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11 06, 2021


2021-06-11T12:42:58+10:0011 June, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Year 5 & 9 Year Level Representatives (Angela Edwards, Will McLoughlin, Sarah Fischer, Softly Dunstan) and staff enjoyed coffee with fellow parents of those year levels at Coffee@Laneway on Thursday.

Despite the windy wintery conditions, it was well attended and coffee kept everyone warm.

Many thanks to the Year Level Representative for organising the occasion and to parents for attending.

Nicole Willcox
Community and Events Manager

11 06, 2021


2021-06-11T13:21:16+10:0011 June, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Do you love to sing?  We invite all parents, Collegians and staff to join our Community Choir!

To get the ball rolling, we will be hosting a get together for those interested on Thursday 24 June at 7.00pm, in the Leigh Speedy Room (Performing Arts Centre), on the Penquite Campus. We will be discussing preferred rehearsal times, repertoire and performance opportunities.

The choir will be open to all of our adult community. Students will not be participating in the group.  No previous experience is necessary and all levels of ability are welcome.

The choir will […]

11 06, 2021


2021-06-11T13:20:34+10:0011 June, 2021|Categories: Junior School|


Our Music soirees this week were a wonderful way for Year 4 and 5 students to showcase their learning. They continue next week with Clarinet and Saxophone players performing in the Mary Fox Hall from 9.30am to 10.00am and String players (violas, violins, cellos) from 11.00am to 11.30am.

All students involved are in the Year 4-5 Instrumental program. Parents and friends are most welcome to attend. Please note that usual protocols for visitors apply.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School


Year 1 Literacy in Action

Parents of Year 1 students will have received full details of the in-class […]

11 06, 2021


2021-06-11T13:29:21+10:0011 June, 2021|Categories: Middle School|

Involve me and I’ll Learn

“Tell me and I’ll forget.  Teach me and I’ll remember.  Involve me and I’ll learn!”  Benjamin Franklin.

Student agency (student voice) in learning has never been more important in the Middle Years, as is the need for clarity and direction during the most rapid period of change and growth in our students’ learning.  Rather than just listening or watching to learn, they need to be actively involved in it.  This ‘activity’ includes asking questions, seeking answers, making models/prototypes, performances and presentations, designing possibilities and collaborating with others and their ideas.  A […]

11 06, 2021


2021-06-11T13:22:12+10:0011 June, 2021|Categories: Senior School|

Paul Dillon

Renowned guest speaker Paul Dillon returned to Scotch Oakburn College this week to speak to approximately 100 parents and guardians on the topics of teenagers, drugs and isolation in a post COVID-19 world.

The very engaging talk provided the latest data on drug and alcohol consumption post COVID-19 and looked at the effect COVID and required isolation has had. Paul also explored how parents can best support their young people in making smart choices and how accessibility to high quality and accurate alcohol and drug information is essential for parents if a […]

11 06, 2021


2021-06-11T13:22:32+10:0011 June, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

This Term saw us return to weekly House Chapels in the chapel. I would like to share my gratefulness to all our community for all the dedication and spirit of giving that our students have displayed from all over Penquite Campus, which helped make Chapel experiences for our students and staff refreshing, inclusive, engaging and thoughtful.

Thank you to all concerned, from the musicians (who many times came in at the last minute when others could not be available), WAVE ambassadors, singers, bible readers, prayer givers, and of course the House Captains and their wonderful leading of the College War Cry […]

11 06, 2021


2021-06-11T10:38:24+10:0011 June, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Wellbeing|

Author:  Michael Grose


Fourteen-year-old William sat heavy-hearted in the chair with his father next to him, with an arm on his shoulder. William was upset and his dad was trying to find out what was bothering him. His voice was quiet, and his words were soothing.

William told his father that a friend had lied about him to a girl in his class. He told her that William had been spreading rumours about her around school. Unable to articulate his shame and disappointment William’s father did so for him. “I guess you feel embarrassed and let down by your friend. I’d […]

4 06, 2021


2021-06-04T12:26:20+10:004 June, 2021|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Tuesday evening’s Autumn Concert hosted by the Music Captains, Bronte Legro, Alice McLauchlan and Joseph Clyde, once again showcased the exceptional musical talents of Scotch Oakburn College’s music students across the Middle and Senior Schools. It was fabulous to see the College’s musicians on stage for a live concert for the first time in 18 months.

The concert featured outstanding performances from the College bands, choirs and orchestras, which was a celebration of the learning that occurs in rehearsals every week. Congratulations to all of the performers and the College […]

4 06, 2021


2021-06-04T12:23:49+10:004 June, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award Association will host its biggest ever virtual event, A Global Celebration, on Thursday 10 June 1pm UTC (11pm AEST).

Join online via this link:aglobalcelebration.com and invite others to watch too! There’s no registration required, just simply click the link and you’ll be one of the thousands joining the Award family from around the world to mark the extraordinary life of The Duke of Edinburgh and the legacy he created through the Award. Together, let’s continue to build on his vision, ensure the future and […]