6 12, 2019

Principal’s Message – Term 4 Week 8

2019-12-06T13:47:08+11:006 December, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|


Merry Christmas

As we approach the end of the academic year, it is the perfect time to reflect on the year that has been; the growth of our students both personally and in their learning, and the many activities they have been involved in, and excelled at, that has made this year special for each and every one of them. It is the combined engagement and involvement in the classroom and beyond, that collectively develops the dynamic and vibrant learning community that we enjoy at Scotch Oakburn. For that, I thank all […]

6 12, 2019

Junior School end of year

2019-12-06T13:45:38+11:006 December, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

As the school year draws to a close the Junior School is abuzz with excited learners from Early Learning to Year 5, along with their families,  celebrating a wonderful year of new discoveries, skill development and personal growth while at the same time looking forward to the new opportunities, friendships and adventures that await in 2020.

This week the Prep and Year 1 cohorts wowed their friends and families with Christmas celebrations highlighted by a strong sense of togetherness and spontaneous enjoyment of learning. Their music, public speaking and self-belief as learners in front of large audiences made these events […]

5 12, 2019

Students hit the boards in Twist

2019-12-05T13:43:53+11:005 December, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

Sixteen students from Scotch Oakburn Junior School performed in Twist this week at the Earl Arts Theatre. It received fantastic reviews over the three nights. The students worked exceptionally hard, displayed great teamwork, character, focus and camaraderie, but most importantly, put on a great show!

Back (L-R) Alexis Taylor, Lulu Palmer, Amelie Donald, Eloise Breden, Kirri Piper, Annabelle Sanzaro, Isabella Shaw, Grace Watters, William Donald, Eva Cetti

Front (L-R): Eva Shaw, Abigail Dracup, Lily Finlay, Sebastian Noonan, Lydia Sanzaro and Alyx Cetti.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School

5 12, 2019

Junior School Summer Break

2019-12-06T12:09:22+11:005 December, 2019|Categories: Junior School|


The end of term for all Junior School classes is at 3.00pm on Wednesday 11 December. After School Care closes at 6.00pm on the same day.

The December Vacation Care program commences at 8.00am on Thursday 12 December and closes at 6.00pm on Friday 20 December.  The January Vacation Care program commences at 8.00am on Monday 6 January and closes at 6.00pm on Friday 31 January. Full details of the Vacation Care programs and registration for attendance on a regular or occasional basis can be found on the link below or through the Junior School reception or the Outside School Hours […]

4 12, 2019

College Fitness Centre

2019-12-06T11:26:42+11:004 December, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of the staff, students and parents who have been active in the fitness centre throughout the school year. Many have made some outstanding gains as a result of their willingness to work hard and apply themselves at every session. I am sure they will be setting some new targets for the next school year.

The fitness centre will be open as normal next week (9-12 December) during the mornings, but open Monday and Tuesday afternoons only.

Over the holiday break, the fitness centre will be open from 6.00am until 8.00am on Monday, […]

3 12, 2019

Mannalargenna Day Celebration

2019-12-05T13:27:07+11:003 December, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

This Saturday 7 December is the Mannalargenna Day Celebration, hosted by Melythina Tiakana Warrana Aboriginal Corporation at Musselroe Bay.

This celebration is to be opened by the Hon. Kate Warner, Governor of Tasmania and features student William Scott (Year 10) paying tribute to Alfred Hearps, a fallen World War One soldier. Events start at 9.30am and William’s presentation is at 10.30am. I know that William would appreciate any support from our community if there are those who are able to attend.

Sarah Lilywhite 
Head of Humanities

3 12, 2019

Year 3 get into dumplings

2019-12-05T13:24:14+11:003 December, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

After learning all about Chinese dumplings in Term 4, our Year 3 students had a great day making and eating dumplings. From rolling the dough to sealing the fillings, the Year 3s did an amazing job and learned a useful life skill!

For most students, this was their first time making dumplings and for others, they tasted dumplings for the first time. It was such a unique experience cooking, eating and sharing in the classroom.

Lutong Cordell

3 12, 2019

College Shop

2019-12-05T11:52:42+11:003 December, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

The College Shop staff look forward to continuing to assist the College community with uniform requirements in 2020. Our opening hours prior to the start of Term 1 2020 will be:

Monday 20 January to Friday 24 January

– 9.00am to 5.00pm – by appointment only

Monday 27 January CLOSED (Public Holiday)

Tuesday 28 January to Friday 31 January

– 9.00am to 12.00pm – by appointment only

– 12.30pm to 5.00pm – General sales

Visit the College Shop page on our website to book your appointments and view stationery and uniform requirements.

Merry Christmas!

Deanne Dietrich
College Shop