14 August 2017

Parents' Association


Visiting Speakers Programme

The Parents' Association are proud to be supporting the Visiting Speakers Programme. As mentioned in the Head of Senior School section of The Thistle. 30 March will be the first in a series of visits from prominent visitors across a diverse range of fields.

The College has great pleasure in announcing an evening with Jonathon Welch AM. Jonathon is well known for his work in establishing The Choir of Hard Knocks that comprised homeless and disadvantaged singers from across Melbourne. This wonderful initiative became the subject of a five-part television series on the ABC. Jonathon went on to found the School of Hard Knocks in 2012 and Social Inclusion Week in 2009. He is an inspiring Australian whose work has been acknowledged with his appointment as a Member of the Order of Australia and the winner of the Australian Local Hero Award as part of the Australian of the Year Awards in 2009. Jonathon will spend the day working with boys in the Scotch music and community service programmes before a community presentation in the Dickinson Centre on the evening of Monday 30 March.

Bookings can be made through the Scotch website - 'Book A Scotch Event'

The PA Biennial 'Luxe' Ball was held on Saturday 14 March 2015

A fantastic night of good food, good wine and good company was had by 470 guests last Saturday night on the Scotch Playing Fields under a huge marquee.

The theme was 'Luxe' and it certainly showed under the black silk lining of the marquee which showcased the chandeliers and the elegant table settings.

Guests were piped in by the Scotch College Pipe Band A Team and enjoyed a three course dinner with matched wines accompanied by a dinner quartet.

The dance floor came alive to the sounds of Stratosfunk and guests mingled with friends outside under the stars.

The Ball Committee would like to thank the following kind supporters:

  • Pedersons Hire
  • Tony Salom from OMG
  • Peters-Smith family from Incredible Group
  • Plantagenet Wines
  • Stella Bella Wines
  • Swanbourne Cellars
  • Prime Laundry Services
  • Globaltech Corporation
  • Amanda Energy
  • Kakulas Sister
  • Instant Products Group
  • The Re-Store
  • Scotch Catering
  • Scotch Marketing and Development Staff
  • Scotch Venues and Events Staff
  • Scotch Facilities and Grounds Staff
  • Scotch Pipe Band

A special thanks to all of the parents, boys and boarders who kindly volunteered their help.

A beautiful earring set and a Penfolds boxed wine set were given as Ball Prizes sponsored by:

  • Siobhan Way Fine Jewellery
  • Amanda Energy

I would like to make a special mention of the Ball Committee for their incredible commitment and their artistic/organisational talent.

Melissa Harkins, Sue Moffat, Karen Azzopardi, Peta Grant, Peta Scott-Morey, Michelle Barrow,Gary Pyne, Gordon Stewart, James Smith.

A special thank you to Tony Salom - OMG Events - who was our mentor, negotiator and expert manager.

It was a pleasure to work with you all and I am already looking forward to the next Ball……

Ian Knobel on behalf of the

Parents' Association

Ball Sub-Committee