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

Student Achievements

Timothy Reynolds (Year 12, Stuart) was nominated by Mr Kyle for the scholarship programme run by Initiate Australia. The programme provides senior students from across the world that are identified as future leaders, opportunities to engage with issues of injustice. He was successful in the application process and as part of the scholarship programme, will travel to Kenya in January for two weeks. During the two weeks he will work alongside local leaders in a variety of settings. He will also participate in developing sustainable strategies for local communities for the long term.

Lucas Ferri (Year 11, Cameron) won the Men's Foursomes Championships at Cottesloe Golf Club in September.

Giacomo Leighton (Year 10, Cameron) represented Scotch College (1 man team) at the WA School Slalom Kayak Competitions 2017 at Walyunga National Park. He won gold in the U16 Men's K1 and gold for the U16 Men's C1. He partnered a student from PLC and competed in the U16 Mixed C2 to gain points for their respective schools. They came third and as a result Scotch College got third place in the whole competition.

Gyles Davies (Year 10, Brisbane) has been selected in the State Team Under 16s School Sport for Western Australia to compete in the Pacific Games in Adelaide in December 2017.

Nicholas Murphy (Year 11, Shearer), Matthew Murphy (Year 11, Shearer), Ben Marshall (Year 10, Ross) and Julian Kyriakou (Year 9, Stuart) were part of the winning team City Beach UWA and National Water Polo Champions after winning the gold medal at the Under 16 Water Polo National Championships held in Sydney on the last week of September.

State Swimming Championships

Jesse Coughlan (Year 10, Alexander) 2nd 4x50 medley, 3rd 4x50 free and 3rd 4x100 medley

Nicolas Monger Molowny(Year 10, Alexander) 2nd 4x50 medley relay, 3rd 4x100 medley and 3rd in 200m butterfly

Justin Kalugin (Year 12, St Andrews)

25 second PB in 1500m, 5th 400m, 6th 200m Freestyle.

We have two teams competing in separate Grand Finals of the 2017 British Parliamentary Debating Competition

These teams have made it through from 120 teams across Years 7 to 12, and should be incredibly proud of their achievement!

The Debates will be held on Tuesday October 17 at the UWA Law Building and the following boys are participating:

In the Cygnets team we have:

Sam Wake (Year 10, Brisbane)

Lachlan Norcott (Year 10, Anderson).

In the Swans team we have:

Felix Jones (Year 12, Brisbane)

Lewis Orr (Year 11, Ferguson)