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26 05, 2023


2023-05-26T11:59:07+10:0026 May, 2023|Categories: Junior School|

The Power of Picture Books for young children

This week’s National Simultaneous Storytime saw more than 2 million listeners in schools, libraries and other institutions around Australia captivated by the reading of ‘The Speedy Sloth’ (from Taronga Zoo in Sydney) by author Rebecca Young and illustrator Heath McKenzie. NSS is an annual Australia-wide group reading and literacy event designed to promote the value and fun of books and reading. Helping young children get hooked on reading is one of the most powerful learning initiatives we can commit to – at school and at home. The broader cognitive as well as social-emotional development […]

26 05, 2023


2023-05-26T11:59:02+10:0026 May, 2023|Categories: Middle School|

World Peace Games begin for 2023!

The students of Year 7V along with five of our Middle School teaching team, are in for a wonderful week of geo-political problems solving as the World Peace Games begin for 2023 in the Middle School.

We are extremely fortunate to have this multi-dimensional learning opportunity,  The Middle School welcomes a special guest presenter from the World Peace Game Foundation, Mr Daniel Sheinwald, who is providing facilitator training for more of our Middle School staff, which will ensure further curriculum connections for our students into the future.  Special […]

26 05, 2023


2023-05-26T11:58:57+10:0026 May, 2023|Categories: Senior School|

A Captain’s Perspective

College Co-Captain, Zoe Bremner, spoke recently at our Discovery Day to families considering Scotch Oakburn College for their children.  Here is what she had to say:

As a Year 12 Scotch Oakburn student in 2023, I often reflect on the incredible experiences that I have been involved in since Early Learning in 2008. From a young age, the College has presented me with an abundance of unique opportunities, which I believe is one of Scotch Oakburn’s greatest strengths.

Throughout my schooling, the College’s involvement with Round Square has contributed greatly to my personal growth and learning. Round Square is an […]

26 05, 2023


2023-05-26T11:58:51+10:0026 May, 2023|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Student Achievement

Ella Nast (Year 11) and Lucy Johnston (Year 9) have been selected to represent Pony Club Australia individually and together as a pair in the Pony Club International Alliance Virtual Dressage Competition to be judged early in June.  Filming of their individual elementary test and their Pas de deux freestyle pairs was completed on the weekend for submission last week.

Twelve countries from around the world are invited to submit teams of four riders in each section. The Pas de deux was an event new to Ella and Lucy. They said that […]

26 05, 2023


2023-05-26T11:58:47+10:0026 May, 2023|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

This week, our Year 9 and 10 students received some quiet time to do an exercise, following on from what they heard from our guest speaker, Luke Kennedy at the beginning of day.

During these reflections, the students were able to discern what strategies they learnt from Luke that would give them more peace and patience in their lives.  They were even able to assess what took away their peace, and what made them impatient and then list out the strategies that they were going to engage with to ensure that they don’t engage in them again, thereby giving them more […]

19 05, 2023


2023-05-19T14:07:59+10:0019 May, 2023|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

As you might be aware, the College is undertaking a rigorous accreditation process with the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF). One of the key steps in our accreditation journey was to conduct a thorough review of our existing policies and procedures. We examined every aspect of our school’s operations, from recruitment and vetting processes to behaviour management strategies and reporting mechanisms. This critical self-assessment allowed us to identify areas that required improvement and implement changes to strengthen our child safety framework.

With our policies and procedures now updated, the College reaches a significant milestone in the process next week, when we complete […]

19 05, 2023


2023-05-19T12:32:13+10:0019 May, 2023|Categories: Junior School|

Road Safety Week

This week is an opportune time to remind ourselves of the importance of road safety – for both drivers and pedestrians – around the Elphin Campus, in particular between 8:20 am and 8:45 am and 2:50 pm and 3:15 pm daily.

Close supervision of children around the gates, on footpaths, when getting in or out of vehicles and when crossing streets is vitally important. Pedestrians crossing Elphin Road should use the traffic light crossing and in Claremont and Erina Streets (there are no pedestrian crossings) an adult should always support children crossing the road.

Drivers should adhere to all traffic […]

19 05, 2023


2023-05-19T12:42:51+10:0019 May, 2023|Categories: Middle School|

Tasmanian Japanese Poster Competition

This year’s JATNET poster competition’s theme was “The Year of the Rabbit”.  Students in Year 6 classes studying Japanese this semester submitted entries.  The competition was really tough!

Seven posters were chosen by the Japanese teachers, however, only three submissions were allowed from the College.  Congratulations to Evan Abbott, Izzy Adams and Edie Kwan for making the initial cut and securing participation certificates in this Tasmania-wide competition.

Jenny Banbury
Coordinator of Japanese

19 05, 2023


2023-05-19T12:42:31+10:0019 May, 2023|Categories: Senior School|

Rostrum Voice of Youth Northern win

After four years of entering Rostrum Voice of Youth and working tirelessly on her public speaking skills, Charlotte Ball (Year 11) has broken the drought by winning the Northern Final together with a Kuba Meikle from Launceston College.  Congratulations, Charlotte! She will participate in the State Final next month with the possibility of making the Nationals in Melbourne.  We wish her all the very best!

We had five students in total demonstrate their developing public speaking skills with strong efforts from Gina Kumar, Varani Harry Peiris, Mollie Gray and an Encouragement Award given […]