14 August 2017

From the Head of Senior School

Last Friday night we said thank you and farewell to our leaving Year 12 boys at the Valedictory Dinner. It was a wonderful night that began with a chapel service before entering the Dickinson Centre for dinner. The venue had been transformed by the parents of the Scotch Auxiliary into a spectacular dining room featuring large floral displays throughout. The meal was prepared by our own Scotch catering staff and served by 70 boys in the current Year 12 cohort. The highlight of the night was an inspiring speech from Mr Owenell. He shared with us some of his own life experiences and offered sage advice to the 2015 Leavers. As a past Scotch boy himself, Mr Owenell told stories of his time at the College and one of his schoolboy ambitions to perform a rap song to packed Dickinson Centre audience. An ambition he fulfilled on the night. The Valedictory Dinner was a night enjoyed by well over 600 guests and made possible through the efforts and planning of the Scotch Auxiliary who continue to give tirelessly to school events throughout the year.

As this is the last newsletter for the year, I look back at the year passed with much pride and admiration of the efforts of the large majority of boys in the Senior School. Boys have forged new ground in academic competitions, embraced the new opportunities that have become available through the Round Square and most importantly, acted thoughtfully and considerately for the benefit of others. 2015 has been a year filled with highlights and will remain one many will remember fondly.

I wish all families a joyous Christmas and a safe and restful holiday period.

Dr Rob McEwan

Head of Senior School