It’s been said that it takes a village to raise a child, and one important aspect of a child’s education is having a quality relationship between teachers and parents.

On Tuesday evening Years 6 and 7 had parent/student/teacher interviews, which allowed parents to spend time with their child and their teachers. The main purpose of the evening was to enable parents to meet their child’s teachers face-to-face and to discuss how their child is settling in. It was a lovely evening that also gave parents the opportunity to mingle with other parents before or after their meeting with staff. A key ingredient for success in a child’s education comes from having good communication and synergy between school and home, and parent/student/teacher evenings such as this provide a great foundation for this to occur.

Mark Hassell
Acting Head of Middle School

 


Year 7 Development Day

On Thursday Year 7 Dean and Nance students prepared for next week’s SOC2City program by participating in a team development day.

During the day students identified some of their main personality traits to assist them in thinking about the strengths they could bring to groups. Then a series of group tasks, including construction and cooking challenges, put their teamwork to the test.

Students will have the opportunity to build on these skills next week when they are off-campus at the Utas School of Architecture for the SOC2City program.

Sarah Lillywhite
Director of Curriculum

 


Athletic Spikes

As the athletic season gets ready for the championships, Scotch Oakburn College is also beginning to prepare for the Athletic Carnival on Wednesday 1 April. I know that many people purchase spikes over the journey and after minimal use place them in the back of a cupboard or throw them out. With an athletic squad of around 120 for NSATIS, we would love to make use of any spikes you have lying around that are no longer being used.

If you could pass into Middle or Senior School reception, that would be greatly appreciated.

Paul McKendrick
Head of Health and Physical Education

 


High School Surf League

Any student in Year 7 or 8 who is interested in representing the College at the High School Surf League 17 March in Penguin should see our Sports Administrator, Mr Rob Jeffery, to express their interest by Wednesday 3 March.  Find out more about the event here.