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25 09, 2019

Youth Climate Leaders

2019-09-25T14:41:46+11:0025 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

On Tuesday 17 September, a team of Scotch Oakburn students from Junior, Middle and Senior School made their way to West Launceston Primary School to attend the second Climate Leaders Conference for 2019. Students and teachers from Deloraine High School, Scottsdale High School, St Patricks College and West Launceston Primary School, along with many ‘mentors’ including Toby Thorpe (all experts in Climate Change and contributing factors) and TV personality Costa Georgiadis came together to discuss the effects of climate change, report sustainability projects they’d attempted, achieved and /or failed at their […]

25 09, 2019

SATIS Athletics

2019-09-25T14:36:31+11:0025 September, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

On Saturday 21 September the Scotch Oakburn College Athletics team took part in the annual SATIS Athletics carnival. In testing conditions, all students rose to the occasion. There were many outstanding results and overall the team was performed exceptionally. Unfortunately, due to the weather, we weren’t able to finish the meet, but all athletes are commended on how they represented the College. Many thanks to all the coaches that helped in the lead-up, and to Paul McKendrick, Rob Jeffery and Julie Kemp for their assistance throughout the whole process.

I am pleased […]

25 09, 2019

Integrated learning unit – Asterix

2019-09-26T12:49:20+11:0025 September, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

In the past few weeks, Year 7 students have worked on an integrated unit, exploring the French comic “Astérix the Gladiator”. The famous little Gaul is a character created by French writers and drawers Goscinny and Uderzo.

In English, students have studied the structure of the book and worked on the comic aspects; in Humanities, they have discovered more about the Ancient Rome civilisation; in French class, students have discovered parts of the book in French and worked with recognizing the words and their Latin forms. In other subjects (science, Chinese, French, […]

25 09, 2019

Hockey Achievement

2019-09-25T10:31:38+11:0025 September, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

Congratulations to Alice McLauchlan (Year 10) and Sam Williams (Year 12) who received awards for receiving the most points in their division in the Northern hockey competition. Alice was the best Under 16 female player and Sam won the prestigious Tim Deavin Medal, named after Collegian, Tim Deavin (2002) who represented Australia in hockey 138 times. It is a great achievement for both those players and we are very proud to see Sam’s final year of playing hockey at Scotch Oakburn crowned by such an award.

Fabrice Dauchez
Person-in-Charge of Hockey

25 09, 2019


2019-09-25T10:21:41+11:0025 September, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

The 9 Alive program is a week-long program giving Year 9 students the opportunity to learn more about the environment around us. It includes studying the properties of fire/combustion and its impact on the local ecology at St. Johnstone Farm, collecting and analysing marine debris along the Tasmanian North Coast and spending time at Fosterville farm learning about sustainable agriculture and exploring the science and technologies that are interwoven into successful modern farming practices.

As a part of the program, groups are given two tasks, to create a magazine article for our college focus magazine that reflects on your learning and […]

25 09, 2019

Backpack challenge funds make a difference

2019-09-25T08:33:37+11:0025 September, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Round Square|

The World Vision Backpack Challenge is an annual event dedicated to raising awareness of children that are displaced by war and civil unrest.

Scotch Oakburn College has been an active participant in this worthy cause. This year 44 Middle School students participated and were able to raise a combined total of $2224.00 (surpassing their $2000 target).

Here are some key facts to put the effort of SOC students into perspective:

  • Scotch Oakburn College was the highest fundraising school in Tasmania.
  • 7 participants raised over $100 each.
  • Asha Dawe raised an individual total of […]
25 09, 2019

Senior Foundation Oratory prize

2019-09-25T08:29:07+11:0025 September, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

Three experienced speakers battled it out in the recent Senior Foundation Oratory on Monday 23 September.  Dean Power (Year 10), Ethan Hamilton (Year 11) and Zahara Walker Smith (Year 11) were each impressive but the adjudicators, David Morris, Jenny Fraser and Sharon Beattie had to decide a winner.

For the second year in a row, Zahara Walker Smith was awarded the trophy and medallion for her passionate and eloquent speech, this time on freedom and democracy.

Katie Lester
Person-in-Charge Public Speaking

25 09, 2019

Equestrian riders to compete in Sydney

2019-09-27T08:27:00+11:0025 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Several riders will be competing in Sydney at the National competition over the term break, representing Scotch Oakburn College and Tasmania.

We would like to wish our riders the very best for their competitions.  They include:

Ashlea Rees (Year 6)
Georgia Clements (Year 11)
Harry Furzer (Year 10)
Jess Grove (Year 10)
Bethany Hirst (Year 10)
Ruby Hirst (Year 6)
Lucy Johnston (Year 5)
Jock Johnston (Year 6)
Chloe McFarlane (Year 10)
Ella Nast (Year 7)
Abby Clements (staff member)

Joy Russell
Person-in-Charge of Equestrian

24 09, 2019

Year 5 Round Square project success

2019-09-24T13:05:29+11:0024 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Round Square|

On Sunday a group of around 20 people participated in my rubbish clean up along the North Esk River. The weather was beautiful and we successfully collected over 60 kg of rubbish plus 5 bins full of recycling. I’d like to say thank you to all involved and thank Scotch Oakburn College and the Launceston City Council for their support of this valuable service project. We successfully diverted a huge amount of rubbish from our environment! Well done to everyone!

We are thinking we could do much more so stay tuned if you’d like to be involved in a clean […]

24 09, 2019

Student Achievements

2019-09-24T12:47:21+11:0024 September, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

Representing St Andrews Caledonian Pipe Band, students Kael Haysom (Year 12), Lachlan Stewart (Year 11) and Pipes & Drums tutor Dr John Ralph combined to take the title at the Piping Trios competition at Campbell Town yesterday.

Kael also won the C Grade solo piping competition against an open field.