30 07, 2021


2021-07-30T14:12:39+10:0030 July, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

As we head into Term 3 many in our community have had the added challenge of navigating an ever-changing COVID landscape. Some families and staff have been impacted by quarantine requirements with some still unable to return to Tasmania, further interrupting study programs.

I would like to acknowledge everyone who has stepped up to support our students and colleagues throughout this period. For some this has meant a return to online lessons, collaborating remotely and additional check-ins with students and families.

Here at Scotch Oakburn, we are prioritising the overall wellbeing of all students as we head […]

30 07, 2021


2021-07-30T12:42:06+10:0030 July, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

As has been communicated to all families, the College is partnering with Family Zone to provide greater protection and visibility of how students are using the internet and their computers during school time. The purpose of this is related to our duty of care and keeping our young people safe on their device(s) during school hours. The College already provides content filtering and internet logging on our firewall. However, this data is not readily available to teachers and pastoral staff.

Installing the Family Zone application on students’ computers has the following added benefits in regard to students’ effective use of class […]

30 07, 2021


2021-07-30T12:03:30+10:0030 July, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

As a part of our Community Education and Support Program, a reminder of two guest speakers events happening in August.

Respectful Relationships – Catherine Manning
17 August 7.00pm
Horton Auditorium

Hear from CEO and Program Director of SEED Workshops, Catherine Manning, as she outlines information and strategies on supporting young people as they navigate adolescence. This session is recommended for parents and guardians of students in years 6-12.

RSVP is essential – RSVP via this link

Growing up Online – Susan McLean
24 August 7.00pm
Horton Auditorium

We are pleased to welcome back to the College Australia’s foremost expert in Cybersafety and young […]

30 07, 2021


2021-07-30T11:57:24+10:0030 July, 2021|Categories: Middle School|

Faster, Higher, Stronger, Together

This week throughout the Middle School we have been excited to connect with the Tokyo Olympics.  Students cheering and celebrating along with the Olympic mission of faster, higher, stronger and together.  Earlier this week, I shared the following two quotes:

“Every professional was once an amateur.  Every expert was once a beginner.  So dream big!  And start now!”

We can be inspired by others, we don’t all have to be inspirational at the beginning, but we all need to make a start for something to happen.  For all of the Olympic success, every athlete was once a beginner, a […]

28 07, 2021


2021-07-30T12:01:41+10:0028 July, 2021|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:

  • Grasshopper Soccer – 2 to 12 years
  • Learn Ten Pin Bowling – primary aged children
  • Stick2Hockey – 6 to 12 years

Go to community news

23 07, 2021


2021-07-23T11:45:22+10:0023 July, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Wellbeing|

Welcome to Term 3. I hope everyone had a relaxing break and are rejuvenated for the term ahead. As I indicate in my video address this week, there is a lot happening this Term and of course, it is also a very important Term for our TCE students, and Year 12s especially.

Compared to the rest of Australia and indeed the world, Tasmania has managed through COVID very well without the disruption to lives and learning that we have seen and read of elsewhere. At the Paul Dillon ‘Drugs and Alcohol’ parent presentation late last Term, Paul said that the rest […]

23 07, 2021


2021-07-23T11:51:46+10:0023 July, 2021|Categories: Middle School|

From being Included to Belonging!

Welcome to an exciting term of learning and connecting.  We all have an opportunity and a responsibility to aim for greater achievements as the Term unfolds.  This comes from the solid foundations made from Semester One.  During the Term break, I was thrilled to receive several messages of support and congratulations for our Middle School students contributing to the community as part of their EY8 projects.  I look forward to sharing some of these in the coming weeks; so too the EY8 learning celebration in the Middle School on Wednesday 15 September from 5.00pm – 7.00pm.

One […]

23 07, 2021


2021-07-23T08:58:55+10:0023 July, 2021|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

On Tuesday 29 June, a team of 49 students contested the Tasmanian All Schools Cross Country event at Symmons Plains. We had some excellent individual performances on the day with Sophie Marshall (Year 8) winning the U15 event in a time of 15:05. The girls in U15 also won their age group pennant for NSATIS.

Other notable performances were Bella Shaw (Year 7) finishing a gallant second place in the U14 event and Cameron Parker (Year 9) finishing second in the U17 boys event.

Our senior boys also won the NSATIS age group pennant, and we congratulate them on […]

22 07, 2021


2021-07-23T12:36:26+10:0022 July, 2021|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

School’s Pathway Eights 2021

Congratulations to Patrick Brown, Amy Florance, Harry Birchmore, Alecia Jepson and William Gray who were a part of the Girls and Boys Eight’s at the School’s Pathway Eights Camp and Replica Regatta at Lake Barrington during the Term break. After two cancelled regattas on the mainland, Rowing Australia and Rowing Tasmania held a replica regatta with three Girls’ Eights, one Boy’s Eight and one Boy’s Four who trained on Saturday and then on Sunday, in conjunction with the Tasmanian Institute of Sport (TIS) crews, raced over 2000 meters […]

25 06, 2021


2021-06-25T13:40:40+10:0025 June, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

The production team of Shrek is seeking assistance from members of the College community for the upcoming production. If you, or anyone you know, have experience working with hair and/or wigs and would like to volunteer to be part of the Shrek team, we would love to hear from you. Shrek’s production week is 24-28 August.

Please contact Denise Sam (Denise.Sam@soc.tas.edu.au), Katie Hill (Katie.Hill@soc.tas.edu.au) or Kathryn Gray (Kathryn.Gray@soc.tas.edu.au) for further information.

Stephen King
Head of Visual and Performing Arts