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25 09, 2020


2020-09-25T13:38:13+10:0025 September, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

This term, students were welcomed back to classes on Tuesday 21 July for what has turned out to be the first full term of face to face classes this year. It’s hard to believe but the end of Term 3 has now arrived, in a year that has seemed somewhat surreal in so many ways. The College maintained our mantra of being agile and adaptable to come up with ways to have our usual Term 3 events in a COVID-safe and compliant format. This term:

• We moved to providing information evenings online and […]

25 09, 2020


2020-09-25T13:33:54+10:0025 September, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

A reminder that Term 4 means summer uniform!  Please make sure all uniform items fit and that everyone has a hat.  The College Shop will be open on Friday 9 October from 9am-5pm for general sales.  No appointment are necessary.

We have also launched our online uniform shop this week.  You can order anything you need online anytime using your My School Connect account.  Items can be ready for pickup from the shop on Friday 9 October or can be collected from your nominated collection point once school returns.

Deanne Dietrich
College Shop Manager


25 09, 2020


2020-09-25T13:33:37+10:0025 September, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

The 2020 Languages House Carnival format was altered this year and transitioned into a virtual talent show like competition. This did not stop many students uploading various videos of themselves singing, dancing, doing art, cooking, and performing – all in a language other than English! An amazing effort!

For the first time, the Junior School was invited to participate in the competition and there was even a greater range of languages being spoken including German, Japanese, Chinese, French, Indonesian and even Auslan!

The results of the 2020 Carnival are as follows:

Junior School:
1st = Fox
2nd = Briggs
3rd = Nance
4th = Dean

Middle School & […]

25 09, 2020


2020-09-25T13:31:57+10:0025 September, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

It has been an active start to spring for a number of people here at the College Fitness Centre. As always we continue to express the importance of regular exercise for overall health and well-being, no matter your intensity.

Over the term break, our resident personal trainer, Tim Reese, will be onsite from 6.00am-8.00am on each Monday, Wednesday and Thursday. The College community can choose to come in and participate in one of Tim’s classes (active circuit-like training for beginner to advanced) or simply complete their own training program.

Upon return to school on Monday 12 October, the fitness centre will return […]

25 09, 2020


2020-09-25T13:34:22+10:0025 September, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Last weekend the Equestrian team participated in the Northern Schools Dressage competition at Gravelly Beach.   After months of wondering if we would get an inter-schools competition happening this year, we were overjoyed to know that Launceston Pony and Riding Club would host it.

We had some fabulous success in the Teams competition with:
First place in the Senior Teams trophy: Ingrid Bradley, George Furzer, Iona Glover.
Second place in the Senior Teams competition was Bethany Hirst, Ruby Hirst, Maddison Rees.
First place winning the Junior Teams trophy was:  Lucy Johnston, Isla Willows, Oceana Blundstone.
Second place in the Junior Teams […]

25 09, 2020


2020-09-25T13:34:05+10:0025 September, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Scotch Oakburn Rowing is a well-established and committed sport within our College, offering students the opportunity to be part of a long-held tradition of competitive rowing.

The College is seeking expressions of interest from rowing coaches who would welcome the opportunity to be part of our rowing program for our U13 and U14 Boys and U16 Girls. Coaches are paid an honorarium depending on the age group.

For further information and copy of the Position Description and Selection Criteria, please direct enquiries to me via email rowing@soc.tas.edu.au.

Expressions of interest close Friday 9 October […]

25 09, 2020


2020-09-25T15:37:47+10:0025 September, 2020|Categories: Junior School|

School Holiday Break

Best wishes to all members of our College learning community for an enjoyable family time over the school holiday period. Hopefully, this is an opportunity for everybody to get a little bit of down-time and to re-charge after a very busy ten-week Term through the coldest part of the year. It might also be an opportunity for all students to re-set their learning goals as we look forward to new opportunities and experiences together in Term 4.

Thank you to all Junior School students, staff and parents for your hard work and contribution to College life in Term 3.

Lachie […]

25 09, 2020


2020-09-25T13:39:30+10:0025 September, 2020|Categories: Middle School|

Year 6 Chinese

During Term 3, Year 6 students have been studying a ‘Food and Drink’ unit in Chinese. They have been learning common vocabulary, how to express likes/dislikes towards certain food/drink in Chinese language, food culture, how to order in a Chinese restaurant and Chinese eating etiquette. To celebrate students’ achievement and to further develop their understanding and knowledge of Chinese food culture, a special meal was arranged in class. Each student received an individual pre-packed Chinese meal (spring roll, dumpling, chicken stick, fried rice and Asian style cupcake) in an […]

25 09, 2020


2020-09-25T14:00:34+10:0025 September, 2020|Categories: Senior School|

A busy Term

Term 3 has certainly been a busy term and it has been wonderful to see Inter-house Singing, Debating, Athletics and some Public Speaking in the past few weeks. Thank you to all students who have participated in these events and the Heads of House and other staff who have been responsible for organising these.  I wish all families a restful break and look forward to Term 4, beginning on Monday 12 October.

Kate Croft
Deputy Principal / Head of Senior School

House Athletics

Cool, but dry conditions welcomed us yesterday for the Senior School House […]

24 09, 2020


2020-09-25T11:27:13+10:0024 September, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Wellbeing|

Author:  Amy Moran as published in Psychology Today


As a parent, you’re going to fail at one time or another. In fact, there’s a good chance you’ll fail on a regular basis.

Parenting fails don’t make you a bad parent. In fact, every time you mess up, you have an opportunity to sharpen your parenting skills and teach your child valuable life lessons.

Social Media Has Changed the Way Parents Discuss Failure

Social media has led to an interesting shift in the way we talk about parent failures. It’s encouraged us to be more open about funny and relatable parenting problems while also discouraging us from […]