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Middle School and Senior School students have a wide
range of sports to choose from and we encourage
everyone, of all abilities, to become involved and
support their House and their school. Experienced
coaches and enthusiastic parents spend many
evenings and weekends helping students train for
school, interschool and national competitions.
In Years 7, 8, 9 and 10 students are expected to choose
two sports – a summer sport for Term 1 and 4 and a
winter sport for Term 2 and 3.
In Year 11 and 12 students are expected to choose
one sport for the year and one cultural activity.
The following sports are available:
Australian Rules Football
In addition students also participate in the cross country,
swimming and athletics carnivals.
The sporting facilities at Scotch Oakburn Park are among
the best in Tasmania. There are four ovals, four plexipave
tennis courts, cricket nets, a cricket pavilion and running
track. The Health and Physical Education Centre has been
developed around the concept of healthy living through
physical fitness and the provision of excellent sporting
facilities. It features a large gymnasium with a full-size
basketball and netball court, spectator seating, changing
rooms, a weights and ergo area and multi-use teaching
spaces that double as fitness studios.
The school has a solar heated, 25m pool located on the
Elphin Campus and used by all students, including
boarders. The Elphin Campus also has tennis and netball
courts and a gymnasium.
Dance and Drama
Dance and Drama form a core part of the curriculum in
Years 7 and 8. From Year 9 they are optional subjects.
Students may choose to participate in regular
dramatic or musical productions, either through
performance or in production and backstage.
The state of the art Performing Arts Centre on the
Penquite Campus is the prime venue for all productions
and exhibitions for Art, Drama, Dance and Music.
Course Progress Policy
The College will monitor, record and assess the progress
of each student for each subject for which the student is
Students are required to maintain a satisfactory level of
attendance, study, homework and behaviour in accordance
with the school rules, as detailed in the International Student
Handbook and the Student Planner.
Course progress will be assessed by class teachers through
regular progress reports and College reports, regular
meetings with students and, if appropriate, their parents.
The College will implement the intervention strategy for any
student who is at risk of not meeting satisfactory course
progress requirements. At a minimum, the intervention
strategy will be activated where the student is deemed to be
achieving less than 50% in any of his or her subjects.
Where a teacher believes that a student is at risk of failing to
achieve satisfactory course progress, the teacher will notify
the student that he or she is at risk. The student will be
counselled and parents and/or guardians will be notified.
The teacher may refer the student to the House Head,
Chaplain, Student Counsellor, or the Head of School.
If necessary, the student will be given extra tuition and this
will be offered at no extra cost to the student and his or her
If, after counselling and extra tuition, it is clear that the
student will fail to achieve satisfactory course progress, the
teacher will notify the Principal.
The Principal will notify the student and his or her parents in
writing that the student has failed to meet satisfactory course
The student will be directed to the College’s complaints and
appeals process and the student will be advised in writing
that they have 20 working days in which to access that
Where the student has chosen not to access the complaints
and appeals process within the 20 working day period,
withdraws from the process, or the process is completed
and results in a decision supporting the College, the College
will notify Dept of Immigration and Border Protection of the
student not achieving satisfactory course progress.
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