16 02, 2024


2024-02-23T09:59:06+11:0016 February, 2024|Categories: Term 1 Week 3|

We have had a fantastic start to the school year, with a vibrant atmosphere and enthusiastic students eager for what lies ahead. Before joining Scotch Oakburn College I had heard about the College’s strong sense of community, and I have been fortunate to experience it firsthand over the past couple of weeks.

Recently during my College assemblies, I urged students to dare to dream big and it has been particularly heartening to see students at the Elphin Campus identify their big dreams or goals for the future in the recent parent, student, teacher […]

16 02, 2024


2024-02-23T09:58:31+11:0016 February, 2024|Categories: Term 1 Week 3|

In the journey toward excellence and innovation, there lies a cornerstone within our community – Wellbeing. It’s not just a concept; it’s a practice, an integral part of our Strategic Vision, SOC2035. Join Kylie Wolstencroft, Director, Wellbeing – Penquite and Renee Hodgetts, Director, Wellbeing – Elphin as they discuss our commitment to nurturing a holistic environment at the College and our 2024 Wellbeing Priorities.


16 02, 2024


2024-02-23T09:56:05+11:0016 February, 2024|Categories: Term 1 Week 3|

On Wednesday 14 February, conneXions felt very loved, as students gathered to celebrate Library Lovers’ Day. This international event honours libraries, librarians, and all those who cherish books.

Students had the opportunity to share their love for conneXions:

“I love conneXions because I can spend time with my friends.”
“I love the craft.””
“In conneXions, there are no bad memories.”
“I love the books, activities and decorations.”
“I love conneXions because there are SO many books.”
“I love the Lego, Minecraft books and blocks.”

ConneXions, is such a special place where passion for learning and inquiry meets the magic and […]

16 02, 2024


2024-02-23T09:55:36+11:0016 February, 2024|Categories: Term 1 Week 3|

This year the Round Square International Conference is to be held in Colombia, South America, an exciting opportunity for Year 10 to Year 12 students.

The theme for the 56th Round Square International Conference is “Blooming from the Past” is an invitation to understand that, in order to build a better future, it is crucial to acknowledge history.

Colombia has worked hard to change its image to ensure the country and its people are able to harvest a prosperous future.

It is with great enthusiasm that Colombia extends an invitation to ‘Join us and embark […]

16 02, 2024


2024-02-23T09:55:05+11:0016 February, 2024|Categories: Term 1 Week 3|

Providing leadership for our students is one critical element of providing agency and engagement in creating a thriving learning culture. Instilling self-belief in being capable of leading others, starts from within and results in developing more pride and a sense of belonging. Our Junior School students enjoy the chance to be leaders in many forms. From House captaincy nomination, Claremont Garden projects, buddy class programs, wellbeing lunchtime chat groups, art clubs, Round Square conference opportunities, and public speaking participation plus many more to come, combine to create a vibrant community […]

16 02, 2024


2024-02-23T09:54:32+11:0016 February, 2024|Categories: Term 1 Week 3|

Pop Wednesday 28 February into your calendar! This is when our Elphin Campus Inter-House Swimming Carnival will be commencing at 9:30 am. This year our Junior School carnival will reflect the results from the recent House Swimming trials, with our carnival divisions being based on the trial results. The aim of this is to create even competitions within the division and to encourage greater cheering and encouragement from the houses as the races are more evenly competed.

16 02, 2024


2024-02-23T09:53:30+11:0016 February, 2024|Categories: Term 1 Week 3|

The Middle School Homework Club will be starting back up on Thursday 7 March and any Middle School student who would like some additional help with their homework tasks are encouraged to attend.

It will be held in room DV1 from 3:30 pm to 4:15 pm each week.

If you would like any more information about Homework Club, please contact me at yvette.cassidy@soc.tas.edu.au.

Yvette Cassidy
Learning Support Coordinator – Penquite

16 02, 2024


2024-02-26T10:16:28+11:0016 February, 2024|Categories: Term 1 Week 3|

Friday 16 March saw the 2024 Penquite Campus Inter-House Athletics Carnival held at St Leonards in excellent conditions. Having only been at school for two weeks, it was great to see the House spirit and competition in full flight again with great efforts and sports-ship shown at each event around the track.

This year we had six records broken in the program and these students will be recognised with a certificate in assembly.

F U/17 1500m MARSHALL, Sophie (Briggs) 4:58.03
Old Record: 5:04.63 L. Jones (Fox 2018)

F U/17 800m MARSHALL, Sophie (Briggs) […]

16 02, 2024


2024-02-23T09:50:36+11:0016 February, 2024|Categories: Term 1 Week 3|

The TCE Outdoor Leadership students completed an overnight trip to the Valley Campus on Tuesday 20 February, where they engaged in a range of activities to test their problem-solving, teamwork, leadership and communication skills. The trip had direct links to the theory the students have been learning in class and gave them some authentic leadership experiences to reflect on. We had some wet weather which taught some good lessons about gear management, and the positive mindset of the group created a great atmosphere for our first trip of the year.


16 02, 2024


2024-02-23T09:49:20+11:0016 February, 2024|Categories: Term 1 Week 3|

As we wrap up Week 3 of Term 1, it’s a perfect moment to reflect on the vibrant events and achievements that have defined our journey as a unified Penquite community. My message to students and staff in these opening weeks of term has been one of unifying the Penquite Campus. We are a community within our broader College community, comprising Middle School, Senior School, our Boarding House community, and a range of smaller groups such as our House, Mentor and co-curricular communities. There is a place for everyone to flourish.

Among the […]