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

From the Head of Middle School

Day One is always a highlight of the year with the energy, optimism and promises of a new year lying in wait for all of us. In a large organisation with a significant number of new students and families it is a juggling act getting the balance between too much and not enough information. Between our fortnightly Thistle publications and alternate fortnightly Middle School newsletters and the website, I believe most of what you need to answer questions or stay ahead on the calendar will be here.

Where possible though we hope your son can either (a) answer your question or (b) ask or find a source to answer the question either for himself or on your behalf. This is a part of the engagement and accountability attitude we will continue to develop and emphasize throughout his Middle School years.

To the parents who put in the hours of research to help their sons go back 5 generations on Tuesday evening as we linked last week's Super Blue Blood moon event to family timeliness, thank you, I have had some impressive presentations from boys and along the way gleaned a snapshot of some of the human migration stories that have helped populate Western Australia.

Our Parent Information Evenings take place this week. This is an important evening, partly for the information we present and questions we answer, but significantly for the parent teacher relationship and the parent to parent relationships that can underpin and support all of us this year.

I look forward to working with you this year and seeing you this week.

Mr Richard Ledger
Head of Middle School