16 October 2017

Dr McEwan and Ms Mullin have been in Singapore throughout Week 9 with a number of boys representing Scotch College in the global round of the World Scholar's Cup. James Naylor-Pratt (Year 10, Anderson), Solomon Little (Year 10, Anderson) and Drummond Orr (Year 10, Ferguson) are competing in the Senior Division, while eight boys from the Middle School, Luca Fry, Lewis Orr, Jack Taylor, Thomas Hodge, Lucas Triglavcanin, Sean Pentony, Kobey Rafferty and James Jenour have been competing in the Junior Division. From all reports the boys have performed strongly over all categories and we look forward to learning of their achievements on their return to school next week. The World Scholar's Cup global round has 2400 students competing in an academic competition. To qualify all teams had to place or perform strongly in the regional rounds held in 28 countries. The Scotch teams qualified in April of this year after strong performances in the Perth round. Teams that excel at the global round will have the opportunity to be invited to the annual Tournament of Champions at Yale University. During Week 10, Dr McEwan will travel along with the boys on the Year 9 Canberra Tour.

As the end of Autumn Term approaches, boys in Years 9 and 10 have now concluded their examinations. Results will be posted on Connect early next term, following marking and moderation by teaching staff. The boys will complete the term by participating in a number of exciting and diverse opportunities. Some Year 9 boys have travelled to Canberra where they will discover all the important sights of the Australian capital and enjoy skiing at Perisher. Alternatively, the boys are immersing themselves a little closer to home on the Perth Tour. Approximately half of the Year 10 boys are currently away on their Year 10 Expedition, experiencing a number of incredible opportunities including surfing in Lancelin, sea-kayaking at Ningaloo and caving and climbing in Margaret River.

Autumn Term will conclude for Senior School boys on Friday, 4 July at 12.40pm following an assembly in the Dickinson Centre. There will be no marching on this day. Winter Term commences on Tuesday, 22 July with Week 1B.

Peter Burt

Deputy Head of Senior School (Administration and Pastoral Care)

Deborah Lee

Dean of Curriculum