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24 05, 2019

Principal’s Message – Term 2 Week 4

2019-05-24T14:37:55+10:0024 May, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Round Square, Senior School|

2020 International Round Square Conference

I am delighted to formally announce that Scotch Oakburn College will be co-hosting the 2020 Round Square International Conference in September next year, along with Ballarat Grammar School and Ivanhoe Grammar School. Our dates are 18 – 23 September 2020, the last weekend/week of Term 3. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to give many of our students the opportunity to be immersed in a Round Square Conference, make friends from around the world and showcase Scotch Oakburn and Tasmania to our international Round Square family.

Each school […]

24 05, 2019

Junior School Cross Country

2019-05-24T12:07:53+10:0024 May, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

All Years 2-5 students will represent their House in the Junior School Cross Country afternoon from 1.00pm-3.00pm on Thursday 30 May. Spectators are most welcome to join us at Scotch Oakburn Park for this event.

For all students who have been participating in the Saturday inter-school cross country series, this week’s meeting (25 May) is at Scotch Oakburn Park and next week (1 June) will be at Heritage Forest in Invermay. Arrive at 12.30pm ready for a 1.00pm event start.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School

24 05, 2019

Early Learning Language development

2019-05-24T14:15:55+10:0024 May, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

Ms Sue Brown, Speech Pathologist, will be speaking on oral language and vocabulary development for 3-5 year olds at a meeting in conneXions at the Junior School at 7.00am – 7.45am on Wednesday 29 May.

All Early Learning parents have been invited to this session and child care is available on-campus for this time.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School

24 05, 2019

Autumn Concert

2019-05-24T14:26:13+10:0024 May, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

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Thursday evening’s Autumn Concert hosted by the College’s Music Captains, Anneliese Gulliver and Quinn O’Loughlin, showcased the exceptional musical talents of Scotch Oakburn College’s music students from the Junior, Middle and Senior campuses. The two-hour concert featured outstanding performances from the College’s bands, choirs and orchestras, as well as some of the chamber ensembles. Congratulations to all of the performers and the College’s music staff on a wonderful evening.

The near-capacity audience in the Horton Auditorium were treated to an entertaining evening of […]

24 05, 2019

Year 8 Forensics

2019-05-24T08:54:12+10:0024 May, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

As the investigation delves deeper into the evidence it is clear that foul play was involved in the case of the body found in the Helix undercroft. Three suspects have been identified by the forensics teams through footprint analysis, phone records, and interviews with witnesses. However, the early evidence did not point to anyone suspect until today, when the teams undertook fingerprint analysis from a piece of bloody steel pipe found at the scene. The teams now have a suspect in their sights, but will they rush to an early judgement or […]

23 05, 2019

Wellbeing and Values Education

2019-05-24T08:49:57+10:0023 May, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

At assemblies and other school gatherings, we usually start with the following Indigenous acknowledgement: We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the land which we are meeting on; the Letteremairrener group of the Palawa people. We pay our respects to their elders past and present and commit ourselves to working for justice and reconciliation for all people.

Those two sentences can raise a lot of questions. Who were the Letteremairrener group? What do we know about them? Do all Tasmanian Aboriginal people identify as Palawa? Why do we pay respects to the elders? Why do we need to work for justice and […]

23 05, 2019

Middle School Round Square Environmental Committee

2019-05-24T10:08:41+10:0023 May, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

The Middle School Environmental Committee is requesting community assistance to collect 2L milk cartons to construct an arch for the garden. Please bring clean milk cartons to Middle School reception or hand them to Mrs Dondas in the Year 6 staff office.  Thank you.

Julie Kemp
Head of Middle School

23 05, 2019

Senior School Round Square

2019-05-24T14:27:10+10:0023 May, 2019|Categories: Round Square, Senior School|

Euthanasia is a topic that seems to pop on and off the agenda of social discussions, and at today’s Round Square meeting Peta Antypas (Year 11) brought it back under the spotlight. She described the different types of euthanasia and then engaged the group in a robust discussion about the ethics and morals involved in letting someone end their own life or in assisting them to do it. The medical Hippocratic Oath (“First do no harm”) was discussed in the context of euthanasia, and a range of different viewpoints were discussed.

Mark Hassell
Dean of Students

22 05, 2019

National Simultaneous Storytime

2019-05-23T14:01:14+10:0022 May, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

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National Simultaneous Storytime is a fun annual event aimed at encouraging young Australians to read and enjoy books. Held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association, a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.

This year’s book was Alpaca’s with Maracas by Matt Cosgrove. Macca and pal Al are the best of friends so when there is an opportunity to enter a talent contest together, […]

22 05, 2019

Student Achievements

2019-05-24T10:06:34+10:0022 May, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

In swimming, Emily Mitchell (Year 8) who has been selected in the State team to participate in the Tri-State meeting in NSW in July. The following swimmers have also been selected to represent Tasmania in the School Sports Australia Championships in July: Miranda Hevey (Year 6), Bella Muldoon (Year 6), Jasmine Irani (Year 8), Oliver Atkins (Year 6), Noah Wallis (Year 7) and Xavier Nesbit (Year 7).

Oliver Atkins (Year 6) has been selected in the State Under 12 School Sports Australia AFL team.  Oliver will represent Tasmania at the National SSA Carnival in Western Australia.

Year 6 students Beatrix Williams and […]