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

Year 9 Parent Information Evening

The Year 9 Parent Information Evening will be held on Tuesday 6 February 2018. It is not necessary for students to attend. The evening will take place in Memorial Hall, commencing at 6.30pm and will include information to assist parents in planning for the year ahead. Should you have any queries please contact Heidi Locke or 9383 6954.

2018 Parent Teacher Student Interviews

Information regarding booking Parent Teacher Student Interviews will be emailed home in the weeks prior to each event. Please note the dates below:

Day Boys

Wednesday 21 February - Year 11
Wednesday 7 March - Year 12
Wednesday 2 May - Year 10
Tuesday 20 March - Year 9


Friday 13 April

Examination Dates

Year 11 and 12 examination dates are available via

It is essential that all boys are present for these important examinations. Parents who may anticipate difficulties with these arrangements should contact Cara Fugill at your earliest convenience. Please refer to the Assessment Policies and Missed Assessment form available on the documents tab via Parent Connect on home.scotch.

Friday Afternoon Arrangements for Year 10

Year 10 boys have compulsory Community Service activities on Friday afternoons. As there is not the usual 20 minute sessions for Chapel or House meetings on Fridays, as on other days of the week, the end of school on Friday is 3.05pm.

Driving to School

Boys in Year 12 wishing to drive to school may park at the Gooch Pavilion (there is no student parking on campus). We do not recommend the following:

  • That boys transport other students to school events
  • That boys ride a motor bike or scooter to school
  • That boys drive to examinations in case of distractions

Boys may not go to their cars during the school day. This includes breaks.

Important Dates for 2018

Term Dates

Please refer to

Start/End Senior School Days

Monday - Thursday

8.35am - 3.25pm


8.35am - 3.05pm

Senior School Attendance and Absence Information

To ensure that all boys are safely accounted for at all times we ask that you adhere to the following procedures in the Senior School:

If your son is unable to attend school due to illness or injury please notify Student Services before 9.00am. Please note that, if your son is in Year 11 or 12 and will miss an assessment, you will need to refer to the Year 11 and 12 assessment policy via Seqta Engage on home.scotch.

If your son will be late for school please notify Student Services before 9.00am. On arrival, your son must sign in at Student Services.

If your son needs to leave school during the day please notify Student Services. He must sign out at Student Services before leaving and, if he returns before the end of the day, he must sign back in.

A respectful reminder not to collect your son from the classroom. If you wish to come into the school, please go to the main Senior School reception where staff will contact Student Services and arrange for you to meet your son.

If your son is not feeling well during the day he should sign out at Student Services from where he will be sent to the Health Centre where staff will contact you.

Student Services:

Phone - 9383 6928
Email -

For leave from school for a period of one week or more for reasons other than illness or injury, a written request is required. Please send this to Heidi Locke

SmartRider Cards - Senior School

Please direct any queries to Lynn Murray in Student Services 9383 6928 or