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20 09, 2019

Principal’s Message Term 3 Week 9

2019-09-20T12:12:24+11:0020 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Our students came together in March to support School Strike 4 Climate

School Strike 4 Climate

Last week three of my senior students came and saw me about today’s ‘School Strike 4 Climate’ wanting to work with the College to enable those students who wished to attend the rally, to do so. I applaud this wonderfully mature approach.

Previously we have discussed whether holding a rally is the most productive way to get those people in positions of authority who have the capacity to affect change, to do so. On this point, I […]

20 09, 2019

Final week at Junior School

2019-09-20T11:06:42+11:0020 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

Another busy week at the Junior School as we head to the end of the term:

  • Monday 23 September- school team at the annual Schools Trout fishing Championships at Brumby’s Creek
  • Wednesday 25 September – Elphin Sustainability Pop Up led by Year 3, 12.00-2.00pm, visitors invited (Also at Penquite Campus on Thursday 26 September)
  • Thursday 26 Year 5 Choir singing at Singfest, 6.00pm at the Albert Hall, families invited.
  • Friday 27 September Footy Colours Day

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School

20 09, 2019

End of Term 3

2019-09-20T12:11:35+11:0020 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

Thank you to all families for your close partnership with staff and school in supporting student learning through another action-packed term.

All Junior School classes finish Term 3 at 3.00pm on Friday 27 September. The Junior School reception closes at 4.30pm on this day and re-opens on Monday 14 October at 8.00am. The College can be contacted via the Penquite reception which is open in normal business hours during the term break.

The Vacation Care program starts on Monday September 30 and runs throughout the school holiday break. Details of this can be found via this link.

All students should be wearing […]

20 09, 2019


2019-09-20T09:42:11+11:0020 September, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Congratulations to all netballers on the completion of a very fun and successful season.

We were fortunate to have 4 teams make the grand finals this year. It was fantastic to see all the effort, teamwork, and levy runs pay off.

Congratulations to SOC Oak (Middle School) and SOC Navy (Senior School) for winning their premierships and bringing home the flags. They were both great games and a wonderful way to finish the season.

Awards: SOC Oak (MS). MVP Alice Lindsay, Coaches award Stephanie Dunphey. SOC Navy (SS). MVP Maisie Edwards and Kate McShane. […]

20 09, 2019

Service to the community recognised

2019-09-20T09:08:59+11:0020 September, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

Our Fingal Valley school community has a very active involvement in the local fire service, volunteering their time as members of the Fingal Fire Brigade. Recently four students were recognised with their five-year service badge. We congratulate Edward Napier (Year 12), Hugh Loane (Year 11) Harrison Gee (Year 10) and Catherine Bean (Year 11) for their service to their local community.

19 09, 2019

Middle School Play

2019-09-20T11:11:43+11:0019 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School|

Middle School students invite you to attend this year’s Middle School play, ‘Wonder’, based on the book by AJ Palacio and adapted and directed by Anne Riley.   Entry is by gold coin donation, however bookings/tickets are essential as there are limited seats for each performance.  Bookings can be made on the link below.

Book Now



19 09, 2019

Stepping Up – Young Women in Leadership

2019-09-20T09:17:31+11:0019 September, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

Year 8 students Amity Hodgetts and Sasha Yuvchenko had a fantastic opportunity to attend the “Stepping Up – Young Women in Leadership” event at Parliament House in Hobart this week.

They met many female role models including the Hon Rosemary Armitage MLC, passed a mock bill through the House of Assembly, and had a tour of the museum and Legislative Council.

In the afternoon session, they took part in a question and answer panel session with a range of female Members of Parliament where they asked well-structured questions ranging from the pressures female members […]

19 09, 2019

2019 School Anime Poster Competition

2019-09-20T09:24:57+11:0019 September, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

As part of the Japanese Film Festival coming to Hobart this September, the Australia-Japan Society (Tasmania) hosted an anime poster competition.

Entrants had to create a poster around the theme of MIRAI (which means FUTURE in Japanese).  This theme shares the name of the first film that will be shown at the film festival.   I am pleased to announce that Tahlia Muller (Year 6) won 1st place in the Primary Years category for her poster.  Tahlia travelled to Hobart to receive her prize and watched the opening night of the film festival.  […]

19 09, 2019

Sydney Opera House learning

2019-09-20T09:01:51+11:0019 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

A small group of Year 4 students participated in a dial-in session with popular author Matt Stanton this week. This digital author talk was hosted by the Sydney Opera House live on Tuesday.  Matt Stanton is an Australian author of the Funny Kid (novel series) and This is a Ball (picture book series). We celebrated Australian Reading Hour and laughed along with Matt as he talked about the importance of reading, writing and creativity. We were able to read along to certain chapters to a newly released shorter version of his […]