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Back row: Angus Brient, Lewis Ottaway, Jonathan Iles, Angus Woodward (Co-Captain),
Fergus Poynter (Co-Captain), Jack Haywood, Mitchell She. Front row: Thomas Von
Stieglitz, Joseph Denney, Charles Headlam, Thomas Harper, Joseph Dowsett, William
Iles, Emily Nunn (Coach). Absent: Angus Thirkell-Johnston.
Back row: Jane Gregg (PIC) Georgie Daly, Skye Ranicar, Mercede Quilliam, Claire
McClenaghan. Front row: Alexandra Gruber, Chloe Barrow, Felicity Jones, Mollie
Allison (Captain), Sophie Gibson, Emma Holder Absent: Merryn Allen, Molly King,
Scotch Oakburn College had a reasonably successful season
in Boys Hockey in 2014. The U14 boys, coached by Mr Alex
Whitmore, had a tough season facing many strong sides. The
side is in a rebuilding phase and it was great to see some Year 6
students fill in for the team this year. While they were only able
to convert once during the season, their determination never
ceased and the boys should be commended on playing out the
whole season in high spirits.
The U16 Boys had a strong season to finish fourth in the
competition. The boys were able to make improvements from
one game to the next and although not all of the games ended
with the desired result, all should be proud of their season. With
some further guidance and encouragement, this team could
provide some good results for senior hockey in the years to
After what was a shaky start to the season, the Boys First XI
kept their heads high and finished the season in an admirable
fashion. This year saw the introduction of some younger
players to the side who stepped up and really helped to hold
the team together. We slowly made improvements over the
season that were evident in our games against Marist Regional
College and St Brendan-Shaw College. A strong end to the
season with a win in the last round against Launceston Church
Grammar School saw us play off for third and fourth place
against Tamar Churinga. Unfortunately we lost this game but
big congratulations must go the boys for a great season. A
special thank you must also go to our coach Miss Emily Nunn
who continued to push us to the best of our ability throughout
Thanks to Mr Fabrice Dauchez, Person-In-Charge, who co-
ordinated Boys Hockey this year.
Fergus Poynter and Angus Woodward
Co-Captains of Boys Hockey
This year was a successful and enjoyable one for Scotch
Oakburn College Girls Hockey.
The U14 Girls Team, coached by Mr John Truscott, showed
consistent improvement throughout the season. Despite
being placed fifth at the end of the season, the girls were very
cohesive as a team throughout all games. Individually, each
player improved tremendously and by season’s end the team
was very competitive. For many of these players it was the first
year playing hockey and with the help of Mr Truscott and the
few experienced players within the team, the girls learnt many
skills to improve their game in future years.
The U16 Team was coached by Miss Jess Totham, who did
a fantastic job teaching the girls many more skills. Finishing
fifth on the ladder, this success came from the positive attitude
amongst all players and their ability to work as a team. Their
consistent attendance at training and matches was a credit to
each team member.
Both U18 teams were successful in making finals this year
after a long season. The Second XI Hockey Team, coached
by Miss Emma Oakford, fought hard all season. Despite often
playing short, their consistent determination and commitment
improved their game out of sight to make the fifth/sixth place
The First XI Team coached by Miss Laura Gregg had a strong
season, finishing third in the competition. This team played in
both the NHA roster as well as the NSATIS roster and were very
competitive in both. With a positive can-do attitude, there was
enormous improvement in each individual. The members of the
team were very supportive of one another, and this became
more evident as the season progressed.
A huge thank you goes to Mrs Jane Gregg for her continued
assistance and support as Person-In-Charge of Girls Hockey,
not only this year but for the many previous years. With this
ongoing support and encouragement, it has made it an easier
and far more enjoyable season for players in all competitions.
Captain of Girls Hockey
Do you remember what it was like to make something,
anything? Maybe it was only yesterday? I have fond childhood
memories of making a rubber band propelled boat. I still
remember the feeling of marking out, cutting and gluing
together the timber components, winding up the prop and then
watching as my creation putted across the bathtub.
Making seems to be one of the most fundamental activities
for human beings, whether it is baking a cake, making a chair or
wiring electrical circuits. At the core of making is playing with
materials, technologies and processes, and this is what we do in
Every Wednesday afternoon throughout the year up to 30
students from Years 6-12 come together in the Design and
Technology workshops to MAKE.
With the only requirements to play (through making), share
and have fun, our students or ‘Makers’ are making and playing
with all sorts of materials and processes from laser cut plastics
to turning timber on a lathe. Some of our makers also chose
to participate in the Tasmanian Robocup competition and
created all kinds of LEGO robots that competed in the State
competitions held in Hobart in August.
Two of our teams won their respective competitions.
As a result of their success, two Senior girls were offered a
sponsorship to attend the RoboCup National competition. They
had a fantastic time in Brisbane and came away having won the
Senior Dance section.
Through the Scotch Oakburn Maker Group students are
participating in a world wide Maker Movement. This maker
culture is based on the educational philosophies of learning-
through-doing or Constructivist learning and is well supported
by educational research from writers such as Jean Piaget and
Maria Montessori. Who would have thought that learning could
be so much fun!
Person-In-Charge of Makers Group and Lego Robotics
Jo Cauchi and Alice Cui
Alice Cui and Jo Cauchi
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