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20 06, 2019

Winter sport in full swing

2019-06-20T16:08:13+10:0020 June, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

This Saturday 22 June will see our Girls and Boys AFL first teams play in their respective finals.

The girls will play against Marist College in Burnie starting at 11.00am for the NSATIS Shield. If successful, the team will then play against The Fahan school from Hobart for the SATIS State Final. Our boys are playing St Patricks College at St Patricks in the SATIS Semi Final starting at 11.00am. Well done to both teams in making these finals and to the work of Persons-in-Charge Fiona Taylor and Bo Power, and coaches Paul McKendrick (girls) and Andrew McLean (boys) for their […]

20 06, 2019

City Mission Bookfest

2019-06-20T15:52:47+10:0020 June, 2019|Categories: Community|

City Mission is excited to announce that they are holding their annual Bookfest again, 5-6 July at the Launceston Conference Centre (Door of Hope) from 9.00am-4.00pm. On sale will be thousands of pre-loved books, games, puzzles, records, DVD’s, collectables and art supplies. All proceeds from the event will go to helping Emergency Relief this winter.


20 06, 2019

Launceston Competitions

2019-06-20T15:44:27+10:0020 June, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Our music students have been very successful at this year’s Launceston Competitions with many individuals and ensembles achieving outstanding results.  Many of the results have been published in recent weeks.  Another of our successful students was Layla Dyson-Oliver (Year 6) who received a Highly Commended Award in the Modern Vocal section.

Kael (Year 12) and Violet Haysom (Year 6) have also enjoyed success.

Kael received the following places, 1st Woodwind solo 18 years and under on clarinet, 1st Woodwind solo open age on bagpipes and 2nd Woodwind Teacher/Student duo 18 years and under on bagpipes.  Violet achieved 2nd Woodwind solo (primary) on […]

20 06, 2019

ANU National Indigenous Summer School program

2019-06-20T14:43:20+10:0020 June, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

The ANU National Indigenous Summer School runs every December between 7 and 14 December. This is a week-long camp where current students in Years 10 and 11 can experience what it is like to be a university student. They can elect to be placed in the Humanities and Social Sciences stream or the Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine stream. All expenses are paid for by the ANU.

For more information visit the webpage –http://www.anu.edu.au/students/communities-events/national-indigenous-summer-school.

For more information download the flyer here – ANU-NISS Flyer-June-2019


20 06, 2019

Collegian Sarah Cabrol-Douat to perform piano recital

2019-06-20T14:22:21+10:0020 June, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Former Scotch Oakburn student Sarah Cabrol-Douat nee Gunton (’95) will be presenting a Piano Recital on Saturday 13 July at 3 pm in the beautiful Launceston City Baptist Church.  The recital will feature the music of Bach, Beethoven, Chopin and Medtner.

After having been spirited off to Moscow at age 15, Sarah has received a performance Degree from the Moscow Conservatorium, an Advanced Diploma from the École Normale in Paris and a Performance and Research Masters Degree from the Royal College in London.

She is now based in Paris where she works, plays and […]

20 06, 2019

Year 8 Education Outdoors

2019-06-20T14:14:18+10:0020 June, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

This week 8X participated in their “Odyssey” experience in the Fingal Valley.  Despite some challenging weather on the first few days, the students enjoyed engaging in learning about what makes “good” women and men and connecting with local indigenous people.  The students also enjoyed a light bushwalk through the area.

Julie Kemp
Head of Middle School

20 06, 2019


2019-06-20T14:11:17+10:0020 June, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

Last week our Year 7 students participated in SOC2City.

The students were based at UTAS School for Architecture for the week where they explored the City of Launceston, researched liveability factors, met with a number of key mentors and investigated and explored various problems such as access to services, life expectancy, carbon footprint, safety and health and wellbeing. The students then presented a “pitch” to a panel of judges who were looking for Australia’s most liveable regional city.

The students enjoyed learning in a different environment and having exposure to augmented reality technology through an App on their device called HP […]

20 06, 2019

East Coast Choir community program

2019-06-21T12:10:43+10:0020 June, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

Once again this year, our Year 5 and Year 6 students are invited to participate in the East Coast Choir community program.  This year we will be travelling to St Mary’s District School on Thursday, 1 August and schools from the East Coast will be travelling to Scotch Oakburn College on Friday, 16 August.  Justin Smith (Junior School teacher) has written a song, You and Me (working title), which we are hoping to record with harmonies, instrumentalists, countermelodies, and choreography. This is a very exciting opportunity and we would encourage all our Year 6 students to become involved.

Julie Kemp
Head of […]

20 06, 2019

What does integrity mean?

2019-06-21T11:58:28+10:0020 June, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

This week’s Connect@Elphin for Years 2-5 was led by Year 5 Hodgetts who focused our attention on integrity. Through personal examples and video clips of integrity in action, both at and beyond school, the Year 5’s skilfully highlighted the meaning and importance of integrity in our everyday actions and especially our interactions with others.

Integrity is one of the 24 key character strengths identified in the positive psychology work of Martin Seligman and others. For readers interested in learning more about character strengths a starting point could be https://positivepsychology.com/classification-character-strengths-virtues/.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior […]

19 06, 2019

Middle School Environmental Committee project

2019-06-20T14:17:01+10:0019 June, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

The Middle School Environmental committee have been busy collecting 2L milk cartons to build their greenhouse over the Middle School veggie garden.  While they have been doing a fabulous job, they still require additional milk cartons in order to be able to complete their project and design.  Milk cartons can be handed in at Middle School Reception at any time.

Thank you for your ongoing support.

(Please note the picture is an example of what could be constructed.  Construction has not yet started.)

Julie Kemp
Head of Middle School