Community and Service
Round Square International Exchanges
Global membership of Round Square has enabled Scotch to develop exchange partners with other Round Square schools within the network of schools. Boys in Year 8 can take part in two to three week reciprocal exchanges with boys from member schools throughout Australia. Year 10 boys can exchange with students from any of the global Round Square schools. These exchanges are typically six weeks in duration.
During the holidays a number of Year 10 boys headed overseas on exchange - to Gordonstoun School, Scotland, Birlklehof School, Germany, Rothesay Netherwood School, Canada and Fountain Valley School, Colorado, USA. This term we are hosting boys from these schools as well as Belgrano Day School, Argentina, Inter-community School, Switzerland and Herlufsholm School, Denmark.
Jock Sutherland (Year 10, Anderson) in New York
Ben Howie (Year 10, Ross) at Gordonstoun, Scotland
Round Square International Service Project - Nepal
During the break, two staff members and one student took part in an international service project in Nepal. Mr Ashley Keatch was the Leader of the expedition, having served as Deputy Leader of a similar project for Round Square in South Africa. Mr Scott Siekierka was Deputy Leader for the Nepal project. Milo Kathiravelu (Year 12, Anderson), recipient of the Scotch College - Wishaw Award for 2016, used the award to partly fund the trip to Nepal. We now have had three staff members take part in Global projects for the Round Square organisation (Mr David Kyle service as Leader in Nicaragua and Cambodia). This is wonderful service by our staff given the short time that the School has been a Global Member of the organisation.
Disabled Surfing Association Event
On the last Saturday of the summer holidays, the Disabled Surfers Association (DSA) held its first event for 2017. Ten boys and five staff members came down to Leighton Beach to assist as volunteers. Scotch boys and staff have been volunteering with DSA since 2005. It was a wonderful event that saw close to 50 disabled participants assisted to experience the beach environment - and to catch a wave or two.
Mr Bill Cordner
Director of Community and Service