27 November 2017

Parents' Association

Fathers' Forum

On October 30 about 80 parents and boys attended an entertaining and informative presentation by Mr Bill Beament, Managing Director of Northern Star Resources Limited, Australia's second largest listed gold producing company. Bill took the audience through his early days in Esperance, boarding school (not at Scotch), and his studies at the WA School of Mines, while also outlining the challenges and successes of Northern Star during its formative years. Following a busy Q&A session, Dr O'Connell proposed a vote of thanks to Mr Beament for taking the time to visit Scotch for this presentation.

The Parents' Association is pleased to have organised this event, which included a valuable opportunity for fellowship over light refreshments after the event. The PA would like to thank Kate Quinn's development office, Kale Tatum from the Dickinson Centre, and Claire Tuffin from Scotch Catering, for their assistance with this event."

Brian O'Donnell

Artist In Residence for Year 7s
The PA is pleased to announce that funding has been approved for local artist Rowena Walsh and an art assistant to provide tuition for every Year 7 student over one week so they can participate in the painting of one of six large collaborative artworks, entitled "Our place in space and time". These artworks will feature at the Middle School Speech Night and at the Middle School Gallery opening next year. Head of Middle School, Richard Ledger said Year 7 boys were the focus of this programme since they had spent two years of their student lives working in and around the new Middle School building site.

Gary Pyne

President

Parents' Association