14 05, 2021


2021-05-14T12:35:09+10:0014 May, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

The commencement of Term 2 sees some noticeable additions to College facilities.

A large screen and projector have been installed in the Year 9/10 common area of Helix, allowing quality projection of visual presentations to students within this large auditorium space. The installation was considered during the design phase of the Helix building, with its need becoming increasingly apparent over past years to maximise the functionality of the space. Whilst its application will be predominantly for student use, it will also provide additional flexibility for use during College community events and functions in this precinct.

To cater for the […]

14 05, 2021


2021-05-14T12:34:57+10:0014 May, 2021|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

In recent weeks, including over the holiday break, a number of students have achieved success across a range of activities.

Public Speaking: Will Scott (Year 12) won the Lions Public Speaking State Final and is in the National Final in Canberra in May.

Gymnastics – Trampolining: Lucy Chesterman (Year 12) has been selected in the Tasmanian Gymnastics Team to compete at the Australian Championships in May.

Rowing: After a very successful rowing season for our club, Heidi Schouten and Lindsay Calvert topped off the Girls Crew’s win in the Head of the River with a 2nd place in U19 pair at the National […]

14 05, 2021


2021-05-14T12:33:51+10:0014 May, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

On Wednesday evening we kicked off the first of three Staff Culinary Therapy and Education sessions. This one was titled ‘Hey There, Sweet Thing!’

Nine staff from a range of areas and departments at the College, both teaching and non-teaching, took on the challenge of learning about textural and compositional changes to sweet treats. Our menu consisted of Strawberry and Vanilla Macarons, Lemon Meringue Pie and Honey Pannacotta. We began with something to nibble while watching an educational Macaron demonstration, where specific culinary terminology was taught, like the term ‘Macaronage’.

It was such a wonderful experience […]

14 05, 2021


2021-05-14T16:32:59+10:0014 May, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Wellbeing|

Antony & Paddington at Scotch Oakburn this week

I admit it – I was an eye-roller. When my Grandmother spoke to me about just how challenging things were for her growing up I would respectfully listen then allow my eyes to deviate somewhere near the back of my head as I turned away (taking a huge slice of jam sponge cake with me). It never occurred to me at the time that these stories were important to my development, that anecdotes of saving all year for an outfit would be character inspiring. I […]

14 05, 2021


2021-05-14T12:34:03+10:0014 May, 2021|Categories: Senior School|

Paul Dillon has been working in the area of drug education for the past 25 years. Through his own business, Drug and Alcohol Research and Training Australia (DARTA) he has been contracted by many organisations and give regular updates on current drug trends.

He has previously worked with Scotch Oakburn and many school communities to ensure that they have access to good quality information and best practice drug education.

Paul will present a Community Education evening on Monday 7 June discussing Teenagers, alcohol and drugs.  This is a free community event however RSVP’s are essential as COVID restrictions apply.  COVID check-in will be […]

14 05, 2021


2021-05-14T16:27:47+10:0014 May, 2021|Categories: Senior School|

Years 10s Live Tasmania’s Magnificent Environment

Groups of Year 10 students experienced all that Tassie’s stunning environment has to offer this week: the mountains, the rivers, the rain and snow, the sea, the wind, the sun and the clouds. I had the privilege of having daily contact with all the groups and also spending time with two of them. For so many of our students this week will live on in their memory, they will reflect on these experiences in many different ways, but what is certain is that perspectives on their young lives will have […]

14 05, 2021


2021-05-14T12:34:18+10:0014 May, 2021|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Senior and Middle School House Cross Country Tuesday 18 May at SOP 12.50pm-3.10pm

AFL boys Seconds play SPC at SOP on Saturday 15 May at 10.30am

Hockey Girls Firsts play TC on Monday at 6.30 pm

Hockey Boys Firsts play TC on Monday at 7.30 pm

Hockey Boys U16 play SPC tonight at 7.30pm

Hockey Girls U16 play TC tonight at 6.30pm

Badminton SOC firsts play Grammar Black on Monday at Grammar 4.15pm

Badminton SOC Gold play SOC Navy at the HPEC on Monday at 4.15pm

Netball fixtures this Saturday at Hobbler Bridge

Soccer MS girls play LCGS at SOP at 4.15pm

Netball –

14 05, 2021


2021-05-14T09:53:17+10:0014 May, 2021|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Wellbeing|

Author:  Maggie Dent


Family rituals strengthen the sense of warm connectedness in families. This makes sense, given that the number one biological need for every human is the hunger to belong, and to be accepted, valued and loved.

The disruption of life in 2020 saw many families unable to go about their normal activities, and for many, family rituals reclaimed their valuable position. For some, it was simply going for walks together, riding bikes together, baking, or watching movies together complete with homemade popcorn.

So how can families create and maintain small rituals that make such a difference?

Turn routines into rituals

Bedtime routines […]

7 05, 2021


2021-05-10T10:53:34+10:007 May, 2021|Categories: Featured News, Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

On Thursday 20 May, the College is hosting a 24-hour Giving Day focused on generating support to fully fund the Community Service Scholarship. These scholarships will be offered to new students entering the College in Year 11 and will be fully funded to cover all costs through to the end of Year 12. Your donation will contribute to supporting up to 12 students including six boarders.

With your help, we can reach our Giving Day goal of $467,600.

For the 24 hour period, your tax-deductible gift will be matched by our generous matched donors, […]

7 05, 2021


2021-05-07T14:11:36+10:007 May, 2021|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

The Middle and Senior School InterHouse Cross Country Carnival will be held on Tuesday 18 May at Scotch Oakburn Park. Starting times are as follows –

Year 6 Girls and Boys  12.50pm
U/13 Girls and Boys  1.05pm
U/14 Girls and Boys   1.20pm
U/15  Girls and Boys   1.40pm
U/16 and  Open Girls   2.10pm
U/16 and Open Boys    2.40pm

In order to guarantee the safety of students on the cross-country course, no student, staff or parent vehicles will be allowed to enter or exit the grounds at Scotch Oakburn Park throughout the duration of the carnival (12.00pm – 3.25pm). Please park […]