As we approach the end of the academic year, it is the perfect time to reflect on the year that has been; the growth of our students both personally and in their learning, and the many activities they have been involved in, and excelled at, that has made this year special for each and every one of them. It is the combined engagement and involvement in the classroom and beyond, that collectively develops the dynamic and vibrant learning community that we enjoy at Scotch Oakburn. For that, I thank all students, staff, […]
Recovery efforts continue from the flood event at Scotch Oakburn Park with respect to necessary cleaning and restoration. Grounds and Work teams, and external contractors continue to monitor the situation and provide necessary support in assisting with restoration processes. A full update on the process can be found on this link.
College Services Manager
Early in 2023, you, our College community, will experience a new way to receive a lot of the College’s day-to-day communications. We’re more than aware, that, for some, at times, our school to home communications can be somewhat overwhelming and hard to navigate.
For the past several months, the College has been investigating ways in which this can be significantly improved.
These improvements will be focussed on an enhanced Dash user experience and notifications that you will receive from it. It will become the College’s primary way that you will receive its day-to-day communication.
In the New Year, information will be circulated on […]
Last week of Term 4 opening hours
The College Shop will open Monday, Wednesday, Thursday & Friday for uniform purchases and collection of second-hand uniform items. The Shop will close on Friday 16 December and re-open on Monday 16 January.
We look forward to helping all our College families in 2023.
College Shop Manager
As mentioned in last week’s College news, the Penquite Green is being resurfaced to provide better drainage which will prevent waterlogging and allow year-round use.
This has involved a variety of different machines such as excavators, graders, dump trucks, and bobcats to dig, push, and smooth the soil across the oval. But how were things such as this done years ago, before heavy machines were widely available? In the College Archives, there are a couple of photos from 1917, which show an industrious group of boys who decided they needed soil to create […]
It has been a wonderful year for Round Square at Scotch Oakburn College with the return of many events and activities including Year 8 exchanges and the College sending six student delegates to the Round Square International Conference in the UK.
In 2023, it is expected that there will be even more opportunities for students. Regional conferences will return aimed at students in Years 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 and 10. The Year 8 exchange program will see more schools participating in the Asia Pacific Region, and our Year 10 students will be […]
As the year draws to a close for many, it is at this time of year that the Performing Arts Department kicks into full gear across the whole of the College. With planning for next year well underway, I am excited to announce next year’s College Productions.
Following on from the success of the Jungle Book in 2022, Year 5 students will be returning to the Horton Auditorium at the end of Term 2 to perform Disney’s The Lion King Kids. The African savannah will come to life on the Horton stage with Simba, Rafiki and an unforgettable […]
All Middle and Senior School student loans were due back on Wednesday 7 December, which also marked the end of student borrowing for this year. A notice of overdue loans was emailed to Penquite students on Thursday 8 December. If needed, that will be followed by an email home on Monday 12 December. This will allow time for students who have overdue loans to locate and return them prior to the holidays. If there is any need for a student to borrow from now to the end of Term, they should ask their class teacher to let Library staff know […]
All students in Prep to Year 11 have now received their copy of the Yearbook. Year 12 will receive their copy at Celebration. Any students who were away on the day of distribution should see their class teacher / Head of House to get their copy. The Yearbook is also available online should you wish to share with family further afield. Go to https://yearbook.soc.tas.edu.au to view.
Year 8 and 9 prepare for 2023
The last few weeks of the year have seen many transition activities focussed on our current Year 8 and 9 students preparing for the move to Years 9 and 10 next year. Change is challenging for most people, and we therefore provide as many opportunities as possible to make this transition smooth and positive.
Year 8s enjoyed a full day of transition activities on Thursday 24 November with Mrs Fiona Taylor, who is the Year 9-10 Coordinator, and the four Senior School Heads of House. Time was spent enjoying team-building activities […]