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15 08, 2019

Move Well, East Well

2019-08-16T12:25:44+10:0015 August, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

Scotch Oakburn Junior School has once again been accredited as a Move Well – Eat Well School, having met the Statewide program’s criteria around the promotion of healthy drinking and eating in lunchboxes and through the tuckshop, alongside a strong Health and Physical Education program and associated activities for active play.

Coordinated by the State Department for Health and Human Services, ‘Move Well Eat Well promotes a healthier Tasmania in which children can enjoy healthy eating and physical activity every day. It contributes to a healthy lifestyle and to the prevention of a […]

15 08, 2019

Christina Booth workshops

2019-08-16T11:40:48+10:0015 August, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

BookWeek started early for some of our Junior School students on Thursday when Christina Booth, a semi-regular artist in residence, visited our College. Year 3 and 4 students followed on from classroom learning and delved deeper into Christina’s newest picture book, One Careless Night.  Christina created this beautiful, but heartbreaking picture book to tell the story of Australia’s last thylacine (Tasmanian tiger), which died in captivity in Hobart Zoo. By sharing this story of extinction with the world, Christina hopes readers will think about how humans can learn from the past to inform the future – extinction is forever. […]

15 08, 2019

Student Achievement

2019-08-16T10:43:05+10:0015 August, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

Congratulations to Lachie Frame (Year 8) who was awarded the Tasmanian Junior Lifesaver of the Year Award in an awards ceremony in Hobart at weekend.

This is selected from all Junior (14 and under) participants in the sport in Tasmania and covers all-round participation in competitions, patrols, club and community involvement, and knowledge of beach safety matters.

Julie Kemp
Head of Middle School

15 08, 2019

Battle of the Houses – Singing Competition

2019-08-16T10:25:32+10:0015 August, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Next Friday 23 August, the annual Middle and Senior School House Singing Competition will be held at 2.00pm in the Penquite HPEC.

Each House has been working very hard for the past month under the leadership of their House Captains on refining their chosen song and War Cry.   There will be limited seating for spectators, however, there will be plenty of standing room on the HPEC balcony. Parents are most welcome to attend. We also look forward to welcoming our Year 5 students to the Middle School to view the performances.

Kate Croft
Deputy Principal / Head of Senior School


15 08, 2019

Information Evening for 2020 Year 9 and 10 students and parents

2019-08-16T10:24:20+10:0015 August, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

On Wednesday, 21 August we are holding an important Information Evening, in the Horton Auditorium, for 2020 Year 9 and 10 students and parents, commencing at 7.00pm.

The purpose of the evening is to help students and parents manage their transition to the Scotch Oakburn Senior School.  In Years 9 and 10, students have a wide choice of subjects in our Electives Program.  The way this program operates and the opportunities for breadth of choice will be explained.  Heads of Departments of elective subjects will be present for informal discussions with individual parents and students after the presentation. The 2020 course […]

15 08, 2019

Year 7 Parent/Student/Teacher conferences

2019-08-16T10:25:58+10:0015 August, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

Year 7 Parent Student Teacher conferences will take place on Monday, 19 August.  Parents will soon receive communication regarding the online booking process.  Parents are asked to book 10-minute sessions with teachers.  The evening runs from 4.00pm – 8.00pm in the Middle School.  It is important that all parents and students attend these conferences.  If you feel that you require more than the scheduled 10 minutes to meet with a teacher, please contact the teacher you need to speak with directly and organise an alternative time to meet.

Julie Kemp
Head of Middle School

15 08, 2019

Physical Pursuits hit the snow

2019-08-16T10:16:13+10:0015 August, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

On Wednesday 14 August our Year 10 Physical Pursuits class set off for an afternoon adventure to Ben Lomond Snow Sports.

Students were given the opportunity to ski or board, and if confident use the tows after a short lesson. All students gave it a red hot go and took to the snow with ease, learning the movements very quickly. In almost tropical conditions on the mountain, we spent a solid 3 hours out on the slopes, finishing up with a snow fight and some tobogganing. I would like to thank Mr Paul […]

15 08, 2019

Cows Create Careers

2019-08-16T09:50:53+10:0015 August, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

Each year the Year 8 students in the College are involved in a nationwide competition raising awareness of the importance of the Dairy industry. Today sees the arrival of the 2 calves, kindly provided by the Lawrence family, that we will be caring for over the next few months.

All Year 8 students will look at the biology of living things and the systems that work together for healthy life. This integrated unit of study will link a number of subject areas making links between the Dairy industry in Tasmania and classroom learning.

Fiona […]

14 08, 2019

Work Exposure in Government program

2019-08-16T11:09:55+10:0014 August, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

The 2019 Work Exposure in Government program (WEX) is taking place from Sunday 20 October to Friday 25 October.

Applications are open to high performing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 10, 11 and 12 to learn about careers in the Australian Government. Students will be accompanied by teachers and mentors who provide cultural mentoring and leadership guidance.

All accommodation, transportation and meals will be provided.

Activities at WEX 2019 may include:

  • meeting government Ministers and parliamentarians
  • visits to the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Australian Federal Police headquarters
  • visits to national institutions such as the Australian War Memorial and […]
14 08, 2019

Voluneers needed

2019-08-16T11:06:14+10:0014 August, 2019|Categories: Community|

Open House Launceston is an annual event.   There was a great response to last year’s very first Open House Launceston and this year there will be over 30 buildings for people to explore. A chance to see Launceston from a unique perspective!

Open House Launceston needs volunteers!

Free events like Open House operate on the generosity of those who volunteer their time to ensure this community event runs as smoothly and successfully as possible. Volunteering is fun, rewarding and a great way to meet other locals and stickybeaks!

Aligning perfectly with our Service IDEAL this is a great opportunity to see some unique […]