17 November, 2023


Year 4 Leadership Day

This week our future Year 5 leaders of 2024, enjoyed a day of challenge, insight and opportunities with leadership development and qualities unpacked by our guest presenter, Mr Doug Grubert.  Doug is an adventurer and leader in many educational settings.  A key message was that Leadership often starts with or involves failure! This concept provided context with Doug sharing reflections on several Antarctic sailing experiences that he has led over the past 20 years.  The Year 4 students had opportunities to test their leadership learning with challenging games and activities in the afternoon in House groups, again another example of being part of our team within a team at Scotch Oakburn.  We are looking forward to the strategies and methods of leadership in action from our student leaders in the future!

Prep Swimming

Congratulations to all Prep students for their commitment and determination during our Prep Learn-to-Swim program during the past two weeks.  Such wonderful examples of collaboration from staff to ensure that our students are developing aquatic safety and confidence, well done to the Prep community and thank you for the support from families with our swimming showcase. morning!

Learning through our Eyes!

The power of student agency in learning is evident at all ages, the capacity of our students to lead learning can never be questioned.  This week across the Elphin Campus, our Early Learning students have been ‘leading their parents’ around their learning environment, showcasing their questions, wonderings and deep knowledge of their connection to learning!  What a wonderful example of learning with your head, heart and hands!

Year 3 Class Rock Bands

Rock and Roll!  Our Year 3 class Rock Bands concerts this week were an amazing example of inclusive learning with every student in Year 3 being part of a live rock band performance.  Thank you to Mr Jamon Dingemanse for your leadership and skills in coordinating these opportunities. The sound was amazing and so too the sense of pride from the students throughout their performances!

Ben Green
Deputy Principal – Elphin