27 09, 2019

Principal’s Message

2019-09-27T14:19:38+11:0027 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|


What a fantastic term

How quickly the term has come to an end and as I reflect on all that has happened, and as befits a school that promotes a holistic education, it has been a term filled with many, many events and opportunities for our students. To emphasise the breadth of opportunities available to our students, at Briefing this week I reflected on the second half of this term and highlighted a number of the activities that the commitment of the College’s staff has provided for our students. Although not exhaustive, the following is a summary of many of […]

27 09, 2019

This week in the Junior School

2019-09-27T12:47:54+11:0027 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

Congratulations to all Year 3 students on their leadership of this week’s Sustainability Pop-Up. The passion demonstrated in their ‘Ted style’ talks, along with the research that had gone into these, was most impressive. This whole event was another wonderful example of students leading the way in prodding us all to heighten our awareness and consider our actions with respect to a wide range of environmental sustainability issues.

Congratulations also this week to the Year 5 choir who represented the College proudly with a wonderful singing performance at Singfest 2019. The choir sang ‘Hold Back the River’ in their single […]

27 09, 2019

Prep Black and Year 5 Lee Service Project

2019-09-27T10:49:45+11:0027 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

This year Prep Black, as part of Prep Ubuntu, have considered an African phrase. ‘I am because we are.’

Through many conversations, the children have deepened their understanding of what it means to work together in order to achieve more.

Year 5 have had a focus on participating in a Round Square Project, with an emphasis on the ‘Service’ IDEAL throughout Term 3 and across the year with the aim to raise awareness of community needs and supporting these through action.

Working together, the two “Buddy” classes decided to come together to support Bella’s (Year 5) and Jossie’s (Prep) Service Project.

Jossie’s grandparents […]

27 09, 2019

Great horsemanship and fabulous friendship at Equestrian Competitions

2019-09-27T09:25:14+11:0027 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

The past two weekends have been a flurry of activity with the first of the Interschools Gymkhana in Deloraine and then Northern Schools dressage and showjumping this past weekend at Westbury.

While the team has been successful, bringing home numerous trophies and ribbons, the success of these events goes well beyond what were superb results.

View some great video footage of the events on our Facebook page – see it via this link

It was a huge team effort from both parents and students, and it was wonderful to be part of the strong and supportive team spirit that makes equestrian […]

26 09, 2019

Fitness Centre

2019-09-26T12:30:48+11:0026 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

It has been another busy term in the fitness centre with plenty of hard work taking place and many new faces. I always take this opportunity to extend the invitation to all of our College community to come along and join in the classes. Alternatively, Tim or I can create a workout to suit your needs regardless of your fitness level. We all know that exercise is so important each day to maintain our health and wellbeing and this can be one step forward to feeling better.

Over the holidays, the fitness centre will be open 6.30am until 8.30am on […]

25 09, 2019

Youth Climate Leaders

2019-09-25T14:41:46+11:0025 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

On Tuesday 17 September, a team of Scotch Oakburn students from Junior, Middle and Senior School made their way to West Launceston Primary School to attend the second Climate Leaders Conference for 2019. Students and teachers from Deloraine High School, Scottsdale High School, St Patricks College and West Launceston Primary School, along with many ‘mentors’ including Toby Thorpe (all experts in Climate Change and contributing factors) and TV personality Costa Georgiadis came together to discuss the effects of climate change, report sustainability projects they’d attempted, achieved and /or failed at their […]

25 09, 2019

Equestrian riders to compete in Sydney

2019-09-27T08:27:00+11:0025 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Several riders will be competing in Sydney at the National competition over the term break, representing Scotch Oakburn College and Tasmania.

We would like to wish our riders the very best for their competitions.  They include:

Ashlea Rees (Year 6)
Georgia Clements (Year 11)
Harry Furzer (Year 10)
Jess Grove (Year 10)
Bethany Hirst (Year 10)
Ruby Hirst (Year 6)
Lucy Johnston (Year 5)
Jock Johnston (Year 6)
Chloe McFarlane (Year 10)
Ella Nast (Year 7)
Abby Clements (staff member)

Joy Russell
Person-in-Charge of Equestrian

24 09, 2019

Year 5 Round Square project success

2019-09-24T13:05:29+11:0024 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Round Square|

On Sunday a group of around 20 people participated in my rubbish clean up along the North Esk River. The weather was beautiful and we successfully collected over 60 kg of rubbish plus 5 bins full of recycling. I’d like to say thank you to all involved and thank Scotch Oakburn College and the Launceston City Council for their support of this valuable service project. We successfully diverted a huge amount of rubbish from our environment! Well done to everyone!

We are thinking we could do much more so stay tuned if you’d like to be involved in a clean […]

24 09, 2019

SOC Running Group

2019-09-26T12:40:01+11:0024 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

A big thank you to all those who have attended the running group over the past two terms. We have had a good number each week and we encourage everyone with the warmer weather to get out and be active. The SOC running group will commence again Term 2 next year. In the meantime, grab a few friends and go to one of our excellent locations like the Cataract Gorge, Punchbowl Reserve and Tamar River Precinct and either brisk walk or up the tempo to a jog. The Park Runs are […]

23 09, 2019

Rail Trail Ride

2019-09-24T12:45:10+11:0023 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School|

Our entire Year 5 and 6 cohort travelled to Scottsdale today for our annual Rail Trail Ride and activities day. There was an assortment of activities for the students to enjoy which included: an advanced rail trail ride, a regular ride, bush cooking with Craig, Ben & Janine Williams of Pepper Bush Adventures, panning for gems or a bushwalk/fossil hunting tour.

The students had an amazing day together in the bush. This was a great opportunity for our Year 5’s and Year 6’s to reconnect as Year 5 begin their transition activities for their move to Middle School next year.

Thanks […]