4 December, 2020


End of Year Learning Celebrations

Thank you to all families who have been able to join us on-campus for class celebrations of learning in 2020. The excitement of students to have their parents once again able to visit the classroom or nearby outdoor learning spaces has been a joy to witness. Music, drama linked to literacy learning, viewing artwork, Physical Education games, reflective videos of the year and even making gingerbread houses have been some of the activities at celebrations across the Campus over these last two weeks of the school year.

The home-school learning partnership has been tested on occasions through ‘the year of the unexpected’ but our College community is emerging from this stronger than it has ever been. Thank you to all Junior School families for your fantastic support of your children’s learning and of the College in 2020.

Best wishes to all for a happy and joyful Christmas season and a New Year which yields new opportunities and renewed prosperity for all.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School


End of Term

All Junior School classes close for the year at 3.00pm on Wednesday 9 December and After School Care closes at 6.00pm on this day.

The College reception closes on Thursday 17 December. The main College office at the Penquite Office will be open during normal business hours from January 4 onwards. The Junior School can be contacted through this office if needed during January. The Junior School reception reopens on Wednesday 27 January.

There is an Orientation morning for all Early Learning students on Friday 29 January and all Junior School classes commence on Monday 1 February. Before and After School Care also commences on this day.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School


Hot Dog Day!

On Wednesday 9 December, the Junior School Tuckshop will have Hot Dog’s available for lunch.  Please note the normal Tuckshop Menu will not be available on this day.

Hot Dogs will be available for $4.00 each, a vegetarian option is available.  Hot Dogs need to be pre-ordered, and we have extended the cut off to 9.00am Monday morning (7 December).

It’s easy to order online. Simply login, click on ‘My School Tuckshop’, choose the correct date and add the product. Remember to complete your order by clicking on the cart, checking out, and receiving the big green thumbs up for confirmation.  Forgotten your login details? Simply click on the ‘forgot your password’ link and follow the prompts.

If you haven’t activated your account yet, follow the link on your activation email from My School Connect in July (to you or your partner) or contact My School Connect helpdesk via or 1300 030 915 for assistance.

Cath Maartensz
Elphin Tuckshop Coordinator


Vacation Care

Vacation Care runs from 10 December 10 to 23 December and then from 4 January to 29 January 2021. This is open to Scotch Oakburn College students from Early Learning to Year 6, running Monday-Friday 8.00am-6.00pm, apart from Public holidays. Details of the program and registration details can be found on the College website or are available from the Junior School reception or the Outside School Hours Care room in the Early Learning Centre.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School

Student Achievement

Congratulations to Ellie Walduck (Year 3) who finished second overall in the 50cc Division of the 2020 Tasmanian Motocross Championships.  Had she not missed the final round due to a broken arm she would have secured the win!

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School

Early Learning Sunflower Service Project

The children in Early Learning Erina have been exploring seeds, plants, spring and growth. Over the past few weeks, we have been planting Sunflower seeds and have closely observed their growth. Over the last fortnight, we have held a Sunflower seedling stall. For a small donation to this service project, Early Learning Erina, Prep and Year 3 Buddies purchased one of our Sunflower seedlings to be planted in their own garden at home. They will now be able to observe the growth of their sunflower over the summer months.

Thank you to all of those who donated. We raised around $200 for charity. Each class group will decide which charity is most meaningful to them and will donate $50 to their chosen charity.

This learning supports our dedication to the Round Square ideals of Environmentalism and Service.

Laura Beaumont, Claire Rockliffe, Suzanne Turner, Caroline Tandy


All students have taken home a list of current loans from conneXions.  A reminder that all loans need to be returned by the end of term. Please feel free to contact your clas teacher of any of our conneXions staff should you have any questions.

Miranda Creak

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