14 02, 2020

Lifelong Learners in Action

2020-02-14T12:12:41+11:0014 February, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Before the much-anticipated return of the students, all teaching staff spent four days the previous week engaging in professional learning (PL).  A variety of engaging opportunities were provided including team building activities connecting to some of the Round Square Discoveries, updates from the Principal, Marketing and Admissions and eServices, ‘PL snippets’ presented by other teachers, a fantastic guest speaker and collaborative meeting time.  Whilst all were valuable I want to focus on the ‘PL snippets’, which have been running for a few years now.  The focus for these is to share learning from one to others and they are […]

14 02, 2020

From the Middle School

2020-02-14T12:20:05+11:0014 February, 2020|Categories: Middle School|

Immunisation Forms Reminder

A reminder for all Year 7 Parents & Guardians to return the Immunisation forms to Middle School reception ASAP.  These need to be returned for both consent & non-consent by Thursday, 20 February 2020.


Maths Club

A reminder that Middle School Maths Club has started. This is a great opportunity for students to work on homework, assignments or consolidate work they have done in class in an environment where a Maths tutor is present to help.

Location and Time:
Week A Monday 3.30pm – 4.30pm M1-2
Week B Thursday 3.30pm – 4.30pm M1-2

Parents should contact Middle School reception to book.



14 02, 2020

6 weeks until Harvest Harmony

2020-02-14T14:30:13+11:0014 February, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Six weeks until Harvest Harmony

Have you heard about Harvest Harmony?

The Elphin Campus is excited to celebrate our Round Square IDEALS through many fun, interactive activities in which everyone can be involved within a ‘fair type event’.

it is being held from 4.30pm on Thursday 26 March 2020.

Watch this space and keep an eye of the SOC Facebook page, but some of the activities planned are clay bead jewellery making, flag making, succulent potting and canvas bag painting. Of course, there will also be a jumping castle, face painting, crazy hair, virtual drumming […]

14 02, 2020

Middle and Senior School Swimming Carnival

2020-02-14T09:38:51+11:0014 February, 2020|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

When: Thursday 20 February 2020

Where: Launceston Aquatic Centre – High Street Launceston

What time: Students should be at the pool by 8.15 am.  The first event is at 8.40 am.  Students are asked to enter and exit through the back gates (near Memorial Hall).  The gates will be open before the carnival; however, if you are there early, you may need to go in through the front entry.  All spectators are asked to enter normally through the front entrance.  On arrival, students should move to their House areas – attendance will then […]

14 02, 2020

Round Square Conference 2020

2020-02-14T08:42:58+11:0014 February, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

We need families to host student delegates for the Round Square International Conference (RSIC2020), 18-23 September this year.

What is RSIC2020?

RSIC2020 is being hosted in Australia by Scotch Oakburn College, Ivanhoe Grammar in Melbourne and Ballarat Grammar. In total there will be 1200 delegates from 200 schools around the world.

All delegates will be aged 16-18 years, English speaking and excited to be here.

We are looking forward to welcoming 400 delegates (285 students & 125 adults) from 70 students in 24 countries.

What you’ll need to do

• Daily drop off and pick up (some early […]

13 02, 2020


2020-02-14T11:29:22+11:0013 February, 2020|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

This week in WAVE (Wellbeing and Values Education) on the Penquite Campus we began the year by exploring the elements of attitude, empathy and gratitude.

Students were encouraged to consider the importance of having a positive mindset by employing an “attitude of gratitude” and by exercising empathy in their dealings with the world around them. As our students are exposed to challenging world events it is important that we encourage them to remain positive and think of others less fortunate.

Kylie Wolstencroft
Wellbeing Coordinator / Registered Psychologist

13 02, 2020

Year 8 Forensics

2020-02-14T10:39:23+11:0013 February, 2020|Categories: Middle School|

The Year 8 Forensics class has been busy learning how to take fingerprints and analyse them so that a suspect can be linked to a crime scene.

Keen observation skills and attention to detail are required to get an accurate match. Next lesson they have police officer and parent Matt Creak running a session with the students to deepen their skills and understanding of fingerprint dusting and analysis. We will also learn about a case where a criminal was linked to a crime through his toe-prints when he trod on a hamburger […]

13 02, 2020


2020-02-14T10:17:46+11:0013 February, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Round Square|

As a part of our Harvest harmony event at the Junior School, we are having a lamington fundraising drive for the College.

Lamingtons are a great idea for school lunches, afternoon teas, or desserts (sliced with jam and cream) and are able to be frozen and thawed quickly and conveniently.

You can order online via the link below. The form also includes details on when and how your order will be delivered.

Orders need to be completed by COB Wednesday 18 March 2020.

Thank you […]

12 02, 2020


2020-02-14T12:45:39+11:0012 February, 2020|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Basketball began in Term 1.  We are currently fielding nine teams in our NSATIS Senior competition and holding weekly development sessions combined with  3×3 competitions for the Year 7 & 8 students.

We are very pleased to announce our student leadership team this year with Captains of Basketball for 2020.  Louise Tyson will captain the girls with Vice-Captain Isabella Foster. For boys, Harry Corbould and Alex McCowan will Co-Captain with Tom McShane as Vice-Captain.

In games so far:

Senior Firsts Boys, coached by Rick Wyllie, are 2 from 2, with a one-point win against St Patrick’s College (SPC) in the first game […]