22 September 2014

Headmasters ReflectionsHeadmaster's Reflections

Welcome to the last edition of The Thistle for this term and in the case of our Year 12 students the last copy in their schooling journey.

I know we seem to say this every year, but this term appears to have vanished before our very eyes. There is so much activity in this term and so much to celebrate that by the time we all look up the term is over. I would particularly like to thank and acknowledge our staff, both teaching and other for the amazing commitment and drive throughout this term. Likewise, thank you to all of the boys and their families for the enthusiasm and support for what we are trying to achieve both within and outside of the classroom.

While we pride ourselves on a broad co-curricular programme at Scotch, I think it was very fitting that last week provided us with some memorable highlights resulting from also prioritising quality teaching and learning at Scotch. On Wednesday 18 September we were treated to an exceptional showcase on the topic of Migration by our Year 5 boys. This was the culmination of the Primary Years Programme (PYP) showcase. The level of academic inquiry and learning represented through the boys' work was simply outstanding. On Friday 20 September we held the Middle Years Programme (MYP) showcase in the Dickinson Centre. For anyone who visited this display or for parents with boys who were involved in the showcase, I am sure they will agree that we were treated to an exceptional array of projects. The depth, diversity and quality of learning outcomes had to be seen to be believed. Congratulations to all staff involved in these events. They are the result of a genuine commitment to differentiated learning and rigour aimed at leading each boy through a journey of personal excellence. Finally, our Year 11 students commenced an important part of their academic journey with their examinations. I know we wish them well as they work through this challenging but rewarding part of their schooling.

As the term comes to a close please remember to keep the Year 12 boys and their families in your thoughts and prayers as they finish off their schooling at Scotch, and in many cases face the rigour of the final examinations. As with every year I am confident that the boys have been prepared well by their teachers and all that remains is for them to apply a focussed and well-orchestrated revision programme over the coming weeks.

I would like to close by revisiting the start of this term. When we faced so many challenges at a time when we could apply no rational thought to the tragic events faced by two of our families, the Scotch community stood tall and proud. Thank you for supporting the Maslin and Norris families and our wider community when it was needed the most.

Remember to find time to relax with each other over the break and refocus on just how important family is to us all.

Best wishes and I look forward to returning next term.

Dr A J O'Connell

Headmaster

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All School Matters

Innovation in Learning

Commencing at Scotch College, it is clear that a community of innovative learning is well established. As I have engaged with the boys and their teachers across Junior, Middle and Senior School, the passion and energy driving this learning is infectious.

It is widely recognised that teachers share a significant responsibility in the education of our young people in Australia. As a profession, it is one that is continually evolving and adapting to the changing social conditions in which it operates. As suggested by American Educational Psychologist Lee Shulman, 'One never learns to teach once and for all. It is a continuous ongoing, constantly deepening process.' It is with this mindset we at Scotch continue on our never-ending journey to develop innovating teaching to drive innovative learning. As the boys learn, so do we as teachers.

To witness students in the Middle School playing the Stock Market during a lunchtime club activity or the boys in Class 6C performing as a class band for the first time to a public audience, it is inspiring to see the learning that has already occurred this year. Equally impressive was the commitment shown by the boys and the teachers who support them in The Residence, as they continue to give up their own time to develop their learning in a range of subjects.

At this time of year we shall also witness the wonder of the PYP Exhibition and the MYP Personal Project Showcase, both of which demonstrate the passionate learning that has taken place across the College this year.

It is these examples of student learning, the conversations I have had with teachers, and the introductions to parents within the Scotch Community that excite me about the personal journey I am entering and the opportunities to expand on the fantastic work that is already evident within the College.

I look forward to working with the boys, staff, parents and broader College Community to further develop teaching and learning at Scotch.

Mr Peter Allen

Director of Teaching and Learning

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Junior School Open Morning

You may have seen some recent advertising in the papers inviting interested parents to our Junior School Open Morning.

If you know of anyone that may be interested please encourage them to contact the Admissions Office on 9383 6809.

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Community and Service

Scotch Development Projects Have Impact

An email was received recently that reinforced the value of maintaining for the long term the development projects established by Scotch singularly or in conjunction with other schools. Dr Rob Barbour, Managing Director of 'Kisampa', a private conservation area close to Matipwili Village where Scotch and PLC have been working to improve educational facilities for the past ten years commented as follows:

"Just as an aside and to show the value your support - in 2010 Matipwili Primary School was positioned 84th out of 124 schools in the district in terms of results. In 2013 they were 34th and in 2014 they expect to lie 20th out of 124 schools. For the last 3 years running over 90% of the kids doing their Standard 7 (primary leaving) exams, have passed and qualified to continue on to secondary school. Such an improvement attracted the attention of the District Education Officer who recently came with his team to see if the village was "cooking" the results. Luckily he found, to no-one's surprise but his that the results relate to some dedicated teachers with some resources at their disposal. The rapid rise is extraordinary in Tanzania and their improved ranking has not only motivated the teachers but the student's parents as well who are proud to be partners in their children's success and provides assurance to donors like yourselves that their efforts are not in vain. They now aim to go on and become the number one school in the district, an aim inconceivable even 3 years ago."

There is little doubt that the development projects supported by Scotch in India, Cambodia and Tanzania have significant impact and contribute to the improvement of quality of life of people in the communities concerned. The boys who regularly travel to serve in these communities are part of a commitment to a long-term partnership. The stream of visits by groups, together with the funds generated adds up to a considerable force for change in parts of the world in great need.

Balga Schools Visit Scotch

Last Tuesday, Year 5 students from North Balga Primary School visited the PYP Exhibition. The theme was: 'Challenges, Risks and Opportunities May Lead to Migration'. Earlier in the year, the Balga students, many of whom are recently arrived refugees or voluntary migrants, hosted the Scotch Year 5 boys and provided an insight into what it means to be an immigrant to Australia. The visiting students on Tuesday spent time looking at the exhibits and talking to our boys. They then stayed for lunch in the Dining Hall.

balga visit

This partnership between Year 5 classes builds on the relationship already established with both North Balga Primary School and Balga Senior High School through the Year 10 Service Programme. Year 10 students from Balga spent last Friday on the Senior Campus - attending classes and viewing the MYP Personal Project Exhibition.

Swanbourne Primary School Fair and Fun Run

Year 8 Keys House boys represented the College very well as volunteers at the recent Swanbourne Primary School Fair and Fun Run. The 24 boys assisted where they could and organisers were delighted with their service. Year 10 boys assist this local school each Friday afternoon and it was good to be able to offer our support in another way.

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Music Department

"Music is a world within itself, it is a language we all understand." - Stevie Wonder

Since the last edition of the Thistle, musicians from all year levels have been busy performing in a range of concerts and venues. Senior School boys performed to the Middle School students prior to the Senior Spring Concert and on Tuesday and Wednesday 9 and 10 of September, Middle School boys performed to their parents. On Thursday 11 September the string students in Junior School presented a Strings Celebration Concert featuring the Year 3 students and some invited Year 1 and 2 boys. On Tuesday 16 September a selection of older string players performed a range of solos and group pieces as part of a Strings Soiree. All of these events were extremely popular and served to showcase the amazing talents of all of our musical boys.

The final event of the term was the Senior Music Dinner held in Claremont on Thursday evening. This was a great way to celebrate the leaving Year 12 boys and recognise their contributions to the Music Department and Music at Scotch College overall. Patrick Mitchell, the outgoing Music Captain was congratulated and thanked for his efforts throughout the year and the new 2015 Music Captain was announced.

As we look forward Spring Term the Music Department will be involved in Orientation programmes, the Presentation Assemblies and Speech Nights, plus the last traditional concert of the year, the Junior and Middle School End of Year Concert. Please note that this event will now be held in the Dickinson Centre on Friday 31 October at 6.30pm.

Upcoming events include:

Monday 20 October, FOSM Ordinary Meeting and AGM, 7.00pm, Senior Music Department

Friday 31 October, Junior and Middle School End of Year Concert, 6.30pm, Dickinson Centre

Many of the events listed above are supported by FOSM. If you would like to join the Friends of Scotch Music (FOSM) - a group of parents who enthusiastically support the work of boys and staff in the Music Department, the process is very straight forward via the FOSM email below. FOSM meets once or twice each term with all meetings beginning at 7.00pm. Meetings go for approximately one hour, and are held in the Senior School MUSIC Room with everyone welcome. Please consider becoming involved in the FOSM Parent Support group as an excellent way to support your son and the Music Programme at Scotch College. The next FOSM Meeting is to be held Monday, 20 October and will include the Annual General Meeting.

Contact Details

The Instrumental Programme is administered by the Senior School Music Department and all queries should be directed to the Music Administrator, Julia Robinson (9383 6841) music@scotch.wa.edu.au

Alternately, please contact Mr David Coughlan, Head of Music, via email DGCoughlan@scotch.wa.edu.au or phone 9383 6842.

If you wish to become more involved in supporting the Music Department by receiving information about the work of FOSM, please contact FOSM@scotch.wa.edu.au.

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Indonesian Evening Classes at Scotch

Scotch College, in partnership with the Balai Bahasa Indonesia Perth (BBIP), offers evening Indonesian Beginner Level 1 and 2, and Conversation classes. Spring Term 8 week courses commence on Tuesday 21 October from 6.30pm - 8.30pm and are available to students, staff and parents, as well as members of the wider community.

Beginner Classes (Level 1 and 2) are designed for all ages to develop basic communication skills for the purpose of exchanging personal information and transactions. These classes are ideal for individuals travelling to Indonesia for work or holiday and wish to understand more about the Indonesian language and culture.

Conversation Classes are designed for intermediate and advanced speakers who wish to develop their oral communication skills via simulated immersion of Indonesian. The aim of each lesson is to expand vocabulary of a topic and conclude with a task such as a role-play, group discussion, debate or interview. Conversation classes are recommended for speakers who are already proficient and wish to 'brush up' on their skills, as well as, Year 11 and 12 students who wish to further develop their listening and speaking in preparation for the WACE and IB examinations.

All lessons are delivered by native speaker instructors from the Balai Bahasa and are held in the Kennedy Block on the Senior Campus. The cost of an eight week course is $191 and includes BBIP membership. Conversation classes are free to all current Scotch College students and staff.

To enrol in any of the Balai Bahasa classes visit: http://www.balaibahasaperth.org, click 'Course', and follow the links to the online registration.

For more information about any of the courses please contact Kate Reitzenstein on kreitzenstein@ais.wa.edu.au or Wilfred Liauw on 9383 6854 ext. 854 or wliauw@scotch.wa.edu.au.

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Uniform Shop Opening Hours

Normal term opening hours apply until the shop closes at 11.30am on Thursday, 25 September.

The Uniform Shop will be open during the holidays on Monday, 13 October only, from 9.00am - 12 noon and 1.00pm - 4.00pm.

Normal term opening hours will resume on Tuesday, 15 October:

Tuesdays: 8.00am - 5.00pm

Thursdays: 7.30am - 11.30am

Fridays: 7.30am - 11.30am

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Reminder to Parents to Update Contact Details

All parents are reminded to keep the School up-to-date with their contact details on a regular basis. This is essential to ensure you are receiving the necessary information and correspondence regarding your son's education, newsletters, inclusion on contact lists etc. Please notify the School of any changes to:

  • Address, phone number, email address
  • Marital status and/or boy's living arrangements
  • Occupation details
  • Emergency contact details
  • Medical details

This can be done by emailing mail@scotch.wa.edu.au.

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Head of Junior SchoolJunior School

Head of Junior School

PYP Exhibition

The highlight of the Winter Term for me each year is the Year 5 PYP Exhibition. The exhibition is the culminating learning experience for the boys in the final year of the programme. It provides the boys with the opportunity to apply the transdisciplianry skills they have learned on the journey. For our boys, the exhibition work began with a visit to North Balga Primary School. There, the boys heard from the children and their parents about their experience as refugees and migrants to Australia. While some of these stories were harrowing, they provided a context for the boys' research and some insight into what conditions many refugees and migrants flee from.

The boys attended several excursions to provide provocations for their exhibition. Soon after this, they created the central idea for their work, 'Challenges, risks and opportunities may lead to migration.' Each boy then devised his own burning question to research. The theme based on migration provided a plethora of avenues to investigate. The outcomes of the exhibition were outstanding presentations by the boys with information confidently shared. The specialist teachers tied into the central idea and engaged the boys in relevant activities to support the exhibition work, expanding their knowledge and understanding.

One of the main outcomes of an exhibition is the action the boys will take as a result of their research. This can take the form of changes in the way they approach things, i.e. recycling, looking after the environment, fund raising or raising awareness. For our boys the action was far more profound. We asked the boys if their views or opinion on migrants and refugees has changed. They all indicate that the process of the exhibition provided them the time to learn and reflect on the many reasons someone would choose to leave their home for a new life in another country. They indicated that their opinions on migrants and refugees had changed. They now understood the decision to migrate was not always and easy one and for some it involved great personal risk. This type of action is what the PYP is about. Action that may not be easy to see as it is change on the inside of a person; change that can be sustained and action that will impact on others and perhaps assist in changing their opinions.

I am immensely proud of our boys, for the learning journey that they have been a part of, for their engagement in the exhibition and for their ability to articulate what they have learned and how it has changed them. I wish to thank the team of people who assisted the boys in their learning; teachers, mentors and parents. At Scotch we aim to develop boys who are internationally minded. This exhibition and the experiences it provided our boys is one small step towards that goal.

Mr John Stewart

Head of Junior School

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Important Dates to Remember

Date

Event

Location

Time

23 September

Yr 2 and 12 breakfast and games morning

Outside Dining Hall

7:15 - 8:15am

24 September

Yr 1 Open Morning

Dining Hall Annexe

9:00 - 11:00am

25 September

JPSSA House Games (Yr 5)

1:30 - 3:00pm

26 September

Community Assembly hosted by 3T

MacKellar Hall

2:30 - 3:00pm

26 September

Winter Term concludes

14 October

Spring Term commences

15 October

Yr 4 Excursion

Herdsman Wildlife Centre

8:30am - 3:00pm

16 October

Yr 3 Excursion

John Forrest National Park

8:00am - 3:00pm

17 October

March Out

Gooch Pavilion

11:00am

20 October

Co-curricular activities commence

21 October

Yr 1 Excursion

Kings Park and Botanic Gardens

9:30am - 2:30pm

24 October

Grandparents Day

MacKellar Hall and Classrooms

TBA

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Primary Years Programme (PYP)

2014 Exhibition

The Junior School Annual Year 5 PYP Exhibition is always a highlight of our school year. This year was no exception. The teamwork from our Scotch Community has been outstanding, and for me, an absolute privilege to be part of. The classroom teachers, Mr Whiston, Mrs Ritchie, Mr Norman and Mrs Lopez, worked above and beyond, as did all the teachers across the Junior School and the Year 5 parents as well. The mentoring and support the boys received was exceptional. To see the growth of young, independent, life-long learners was the biggest highlight for all.

The following reflections on the Exhibition are from our parent and extended professional community. A testament of the strength of the Primary Years Programme and the quality of staff in Scotch College Junior School.

"Outstanding! Well done to the boys and particularly their incredible teachers. Your patience is legendary! Thank you for taking my boy through this journey!"

"It's wonderful to see the effort put in by all the boys. When you take time to stop and listen to the way they speak, what they say, and what the experience has taught them, it's hard to imagine they are only year 5. Well done to all."

"I am very impressed by the work completed by 5W and 5D in this year's PYP. The topic of migration has given the boys lots of opportunity to reflect on different communities and the influences on their life and the reasons for moving countries. Well done boys."

"I am amazed and impressed with what all the boys have achieved this term. I know that when I was 10/11 years old, I would not have had the confidence and ability to do what they have. Well done!"

"Blown away! Awesome! What an amazing journey for young minds and what promise it holds for any destination they may choose! All a testament to the effort of the teachers and mentors!"

A sincere thank you to all involved and a huge congratulations to our Year 5 boys.

Kathy Derrick

Deputy Head of Junior School - Curriculum

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3C News

The 3C boys have enjoyed our current unit of inquiry, 'How we express ourselves', immensely. They were lucky enough to view the impressive IPSHA Art Exhibition at Santa Maria College. Another highlight was our 'Art Hunt' around the school where the boys took photographs of art they found. They were surprised to discover the large amount of artwork that is around Scotch College and made Pic Collages of their favourite pieces. The boys have proven themselves to be talented photographers. They took beautiful portraits of their peers and learned how to edit the photographs to perfection. The portraits made thoughtful gifts for Father's Day. The boys have enjoyed learning about famous art from around the world such as Matisse's cut-outs and Van Gogh's Sunflowers. Term 3 has certainly flown past quickly and the boys should feel very proud of all the wonderful work they have completed.

Olivia Creagh

Year 3 Teacher

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Art News

Creativity, perspective and intellect

On Wednesday 10 September a magnificent, diverse range of artwork created by students from Year 1 to 12 was showcased in the Dickinson Centre. Families were invited to attend the Official Opening and members of general public, teachers and classes viewed the exhibition over the next couple of days. It is always inspirational watching the joy of students seeing their artwork framed or exhibited and be able to share their ideas with an audience. Boys also had an opportunity to see different techniques and materials being used. It was great to have conversations with past students who have moved on from the Junior School into the Middle and Senior school, continuing their arts learning journey. There has been a lot of attention in the media lately about the value of Arts Education and its positive impact on learning in general. For example;

"Arts education not only enhances students' understanding of the world around them, but it also broadens their perspective on traditional academics. The arts give us the creativity to express ourselves, while challenging our intellect. The arts integrate life and learning for all students and are integral in the development of the whole person."

--Dr. Terry Bergeson, State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Washington State, November 2001

Karen Sabitay

PYP Visual Arts

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Performing Arts News

The boys in Year 1 have been engaging in a variety of activities including listening, singing, playing instruments, moving and miming in order to explore and experience music from different times and style contexts. In one of their favourite activities the boys discussed how they could turn a rock song, using instruments such as electric guitar, drums and keyboard, into a chamber music style piece. The boys had fabulous suggestions, which included using instruments such as the violin, harpsichord and tambour, plus a little drama and imagination! Over the next week the boys have been asked to bring in some of their favourite music from home so that we can compare their favourite styles.

Phebe Samson

Performing Arts Teacher

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Friendly Schools and Families

Helping your children respond to bullying

It is natural for families to feel upset and want to protect their children if they are being bullied. However, children can be distressed when families react with anger. These same strategies apply if your child is being cyber bullied.

Family responses found to be helpful include:

  • Encouraging your children to discuss the situation
  • Being aware of your own responses and reacting in a calm, helpful and supportive manner
  • Believing your children - it is important that your children feel confident talking to you about problems
  • Telling your children that bullying is wrong and reminding them that they have the right to feel safe and happy
  • Making sure your children know how to get help and support at school
  • Helping your children to make friends (having at least one good friend has been shown to reduce the likelihood and impact of bullying)
  • Talking to your children's teacher

  • Asking your children what they would like you to do

Warwick Norman

Friendly Schools and Families Coordinator

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French News

Salut! The Year 1 students have been practicing their greeting skills in French. The learning outcome we are aiming to achieve is for the boys to interact with their peers to socialise and establish relationships using appropriate language in simple exchanges. The use of technology has been wonderful in helping the students showcase their acquired skills. They are using an app called Puppet Pals to record their voices and present their work. It is also a fun learning and sharing experience for the boys to share their plays with the class.

Madame Edwards

French Specialist

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Junior School Resource Centre

Hello from the Library. Book Week is over for another year so I thought I would share a couple of images with you from the big week. Keep your boys reading and try to keep reading yourselves. I thought I might mention a book I read recently which we have in our collection called "Wonder". A beautiful story recommended for 5 to 95 year olds. Thank you very much to Kendra, Kaye, Jenny, Sue, Alison B, Rebecca and Alison W and Wayne for all their help in making Book Week so enjoyable for us in the Junior School, and also that you to all the staff for their fantastic Lego character outfits.

Warwick Norman

Junior School Teacher Librarian

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Excellence Awards

The following awards will be announced at Assembly on Friday 26 September:

Year 1

Kento Fukuoka

Blake Pearce

Callum Shaw

Soichiro Kato

James Heggart

Jonathan Gattorna

Lucas Marley

Sam Holmes

Year 2

Max Casalanguida

Isaac Smith

Beau Povey

George Di Prinzio

Matthew Philpott

Calum Cameron

Luke Megson

Fred Fielder

Jamie Jones

Year 3

Arnaud McVicker

Joe Chegwidden

Noah Lewis

Hayden Henschel

Max Mackay-Coghill

Luca Green

Marshall Grosse

Alexis Panagodimos

Thomas Byass

Alasdair Orr

Matthew Graham

Jude Lloyd Hudson

Daniel Kerfoot

Year 4

Gianluca Mastrocinque

Fletcher O'Connell

Matthew Coutts

Alex Bateman

Henry Capon

Finn Cummins

Luca Datodi

Lucas Ralls

Year 5

Joshua Woodward

Declan Taylor

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From the Head of Middle SchoolMiddle School

Winter Term Wrap Up

We have reached the end of a very busy and fulfilling Winter term. Winter sport has concluded as well as a short but intense Athletics season. Congratulations once again to Andrew House on winning the Inter-House Carnival and to all the Middle School boys involved in a very successful Inter-School campaign. Boys have also been busy this term with a sustained effort in fundraising activities contributing to Variety WA and their support for children living with domestic violence.

At the start of the term we had boys in each class determine their goals for this semester and during this final week of term students will review these goals in light of starting Spring term fully focussed and knowing how to reset themselves for the final eight weeks of the year.

As we move into Spring Term please be reminded that Summer uniform is to be worn from the first day back, Tuesday 14 October and that Summer sport begins in Week 1 for both JPSSA and PSA sports. Students have already selected their Summer sport with Mr Caniglia and Mr Felgate.

This week Year 7 boys are participating in International Immersion Week with 40 boys currently in Singapore, 60 boys on a parallel Singapore@School programme, 40 boys on a French Immersion and 25 boys on a Indonesian Immersion Programme based in and around the school and through a number of excursions. It is a very rich and fulfilling week, certainly from a cultural perspective for these boys, and something I believe the Year 6 students look eagerly toward next year.

I would like to express my thanks for your participation in attending the Student Led Conferences at the beginning of the term. To the mothers who helped at the Year 6 and 7 Quiz Nights (which were a tremendous success) and to all who attended our Athletics Carnivals and sat on the sidelines during winter sport to cheer and encourage our boys, your support is truly appreciated and valued.

As we finish the term it is appropriate to say thank you to Ms Gabriel Hodgson for her work in 7W while Ms Ward has been on long service leave. Ms Ward will be returning to Scotch and 7W at the commencement of Spring Term after a fantastic break touring the Kimberley and the north-west of Australia.

Winter Term concludes this Friday at 3.25pm. I wish you all a pleasant and enjoyable holiday break with your family.

Mr Richard Ledger

Head of Middle School

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Tournament of Minds 2014

Get creative. Think outside the box. Challenge the world. Put your Thinking Cap on. Do any of these statements sound familiar? Our Year 6 and 7 boys involved in the TOMs program for 2014 would certainly recognise them. They have been involved in a joint venture with PLC since the start of Autumn Term to help develop their creative problem solving skills as part of the Tournament of Minds.

Tournament of Minds is a national competition aimed at our youth to help them develop diverse skills, enterprise, time management, and the discipline to work collaboratively within a challenging and competitive environment.

The combined Scotch/PLC teams met every Tuesday afternoon since the beginning of Autumn Term, as well as the first six Saturdays of Winter Term, to work on a Long-Term Challenge centred around one of the following disciplines - Language and Literature, Applied Technology, Social Sciences and Maths Engineering. Each discipline outlined a different challenge and on Saturday August 30, each team presented their solution to those challenges to a panel of judges at Edith Cowan University, Mount Lawley.

Tournament Day at ECU was an exciting place to be as everyone finally had the chance to present their solutions that they had been working on for so long. It was a melting pot of different ways to solve the same challenges using a variety of homemade props and costumes. All Scotch/PLC teams represented themselves well and should be extremely proud of their efforts.

Scotch College TOMs participants 2014:

Ronnie Fellows-Smith

George Lewin

Rory Bruce

Charlie Radici

David Stulpner

Ned Cusack

William Lewis

Oscar Harold

Alistair Watters

Kristian Stonier

Caleb Evans

Lewis Miller

Miss Deborah Mullin

Middle School Teacher

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Excellence Awards

7.1PG

Liam Blok

For an excellent performance in Music.

7.1PG

Jamie Coulson

For an excellent performance in Music.

7.1PG

Jamie Coulson

For an improved effort in classwork and homework.

7.1PG

William Lodge

For an excellent liveability inquiry task.

7.1PG

Max Vaughan

For an excellent liveability inquiry task.

7.1PG

Max Zagar

For an excellent performance in Music.

7.2M

Ed Hopkins

For always working hard and preparing a great Infrastructure Report.

7.2M

Alistair Watters

For his excellent application in class.

7.2M

George Evans

For working towards achieving his Semester Two goals.

7.2M

Alex Mallawarachi

For always being the first to offer help to those in need.

7.2M

Will Craig

For being a pleasure to teach.

7.2M

Harry Unstead

For showing good application in tasks.

7.2M

Harry Unstead

For an excellent performance in Music.

7.2M

Brandon Stofberg

For showing good application and effort.

7.2M

Max Belcastro

For attaining consistently high results.

7.2M

Nick Turich

For his excellent application in Maths.

7.2M

Nick Turich

For always working to fulfil his potential.

7.2M

Will Chalmers

For always working to fulfil his potential.

7.2M

James De Jonge

For an excellent performance in Music.

7.2M

Liam Peters-Smith

For looking out for those around him.

7.2M

Liam Peters-Smith

For an excellent performance in Music.

7.2M

Liam Kerr

For his excellent effort and application.

7.2M

Callum Moffat

For an excellent performance in Music.

7.2M

Kobey Rafferty

For working towards achieving his Semester Two goals.

7.2M

Kobey Rafferty

For an excellent performance in Music.

7.2M

Levi Waters

For always working well in class.

7.2M

Oscar Harold

For his terrific work on the Infrastructure Inquiry.

7.3L

Richard Lukin

For working consistently in English.

7.3L

Lachie Wilson

For his outstanding Infrastructure Inquiry.

7.3L

Benjamin Parker

For his outstanding Infrastructure Inquiry.

7.3L

Joshua Ziepe

For his outstanding Infrastructure Inquiry.

7.3L

Liam Lisewski

For his outstanding Infrastructure Inquiry.

7.3L

Jack Banfield

For his outstanding Infrastructure Inquiry.

7.3L

Caleb Evans

For an excellent performance in Music.

7.3L

Harry McLarty

For an excellent performance in Music.

7.3L

Logan Renouf

For an excellent performance in Music.

7.4T

Henry Hallam

For an excellent performance in Music.

7.4T

Thomas Wheeler

For an excellent performance in Music.

7.4T

Thomas Wheeler

For working diligently and effectively on Creation Myth research. It was great to see!

7.5W

Jed Hood

For being a student that always thinks critically and creatively about classroom topics. I've learnt a great deal through Jed's contribution to class. Thank you.

7.5W

Lewis Miller

For being a caring student to all members of 7W. Thank you Lewis.

7.5W

Charlie Wackett

For being an exemplary student demonstrating the qualities of a principled learner for all of Term 3. Thank you.

7.5W

Lucas Ferri

For taking responsibility for his own learning and making a concerted effort to do his best in all areas. Well done.

7.6G

Lachlan Malloch

For his excellent work ethic and respectful behaviour in English. Thank you.

7.6G

Zac Mainwaring

For his excellent work ethic in English. Thank you.

7.6G

Hugo Clegg

For his excellent work ethic in English. Keep it up!

7.6G

Jack Taylor

For consistent effort in all learning areas.

7.6G

Coen Miller

For consistent effort in Mathematics.

7.6G

Jesse McDonald

For a fabulously organised English workbook with everything up to date!

7.6G

Matthew Moore

For his good attitude to his work and improved organisation.

7.6G

Matthew Moore

For improved attitude and standard of work in iLearn.

7.6G

Harry Gilchrist

For his hard work in English and sensible attitude to work done in class.

7.6G

Jock Mactier

For his interest, his hard work and conscientious attitude.

7.6G

Lachie Duffy

For his very hard work in English and good organisation.

7.6G

Hamish Watson

For his quiet, organised and diligent approach to English.

7.6G

Mitchell Anstiss

For his excellent attitude and hard work in English.

7.6G

Mitchell Anstiss

For his consistent effort in all learning areas.

7.6G

Lewis Orr

For an excellent performance in Music.

7.1PG

Jamie Coulson

For responsible completion of House Senior duties.

7.1PG

Owen Edgar

For responsible completion of House Senior duties.

7.2M

Oscar Harold

For responsible completion of House Senior duties.

7.3L

Toby Egerton-Warburton

For responsible completion of House Senior duties.

7.4T

Nikhil Chaba

For responsible completion of House Senior duties.

7.5W

Jacob Jones

For responsible completion of House Senior duties.

7.6G

Blake Costello

For responsible completion of House Senior duties.

7.6G

Hugo Clegg

For responsible completion of House Senior duties.

6.1GB

Jeremiah Muir

For his creative work on his iBook.

6.1GB

Aidan Sweeney

For his hard work on his iBook.

6.1GB

Anthony Samaha

For his excellent effort om his iBook in English.

6.1GB

Casey Lawrence

For approaching all work with a quiet and industrious demeanour. He aims for his personal best every time.

6.1GB

Aidan Sweeney

For the impressive level of effort he applies to all tasks. He strives for his personal best at all times.

6.2C

John Simpson

For his committed approach to all English activities and homework. His work ethic serves as a role model for others.

6.3O

William Steinberg

For completing fantastic essays in the National History Challenge.

6.3O

Jack Taylor

For completing fantastic essays in the National History Challenge.

6.3O

Ethan Waller

For achieving excellent results in French.

6.3O

Grayson Downes

For working hard to meet assessment deadlines and for producing work of an exceptional standard in iLearn.

6.4B

Archie Frazer

For receiving 30 Award Cards.

6.4B

Christoff De Wet

For receiving 30 Award Cards.

6.4B

Adam Darley

For receiving 30 Award Cards.

6.4B

Joshua De Wet

For his hard work in English.

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Headmaster's Commendations

7.2M

James Jenour

For his outstanding commitment to his education and his endeavours to help the community around him.

7.3L

Lucas Triglavcanin

Lucas' recent report on Services and Infrastructure was the best report written by a student that I have read in my ten years of teaching. The quantity of research notes, the addition of numerous charts and graphs produced and the quality of his presentation to the class was mind blowing. Unbelievable work.

7.4T

Cormac Taylor

Cormac is a diligent student in class and at home. He completes his work to a very high standard and deepens his understanding by asking intelligent questions. Cormac is a great role model to other students in class.

7.5W

Timothy Douglas

Tim is a reflective, caring and principled learner in 7W. He has worked hard this semester to seek assistance to support his learning and personal development, and his questions have been thoughtful ones. Tim has shown empathy, compassion and respect to his classmates in class and on the sports field. He can be relied upon to act with integrity and honesty and has consistently made good decisions about his behaviour this term. Tim has been a pleasure to teach.

7.6G

Coen Miller

For his dedicated and committed approach to his learning. He is an asset to have in the class.

6.1GB

Angus Hammond Page

Angus is a delightful young man who consistently strives to achieve his best. He has worked hard this year to build on his skills and we admire his work ethic. Angus stands out for his caring nature. He adds much to our class dynamic and his empathy and kindness is highly valued.

6.2C

John Simpson

For always tackling new challenges eagerly and with a positive attitude.

6.3O

Bailey Monaghan

For demonstrating a significant improvement in his effort, time management and standard of work across all subject areas.

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Important Dates in Middle School Winter Term

Fri 26 Sep

Winter Term Concludes 3.25pm

Year 7 Singapore Tour returns

Tuesday 14 Oct

Spring Term Commences

Monday 20 Oct

Year 6 & 7 2015 Orientation Day

Tue 21 Oct

Year 8 2015 Orientation Day

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Student Achievements

2014 UNSW Spelling Competition Results

Year 6

William Steinberg

Distinction

Alexander Aakermann

Credit

Ryan Benney

Credit

Hayden Browne

Credit

Rory Bruce

Credit

Ronan Cameron

Credit

Adam Darley

Credit

Giancarlo Kain

Credit

Ethan Lamb

Credit

Year 7

Lewis Orr

High Distinction

Jed Hood

Distinction

Jack Adams

Credit

Thomas Hodge

Credit

Jock Mactier

Credit

Coen Miller

Credit

Jack Taylor

Credit

WORLD SCHOLAR'S CUP AWARDS

Congratulations to the following boys who represented Scotch College at the World Scholar's Cup Global Round Singapore in June:

Lewis Orr

Debating Top Individual - 13th place overall in his division

Lewis Orr, Jack Taylor and Thomas Hodge

Top Team - 25th overall

Lewis Orr

Scholar's Challenge (120 multi choice quiz) Top Individual, placed on the Honours Roll

Lewis Orr

WSC Global Round Top Individual - 37th overall

Lewis Orr, Jack Taylor and Thomas Hodge

Qualified for an invitation to attend the Tournament of Champions at Yale University

Kobey Rafferty, James Jenour, Luca Fry, Lucas Triglavcanin and Sean Pentony

Medal for Participation at WSC Global Round

Joshua Nicholson and Jack Adams

Medal for Participation at WSC Regional Round in Perth (March 22)

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Middle School Athletics 2014

The 2014 Athletics season commenced with an action-packed day of Inter-House competition. Several records fell: Luca Fry (7.5W) took a 1987 record in the 800m in addition to the 1500m, whilst Will Gordon (6.1GB) claimed both the 200m and 400m respectively. Impressively, the active day of track and field events for all students resulted in the overall points being very close. In fact the winning house only claimed victory following the relay events. House Champion boy in Year 7 went to Benjamin Gale (7.3L), whilst Jesse McDonald (7.6G) claimed runners-up. In Year 6, House Champion was awarded to Will Gordon (6.1GB) with Ben Clarke (6.2C) attaining runners-up. Final Standings:

1st

Andrew (1331)

2nd

James (1321)

3rd

Robert (1139)

4th

David (1035)

5th

Bruce (952)

6th

Gordon (922)

Several of our athletes then went on to compete at the JPSSA and PSA Inters on Thursday and Friday respectively. Scotch took out top honours in the JPSSA competition whilst we finished 32 points behind the winners to take out 2nd position at the PSA event. Notable achievements came from Harry Imison (7.4T) and Tomaye Mojuetan (7.5W) winning the Division 2 1500m and Triple Jump events whilst Lucas Triglavcanin (7.3L) won the same event in Division 1. Luca Fry (7.5W) had a great race finishing 2nd in the 800m whilst Matt Moore (7.6G) placed a credible 3rd in the 400m event. Such exposure to this level of competition enriches the development of the boys and creates a wonderful culture particularly in the senior division. Congratulations to all our athletes.

Lucy Fry competing in the 800m

Lawrence Felgate

Middle School Sport

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From the Head of Senior SchoolSenior School

Student creativity on show

The end of the academic year brings with it the culmination of a large number of student projects that form central components of the International Baccalaureate and the Arts curriculum. Last week two events that showcased some of these projects were the Year 12 Visual Arts students' bodies of work exhibition and the Year 10 Personal Project Showcase. At each event, the striking feature was the boys' ability to think creatively, to solve problems and design innovative solutions, products and techniques.

All students have the capacity to think creatively, to identify needs and problems before generating novel, innovative and practical solutions - but only if this capacity is developed. It is the focus on the design process within the Visual Arts curriculum and International Baccalaureate's Personal Project that aims to explicitly develop each boy's creative capacity.

Creative people take responsible risks and challenge themselves. They are intrinsically motivated and are open to criticism. Each boy who shared their work in last week's exhibitions demonstrated all of these elements in a public forum where others may judge. I left both exhibitions admiring not only the boys' work, but also their courage and creativity. They each revealed a little about their personal interests and motivations. Well done to all the boys involved!

Dr Rob McEwan

Head of Senior School

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2014 PSA Inter-School Athletics Carnival

Final Scoreboard

1st

Aquinas

1624.5

2nd

Scotch

1592.5

3rd

Trinity

1493.5

4th

Hale

1439

5th

Wesley

1251.5

6th

Christ Church

1141.5

7th

Guildford

927.5

Callum Jacobsen (Year 9, St Andrews) was the overall U/15 age group champion.

The following Scotch boys set new PSA records for the following events:

Under 15

Triple Jump (Div 1)

Callum Jacobsen (Year 9, St Andrews)

12.58 m

12.02 m (2012)

Under 17

Triple Jump (Div 1)

Grant Szalek (Year 11, Ross)

13.19 m

Inaugral

Under 14

High Jump (Div 1)

Sean Szalek (Year 8, Ross)

1.77 m

1.7 m (2012)

Under 17

200m (Div 1)

Harry Sinclair (Year 11, Keys)

23.63 sec

Inaugral

Under 17

Discus (Div 2)

Ben Reid (Year 11, Ross)

35.98 m

Inaugral

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Tours 2015

For a list of tours in 2015, please see here.

2015 European History Tour 1 - 17 April

Application closing date of 19 September will be extended for one week to Friday 26 September.

Approximate cost $6800.00, a deposit of $2000.00 is required.

Tour Leader - Mr Matt Bradley

Tour includes Turkey, Germany, Austria, Poland, Czech Republic. A detailed proposed itinerary is included for your information.

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Boarding Report

This term finished on a really high note for boys and students in Keys House. We had some fantastic events and they show the strength of our Boarding Community. It started a few weeks back, when we had the SPIRIT Award when we remember the life of one of our Keys boys Lachie Higham. The recipient this year of the prestigious award was Vincent Carter, Year 12.

A few weeks later we had another very successful Inter-House Athletics Carnival. Keys boys won both the Athletics and also the Marching after the event. The morning was topped off by a Farewell BBQ for Mrs Freitag. Digby Stretch a Boarding parent and the Chairman of Council, made a speech and the parents made a presentation to Mrs Freitag with a cake decorated in purple and a Dockers Logo! The coffee table and photo book will be well used and enjoyed in the Freitags' new home.

The boys performed very well in several House events this term, getting to the final rounds of the Senior Soccer. Their performance in the House Singing was very impressive and performing with a live band and a solo singer was a great way to finish off many weeks of practice.

There have been several Field Days (Dowerin, Newdegate) in the last month and these have been well attended by our current, future and past families. Phil Williams and Matt Bradley travelled to the Mingenew Field Day at the end of last week. It was great to see Mr Marcus Wilkinson the new Director of Residential Life at Dowerin with our Headmaster Dr O'Connell and Mr and Mrs Freitag.

Mr Wilkinson has also been part of the interviews for the new Keys House Captain. There were 16 election speeches presented to the House, all of a very high calibre and expressed the passion boys feel for their House and Boarding at Scotch. Thanks to Mr Bradley for his annual running of the election and the preparation of the very professional voting slips.

Mr Wilkinson will be attending a welcome Cocktail Party at the beginning of Spring Term. We wish him well as he moves into his new role in 2015.

Our Annual Photo competition took place in Week eight this term with some stunning photos being submitted. There were over 90 photos and the judges had a hard time deciding on the final winner. The standard and variety of photos was wonderful and thanks to Mr Menage who introduced this competition seven years ago. It has gone from strength to strength. Presentations were made in two categories Junior / Senior with Oliver Pope the final winner. He receives a canvas print of his photo to keep and one is also displayed in the Big House for everyone to enjoy.

ollie pope photo

As Winter turns into Spring, our boys move into new year groups and new responsibilities. Thank you to our current Year 12s for a job well done and good luck with their exams, soon to finish their time at Scotch.

Marilynn Freitag

Head of Boarding

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CAREERS INFORMATION

Peter Frusher

Year 12 Student Information

Year 12 Student Exit Interviews

All exiting Year 12 students should have had their designated appointment with Mr Frusher regarding Tertiary/Career options. If parents have any concerns about their son's tertiary application, they are most welcome to contact Mr Frusher on 9383 6830. A reminder that TISC applications closed on Tuesday 30 September 2014. Late applications can still be made but they will attract a late fee of $130.

Year 12 WACE Examinations

All students who have enrolled to sit WACE examinations have received a personalised timetable which is to be taken to every written examination as proof of identity. I have suggested that this document remain in the student's blazer pocket as blazers must be worn to all examinations - parents can assist with a gentle reminder before leaving home for each examination. If this document is misplaced students need to go to student services 30 minutes prior to the examination to get a replacement copy.

Sickness/Misadventure Application Form

WACE Examinations: 2014

Before completing a Sickness/Misadventure Application form please read the following information carefully:

  • Has your performance in a WACE examination been affected by a temporary sickness, non-permanent disability or unforeseen misadventure suffered immediately before or during the examination period? (For Physical Education Studies and Dance practical candidates this includes a severe injury sustained after the start of Winter Term, but still existing during the practical examinations.)
  • Were you prevented from attending an examination due to sickness and/or misadventure?
  • If you answered YES to either, or both, of these questions then you should complete this form. The circumstances must have been beyond your usual control. A claim cannot be made for courses entered as a private candidate.

If your difficulties in sitting the WACE examination are the result of any of the reasons listed below, then your circumstances fall outside the Authority's policy and guidelines for sickness/misadventure.

  • Difficulties in preparation or loss of preparation time - for example, as a result of sickness during Year 12 unless in the two weeks prior to your first written examination
  • Alleged deficiencies in tuition
  • Long-term illness such as asthma and epilepsy - unless you have suffered an acute episode of your illness during the examination period
  • The same grounds for which you received special examination provision - unless you experienced additional difficulties during an examination session
  • Misreading the examination timetable
  • Misreading examination instructions
  • Events related to your school assessment in a course
  • Attendance at a sporting or cultural event during a written examination.

Refer to the on-line Year 12 Information Handbook 2014 for further details.

If the application is accepted then the procedure is for the Authority to calculate an examination mark using your school assessment as a basis. The higher of the actual examination mark and the calculated examination mark becomes the examination mark that is given to you for that examination.

Completion of the form

Section A: Applicant details: All parts of this section must be completed by the candidate.

Section B: Course details: This section, including the insert, to be completed by the candidate personally.

Section C: Misadventure evidence (non-medical): This section should be completed by a person not related to the candidate, who is a witness to the misadventure, eg, attending police officer.

Section D: Medical evidence: This section must be completed by the medical practitioner or registered health professional, if the application is on medical or psychological grounds.

Section E: Sickness categories: An essential reference for the medical practitioner/health professional.

Acknowledgement: You must complete the name and address section. The Authority will return the acknowledgement, signed and dated, upon receipt of the application. You should retain the returned acknowledgement as proof that your application has been received. The completed form and any supporting documentation must be received by the School Curriculum and Standards Authority, PO Box 816 Cannington 6987, no later than 4.00pm on Tuesday 25 November 2014. Applications related to only the practical examination can be submitted immediately following that examination.

Envelopes should be marked Confidential - Attention Carolyn Hackett. All applications should be submitted immediately following the last examination. Late forms will not be accepted.

Declaration

I declare that, to the best of my knowledge, all the information given on this form (and attachments) is correct.

I authorise the School Curriculum and Standards Authority to discuss this application with any person who has signed this form or attachment.

Signature of applicant: ......................................................................................................... Date:........................................

Signature of parent/guardian (if applicable): .................................................................. Date: ........................................

University Hall, UWA

Discover what it's like to live at University Hall, UWA!

Come to Open Hall and enjoy a guided tour, breakfast and chat with current students to discover the ultimate UWA/University Hall experience!

When: Sunday 5 October 2014

Time: 9.00am-10.30am

Where: University Hall, 130 Winthrop Avenue, Crawley (corner Stirling Hwy)

Cost: No charge but places are limited so you must register to attend at: admissions@unihall.uwa.edu.au

Further details: Tel 9273 3333 or E admissions@unihall.uwa.edu.au

Study Skills and Revision Courses

Attached is a series of flyers advertising a range of Prep Courses to assist your students to maximise their success at school and beyond. The sessions take place during the up-coming school holidays.

Topics included are:

  • Year 10 Upper School English: getting prepared for Year 11 and 12 WACE English
  • Year 11 Upper School English: doing Year 11 English? Now sharpen your academic reading and writing skills
  • Year 12 WACE Mathematics: revising Mathematics 2C or getting a head start for Maths 2C next year
  • Year 11 Study Skills: for Year 10s wanting to succeed in Year 11 with less effort!
  • Year 12 Study Skills: for Year 11s wanting to succeed in Year 11 with less effort!

Additional information can be accessed via our website: http://www.nd.edu.au/academic_support/october-school-holiday-courses

WACE Exam Boost and Revision Programme- Six hour one day exam boost seminar available 20 and 21 September. Various Subjects. 10 hour revision and exam preparation program available weeks 1 and 2 of the school holidays. High quality teaching in small group classes with specialist WACE teachers. Various subjects and times. Enrol online to attend Rossmoyne SHS, Churchlands SHS and Perth Modern School at www.academictaskforce.com.au. Or enrol online to attend UWA at www.academicassociates.com.au. Or call 9314 9500 or email learn@academictaskforce.com for further information.

Overseas Exchange

HIGH SCHOOL EXCHANGE SCHOLARSHIPS & EARLY BIRD DISCOUNTS AVAILABLE - APPLY BY FRIDAY, 31 OCTOBER

Scholarships valued from $2,500 up to $10,800 are open to students between 15-18 years of age and offer the unique opportunity to live and study overseas for a semester or year.

Students can also make a saving of up to $1,000 off their exchange program fee with an Early Bird Discount:

The deadline for scholarship and early bird discount submissions for all programmes departing between April 2015 - September 2015 is Friday, 31 October 2014.

Visit www.studentexchange.org.au or call 1300 135 331 for more information.

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Student Verification Letter for Drivers License Application

Any students requiring a school letter as part of their driving license application can make a request to lmccoy@scotch.wa.edu.au. These letters cannot be produced immediately so please allow 48 hours notice to ensure it is available on time. If a letter is required for the holiday period please submit your request two days prior to the holiday period.

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Student Leaders for 2014/2015

Captain of School

Oliver Heath, Cameron

Co-Vice Captain of School (Operations)

Bailey Banfield, Cameron

Co-Vice Captain of School (Service)

Mac Hanlin, Stuart

Head of Student Council

William Goyder, Ross

House Captains

Alexander

Jarrod Pyne

Anderson

Philip Singh

Brisbane

Joshua Bennett

Cameron

Harrison Patten-Williams

Ferguson

Harry Adler

Keys

Charles Forrester

Ross

Louis Taylor

St Andrews

Samuel Daisley

Shearer

Graeme Stewart

Stuart

Robert Packer

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Staff Movements

Spring 2014 - On leave

Suzanne Ream

Head of Woodwind

LSL

13/10/14 - 7/11/14

Jeanette Weeda

English Teacher

LSL

10/11/14 - 3/4/14

Steve Davey

Science Teacher

LSL

3/11/14 - 5/12/14

Spring 2014 - Internal Changes

Current role

Additional role

Commencing

Elliot Raiter

Sport Coach

Administration Assistant - Sport

13/10/14

Winter 2014 - Resignations

Jan Coffey

Academic Support

26/9/14

Kate Reitzenstein

Modern Languages Teacher

1/9/14

Dave Thomson

Art Technician SS & JS

26/9/14

Anna Couzic

Drama Teacher

29/8/14

Andrew Tibbit

Commerce Teacher

22/8/14

Kate Taylor

Modern Languages Teacher/ Personal Project Supervisor

Will take on role of Personal Project Leader 15/10/14

Winter 2014 -End of contract

Gabriel Hodgson

MS Teacher

26/9/14

Graeme Bell

Music Teacher

26/9/14

Peter Freitag

SOSE

26/9/14

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Boys' Achievements

Poetry Awards

Scotch College entered a number of outstanding poems into the Dorothea Mackellar Poetry Awards 2014 Competition. Two Scotch boys received a Commended Award, acknowledging their poetry as among the best in the 2014 Awards. These went to:

Mitchell McTavish (Year 12, Ross) for his poem "Midnight Streets"

Lewis Weeda (Year 9, Shearer) for his poem "Lone Figure, Lake Monger".

Certificates of Participation were awarded to:

Alistair Cadee (Year 11, Alexander)

George Houdalakis (Year 11, Alexander)

William Cusack (Year 10, Cameron)

Alec Garkaklis (Year 10, Cameron)

Oliver Heath (Year 11, Cameron)

Matthew Grey (Year 12, Cameron)

Daniel Abimibola (Year 11, Ferguson)

Vaughan Chin (Year 11, Ferguson)

Daniel Bloch (Year 12, Ferguson)

James Abernethy (Year 11, Ross)

Hamish de la Hunty (Year 11, Shearer)

Sam Wilson (Year 11, Shearer)

Alexander Weeda (Year 12, Shearer)

Samuel Daisley (Year 11, St Andrews)

Tom Lavery (Year 11, St Andrews)

Music

2015 Captain of Music - Stuart McCowan (Ferguson)

2014 Winner of the Upson Award - Nicholas Olivares (Year 12, St Andrews)

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Support Groups

Parents of Cricket Players

Scotch College has a wonderful reputation for delicious cricket teas. We would like to continue the tradition.

Tea will be served Friday afternoon 26th September only.

Please provide a plate of goodies (nut free) delivered to the Gooch Pavilion by 2:30 pm.

A sausage sizzle will be held post game.

We will need a couple of cooks to sizzle up the sausages Friday afternoon. RSVP if you can volunteer: Heidi Hardisty paul.heidi@bigpond.com or M 0416 614 696.

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Help : Spring Flowers

"The organisers of the Year 12 Parent Function would be delighted to receive donations of any spring flowers that you may have in your garden.

Collection: Tuesday 15 October and Wednesday 16 October 2014 between 745-845am

Collection Point: The Gooch"

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March Out Lunch


All year 12 parents are invited to March Out Lunch on Friday 17th October 1pm - 5pm

To purchase tickets please go to the Scotch website www.scotch.wa.edu.au and click on the 'Book a Scotch Event' icon

RSVP Friday 26th September

Enquiries: Simone Pethick rpethick@bigpond.net.au


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Year 8 Family Picnic

Come and join us for a day of fun!

When: Sunday, October 26th

Time: 11.00 am to 14.30 pm

Where: Matilda Bay, at 3 Hackett Dr, Crawley, WA 6009.

Look out for the gold & maroon balloons, which will be located in the vicinity of the Matilda Bay Restaurant. Please BYO picnic, beverage and a rug/chairs to sit on.

We hope to see you all there

Warmest regards

Year 8 Reps

Natasha, Paula, Linda, Lucy and Darla

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Mothers' Auxillary

We are still looking for a Vice President and President for 2015, please email your interest to clairstanley@iinet.net.au.

If your are interested in representing your year please contact your current rep. as we will have handover of roles next term in Senior School.

We are requiring the help of Year 11 Parents to help out at the Year 12 Parent Lunch, on 17 October after March Out. Shifts will begin from around 12.00 midday, if you can spare a couple of hours please email soniamwee@gmail.com.

Preparations have begun for the 2015 Year 12 Ball. Thanks to all those who volunteered to help. The boys have selected a theme, 'Great Scotch, The Roaring 2015's!'

Please save the 14 November between 8:30 am and 11:30am to help at the Valedictory Workshop.

Our final meeting for 2014 is on 27 October in the Dining Room Annexe, all are encouraged to attend as its followed by a morning tea to farewell our Year 12 members.

Upcoming Events:

24 September - Year 12 - Coffee Morning at Bookcafé at 8:30am

17 October - March Out Morning Tea

24 October - JS Grandparents Day

24 October - Year 9 - Lunch at Boulevard Hotel, Floreat

Clair Stanley

MA President

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From the President of the OSCFrom the President of the OSC

FOUNDERS DAY - OSC CRICKET TEAM OF THE CENTURY

14 NOVEMBER 2014

Cricket tragics unite! OSC's biggest event of the year, Founders Day Dinner, is less than a month and a half away. Time to get a table together, re-live your glory days, and help us celebrate the College's grand cricketing tradition. This will be a fantastic event, with OSC Mike Thompson hosting, and the announcement of a Touring Squad and First XI made up of OSC's selected from amongst some of the state's and country's cricketing super-stars.

You will not be surprised at how rich our cricketing heritage is, but you will enjoy seeing who has been chosen from amongst such a strong field.

Here's the famous 1933 First XI, for instance, comprising members who contributed to an astounding 661runs, in a memorable match against Guildford (including 198 from Thomas, and 150 from Allnutt). Many will remember the late, great Geoff "Skins" Newman (scoring 88) from his days as a Maths master and later Deputy Principal - what a fresh-faced lad he is there, front and centre.

Our head of selectors, legendary coach Ian Saggars has worked long and hard on these lists, and with Master of Ceremonies Michael Thomson ('77) a great evening is ensured.

Tickets are excellent value at $95.00 and reduced to $75.00 for Leavers from 2008 to 2013, This includes pre-dinner drinks, an excellent three course meal with fine wines from our sponsors Aravina Estates and boutique beer Gauge Road Brewing - not to mention what will be some fine memorabilia from our cricket bat sponsor Bradbury Cricket bats.

This fantastic event is not just for cricketers, so please come along for the festivities.

Places are strictly limited, don't wait for the final innings to be upon us, book early through the OSC page on Facebook, through our Alumni Centre accessible through the Scotch web site, www.scotch.wa.edu.au or by simply telephoning or emailing OSC Manager Lance Quartermaine at LHQuartermaine@scotch.wa.edu.au or telephone (08)9383-6849.

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Community Notices

UnitingCare West

UnitingCare West are looking for friendly empathetic people to volunteer at Rainbow Claremont. Rainbow provides social support to those living with mental illness the group meets monthly on a Thursday. A community lunch and a social chat in a relaxed and friendly environment. The lunch is held at Claremont Baptist Church, 324a Stirling Highway, Claremont. Please contact: Elle Gonzalez-Skuja on 9355 9022 or Elspeth.Gonzalez-Skuja@UnitingCareWest.org.au for more information.

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Maggie Dent Seminar

Lumen Christi College is hosting a 2-hour seminar, Raising Happy Kids, by Maggie Dent on Monday, 6 October. Maggie is a very well known and respected national speaker and author on everything to do with parenting. See www.maggiedent.com.

Maggie will be talking on "Real Kids In An Unreal World" and Tina Holtom from Happinest will give a brief introduction entitled, "Marshmallow Kids in a Cotton Wool Culture". The purpose of the seminar is to educate and support Perth parents whilst also raising funds for the Telethon Adventurers (fighters of childhood cancer).

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Behaviour Tonics

We are offering courses in the following -

  • 123 Magic and Emotion Coaching Parent Course
  • Engaging Adolescents
  • Bullying - Don't Just Stand There
  • Protective Behaviours

For more information visit www.behaviourtonics.com.au.

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Number Works'nWords Holiday Tuition

Specialist Maths tuition and English tuition at NumberWorks'nWords. Trained tutors, individualised teaching. Monday - Friday 6 - 10 October. You choose Maths, English or both. Phone now for full details, and to book an assessment and introductory lesson - FREE. Also enrolling for Term 4. So much fun it doesn't feel like learning!

Ph. 9388 3727

www.numberworksnwords.com/subiaco

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Perth Flying Squadron Yacht Club

School holiday courses for primary and secondary school children. Online bookings at www.pfsyc.asn.au.

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PLC Open Garden Day

Friday, 31st October from 10:00am-2:00pm.

Tickets $20 adults $10 for concession cardholders. Children under 16 are free. Tickets available at the PLC School oval, garden entry points and Markets. Entry tickets provide admission to the gardens, Markets and Café, plus an information booklet with flora and historical information about the gardens.

PLC Open Garden Day is a fundraising event organized by the PLC Parents' Auxiliary.