27 09, 2019

Principal’s Message

2019-09-27T14:19:38+11:0027 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

What a fantastic term

How quickly the term has come to an end and as I reflect on all that has happened, and as befits a school that promotes a holistic education, it has been a term filled with many, many events and opportunities for our students. To emphasise the breadth of opportunities available to our students, at Briefing this week I reflected on the second half of this term and highlighted a number of the activities that the commitment of the College’s staff has provided for our students. Although not exhaustive, the following is a summary of many of […]

27 09, 2019

Great horsemanship and fabulous friendship at Equestrian Competitions

2019-09-27T09:25:14+11:0027 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

The past two weekends have been a flurry of activity with the first of the Interschools Gymkhana in Deloraine and then Northern Schools dressage and showjumping this past weekend at Westbury.

While the team has been successful, bringing home numerous trophies and ribbons, the success of these events goes well beyond what were superb results.

View some great video footage of the events on our Facebook page – see it via this link

It was a huge team effort from both parents and students, and it was wonderful to be part of the strong and supportive team spirit that makes equestrian […]

26 09, 2019

Wellbeing and Values Education (WAVE)

2019-09-26T14:13:35+11:0026 September, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

This week in WAVE Scotch Oakburn College Penquite campus once again held a much enjoyed Blessing of the Animals Chapel Service. The staff and students prepared for this service by donating goods and contributing photos of their beloved pets for a blessing montage that was played during the service. Reverend Chris Duxbury presided over the proceedings offering a special blessing to the animals present assisted by Mr Rohan Pryor. Dr Andrew Byrne from the RSPCA and Rachel Beech from Just cats spoke about their work and the need for us all to be responsible and involved in animal welfare […]

26 09, 2019

Fitness Centre

2019-09-26T12:30:48+11:0026 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

It has been another busy term in the fitness centre with plenty of hard work taking place and many new faces. I always take this opportunity to extend the invitation to all of our College community to come along and join in the classes. Alternatively, Tim or I can create a workout to suit your needs regardless of your fitness level. We all know that exercise is so important each day to maintain our health and wellbeing and this can be one step forward to feeling better.

Over the holidays, the fitness centre will be open 6.30am until 8.30am on […]

26 09, 2019

Year 12 Parent Student Dinner – help needed

2019-09-26T11:58:15+11:0026 September, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

College parent Tammy Gray is coordinating the decorating for the Year 12 parent/student dinner on Thursday 31 October at the Hotel Grand Chancellor.

She is in need of volunteers to help her decorate the tables.

If you are available 10.30am – 11.30am on Thursday 31 October and are able to help please contact Tammy on 0439639269 prior to Monday 28 October.


26 09, 2019

Sustainability Popup

2019-09-27T14:04:42+11:0026 September, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Round Square, Senior School|

Today students from the Elphin and Penquite campuses created a ‘sustainability pop-up’ at the senior school. Students gave short talks on a range of sustainability issues, Clare Munnings and Lucy Chesterman provided some great music, and a range of sustainable products was on display. Here are some great tips from Year 3 student Grace Watters for reducing our day-to-day plastic use:

1. When you go to the store take a reusable bag with you

2. Choose foods which are in recyclable or biodegradable packaging

3. Did you know that lots of fruits come in […]

25 09, 2019

Youth Climate Leaders

2019-09-25T14:41:46+11:0025 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

On Tuesday 17 September, a team of Scotch Oakburn students from Junior, Middle and Senior School made their way to West Launceston Primary School to attend the second Climate Leaders Conference for 2019. Students and teachers from Deloraine High School, Scottsdale High School, St Patricks College and West Launceston Primary School, along with many ‘mentors’ including Toby Thorpe (all experts in Climate Change and contributing factors) and TV personality Costa Georgiadis came together to discuss the effects of climate change, report sustainability projects they’d attempted, achieved and /or failed at their […]

25 09, 2019

SATIS Athletics

2019-09-25T14:36:31+11:0025 September, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

On Saturday 21 September the Scotch Oakburn College Athletics team took part in the annual SATIS Athletics carnival. In testing conditions, all students rose to the occasion. There were many outstanding results and overall the team was performed exceptionally. Unfortunately, due to the weather, we weren’t able to finish the meet, but all athletes are commended on how they represented the College. Many thanks to all the coaches that helped in the lead-up, and to Paul McKendrick, Rob Jeffery and Julie Kemp for their assistance throughout the whole process.

I am pleased […]

25 09, 2019

Hockey Achievement

2019-09-25T10:31:38+11:0025 September, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

Congratulations to Alice McLauchlan (Year 10) and Sam Williams (Year 12) who received awards for receiving the most points in their division in the Northern hockey competition. Alice was the best Under 16 female player and Sam won the prestigious Tim Deavin Medal, named after Collegian, Tim Deavin (2002) who represented Australia in hockey 138 times. It is a great achievement for both those players and we are very proud to see Sam’s final year of playing hockey at Scotch Oakburn crowned by such an award.

Fabrice Dauchez
Person-in-Charge of Hockey

25 09, 2019


2019-09-25T10:21:41+11:0025 September, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

The 9 Alive program is a week-long program giving Year 9 students the opportunity to learn more about the environment around us. It includes studying the properties of fire/combustion and its impact on the local ecology at St. Johnstone Farm, collecting and analysing marine debris along the Tasmanian North Coast and spending time at Fosterville farm learning about sustainable agriculture and exploring the science and technologies that are interwoven into successful modern farming practices.

As a part of the program, groups are given two tasks, to create a magazine article for our college focus magazine that reflects on your learning and […]