Community and Service
Strings Orchestra Perform at Aged Care Home
Recently the Strings Orchestra performed at Braemar Presbyterian Ages Care Centre in Willagee. Boys from Year 8 to Year 12 put on a performance for 50 or so residents of the home. The intimate performance by our talented musicians, under the tutelage of strings teacher Ibolya Mikajlo was thoroughly enjoyed by the elderly audience. In the short time at Braemar, the boys performed a number of solo and ensemble pieces as well as works for the whole orchestra. Head of Performing Arts Chris McMillan also attended the performance and ensured that all was ready for the groups arrival.
UnitingCare West Christmas Appeal
The annual UnitingCare West Christmas Appeal is now active and we ask that Scotch Families once again give generously to this request for food and new toys for families in need. Ideas for food and toys can be found on the flyers attached. Boys in the Senior School should bring items to their House Head Office and House Service Representatives will collate. Boys in Junior and Middle Schools are making up shoe boxes with gifts suitable for children of different ages. The Uniting Care West will collect all the boxes and other donated items on 7 December. Gifts can be placed under the Christmas tree and in Middle School and for Junior School, in the foyer of the Dining Hall.
Anderson House Refugee Appeal
Anderson House boys in the Senior School are working in partnership with Balga Senior High School to provide some Christmas cheer to refugee families with students attending the school. The food and toy items specified above would also be suitable for the Balga Refugee Appeal. Boys in Anderson House should deposit non-perishable food and new toys with House Head Ms Lisa Evans.
Round Square Service Trips
In the recent Clan Magazine, it was revealed that Milo Karithavelu - Year 12 Anderson, was 2016 recipient of the Wishaw Award, assisting him to participate in a Service Trip. He chose to go on a Round Square International Service (RSIS) trip to Nepal in December this year. While in Nepal, he will take part in 'Big Build' constructing classrooms in a remote village.
Scotch boys have an opportunity to take part in another RSIS trip to Tanzania. This is not the biannual Scotch Tanzania Expedition, rather another to Tanzania that our boys can apply to go on independently, as a student members of a Round Square Global School. For current Year 12 boys, who would have left school in 2018 when the next Scotch trip takes place, this may be of interest. Dates for RSIS 2017 are 10 - 23 July. This falls within the three-week break between Autumn and Winter Terms.
The trip to Tanzania will involve 50 students from Round Square schools from around the world and will be an exception opportunity to serve in a country that Scotch is familiar with and have very good contacts. For more information, go to the Round Square web site.
Disabled Surfers Association Event
The next Disabled Surfers Association Event will be held on Saturday 3 December, on the last weekend of term. There are no PSA fixtures. Boys from Year 10 - 12 in particular are encouraged to come down to Leighton Beach - Fremantle Surf Club to register before the safety briefing at 9.30am. Boys who come will work in teams of a dozen or more student and adult volunteers to enable disabled participants to experience the beach environment and perhaps catch a few waves. The morning of fun concludes with a free Sausage Sizzle and the presentation of prizes at around 12.30pm. Boys interested in attending should complete the attached Permission Form and return to Student Services or Mr Cordner.
Mr Bill Cordner
Director of Community and Service