30 09, 2022


2022-09-30T15:05:08+10:0030 September, 2022|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

The northern heat of the annual MAT Mathematics Relay was held at Scotch Oakburn last weekend. Congratulations to the Year 11/12 team comprised of Chi Canty, Cassie Silberberg, Addison Djatschenko and Sandy Wood who came first in their event.

The second Year 11/12 team of Zoe Bremner, Lachie Frame, Zara Richman and Tom Gatenby also did very well, placing third.

In the Year 9/10 event, the two teams of Xavier Nesbit, Charlotte Ball and Nandun Harry Peiris (Jhett Marshall was absent) and Lincoln Giasli, Madeline Mitchell, Varani Harry Peiris and Chloe Robins came equal third – a great achievement.

The Year 7 team […]

30 09, 2022


2022-09-30T14:36:12+10:0030 September, 2022|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

It is extremely pleasing to be able to announce the results of the recent Tasmanian Japanese Speech Contest where over 300 contestants from around the State competed.  This enrichment activity gave students an opportunity to use their spoken Japanese skills.  Year 7 students prepared and delivered a self-introduction about 20 sentences long, while the Year 8 students delivered a memorised speech about “My Place – Tasmania”.  Year 9 students delivered a pre-prepared speech, which they constructed themselves, about what they did last Saturday. All students worked hard for this event and perhaps the hardest part was being videoed, as entries […]

30 09, 2022


2022-09-30T14:38:29+10:0030 September, 2022|Categories: Middle School|

Explore Year 8 (EY8)

Raising the profile of being a servant leader, is at the heart of the EY8 process.  This week, the Middle School was an epi-centre of pride and community connection.  Students displayed their EY8 projects to visitors and peers, these projects included: assisting animal welfare programs, neighbourhood improvements, teenage health habits, rural communities affected by floods and fire, enabling remote communities to gain access to sporting facilities, welding creations to enhance community projects, celebrating culture and food, exercise challenges to improve community health, motorbike rides to raise awareness of women’s health,  […]

30 09, 2022


2022-09-30T14:36:44+10:0030 September, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

This week saw our Therapy Dog, Paddy, as our special visitor at our Blessing of the Animal Service and who, I believe, barked at just the right place.  He is such a precious animal for us all to see, pat and engage with, as we walk around the Penquite Campus, so blessing him for his purpose was a real honour.

Next Term, the theme for the Term will be ‘kindness’, our students’ 4th Spiritual Core Value.  I am looking forward to serving our community with the wondering of “how do we actually embody […]

30 09, 2022


2022-09-30T14:36:51+10:0030 September, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

With the spring holidays upon us and the College Fitness Centre will be open for our community on specific days over the term break.  As always if you want to get an individualised program or join a class then come along.

Week One

Monday 3 October   6:00am – 8:00am

Wednesday 5 October 6:00am – 8:00am

Friday 7 October 6:00am – 8:00am

Week Two

Monday 10 October 6:00am – 8:00am

Wednesday 12 October 6:00am – 8:00am

Friday 14 October 6:00am – 8:00am

Opening hours return to normal on Monday 17 October (6:00am to 8:15am and 3.30pm to 6:00pm).

Should you have any queries, please do not hesitate to make contact.

Paul McKendrick
Head […]

30 09, 2022


2022-09-30T14:36:58+10:0030 September, 2022|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|


A reminder to all students that have selected football as their winter sport for 2023, you will need to register with East Launceston Junior Football Club. Registration goes live on 1 November. Register immediately so you don’t miss out. Registrations that are late may not be accepted once teams are full, so it is important that you are a member in time for the next football season.

If you have any questions, please contact me at ali.foot@soc.tas.edu.au.

Ali Foot
Head of Sport

Sporting Mindset

Image source: fearlessmotivation.com

As we look forward to our summer sports in […]

23 09, 2022


2022-09-23T13:53:33+10:0023 September, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

As we near the end of the Term, a reminder that Term 4 sees the return of summer uniforms. The College Shop will be closed over the Term break, opening Friday 14 October from 9.00am to 5.00pm.  Purchases can be made online through My School Connect over the holiday period and collected on this day.  Visit the College Shop page on our website for more information on uniform requirements.

Deanne Dietrich
College Shop Manager

23 09, 2022


2022-09-23T13:48:21+10:0023 September, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Support our College Basketball!

Purchase a ball in the raffle for just $10  for the chance to win one of 150 prizes (1 in 11 chance of winning as only 1700 balls will be sold!)

Total prizes valued at approximately $23,500!

Winning balls will be drawn Friday 28 October 2022.

A huge thank you to all our prize donors and sponsors, including those who have donated directly for the shooting machine. It is truly appreciated.

To view the extensive list of prizes click here.

Don’t miss out, get your balls now.  Buy Balls Now

*Must be over 18 years old to purchase

Permit Number […]

23 09, 2022


2022-09-23T13:17:31+10:0023 September, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Scotch Oakburn College is hosting the FIRST LEGO League Competition on Saturday 29 October from 8.00am to 4.00pm. FIRST LEGO League introduces science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to young people through fun, exciting hands-on learning. We are looking for volunteers to help at the event. No experience is necessary, lunch provided! Please email me at meg.hughes@soc.tas.edu.au if you are interested in volunteering.

Meg Hughes


23 09, 2022


2022-09-23T13:54:33+10:0023 September, 2022|Categories: Middle School|

Everyone is ‘good’ at something!

This message is a regular statement throughout our Middle School community.  It is very true, every member of our team is ‘good’ at something, some many things!  The celebration of these ‘strengths’ enables our learners to take on challenges, accept mistakes and become more determined to be better.  Often we use our ‘strengths’ as our starting point for learning goals, it is a great place to start.  The next step is to use this confidence and strength to try a new challenge.  Developing the learning of the whole person is a focus for our College, through […]