15 10, 2021


2021-10-15T13:29:50+11:0015 October, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Welcome to Term 4 and I hope all families enjoyed a relaxing and refreshing break. This term we welcome 26 new students to the College, eight in Early Learning and 18 across Prep to Year 9. Enrolments for 2022 are being finalised and we now have waiting lists in Early Learning 4-Year-old, and Years 2, 6, 7 and 8. In addition, a number of other year levels are filling. The College has maximum student numbers designated at each year level to ensure that our total enrolment is appropriate for our facilities, programs and spaces and that we can guarantee that […]

15 10, 2021


2021-10-15T13:29:45+11:0015 October, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

As Term 4 commences, there are two key pieces of information that I want to pass on to all parents in the ongoing evolution of COVID protocols and actions.

Firstly, if parents are entering the school grounds to drop their child(ren) off at their classroom or similar and then leave the campus, there is no requirement to sign in or use the Check-In TAS App. However, should you be staying longer than two or three minutes, for example meeting a teacher, enjoying a coffee at Laneway on Thursday or attending LIVE, then you are still required to check-in. Thank you.

Secondly, in […]

15 10, 2021


2021-10-15T14:29:00+11:0015 October, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|


VIBES is a FREE outdoor concert held on Thursday 21 October on the Penquite Campus Green from 4.30pm – 7.00pm.

The line-up for VIBES features Collegians, Angus Leighton (’13) and his Jump-Jive/Swing Band, as well as Fergus Poynter (’14) and Emily Sanzaro (nee Husband ’99). There will also be performances from current students including the Year 5 Rock Band and a Community Jamming session.

VIBES will be a licenced event and feature the culinary delights from Small Grain, Seoul Food, Toong Thong Thai, Nitro Ella, Little Devil Donuts and the good old BBQ. It […]

15 10, 2021


2021-10-15T13:30:11+11:0015 October, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

This Saturday 16 October the Scotch Oakburn College community is supporting the White Ribbon Foundation’s call for boys and men to stand in solidarity with all the women in our lives and say a loud NO to the abuse of women and children in our community.

We will be part of a powerful photo of men and boys standing together with George Bailey and Launceston’s Mayor, Albert van Zetten and Deputy Mayor, Danny Gibson.

The photo will be taken on the UTAS Stadium playing surface at 10.30am (sandshoes only). Students are requested to wear full summer uniform and will be free to […]

15 10, 2021


2021-10-15T13:30:33+11:0015 October, 2021|Categories: Middle School|

Welcome to Term 4!

“Tell me and I will forget. Teach me and I will remember.  Involve me and I learn.” –   Benjamin Franklin

As we return to enjoy the many opportunities that Term 4 provides, I encourage all students to springboard their learning from their strengths (interests and passions) to further make progress with their learning goals.  Transferring learning from one context to another is such an important attribute and a focus that will continue to be in the Middle School curriculum design.  I encourage all students to continue to try new pursuits, attempt challenges and approach difficult tasks with courage […]

15 10, 2021


2021-10-15T13:30:52+11:0015 October, 2021|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Term 4 marks the start of our summer sports season. We have many of our sports commencing competitions this week and some over the weekend. For your son/daughter’s specific sports information, please view The Dash page for the information relevant to their chosen sport.


Any students that are wishing to compete at the Tasmanian All Schools Athletics Championships to be held on 23/24 October can find out more information and enter the competition, by visiting the Athletics Tasmania website www.tasathetics.org.au.


Are you looking for a new way to exercise after school? How about exploring some of Launceston’s parks and schools […]

24 09, 2021


2021-09-24T11:26:33+10:0024 September, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Each term has its own pace and rhythm, with this term’s activities being focused on Winter sport, STEAM+ in Year 10, National Science Week and Children’s Book Week, Digital Technologies Expo, Cows Create Careers in Year 8, Education Outdoors Programs, EY8, 9 Alive, TCE Deadlines, Spring Concert, and of course Shrek, the Musical.

We’ve also recognised and celebrated some wonderful achievements and important social issues: our first group of Alliance Francaise competitors, Maths relay success, intra and inter-school Public Speaking and Debating, Reconciliation Chapel Service, Diversity Day and the Tamar Valley Peace Festival. That […]

24 09, 2021


2021-09-24T11:55:48+10:0024 September, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

For the safety and wellbeing of our community, it is important that we adhere to all Tasmanian Government and Scotch Oakburn College’s COVID-19 protocols.

The required protocols have been documented in this Information Guide and detail all specific practices that have been implemented.  Please read this document carefully to familiarise yourself with your responsibilities. It should also be noted that all the required information is also located via our website here.

The safety of our students and College community continues to be the main priority for the College. Whilst the current COVID-19 situation in Tasmania is […]

24 09, 2021


2021-09-24T16:04:41+10:0024 September, 2021|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

In previous years Mr Andrew Robinson and Mr Paul McKendrick made a concerted effort to raise the involvement and standard of our inter-school Athletics Team. This was stepped up a notch this year with Mr Ali Foot, Ms Kim Badcock, Misss Julie Kemp and College parent Ms Liz Gray joining the coaching team.

Training commenced in early Term 2 and culminated in the NSATIS competition two weeks ago and the SATIS meeting last Saturday, 18 September. In a perfect world, you get reward for effort and that is exactly what we saw in […]

24 09, 2021


2021-09-24T11:26:15+10:0024 September, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

A reminder that summer uniform is to be worn in Term 4, beginning on Monday 11 October. Be sure to visit the College Shop for all you need before the end of term. See the shop website page for opening hours.  Orders can also be made online using your My School Connect account.  The College Shop will also be open on Friday 8 October from 9.00am to 5.00pm for general sales. No appointments are necessary.

Online Orders will be delivered to students during the first week of Term 4 or can be collected […]