24 05, 2019

Principal’s Message – Term 2 Week 4

2019-05-24T14:37:55+10:0024 May, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Round Square, Senior School|

2020 International Round Square Conference

I am delighted to formally announce that Scotch Oakburn College will be co-hosting the 2020 Round Square International Conference in September next year, along with Ballarat Grammar School and Ivanhoe Grammar School. Our dates are 18 – 23 September 2020, the last weekend/week of Term 3. This is a wonderful opportunity for us to give many of our students the opportunity to be immersed in a Round Square Conference, make friends from around the world and showcase Scotch Oakburn and Tasmania to our international Round Square family.

Each school […]

24 05, 2019

Junior School Cross Country

2019-05-24T12:07:53+10:0024 May, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

All Years 2-5 students will represent their House in the Junior School Cross Country afternoon from 1.00pm-3.00pm on Thursday 30 May. Spectators are most welcome to join us at Scotch Oakburn Park for this event.

For all students who have been participating in the Saturday inter-school cross country series, this week’s meeting (25 May) is at Scotch Oakburn Park and next week (1 June) will be at Heritage Forest in Invermay. Arrive at 12.30pm ready for a 1.00pm event start.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School

24 05, 2019

Early Learning Language development

2019-05-24T14:15:55+10:0024 May, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

Ms Sue Brown, Speech Pathologist, will be speaking on oral language and vocabulary development for 3-5 year olds at a meeting in conneXions at the Junior School at 7.00am – 7.45am on Wednesday 29 May.

All Early Learning parents have been invited to this session and child care is available on-campus for this time.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School

24 05, 2019

Autumn Concert

2019-05-24T14:26:13+10:0024 May, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

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Thursday evening’s Autumn Concert hosted by the College’s Music Captains, Anneliese Gulliver and Quinn O’Loughlin, showcased the exceptional musical talents of Scotch Oakburn College’s music students from the Junior, Middle and Senior campuses. The two-hour concert featured outstanding performances from the College’s bands, choirs and orchestras, as well as some of the chamber ensembles. Congratulations to all of the performers and the College’s music staff on a wonderful evening.

The near-capacity audience in the Horton Auditorium were treated to an entertaining evening of […]

22 05, 2019

National Simultaneous Storytime

2019-05-23T14:01:14+10:0022 May, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

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National Simultaneous Storytime is a fun annual event aimed at encouraging young Australians to read and enjoy books. Held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association, a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.

This year’s book was Alpaca’s with Maracas by Matt Cosgrove. Macca and pal Al are the best of friends so when there is an opportunity to enter a talent contest together, […]

21 05, 2019

Walk Safely to School

2019-05-23T13:51:46+10:0021 May, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

A group of Junior School students took part in National ‘Walk Safely to School Day’, joined by Year 12 students, staff and parents.  Meeting at Princes Square, the group walked to the Elphin Campus making stops at the RACT corner and the Launceston Aquatic Centre, then enjoyed sharing a fruit platter in the Laneway on arrival to school.  Thank to everyone who participated and supported our walk

Catriona Hurd
Move Well Eat Well Teacher


21 05, 2019

6 tips for parenting anxious kids

2019-05-23T13:47:13+10:0021 May, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Wellbeing|

Author: Dr Jodi Richardson


If you’re the parent of an anxious child you’re most certainly not alone. The number of children experiencing an anxiety disorder is currently estimated at 117 million worldwide. Here in Australia, there’s an average of 2 anxious kids in every classroom; and they’re the ones with a diagnosis. Many more anxious kids are yet to have their anxiety identified and understood.

As much as we’d like to, we can’t rid our kids of their anxiety, but we can help them to manage it in ways that enable them move it from centre stage and get on with […]

17 05, 2019

Principal’s Message Term 2 Week 3

2019-05-17T12:36:55+10:0017 May, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

A sustainability pop-up was held in 2018

Last year Elphin students came to the Penquite campus and held a Sustainability Pop-up to highlight the actions we can take to minimise our effect on the environment and combat climate change in our part of the world. At the same time, a group of Year 10 ‘Eco-warriors’ were looking at waste and recycling on the Penquite campus. In March this year, the College held events on the ‘Day of Action for Climate Change’ and a representative group of senior student leaders attended the rally […]

17 05, 2019

Learning is not driven by answers but by questions

2019-05-17T12:28:29+10:0017 May, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

What is a scientist?  What colour is water? How far away is space? What does connect mean? What is the difference between a wasp and a bee? Why do some plants have spikey bits?

These are some of the questions sparking learning investigations in Early Learning Beaumont just now. Importantly, these questions have come from the learners themselves and their motivation to pursue them offers a great starting point for their teacher to support and guide the ensuing learning as well as to find ways to ‘map’ this work to the curriculum in literacy and numeracy as well as sciences or […]

17 05, 2019


2019-05-17T12:22:27+10:0017 May, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

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Thank you to all students, along with the music staff, involved in last week’s Mothers’ Day Afternoon Tea and this week’s Autumn Concert. Thank you also to all families who supported these College community events and who support the music practice of their child(ren) week in – week out.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School