The Thistle - An E-Newsletter of Scotch College, Perth, Western Australia

Boys' Achievements

Campbell McAullay (Year 9, Shearer) has been selected to attend the Born 2002 National Water Polo training camp at the AIS in Canberra, from which a team of 15 will be selected for a European Tour in August this year.

Harry Jackson (Year 9, St Andrews) made the state under 15's ice hockey team. He travels to Melbourne in July to compete at national level.

Joseph Banks (Year 11, Anderson) will be on tour with WA Youth Jazz Orchestra (WAYJO) from 5 - 10 June. Joe is the youngest member of the orchestra, most being university students.

Connor Enslin (Year 11, Stuart) made the All Australian Tennis Team due to his excellent results in the Pizzey Cup.

Laine Mulvay (Year 11, St Andrews) will be competing in the Nationals for the Men's Artist Gymnastics Level 8 Open Competition. Laine recently won the State Championships for this level.

Ryan Hodgetts (Year 11, Brisbane) won 'D Grade' at the Fremantle Solo Piping contest.

Nathan Schaff (Year 12, Anderson) won 'C Grade' at the Fremantle Solo Piping contest.

Ethan Cassidy (Year 12, Alexander) came Second in both 'C and B Grade' at the Fremantle Solo Piping contest.

Hamish McKenzie (Year 12, Ross) has been selected in the WA 19s cricket squad for the 2017/18 national championships.

Jazz Festival - Mt Gambier

The Generations in Jazz Festival, held annually in Mt Gambier, has now firmly established itself as Australia's ultimate school event for Jazz ensembles. It hosts over 5,000 students from 150 schools all over Australia and abroad. Students have the opportunity to hear and learn from some of the world's best Jazz musicians as well as gain from the experience of performing and listening to each other in the National Stage Band Competition held at the festival.

18 students from the Scotch College 'Big Band 2' were one of 66 bands who entered Division 3 of this year's National Stage Band Competition. The boys performed extremely well and were awarded 4th place, which was an exceptional result as for all band members this was their first trip to Generations in Jazz.

In addition, adjudicators are asked to identify outstanding individual performers from each ensemble and place them in a 'Superband' which is announced at the conclusion of the Festival. Prentice Shepherd (Year 11, Ross) was selected as a member of the trumpet section for the Division 3 Superband - this was also an outstanding achievement as Prentice was one of only five trumpet players selected from over 250 trumpet players in Division 3. Prentice is the first Scotch student to be selected for higher honours at Generations in Jazz.

Da Vinci Decathlon Awards

The following Year 9 Da Vinci team members have been presented with their 3rd place medallions:

Charlie Bevan (Alexander)

George Graham (Keys)

Lachlan Raffan (Brisbane)

William Steinberg (Brisbane)

Arun Tibballs (Shearer)

Nicholas Verryn (Alexander)

Sam Wake (Brisbane)

Daniel Wiese (Keys)

Colours and Honours Summer 2017

For a list of all recipients see attached.