13 05, 2022


2022-05-13T14:59:24+10:0013 May, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Mr Andy Gray

The College farewelled retiring Board Chairperson Mr. Andy Gray this week, following a long and dedicated period of service to the governance of the College.

His retirement this week follows a remarkable length of volunteering of Andy’s skills and experience to the College over the past 16 years. Andy commenced on the College Finance Committee in 2006 where he has remained a member until now, bringing considerable financial management, planning and audit skills to the Committee.

He joined the College Board in 2011 and went on to assume the role of […]

13 05, 2022


2022-05-13T14:07:07+10:0013 May, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

In Chapel this week, all of the Middle School gathered as one in the HPEC and started off our Term of exploring what ‘love’ means within the five religious traditions of Christianity, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam, and Judaism.   The students then had an opportunity to discuss with each other what love means for them.

In our next Chapel for the Middle School, we will be exploring what we love about ourselves through the eyes of our Identity Values.   This helps our own self-esteem and the second of the great Commandments:  Love your neighbour as yourself.  Often, we hear and learn about loving […]

13 05, 2022


2022-05-13T14:10:11+10:0013 May, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Sports Mindset

Congratulations to all our teams in their sporting endeavours over the past week.

Whether we won or lost, I wonder what we have learnt about our own character, the character and culture of our teamwork, how we speak and how we dress.

How we dress?  Yes, how we dress.  One of the most formative character mindsets in the All Blacks Team is their mindset that they are never too important to do the little things that need to be done. For example, what are we doing or what are we thinking about when we put on our sports uniform?

On Wednesday night it […]

12 05, 2022


2022-05-12T12:14:45+10:0012 May, 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:

  • Launceston PCYC – Rhythmic Gymnastics

Go to community news

6 05, 2022


2022-05-06T14:47:02+10:006 May, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

As the long days of summer retreat in our minds and the daylight hours shorten with ever-increasing momentum, our attention turns to the busyness of this slightly shorter term. Over the coming weeks our Girls and Boys winter teams will take the field in the traditional team sports of AFL and Soccer, the House and All Schools Cross Country will be run and TCE students will focus their minds on the mid-year exam season.

Throw in NAPLAN, Mothers’ Day Breakfast, Ed Outdoors programs for Years 8, 9 and 10, Autumn Concert, Work Experience, Year 10 Dinner and TCE College Ball, Principal’s […]

6 05, 2022


2022-05-06T14:47:18+10:006 May, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|


the National Assessment Program-Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) was first undertaken as an online test in Tasmania during 2019. Tasmanian schools will again participate in NAPLAN Online this year.

NAPLAN Online provides better assessment and more precise results. The assessments feature a tailored test design where the questions a student receives will depend on their answers to previous questions.

This year NAPLAN testing will be held in Weeks 2 and 3 of this Term for Year Levels 3, 5, 7 and 9.

NAPLAN assessments include four components: Writing, Numeracy, Conventions of Language and Reading.

The College will receive reports and results for participants […]

6 05, 2022


2022-05-06T14:47:34+10:006 May, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Welcome to Term 2 of our Chaplaincy Program.  Some exciting new events are happening this Term which will offer our students, staff and families a more holistic spiritual care and development focus.

On the Penquite Campus last term, each of our ChapelConnects focussed on Family; what family means and how the term family doesn’t always mean bloodline.

We finished the Term with an Easter Service which we were very grateful for.  Students from each year level gave of their talents and contributed to a well thought out and presented engagement with what Easter means for them, whether religious or not.

This year’s exciting […]

6 05, 2022


2022-05-06T14:47:48+10:006 May, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Term 2, Week 1 Activities

What a pleasure to have families attending College events again!

A wonderful start to the term welcoming Junior School parents and guardians for a quick catch up and coffee on Tuesday morning, followed by an equally lovely gathering on Wednesday for the first day on the Penquite Campus. Middle and Senior school parents joined our Year Level Parent Reps – a excellent opportunity for new families to meet and others to reconnect. 

And to finish off the week, thanks to all who attended […]

6 05, 2022


2022-05-06T15:01:51+10:006 May, 2022|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Improving our Sports Mindset

The College is committed to assisting those who wish to improve their sports mindset so that when we take to the field, court or whatever it is you choose, our mindset is the best it can be for us to learn and grow into our full physical and mental potential when playing sport.

We will be having a weekly column right here in our newsletter as well as visitations around the various sports that Scotch Oakburn offer, so we are there for you to ask questions when you need to.

Topics that we’ll be covering include the 15 lessons […]

14 04, 2022


2022-04-14T14:08:06+10:0014 April, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Towards the end of 2021, I shared news of a refreshed College Wellbeing Framework to integrate learning and wellbeing outcomes. As Term 1 draws to a close, I’d like to provide an update on some of the key achievements to date.

SOCIAL Wellbeing is the moniker for our overarching Wellbeing Framework. It’s an acronym for Scotch Oakburn College Integrated Approach to Learning and Wellbeing. SOCIAL Wellbeing is all about helping students develop the wellbeing tools to feel good and function well in their lives.

An integral part of this, our new pastoral system across Middle and Senior School is now well established. […]