30 07, 2021

MAINTAINING BALANCE

2021-07-30T14:12:39+10:0030 July, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

As we head into Term 3 many in our community have had the added challenge of navigating an ever-changing COVID landscape. Some families and staff have been impacted by quarantine requirements with some still unable to return to Tasmania, further interrupting study programs.

I would like to acknowledge everyone who has stepped up to support our students and colleagues throughout this period. For some this has meant a return to online lessons, collaborating remotely and additional check-ins with students and families.

Here at Scotch Oakburn, we are prioritising the overall wellbeing of all students as we head […]

30 07, 2021

FAMILY ZONE, LEARNING AND KEEPING OUR STUDENTS SAFE ON THE INTERNET

2021-07-30T12:42:06+10:0030 July, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

As has been communicated to all families, the College is partnering with Family Zone to provide greater protection and visibility of how students are using the internet and their computers during school time. The purpose of this is related to our duty of care and keeping our young people safe on their device(s) during school hours. The College already provides content filtering and internet logging on our firewall. However, this data is not readily available to teachers and pastoral staff.

Installing the Family Zone application on students’ computers has the following added benefits in regard to students’ effective use of class […]

30 07, 2021

COMMUNITY EDUCATION

2021-07-30T12:03:30+10:0030 July, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

As a part of our Community Education and Support Program, a reminder of two guest speakers events happening in August.

Respectful Relationships – Catherine Manning
17 August 7.00pm
Horton Auditorium

Hear from CEO and Program Director of SEED Workshops, Catherine Manning, as she outlines information and strategies on supporting young people as they navigate adolescence. This session is recommended for parents and guardians of students in years 6-12.

RSVP is essential – RSVP via this link

Growing up Online – Susan McLean
24 August 7.00pm
Horton Auditorium

We are pleased to welcome back to the College Australia’s foremost expert in Cybersafety and young […]

30 07, 2021

FROM THE JUNIOR SCHOOL

2021-07-30T11:57:32+10:0030 July, 2021|Categories: Junior School|

Lunch Break in the Junior School

Lunch Breaks for many Primary students and staff are often just another ‘lesson’ with a range of options to choose from. The all-important downball or build-ups, or other creative self-initiated group games, are a big part of this for many students, but other options are frequently open to those looking to try something new.

This week, as an example, has seen students engaging in one or more of chess coaching and practice, Art Club, daily mini-Olympics in the HPEC, music practices, public speaking coaching and on Wednesday, the Junior School […]

28 07, 2021

COMMUNITY NEWS

2021-07-30T12:01:41+10:0028 July, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

We are pleased to provide a community news section in our news highlighting events in the wider Launceston community that may be of interest to families. Included this week:

  • Grasshopper Soccer – 2 to 12 years
  • Learn Ten Pin Bowling – primary aged children
  • Stick2Hockey – 6 to 12 years

Go to community news

23 07, 2021

COVID AND IT’S EFFECT ON OUR YOUNG PEOPLE

2021-07-23T11:45:22+10:0023 July, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Wellbeing|

Welcome to Term 3. I hope everyone had a relaxing break and are rejuvenated for the term ahead. As I indicate in my video address this week, there is a lot happening this Term and of course, it is also a very important Term for our TCE students, and Year 12s especially.

Compared to the rest of Australia and indeed the world, Tasmania has managed through COVID very well without the disruption to lives and learning that we have seen and read of elsewhere. At the Paul Dillon ‘Drugs and Alcohol’ parent presentation late last Term, Paul said that the rest […]

23 07, 2021

FROM THE JUNIOR SCHOOL

2021-07-23T14:36:44+10:0023 July, 2021|Categories: Junior School|

Term 3

Welcome to the new Term to all Junior School students and families and particularly to all who are new to the College community this week. It has been an especially exciting time for a new class of 3-year-olds (and their families) commencing in the Early Learning Centre. Thank you to all who have been so supportive of the hurdles thrown our way with current COVID linked restrictions as we begin the new Term.

Students in all classrooms have resumed daily learning experiences with renewed energy and anticipation. For parents, the Thursday Coffee@Laneway was back yesterday, […]

25 06, 2021

SHREK NEEDS A HAIRDRESSER!

2021-06-25T13:40:40+10:0025 June, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

The production team of Shrek is seeking assistance from members of the College community for the upcoming production. If you, or anyone you know, have experience working with hair and/or wigs and would like to volunteer to be part of the Shrek team, we would love to hear from you. Shrek’s production week is 24-28 August.

Please contact Denise Sam (Denise.Sam@soc.tas.edu.au), Katie Hill (Katie.Hill@soc.tas.edu.au) or Kathryn Gray (Kathryn.Gray@soc.tas.edu.au) for further information.

Stephen King
Head of Visual and Performing Arts

25 06, 2021

FITNESS CENTRE IN THE TERM BREAK

2021-06-25T12:23:46+10:0025 June, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

We have had another excellent rollout of students, staff and parents to our fitness centre the Term. As always, we continue to open the invite to all of our College community to come and use the facility.

Staff and parents can use the centre from 6.00am until 7.00am and again from 5.00pm until 6.00pm weekdays (except Friday afternoon). Students use the facility from 7.00am until 8.15am and again from 3.30pm until 5.00pm. We have personal trainers on site who can write up individual programs, or alternatively, you can join the classes available from 6.15am to 7.00am or 5.00pm to 5.45pm.

Over the […]

25 06, 2021

SENIOR GIRLS ROWING COACHES

2021-06-25T12:23:57+10:0025 June, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Rowing is a well-established and committed sport within our College, offering students the opportunity to be part of a long-held tradition of competitive rowing. Our Senior Girls were undefeated in season 2020 and won the Head of the River in 2021, breaking a 24-year drought. Two of our Senior Girls have been selected in the 2021 U19 Australian Rowing team.

The College seeks an experienced and knowledgeable Senior Girls Coach and an Assistant Senior Girls Coach to assist the Head Coach and Director of Rowing with the planning and effective implementation of the […]