Community and Service
Service in the Neighbourhood
For many years, Scotch boys in all three sub-schools have at various times assisted the Friends of Lake Claremont (FOLC) group to rejuvenate the lake environment. Right on our doorstep, it is an important resource for Scotch and the whole community in the surrounding area. The changes over the past decade or more have been profound and the FOLC group can rightly be proud of the work they have done to restore an ecosystem and provide a place of peace and solitude in the midst of a busy city. Aside from the restoration of habitat, the result of years of labour is a place of beauty and in itself restorative and rejuvenating to all who take the time to enjoy the surrounds.
Scotch boys and staff have for a long time been involved in planting and weeding - most notably as part of the Year 10 service learning programme. Boys and staff have also sat on the Friends of Lake Claremont Committee and the College has worked closely with the group to enhance the surrounds and ensure the survival of the endangered long-necked tortoise.
Lake Claremont is an important resource for Perth. Working in partnership with FOLC is a natural fit for Scotch College and our boys have an opportunity to contribute substantially to their local community. For more information on how you can volunteer, go to the FOLC website.
Combined Schools Equity Action Meeting
Each of the points of the star symbol to represents a Uniting Church school in Perth. The spiral represents the genesis of action and the growth of a connecting thread extending between the schools
As a Uniting Church school, our boys have an opportunity of being a part of a proposed Combined Project for Social Equity. Students from all the Uniting Church schools in Perth will select students to form a committee with the task of determining which social issue will be the focus of action across all the schools. The power of the Uniting Church school network is substantial and this initiative may lead to substantial assistance to a disadvantaged group.
The first meeting of the committee will be this week with the aim of rolling out an action plan soon after. Committee members will be from both Year 10 and Year 11 to ensure some continuity over time.
Senior Round Square International Conference
The senior Round Square International Conference (RSIC) this year is being hosted by three schools in Cape Town, South Africa. As a Global member of Round Square, Scotch has an opportunity of sending five Year 11 boys as delegates to the conference. The conference is based on the Round Square IDEALS and will include presentations by eminent speakers, workshops and opportunities to see the Cape Town area. Boys attending will mix with student leaders from over 150 schools from around the world.
For more information, please go to the conference web page (Login: RSIC2017) Boys currently in Year 11 who are interested should complete an Application Form and return to Mrs Thomson by March 24 if you wish to be considered as a delegate for the conference.
Mr Bill Cordner
Director of Community and Service