6 12, 2019

Principal’s Message – Term 4 Week 8

2019-12-06T13:47:08+11:006 December, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|


Merry Christmas

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 […]

5 12, 2019

National Evatt Final

2019-12-06T14:42:24+11:005 December, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

Year 11 students Zahara Walker Smith and Ethan Hamilton travelled to Brisbane to attend the National Evatt final as a part of the Tasmanian delegation.

The event sees the top 30 debating teams from around the country come together. Preliminary debates included topics on issues such as Kashmir, multilateralism, Boko Haram in the Chad river basin and issues about eco-terrorism. The judges spent a day deliberating to determine which teams from each chamber would progress to the final day of debates in the grand final.

We asked Ethan about the grand final experience. […]

5 12, 2019

Celebration – Tuesday 10 December

2019-12-05T13:34:49+11:005 December, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

All students and families in Years 9-12 are invited to Celebration on Tuesday evening and will have received an invitation.  Students must wear their full winter uniform on the evening and arrive from 6.30pm, seated ready for a prompt 7.00pm start. Students in performances should arrive from 6.00pm.   I would ask that all students please ensure that they make a big effort with their uniform for this formal occasion.  It promises to be a wonderful night celebrating the highlights and student achievements and farewelling our Year 12 leavers of 2019.

Kate Croft
Deputy Principal/Head of Senior School

5 12, 2019

WAVE (Wellbeing And Values Education)

2019-12-06T10:39:15+11:005 December, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

This week in WAVE the students at the Penquite campus participated in a Christmas Carol Chapel Service. Mr Andy Muller spoke about the history of Christmas and its interpretation. The WAVE Ambassadors then told the biblical story of Jesus’ birth through readings from Matthew and Luke punctuated by carols being beautifully sung by the Choir and school led by Denise Sam.

A big thank you to our WAVE Ambassadors of 2019 for their hard work and dedication in ensuring the WAVE program is informative, engaging and a reflection of our school values.

Kylie […]

4 12, 2019

Chess Nationals

2019-12-05T13:53:04+11:004 December, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

From Sunday 1 December to Tuesday 3 December, nine students from the Middle and Senior School participated in the 2019 Chess Nationals at the University College near Melbourne University. It continues a long tradition of chess excellence at Scotch Oakburn as it is our third consecutive trip to the highest level of school chess in Australia.

Chess requires intense focus and lots of practice and it is very challenging to do well against the best in the nation. Despite doing consistently well for years at State level, our students don’t have the […]

4 12, 2019

Student Achievement

2019-12-05T12:59:35+11:004 December, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

Charlotte Fontyn (Year 10) was a member of the Tasmanian team that won the Open Co-ed Level 2 National Title at the Australian All Star Cheerleading Federation Nationals held at the Melbourne Convention Centre. The first Tasmanian team to win a title, a fantastic achievement!

Kate Croft
Deputy Principal / Head of Senior School

4 12, 2019

Duke of Edinburgh Gold Awarded

2019-12-05T11:07:10+11:004 December, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

Congratulations to India Veevers (Year 12)  who, on Friday evening at Government House in Hobart, was presented with her Gold Duke of Edinburgh International Award from Her Excellency The Honorable Kate Warner, Governor of Tasmania. This is an exceptional achievement and we congratulate India on her commitment in achieving this award.

Lauren Knight
Duke of Edinburgh’s Award

4 12, 2019

College Fitness Centre

2019-12-06T11:26:42+11:004 December, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

I would like to take the opportunity to thank all of the staff, students and parents who have been active in the fitness centre throughout the school year. Many have made some outstanding gains as a result of their willingness to work hard and apply themselves at every session. I am sure they will be setting some new targets for the next school year.

The fitness centre will be open as normal next week (9-12 December) during the mornings, but open Monday and Tuesday afternoons only.

Over the holiday break, the fitness centre will be open from 6.00am until 8.00am on Monday, […]

3 12, 2019

Mannalargenna Day Celebration

2019-12-05T13:27:07+11:003 December, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

This Saturday 7 December is the Mannalargenna Day Celebration, hosted by Melythina Tiakana Warrana Aboriginal Corporation at Musselroe Bay.

This celebration is to be opened by the Hon. Kate Warner, Governor of Tasmania and features student William Scott (Year 10) paying tribute to Alfred Hearps, a fallen World War One soldier. Events start at 9.30am and William’s presentation is at 10.30am. I know that William would appreciate any support from our community if there are those who are able to attend.

Sarah Lilywhite 
Head of Humanities