14 August 2017

Tour Information

2014 Cambodia Tour - Community Service

Expressions of interest for the 2014 Cambodia Community Service Tour are currently being sought. The tour will involve participating in service work at the primary school in Soun Sah Village, as well as travelling to Phnom Penh (to visit Khmer Rouge era sites) and Siem Reap (to visit ancient cultural sites such as Angkor Wat). The tour will run in the December school holidays and will be open to all current Year 10, 11 and 12 students. If you require more information, please contact Miss Kate Gooding in the English Department on 9383 6715 or kgooding@scotch.wa.edu.au. Please see the form attached for expressions of interest.

Abrolhos Islands Trip

Reminder to Parents of Students attending the Abrolhos Islands Trip

In May, students from Marine and Maritime studies in Year 11 will be going on a Diving course to the Abrolhos Islands.

On the trip, students can apply their knowledge to an extended practice. The following information outlines the planned 2013 expedition which will give boys the opportunity to visit an area that only a privileged few ever get to see. This expedition is offered to the Marine and Maritime Studies programme and will be a great experience for the students. It will give them the confidence necessary to plan for such a trip in the future and will be a highlight of their school year. Marine safety skills will be reinforced and enhanced for life.

The first expedition (Mr Keatch's class) will depart from the College Pool car park at 6.00am on the Sunday 18 May and return at 3.00pm on the Friday afternoon, 23 May. The second expedition (Mr McLean's class) will depart from the College Pool car park at 6.00am on Sunday 25 May and return at 3.00pm on the Friday afternoon, 30 May. Please note that the second expedition will run into the first day of the long weekend.

The isolation and freedom the Abrolhos provides is exceptional. Students will be able to explore a coral atoll surrounded by nothing other than birdlife, some fishing shacks and the tide washing over the broken corals. This is a very unique trip because usually students would not be able to leave their charter vessel due to fishing laws. But fortunately we have been granted access to campsite, jetty and various islands which adds a whole different dimension to the Abrolhos that most travelers don't get to experience.

Please ensure that all forms are read and filled out appropriately and that the boys adhere to the equipment list that will be handed out to them in the booklet. It is also very important that the students complete their online learning package before going on the trip.

Any questions please ask Mr Ashley Keatch (email: AKeatch@scotch.wa.edu.au) and Stephen McLean (email: SAMcLean@scotch.wa.edu.au - Tel: 08 9383 6905 .