1 12, 2023


2023-12-01T11:05:12+11:001 December, 2023|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|


Our Senior First Girls Cricket team has won the SATIS statewide girls cricket competition with a convincing win against St Patrick’s College. Congratulations to the team and all its support staff on a great season.

Ali Foot
Head of Sport


Last month, Year 7 student, Solly Boyle returned from a two-week West Ham United Soccer Development Tour in the United Kingdom. Solly was selected at a talent ID camp first here in Northern Tasmania, invited to the National camp on the Gold Coast, and from that camp […]

30 11, 2023


2023-12-01T11:07:11+11:0030 November, 2023|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:

  • Rhythmic Gymnastics Camp – ages 4 to 18 years
  • Soccer – Female pathway summer program – Under 9 to Under 16

Go to community news

24 11, 2023


2023-11-24T13:03:26+11:0024 November, 2023|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|


This weekend we will have six teams competing in the Basketball Tasmania Northern High Schools Tournament. There are 4 boys and 2 girls teams across two divisions. These are combined teams of Year 7/8 and Year 9/10 students. We would like to take this opportunity to thank those staff, coaches and parents who will be assisting with these teams over the weekend. This competition is part of a state-wide event being held this weekend in each of the North, North West and Southern regions. The top three teams from each Division 1 competition in each region will then meet for […]

17 11, 2023


2023-11-17T13:57:19+11:0017 November, 2023|Categories: Middle School|

Legacy National Finals  – Second Place

Year 8 student, Elizabeth Moore, has achieved second place at the Legacy National Finals in Adelaide.  This is a huge win for Lizzie who is proving herself such a gifted orator both with prepared speeches and impromptus. A special thanks to Legacy for their wonderful support of our youth.

Katie Lester
Person-in-Charge of Public Speaking

Civics and Citizenship

Scotch Oakburn College’s ten Learner Attributes are skills that talk about the character of each student, forming the platform for our students to be the architects of their own learning.

Learning opportunities, such as last […]

17 11, 2023


2023-11-17T12:48:18+11:0017 November, 2023|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

As a Chaplain, we have opportunities that create blessings for everyone on their special occasions.  Last week, this unique style of communal blessing occurred for our Year 5 students’ Grandparents’ and Friends’ Day.

For those in our community who weren’t able to make this special occasion, I am sharing the blessing in this article so that you can feel included and be aware of the special place you hold in our student’s hearts.

“We have been talking to the students this Term about legacy and I notice in the Collins Dictionary that it can […]

10 11, 2023


2023-11-10T11:14:10+11:0010 November, 2023|Categories: Middle School|

World Peace Games in Action Once Again

Year 7Y students have extricated themselves from economic, social and environmental crises and the threat of imminent war during the World Peace Games last week! This program is a popular and highly engaging hands-on political simulation – experiential learning at its best.

Students learn to work together to gain a greater understanding of how to prevent a country from dangerous circumstances and achieve global prosperity without too much military intervention.

By the end of the week, 7Y students were exhausted but thrilled to be part of such chaos and creativity.

Special thanks to […]

3 11, 2023


2023-11-03T16:01:45+11:003 November, 2023|Categories: Middle School|

Student Achievements

During the last week of Term Three, eight students represented Tasmania at the National Youth Touch Football Championships on the Sunshine Coast. Congratulations to Year 8 students Chloe Horsman, Macie Petterwood, Millie Sather, Chloe Waldron and Abigail Dracup, Year 7 student Poppy Beaumont and Year 6 students Sarah Horsman and Lucy Johnston on their selection.

Ali Foot
Head of Sport 


26 10, 2023


2023-11-01T08:41:13+11:0026 October, 2023|Categories: Middle School|

Le Cambriolage (The Heist)

On Tuesday, the Year 8 students of French were treated to a very special activity. The school hosted an escape game in French organised by the University of Melbourne.

For the first time, Le Cambriolage (the Heist) and its van are visiting Tasmania.

Students were challenged to find what was stolen and how, thanks to clues, codes and their ingenuous sense of deduction. It was a good opportunity for our students to showcase their vocabulary skills in an authentic context.

Each group of students had to go through a cleverly engineered suitcase full of hidden clues, traps,  decoys and […]

26 10, 2023


2023-10-27T08:20:34+11:0026 October, 2023|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

It is extremely pleasing to be able to announce the results for the recent Tasmanian Japanese Speech Contest.  There were over 300 contestants competing from around the State.  This enrichment activity gave students an opportunity to use their spoken Japanese skills.

Well done to those students who put their hand up to have a go at this competition.  It is a hard thing to memorise a speech, particularly in a foreign language, but a great challenge.  Please try again next year!

Year 8 students delivered a memorised speech about “My Place – Tasmania”,  Year 9 students delivered a pre-prepared speech, which they […]

20 10, 2023


2023-10-20T13:37:36+11:0020 October, 2023|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Over the Term break I had the great pleasure of accompanying a delegation of students and staff to the 55th Round Square International Conference in Nairobi, Kenya.  

The experience kicked off with a pre-conference tour in Dubai. While in the UAE, students were exposed to historic Dubai and traditional Emirati culture, but also experienced the new Dubai- with its extensive development, modern architecture and luxury shopping.   

The highlights of the pre-conference included learning about the Islamic religion by visiting a Mosque, being Adventurous by dune-bashing in a […]