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

French News

Bonjour everyone, I trust that les vacances passed well for you all. Wasn't it lovely to have a three-week break to discover places further afield? Before school broke up for the holidays, Scotch College had a number of our students competing in the Alliance Fran├žaise Poetry Recital Competition. The Junior school enrolled both our Year 4 classes this year and we were very successful, securing 15 out of 20 finalist positions for Year 4. The final took place in Nedlands on Saturday, 17 June. I went along to meet with our boys and although I couldn't listen to them recite for the judges, it was wonderful to see them so enthused and eager to showcase their French skills. First, second and third places were awarded to each year group a few days later and we are thrilled to tell you that Jarrod Hutchinson won second place for the Year 4 age group. Along with our 14 other primary school finalists, as well as a collection of successful boys from the middle school, he did Scotch proud, displaying how our enthusiasm for French has grown throughout the school.

Congratulations and felicitations to all of our competitors.

Madame Vinton
French Specialist