Principal’s Message

Scotch Oakburn is a dynamic, innovative and caring community of lifelong learners.

Scotch Oakburn offers a dynamic and extensive range of learning opportunities for young people, both in the classroom and beyond.

We work with our students at all year levels to achieve to their potential in a wide range of pursuits, in and out of the classroom. The attainment of a certain ATAR in Year 12 is a measure of academic performance and reward for consistent effort, determination and discipline; however, it alone doesn’t tell us how close each individual was to their potential. Knowing our students and the efforts they have gone to, we are proud of them all as they strive to achieve that potential and their goals.

Outstanding academic results, together with a range of subjects to cater for individual needs, are complemented by quality programs in sport, education outdoors, music, drama, debating, public speaking and many more.

Our combination of excellent teaching, the provision of a well-rounded education and the right attitude, sees our students produce consistently excellent results. The Year 12 cohort of 2017 have left an indelible impression on the College and their peers. Their energy and enthusiasm to be involved in the broader life of the College has been an inspiration to the younger students and something for them to strive to emulate. As a Year Group, their sense of compassion, willingness to give of their best and the pride they display for the College have been their trademarks throughout their time at Scotch Oakburn. It is not surprising that, as a cohort, they have achieved an outstanding set of TCE results. Whilst we recognise individual excellence, the best measure of the learning environment created by our teachers and students is the median Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR) for the Year Group. This year it is 90.55, which indicates that 50% of our Year 12 students were placed in the top 9.5% of students nationally.

Scotch Oakburn College congratulates our Year 12 students of 2017, who have achieved brilliantly in so many areas, including their studies.

Other indicators of the Year Group’s performance are:

  • 24% of the cohort achieved an ATAR of 95+, placing them in the top 5% of students nationally;
  • 53.0% of students achieved an ATAR of 90+;
  • 81% of students achieved an ATAR of 80+.

In a friendly and caring atmosphere of the College, our young men and women build lasting friendships, acquire sensitivity to the needs of others, and their special talents are nurtured and developed by high quality professional educators.

Students enter the College, either in the Early Years from age three, or at various later stages, with unlimited potential. We seek to ensure they leave with highly developed communication skills and confidence in their own abilities, fully equipped to tackle a range of possible futures ahead of them.

You are warmly invited to visit Scotch Oakburn, and I would enjoy showing you the College personally.

Andy Müller

When we say goodbye to our Year 12 cohort each year the College spirit is always evident.