14 02, 2020

Lifelong Learners in Action

2020-02-14T12:12:41+11:0014 February, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Before the much-anticipated return of the students, all teaching staff spent four days the previous week engaging in professional learning (PL).  A variety of engaging opportunities were provided including team building activities connecting to some of the Round Square Discoveries, updates from the Principal, Marketing and Admissions and eServices, ‘PL snippets’ presented by other teachers, a fantastic guest speaker and collaborative meeting time.  Whilst all were valuable I want to focus on the ‘PL snippets’, which have been running for a few years now.  The focus for these is to share learning from one to others and they are […]

14 02, 2020

From the Senior School

2020-02-14T12:22:08+11:0014 February, 2020|Categories: Senior School|

Moderation Day and NSATIS Swimming

Parents were emailed on Tuesday regarding Moderation Day on Tuesday 10 March.  All of our TCE teachers and most of our Year 10 teachers will attend state-wide meetings. Students will be expected to study from home and make the most of the opportunity to work independently.

This year, the NSATIS Swimming Carnival has been scheduled on the same day at the Launceston Aquatic Centre.  Year 10, 11 and 12 students who are representing the College in the NSATIS Carnival will still be required to represent the College on this day.  There will be more information about the […]

14 02, 2020

6 weeks until Harvest Harmony

2020-02-14T14:30:13+11:0014 February, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Six weeks until Harvest Harmony

Have you heard about Harvest Harmony?

The Elphin Campus is excited to celebrate our Round Square IDEALS through many fun, interactive activities in which everyone can be involved within a ‘fair type event’.

it is being held from 4.30pm on Thursday 26 March 2020.

Watch this space and keep an eye of the SOC Facebook page, but some of the activities planned are clay bead jewellery making, flag making, succulent potting and canvas bag painting. Of course, there will also be a jumping castle, face painting, crazy hair, virtual drumming […]

14 02, 2020

Middle and Senior School Swimming Carnival

2020-02-14T09:38:51+11:0014 February, 2020|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

When: Thursday 20 February 2020

Where: Launceston Aquatic Centre – High Street Launceston

What time: Students should be at the pool by 8.15 am.  The first event is at 8.40 am.  Students are asked to enter and exit through the back gates (near Memorial Hall).  The gates will be open before the carnival; however, if you are there early, you may need to go in through the front entry.  All spectators are asked to enter normally through the front entrance.  On arrival, students should move to their House areas – attendance will then […]

14 02, 2020

Round Square Conference 2020

2020-02-14T08:42:58+11:0014 February, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

We need families to host student delegates for the Round Square International Conference (RSIC2020), 18-23 September this year.

What is RSIC2020?

RSIC2020 is being hosted in Australia by Scotch Oakburn College, Ivanhoe Grammar in Melbourne and Ballarat Grammar. In total there will be 1200 delegates from 200 schools around the world.

All delegates will be aged 16-18 years, English speaking and excited to be here.

We are looking forward to welcoming 400 delegates (285 students & 125 adults) from 70 students in 24 countries.

What you’ll need to do

• Daily drop off and pick up (some early […]

13 02, 2020


2020-02-14T11:29:22+11:0013 February, 2020|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

This week in WAVE (Wellbeing and Values Education) on the Penquite Campus we began the year by exploring the elements of attitude, empathy and gratitude.

Students were encouraged to consider the importance of having a positive mindset by employing an “attitude of gratitude” and by exercising empathy in their dealings with the world around them. As our students are exposed to challenging world events it is important that we encourage them to remain positive and think of others less fortunate.

Kylie Wolstencroft
Wellbeing Coordinator / Registered Psychologist

12 02, 2020


2020-02-14T12:45:39+11:0012 February, 2020|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Basketball began in Term 1.  We are currently fielding nine teams in our NSATIS Senior competition and holding weekly development sessions combined with  3×3 competitions for the Year 7 & 8 students.

We are very pleased to announce our student leadership team this year with Captains of Basketball for 2020.  Louise Tyson will captain the girls with Vice-Captain Isabella Foster. For boys, Harry Corbould and Alex McCowan will Co-Captain with Tom McShane as Vice-Captain.

In games so far:

Senior Firsts Boys, coached by Rick Wyllie, are 2 from 2, with a one-point win against St Patrick’s College (SPC) in the first game […]

12 02, 2020

East Launceston Junior Football

2020-02-14T14:22:44+11:0012 February, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Our College is affiliated with East Launceston Football Club for playing football as a winter sport in Middle and Senior School (up to Under 16).  The club also has teams from Under 9 which many of our Junior School students are a part of, plus Auskick sessions.

The football season is fast approaching and pre-season training is starting soon (or has started for some age groups).

Please register now so your team manager can include you and your child in specific team information. Register @  www.register.eljfc.com.au

The season starts late March /early April, […]

12 02, 2020

NASA Space School – Houston, USA December 2020

2020-02-14T09:02:41+11:0012 February, 2020|Categories: Senior School|


NASA Space School is a once in a lifetime opportunity – two weeks at Space camp.

Based at NASA’s Johnson Space Centre in Houston, Texas, students are offered an opportunity to meet and learn from the individuals currently working on space programs and in STEAM industries.

The CASE Space School International Study Program provides students with the opportunity to get ahead, to learn and apply transportable skills in one of the world’s most profound and inspiring STEAM environments, NASA.

The CASE Space School expedition is a life-changing experience that inspires a new generation of […]