Throughout the past few weeks, I have been focused on finding the learning ‘gold’ across our College. This ‘gold’ is when students make real connections, when they understand a concept deeper, or when they place their own prior knowledge into a new environment and reach a goal that exceeds expectations! This is often referred to as ‘learning how to learn’. Pleasingly, I notice this very regularly. Importantly, it is not just students that I observe this ‘gold’, as I have seen many staff, coaches and mentors continuing to learn how to learn. […]
I am pleased to announce the release of the College’s Inclusion and Diversity Policy.
There was quite an excited buzz around the Middle and Senior Schools on Monday when it was announced that this year’s College Production is Shrek the Musical. This year’s production is going to have many firsts – the first Year 6-12 production and the first one to be held at the Princess Theatre for many years.
Ms Denise Sam will be directing the show and she is in the final stages of scheduling workshops and audition times. If you are interested in being part of this exciting musical adventure, then please keep […]
The NSATIS Swimming Carnival will take place on Wednesday, 10 March at the Launceston Aquatic Centre. Unfortunately due to COVID restrictions, no spectators will be allowed. The following transport arrangements have been made to accommodate the split format of the carnival.
Students competing in U13 and U14 events can be dropped at the Centre by 9.15am.
Students in U13 and U14 events requiring transport from school can catch the bus leaving from outside Briggs House at 9.00am.
U13 and U14 swimmers will return to school at 11.45am via school bus.
U15/U16/Open Swimmers will catch the school bus to the Aquatic Centre at 11.30am from […]
Scotch Oakburn College has been asked to provide the children’s chorus for Opera Australia’s upcoming tour featuring Bizet’s Carmen to be held at the Princess Theatre on Monday 28 June 2021.
If you would like to be on stage with some of Australia’s leading opera performers then this is your opportunity. The chorus is open to students between 9 and 14 years as of 28 June 2021. It is an auditioned choir and auditions will be in the Leigh Speedy Room, Wednesday 17 March 4.00pm-5.30pm.
If you would like more information, please contact Ms Denise Sam at Denise.firstname.lastname@example.org.
Head of Visual […]
This week’s LIVE@Elphin for Year 2-5 was led by 3 Kerrison. All students in the class worked together to share a wonderful presentation of their learning over the first half of the Term. Along with content from their reading, writing, maths and science work, they confidently and clearly conveyed some great messages about wellbeing, learning strategies and learner attributes for their audience to reflect on. The importance of developing a growth mindset in all aspects of our learning and daily activities was a recurring theme throughout the presentation.
All Classes from Prep-Year […]
Year 8 Peer Leaders
Commencing on Tuesday, I congratulate the following students on taking in the leadership opportunity of being Middle School Peers Leaders for the remainder of Term 1.
I look forward to many student-led initiatives that promote a vibrant and engaging Middle School environment.
Angus Forbes Young, Anya Randall, Olivia Darcy, James Robinson, Isabelle Gower, Anna Yu, John Skipper, Blaise Fitzallen, Ashlee Rees, Lincoln Giasli, Jess Bamford, Grace Briggs.
Head of Middle School
NSATIS and NIJSSA Swim Teams
Congratulations and best wishes to our swimming team members for the upcoming representative carnivals. With a focus on personal bests, I am sure you will represent […]
“New Metrics for Success” Collaboration begins
Scotch Oakburn College has started its quest to look for better ways to represent students, along with 36 other Australian schools and in a Research-Practice Partnership with the University of Melbourne Graduate School of Education.
“New Metrics for Success” seeks to transform what we value in schools. To reform the organisation of learning so that new learning ambitions can be realised needs new ways to track learner success. The collaboration project seeks to provide a better basis for assessing and improving learning. New metrics for learner success […]
As a College, our ultimate mission is to provide an environment that enables students to thrive so that they are equipped to be active and informed contributors to work, family and community life. In this way, we recognise that education is about the whole person.
Traditionally, educational institutions have reinforced the idea that the measure of student success is based on subject-specific learning outcomes. This could be a particular percentage in a Maths test or a grade on an English essay […]