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28 06, 2019

Principal’s Message Term 2 Week 9

2019-06-28T10:14:12+10:0028 June, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

A well-earned break ahead

Where has the year gone? It is already the end of semester 1 and we are heading into our three-week break. Each week you have read about the many exciting, engaging and wonderful events and achievements that have taken place; suffice to say that I am very appreciative of the efforts of everyone and proud of what our students have attempted, learnt and achieved.

In speaking to a number of students throughout the week, it’s clear that the break ahead contains a huge variety of experiences for our community. From getting some rest, spending time with family […]

28 06, 2019

Term 2

2019-06-28T13:03:37+10:0028 June, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

Thank you to all members of the Junior School College community who have contributed to such an inspiring term’s learning! Environmental sustainability, Round Square Discovery Framework, Literacy learning, along with Bush Learning for the early years, have been key focus areas among a wide range of learning experiences and challenges that we have enjoyed together over the course of the term.

Best wishes to all families for an enjoyable and active term break, be this close to home or further afield. Term 3 commences for all classes on Tuesday 23 July.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School

28 06, 2019

The way forward…learning from the heart

2019-06-28T10:01:04+10:0028 June, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

Learners of all ages need to prioritise the importance of ‘giving’.  This commences with our relationships, as ‘giving’ underpins all quality relationships. To ‘give’ adds meaning.  At the half-way point of the calendar year, it is an opportunity to reflect on the relationships that you have ‘given to’ and how this has provided a connection and/or springboard to a deeper connection to place, people and learning.

Early next term, I look forward to unpacking this concept of ‘giving’, through the understanding of 5 elements:  trust, forgiveness, integrity, hope (optimism), and compassion.  These elements can be referred to as: ‘general capabilities’, ‘social […]

28 06, 2019

Year 6 Robotics

2019-06-28T09:17:24+10:0028 June, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

This term some of the Year 6 students had the opportunity to build, program and test a new robot that had never been used before at Scotch Oakburn Collage.

This was a great experience because some of us had never done coding. Firstly, we had the challenge of building and perfecting our robots, which was then followed by coding them to do certain challenges. We coded them to do things like moving in a square, using sensors and navigating through a maze. Certain highlights were making the LEDS flash and teaching our flip […]

28 06, 2019

Meet Elroy

2019-06-28T09:07:23+10:0028 June, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

Last week we were introduced to Elroy.

He is a robot specifically designed to support people with dementia. We’ve been lucky enough to play around with Elroy and look forward to introducing him to residents at Fred French Care Home. More news to follow after we get to see how he can help residents.

Amy Macfarlane and Sophie Marshall
Year 6

28 06, 2019

Term 3

2019-06-28T08:59:55+10:0028 June, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

On behalf of the Middle School, I would like to wish all families a safe and happy holiday.  Please note that Term 3 commences on Tuesday, 23 July.

At the start of Term 3, parents will receive communication from the Middle School outlining all the important dates for the term.  We would encourage you to keep this in a visible place to remind you of activities and events we have coming up throughout the term.

Julie Kemp
Head of Middle School

28 06, 2019

Middle School Arts Evening

2019-06-28T14:00:29+10:0028 June, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

Last night we held the Middle School Arts Evening in the Horton Auditorium and s.p.a.c.e. Gallery.  We showcased a variety of talent in all domains of visual and performing arts.  There were a range of performances including Year 6 Ensembles, Year 8 Dance, a combined MS/Year 7 choir, mimes from Year 8 students and even a twisted fairy tale. The evening culminated in a massed choir singing Fireflies.

Julie Kemp
Head of Middle School

27 06, 2019

Fantastique French Day

2019-06-27T15:29:49+10:0027 June, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

Wednesday 26 June was a very (tri)colourful day at Café 8. Monsieur Dauchez had organised a lovely buffet of simple but delicious French food. It was clear that French food is a favourite for our students as there was a rush to try ham and cheese croissants, apple tart and pain au chocolat which were snapped in minutes. Monsieur Dauchez’s famous quiche was not quite as popular and I am glad we did not go for more exotic food like escargots or Frog legs… next year maybe? Outside, a very competitive game of boules was played which generated witty […]

27 06, 2019

Student Achievement

2019-06-27T15:23:23+10:0027 June, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

Emily Mitchell (Year 8) has broken the State 50m Short Course Backstroke Record competing at last Saturday’s South Esk Swim Meet.  She swam a time of 30.79, breaking the previous record of 31.05 set in August 2010.

Julie Kemp
Head of Middle School

27 06, 2019

Footy finals fever

2019-06-28T08:26:03+10:0027 June, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

Image source: Examiner

Convincing wins by our Senior Girls and Senior Boys Football teams in the Semi-Finals last weekend have progressed the teams to the SATIS Finals this Saturday 29 June.

The girls had an outstanding win against Marist College turning around a loss in the rounds to an astonishing victory at Burnie. They will now play Fahan School at the Hutchins Oval this Saturday at 12.30pm.

Our boys also played extremely well in defeating St Patricks College at St Patricks, and now play The Hutchins School at Hutchins also on Saturday commencing at […]