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Oakwood Profile of the Arts - Friday 22nd September!Friday 22nd September, 2017

                      On the 22nd of September, the whole School will be travelling to the Launceston Site to participate in the annual Oakwood School Profile of the Arts Day. As in previous years, this....

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Helping students to learn, learn, learnTuesday 12th September, 2017

   Vanessa Harvey is Head of Learning Development and Site Co-Ordinator at Oakwood’s Launceston Campus in Tasmania and loves this time of year. It’s when Year 10 and 11 students are picking subjects for 2018. “I think this is a very....

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Oakwood School SLT Multicultural DayFriday 1st September, 2017

On Friday 1st September, the Oakwood Student Leadership Team (SLT) hosted Multicultural Day, where both students and teachers delved deep into the cultures and cuisines of different Countries around the globe. All parents, family, friends, and teachers were invited....

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Leading Remarkable Learning Conference Inspires OneSchool RPsTuesday 29th August, 2017

  The OneSchool Global Regional Principal team, Teacher Academy Directors and Global Team members gathered in New Jersey, USA recently to attend the Sterling Leading Remarkable Learning conference. Held during the week of August 7-11 it was a chance for....

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Flexibility and collaboration make OneSchool stand outWednesday 23rd August, 2017

Jayde Zeitzen has been teaching at OneSchool’s Oakwood in Tasmania for the past two years and has made several observations about the style of teaching in this environment “OneSchool has a flexible learning environment that has been embraced by....

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Tasmania campuses come together for shared activitiesWednesday 7th June, 2017

With campuses spread throughout each state, getting OneSchool students together in one place can sometimes be challenging, but once together it is well worth the effort. OneSchool Tasmania has three campuses – Devonport, Hobart and Launceston – spread....

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Tips For Parents During Exams

Last week we put up some handy hints for students during exam time. Students aren’t the only ones who need a regime during this time; parents and siblings can also help make things easier for those hitting the books. We’ve put together a few ideas that....

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Working across campuses important for developmentWednesday 10th May, 2017

Getting the different campuses together for activities is something that is important in the development of both students and the schools throughout OneSchool Australia. Christina Frith is a teacher at Tasmania’s Oakwood and says there are plenty of times....

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CANVAS Learning Management System Makes DebutSunday 2nd April, 2017

  The new CANVAS Learning Management System being phased in across AU is proving to be a winner. “The main priority from an educational standpoint was usability for students and teachers, as well as fully featured for curriculum and resource sharing,....

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House Names For OneSchool Global

From January 2017 OneSchool Australia will adopt new house names and emblems for the purposes of sporting and scholastic events. These new names and emblems will represent the spirit of the school’s global house teams. The decision to have names was taken....

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Vision 4 Learning Seminar: Outcomes

OneSchool Global recently completed the rolling out of its Vision 4 Learning seminars in Australia, New Zealand, America, Europe and England. This was a timely reminder of where we are as a community and what our vision is with regard to the education of our....

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Oakwood: The benefits in VC

  Jesse Wright has been teaching at Oakwood School in Tasmania for two years and is one of the main proponents of VC teaching. Jesse says it is important to develop positive and professional relationships with students because he believes it is important to....

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10 Tips To Help You Through Exams

It’s the last semester, which also means it’s exam time, and stress levels at school are about to go through the roof.  However, the anxiety can be mitigated if students are prepared. Here are some tips that might come in handy as both students....

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VC – broadening your horizons

Oakwood teacher Frederick Cheney likes video conferencing because it allows him to broaden his teaching repertoire and enhance his delivery. “This is because of the diverse array of tools built into the technology itself,” says Frederick.....

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Oakwood Teacher Embraces Project Zero Philosophies

Jesse Wright was  looking forward to developing and building on some new approaches to his own teaching when he went to Harvard for Project Zero’s  Cultures of Thinking seminar in Boston, Massachusetts. “Most of my expectations of the....

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Monday 27th March, 2017

The Leading Remarkable Learning Conference was held in Auckland and Christchurch. OneSchool’s Westmount Regional Principals Phil Muir, Jon Bowen and Hugo Vaughan give their feedback on the event.  More than 200 teachers from Australia and New....

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Visit To Harvard’s Project Zero Inspires RP

Creating an environment where students and teachers share a strong culture of thinking is one of the main ideas Regional Principal (RP) Simon Beaumont took away from a recent trip to Harvard University in Boston, Massachusetts. Simon was one of several RPs from....

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An Inspiring Day with Sir John Jones

Staff from across Australia attended an exclusive presentation with inspirational educationalist Sir John Jones. Over 150 staff, including our New Zealand colleagues, were in attendance. Sir John’s book, the Magic Weaver, has been one of the most....

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Student Leadership ForumThursday 31st December, 2015

A Student Leadership Forum was held at UBT Shepherds Bay on the 8th of December. It was a huge success.     

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Year 9 Geography students

Year 9 Geography students in Hobart have been undertaking a range of geographical inquiries throughout the term. This involved exploring the environmental features and properties of a range of biomes. Each student created a 3D model of a biome of their choice which....

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Wheelchair BasketballThursday 10th September, 2015

The students at Oakwood School, Hobart, have a motto. That motto is “another day: another adventure”. For the High School students on Thursday the 10th of September 2015, the adventure was a fun one. The students left for the Moonah Sports Centre during....

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Doodle 4 Google 2015Thursday 24th September, 2015

                                         Doodle 4 Google 2015 This year Google has given the age range from 3-10 a chance to enter their own personal design that....

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Books Light up our World Light Expo

Books Light up our World Light Expo It was a very exciting day at Oakwood Devonport! Parents and students enjoyed burgers for lunch and then a fantastic light show after. Room 14 was  be pitch black, presenting art pieces from the grade 3-10 students.....

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Scrapbooking classes

Oakwood students Scrapbooking class While the boys or girls were off enjoying swimming lessons the left behind party enjoyed a Scrapbooking class with Mrs. Best. After much cutting and pasting and gluing on their accents, the students created some lovely pages of....

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Cross Country at the Bluff Beach

On the last day of term 3, Oakwood Devonport Campus held a Cross Country at the Bluff Beach precinct in Devonport. The weather was perfect and the day was enjoyed by all. There were three races held. The primary students ran a course 3km long, the years 7-9 ran 5.5km....

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High Achievers Conference inspires Senior Students

  OneSchool’s High Achievers’ Seminar was held on September 16 at Qudos Bank Arena in students from Years 10-12. The purpose of the event was to inspire and inform business leaders and budding employees about the secrets to success. The....

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Snow Much Fun

Some Oakwood students missed lessons on Monday 3rd August when an unusually heavy fall of snow across Tasmania made travelling difficult in some areas. Students at the Devonport and Hobart campuses managed to brave the elements to get to school, but most from....

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