12 March, 2021


2021 Women’s Forum Cooking Master Classes

On Thursday and Friday this week, Year 10 students Charlotte Nettle, Charlie Button, Dana de Bruyn, Amy Holbrook and Montana de Bruyn participated in the 2021 Women’s Forum Master Classes for Cookery. These girls have indicated an interest in this creative industry as a career option, and for 2 days were guided by Executive Chef of Government House Ainstee Wagner, Executive Chef from Country Club Tasmania Rachael Crafar, and leading Pastry Chef/Hospitality teacher, Kirsten Bacon. What a tremendous opportunity for these girls to be guided by 3 of Tasmania’s leading female Chefs in a range of specific skills aimed at increasing and improving their skills in the kitchen. A tremendous effort from these girls. Well done!

Lauren Knight

Year 10 Food Truck

Our brand new Year 10 Food Truck class has hit the ground running! Our unit on Street Food began at the commencement of the term and students so far have made a range of delicious dishes including Thai Sticky Rice with Mango, Vietnamese Rice Paper Rolls and Pork Scewers, Banh Mi and Char Kway Teow.

During class time in Week 4 and 5, we had the opportunity for the class to complete a certificate in Coffee Making. Students undertook their learning in partnership with Tas Tafe and now know how to extract coffee, texturise milk, make a range of coffees including Flat White, Latte, Cappuccino Long Black, Macchiato, Vienna Coffee, Affogato, Piccolo. This was a wonderful introduction to Vocational Education.

In the coming weeks, students will be working collaboratively to come up with their own Food Truck concept, create street food menus, look at profit & loss, create an advertisement campaign and cook and sell their menu items. This is a very talented group of students and they are really pushing themselves with their learning, wanting to know more. I congratulate them on their excellent start.

Lauren Knight

From the Futures Centre

Important information and dates you should be aware of this month from the Futures Centre.  Should you have any questions please drop in and see us.

March –       ANU Tuckwell Scholarship applications open this month

March –        Letz Live & Lattitude 2022 Gap Year applications open

March –        Tasmania Police Career Development Applications open now & close April 4

March 1 –    UCAT Registrations and Test Bookings open for Year 12 students considering applying for Medicine or Dentistry. Register here

March 1 –    Year 10 Term 2 Work Experience placement information due. Please contact Ms Poynter with any issues.

March 2 –    ADF Gap Year Applications Open

March 3 –    Australian National University (ANU) University & Scholarship Applications OPEN NOW & close May 24

March 10 –   Tasmania Police Year 11/12 Information and Fitness Practice sessions open for registration. April 6, 2pm and 6pm at YMCA Abbott Street Newstead. Email expression of interest to

March 17 –   UNSW Medicine Online Information Session 6:30pm.  Register here

March 17 –   UTAS UCAT Medicine Information Session – Lunchtime in the RDSSC

March 17 –   ADF Gap Year Online Information Session 6:00pm Register here

March 22 –   Bond University Visit and Presentation – Lunchtime in the RDSSC

Teresa Darcy 
Careers Advisor / VET Coordinator


Senior 8’s Cap presentation

Our Senior Boys and Girls rowing crews were presented with their 1st VIII caps for Saturday’s Head of the River this week. We were very fortunate to have Dr Adam Wertheimer as our guest speaker. Adam shared with us his experience on what it means to row at the Head of the River and life long skills it teaches our young men and women. Adam was fortunate enough to win two Head of the River’s with Hutchins and also went on to win a World Junior Rowing Title after finishing Year 12.

I wish all our rowers the very best at the Head of the River this Saturday.

Jamie Breden
Director of Rowing



All Basketball teams have completed their final round of games this week and I am pleased to announce that we will have Scotch Oakburn teams playing finals in four of the five divisions. The final placings of teams are as follows:

Senior Firsts Boys – Finished equal second with Launceston Grammar (LCGS), however due to overall for/against percentages they will be playing LCGS at LCGS in the Semi-Final. The last time these two teams met it was a draw, therefore it is promising to be a very close match.

Senior Firsts Girls – Have certainly had their best season this year and have finished equal second with St Brendan Shaw College (SBSC) and play them at home in the Semi-Final. They defeated SBSC by 42 points last time they met, however, SBSC was missing some key players. This game will definitely be a challenge, but the girls have improved immensely over the season and this will certainly help them in their feat to make the Grand Final.

Senior Seconds Boys – The boys have played some great basketball over this competition, they have finished fourth in their roster, however, they drew with the top team, LCGS in their last game. They now meet them again in the Semi-Final and they will be very keen to turn the tables and secure the win and a spot in the Grand Final.

Senior Seconds Girls – Have finished equal first with St Patrick’s College (SPC) and will go straight through to the Grand Final. Given they defeated SPC by 8 points last time they met the girls will be playing them at home in what should be a great final.

The Semi Final and Grand Final roster over the coming weeks are:

Wednesday 17 March 2021

Senior Firsts Boys Semi Final:  v’s LCGS   4:15pm   at LCGS
Senior Firsts Girls Semi Final:  v’s SBSC   3:30pm  at Scotch Oakburn
Senior Seconds Boys Semi Final:  v’s LCGS   5:15pm at LCGS

Wednesday 24 March 2021

Senior Seconds Girls Grand Final:  v’s SPC  TBA at Scotch Oakburn

I would like to wish all teams the best of luck in their finals and it would be great to have as many supporters at our games as possible.

Natalie Good
Director of Basketball

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