6 05, 2020

Reading @ Home

2020-05-08T10:15:10+10:006 May, 2020|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Would you like a book to read?

Yes, you can borrow from the Library!  Email Library@soc.tas.edu.au or ring 6336 3345 and we’ll post out books to you – with a Reply Paid address label so you don’t have to pay return postage.

How do you know what to request? 

Log into The Dash and explore our discovery interface by author, title, series or broad subject – includes audiobooks and eBooks.  Any problems, ring the Library and we’ll talk you through it.

What about listening to an audiobook? 

Read on …

What is SYNC […]

1 05, 2020

Time to reflect

2020-05-01T15:31:24+10:001 May, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

There has been an enormous amount of change and disruption happening in the world around us, which can lead us to bouncing from one situation to the next, rarely taking the time to reflect on the hard work and dedication that is taking place.

Earlier this week I was presented with a set of statistics that I think are important to share with you, our students, families, staff and collegians. These numbers are a direct reflection of the teaching, learning, collaboration and communication within our learning community from 16 March to 9 […]

1 05, 2020

UTAS webinars and applications

2020-05-01T10:36:17+10:001 May, 2020|Categories: Senior School|

UTAS Ask a Student Webinar Series


Nobody understands university life better than our students. That’s why we’re hosting weekly webinars where you can ask current students everything you want to know. Learn all about applications, pathway programs, accommodation and more.

Plus, this is your opportunity to ask anything about our courses, directly from students enrolled in them. All you need to do to register for the series.

Medicine, Paramedicine, Nursing and Psychology – 29 April, 2-3pm

Exercise, Medical Radiation Science, Nutrition and Laboratory Medicine – 7 May, 2-3pm

Social Work, Education, Justice Studies and Distance Study […]

1 05, 2020

From the Senior School

2020-05-01T10:38:46+10:001 May, 2020|Categories: Senior School|

Welcome to Term 2

Welcome to soc@home in Term 2.  I hope you have all had a refreshing ‘screen free’ break and are ready for a great term of learning.  On the Penquite Campus, the first day of p-learning is on Tuesday 5 May.  Students should log on to Microsoft Teams at 9.00am.

Over the fortnight, your Tutor will be in contact to have a Teams chat with students in their year level.  During the p-learning day, after Tutor Group meeting, students are encouraged to choose activities that fall into the ‘p’ categories (personal, pastoral, planning, preparation, passion).  This will look a […]

1 05, 2020

Wellbeing checklists

2020-05-01T08:36:53+10:001 May, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Wellbeing|

During this time of Coronavirus, many of us have experienced a variety of emotions ranging from fear to anxiety. This is especially true for our young people, making it more important than ever for adult carers to remain vigilant for any signs of distress.

These wellbeing checklists are specific to primary and secondary students. They allow adult carers to use the tools as a guide in determining if there may be any cause for concern in the wellbeing of their children.

Primary – https://schooltv.me/wellbeing_news/special-report-wellbeing-checklist-primary

Secondary – https://schooltv.me/wellbeing_news/special-report-wellbeing-checklist-secondary

As always, should you have any concerns or need to talk, please contact me anytime […]

1 05, 2020

Silver linings: how to stay positive during the coronavirus crisis

2020-05-01T10:40:07+10:001 May, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Wellbeing|

Author: Lea Waters AM, PhD, is a psychology professor at the University of Melbourne and executive board member of the International Positive Psychology Association


With all the tragic things that are happening in the world as a result of the coronavirus, now might seem like an unusual time to talk about being positive. Yet staying positive is a core ingredient in the recipe of successful coping in a crisis.

Now, more than ever, is the time for us to be proactive about creating small moments of happiness in our days, given the findings in psychology research that positive emotions help us […]

30 04, 2020

Middle and Senior School Inter-House Swimming

2020-05-01T10:19:14+10:0030 April, 2020|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Congratulations to the following age champions and record holders at our House swimming carnival held on 20 February 2020.

Age Champions


Year 6 Champion – Kai Randall
Year 6 Runner-up – James Walker
U13 Champion – Oliver Atkins and Atlan Devin
U13 Runner-up – Samuel Mulford and John Skipper
U14 Champion – Xavier Nesbit
U14 Runner-up – Noah Wallis
U15 Champion – Lachlan Robins
U15 Runner-up – Benjamin Atkins
U16 Champion – Wylie Howell
U16 Runner-up – Harry Birchmore
U/17 Winner – William Gray
U/17 Runner-up – William Scott
Open Winner – Jonty Pretorius
Open Runner-up – Edward Watson


Year 6 Champion – Emily Atherton
Year 6 Runner-up – Madeline Hassell and Isabella […]

9 04, 2020

An Easter thank you

2020-04-09T10:18:25+10:009 April, 2020|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

We arrive at Easter after what has been an extraordinary period in everyone’s lives.

Personally, I am reminded of the stories my parents told me of the Great Depression and World War II, when everyone’s lives were turned upside down and individuals, families, communities and countries the world over had to adjust to a ‘new normal’. Similarly, over the past four weeks, we have had to adjust to our new and confronting way of life and with changing daily directives that vary from state to state, it has definitely been a surreal […]

9 04, 2020

From the Senior School

2020-04-09T09:59:19+10:009 April, 2020|Categories: Senior School|

Virtual Parent Student Teacher Conferences (Year 8-12) Monday 27 April

On Tuesday, parents were emailed a Progress Report for Term One for their son or daughter.  Due to the current restrictions in place, face-to-face parent/student/teacher interviews are no longer possible and the College is offering a choice of:

A Microsoft Teams video conference (these will take place on the scheduled day of Monday 27 April)
An email from the teacher providing thorough feedback on the progress of your son/daughter
A phone call from the teacher

A link has been sent to all parents to allow them to choose an option for each teacher.  After doing […]