Home' Focus : 2014 College Yearbook Contents 106
Boarding House Committee: Mercede Quilliam, Felicity Jones, Meg Irvine, Imogen Johnston, Jack Greenwood, Tahlia McKinlay, Madelaine McGill, Zoe Lewis, Mr Andrew French.
Boarders 2014 Back row: Bradley McGill, Yash Singh, Julian Bingley, Sam Gordon, Morgan Henderson, Rhys Davey, Hamish Blanden, Ben Grayson, Finn Buchhorn, Geoffrey Munro,
Angad Chahal, Konor Kruse. Third row: Imogen Johnston, Felicity Jones, Madeleine Taylor, Jordan Holloway-Clarke, Ebony Morice-Smith, Will Cullen, Elliot Rae, Jack Greenwood,
Tayla Radford, Camilla Taylor, Caitlin Bosua, Victoria Napier, Madelaine McGill. Second row: Mercede Quilliam, Lachlan O’Connor, Alexander Grove, Paris Pribil, Madison Johnston,
Rhianna Lovegrove, Kirilly Barbagallo, George Taylor, Tahlia McKinlay, Lachlan Gee, William Foster, Audrey Kendell, Sophie Loane, Annabelle Jones, Bede Archer, Millie Moses,
Mr Andrew French. Front row: Thomas Dowling, Grace Grove, Alexandra Anderson, Sequoia Stones, Hugh Loane, Mackenzie Archer, Eliza Healey, Annabelle Cullen, Danielle
Pedersen, Henry Napier, Emily Foster, Maddison Bell, Lucia Abblitt, Edward Napier. Absent: Meg Irvine, Joseph Etta, Chloe Baietto, Gabby Martin-Cole, Shelby Alexander, Zoe
Lewis, Halle Coniston, Liam French.
2014 was an entertaining year for the Scotch Oakburn
College Boarding House.
Many new faces started the year off by participating in an
orientation weekend. This included a tour of the Senior School
and around Launceston, a BBQ, and an adventure to the
Evandale Market with an aim of finding the best-valued item
for $5. This Evandale outing resulted in just about everyone
pitching in to buy a live chicken, but as this wasn’t allowed,
it was replaced by 20 kilograms of carrots. The display of
everyone cooperating set the scene for the rest of the year.
While many of our evenings in the Boarding House are
largely taken up with study and co-curricular activities, there
is still plenty of time for a range of themed dinners and events.
Our first major themed event for the year was a Valentines Day
Dinner held on the oval. Both boys and girls dressed in pink,
white and red to get into the spirit. This dinner was finished off
with an intense game of Limbo.
Throughout 2014 the Boarding House community has
become increasingly like a family. We have all been there to
support one another at some stage this year. During the winter
months the entire Boarding House came together and walked
2.4 kilometres to the Penquite Campus in support of Lachie
Gee’s IY8 school project.
The Boarding House has also been very involved in the
Launceston community this year, entering teams in: The
Launceston Colour Run, Balfour Burn, Women’s 5 kilometre
Walk/Run and, once again, the annual Relay for Life event. This
year our team slogan for Relay for Life was ‘Fishing for a Cure
for Cancer’; everyone was very motivated and cooperated with
other teams, making plenty of new friends.
July brought times of cheer as we celebrated Christmas
in July. This night included a surprise, as Santa made an
appearance and gave out lollies to the good girls and boys.
The Kate Perrin Dining Hall was rearranged and decked out in
multiple colours for a Colour Themed Dinner. Each person was
assigned a table and a colour to come dressed in. These table
groups became team groups after the meal when a memory
competition was held.
Another dinner was our Chinese Banquet Dinner, which was
organised by boarders learning the language in their classroom
at school. Other dinners included our Bring a Friend to Dinner
nights which were enjoyable and gave close friends an insight
into what boarding life is really like.
The Boarding House has been lucky to host many exchange
students this year. Two boys from India, Yash Singh and Angad
Chahal, stayed for a few months and over this time they fitted
into the boarding environment very well and made many
lifelong friends. Chloé Baïetto was another exchange student
welcomed into the Boarding House this year, all the way from
To conclude Term 3 the Boarding House hosted a ‘Boarders
Got Talent Night’. There was a great variety of performances
ranging from Bradley’s extreme pen tapping to Morgan’s
story telling. Will Cullen and Andrew Poynter played a duet to
Happy by Pharrell Williams on acoustic guitar and these two
participants were lucky enough to take home the winning prize.
2014 in the Boarding House has been a year of achievement,
excitement and countless memorable times. The Year 12s this
year have seen how their ideas can be lifted off the ground
when working together as a team.
As Boarding House Captain this year I would like to thank
all staff members and students for creating a fun, friendly, and
supportive environment. I would like to extend my gratitude to
the staff who have gone over and above their duties to help to
enhance our learning and creativity this year.
Boarding House Captain
Links Archive Focus Magazine Spring 2014 Focus Magazine Summer 2014 Navigation Previous Page Next Page