26 02, 2021

THE POWER OF LEARNER ATTRIBUTES

2021-02-26T11:32:59+11:0026 February, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

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As a College, our ultimate mission is to provide an environment that enables students to thrive so that they are equipped to be active and informed contributors to work, family and community life. In this way, we recognise that education is about the whole person.

Traditionally, educational institutions have reinforced the idea that the measure of student success is based on subject-specific learning outcomes. This could be a particular percentage in a Maths test or a grade on an English essay […]

26 02, 2021

JOIN US FOR A DAY OF GOLF

2021-02-26T11:52:31+11:0026 February, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

The Scotch Oakburn College Foundation invites you to join them for a day of golf at Riverside Golf Course.
Registration at 9.00am in conjunction with great coffee, with a shotgun 10.00am start.
18 holes – 4 Ball Ambrose format
Major prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd places and spot prizes throughout the day.
Don’t have a team of four? Call us and we may be able to find you one.
RSVP […]
26 02, 2021

MIDDLE AND SENIOR INTER-HOUSE SWIMMING RESULTS

2021-02-26T13:16:43+11:0026 February, 2021|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate all our record breakers, age champions and runners up as well as all our students on competing across the two days at our Inter-House Swimming Carnivals, 18 and 19 February. At the year 7-12 carnival, Fox placed first followed by Briggs, Nance and Dean.  In Year 6, Briggs House won the day, followed by Fox, Nance and Dean.  Combining scores, I congratulate Fox House, this year’s winning House.  They were followed by Briggs, Nance and Dean.

It was fantastic to have both sets […]

26 02, 2021

A RARE AND SIGNIFICANT DONATION TO OUR ARCHIVES

2021-02-26T13:35:41+11:0026 February, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

This week we were honoured to receive a rare donation to our Archives. This blazer is historically significant for its link to Horton College (1855-1892), which was the inspiration for the establishment of the Methodist Ladies’ College, continuing as Scotch Oakburn College.

The blazer was worn by Albert Robert Bacon as a student at Horton College in 1892. It has been generously donated to the College by his granddaughter’s (Jenny Weston, dec.) husband (Warren Weston). The blazer provides a greater connection to the early foundations of Scotch Oakburn College.

We thank Mr Weston for his very generous and […]

26 02, 2021

FROM THE MIDDLE SCHOOL

2021-02-26T12:30:09+11:0026 February, 2021|Categories: Middle School|

Fire up the Learning within!

Leadership development takes place through multiple mechanisms…formal instructions, set work tasks/challenges, 360-degree feedback, executive coaching, and self-directed learning to name a few.  These approaches may occur independently but are far more effective in combination.

So how do we achieve this with our Middle School learners?  An example of these mechanisms and a definite highlight this week was the ‘learning buzz’ around the Year 7 Leadership Development Program, coached and enabled by Mr Bo Power and Mr Simon Dray.

Students analysed the ‘key ingredients’ to leadership.  Including:

  • Celebrating Diversity (embracing diverse ideas and thinking),
  • Clear […]
19 02, 2021

GENDER INCLUSION – GETTING THE LANGUAGE RIGHT

2021-02-19T12:37:10+11:0019 February, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

At Scotch Oakburn Belonging and Inclusivity are two of our College Values, Inclusive and Ethical are two of the Learner Attributes and Appreciation of Diversity is one of the Round Square Discoveries. These dispositions that we promote demonstrate how important it is to the Scotch Oakburn community that we are always learning to embrace and celebrate difference. Differences in our community that are related to ethnicity, cultural and social background, religion, language, ability and gender provide for a richer learning experience for all of us.

Part of our teaching and learning about […]

19 02, 2021

THE STATE OF EDUCATION – AN INFORMATIVE CONVERSATION

2021-02-19T14:20:33+11:0019 February, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

How do Learning, Wellbeing, Community and Capacity influence education?

We would be delighted for you to join Scotch Oakburn College Principal, Andy Muller, for an informative conversation as he launches the College’s 15-year Strategic Vision and Facility Masterplan which will set the tone and framework for the future.

Learn about the development of the Scotch Oakburn College Learner Profile and recognition of learner attributes beyond current academic performance measures (eg. NAPLAN, ATAR).

Find out how wellbeing, community, strategic partnerships and the College’s growth plans inform this conversation.

A partnership event with the Launceston Chamber of […]

19 02, 2021

FROM THE MIDDLE SCHOOL

2021-02-19T12:49:48+11:0019 February, 2021|Categories: Middle School|

Real World Learning Connections

“Tell me and I will forget, show me and I may remember, involve me and I will learn” –  Benjamin Franklin.

Being engaged (involved) as a learner is a key indicator of achieving goals and fulfilling your potential.  Sometimes this is referred to as ‘motivation for learning’. The intrinsic desire to question, to challenge, to participate and to celebrate are some of the ingredients required to feel connected, included and engaged as a person and as a learner in the Middle School.

We learn through doing, through our emotions and […]

19 02, 2021

SEVEN WAYS TO BE A POSITIVE INFLUENCE ON CHILDREN AND YOUNG PEOPLE

2021-02-19T12:34:28+11:0019 February, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Wellbeing|

Author: Dr Justin Coulson


 

Parents and teachers influence children most during their first twelve years of life. We have less influence over teens as they become increasingly independent and look to their peers for guidance and approval.

The following strategies will help ensure that you have a positive influence on children at any age.

1.Be available

Nothing says “You matter” more than a busy parent giving a child undivided attention. Research has established that children whose parents are emotionally present for their kids have better social, academic, and wellbeing outcomes than those whose parents aren’t available.

2. Be warm

Sometimes we can forget that our […]

12 02, 2021

LIFELONG LEARNERS IN ACTION

2021-02-22T12:59:03+11:0012 February, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Before the much-anticipated return of the students, all teaching staff spent 3 days the previous week engaging in professional learning (PL). We call it Week 0. There were many highlights but a key one from the outset was having so many non-teaching staff attend the first half of Day One together with the teaching staff prior to enjoying a collegial lunch.  Across the three days, a variety of engaging opportunities were on offer including the launch of our Strategic Vision – SOC2035, updates from the Principal, Marketing and Community and eServices, […]