24 06, 2022


2022-06-24T12:29:55+10:0024 June, 2022|Categories: Middle School|

Year 6 Music Showcase!

This week our Year 6 students enjoyed the performance opportunity to share their instrumental learning in the Horton Auditorium.  The morning commenced with some short rehearsals before the audience was welcomed for the Showcase Spectacular in the Horton Auditorium. Some of our students also shared insightful reflections on their learning in music.

In 2022, the Year 6 Music program has been transformed to align more closely to the Junior School Instrumental Program, while concurrently providing stepping stones towards the Middle School Ensemble and Band opportunities.  The element of instrumental choice is certainly providing […]

24 06, 2022


2022-06-24T14:25:43+10:0024 June, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Newstead Athletics School Series

Each Year, Newstead Athletics invites schools to participate in their Cross-Country School Series, which consists of a series of six races for both Primary (up to Year 6) and Secondary (Year 7 and above) students. Many Scotch Oakburn athletes and their families have participated each Saturday to run a variety of exciting cross-country courses, while also enjoying the community feel Newstead Athletics has created. Saturday 17 June was the final event for the School Series, which took place at Trevallyn Reserve.

We would like to congratulate all who participated in […]

17 06, 2022


2022-06-17T14:26:47+10:0017 June, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

One of the most common research areas in global learning throughout the past two years has been around the term ‘academic balance’.  This is not just in schools, it is applicable to almost all settings. With the impacts of COVID on many work environments, a new meaning has been enlightened on what ‘balance’ really is and isn’t in terms of learning, efficiency, effectiveness and community connection.

For the past two years, a major focus for Scotch Oakburn has been the embedding of our SOC2035 Strategic Strands.  These strands combined strive to ensure that […]

17 06, 2022


2022-06-17T14:26:57+10:0017 June, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

This term the Student Executive and Round Square Committee were involved in the World’s Greatest Shave, an event run by the Leukaemia Foundation to support families throughout treatment and fund further research into blood cancer.

Our event took place on Tuesday 14 June, where five incredibly brave students, Ebony Richardson (Year 9), Charlotte Ball (Year 10), James Marshall (Year 12), Elion Sharp (Year 12) and me, shaved their heads in solidarity with those undergoing Leukaemia treatment. Thanks to our three amazing volunteer hairdressers Sharon Lawson (staff member, who has helped with our event for many […]

17 06, 2022


2022-06-17T14:27:08+10:0017 June, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

This week the Church celebrated The Trinity, Father (God), Son (Jesus) and Holy Spirit (The Spirit of God).  In Christian Theology, the Holy Spirit is usually known as the feminine of God.

The Trinity (Russian: Троица, tr. Troitsa, also called The Hospitality of Abraham) is an icon created by Russian painter Andrei Rublev in the 15th century. It is his most famous work and the most famous of all Russian icons, and it is regarded as one of the highest achievements of Russian art.

The Trinity depicts the three angels who visited Abraham at the Oak of Mamre (Genesis 18:1–8), but the painting is full of symbolism and is interpreted as an icon […]

17 06, 2022


2022-06-17T14:29:37+10:0017 June, 2022|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Week 7 Wrap Up

Week 7 saw our Girls Firsts footy team crowned NSATIS champions and they will now play in the SATIS final on Saturday 2 July, most likely at St Patrick’s College with the time to be confirmed. The girls kicked the first goal of the game in very wet conditions to take control of the low-scoring match.

Our Boys Firsts team put up a great battle against Guildford Young College (GYC) in the semifinal but were out gunned missing their SATIS final spot by four goals. The boys played with character all match and never gave up against the […]

10 06, 2022


2022-06-10T14:01:07+10:0010 June, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Students across the College from Prep onwards are engaged in The Resilience Project. This involves three key strands of learning – Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness – providing a foundation for Emotional Literacy development. Devoting a brief, focused time to this personal development learning on a regular (daily) basis helps learners embed these traits ‘within themselves’, enact them in interactions with others, and in turn enhance the effectiveness of academic learning time.

The goals of The Resilience Project are ‘to teach positive mental health strategies to help children to be happy and become more […]

10 06, 2022


2022-06-10T14:04:10+10:0010 June, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

The new format of Connect in the Junior School has been very uplifting and encouraging.

This first round is all about Commitment and particularly what it means for student life at this young age.   I am astounded more and more how the students realise that once they are dressed in our school uniform whether on the way to/from school or at school, living the school values is paramount in how they are seen by the public and their peers.

It has been a great joy to allow the students to explain what commitment means for them, and how […]

10 06, 2022


2022-06-10T14:01:47+10:0010 June, 2022|Categories: Middle School|

Learning the ‘art’ of giving!

The Reggio Emilia pedagogical approach is founded on the understanding that we learn through 100’s of ‘languages’.  This is true for the young and more mature learner; it is a lifelong concept.  If we reflect on our preferred learning, it most likely originates from our strengths, our interests, that then become our passions and for some an area of mastery.  From this, we further develop the attributes to ‘try’ new pursuits.  One of ‘languages’ that is throughout all phases of learning, is the language of ‘giving’.  Giving in terms of giving time, being present, listening, encouraging […]

10 06, 2022


2022-06-10T14:02:32+10:0010 June, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Student Achievements

Last week pakana woman, Ruby Hall (Year 9) was selected as a member of the National AFLW woomera’s team. In addition to representing the College in the Senior Firsts XVIII, she also represents Tasmania in the Devils U18 squad and plays for Scottsdale FC. We celebrate with her as she enjoys her football and keeps developing from strength to strength.

Fiona Taylor

Congratulations to Year 8 students Nate Henrys and Eddie Toohey on their selection to play in the Under 15 Northern Tasmania Rugby Union team, winning against the […]