14 August 2017

Special Events in Middle School

There are significant career milestones in the lives of people and in organisations, and the official opening of the new Middle School Building and Underpass last week was one of those moments in the life of our College. In a ceremony with pipes, musicians, speeches and blessings the new building was officially declared open. It is an impressive building with the features to complement and support learning to a new level. The challenge put to us by the Chair of the College Council is that it is now up to us, the students, parents and teachers to make the most if it and do great things.

Speaking of great things, two weeks ago Middle School was awarded $250.00 in a prize for our Community Service work relating to our Dunalley Primary School Bushfire Appeal. That $250.00 has since been broken into $25.00 portions and given to each class with the question: "What do you want to do with this?" Not surprisingly the students are trying to turn their $25.00 into $50.00 or $100.00 and have come up with impressive ideas already to achieve this in the four weeks that remain. I look forward to highlighting the creativity, compassion, collaboration and entrepreneurial skill of our boys with this little endeavour at Speech Night.

Ryan Hodgetts (7PG) and Patrick Devereux (6C) accept the$250.00 prize on behalf of Scotch College Middle School from the Governor of Western Australia, His Excellency Malcolm McCusker AC CVO QC.

Speech Night is the final event of our academic year. It will be held on Thursday 5 December in the Dickinson Centre. The focus of the Middle School Speech Night is on the transition of the Year 7 cohort from Middle to Senior School. The evening commences at 6.30pm and concludes at 8pm. All boys will be asked to arrive earlier, gather in their class groups in Middle School and then proceed into the Dickinson Centre with their teachers. All Year 7 boys will be on the stage, where they will present the farewell song and form up behind the banners of their new Senior School Houses before marching out under the direction of the Pipes. Year 6 boys involved in the Scotch Youth Voices, the Middle School Guitars and Middle School Strings will also be on stage during the evening. Winter Uniform is required. It is a simple yet special evening and I look forward to your company.

Richard Ledger

Head of Middle School