6 11, 2019

Clean up the Catchment

2019-11-08T09:02:01+11:006 November, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Round Square, Senior School|

Following Maddie Hassell’s Year 5 Leadership Project (a rubbish clean up along the North Esk), she was asked if she might consider coordinating a site for Catch it in the Catchment.

She was very happy to do so and this Sunday 10 November asks for your support and assistance. Catch it in the Catchment is a community rubbish clean up of our beautiful kanamaluka/Tamar Estuary. Maddie will be situated behind the museum at the Esk Market site. There will be multiple sites on the same day all working together to catch the […]

5 11, 2019

Strengthening kids’ self-esteem in a digital world

2019-11-08T09:47:53+11:005 November, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Wellbeing|

Author: Martine Oglethorpe


How do we develop and nurture our child’s self-esteem in a world where the likes, comments and followers are often seen as the social currency for popularity, confidence and self-worth?

While young people live out much of their social lives online, there are certain elements of this world that can have a negative impact on the social and emotional wellbeing of young people, particularly if that person’s self-esteem is already fragile.

The very connected, very visible and public nature of social media ensures that many of the challenges faced by young people previously are now magnified and felt more […]

4 11, 2019

Community news

2019-11-08T10:05:26+11:004 November, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

We are pleased to provide a community news section in our news highlighting events in the wider Launceston community that may be of interest to families. Included this week:

  • South Launceston Cricket Club – Girls Cricket

Go to Community News


1 11, 2019

Principal’s Message Term 4 Week 3

2019-11-01T13:21:37+11:001 November, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

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Farewell Year 12 2019

On Thursday 31 October the College formally farewelled the Year 12 2019 beginning with a beautiful assembly at the Junior School for those students who attended primary years at Elphin, followed by lunch in Briggs House, an assembly at Penquite in the afternoon, and finishing the day with a formal Valedictory Dinner that night for students and their parents and/or carers.

It was an emotional day for our Year 12 cohort as the realisation that the certainty of school is all but over and they face their final TCE exams and […]

30 10, 2019

Success at the Devonport Eisteddfod

2019-11-01T09:40:11+11:0030 October, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

At the recent Devonport Eisteddfod Bronte Kendell (Year 11) had a great deal of success.  As well as winning the vocal sections she entered, she was awarded the Natalie Rodgers Memorial Award and Geraldine F Scott Memorial Award for Musical Excellence throughout all sections.

1st Under 16 Modern vocal
1st Under 16 Arts song
1st Under 16 Sacred vocal
1st Under 16 Musical theatre
1st Under 18 Country vocal
1st Under 18 Folk song
1st Under 18 Musical theatre duet with William Bennett (Year 11)
1st Under 18 Vocal Championship

Congratulations Bronte on a wonderful achievement.

Stephen King
Head of Visual and Performing Arts

29 10, 2019

Student Achievements

2019-11-01T09:37:37+11:0029 October, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Students Jonty Darcy (Year 11) and Harrison Sellars (Year 8) have had success in their respective kart racing series.  Jonty won the Statewide TAG Restricted Light Series and Harrison came second in the Statewide KA4 Junior Series.

The Statewide Series are year-long events with races around the state. The drivers gain points from each heat and final.  Both boys raced consistently with podium finishes at each meet to achieve their Series results.

Their two next big races will be the State Titles in November and a four hour Enduro Race in Launceston in […]

29 10, 2019

Shoebox Challenge

2019-11-01T09:06:11+11:0029 October, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Thank you!

This year, the Student Executive partnered with Operation Christmas Child to run a service event involving members of the Scotch Oakburn community. Together, we provided shoebox gifts for children in the developing world this Christmas!

“Each shoebox is a gift of love that tells a child they are not forgotten.”

We thank you for the overwhelming support we received at this event. It was fantastic to see such incredible passion and commitment to giving back to the global community. Operation Christmas Child plays a significant role in helping those in less fortunate […]

27 10, 2019


2019-11-07T09:10:21+11:0027 October, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Eight students from Scotch Oakburn College ranging from Year 5-10 travelled to Sydney to compete in the Interschools Equestrian Event. Our students competed in a range of different events. Interschools went for four days and our students came away with many rosettes, even one champion. held at the Sydney International Equestrian Centre (home of the Olympic event in 2000), it was a very busy schedule. The competing students were Harry Furzer (Year 10), Jock Johnston (Year 6), Ruby Hirst (Year 6), Bethany Hirst (year 10), Lucy Johnston (Year 5), Ella Nast (Year 7), Chloe Mcfarlane (Year 10), Jessie Grove (Year […]