8 09, 2019

Community news

2019-09-13T13:27:10+10:008 September, 2019|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:

  • Clifford Craig Run & Walk for your heart
  • NBL Blitz Tasmania – NBL games come to Tasmania

Go to Community News

 

6 09, 2019

Principal’s Message Term 3 Week 7

2019-09-06T14:29:39+10:006 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Round Square, Senior School|

Round Square and ATAR – what’s the connection?

Round Square and its IDEALS (Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service) are a theme that runs through our College. Some may not always realise that what they are involved in, their learning and various activities, are Round Square related but in many cases they are.

There are the more obvious events, such as conferences and exchanges, but there are so many more elements of our programs where the IDEALS are present and so provide connections through our curriculum, both across subject areas and between […]

6 09, 2019

Sustainability

2019-09-06T15:52:14+10:006 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

The young worms we call “Eric” at the worm farm in the Junior School are creating some amazing by-products at the moment. The Junior School students and the Boarding House kitchen are currently diverting 15kg of food waste each day out of our general waste system. The team of “Eric’s” are creating approx 3 litres of worm wee each day that some of our Year 5 students are bottling. The Year 5 students are getting ready to distribute these during the Sustainability Pop-Up Day, Wednesday 25 September from 12.00pm till 2.00pm. […]

6 09, 2019

Spring Concert

2019-09-06T08:55:21+10:006 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

On Tuesday 10 September at 7.00pm the annual Spring Concert will be held in the Horton Auditorium.

The concert will feature large and small ensembles from the College’s Junior, Middle and Senior Schools. As well as the concert bands, stage bands, jazz band, string ensembles and choirs, the concert will also showcase the talents of the College’s musicians in small ensembles.

Hosted by the College’s Music Captains Anneliese Gulliver and Quinn O’Loughlin, the night promises to be yet another highlight on the College’s Arts calendar. Please join us as the College’s talented students present […]

5 09, 2019

What is service?

2019-09-06T14:16:23+10:005 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

Year 5 students, led by 5 Cullen, challenged us all to consider the question, ‘What acts of service will you do today?’ as the focus of their Connect@Elphin this week.

The Round Square Ideal of ‘Service’ is embedded in much of everyday school learning experiences for all Scotch Oakburn students but is also a particular focus for Year 5 each year. Every Year 5 student, whether individually, in a pair or in a small group, undertakes a planned Service Project under the mentorship of their class teachers and Mr Ben Green who coordinates learning through the Round Square Discovery Framework in […]

3 09, 2019

Basketball

2019-09-06T12:24:17+10:003 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School|

Teams for the Term 4 Northern Primary Basketball Championships have now been finalised and practice times for all teams have been scheduled for the remainder of this term.

Thank you to all Years 3-6 students who have committed to basketball this year, and thank you to all staff, parents and Senior School students who put up their hands to manage or coach teams, or referee at the Championships.

The Championships are played over two weekends – 19 & 20 October for Years 3 and 4 teams, 26 & 27 October for Years 5 and 6 teams.

Any families wanting additional information can contact […]

3 09, 2019

Sydney Reunion

2019-09-06T14:33:24+10:003 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Members of the Scotch Oakburn community are invited to attend a reunion in Sydney, Wednesday 9 October at JBWere, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney.

There is no charge for this event, but RSVP’s are required for catering purposes.  This is a great opportunity for those in Sydney to reconnect with old friends and others within the school community.  Please share with those you know in Sydney and surrounding areas.

RSVP here

3 09, 2019

Melbourne Reunion

2019-09-06T14:33:35+10:003 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Members of the Scotch Oakburn community are invited to attend a reunion in Melbourne, Tuesday 8 October at The Pool Deck, Rydges on Swanston.

There is no charge for this event, but RSVP’s are required for catering purposes.  This is a great opportunity for those in Melbourne to reconnect with old friends and others within the school community.  Please share with those you know in Melbourne and surrounding areas.

RSVP here

2 09, 2019

Are you asking your kids to step up?

2019-09-06T09:57:28+10:002 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Wellbeing|

Author:  Dr. Deborah Gilboa


 

We do a lot for our kids because we love them and often they need us. But we forget that one of the best things we can do for our kids is to help them learn to do for themselves and for others.

Do you ask your kids to do chores, to help out on a regular basis? You would be surprised how many parents – who were raised doing chores – don’t ask the same of their kids.  If you do give them chores, do you sometimes go behind them and redo the work when they’re […]

30 08, 2019

Principal’s Message Term 3 Week 6

2019-08-30T11:41:27+10:0030 August, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Community Survey – Thank you

The development of our next 15-year Strategic Vision is a very exciting project. The recently advertised community survey is a key part of the planning of that Vision, giving our community a voice in what they value about Scotch Oakburn’s education. The response was overwhelming and I take this opportunity to say, “Thank you”, to everyone who took the time to respond; it is a reflection of the wonderful community spirit that we all enjoy.

At a high level, we had 823 individual responses, comprised of 322 Parents, 135 […]