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

Performing Arts


Congratulations to all Junior and Middle School students who performed at our end of year Concert last Thursday evening. The performances showcased the dedication and hard work of both the boys and their ensemble directors throughout the year. It was wonderful for the Junior School boys to witness the performances of their older peers. Hopefully, they are inspired to continue with their musical tuition and realise the opportunities which await them.

For many parents, the concert would have been their first opportunity to enjoy the newly renovated surroundings of Memorial Hall. All feedback we have received so far has been overwhelmingly positive, so the Music Department looks forward to presenting many more concerts and recitals in this new space in the years to come.

Special thanks to all parents who contributed to the pre-show supper which was coordinated by our dedicated mums from the Friends of Scotch Music (FOSM) group. If you wish to become more involved in supporting the Music Department, please contact

Please take note of the advertisement in this week's Thistle regarding the annual Snadens Piano sale. If you are interested in purchasing a piano for your son, this is a great way to buy a quality instrument at a reduced price.

The following dates show some exciting end of year concerts in the coming weeks.

Spring Term





Tuesday 14 November


JS Cello Soiree

MacKellar Hall

Friday 17 November


Piano Soiree

Memorial Hall

Wednesday 22 November

11.30am and 6.30pm

Year 5 Musical


Wednesday 29 November


JS Guitar Soiree (Ms Balic's Students)

MS Music Room

Wednesday 6 December


Junior School Presentation Afternoon


Thursday 7 December


Middle School


Friday 8 December


Senior School


Contact Details

The Instrumental Programme is administered by the Senior School Music Department and all queries should be directed to the Music Administrators, Julia Robinson (Monday to Wednesday) and Donna Ranauro (Thursday to Friday) via phone 9383 6841 or email

Alternately, please contact Mr Chris McMillan, Head of Performing Arts, via email or phone 9383 6842.

If you wish to become more involved in supporting the Music Department, please contact

Year 6 Theatre Sports Competition, 17 and 28 November, 10.30am Foundation Theatre

The Australian Institute of Theatre Sports have been working the Year 6 Drama students, using improvised games and activities that focus on teamwork, communication and oral language skills to build a student's confidence on stage whilst having a lot of laughs. The students have learned a number of Theatre Sports games that they will use as part of a Theatre Sports competition. All parents and friends are welcome to come along and join in the fun. The competition will run for 1 hour in the Foundation Theatre and it would be great to have an audience to support the boys.

6.3T Competition on Friday 17 November at 10.30am

6.1S Competition on the 28 November at 10.30am.

Middle School Drama Club Open Workshop, 5 December, Foundation Theatre 4.30pm-5.00pm

Middle School Drama Club students have been bringing the characters of Commedia dell'arte to life in a series of fun and interactive workshops exploring physical comedy and improvisation. Friends and family are welcome to come along to the final workshop where students will showcase the skills and scenarios they have been developing this term.

Mr Chris McMillan
Head of Performing Arts