20 09, 2019


2019-09-20T09:42:11+11:0020 September, 2019|Categories: Middle School, Senior School|

Congratulations to all netballers on the completion of a very fun and successful season.

We were fortunate to have 4 teams make the grand finals this year. It was fantastic to see all the effort, teamwork, and levy runs pay off.

Congratulations to SOC Oak (Middle School) and SOC Navy (Senior School) for winning their premierships and bringing home the flags. They were both great games and a wonderful way to finish the season.

Awards: SOC Oak (MS). MVP Alice Lindsay, Coaches award Stephanie Dunphey. SOC Navy (SS). MVP Maisie Edwards and Kate McShane. […]

20 09, 2019

Service to the community recognised

2019-09-20T09:08:59+11:0020 September, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

Our Fingal Valley school community has a very active involvement in the local fire service, volunteering their time as members of the Fingal Fire Brigade. Recently four students were recognised with their five-year service badge. We congratulate Edward Napier (Year 12), Hugh Loane (Year 11) Harrison Gee (Year 10) and Catherine Bean (Year 11) for their service to their local community.

18 09, 2019

Blessing of the animals

2019-09-20T15:21:28+11:0018 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 […]

17 09, 2019

Do you want to help the environment?

2019-09-20T08:35:16+11:0017 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Round Square, Senior School|


For my Year 5 Round Square project I have organised a rubbish cleanup along the banks of the North Esk river, starting at the Scotch Oakburn rowing shed. On Sunday 22 September I invite you to join me to help clean up the banks of the North Esk river.  As a part of the project I have the support of the College and the Launceston City Council.

All students, families, staff and friends are welcome. Please bring some gloves and dress for the weather.

Time: 11.00am – 12.30pm

Meet at the Scotch Oakburn rowing […]

17 09, 2019

Maths relay

2019-09-20T11:17:11+11:0017 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

On Sunday the 15 September, 38 students from Scotch Oakburn College headed to the HPEC for the annual MAT Maths Relays. We had 10 teams representing the College consisting of the following students:

Year 3/4 SOC B – Cy Eberle, Isaac Dhanaraj, Pallavi Haribhakth, Charlie Johnson
Year 3/4 SOC A – Isaac You, Annabelle Sanzaro, Isabelle Kriz, Flynn McLoughlin
P (Year 5) SOC B  – Abinav Sundaram, Georgette Wilks, Will Nichols, Lucy Van der Aa
P (Year 6) SOC A – Mollie Gray, Alexandra Purchase, Chelsea Rees
JS (Year 7) SOC B  – Eliza Chapman, Charlotte Ball, Zara Musk, Ryan Puccetti
JS (Year 8) SOC A […]

17 09, 2019

Why self-sufficiency is paramount

2019-09-20T09:50:21+11:0017 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School, Wellbeing|

Author: Michael Grose


Recently, a mother of two primary school children thanked me for the impact one of my presentations had on her parenting style.

When I asked what was it that made the difference, she said that one particular question I posed in the presentation had the most impact. The question was “What are you regularly doing for your children now that they can do themselves?”

This mother attended my Parenting for Independence seminar after reading my book Spoonfed Generation. My message of developing self-sufficiency in children from the earliest possible age stayed with her.

She said that the independence message really came […]

17 09, 2019

IY8 – Meat Free Monday

2019-09-20T08:54:02+11:0017 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

For my Inspire year 8 (IY8) I am raising awareness about the environmental footprint that beef leaves on our world and the damage that it does to the environment.

I have chosen to do my IY8 on the impact of livestock production, in particular, beef, because in general, livestock emissions make up around 14.5 to 18 per cent of global greenhouse gas emissions compared to transport which is 14 per cent of global emissions (EcoWatch 2016). As an outcome of this my family and I are taking part in Meat Free Monday. […]

16 09, 2019

Lost containers

2019-09-20T09:07:13+11:0016 September, 2019|Categories: Senior School|

Every week we find several containers that are unnamed and left at school in the Robert Dean Senior Student Centre or unwittingly outdoors.  I can understand parents wonder of where all their containers go.  This is a photo that I took of one week’s worth of plastic containers left in the TCE area.  Students are doing a fabulous job bringing their lunch and snacks in containers and reducing wrapping waste.  Could you possibly help from home?  Please label your plastics so we can redirect them back home when we find them.

Joy […]

13 09, 2019

Principals’ Message Term 3 Week 8

2019-09-13T13:56:04+11:0013 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|


Community Perspectives

The recent community survey brought to light the perspectives from different sections of the College community. Two things came through quite clearly: all elements of the education Scotch Oakburn provides were rated highly, with the lowest rating being 3 out of 5; and Teacher Quality was the highest-rated element from all groups in the community. However, there were some trends that differed between constituency groups.

Students rated the Acquisition of Knowledge second-highest behind Teacher Quality. That is, ‘what do I need to know in this subject’? When I saw this my […]

13 09, 2019

Sustainability Pop-up

2019-09-13T13:53:59+11:0013 September, 2019|Categories: Junior School, Middle School, Senior School|

Year 3 students are preparing for their leadership of our Sustainability Pop-Up at the Elphin Campus on Wednesday 25 September from 12.00pm – 2.00pm and on the Penquite Campus on Thursday 26 September from 12.30pm – 2.00pm.

Learn more about making beeswax wraps, composting and worm farms, reusable bag making and nude food lunches. Visit the Sustainability Commitment Store, check out the seed sales and veggie swap or buy a Scotch Oakburn Planet Care cup. Be inspired by passionate ‘TED’ style talks featuring students from across the College who have been exploring […]