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


Wellbeing often presents itself in a myriad of ways, and this year we have been working on a variety of facets both for the staff and students. One notable area of wellbeing, and the rich understanding that the students displayed was the PYP Exhibition. So many of the boys researched and shared with the rest of the School community, the findings of their burning questions which more often than not, related closely to wellbeing. Diet, exercise, work-life balance, and essential oils are just a few of the areas researched. I thank the Year 5 boys for their presentations and the staff who positively influenced the Year 5 boys during the exhibition process.

Gratitude, caring and kindness have also been of focus for the Junior School over the year, and there's no better way to display this, than through the wonderful events and community links we have as a Junior School. Watching the boys interact with their grandparents on Grandparent's Day, showing their gratitude and care when assisting and sharing their school experiences with their loved ones was a truly wonderful sight to see. Staff often feedback on how much they love Grandparent's Day, seeing the interactions and unconditional love from all parties as the joint experiences are shared.

Similarly, Orientation Day, Year 2 and Year 12 interactions, Year 10 community services sessions, Year 5s sharing their Unit of Inquiry with Bubble Fun sessions with the ELC boys, Captain and Christmas lunches, are all ways in which the Junior School staff and students get to say thank you and show their gratitude to all those around them.

From me personally, I would like to say thank you to each and everyone one of you, who contribute to the Junior School, the staff and students alike. To the Wellbeing Committee for their hard work and dedication to the small changes made over the year, thank you. Your efforts and thoughtfulness are greatly appreciated.

Miss Penny Hooper
Deputy Head of Junior School
(Administration and Pastoral Care)