3 12, 2019

Books from conneXions

2019-12-06T10:35:17+11:003 December, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

A reminder as we approach the end of the year that all student loans from conneXions need to be returned.  Details have been sent home in your child’s planner. We seek your kind assistance in arranging for the return of these by Wednesday 11 December 2019.

Please contact conneXions staff if you have any questions about your child’s book loans.

2 12, 2019

When a child loses a pet

2019-12-05T11:46:51+11:002 December, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Wellbeing|

Author: Michael Grose


New Zealand singing sensation Lorde created a social media frenzy recently when she announced that she’s putting her new recording on hold while she deals with the death of her dog.

The immediate reaction of this writer was not supportive. I shared a link to an article in UK newspaper The Independent titled “Lorde delays new album release after death of dog” and commented “Sorry, is it just me or can others see a problem with this? 7.6 million followers (presumably mostly young) are influenced by her. A little more resilience may be in order. Am I being too harsh?”

Presumably […]

29 11, 2019

Principal’s Message Term 4 Week 7

2019-11-29T12:13:18+11:0029 November, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Wellbeing: Mobile Phones and Alcohol

Many of you may have read the article that appeared in the Examiner yesterday announcing the banning of mobile phones in Government Schools from the start of Term 2, 2020 – a portion of which is below.

“As of Term two next year the use of mobile phones by students will be banned in all state government schools. Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff announced the ban, which will apply to all students from primary school until Year 12.”

As you are aware this has been in place at Scotch Oakburn […]

29 11, 2019

Spring Fundraiser

2019-11-29T14:10:46+11:0029 November, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Wow – what a night! Thank you for embracing the combination of the annual Spring Cocktail Party and Rowing Fundraiser. It was a wonderful opportunity for our community to come together and support our students and the College.

Our College community provided incredible support in terms of the items donated for both the live and silent auctions – thank you.

Thanks also to the rowing parents who prepared & cooked the food, our rowing students who looked after the food & beverage on the evening and our Year Level Parent Representatives for their […]

29 11, 2019

Family Carol Service

2019-11-29T11:49:01+11:0029 November, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

All members of the College community are warmly invited to the annual Family Carol Service at the Elphin Campus (oval), commencing at 6.30pm on Thursday 5 December. The Service will be led by Year 4 students and features singers and speakers from Years 2-5.

Bring a rug or picnic chairs and enjoy an hour with Junior Students as they lead us into the spirit of Christmas.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School

29 11, 2019

Global competence

2019-11-29T10:43:16+11:0029 November, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Round Square, Senior School|

In a world that is increasingly interconnected and interdependent, the Round Square pillar of Internationalism is a crucial component of a 21st century education.

Internationalism, also known as ‘global competence’, can be defined as being open to diversity, concerned for others elsewhere in the world, respectful of other cultures, and able to understand others’ perspectives. However, many educators around the world have grappled with how best to teach global competence and to help students to connect and interact respectfully with people from other cultures. As such, Round Square commissioned a team of researchers from Harvard University and Research Schools International to […]

29 11, 2019

UNSW Global Assessments

2019-11-29T11:50:35+11:0029 November, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

Each year students across Years 3-5 are offered the opportunity to undertake UNSW Global assessments (ICAS and Reach) through the University of New South Wales online educational assessment program for students across Australia and internationally. Tests are available in English, Writing, Spelling, Mathematics, Science and Digital Technologies and these provide another avenue for interested learners to build their experience in working under test conditions as well as challenging themselves in their learning.

This year 30 Junior School students opted in to one or more papers through UNSW Global and all are commended for their efforts. Special congratulations go to Isaac Dhanaraj […]

28 11, 2019

Junior School Final Assembly

2019-11-29T11:43:59+11:0028 November, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

Friends and family of Year 5 students have been invited to the Junior School Final Assembly to be held in the Horton Auditorium (Penquite Campus) from 1.30pm on Friday 6 December.

The assembly is led by the Year 5’s as their time at the Junior School is drawing to a close and they are preparing for the transition to the Middle School in 2020. Over the last two weeks Year 5 students, accompanied by their parents, have been signing the Valedictory Register at the Junior School reception and at the Final Assembly […]

28 11, 2019

Vacation Care

2019-11-29T11:41:02+11:0028 November, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

Full details of the programs and registration process for the summer Vacation Care programs are available on the College website or through the Junior School reception or Outside School Hours Care room at the Elphin Campus.

The December program runs from Thursday 12 December to Friday 20 December, weekdays from 8.00am -5.30pm.

The January program commences on Monday 6 January and runs until Friday 31 January, weekdays (except Australia Day public holiday) from 8.00am -6.00pm.

Children aged from 3-12, from Scotch Oakburn or other local schools, are able to register on either a regular or an occasional basis.

Download December and January programs […]

27 11, 2019

Junior School banking

2019-11-29T11:37:13+11:0027 November, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

For students using the School Banking service, please note that the final day for School Banking for 2019 will be Wednesday 4 December. Any rewards that children are entitled to will be ordered on this day and forwarded to the student in the New Year.

The first day of School Banking for 2020 will be in the second week of Term 1 on Wednesday 12 February 2020 (Week B). From then on banking will be in Week B.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School