25 February, 2022


Inter-House Swimming Carnival Results, Swimming Age Champions and Record Breakers

Last Thursday 17 and Friday 18 February saw the Inter-House Swimming Carnivals take place at the Launceston Aquatic Centre and Elphin Swimming Pool. It was ran in the split carnival format due to COVID restrictions.

It was fantastic to have all House Heads, as well as our Year 12 House Captains and Year Level Leaders at each carnival creating a supportive and welcoming atmosphere. Congratulations to Fox House for taking the win.

My thanks go out to the volunteer parent helpers who assisted at both carnivals, as well as all staff who were involved. A big thanks to Brent Muldoon and Swimming Tasmania for supplying and working the timing/starting equipment.

The next meet for our swimmers is the NSATIS Swimming Carnival, held on Wednesday 9 March. This will be live streamed. A link will be provided closer to the time. The team will be under the guidance of Mrs Jane Gregg. There will also be a SATIS meet held in Hobart for a smaller team on Tuesday 22 March 2022. 

Our Year 6 selected students will have the opportunity to compete at the upcoming NJISSA Swimming Carnival, held on Thursday 10 March at the Riverside Pool.

All teams will be announced soon and a letter will be sent out to the selected students.

Results from the carnivals can be found on The Dash.

Congratulations to the following students who have been awarded 2022 Swimming Age Champion and Runner up



There were six records broken at the Inter-House Swimming Carnival. Congratulations to the following students and teams:

Under 13 Boys4 x 50m Freestyle RelayBriggs House
Under 15 Girls100m FreestyleTaylor Brock
Under 15 Girls50m FreestyleTaylor Brock
Under 17 Girls50m FreestyleCharlotte Pilsbury-Milne
Under 21 Girls50m ButterflyAmy Muldoon
Under 17 Girls4 x 50m Freestyle RelayFox House

Ali Foot
Head of Sport

College Fitness Centre – Are you ready to join in?

The Fitness Centre is operational and available for all community members free of charge. The facility is located on the Penquite Campus at the Health and Physical Education Centre (HPEC – Middle School).

We have a good mix of personal trainers who oversee the area – Mr Tim Reese, Monday-Thursday mornings, Mr Liam Canny, Monday and Wednesday afternoons, and Miss Jemma Blair, Tuesday and Thursday afternoons. I take Friday morning sessions. The Fitness Centre is closed on Friday afternoons.

The centre opens at 6.00am each morning and is available for guests until 7.15am and students until 8.15am.  The afternoon sessions run from 3.30pm-6.00pm. Students have use of the space until 5.00pm, with guests having the space to themselves from 5.00pm-6.00pm.

Classes run every day at 6.15am and 5.00pm for around 45 minutes. Please see a sample of the sessions available below. Updates will be made available on The Dash page. If classes are not your choice, an individual program can be created, based on your needs and fitness level.

Mr Paul McKendrick
Head of Health & Physical Education

Last Chance – Scotch Oakburn Rowing and Somercotes Cherries Fundraiser

Last chance to buy wonderful Somercotes Cherries and support Scotch Oakburn Rowing. Please place your order ASAP on the attached form and collect from the Boarding House, Elphin Campus, this Saturday 26 February 8.00am to 9.00am or arrange to collect from Somercotes, Mona Vale Road, Ross.

2KG box of cherries only $40.00 per box.

Click on the following link to access the order form. Scotch Oakburn Rowing and Somercotes Cherries Fundraiser form

Jamie Breden
Director of Rowing

First XI Cricket

Scotch Oakburn First XI played against St Patrick’s College (SPC) last weekend.  SPC won the toss and batted, making 173 run for 7 wickets. Scotch Oakburn were all out for 172 runs.

Bowler Charlie Skipper dismissed the openers in quick succession. Fielders Oli Hadley assisted with a run out and James Marshall took an amazing high catch. At 25 overs, we were 5/64 and feeling top class! Unfortunately the game turned in the second half and SPC made more runs than we were hoping.

Our batters contributed well, with openers Oli Hadley and Ollie Macfarlane making 50 runs. Tom Hawkins and Archie Edwards achieved a 60 run partnership and hard hitting from Charile Skipper and Eli Bellinger nearly saw us in for a win. Unfortunately we lost our last wicket with only three balls remaining and two runs required.

Our next game is against St Virgil’s College at Scotch Oakburn Park on Saturday 26 February 2022.

Dean Hawkins
Director of Cricket