17 June, 2022


Acting Head of Senior School

From today, and for the duration of Term 3, Stuart Walls will be taking some well-deserved leave. We are pleased to announce that Jane Gregg has accepted the role of Acting Head of Senior School until the end of Term 3.

Jane brings considerable pastoral and leadership experience to this significant role, most recently as Head of Fox House and Person-in-Charge of Swimming.

We wish Jane every success in the role.

Ben Marsland
Deputy Principal

TCE Outdoor Leadership

Last week the TCE Outdoor Leadership class completed a three-day bushwalk around the Freycinet Peninsula circuit. The students had done all the planning for the trip, including the logistics, budget, menu, risk management, and emergency plans. During the trip, students took turns leading different sections and guiding the group safely around the peninsula. There was snow on the road as we drove through Lake Leake, but it disappeared as we dropped down to the coast. There was a cool westerly wind blowing over the three days, but once we were on the track we were quite sheltered amongst the shrubs and trees. On the first night, we camped at Cooks Beach, close to the old stone farmhouse built there in the 1850s when the surrounding area was a farm. Day two saw the group climb Mt Freycinet and Mt Graham, before descending to the sheltered campsite at the southern end of Wineglass Bay. Day three was a short walk along Wineglass Bay and over the lookout and tourist track back to the car park. All students did a great job leading and supporting each other over the three days, and everyone thoroughly enjoyed being out on the beautiful east coast.

Mark Hassell
Dean of Students

Year 9 Community Service Week 20-24 June 2022

Next week students in Year 9 Dean and Nance House will be participating in their Community Service Week. Through this service program, the College aims to inform students about the value and hidden understandings of our service agencies. It is an action-packed week with students participating in a two-day workshop led by Will Smith from JCP Youth and listening to guest speakers from Ambulance Tasmania, Tasmania Police, the Red Cross and a special guest speaker. An Agency Expo on Tuesday 20 June will allow students meet and speak with representatives from the Royal Flying Doctor Service, State Emergency Service, St Vincent de Paul and The Salvation Army. We will also be hosting The Salvation Army Red Shield Appeal BBQ at lunchtime on Tuesday 21 June. Students and staff will have the opportunity to get a sausage and a drink for a gold coin donation. Anyone who may wish to is welcome to donate via the online digital doorknock platform – Digital Doorknock Scotch Oakburn College.

The week also coincides with the Vinnies 2022 Community Sleepout on Friday 24 June. Next week, we are supporting the Community Sleepout by seeking donations from the College community of blankets, sleeping bags, gloves and warm socks for the Vinnies Van. Donations can be brought to school and left in the Briggs House Dining Room all next week. Please lend us a hand to help those sleeping rough in our community.

Jamie Breden
Community Service Coordinator

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 pathway.

If you would like to learn more, register now for the Newton & Henry Insight Evening being held in Launceston on June 20 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 20       UTAS School Recommendation Program Info Session Lunchtime  Don Wing Lecture Theatre

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

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

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

A 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