News from the wider Launceston community that may be of interest to families

Learn to play Netball

School Holiday swim school

School Holiday swim program

Parent Webinars – Supporting teens to eat well, body confident children & teens

Upcoming Parent Webinars – Butterfly



Join Butterfly for our last two parent webinars of the year!

Supporting Teens to Eat Well in a Food Confused World

DATE: Tuesday, 12 September

TIME: 7 – 8pm (AEST) plus question time

VIA: Zoom (time-limited recording available)





Supporting Teens to Eat Well in a Food Confused World – FREE Parent Webinar

Join Butterfly and two Practicing Accredited Dietitians and learn how to help your teen have a positive and balanced relationship with food.  Topics covered include: Why it’s hard to charter a healthy course | What’s helpful diet information and what’s problematic | Supporting eating through puberty | Troubleshooting common eating dilemmas – ‘junk food’, ‘high protein diets’, veganism, not eating at school.


Tuesday, 12 September

7 – 8pm (AEST), plus question time

Via Zoom (time-limited recording available)


Register: BKF Teens Eating

Body Confident Children and Teens For Parents

DATE: Tuesday, 17 October

TIME:  7 – 8pm (AEDT), plus question time

VIA: Zoom (time-limited recording available)

COST: $15





Body Confident Children and Teens – For Parents

Information and practical tips for parents of primary and secondary-age children on how to promote positive body image in the home.  Topics covered include: Body image influences | The role of body image in problematic eating and exercise behaviours | How to positively role model | Responding to appearance talk and appearance-teasing |What to do if concerned.



Tuesday, 17 October

7 – 8pm (AEDT), plus question time

Via Zoom (recording available)


Register: BCCT



Free Intro to Hockey

Hockey Tasmania’s HookIn2Hockey Program provides an opportunity for kids aged 6-12 years of all levels to experience hockey in a fun and safe environment. The program takes place on a Saturday from 11:30 am – 12:30 pm at the Northern Hockey Centre, St Leonards for five weeks from 5 August. Free for new players in Term 3.

For more information follow this link:

Try Orienteering


Inline Hockey

Launceston Bike Fest

Active Launceston

The City of Launceston invites you to join them for Active Launceston activities..


Gentle Exercise

  • What: A gentle exercise circuit-type session that may use the basic exercise equipment at The Shed. This program is designed for those who are currently doing little or no physical activity.
  • When: Thursdays until 23 March
  • Time: 11.00 am – 11.45 am
  • Where: The Shed, 12 King Billy Crescent, Rocherlea

Active Parks: Yoga

  • What: Mindful movement designed to improve strength, flexibility, posture & balance.
  • When: Wednesdays until 29 March
  • Time: 6.00 pm – 7.00 pm
  • Where: City Park (between duck pond and rotunda)

Active Parks: Tai Chi

  • What: Gentle flowing movements which help to improve balance and strengthen body and mind.
  • When: Sundays until 2 April
  • Time: 1.30 pm – 2.15 pm
  • Where: City Park (between duck pond and rotunda)

Please note that all the listed programs are designed for adults however children may participate at their parents’/guardians’ discretion. Please consider your child’s ability to engage physically and socially with the group. All children must be accompanied by a parent or support personnel.

For more information please see attached Active Launceston program schedule or call 0438 386 025.

How to register for Active Launceston

Returning or used ‘I’m In’ before?

  • Log into ‘I’m In’ to choose the Active Launceston session(s) you wish to attend and then bring your phone along to each one.

First timers

  1. Fill in your details just ONCE by downloading and registering on the “I’m In by Healthy Tasmania” phone app available on iOS and Android. Remember if you already have used I’m In, please log in rather than create a new account. Once logged in, select the sessions you wish to attend by going to the Active Launceston project and program(s) you want to come to. Then simply bring your phone along to each session. We’ll show you the rest! OR
  2. Register online at for individual events OR
  3. Complete a paper based form at the session

Wet weather reminder

Please note, there will always be an instructor at all Active Launceston sessions. If the instructor feels that the weather won’t compromise the safety of the participants, they will continue to deliver the session. For example, there will sometimes be a covered area such as a rotunda or an indoor space available so the instructors can adapt to the weather. We recommend bringing warm, and if possible, wet weather clothing to ongoing sessions just in case.

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Interested in Soccer?

Hockey for beginners

Scotch Oakburn College has a long and proud hockey tradition. The new season will start soon at the beginning of Term 2. Meanwhile, beginners can try hockey thanks to the Get into hockey program offered at the Northern Hockey Centre in St Leonards.

Hockey Tasmania is offering all primary children aged 6-12 years the opportunity to learn the skills of hockey at our “Get into Hockey” program.

Sessions are conducted by trained coaches using fun and exciting activities and games to introduce participants to the sport.
Where:        Northern Hockey Centre, St Leonards

When:          Wednesdays  5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Program:     5 weeks (8 March – 5 April)

Cost:            $40.00 (Revsport charges apply)

Find out more –

SS Vyner Brooke Memorial Event

On the evening of 12 February 1942, SS Vyner Brooke was one the last ships carrying evacuees to leave Singapore. Although she usually only carried 12 passengers, in addition to her 47 crew, Vyner Brooke sailed south with 181 passengers embarked, most of them women and children. Among the passengers were the last 65 Australian nurses in Singapore. (from the Australian War Memorial website The Sinking of the Vyner Brooke | Australian War Memorial (

This Sunday, 12 February, at 12:45 pm there is an online film event commemorating the sinking of the SS Vyner Brooke in World War II. The documentary tells the story of those nurses and civilians and through the work of the Salvation Army, the Tasmanian family of one of the nurses has been located and contacted.

I encourage you to watch this wonderful memorial event this Sunday at

Andy Muller

Rally Fundraiser for Cancer Council

College parent Charley Beaumont and past parent Brett Charlton are competing in the Councer Council Research Fundraiser Rally.  They are raising donations with a fundraising event at DuCane Brewery and invite the College community to attend.

Tickets can be purchased through the Eventbrite website or by scanning the code above.