‘100 Stories’ brings you stories that are out of the ordinary from Scotch Oakburn – insights into just some of the exceptional people and events that help make the College an extraordinary community of life long learners.

Every story from every year would literally run into the thousands. Here you will find just some from the last 12 months. It gives you a taste of this exceptional place. Enjoy and be inspired. If you like them, we encourage you to share.

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Lions Youth of the Year

Lions Youth of the Year

The Lions Youth of the Year club finals began this week. Year 12 students Chelsea Freestone and Finnian Colley competed against students from other colleges in the Hadspen-South Esk regional final. Chelsea and Finnian represented themselves and the College with great confidence and distinction. This was an incredibly busy time ...
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Year 5 Leadership Year

Year 5 Leadership Year

Year 5 is the final Junior School year for Scotch Oakburn students and a major focus of the year is the development of leadership skills ...
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Scotch Oakburn community members involved in Les Miserables

Scotch Oakburn community members involved in Les Miserables

Members of the Scotch Oakburn Community have been busily preparing and rehearsing for the upcoming production of Les Miserables, presented by Encore Theatre Company later this month. Scotch Oakburn students Harrison Anderson (Year 11) and Layla Dyson–Oliver (Year 5), and teacher Ms Georgie Todman are involved in the cast,  while ...
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Achieving exceptional results

Achieving exceptional results

The Year 12 cohort of 2017 have achieved exceptional results and left an indelible impression on the College and their peers. Their energy and enthusiasm has been an inspiration ...
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A very busy year

A very busy year

To say Year 10 student Mia King has had a very busy year would be an understatement. Mia's development in AFL this year has seen her play in almost every state and territory in Australia in representative football. After playing for the Tasmanian indigenous girls team, and being awarded Most ...
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Japanese Language Awards aplenty

Japanese Language Awards aplenty

Students enjoyed a slice of success in a languages competition. Scotch Oakburn won the Language Perfect Tasmanian School Competition, with the highest number of points in the competition, according to the College’s Teacher of Japanese, Jenny Banbury. Year 7 student Abirami Raj won a Prestigious Elite Award while Gold Awards ...
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Scotch Oakburn students make a splash at Swimming Tas awards

Scotch Oakburn students make a splash at Swimming Tas awards

Past and present Scotch Oakburn college students made a splash at the annual Swimming Tasmania awards, presented in Launceston in November. Year 6 student and record-breaking backstroker, Emily Mitchell (pictured), won the Swimmer of the Year Award for 11 year old girls. The Head of Middle School, Julie Kemp, ...
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Dawson Howell named swimmer of the year

Dawson Howell named swimmer of the year

Year 10 student Dawson Howell was named Launceston Aquatic Club’s swimmer of the year. Dawson won an impressive 4 individual gold medals at the northern regional swimming championships in Launceston during November. It was just the latest in a line of achievements over the past year ...
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College cricketer attending championships in Canberra

College cricketer attending championships in Canberra

Scotch Oakburn College Year 9 student Amy Duggan was part of Tasmania’s under-18 squad for this year’s national female cricket championships in Canberra. Tasmania was scheduled to play eight Twenty20 and four 50-over games over ten days from the end of November. Amy trains with South Launceston and was ...
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Food for thought on farming camp

Food for thought on farming camp

Three of our Year 11 students have been invited to attend the annual 3-day University of Tasmania School of Land and Food ‘Feed Your Mind, Feed The World’ camp in December. Sophie Loane, Jacob Finnigan and Isabelle Mulder will be based at Camp Clayton, near Ulverstone ...
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