30 09, 2022


2022-09-30T14:36:17+10:0030 September, 2022|Categories: Junior School|

House Athletics

Yesterday’s House Athletics Carnival for Years 2-5 students was a wonderful way to draw the Term to a close (images below). Thank you to all students for the enthusiasm and energy they brought to the day and for their efforts in striving to achieve their personal best on the track and in the field.

Thank you to the Physical Education staff team led by Nicky Reid for all the planning, preparation and organisation of the full-day program designed to enable every student to have a number of opportunities to support and represent their House team. Also thanks to all staff […]

30 09, 2022


2022-09-30T14:36:44+10:0030 September, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

This week saw our Therapy Dog, Paddy, as our special visitor at our Blessing of the Animal Service and who, I believe, barked at just the right place.  He is such a precious animal for us all to see, pat and engage with, as we walk around the Penquite Campus, so blessing him for his purpose was a real honour.

Next Term, the theme for the Term will be ‘kindness’, our students’ 4th Spiritual Core Value.  I am looking forward to serving our community with the wondering of “how do we actually embody […]

30 09, 2022


2022-09-30T14:36:51+10:0030 September, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

With the spring holidays upon us and the College Fitness Centre will be open for our community on specific days over the term break.  As always if you want to get an individualised program or join a class then come along.

Week One

Monday 3 October   6:00am – 8:00am

Wednesday 5 October 6:00am – 8:00am

Friday 7 October 6:00am – 8:00am

Week Two

Monday 10 October 6:00am – 8:00am

Wednesday 12 October 6:00am – 8:00am

Friday 14 October 6:00am – 8:00am

Opening hours return to normal on Monday 17 October (6:00am to 8:15am and 3.30pm to 6:00pm).

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to make contact.

Paul McKendrick
Head […]

23 09, 2022


2022-09-23T13:53:33+10:0023 September, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

As we near the end of the Term, a reminder that Term 4 sees the return of summer uniforms. The College Shop will be closed over the Term break, opening Friday 14 October from 9.00am to 5.00pm.  Purchases can be made online through My School Connect over the holiday period and collected on this day.  Visit the College Shop page on our website for more information on uniform requirements.

Deanne Dietrich
College Shop Manager

23 09, 2022


2022-09-23T13:48:21+10:0023 September, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Support our College Basketball!

Purchase a ball in the raffle for just $10  for the chance to win one of 150 prizes (1 in 11 chance of winning as only 1700 balls will be sold!)

Total prizes valued at approximately $23,500!

Winning balls will be drawn Friday 28 October 2022.

A huge thank you to all our prize donors and sponsors, including those who have donated directly for the shooting machine. It is truly appreciated.

To view the extensive list of prizes click here.

Don’t miss out, get your balls now.  Buy Balls Now

*Must be over 18 years old to purchase

Permit Number […]

23 09, 2022


2022-09-23T13:17:31+10:0023 September, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Scotch Oakburn College is hosting the FIRST LEGO League Competition on Saturday 29 October from 8.00am to 4.00pm. FIRST LEGO League introduces science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to young people through fun, exciting hands-on learning. We are looking for volunteers to help at the event. No experience is necessary, lunch provided! Please email me at meg.hughes@soc.tas.edu.au if you are interested in volunteering.

Meg Hughes


23 09, 2022


2022-09-26T08:29:27+10:0023 September, 2022|Categories: Junior School|

Jungle Book

Congratulations to all Year 5 students on their wonderful performances of ‘Jungle Book:Kids’ this week. Thank you also to all families who supported the production behind the scenes over the course of the Term or by attending the show.

The importance and learning benefits of Drama (along with other strands of The Arts curriculum) have been widely recognised and Jungle Book has again highlighted this aspect of students’ growth and development.

The Visual Art exhibition in the Gallery at the entrance to the Horton Auditorium, the recent Junior School Public Speaking program and […]

23 09, 2022


2022-09-23T13:17:21+10:0023 September, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

This week saw the last of the Term Chapels for our TCE Students.  There was a tear in my eye as I looked down on the fresh faces of our Year 12 students knowing there is only one formal chapel left for each of them.

I pray that their spiritual development in connecting with themselves and others will hold them in good stead for their future.

This week in the Junior School, we are completing our Aboriginal Spirituality Art Project which the students have now voted on with some exciting news. It will be hung on the mezzanine wall in the chapel so […]

23 09, 2022


2022-09-23T13:19:45+10:0023 September, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Student Achievements

Congratulations to Tom Dobson (Year 4) and James Dobson (Year 6) who have both been selected in the Tasmanian Inline Hockey team.

Ben Green
Head of Middle School

Sporting Mindset

This article, taken from Mindset – The fundamental ingredient to success – BelievePerform – The UK’s leading Sports Psychology Website, written by Adam Morris, helps us to understand why it is necessary to know and activate the difference.


“Why is it that some player’s who are labeled as being “less talented” become more successful than their “more talented” peers? This question has […]

21 09, 2022


2022-09-23T13:17:05+10:0021 September, 2022|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:

  • Woodwork for kids holiday program
  • School Holiday Tennis
  • PCYC Rhythmic Gymnastics circus holiday camp (7 years+)
  • Just Swim school holiday program

Go to community news