11 09, 2019

Student Achievement

2019-09-13T14:21:51+10:0011 September, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

Congratulations to Oliver Newman (Year 8) who has been selected in the Northern Tasmanian Junior Soccer Associations Under 14 representative team to compete in a national competition in Shepparton, Victoria from 24 – 28 October.  Oliver will also be playing in the Launceston Cup.  We wish Oliver all the best for these upcoming carnivals.

Julie Kemp
Head of Middle School

11 09, 2019

Tasmanian Japanese Calligraphy Competition Results

2019-09-13T10:10:58+10:0011 September, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

It is my pleasure to be able to announce the results of the recent Tasmanian Japanese Calligraphy Competition.  Anna Yu from Year 6 won the Primary Pen Section of the competition and Hayley Sharp of Year 9 also won her division with a Pen entry.  The following students received certificates of participation: Amy Macfarlane (Year 6), Kate McShane (Year 9), Angus Foster (Year 10) and Ethan Hamilton (Year 11).  Congratulations to all these students.

Jenny Banbury
Coordinator of Japanese

10 09, 2019

TasDance Trolls

2019-09-13T14:19:09+10:0010 September, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

Next week we are very fortunate to be hosting TasDance ‘Trolls’ at Scotch Oakburn College.  Trolls is a dance in education project that aims to give school students awareness and skills in relation to cyberbullying.

Tasdance has developed a high impact dance theatre work that involves school students in fun participation-based activities that examine the consequences of our actions online.  The work uses cause and effect choreographic devices to demonstrate that every word we type online has an effect on whoever it is directed at.  All Middle School students will watch this high impact dance theatre, while a number of selected […]

10 09, 2019

Junior Foundation Oratory

2019-09-13T09:33:43+10:0010 September, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

Five Middle School students bravely took part in this year’s Junior Foundation Oratory as a chance to practise their public speaking skills and they did a sterling job!  Held in the Horton Auditorium on Friday, 30 August, Year 7 students Maya Martin and Eliza Chapman and Year 8’s Hamish Fyffe, Amelie Hughes and Sasha Yuvchenko faced a large audience of staff and students to speak on current issues they felt passionate about.  Adjudicators had a difficult task but eventually chose Amelie Hughes to be the winner.

Many thanks to our adjudicators: Mrs […]

10 09, 2019

Blessing of the animals

2019-09-13T09:45:19+10:0010 September, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|


On Wednesday, 25 September we will be holding a ‘Blessing of the Animals’ Chapel Service at the Penquite Campus. Reverend Chris Duxbury will preside over the service and two guest speakers will speak with students about their work in rescuing, caring for and re-homing animals in need.

Dr Andrew Byrne, Chief Veterinarian from the RSPCA and Rachel Beech from the registered charity Just Cats, a no-kill cat rescue shelter will be sharing their stories. Our students will also be encouraged to provide a picture of the loved animals in their lives and […]

9 09, 2019

Managing your child’s anxiety

2019-09-13T10:15:28+10:009 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Wellbeing|

Author: Michael Grose


If your child feels anxious, reassure them that these feelings are a normal response to new people, events or potentially challenging situations. Help your child understand that there is a great deal they can do to manage their anxious feelings, so they can get on with the activities they enjoy.

Explain anxiety

If your child is anxious he may struggle to explain how he feels. An important first step in anxiety self-management is explaining to your child how anxiety works.

  • Teach your child that the part of the brain that protects them from danger (the amygdala – pronounced ahh-mig-dah-la), […]
8 09, 2019

Community news

2019-09-13T13:27:10+10:008 September, 2019|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:

  • Clifford Craig Run & Walk for your heart
  • NBL Blitz Tasmania – NBL games come to Tasmania

Go to Community News


6 09, 2019

Principal’s Message Term 3 Week 7

2019-09-06T14:29:39+10:006 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Round Square, Senior School|

Round Square and ATAR – what’s the connection?

Round Square and its IDEALS (Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service) are a theme that runs through our College. Some may not always realise that what they are involved in, their learning and various activities, are Round Square related but in many cases they are.

There are the more obvious events, such as conferences and exchanges, but there are so many more elements of our programs where the IDEALS are present and so provide connections through our curriculum, both across subject areas and between […]

6 09, 2019

Junior Rowing Meeting

2019-09-06T09:03:23+10:006 September, 2019|Categories: Middle School|

Junior rowing coaches and I would like to invite interested students in Years 6-8 and their parents to attend a Junior Rowing meeting on Wednesday 11 September in the Horton Auditorium commencing at 6.00pm. The purpose of the meeting is to introduce coaches to the rowing group and outline the season ahead for 2019-2020.

New students interested in commencing rowing as a summer sport in Term 4 are most welcome to attend.

If could you have any questions and or would like to attend, please RSVP by Tuesday 10 September 2019 to rowing@soc.tas.edu.au.

Jamie […]

6 09, 2019

Spring Concert

2019-09-06T08:55:21+10:006 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

On Tuesday 10 September at 7.00pm the annual Spring Concert will be held in the Horton Auditorium.

The concert will feature large and small ensembles from the College’s Junior, Middle and Senior Schools. As well as the concert bands, stage bands, jazz band, string ensembles and choirs, the concert will also showcase the talents of the College’s musicians in small ensembles.

Hosted by the College’s Music Captains Anneliese Gulliver and Quinn O’Loughlin, the night promises to be yet another highlight on the College’s Arts calendar. Please join us as the College’s talented students present […]