24 07, 2023

Technology’s Impact on Learning

2023-08-03T15:42:56+10:0024 July, 2023|Categories: Featured News, SOC Blog|

The purpose of any technology is to meet the needs of humanity and solve problems or complete tasks in a more effective and efficient way; however, when applied to the educational sphere, technology’s purpose becomes more complicated. Not only is technology used with the purpose of enabling and improving learning, but Information Communication Technology (ICT) skills in
and of themselves, are required by students if they are to be prepared for the world in which they will live. The paradox continues when you consider that studies are now showing that technology is a two-edged sword: it is a necessity, yet it […]

10 07, 2023

Scotch Oakburn nominated for Educator award

2023-07-27T08:19:41+10:0010 July, 2023|Categories: Featured News, SOC Blog|

An article from the Examiner Newspaper, Launceston, 9 July, 2023
Author: Declan Durrant

A Launceston school has been nominated alongside the top eight in the country for a prestigious education award.

Scotch Oakburn College is in the running for The Educator magazine’s 2023 National Awards in educational excellence for its school-wide 15-year Strategic Plan.

The College’s strategic plan outlines the school’s future over the next decade and a half, including projects […]

6 07, 2023

Scotch Oakburn College progresses on Inquiry and Environmental Centre

2023-07-27T08:19:33+10:006 July, 2023|Categories: Featured News, SOC Blog|

An article from the Examiner Newspaper, Launceston, 5 July, 2023
Author: Declan Durrant

A planned $6 million dollar educational building at Scotch Oakburn College will progress in coming weeks as the school sends out a tender for the major construction project.

The Elphin Road college hopes to begin building the Inquiry and Environmental Centre at its junior campus later this […]

20 06, 2023


2023-07-05T11:50:54+10:0020 June, 2023|Categories: Featured News, SOC Blog|

As you are aware our valued Principal, Andy Mȕller, advised the Board late last year that he will end his tenure in December 2023. Upon this departure, this will conclude almost 11 exemplary years of service as Principal of Scotch Oakburn College.

We also informed you that the Board would conduct an extensive search to find our next Principal and, that as Chair and Deputy Chair of the Board, we would lead that search with the support of Odgers Berndtson, an internationally recognised Principal Search consultant.

After an extensive process, across much of Term One and Two, our Board is extremely […]

8 03, 2023

What is the ideal class size?

2023-07-05T11:51:02+10:008 March, 2023|Categories: Featured News, SOC Blog|

One question that often arises when speaking to potential families is, “What are the class sizes at Scotch Oakburn?”. The answer is that they vary across the school and within Year Levels because there are a number of factors to be taken into account.

  1. The physical size of the classroom.
  2. Whether the Year Level has a high intake of new students.
  3. The age of the students.
  4. The subject being taught and typical learning activities taking place.
  5. The needs of the students in the class.
  6. Resources available to the teacher and students.
  7. Additional Learning Assistants/adults in the class.
  8. Mandatory staff-to-student ratios.
  9. […]

6 05, 2021


2021-05-10T10:54:27+10:006 May, 2021|Categories: Featured News, SOC Blog|

Reimagining Education – Learner Profile and Learner Attributes


In this seven-part video series, learn how Scotch Oakburn College is tackling this subject as we reimagine education so that students thrive in the 21st Century.

1.  What is the Learner Profile?
2. What are the 10 Learner Attributes?
3. How are we developing the Learner Profile?
4. How does the Learner Profile complement foundational skills such as English and Maths?
5. Creating Lifelong Learners
6. Committed to change as societies need a […]