3 12, 2019

Mannalargenna Day Celebration

2019-12-05T13:27:07+11:003 December, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

This Saturday 7 December is the Mannalargenna Day Celebration, hosted by Melythina Tiakana Warrana Aboriginal Corporation at Musselroe Bay.

This celebration is to be opened by the Hon. Kate Warner, Governor of Tasmania and features student William Scott (Year 10) paying tribute to Alfred Hearps, a fallen World War One soldier. Events start at 9.30am and William’s presentation is at 10.30am. I know that William would appreciate any support from our community if there are those who are able to attend.

Sarah Lilywhite 
Head of Humanities

3 12, 2019

College Shop

2019-12-05T11:52:42+11:003 December, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

The College Shop staff look forward to continuing to assist the College community with uniform requirements in 2020. Our opening hours prior to the start of Term 1 2020 will be:

Monday 20 January to Friday 24 January

– 9.00am to 5.00pm – by appointment only

Monday 27 January CLOSED (Public Holiday)

Tuesday 28 January to Friday 31 January

– 9.00am to 12.00pm – by appointment only

– 12.30pm to 5.00pm – General sales

Visit the College Shop page on our website to book your appointments and view stationery and uniform requirements.

Merry Christmas!

Deanne Dietrich
College Shop

3 12, 2019

Hosting a Japanese girl

2019-12-06T10:24:03+11:003 December, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

The College is seeking a family to host a Japanese girl for 2 weeks in March.  She will be 15 or 16 years old.  Should you be in a position to host, please let me at your earliest convenience at jenny.banbury@soc.tas.edu.au.  Thank you to those families who have already responded about hosting our other visiting girls.

Jenny Banbury
Coordinator of Japanese

2 12, 2019

When a child loses a pet

2019-12-05T11:46:51+11:002 December, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Wellbeing|

Author: Michael Grose


 

New Zealand singing sensation Lorde created a social media frenzy recently when she announced that she’s putting her new recording on hold while she deals with the death of her dog.

The immediate reaction of this writer was not supportive. I shared a link to an article in UK newspaper The Independent titled “Lorde delays new album release after death of dog” and commented “Sorry, is it just me or can others see a problem with this? 7.6 million followers (presumably mostly young) are influenced by her. A little more resilience may be in order. Am I being too harsh?”

Presumably […]

29 11, 2019

Principal’s Message Term 4 Week 7

2019-11-29T12:13:18+11:0029 November, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Wellbeing: Mobile Phones and Alcohol

Many of you may have read the article that appeared in the Examiner yesterday announcing the banning of mobile phones in Government Schools from the start of Term 2, 2020 – a portion of which is below.

“As of Term two next year the use of mobile phones by students will be banned in all state government schools. Education Minister Jeremy Rockliff announced the ban, which will apply to all students from primary school until Year 12.”

As you are aware this has been in place at Scotch Oakburn […]

29 11, 2019

Spring Fundraiser

2019-11-29T14:10:46+11:0029 November, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Wow – what a night! Thank you for embracing the combination of the annual Spring Cocktail Party and Rowing Fundraiser. It was a wonderful opportunity for our community to come together and support our students and the College.

Our College community provided incredible support in terms of the items donated for both the live and silent auctions – thank you.

Thanks also to the rowing parents who prepared & cooked the food, our rowing students who looked after the food & beverage on the evening and our Year Level Parent Representatives for their […]

29 11, 2019

Global competence

2019-11-29T10:43:16+11:0029 November, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Round Square, Senior School|

In a world that is increasingly interconnected and interdependent, the Round Square pillar of Internationalism is a crucial component of a 21st century education.

Internationalism, also known as ‘global competence’, can be defined as being open to diversity, concerned for others elsewhere in the world, respectful of other cultures, and able to understand others’ perspectives. However, many educators around the world have grappled with how best to teach global competence and to help students to connect and interact respectfully with people from other cultures. As such, Round Square commissioned a team of researchers from Harvard University and Research Schools International to […]

27 11, 2019

Northern Secondary Schools Challenge

2019-11-29T10:40:43+11:0027 November, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Congratulations to all participants in the Northern Secondary Schools Challenge held in Devonport on Wednesday 27 November.

Scotch Oakburn was well presented by students from Year 7 to 10. Even though conditions were particularly difficult for swimmers and bike riders our students are to be praised for their endeavours and encouragement throughout the day.

Results will be available on the Schools Triathlon Challenge , Northern Secondary website.

Rob Jeffery
Sports Administrator

27 11, 2019

ICAS Competition recognition

2019-11-29T10:18:49+11:0027 November, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Congratulations to the following medal-winning students for outstanding results in the 2019 ICAS Competitions.  Medals and certificates will be presented in assemblies in the coming weeks.

Harry Furzer, Year 10                          Distinction for Mathematics
Addison Djatschenko, Year 9              High Distinction for Science
Addison Djatschenko, Year 9              High Distinction for Digital Technologies
Abirami Raj, Year 9                             High Distinction for English
Sebastian Gale, Year 7                         Distinction for Spelling Bee
Lincoln Giasli, Year 6                           High Distinction for Spelling Bee
Lincoln Giasli, Year 6                           High Distinction for Digital Technologies

Kate Croft
Deputy Principal / Head of Senior School 

25 11, 2019

Parenting behaviours even the best parents need to stop

2019-11-29T10:25:27+11:0025 November, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Wellbeing|

Author: Michael Grose


 

As a parenting educator for more than 25 years, I’ve had many opportunities to observe and listen to parents in action. During this time I’ve learned some valuable lessons about raising children and managing families.

Usually, my advice is positive in that I try to focus on what you should be doing as a parent. Maintaining forward momentum has always been my aim. However, it helps sometimes to be reminded of some of the behaviours we should stop or do less of if we are to raise autonomous, emotionally-smart citizens of the future.

Here are some parenting behaviours you […]