16 08, 2019

Principal’s Message Term 3 Week 4

2019-08-16T14:04:18+10:0016 August, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

This week we celebrated Science Week across the College with many different and exciting activities for students of all ages. These heightened our awareness that everything around us involves Science: the note played on an instrument, the cooking of food, the curving path of a soccer ball, life-giving respiration, the operation of an engine, why ice is less dense than liquid water, and so the list goes on, ad infinitum. Many of the scientific principles that we take for granted today were proposed centuries ago by early pioneering scientists.

The earliest people whom society recognised as scientists were called Natural […]

16 08, 2019

Senior School Play – Away

2019-08-16T17:20:08+10:0016 August, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Scotch Oakburn College presents Away

We invite you to come along to this year’s Senior School play, Away by Michael Gow.

A magical play every Australian can relate to … set in the summer of 1967-68. It has been named one of Australia’s Classic plays, depicting life in Australia post World War 2 and in the midst of The Vietnam War.

It’s a tragically beautiful play with resonance on so many levels. Includes styles of realism, comedy, fantasy, Shakespearean and a play-within-a play.

Fun, crazy and comedic but behind the veneer of holiday fanfare, Gold Coast […]

16 08, 2019

Mid Winter Party

2019-08-16T11:33:13+10:0016 August, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Thanks to everyone in the College community who joined us last Friday night for our annual Mid-Winter Party. It was a great night and wonderful to see so many new faces there.

Special thanks to our current parents – Ben Newman, Chris Veevers, Selena Palmer & Cathryn Cocker for their support in making the venue look so amazing. To Rob Youl (current parent) and Sam Woolley (’99) for their tunes and to Fred Lester (’01), Charles Headlam (’14), Lachie Stewart (Year 11) and Joyce Williamson (past staff and past parent) for their fantastic “Ode to a Haggis”.  If you haven’t […]

16 08, 2019

Senior School Round Square

2019-08-16T14:01:58+10:0016 August, 2019|Categories: Round Square, Senior School|

Are animals ours to use? More specifically, is it acceptable to use them to do tests on? These are some of the questions posed by Year 11 student Scarlett Veevers during this week’s Senior Round Square meeting.

Humans have used animals for thousands of years, be it horses for travel and farming, dogs for companionship and hunting, and domesticated animals for food and clothing. However, in recent history, humans have used animals for a variety of testing purposes, ranging from the safety of food additives and cosmetics through to the effectiveness of pharmaceuticals and military weapons. Some animals are genetically altered […]

16 08, 2019

Fathers’ Day Breakfast

2019-08-16T11:14:43+10:0016 August, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Fathers' Day breakfast


This event always sells out – please book now to ensure you are not disappointed.

Please join the Year Level Parent Representatives and the wider College community for a relaxed casual Fathers’ Day Breakfast @ Laneway, Elphin Campus.

Enjoy barista-made coffee, breakfast goodies from the grazing table and gourmet breakfast buns.

As always, the aim of the occasion is to create a happy time for children to share with the adult males in their lives, be it dad, big brother, uncle, grandad, stepfather or a friend.

Date: Friday 30 August
Time: 7.30am […]

16 08, 2019

Archives exhibition

2019-08-16T11:19:24+10:0016 August, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

We invite our community to attend the opening of our next s.p.a.c.e. gallery exhibition, curated by our College Archivist, Veronica Macno.

Traditions Combined: the amalgamation of Oakburn College and Scotch College is an exhibition that celebrates the 40th anniversary of the amalgamation of Oakburn College and Scotch College. The establishment of Scotch Oakburn College in 1979 can be traced back to Horton College, the Methodist Ladies’ College, later known as Oakburn College, and to Scotch College.

Opening words will be provided by Senator Wendy Askew (’80), Liberal Senator for Tasmania, who was present as […]

15 08, 2019

Battle of the Houses – Singing Competition

2019-08-16T10:25:32+10:0015 August, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Next Friday 23 August, the annual Middle and Senior School House Singing Competition will be held at 2.00pm in the Penquite HPEC.

Each House has been working very hard for the past month under the leadership of their House Captains on refining their chosen song and War Cry.   There will be limited seating for spectators, however, there will be plenty of standing room on the HPEC balcony. Parents are most welcome to attend. We also look forward to welcoming our Year 5 students to the Middle School to view the performances.

Kate Croft
Deputy Principal / Head of Senior School


15 08, 2019

Information Evening for 2020 Year 9 and 10 students and parents

2019-08-16T10:24:20+10:0015 August, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

On Wednesday, 21 August we are holding an important Information Evening, in the Horton Auditorium, for 2020 Year 9 and 10 students and parents, commencing at 7.00pm.

The purpose of the evening is to help students and parents manage their transition to the Scotch Oakburn Senior School.  In Years 9 and 10, students have a wide choice of subjects in our Electives Program.  The way this program operates and the opportunities for breadth of choice will be explained.  Heads of Departments of elective subjects will be present for informal discussions with individual parents and students after the presentation. The 2020 course […]

15 08, 2019

Physical Pursuits hit the snow

2019-08-16T10:16:13+10:0015 August, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

On Wednesday 14 August our Year 10 Physical Pursuits class set off for an afternoon adventure to Ben Lomond Snow Sports.

Students were given the opportunity to ski or board, and if confident use the tows after a short lesson. All students gave it a red hot go and took to the snow with ease, learning the movements very quickly. In almost tropical conditions on the mountain, we spent a solid 3 hours out on the slopes, finishing up with a snow fight and some tobogganing. I would like to thank Mr Paul […]

14 08, 2019

Work Exposure in Government program

2019-08-16T11:09:55+10:0014 August, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

The 2019 Work Exposure in Government program (WEX) is taking place from Sunday 20 October to Friday 25 October.

Applications are open to high performing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students in Years 10, 11 and 12 to learn about careers in the Australian Government. Students will be accompanied by teachers and mentors who provide cultural mentoring and leadership guidance.

All accommodation, transportation and meals will be provided.

Activities at WEX 2019 may include:

  • meeting government Ministers and parliamentarians
  • visits to the Australian Defence Force Academy and the Australian Federal Police headquarters
  • visits to national institutions such as the Australian War Memorial and […]