25 10, 2021

PRINCIPAL REAPPOINTED TO 2025

2021-10-26T08:39:32+11:0025 October, 2021|Categories: SOC2035|

It gives me great pleasure in announcing to you the unanimous decision to extend the contract period of our Principal, Mr Andy Mȕller.

This contract extension will see Andy continue in his role as Principal until the end of the 2025 academic year.  This decision is important as it will ensure the College continues its history of strong stable leadership, which is pivotal to delivering the best outcomes for all our learners, and in progressing the strategic goals of the College.

Collectively, the Board recognises the significant and positive impact Andy has had since […]

24 09, 2021

ELPHIN AND PENQUITE FACILITY UPDATE

2021-10-26T08:39:51+11:0024 September, 2021|Categories: SOC2035|

I am excited to update you today on two key projects that interweave through our Strategic Vision Strands of Learning, Wellbeing, Community and Capacity, the development of the Inquiry and Environmental Centre on the Elphin Campus and the completion of the Northern Precinct on the Penquite Campus.

These are exciting developments, further reinforcing the College’s philosophy of providing a holistic education to prepare students for their future.

I encourage you to watch the videos linked below that will allow you to see how the developments will sit within the existing landscape and give an insight into their design and layout.

29 07, 2021

CONSENT

2021-07-29T11:27:54+10:0029 July, 2021|Categories: SOC2035|

From a young age we teach our children to ask for permission, to learn to respect others and to play well together. These pro-social skills are learned and practiced, then reinforced by parents, teachers and other adults. They are also learned through interactions with siblings and in social settings such as the playground. Through trial and error, our young people learn about consent through the context of the sharing of a toy, a learning tool or even personal space. Experience and guidance informs them how to play, cooperate, collaborate and make friendships, and consent around person-to-person interaction is at the […]

20 07, 2021

SOC2035 UPDATE – CAPACITY STRAND

2021-07-20T13:35:28+10:0020 July, 2021|Categories: SOC2035|

The capacity of the College is core to our ability to efficiently and flexibly resource our learning objectives.

GOAL: Sustainable thinking practice and facility development.

The College’s commitment to sustainable thinking and facility development can be best summed up in the ‘Vision Statement’ provided to the architects for the Elphin Learning Studio development and Helix Stage 2. It reads:

Scotch Oakburn College’s facilities are the physical manifestation of our educational philosophy of providing a holistic education to prepare our students for their future. Essential to this philosophy is the development of facilities that incorporate sustainable practices at the core of their design, in […]

10 07, 2021

SOC2035 UPDATE – COMMUNITY STRAND

2021-07-20T12:49:21+10:0010 July, 2021|Categories: SOC2035|

Our Community (students, staff, parents and Collegians) are the heart and soul of the College and our most important asset. Community isn’t something we aspire to, it is who we are, what connects us and what sets us apart.

GOAL: Community Education Program

In fulfilling our goal of lifelong learning, the College remains committed to creating a Community Education Program that fosters an informed and engaged parent body who understand, support and are aligned to our Mission, Vision and Values. Already this year we have delivered the eight-week Circle of Security Parenting Program and specialist Paul Dillon, presented on Teenage Drug and […]

10 07, 2021

SOC2035 UPDATE – WELLBEING STRAND

2021-07-20T12:44:04+10:0010 July, 2021|Categories: SOC2035|

Some significant developments in the Wellbeing strand of SOC2035 have occurred in 2021.  The Resilience Project was launched across the College.

GOAL: Implement a framework that positively impacts student and staff wellbeing.

The Resilience Project (a highly regarded program) emphasises the benefits of Gratitude, Empathy, Mindfulness and Emotional Literacy in our everyday lives. Students are equipped with simple and effective strategies to monitor and improve their wellbeing, in ways designed to embed positive habits.

In Term 2 staff enjoyed an engaging presentation from Antony Keely, from The Resilience Project, and staff and students received a wellbeing journal to track their individual progress. All […]

10 07, 2021

SOC2035 UPDATE – LEARNING STRAND

2021-07-20T12:38:35+10:0010 July, 2021|Categories: SOC2035|

We champion a dynamic paradigm of education that nurtures the whole child. Our vision is one where students are architects of their own lives and learning
so that they can thrive in this ever-changing world. We are a learning community and all members are learners.

GOAL: Develop Learner Attributes and Learner Profile

A team of four College Executive members (Andy Müller, Stuart Walls, Sarah Lillywhite and Fiona Auton) are involved in an on-going project with the University of Melbourne: New Metrics for Success. This is a research practice partnership between 37 Australian schools and the university’s Graduate School of Education. The aim of […]

6 05, 2021

#7 THIS IS A NATURAL EXTENSION OF ROUND SQUARE

2021-05-10T10:54:27+10:006 May, 2021|Categories: Featured News, SOC2035|

Reimagining Education – Learner Profile and Learner Attributes

 

In this seven-part video series, learn how Scotch Oakburn College is tackling this subject as we reimagine education so that students thrive in the 21st Century.

1.  What is the Learner Profile?
2. What are the 10 Learner Attributes?
3. How are we developing the Learner Profile?
4. How does the Learner Profile complement foundational skills such as English and Maths?
5. Creating Lifelong Learners
6. Committed to change as societies need a […]

28 04, 2021

#6 COMMITTED TO CHANGE

2021-05-06T12:32:12+10:0028 April, 2021|Categories: SOC2035|

Reimagining Education – Learner Profile and Learner Attributes

 

In this seven-part video series, learn how Scotch Oakburn College is tackling this subject as we reimagine education so that students thrive in the 21st Century.

1.  What is the Learner Profile?
2. What are the 10 Learner Attributes?
3. How are we developing the Learner Profile?
4. How does the Learner Profile complement foundational skills such as English and Maths?
5. Creating Lifelong Learners

6. Committed to Change as societies need change…

Schools have always worked to prepare their students for their future, communities, society and […]

22 04, 2021

COMMUNITY SERVICE SCHOLARSHIP

2021-05-11T12:53:52+10:0022 April, 2021|Categories: SOC2035|

On Thursday 20 May the College is hosting a 24-hour Giving Day focused on generating support to fully fund the Community Service Scholarship. These scholarships will be offered to new students entering the College in Year 11 and will be fully funded to cover all costs through to the end of Year 12. All monies raised on the day will support four years of scholarship intakes, supporting up to 12 students including six boarders.

With your help, we can reach our Giving Day goal of $467,600.

For the 24 hour period, your tax deductible gift will be matched by our […]