16 08, 2019

Principal’s Message Term 3 Week 4

2019-08-16T14:04:18+10:0016 August, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

This week we celebrated Science Week across the College with many different and exciting activities for students of all ages. These heightened our awareness that everything around us involves Science: the note played on an instrument, the cooking of food, the curving path of a soccer ball, life-giving respiration, the operation of an engine, why ice is less dense than liquid water, and so the list goes on, ad infinitum. Many of the scientific principles that we take for granted today were proposed centuries ago by early pioneering scientists.

The earliest people whom society recognised as scientists were called Natural […]

16 08, 2019

Destination Moon: more missions, more science

2019-08-16T12:18:16+10:0016 August, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

The 2019 National Science Week theme engrossed students from Early Learning to Year 5 in classrooms and in conneXions this week. Learning in and through science was at the forefront for a significant part of the week’s learning program as integration of the three strands of the Australian Curriculum for Science – Science Understanding, Science Inquiry Skills and Science as a Human Endeavour – underpinned a range of exciting learning experiences in conneXions.

Missions to the moon in our very own lunar module (a scaled half-size model of the Apollo11 command module Columbia that took Neil Armstrong and two fellow […]

16 08, 2019

Book Week

2019-08-16T11:53:49+10:0016 August, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

From science to reading  – or just how much do these subjects overlap?

Next week, 17-23 August is celebrated as Children’s Book Week in Australian schools. This brings our priority focus next week to ‘Reading: My Secret Power’, this year’s Book Week theme. All Junior School students, from 3-year-olds to Year 5, will experience a range of engaging reading experiences, including workshops with published children’s authors.

Book Week is also another opportunity for families at home to enjoy reading and sharing books together. We know just how valuable for children’s learning – especially young […]

16 08, 2019

Junior School Chess

2019-08-16T11:45:57+10:0016 August, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

On Tuesday 12 August, our Junior chess team competed in the final ChessKid tournament for 2019. 17 of our Junior School students represented Scotch Oakburn beautifully and came away with first place in Division B and second place in Division A. For our Year 5 representatives, well done on your last competition with the Junior School. Thank you for your leadership and willingness to coach our younger players.

In Division B, Grady Frith placed second overall by winning 5 ½ out of 7 games. Alongside this amazing effort were James Van Der Aa […]

16 08, 2019

Mid Winter Party

2019-08-16T11:33:13+10:0016 August, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Thanks to everyone in the College community who joined us last Friday night for our annual Mid-Winter Party. It was a great night and wonderful to see so many new faces there.

Special thanks to our current parents – Ben Newman, Chris Veevers, Selena Palmer & Cathryn Cocker for their support in making the venue look so amazing. To Rob Youl (current parent) and Sam Woolley (’99) for their tunes and to Fred Lester (’01), Charles Headlam (’14), Lachie Stewart (Year 11) and Joyce Williamson (past staff and past parent) for their fantastic “Ode to a Haggis”.  If you haven’t […]

16 08, 2019

Fathers’ Day Breakfast

2019-08-16T11:14:43+10:0016 August, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Fathers' Day breakfast


This event always sells out – please book now to ensure you are not disappointed.

Please join the Year Level Parent Representatives and the wider College community for a relaxed casual Fathers’ Day Breakfast @ Laneway, Elphin Campus.

Enjoy barista-made coffee, breakfast goodies from the grazing table and gourmet breakfast buns.

As always, the aim of the occasion is to create a happy time for children to share with the adult males in their lives, be it dad, big brother, uncle, grandad, stepfather or a friend.

Date: Friday 30 August
Time: 7.30am […]

16 08, 2019

Archives exhibition

2019-08-16T11:19:24+10:0016 August, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

We invite our community to attend the opening of our next s.p.a.c.e. gallery exhibition, curated by our College Archivist, Veronica Macno.

Traditions Combined: the amalgamation of Oakburn College and Scotch College is an exhibition that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the amalgamation of Oakburn College and Scotch College. The establishment of Scotch Oakburn College in 1979 can be traced back to Horton College, the Methodist Ladies’ College, later known as Oakburn College, and to Scotch College.

Opening words will be provided by Senator Wendy Askew (’80), Liberal Senator for Tasmania, who was present as […]

15 08, 2019

Move Well, East Well

2019-08-16T12:25:44+10:0015 August, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

Scotch Oakburn Junior School has once again been accredited as a Move Well – Eat Well School, having met the Statewide program’s criteria around the promotion of healthy drinking and eating in lunchboxes and through the tuckshop, alongside a strong Health and Physical Education program and associated activities for active play.

Coordinated by the State Department for Health and Human Services, ‘Move Well Eat Well promotes a healthier Tasmania in which children can enjoy healthy eating and physical activity every day. It contributes to a healthy lifestyle and to the prevention of a […]

15 08, 2019

Christina Booth workshops

2019-08-16T11:40:48+10:0015 August, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

BookWeek started early for some of our Junior School students on Thursday when Christina Booth, a semi-regular artist in residence, visited our College. Year 3 and 4 students followed on from classroom learning and delved deeper into Christina’s newest picture book, One Careless Night.  Christina created this beautiful, but heartbreaking picture book to tell the story of Australia’s last thylacine (Tasmanian tiger), which died in captivity in Hobart Zoo. By sharing this story of extinction with the world, Christina hopes readers will think about how humans can learn from the past to inform the future – extinction is forever. […]

14 08, 2019

Sheep Poo – get your garden set for Spring!

2019-08-15T10:36:41+10:0014 August, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

The Scotch Oakburn College Rowing Club are once again selling their very popular sheep poo as a fundraiser:

Pick up and Pre-Order Delivery options available

Visit our rowing shed in Boland Street on Saturday’s commencing 10 August 2019 between 8.00am-12.00pm.

$5.00 per bag.

Pre-order by contacting Jamie Breden on 0438 038 773 or email Jamie.Breden@soc.tas.edu.au.

** FREE delivery 10 bags or more and Seniors FREE delivery with no minimum. **