karenmeyer2023-05-26T11:58:57+10:0026 May, 2023|Categories: Senior School|
A Captain’s Perspective
College Co-Captain, Zoe Bremner, spoke recently at our Discovery Day to families considering Scotch Oakburn College for their children. Here is what she had to say:
As a Year 12 Scotch Oakburn student in 2023, I often reflect on the incredible experiences that I have been involved in since Early Learning in 2008. From a young age, the College has presented me with an abundance of unique opportunities, which I believe is one of Scotch Oakburn’s greatest strengths.
Throughout my schooling, the College’s involvement with Round Square has contributed greatly to my personal growth and learning. Round Square is an […]
karenmeyer2023-05-26T11:58:51+10:0026 May, 2023|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|
Ella Nast (Year 11) and Lucy Johnston (Year 9) have been selected to represent Pony Club Australia individually and together as a pair in the Pony Club International Alliance Virtual Dressage Competition to be judged early in June. Filming of their individual elementary test and their Pas de deux freestyle pairs was completed on the weekend for submission last week.
Twelve countries from around the world are invited to submit teams of four riders in each section. The Pas de deux was an event new to Ella and Lucy. They said that […]
karenmeyer2023-05-26T11:58:47+10:0026 May, 2023|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|
This week, our Year 9 and 10 students received some quiet time to do an exercise, following on from what they heard from our guest speaker, Luke Kennedy at the beginning of day.
During these reflections, the students were able to discern what strategies they learnt from Luke that would give them more peace and patience in their lives. They were even able to assess what took away their peace, and what made them impatient and then list out the strategies that they were going to engage with to ensure that they don’t engage in them again, thereby giving them more […]
karenmeyer2023-05-19T14:07:59+10:0019 May, 2023|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|
As you might be aware, the College is undertaking a rigorous accreditation process with the Australian Childhood Foundation (ACF). One of the key steps in our accreditation journey was to conduct a thorough review of our existing policies and procedures. We examined every aspect of our school’s operations, from recruitment and vetting processes to behaviour management strategies and reporting mechanisms. This critical self-assessment allowed us to identify areas that required improvement and implement changes to strengthen our child safety framework.
With our policies and procedures now updated, the College reaches a significant milestone in the process next week, when we complete […]
karenmeyer2023-05-19T12:42:31+10:0019 May, 2023|Categories: Senior School|
Rostrum Voice of Youth Northern win
After four years of entering Rostrum Voice of Youth and working tirelessly on her public speaking skills, Charlotte Ball (Year 11) has broken the drought by winning the Northern Final together with a Kuba Meikle from Launceston College. Congratulations, Charlotte! She will participate in the State Final next month with the possibility of making the Nationals in Melbourne. We wish her all the very best!
We had five students in total demonstrate their developing public speaking skills with strong efforts from Gina Kumar, Varani Harry Peiris, Mollie Gray and an Encouragement Award given […]
karenmeyer2023-05-19T12:32:33+10:0019 May, 2023|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|
Lochie Plunkett (Year 9) has been named in the Tasmanian Under 15 Boys football team and will compete in Ballarat in late July. He is one of only five boys included from the north of the state.
Head of Sport
The NHSSA netball roster kicked off on Saturday with close to 50 Senior School students taking to the courts in freezing conditions at Hoblers Bridge.
We had a great start to the season with four teams coming away with a victory and one team’s game ending in a draw.
Coming up this Saturday our […]
karenmeyer2023-05-19T12:32:40+10:0019 May, 2023|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|
We start the series of Chapels for the Senior School this week that integrates peace and patience. This will be an inspiring service where our students have the opportunity to think about and integrate what they think they need to engage with more to bring life satisfaction in these two areas.
As I was playing around with the reflection that I have been doing over the past few days, I have been working out that it is actually patience that quite often brings about peace.
This week, I have had the pleasure of accompanying the Year 9s on their Community Service Program […]
karenmeyer2023-05-19T12:32:46+10:0018 May, 2023|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:
- free try orienteering events
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karenmeyer2023-05-12T12:56:30+10:0012 May, 2023|Categories: Senior School|
Tasmanian Hanyuqiao Chinese Speech and Performance Competition
This week, three of our Year 11 students, Matilda Legro, Stephanie Dunphy and Xavier Nesbit participated in the Tasmania Hanyuqiao(Bridge) Chinese Speech and Performance Competition in Hobart. All three of our students presented great Chinese speaking skills and showcased well-prepared cultural performances.
Xavier impressed the judges with his excellent Chinese speech and beautiful Chinese piano song. His confident public speaking manner and Chinese performance made him stand out and achieved first place. He is now invited to represent Tasmania and participate in Australia’s National Hanyuqiao Chinese Competition in […]
karenmeyer2023-05-12T12:56:36+10:0012 May, 2023|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|
Congratulations to Meg Dennis (Year 9) for her selection in the Under 15 Tasmanian football team. The team will compete in Victoria at the end of July.
Head of Sport
All Schools Moutain Biking
Congratulations to our Mountain Biking team that competed at Trevallyn last weekend, winning the All Schools Mountain Biking Championships. This is the first time the College has won the event
Head of Sport
Well done to both our boys and girls football teams that have kicked off their respective football seasons. […]