4 12, 2020


2020-12-04T14:07:18+11:004 December, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Over the past 23 years, I have thoroughly enjoyed all facets of College life and I have certainly learned so much as an educator in my time at Scotch Oakburn!

As I contemplate leaving Scotch Oakburn to take up the role of Deputy Principal – Learning at Carey Grammar School in 2021, I have very mixed emotions.  It is very hard to leave the Scotch Oakburn family.

I have been incredibly fortunate to meet many wonderful families throughout my time at Scotch Oakburn. I thank you, the community, for allowing me the honour and […]

4 12, 2020


2020-12-04T12:17:48+11:004 December, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

As we approach the end of what has been an extraordinary year, it is important to take the time to reflect on the year that has been; the growth of our students both personally and in their learning, the way our whole community has adapted to change and how we have all met the challenges of COVID and e-learning. COVID has magnified so many elements of our lives, none more so than our need to connect with our family, friends, peers and colleagues. In a moment of reflection recently I thought […]

4 12, 2020


2021-01-22T10:31:12+11:004 December, 2020|Categories: Featured News, Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|


Over the last four months the College has undertaken the recruitment process to appoint a Deputy Principal to replace Kate Croft, who leaves us after 23 years of dedicated service to the College. COVID slowed this process down as we had to wait for borders to open before we could meet our short-listed candidates in person and tour them around the College. In addition, due to the delay in the process, the Deputy Principal will not be able to commence at the College until the start of Term 2, next year.

I […]

4 12, 2020


2020-12-04T11:57:54+11:004 December, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Due to Ben Green taking up the role of Head of Middle School in 2021, the College recently advertised the role of Deputy Head of Junior School. After an appointment process that involved short-listing and interviewing both external candidates from around Australia and internal candidates, I am pleased to announce that Fiona Auton (currently our Year 6 Coordinator) has been appointed as the Deputy Head of Junior School, commencing 1 January 2021.

Fiona has had a variety of experience in a number of teaching and leadership roles at various schools, as well […]

4 12, 2020


2020-12-04T11:52:03+11:004 December, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Earlier this week the Department of Education made the decision to change their previously publicised Term 1, 2021 dates to incorporate Easter into the Term 1 holidays.

Scotch Oakburn, along with a number of other independent schools in Launceston, have chosen not to change our publicised dates for Term 1, being Monday 1 February to Friday 9 April.

The Easter break commences in the second-last week of term on Good Friday, 2 April, and includes both Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 April. Normal classes will be held on Wednesday 7 to Friday 9 April, inclusive.

Andy Müller

4 12, 2020


2020-12-04T11:49:32+11:004 December, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

The College Uniform Shop will be closed for the year from next Wednesday, 9 December.

Online ordering is available throughout any time throughout the year via My School Connect. Simply login, click on ‘My School Uniform’, add items to your cart and checkout. Remember, you do not need to load money onto My School Connect for uniform purchases as these can be charged to your College account (excluding Early Learning).

Forgotten your login details? Simply click on the ‘forgot your password’ link and follow the prompts.

If you haven’t activated your account yet, contact My School Connect helpdesk via https://myschoolconnect.com.au/contact (preferred) or 1300 030 915 […]

4 12, 2020


2021-01-22T10:20:59+11:004 December, 2020|Categories: Featured News, Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

On Wednesday evening Andy Müller & Joel Brewer, Director Marketing & Community, hosted a group of fabulous parents who have volunteered their time this year to be a Year Level Parent Representative (YLPR). We also welcomed three new parents who have volunteered to join the group next year.

This year has been a little different but our YLPR are there to help you so please reach out to them. Throughout the year they have organised and hosted year level parent gatherings, welcomed new families and been an invaluable connection between our community and the College.

Watch out for […]

4 12, 2020


2020-12-04T11:07:28+11:004 December, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

On Monday 30 November and Tuesday 1 December, 24 students from across the Junior, Middle and Senior Schools participated in the National Chess Finals. Seven games were played across the two days, using the online format that has been the hallmark of Chess in 2020.

The Scotch Oakburn College teams had a successful competition, with the Primary Team achieving 24th place, the Middle Years Team coming in 11th, and the Senior Secondary Team earning a very impressive 6th placing. Shiv Kataria, Quinn Elliott and Navida Mapitigamaarachchi were the top scorers in their respective divisions.

Congratulations go to all players who have played […]

4 12, 2020


2020-12-04T10:44:04+11:004 December, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Scotch Oakburn distance running fans can rejoice, with the return of the biggest running event in Tasmania. The Launceston Running festival is happening on Sunday 13 December out of Lindsay Street, Invermay. The distances on offer are 1 mile, 5km, 10km and half marathon (21.1km). Scotch Oakburn has a team this year and it has been great seeing some regular faces on Tuesday and Thursday lunchtimes at the running group sessions.

Please support this great event in any distance and don’t forget to select School Team > Scotch Oakburn College when you enter. Those who are already entered can go back […]

4 12, 2020


2020-12-04T10:34:27+11:004 December, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

As you pass by the Penquite Campus you may notice some changes occurring to the fencing/hedge area in front of the Ravenscraig building.

The hedge has been damaged over time and is suffering from disease which has made it uneven and unsightly.  It has therefore been necessary to make the decision to have it removed and replace with fencing in keeping with all campuses.

However, in line with our long-term planning for the Penquite Campus Nothern Precinct development, this will allow us to showcase the heritage of the College through the wonderful facade […]