23 June, 2023


World’s Greatest Shave

This year we wanted to continue the World’s Greatest Shave (WGS) legacy by searching for some brave volunteers to shave their heads and raise funds for Leukaemia. So, on Friday 16 June, the Round Square Committee organised Scotch Oakburn College’s annual event and were supported by two hair donators, Jazz and Abbey, a number of Year 12 boys who waxed their legs, and Mackenzie, Nick, Oscar, and Lucien who shaved their heads!

All students from Year 6 to Year 12 supported this service activity by wearing causal clothes, orange-themed, and donating a gold coin to the cause. Holding the casual clothes day allowed the students to connect with the event and contribute in a small, but meaningful, way.

In total, the shavers and Round Square Committee raised over $4150 for this great cause. Thank you to everyone who assisted out on the day, including our shavers, and the hairdressers that made it possible: Sharon Lawson and Angela Edwards.

A special thank you again to Sharon Lawson who has been helping with the WGS, and Round Square, at the College for many years. Service is one of the pillars of the Round Square IDEALS, and Sharon has epitomised this trait over many years within the Round Square space; thank you!

Amelie Hughes and Oscar Winspear
Round Square Chairs

Outdoor Leadership

Last week our TCE Outdoor Leadership class headed to Freycinet for a three-day bushwalk around the peninsula. The students completed all the planning for the trip, including logistics, budget, menus, risk management, and equipment. Once on the trip, the students took turns in leading different sections of the trip, doing all the navigation and ensuring they managed the group well. We had shorts and T-shirt weather for hiking during the day, and several students braved the cold ocean for a swim! It was a fantastic trip in a beautiful part of the world, and all students thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

Mark Hassell
Dean of Students