27 November 2017

Community and Service

Service Action in Senior School

Over the last two weeks some Year 10 boys have been working with Tranby Centre and Manna organisation, investigating the problem of homelessness. At Tranby, the boys listened to a homeless client tell his story about how he came to be living rough on the streets of Perth. The boys then distributed water bottles, provided by Scotch College to the homeless at a Manna food distribution point at a park in Northbridge. It is a tragedy that so many people in our community have to resort to these services.

Rio wheelchair

Shortly after the Paralympics concludes, the Wheelchair Basketball Association will be visiting the College at the invitation of graduating Year 12 boys from Anderson and Brisbane houses. The Houses will compete in a game of wheelchair basketball at lunchtime on Thursday 13 October - the day before March Out for the Year 12 group. Not only will the boys compete on the court, they will also compete in the fundraising stakes. Entry to the gym will be by gold coin donation and split between the Houses. However, further money can be donated to each House separately using the links below.

All monies raised will go towards the Wheelchair Sports Association.

Service Action in Junior and Middle Schools

Boys in Middle School recently held a Willy Wonker Chocolate bar raffle and fancy dress day raisung $121 during Book Week. All proceeds will be going to Princes Margaret Hospital. Boys in the Service Club are in the process of researching and building bird shelters suitable for the red-capped plover. Human activity and dogs along our beaches threaten these shoreline-nesting birds and the simple shelters provide some protection.

bird

Junior School boys are holding a paper plane flying competition in the last week of this term. Entry will cost $1 per plane entered. Money raised will go to Alice Springs Uniting Church Youth Centre. This is a drop-in facility for local indigenous children and at present needs more equipment. A lot of the young people in Alice Springs (average age 15-18) who don't go to school often meet there socially and also to do some cooking, artwork and other activities.

Year 10 Community Service Personal Projects

At the end of this week, Year 10 boys will be exhibiting their Personal Projects in the annual Showcase. Among the many outstanding projects are some that focus in on community service.

Alex Vasilio-Davis (Alexander)

Organised and ran a social for people with disabilities.

Fletcher Houston (Anderson)

Undertook a sponsored walk for PlusLife.

Nicolas Pismiris (Anderson)

Produced care packages for explosive-detection dogs.

Joshua Hook (Brisbane)

Raising awareness of, and funds for, homeless people and their pets in Perth.

Nicolas Rogers (Cameron)

Performing a music concert at nursing home.

Darcy Frazer (Ferguson) and

Nicholas Ryan (Brisbane)

Making chess boards for the elderly in nursing homes.

Joshua Dyson (Ferguson)

Fundraising for Jodi O'Shea Orphanage in Bali.

Max Locke (Ferguson)

Educating the public on adopting rescue dogs.

Mitchell Evans (Keys)

Participating in Variety Brat's Bash and raising funds.

James Humphry (Keys)

Completed a 21km run as dementia fundraiser.

Kyle Fraser (Ross)

Volunteered at a school in Ethiopia.

Oscar Lane (Ross)

Enduro for cancer - raising money by competing in series of mountain biking competitions.

James Richards-Adlam (St Andrews)

Creating a raised garden bed at St. Michael's church.

Frans Buys (Stuart)

Created cottage industry for underprivileged women in South Africa to support themselves - 'Flowers of Compassion'

Kassidy Williams (Stuart)

Organising pet visits to nursing homes.

These boys will be available in the Dickinson Centre during the Showcase on Friday evening to talk about their projects.

Mr Bill Cordner

Director of Community and Service