16 October 2017

Having waited 25 years to hold the Challenge Cup (Head of the River), the Scotch College First VIII rowers raised the trophy after winning an exciting and hard fought race. Congratulations to all of the boys in the Boat Shed, Grant Ford Director of Rowing, Bill Hutton, coach of the First VIII and all coaches together with a formidable army of parent supporters.

The longer you wait for something you really want the more you appreciate it when it finally arrives. There were a lot of very appreciative (emotional, excited and proud) people in Maroon and Gold standing on the banks of Champion Lakes last Saturday.

All boys in the Boat Shed did the College proud on and out of the water with acts of determination, support for each other and a spirit for the College that bonds them together.

Ist VIII cup

I have no doubt that the qualities of discipline, commitment and teamwork exhibited by all the boys in the Boat Shed throughout the season will serve them well into the future. Well done to all in the Scotch College Boat Shed.

As we approach the final weeks of Summer Term, I thank all boys and staff for their efforts in what has been a busy and rewarding term. Highlights have included the commissioning of a reconciliation mural; a night to remember for all present at the Year 12 Ball; numerous individual highlights at the PSA Interschool Swimming Championships; Year 12 boarders completing their 1003 kilometre journey along the Bibbulmun track; and Associate Professor Kevin Pfleger addressing high achieving Year 12 boys at the Reward Breakfast.

mural

With the start of Autumn Term marking the commencement of Semester 2, I encourage all boys in Years 9, 11 and 12 to embrace feedback provided at recent Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews. End of semester reports for boys in Years 9 and 10 will be posted during the holiday period. I urge all boys to use the feedback provided to reflect on their studies to date and set new goals for the commencement of next term.

I wish all families a Happy Easter and a refreshing break at the end of this term.

Dr Rob McEwan

Head of Senior School