16 08, 2019

Principal’s Message Term 3 Week 4

2019-08-16T14:04:18+10:0016 August, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

This week we celebrated Science Week across the College with many different and exciting activities for students of all ages. These heightened our awareness that everything around us involves Science: the note played on an instrument, the cooking of food, the curving path of a soccer ball, life-giving respiration, the operation of an engine, why ice is less dense than liquid water, and so the list goes on, ad infinitum. Many of the scientific principles that we take for granted today were proposed centuries ago by early pioneering scientists.

The earliest people whom society recognised as scientists were called Natural […]

16 08, 2019

Senior School Play – Away

2019-08-16T17:20:08+10:0016 August, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Scotch Oakburn College presents Away

We invite you to come along to this year’s Senior School play, Away by Michael Gow.

A magical play every Australian can relate to … set in the summer of 1967-68. It has been named one of Australia’s Classic plays, depicting life in Australia post World War 2 and in the midst of The Vietnam War.

It’s a tragically beautiful play with resonance on so many levels. Includes styles of realism, comedy, fantasy, Shakespearean and a play-within-a play.

Fun, crazy and comedic but behind the veneer of holiday fanfare, Gold Coast […]

16 08, 2019

Mid Winter Party

2019-08-16T11:33:13+10:0016 August, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Thanks to everyone in the College community who joined us last Friday night for our annual Mid-Winter Party. It was a great night and wonderful to see so many new faces there.

Special thanks to our current parents – Ben Newman, Chris Veevers, Selena Palmer & Cathryn Cocker for their support in making the venue look so amazing. To Rob Youl (current parent) and Sam Woolley (’99) for their tunes and to Fred Lester (’01), Charles Headlam (’14), Lachie Stewart (Year 11) and Joyce Williamson (past staff and past parent) for their fantastic “Ode to a Haggis”.  If you haven’t […]

16 08, 2019

Fathers’ Day Breakfast

2019-08-16T11:14:43+10:0016 August, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Fathers' Day breakfast


This event always sells out – please book now to ensure you are not disappointed.

Please join the Year Level Parent Representatives and the wider College community for a relaxed casual Fathers’ Day Breakfast @ Laneway, Elphin Campus.

Enjoy barista-made coffee, breakfast goodies from the grazing table and gourmet breakfast buns.

As always, the aim of the occasion is to create a happy time for children to share with the adult males in their lives, be it dad, big brother, uncle, grandad, stepfather or a friend.

Date: Friday 30 August
Time: 7.30am […]

16 08, 2019

Archives exhibition

2019-08-16T11:19:24+10:0016 August, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

We invite our community to attend the opening of our next s.p.a.c.e. gallery exhibition, curated by our College Archivist, Veronica Macno.

Traditions Combined: the amalgamation of Oakburn College and Scotch College is an exhibition that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the amalgamation of Oakburn College and Scotch College. The establishment of Scotch Oakburn College in 1979 can be traced back to Horton College, the Methodist Ladies’ College, later known as Oakburn College, and to Scotch College.

Opening words will be provided by Senator Wendy Askew (’80), Liberal Senator for Tasmania, who was present as […]

15 08, 2019

Student Achievement

2019-08-16T10:43:05+10:0015 August, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

Congratulations to Lachie Frame (Year 8) who was awarded the Tasmanian Junior Lifesaver of the Year Award in an awards ceremony in Hobart at weekend.

This is selected from all Junior (14 and under) participants in the sport in Tasmania and covers all-round participation in competitions, patrols, club and community involvement, and knowledge of beach safety matters.

Julie Kemp
Head of Middle School

15 08, 2019

Battle of the Houses – Singing Competition

2019-08-16T10:25:32+10:0015 August, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Next Friday 23 August, the annual Middle and Senior School House Singing Competition will be held at 2.00pm in the Penquite HPEC.

Each House has been working very hard for the past month under the leadership of their House Captains on refining their chosen song and War Cry.   There will be limited seating for spectators, however, there will be plenty of standing room on the HPEC balcony. Parents are most welcome to attend. We also look forward to welcoming our Year 5 students to the Middle School to view the performances.

Kate Croft
Deputy Principal / Head of Senior School


15 08, 2019

Information Evening for 2020 Year 9 and 10 students and parents

2019-08-16T10:24:20+10:0015 August, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

On Wednesday, 21 August we are holding an important Information Evening, in the Horton Auditorium, for 2020 Year 9 and 10 students and parents, commencing at 7.00pm.

The purpose of the evening is to help students and parents manage their transition to the Scotch Oakburn Senior School.  In Years 9 and 10, students have a wide choice of subjects in our Electives Program.  The way this program operates and the opportunities for breadth of choice will be explained.  Heads of Departments of elective subjects will be present for informal discussions with individual parents and students after the presentation. The 2020 course […]

15 08, 2019

Year 7 Parent/Student/Teacher conferences

2019-08-16T10:25:58+10:0015 August, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

Year 7 Parent Student Teacher conferences will take place on Monday, 19 August.  Parents will soon receive communication regarding the online booking process.  Parents are asked to book 10-minute sessions with teachers.  The evening runs from 4.00pm – 8.00pm in the Middle School.  It is important that all parents and students attend these conferences.  If you feel that you require more than the scheduled 10 minutes to meet with a teacher, please contact the teacher you need to speak with directly and organise an alternative time to meet.

Julie Kemp
Head of Middle School

15 08, 2019

Cows Create Careers

2019-08-16T09:50:53+10:0015 August, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

Each year the Year 8 students in the College are involved in a nationwide competition raising awareness of the importance of the Dairy industry. Today sees the arrival of the 2 calves, kindly provided by the Lawrence family, that we will be caring for over the next few months.

All Year 8 students will look at the biology of living things and the systems that work together for healthy life. This integrated unit of study will link a number of subject areas making links between the Dairy industry in Tasmania and classroom learning.

Fiona […]