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

From the Head of Middle School

Last week we launched the Community Project with our incoming Year 8 boys. The Community Project will now be the annual culminating event marking the conclusion of the MYP at Scotch College.

The Community Project is aimed at giving students a real-world context to develop both the skills of collaboration, planning, organising, communicating and reflecting and the attitude that service is an integral part of who we need to be. The Community Project builds on from the large whole group service initiatives Middle School runs throughout the year. This has included advocating for organisations such as Princess Margaret Hospital and the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation or completing actual hands on service with groups such as Coast Care and Farm Aid.

The MYP Community Project continues the service pathway into Senior School where students have an expectation of completing service hours that can lead towards Colours in Community Service.

Last week our Year 7 boys rotated through a showcase of community service ideas and events previously run by current and former Scotch boys, girls from PLC who have recently completed their own service projects along with members of service organisations pitching to their own activities all with the aim of giving boys ideas and inspiration for their projects next year. Year 8 with the Community Project promises to be exciting.

Mr Richard Ledger
Head of Middle School