Year Levels: Yrs 6-12
85 Penquite Road
Principal: Andy Müller
Head of Boarding Contact Information
Name: Bo Power
Telephone: (03) 6336 3300
Number in School: 1260
Number of Boarders: 80
Scotch Oakburn College is a coeducational Uniting Church school of 1200 students. A day and boarding school for students aged from 3 years old to Year 12 and is set on
two city campuses in Launceston, with a third campus, the Education Outdoors and Environmental Centre, in the beautiful Fingal Valley just over an hour from Launceston towards the East Coast.
The Boarding House is situated on picturesque grounds surrounded by beautiful gardens and century old oak trees, within the Elphin Campus. Up to 70 students from Years 6 to 12 can be accommodated in the spacious and homely Boarding House, with girls and boys coming from Tasmania’s country regions, interstate and overseas.
Scotch Oakburn has recently redeveloped and expanded its boarding house to provide more accommodation. Boarders are accommodated in age-specific facilities with the younger boarders being accommodated in a separate wing and cared for by staff who understand their specific needs and routines. The Boarding House recreational facilities include a swimming pool, oval, tennis courts, computer and games rooms.
A team of dedicated staff, all of whom have completed the accreditation in Residential Care, work with the boarders and a team of tutors, employed specifically for their range of talents, skills, abilities and expertise.
Scotch Oakburn students have achieved outstanding academic results and the College prides itself on being an innovative learning community, committed to 21st century learning to meet the needs of our students. There is a very large range of elective subject choices for students from Years 8 to 12, enabling students to follow their learning passions and preparing them strongly for tertiary study.
The College also provides the opportunity for students to participate in a wide range of co-curricular pursuits in music, the arts and debating, as well as through many sports choices. Through these involvements and others, our students develop character, team skills and leadership ability.
Scotch Oakburn College is a member of the Round Square Association of Schools, a world-wide organisation involving students in exchanges, conferences and service projects and highlighting the “IDEALS” of International Understanding, Democracy, Environmental Awareness, Adventure, Leadership and Service. Our students are extensively involved in community service projects, both locally and overseas as part of a commitment to students learning to serve others in need.