Scotch Oakburn is one of the finest Independent schools in Australia, with a reputation for academic excellence and strong co-curricular activity and achievement.

It is situated in Launceston, Australia’s third oldest city, which is itself situated in one of the world´s safest, friendliest and cleanest environments – the island State of Tasmania.

It is an ideal home for international students looking to complete their secondary school years of study; and our close partnership with the University of Tasmania, which has a campus in Launceston, ensures a strong education pathway for international students.


Excellent boarding facilities are available for international students. Resident tutors help students with their study and our chef caters for various dietary needs.

The Head of Boarding and Deputy Head of Boarding work with resident tutors to provide boarders with a comfortable, supervised environment conducive to study and the development of lifelong friendships.

Our International Student Coordinator also assists international students with their various needs, pastoral and academic, in the Senior School.

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Academic Performance

Scotch Oakburn has established a reputation for excellence in academic standards, consistently achieving high nationwide results.  Our mission is to provide outstanding learning opportunities and creative challenges in a coeducational setting, encouraging and inspiring our learners to become active contributors to an ever-changing world.

Our combination of excellent teaching, the provision of a well-rounded education and the right attitude, sees our students produce consistently excellent results. 2015 was no exception. Academically, the key indicator of the level of achievement of the Year Group is the median ATAR; that is, the ATAR score that 50% of our students were at or above. This year, the cohort’s median ATAR was 86.9, meaning that 50% of our students’ achieved results that placed them in the top 12.2% of students nationally.

Other indicators of the Year Group’s performance are:

  • 20.0% of the cohort achieved an ATAR of 95+, placing them in the top 5% of students nationally;
  • 42.0% of students achieved an ATAR of 90+;
  • 67.0% of students achieved an ATAR of 80+;
  • 6 students in the top 103 students in the state for 2015

Find out more about Year 11 and 12 at Scotch Oakburn College

Sporting Opportunities

Scotch Oakburn College has a proud sporting tradition. Summer sports include rowing, sailing, cricket, softball, swimming, basketball, table tennis and tennis. Winter options include hockey, netball, Australian Rules Football, badminton and soccer. Students participate in a summer and winter sport.

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Short Term Study Tour

Scotch Oakburn College is pleased to offer a unique opportunity to further student education while learning about Australian life and culture.  Offering a short term study tour in Australia, students will stay in our boarding house, and receive the support of resident tutors and staff, while studying and experiencing school life.

Our safe environment, academic record and range of sporting opportunities make Scotch Oakburn a perfect location for short term study.

Longer term study options are also available. Students successfully completing their final years of study with us are able to gain entry to Australian university (visa requirements apply).

Enquire now to begin organising your study program with one of Australia’s finest schools.


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