14 August 2017

Boys' Achievements

Jack Jagger (Year 10, Keys) was selected in the U14's Northern side to compete in the Junior State Rugby Championships during the holidays

Thomas Gooch's (leaving Year 12, Keys) writing entry in The West Australian's GEN Z competition has won him a place on The West's junior editorial panel.

Australasian Philosothon

Having successfully defended their title in the Perth Philosothon in 2015, the Scotch College Philosophy team was invited to participate in the Australasian Philosothon held in Brisbane over the September holiday period. This exclusive event invites the top three teams in each Australian state to come together to explore complex ethical and philosophical questions.

After two days of intense discussion, facilitated by teachers of philosophy and adjudicated by senior university lecturers and professors, Scotch College was awarded first place. This is an outstanding achievement at the national level. The team members were:

Lewis Orr (Year 9, Ferguson)

Lucas Triglavcanin (Year 9, St Andews)

Darcy Frazer (Year 9, Ferguson)

Felix Jones (Year 9, Brisbane)

Austin Bantock (Year 11, Ferguson)

James Naylor-Pratt (Year 12, Anderson)

In addition to winning the overall title, Scotch boys placed in each of the four age divisions that comprise the competition.

  • James Naylor-Pratt placed first in the senior division and also won the Most Promising Male Philosopher for the highest score across all boys in all age divisions
  • Felix Jones placed third in the 15 years age division
  • Lewis Orr placed equal second in the 14 years age division
  • Sam Wake placed first in the 13 years age division.

Long Tan Leadership and teamwork award, from ADF

The ADF Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Awards recognise students who demonstrate leadership and teamwork within both the School and the broader community and who display strong values, such as doing one's best, respect for others and "mateship", that are integral to Australian society. The establishment of the ADF Long Tan Leadership and Teamwork Awards is an important initiative by the Australian Government designed to encourage senior students, tomorrow's leaders, to actively participate in the life of their schools and local communities.

The winners of this prestigious award for 2016 are:

Julien Walker (leaving Year 12, Cameron)

Christopher Ramsden (Year 11, Ross)

Certificate IV in Business

Lewis Abbey (leaving Year 12, Keys)

Michael Baker (leaving Year 12, Alexander)

Isaac Bombara (leaving Year 12, St Andrews)

Arrigo Brackenridge (leaving Year 12, St Andrews)

Elliott Buzza (leaving Year 12, Alexander)

Patrick Carter (leaving Year 12, Stuart)

Torin Chamberlain (leaving Year 12, Cameron)

Yukio Chaplin (leaving Year 12, Keys)

Christopher Di Russo (leaving Year 12, Keys)

Callum Duffy (leaving Year 12, Brisbane)

Daniel Fletcher (leaving Year 12, Stuart)

Joseph Gardam (leaving Year 12, Stuart)

Oscar Hutton (leaving Year 12, Anderson)

Kelton Mulvay (leaving Year 12, St Andrews)

Todd Retallack (leaving Year 12, Keys)

Braden Retallack (leaving Year 12, Keys)

Lachlan Stokes (leaving Year 12, Keys)

Noah Terry (leaving Year 12, Brisbane)

Charles Usher (leaving Year 12, Brisbane)

Rhys Williams (leaving Year 12, Shearer)

Certificate II in Sport & Recreation

Lewis Abbey (leaving Year 12, Keys)

Michael Baker (leaving Year 12, Alexander)

Christopher Di Russo (leaving Year 12, Keys)

Thomas Keamy (leaving Year 12, Stuart)

Jacob Lane (leaving Year 12, Keys)

Khysom Umbagai (leaving Year 12, Keys)

Certificate II in Marine Operations

David Bott (leaving Year 12, Keys)

Certificate II in Process Plant Operations

Dylan Grant (leaving Year 12, Shearer)