10 June, 2022


Parliamentary Shield Debating

On Friday 27 May and Saturday 28 May our senior debaters contested the annual Parliamentary Shield Debating competition at St. Patricks College. Both our teams won through the rounds to their respective finals on topics such as: “Democracy’s days are over” and “Harry Potter should be cancelled.” In the Parliamentary Shield Final, our team of: Maya Gurudoss (C), Imogen Duigan (C), Cassie Silberberg, Georgie Watson and Bianca Lockwood were valiant runners-up. In the Parliamentary Plate final, Amelie Hughes, Stephanie Wilks, Jasmine Irani and Chloe Davis were victorious, taking out the Parliamentary Plate and scoring an invitation to dine with the Deputy Premier, the Honourable Michael Ferguson, at Parliament House. The topic of this final was that: “All students should attend public schools”. We won the argument for the negative. It was an excellent weekend of verbal combat and all nine students represented Scotch Oakburn College with distinction. We now look forward to the hotly contested House debating in Term 3.

Sharon Beattie
Person-in-Charge Debating

From the Futures Centre

Are you considering a career in Accounting, Auditing or Advisory?

Newton & Henry are proud to give students and parents the opportunity to talk to their team and tour their offices.  Students can learn about work experience, career paths and the opportunities to combine work and university while pursuing their career pathways.

If you would like to learn more, register now for the Newton & Henry Insight Evening being held in Launceston on 20 June at 5:30pm, by visiting Careers Evening 2022 — Newton & Henry (


Letz Live applications for their New Zealand gap year program and working holidays in the UK are open now.  For more information and to apply – Gap Year and Working Holiday Organisation | Letz Live


Interested in Agriculture? Would you like to travel Australia, build your skills, and get paid?  Why not consider


ADF Gap Year – A great range of paid opportunities ranging from submariner roles to cabin crew are available across the Army, Navy and Airforce for 2023 Gap Year applicants, but hurry as positions fill quickly! Defence Jobs Australia – Discover your path in an ADF GAP year


Important Dates


June 14       CQ University Parent & Student Webinar  – Parents and Year 12s Webinar – CQUniversity

June 14       Boarding to University Information Webinar 7pm – Meeting Registration – Zoom NEW

June 15       Deakin Residential Visit – Lunchtime Don Wing Lecture Theatre NEW

June 16       Healthy Careers (Medicine & Allied Health) Panel Webinar 6:30pm –  Personal Information – Healthy Careers Panel (        

June 20       UTAS School Recommendation Program Info Session Lunchtime  Don Wing Lecture Theatre NEW

June 20       Newton & Henry Accounting, Auditing & Advisory Information Evening 5:30pm  – Careers Evening 2022 — Newton & Henry ( NEW

June 21       UNSW Year 12 online Degree & Scholarship Evening 6pm – UNSW Year 12 Degrees & Scholarships Information Evenings Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite NEW

June 21       RMIT Health Science Webinar – Discover What’s Next: Health Science – RMIT University

June 23       UNSW Year 12 online Degree & Scholarship Evening 6pm – UNSW Year 12 Degrees & Scholarships Information Evenings Tickets, Multiple Dates | Eventbrite Additional opportunity for those unable to attend online on June 21

June 23       RMIT Biomedical Science Webinar – Discover What’s Next: Biomedical Science – RMIT University

June 30       UTAS Schools Recommendation Program Opens – SRP-2022-timeline.pdf (


July 2          Year 11 & 12 Launceston School Leavers Expo – School Leaver Expo | University of Tasmania (

July 5-7       Girls in Business Camp UNSW for Years 10, 11 & 12 students – Girls in Business Camp 2022 Registration, Tue 05/07/2022 at 9:00 am | Eventbrite

Reminder to follow the Scotch Oakburn College Futures Facebook Page to be kept up to date with events and career related information.

Teresa Darcy
Careers Advisor / VET Coordinator