10 09, 2019

Student Achievement

2019-09-13T11:32:53+10:0010 September, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

Amy Halaby (Year 12) has been selected as Co-Captain to represent Tasmania at the Touch Football National Youth Championships on the Sunshine Coast. The team will be competing 16-20 September.

Kate Croft
Deputy Principal / Head of Senior School 

10 09, 2019

Blessing of the animals

2019-09-13T09:45:19+10:0010 September, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

 

On Wednesday, 25 September we will be holding a ‘Blessing of the Animals’ Chapel Service at the Penquite Campus. Reverend Chris Duxbury will preside over the service and two guest speakers will speak with students about their work in rescuing, caring for and re-homing animals in need.

Dr Andrew Byrne, Chief Veterinarian from the RSPCA and Rachel Beech from the registered charity Just Cats, a no-kill cat rescue shelter will be sharing their stories. Our students will also be encouraged to provide a picture of the loved animals in their lives and […]

9 09, 2019

Managing your child’s anxiety

2019-09-13T10:15:28+10:009 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Wellbeing|

Author: Michael Grose


 

If your child feels anxious, reassure them that these feelings are a normal response to new people, events or potentially challenging situations. Help your child understand that there is a great deal they can do to manage their anxious feelings, so they can get on with the activities they enjoy.

Explain anxiety

If your child is anxious he may struggle to explain how he feels. An important first step in anxiety self-management is explaining to your child how anxiety works.

  • Teach your child that the part of the brain that protects them from danger (the amygdala – pronounced ahh-mig-dah-la), […]
8 09, 2019

Community news

2019-09-13T13:27:10+10:008 September, 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:

  • Clifford Craig Run & Walk for your heart
  • NBL Blitz Tasmania – NBL games come to Tasmania

Go to Community News

 

6 09, 2019

Principal’s Message Term 3 Week 7

2019-09-06T14:29:39+10:006 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Round Square, Senior School|

Round Square and ATAR – what’s the connection?

Round Square and its IDEALS (Internationalism, Democracy, Environment, Adventure, Leadership and Service) are a theme that runs through our College. Some may not always realise that what they are involved in, their learning and various activities, are Round Square related but in many cases they are.

There are the more obvious events, such as conferences and exchanges, but there are so many more elements of our programs where the IDEALS are present and so provide connections through our curriculum, both across subject areas and between […]

6 09, 2019

Spring Concert

2019-09-06T08:55:21+10:006 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

On Tuesday 10 September at 7.00pm the annual Spring Concert will be held in the Horton Auditorium.

The concert will feature large and small ensembles from the College’s Junior, Middle and Senior Schools. As well as the concert bands, stage bands, jazz band, string ensembles and choirs, the concert will also showcase the talents of the College’s musicians in small ensembles.

Hosted by the College’s Music Captains Anneliese Gulliver and Quinn O’Loughlin, the night promises to be yet another highlight on the College’s Arts calendar. Please join us as the College’s talented students present […]

4 09, 2019

Real Estate Institute of Tasmanian School Auction Competition State Final

2019-09-06T08:44:59+10:004 September, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

 

Scotch Oakburn College is once again competing in the REIT School Auction Competition final.  After nine weeks of intensive training with mentor David Jackson, Year 12 students Charlie Byron, Harrison Andersen, Nicolas Draper and Josh Waite will face off for the title of State Champion.

This schools based program gives students an insight into selling property by public auction, understanding legal terms and contracts, thinking under pressure, expanding their public speaking skills, building confidence and beyond that, the program value adds to their developing armoury of life skills in, for example, job interviews, […]

3 09, 2019

Sydney Reunion

2019-09-06T14:33:24+10:003 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Members of the Scotch Oakburn community are invited to attend a reunion in Sydney, Wednesday 9 October at JBWere, 1 Farrer Place, Sydney.

There is no charge for this event, but RSVP’s are required for catering purposes.  This is a great opportunity for those in Sydney to reconnect with old friends and others within the school community.  Please share with those you know in Sydney and surrounding areas.

RSVP here

3 09, 2019

Melbourne Reunion

2019-09-06T14:33:35+10:003 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Members of the Scotch Oakburn community are invited to attend a reunion in Melbourne, Tuesday 8 October at The Pool Deck, Rydges on Swanston.

There is no charge for this event, but RSVP’s are required for catering purposes.  This is a great opportunity for those in Melbourne to reconnect with old friends and others within the school community.  Please share with those you know in Melbourne and surrounding areas.

RSVP here

2 09, 2019

Are you asking your kids to step up?

2019-09-06T09:57:28+10:002 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Wellbeing|

Author:  Dr. Deborah Gilboa


 

We do a lot for our kids because we love them and often they need us. But we forget that one of the best things we can do for our kids is to help them learn to do for themselves and for others.

Do you ask your kids to do chores, to help out on a regular basis? You would be surprised how many parents – who were raised doing chores – don’t ask the same of their kids.  If you do give them chores, do you sometimes go behind them and redo the work when they’re […]