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15 10, 2021


2021-10-15T13:29:50+11:0015 October, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Welcome to Term 4 and I hope all families enjoyed a relaxing and refreshing break. This term we welcome 26 new students to the College, eight in Early Learning and 18 across Prep to Year 9. Enrolments for 2022 are being finalised and we now have waiting lists in Early Learning 4-Year-old, and Years 2, 6, 7 and 8. In addition, a number of other year levels are filling. The College has maximum student numbers designated at each year level to ensure that our total enrolment is appropriate for our facilities, programs and spaces and that we can guarantee that […]

15 10, 2021


2021-10-15T13:29:45+11:0015 October, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

As Term 4 commences, there are two key pieces of information that I want to pass on to all parents in the ongoing evolution of COVID protocols and actions.

Firstly, if parents are entering the school grounds to drop their child(ren) off at their classroom or similar and then leave the campus, there is no requirement to sign in or use the Check-In TAS App. However, should you be staying longer than two or three minutes, for example meeting a teacher, enjoying a coffee at Laneway on Thursday or attending LIVE, then you are still required to check-in. Thank you.

Secondly, in […]

15 10, 2021


2021-10-15T14:29:00+11:0015 October, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|


VIBES is a FREE outdoor concert held on Thursday 21 October on the Penquite Campus Green from 4.30pm – 7.00pm.

The line-up for VIBES features Collegians, Angus Leighton (’13) and his Jump-Jive/Swing Band, as well as Fergus Poynter (’14) and Emily Sanzaro (nee Husband ’99). There will also be performances from current students including the Year 5 Rock Band and a Community Jamming session.

VIBES will be a licenced event and feature the culinary delights from Small Grain, Seoul Food, Toong Thong Thai, Nitro Ella, Little Devil Donuts and the good old BBQ. It […]

15 10, 2021


2021-10-15T13:30:11+11:0015 October, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

This Saturday 16 October the Scotch Oakburn College community is supporting the White Ribbon Foundation’s call for boys and men to stand in solidarity with all the women in our lives and say a loud NO to the abuse of women and children in our community.

We will be part of a powerful photo of men and boys standing together with George Bailey and Launceston’s Mayor, Albert van Zetten and Deputy Mayor, Danny Gibson.

The photo will be taken on the UTAS Stadium playing surface at 10.30am (sandshoes only). Students are requested to wear full summer uniform and will be free to […]

15 10, 2021


2021-10-15T13:30:23+11:0015 October, 2021|Categories: Junior School|

Welcome to Term 4

Excitement plus! Starting school for the first time, starting at a new school, being back at school, renewing and making friendships, resetting personal goals, embracing new learning challenges in the classroom, exploring the playground… all these and more were awash across the Junior School this week.

Welcome to the new Term to all students and families, with a particular welcome to those who have just joined the College learning community for the first time and to the Early Learners who started their school life this week. Best wishes to every student for a Term that opens new learning […]

15 10, 2021


2021-10-15T13:30:33+11:0015 October, 2021|Categories: Middle School|

Welcome to Term 4!

“Tell me and I will forget. Teach me and I will remember.  Involve me and I learn.” –   Benjamin Franklin

As we return to enjoy the many opportunities that Term 4 provides, I encourage all students to springboard their learning from their strengths (interests and passions) to further make progress with their learning goals.  Transferring learning from one context to another is such an important attribute and a focus that will continue to be in the Middle School curriculum design.  I encourage all students to continue to try new pursuits, attempt challenges and approach difficult tasks with courage […]

15 10, 2021


2021-10-15T13:30:44+11:0015 October, 2021|Categories: Senior School|

Public Speakers meet our Premier

And what an experience it was! Accompanied by their parents, Charlotte Ball (Year 9) and Dean Power (Year 12) represented our College at the Statewide Youth Speakout event at both Government House and Parliament House on Tuesday 12 October and presented their speeches on subjects that mattered to them. It was an action-packed day with opportunities to meet political leaders including our premier, The Honourable Peter Gutwein MP.  All student presentations were formally recognised by our Governor, Her Excellency the Honourable Barbara Baker AC. We congratulate two of […]

15 10, 2021


2021-10-15T13:30:52+11:0015 October, 2021|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Term 4 marks the start of our summer sports season. We have many of our sports commencing competitions this week and some over the weekend. For your son/daughter’s specific sports information, please view The Dash page for the information relevant to their chosen sport.


Any students that are wishing to compete at the Tasmanian All Schools Athletics Championships to be held on 23/24 October can find out more information and enter the competition, by visiting the Athletics Tasmania website www.tasathetics.org.au.


Are you looking for a new way to exercise after school? How about exploring some of Launceston’s parks and schools […]

24 09, 2021

Elphin and Penquite Facility Update

2021-09-24T14:54:40+10:0024 September, 2021|Categories: SOC2035|

I am excited to update you today on two key projects that interweave through our Strategic Vision Strands of Learning, Wellbeing, Community and Capacity, the development of the Inquiry and Environmental Centre on the Elphin Campus and the completion of the Northern Precinct on the Penquite Campus.

These are exciting developments, further reinforcing the College’s philosophy of providing a holistic education to prepare students for their future.

I encourage you to watch the videos linked below that will allow you to see how the developments will sit within the existing landscape and give an insight into their design and layout.

24 09, 2021


2021-09-24T11:26:33+10:0024 September, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Each term has its own pace and rhythm, with this term’s activities being focused on Winter sport, STEAM+ in Year 10, National Science Week and Children’s Book Week, Digital Technologies Expo, Cows Create Careers in Year 8, Education Outdoors Programs, EY8, 9 Alive, TCE Deadlines, Spring Concert, and of course Shrek, the Musical.

We’ve also recognised and celebrated some wonderful achievements and important social issues: our first group of Alliance Francaise competitors, Maths relay success, intra and inter-school Public Speaking and Debating, Reconciliation Chapel Service, Diversity Day and the Tamar Valley Peace Festival. That […]