Phase 2 – Building Familiarity
Phase 2 takes place in Term 4 of the year prior to arriving. It includes two short term stays in the Boarding House and participation in the on-campus Penquite Campus Orientation Programs and the Senior School TCE HEADSTART program. It will also include the continuation of the weekly/fortnightly online academic mentoring sessions.
Live and Learn
Experience two short term stays in boarding in Term 4. These dates will be dependent on what year level they will be entering the school:
Long Weekend Saturday 5 November – Sunday 6 2023 (all year levels)
Your son/daughter will also participate in highly interactive on-campus learning sessions focusing on ‘learning through doing’ and building and designing rockets with several Scotch Oakburn College teachers. Parents will be welcome to join us for an evening meal this weekend.
The second stay with us varies based on year level:
Orientation to Middle School (Years 6 -8) – Monday 13 – Friday 17 November 2023
Orientation to Years 9 -10 – Monday 27 November – Friday 1 December 2023
TCE HEADSTART (Year 11 & 12) – Monday 20 November – Friday 1 December 2023
During these weeks, students will join our classes and fully immerse themselves into learning at Scotch Oakburn College. They will be ‘buddied up’ with an experienced boarder and participate in all elements of College and boarding life, providing them with an authentic opportunity to understand our approach to learning all whilst building stronger relationships with staff and peers.