16 October 2017

Modern Languages

Mandarin beginners - Year 8 upwards are invited to join the Mandarin beginners course which continues next term on Tuesday lunchtimes. Any pupils wishing to extend or motivate their learning further, by aiming for a level 1 certification should email Mr Rugg.

Sponsored visit to China - by theConfucius institute of WA. Congratulations to Clive Wang, Kerry Miller and Bryce Holland for taking this amazing opportunity!

Exchange countries in your Summer holidays 2014/15 - Pupils aged 16-21 can now apply for the limited places offered by the Lions Clubs International for family stays in many countries worldwide. Costs range from $1800-$5600. Check out http://lionsclubs.org.au/contact/wa/ for details and contact Mr Rugg on application.

Parents and French students (Year 10-12)

For the last 8 years a hosting programme has been in place offering the opportunity to young French students aged 15-17 years to discover Australia and its education system for a short stay of 4 weeks.

We believe such hospitality is highly beneficial for our French students, opening their eyes (and ears!) to another culture for an extended period. It allows your son to practise his French in some measure and make a friend of his own age from France.

Short stay option:

We are looking for families willing to host students for the three weeks of their visit. The boys will be part of a larger group of 30 students who spend week-days in their respective schools, in class with the host pupil. They travel to and from Scotch with your son.

The purpose of the programme is for these French students to experience living with an Australian family, to see how an Australian school operates, to improve their English language skills through this full immersion and to create a strong friendship with their Anglophone peers. The programme is highly successful and both Australians and French students greatly enjoy the exchange. Many families still keep in touch with each other.

The students are fully briefed about the school rules, are not to leave the school premises and will attend classes daily unless there is a tour. They will be fully covered by appropriate insurance. Host families will be visited prior to the arrival by the organiser to explain the programme.

Dates: Arrival - 17 July 2014 to Departure - 18 August 2014

Expressions of interest:

Please email Head of Languages, Jonathan Rugg (Jrrugg@scotch.wa.edu.au) if you would like to host this year. Closing date 18 May 2014.

(Please note: Due to timetable restrictions boys may only host a student of their own age, in Years 10, 11 or 12.)

Jonathan Rugg

Head of LOTE