10 June, 2022


Prep-Year 1 Fun Run

As the cross country season for Junior School students nears a close, all Prep and Year 1 students will enjoy a ‘Fun-Run’ on the Elphin Campus on Thursday 16 June – Prep at 1.00pm and Year 1 at 2.00pm. Spectators are welcome and families of Prep and Year 1 students have been sent details of COVID protocols for this event.

Lachie Wright
Head of Junior School

Storytelling Workshop

This week, interested Year 4 students joined live with the Sydney Opera House for an engaging new storytelling workshop that began with a scavenger hunt. We printed images of objects (something round, something you love, something to play with..) to inspire a fun and unique story. Our presenter worked hard to combine our ideas to create an original story using our chosen stimulus – he demonstrated how to take an idea, flip it around, turn it inside out to think ‘What if?’, and ‘What might happen next?’. We explored the structure of a narrative – Orientation, Complication and Resolution while encouraging the development of an imaginative story inspired by the students. Guinea pigs in South Africa, a chicken hunt and Rodger the best friend giraffe were all part of our hilarious creation. Lots of fun as we developed our speaking, listening and storytelling oral skills.

Kylie Brewster
conneXions Teacher

NIJSSA Cross Country Carnival

On Wednesday 8 June an excited team of students from Years 3-6 participated in the NIJSSA Cross Country Carnival at Windsor Park. Although the weather was cold, College spirit was high! Scotch Oakburn College students lined the start and finish lines, and loudly cheered on our runners.

Congratulations to all our runners on the way they acquitted themselves and represented our school. Special mention goes to the Year 3 Boys and Year 3 Girls teams, who both finished in first place.

Top 10 individual finishers included:

– Maia Barritt (3),  Lucy Kershaw (3), Hamish Woolley, Lachlan Kleinig (3), Jasper Clifton (3), Alice Hyde (4), Alfie Beaumont (4), Sarah Horsman (5), Chloe Hassell (5), Harriet Rigney (5), Sophia Vincour (5), Bobby Byrne (5), Poppy Beaumont (6), Eve de Deuge, Josh Mau (6) .

Overall, Scotch Oakburn finished in second position behind Sacred Heart School.

Nicky Reid
HPE Teacher



Join us at the Junior School for Coffee@Laneway on Wednesday and Thursday mornings between 8.00am and 8.45am. All drinks are $4.00.  Grab a loyalty card and get every fifth coffee for free! Don’t forget to bring your Keep Cup and we’ll see you there.