24 02, 2023


2023-02-24T15:12:28+11:0024 February, 2023|Categories: Middle School, Round Square, Senior School|

Tuesday 21 February was International Mother Language Day. The College acknowledged this significant day with conversations, discussions and investigations throughout many learning environments in the Junior, Middle and Senior Schools. Scotch Oakburn College’s student body currently has over 180 students who were either born overseas, or primarily speak a Language other than English at home. This is a substantial increase from around 100 in 2019! These students are nearly evenly split between Elphin and Penquite campuses.

There were wonderful examples of Internationalism at Scotch Oakburn College this week which is one of the Round Square IDEALS. […]

14 04, 2022


2022-04-14T15:17:36+10:0014 April, 2022|Categories: Round Square|

On Friday 8 April, the Round Square Chairs were delighted to welcome Dewayne Everettsmith – a palawa man from both the community of Cape Barren Island and gunai/kurnai people of Victoria, as the guest speaker of our Round Square session.

Hailing from Hobart, Dewayne is passionate about the revival and continuation of language (palawa kani), especially in the area of songs for ceremony and dance. He is present in the Tasmanian community as Cultural Awareness Coordinator of the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre – having been recognised with a Human Rights Week Award – for […]

8 04, 2022


2022-04-08T14:20:33+10:008 April, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Round Square, Senior School|

My name is Kate McShane, and I am a member of the 2022 Student Executive and Round Square Committee. Within my two leadership groups, I have decided to run a World’s Greatest Shave in Term 2, on Tuesday 14 June 2022.

The World’s Greatest Shave is run by the Leukemia Foundation across Australia and they aim to provide families with support, help fund research and make wigs for those who will sadly lose their hair during chemotherapy.

I am shaving my hair off and have some amazing students joining me on this journey. But we need more. We need you!

I am calling […]

11 03, 2022


2022-03-11T15:09:03+11:0011 March, 2022|Categories: Round Square, Senior School|

The Duke of Edinburgh Tasmania is organising an opportunity for Tasmanian Duke of Edinburgh participants to experience five days on board of the Lady Nelson Tall Ship, while learning to sail and operate a Tall Ship.

While the dates of this experience are still be to determined it will occur in the second half of the year. Expressions of interest are now open and close on Monday 18 April. There are seven places statewide only.

The estimated cost of this trip is approximately $1000.00 and this trip would meet all requirements for either Adventurous […]

4 03, 2022


2022-03-04T14:25:50+11:004 March, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Round Square|

Learner Attributes at the heart of progress

Over the past year there has been a great deal of progress made towards ensuring greater awareness and recognition of the College’s ten Learner Attributes.

Last year teachers began using the language of the attributes as part of their feedback to students, whether this be a comment published as a piece of continuous reporting or used to inform a student’s contribution within an experiential learning opportunity. There is enormous power in recognising specific Learner Attributes alongside the Learning Outcomes for specific subject areas.

Students and parents can, for example, more easily make the connection between the […]