30 June, 2023


Year 10 Debaters are 2023 Grand Finalists

Comprising Year 10 students Shinu Bindal, Eliza Duigan, Blaise Fitzallen and Harriet Lynch, Scotch Oakburn has won the Senior Division of this year’s Northern High Schools Debating competition in a closely fought debate against Riverside High School. Experiencing only one loss over the entire competition, the team are very well-deserved champions.

The Year 9 team, consisting of Makaela Fulton, Lilly Gurudoss, Meg Kilby, Elizabeth Moore and Georgette Wilks, was unfortunate not to make the final, with the Riverside team securing its place by a mere point. Elizabeth had a very successful season in her own right winning the Best Speaker Award in the Senior Division.

The 2023 Year 8 team including Imogen Hughes, Gina Kumar, Annie Laws and Lily Murdoch had an outstanding first year of debating. They had to face a play-off to make the final and lost by a point!

Congratulations to all of these wonderful debaters.

Helen Dosser
Person-in-Charge of Debating

Badminton Win

A big congratulations to our Firsts Badminton team, winning the NSATIS Premiership last night with a convincing win while showing great sportsmanship on and off the court.

Ali Foot
Head of Sport

Year 10 Work Experience

This week 54 Year 10 students have been out in the “real world” of work, experiencing a wide variety of occupations in over 85 workplaces around Launceston, and in other parts of Tasmania.

Teaching, veterinary science, IT, trades, hospitality, business, agriculture, health professions, architecture, engineering … the huge variety of career options being investigated during our work experience week has given students the opportunity to “test drive” future career ideas, as well as providing valuable learning with regard to their understanding of education and training pathways.  This experience inevitably results in students returning to school with a renewed appreciation of the value and relevance of their learning, in preparation for their TCE years and beyond.

Judy Poynter
Year 10 Work Experience Coordinator