24 06, 2022


2022-06-24T12:30:02+10:0024 June, 2022|Categories: Senior School|

Biggest Morning Tea fun

The Seniors’ Committee had a blast creating a bake sale for the Middle and Senior School to help support the Cancer Council in the Biggest Morning Tea last Thursday 16 June.

All students came together to help bake a wide range of yummy treats for all to enjoy. Recess saw a huge crowd gather in the Robert Dean Senior Student Centre, both staff and students. It was great to see everyone in the College support the huge effort made by all Senior Committee members and show their support for the Cancer Council. Over $300 was […]

24 06, 2022


2022-06-24T14:25:43+10:0024 June, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Newstead Athletics School Series

Each Year, Newstead Athletics invites schools to participate in their Cross-Country School Series, which consists of a series of six races for both Primary (up to Year 6) and Secondary (Year 7 and above) students. Many Scotch Oakburn athletes and their families have participated each Saturday to run a variety of exciting cross-country courses, while also enjoying the community feel Newstead Athletics has created. Saturday 17 June was the final event for the School Series, which took place at Trevallyn Reserve.

We would like to congratulate all who participated in […]

17 06, 2022


2022-06-17T14:26:47+10:0017 June, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

One of the most common research areas in global learning throughout the past two years has been around the term ‘academic balance’.  This is not just in schools, it is applicable to almost all settings. With the impacts of COVID on many work environments, a new meaning has been enlightened on what ‘balance’ really is and isn’t in terms of learning, efficiency, effectiveness and community connection.

For the past two years, a major focus for Scotch Oakburn has been the embedding of our SOC2035 Strategic Strands.  These strands combined strive to ensure that […]

17 06, 2022


2022-06-17T14:26:57+10:0017 June, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

This term the Student Executive and Round Square Committee were involved in the World’s Greatest Shave, an event run by the Leukaemia Foundation to support families throughout treatment and fund further research into blood cancer.

Our event took place on Tuesday 14 June, where five incredibly brave students, Ebony Richardson (Year 9), Charlotte Ball (Year 10), James Marshall (Year 12), Elion Sharp (Year 12) and me, shaved their heads in solidarity with those undergoing Leukaemia treatment. Thanks to our three amazing volunteer hairdressers Sharon Lawson (staff member, who has helped with our event for many […]

17 06, 2022


2022-06-17T14:27:08+10:0017 June, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

This week the Church celebrated The Trinity, Father (God), Son (Jesus) and Holy Spirit (The Spirit of God).  In Christian Theology, the Holy Spirit is usually known as the feminine of God.

The Trinity (Russian: Троица, tr. Troitsa, also called The Hospitality of Abraham) is an icon created by Russian painter Andrei Rublev in the 15th century. It is his most famous work and the most famous of all Russian icons, and it is regarded as one of the highest achievements of Russian art.

The Trinity depicts the three angels who visited Abraham at the Oak of Mamre (Genesis 18:1–8), but the painting is full of symbolism and is interpreted as an icon […]

17 06, 2022


2022-06-17T14:37:31+10:0017 June, 2022|Categories: Senior School|

Acting Head of Senior School

From today, and for the duration of Term 3, Stuart Walls will be taking some well-deserved leave. We are pleased to announce that Jane Gregg has accepted the role of Acting Head of Senior School until the end of Term 3.

Jane brings considerable pastoral and leadership experience to this significant role, most recently as Head of Fox House and Person-in-Charge of Swimming.

We wish Jane every success in the role.

Ben Marsland
Deputy Principal

TCE Outdoor Leadership

Last week the TCE Outdoor Leadership class completed a three-day bushwalk around the Freycinet Peninsula circuit. The students had […]

17 06, 2022


2022-06-17T14:29:37+10:0017 June, 2022|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Week 7 Wrap Up

Week 7 saw our Girls Firsts footy team crowned NSATIS champions and they will now play in the SATIS final on Saturday 2 July, most likely at St Patrick’s College with the time to be confirmed. The girls kicked the first goal of the game in very wet conditions to take control of the low-scoring match.

Our Boys Firsts team put up a great battle against Guildford Young College (GYC) in the semifinal but were out gunned missing their SATIS final spot by four goals. The boys played with character all match and never gave up against the […]

10 06, 2022


2022-06-10T14:01:07+10:0010 June, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Students across the College from Prep onwards are engaged in The Resilience Project. This involves three key strands of learning – Gratitude, Empathy and Mindfulness – providing a foundation for Emotional Literacy development. Devoting a brief, focused time to this personal development learning on a regular (daily) basis helps learners embed these traits ‘within themselves’, enact them in interactions with others, and in turn enhance the effectiveness of academic learning time.

The goals of The Resilience Project are ‘to teach positive mental health strategies to help children to be happy and become more […]

10 06, 2022


2022-06-10T14:04:10+10:0010 June, 2022|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

The new format of Connect in the Junior School has been very uplifting and encouraging.

This first round is all about Commitment and particularly what it means for student life at this young age.   I am astounded more and more how the students realise that once they are dressed in our school uniform whether on the way to/from school or at school, living the school values is paramount in how they are seen by the public and their peers.

It has been a great joy to allow the students to explain what commitment means for them, and how […]

10 06, 2022


2022-06-10T14:01:59+10:0010 June, 2022|Categories: Senior School|

Parliamentary Shield Debating

On Friday 27 May and Saturday 28 May our senior debaters contested the annual Parliamentary Shield Debating competition at St. Patricks College. Both our teams won through the rounds to their respective finals on topics such as: “Democracy’s days are over” and “Harry Potter should be cancelled.” In the Parliamentary Shield Final, our team of: Maya Gurudoss (C), Imogen Duigan (C), Cassie Silberberg, Georgie Watson and Bianca Lockwood were valiant runners-up. In the Parliamentary Plate final, Amelie Hughes, Stephanie Wilks, Jasmine Irani and Chloe Davis were victorious, taking out the […]