27 November 2017

Head of Middle School

In the first week of the school holidays Scotch College Middle School hosts the Youth Round Square Conference for the Asia region. 180 Year 8 delegates from across Australia and from China, Japan, Malaysia Singapore and New Zealand will spend a week on campus, living in the boarding house, involved in a range of activities that explore the Ideals of the Round Square program. The Ideals and some of the activities on this year's programme are:

  • Internationalism: kite making working shops
  • Democracy: producing a giant collaborative mural for MacKellar Hall
  • Environment: Adventure race that explores the uniqueness of Kings Park
  • Adventure: Day trip to Moray canoeing and rock climbing
  • Leadership: Guest speakers on the SKA and deep space, cutting edge shark technology - and survival and life as a refugee.
  • Service: rolling street swags and working with organisations Tranby House, Rocky Bay Village and St Patricks Fremantle

Each day starts with surfing at Leighton Beach or yoga around the lake and evening events include a river cruise dinner with a castaway beach theme and flying night kites on the oval. The whole purpose of the Round Square conference is to bring young, like-minded people who believe in the Ideals of the Round Square, together for fun, activity and fellowship. A Round Square Youth Conference is held annually in the Asia Pacific region. We hope to send another 6 students to next year's conference.

The Middle School production of "Treasure Island" played to three packed and delighted audiences in the Foundation Theatre last week. The photographs of the production are going to form a great visual presentation on the screens and in Clan later this year. Congratulations to the cast pictured below on maintaining their enthusiasm and commitment to a demanding rehearsal schedule and delivering such polished performances. A special thank you to our production director Ms Sarah Combes who has done an amazing job of turning a group of classroom angels into rag tag bunch of cutthroat pirates.

Mr Richard Ledger

Head of Middle School