

2019-12-05T13:34:49+11:005 December, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

All students and families in Years 9-12 are invited to Celebration on Tuesday evening and will have received an invitation.  Students must wear their full winter uniform on the evening and arrive from 6.30pm, seated ready for a prompt 7.00pm start. Students in performances should arrive from 6.00pm.   I would ask that all students please ensure that they make a big effort with their uniform for this formal occasion.  It promises to be a wonderful night celebrating the highlights and student achievements and farewelling our Year 12 leavers of 2019.

Kate Croft
Deputy Principal/Head of Senior School

5 12, 2019

Year 7 French

2019-12-05T13:33:14+11:005 December, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

Year 7 French classes have visited Manu Bread in Invermay. Manu Bread is a renowned bakery that has just opened a café next to its production site in Invermay.

Propse r, the pastry chef from France, gave classes a tour of the installations. Students had the opportunity to try their French with him. He told them about the art of baking bread, and they even got to roll croissants. This was a great excursion that offered us a glimpse into the French passion for making bread and pastries. The students extended this […]