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14 05, 2021


2021-05-14T12:35:09+10:0014 May, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

The commencement of Term 2 sees some noticeable additions to College facilities.

A large screen and projector have been installed in the Year 9/10 common area of Helix, allowing quality projection of visual presentations to students within this large auditorium space. The installation was considered during the design phase of the Helix building, with its need becoming increasingly apparent over past years to maximise the functionality of the space. Whilst its application will be predominantly for student use, it will also provide additional flexibility for use during College community events and functions in this precinct.

To cater for the […]

14 05, 2021


2021-05-14T12:34:57+10:0014 May, 2021|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

In recent weeks, including over the holiday break, a number of students have achieved success across a range of activities.

Public Speaking: Will Scott (Year 12) won the Lions Public Speaking State Final and is in the National Final in Canberra in May.

Gymnastics – Trampolining: Lucy Chesterman (Year 12) has been selected in the Tasmanian Gymnastics Team to compete at the Australian Championships in May.

Rowing: After a very successful rowing season for our club, Heidi Schouten and Lindsay Calvert topped off the Girls Crew’s win in the Head of the River with a 2nd place in U19 pair at the National […]

14 05, 2021


2021-05-14T12:33:51+10:0014 May, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

On Wednesday evening we kicked off the first of three Staff Culinary Therapy and Education sessions. This one was titled ‘Hey There, Sweet Thing!’

Nine staff from a range of areas and departments at the College, both teaching and non-teaching, took on the challenge of learning about textural and compositional changes to sweet treats. Our menu consisted of Strawberry and Vanilla Macarons, Lemon Meringue Pie and Honey Pannacotta. We began with something to nibble while watching an educational Macaron demonstration, where specific culinary terminology was taught, like the term ‘Macaronage’.

It was such a wonderful experience […]

14 05, 2021


2021-05-14T12:34:03+10:0014 May, 2021|Categories: Senior School|

Paul Dillon has been working in the area of drug education for the past 25 years. Through his own business, Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA) he has been contracted by many organisations and give regular updates on current drug trends.

He has previously worked with Scotch Oakburn and many school communities to ensure that they have access to good quality information and best practice drug education.

Paul will present a Community Education evening on Monday 7 June discussing Teenagers, alcohol and drugs.  This is a free community event however RSVP’s are essential as COVID restrictions apply.  COVID check-in will be […]

14 05, 2021


2021-05-14T12:33:11+10:0014 May, 2021|Categories: Junior School|


Having the confidence, tenacity and commitment to take responsible risks to extend capacity, persevere when presented with a challenge and learn from mistakes.

One of the College’s core ‘Learner Attributes’, this was the theme chosen by Year 2 Bauld students as they led Connect@Elphin this week. The audience of Year 2-5 students heard each of the 2 Bauld students share examples of how they needed to be courageous as they transitioned into Year 2 in 2021, either from Year 1 on the other side of the Elphin Campus or as a new student to the College. Among many new experiences and […]

14 05, 2021


2021-05-14T12:33:30+10:0014 May, 2021|Categories: Middle School|

A word’ from our students about the World Peace Game

The following insights are from students in Year 7V, who have just enjoyed the ‘global challenges’ associated with the World Peace Game.  Thank you to Mr Simon Dray for his coordination of this dynamic team event.  The student responses are reminders to all of us, to reflect on the key attributes for what makes successful teams, friendships, communities and ‘worlds’.

Q. What was the purpose or point of playing the World Peace Game for you?

The purpose of the world peace games is to put us in a […]

14 05, 2021


2021-05-14T16:27:47+10:0014 May, 2021|Categories: Senior School|

Years 10s Live Tasmania’s Magnificent Environment

Groups of Year 10 students experienced all that Tassie’s stunning environment has to offer this week: the mountains, the rivers, the rain and snow, the sea, the wind, the sun and the clouds. I had the privilege of having daily contact with all the groups and also spending time with two of them. For so many of our students this week will live on in their memory, they will reflect on these experiences in many different ways, but what is certain is that perspectives on their young lives will have […]

14 05, 2021


2021-05-14T09:53:17+10:0014 May, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Wellbeing|

Author:  Maggie Dent


Family rituals strengthen the sense of warm connectedness in families. This makes sense, given that the number one biological need for every human is the hunger to belong, and to be accepted, valued and loved.

The disruption of life in 2020 saw many families unable to go about their normal activities, and for many, family rituals reclaimed their valuable position. For some, it was simply going for walks together, riding bikes together, baking, or watching movies together complete with homemade popcorn.

So how can families create and maintain small rituals that make such a difference?

Turn routines into rituals

Bedtime routines […]

6 05, 2021


2021-05-10T10:54:27+10:006 May, 2021|Categories: Featured News, SOC2035|

Reimagining Education – Learner Profile and Learner Attributes


In this seven-part video series, learn how Scotch Oakburn College is tackling this subject as we reimagine education so that students thrive in the 21st Century.

1.  What is the Learner Profile?
2. What are the 10 Learner Attributes?
3. How are we developing the Learner Profile?
4. How does the Learner Profile complement foundational skills such as English and Maths?
5. Creating Lifelong Learners
6. Committed to change as societies need a […]

4 05, 2021


2021-05-07T11:33:20+10:004 May, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

We are pleased to provide a community news section in our news highlighting events in the wider Launceston community that may be of interest to families. Included this week:

  • Tasdance Ballet – 4 years and up
  • eSafety guide to parental control – a free parent webinar
  • Royal Society of Tasmania public lecture – Impact of Plastic on Marine Wildlife
  • East Launceston Junior Football Club – 8-16 years

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