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

Careers Information

Year 11/12 Subject Changes

By now all Year 11 and 12 students should have settled into the subjects that they are going to continue with for the remainder of the 2018 academic year with the final date for changes being Friday 9 February. This deadline is set so that students will have a realistic chance of catching up and successfully completing the new subject/s they have chosen. Subject changes after this time will only be made under exceptional circumstances in consultation with Mr Frusher and with approval from Mrs Fugill, Dean of Teaching & Learning. These changes will mainly be students who are changing to General courses or Year 12 students who are dropping a subject to pick up a study period. The latter can be done at any time of the year.

ECU Info Evenings

Tuesday 13 February, 6.00pm at Joondalup Campus
Tuesday 20 February, 6.00pm at Mount Lawley Campus

Topics covered will include course entry pathways and requirements, how to apply, fees and scholarships, and flexible study options like online or part-time.

Register here

Master Classes 2018

ATARGET is offering small group seminars for Year 10, 11 and 12 students in Chemistry, Human Biology, English, Literature, Maths Applications, Maths Methods, Maths Specialist, Physics, Psychology and Geography throughout Term 1.

Venue: Christchurch Grammar School

For further information and/or registration visit: or or phone 94861337 or 0488102907

Defence Forces Recruiting

Australian Defence for Academy (ADFA) and Royal Military College Duntroon (RMC) intakes for 2019.

Given that the recruitment process for these avenues of entry into the ADF can take up to 12 months, it is recommended that interested students visit the centre and start their application in the first quarter of 2018.

For further information about ADFA please click here. I have also attached some information about ADFA and the ADFA Education Award.

The Royal Military College Duntroon prepares cadets and other selected candidates for careers in the Army by promoting leadership and integrity, by inspiring high ideals and the pursuit of excellence, and by inculcating a sense of duty, loyalty and service to the nation.

If any students are interest in more information, is the best place to start and they can also book the first stage process ('Your Opportunities Unlimited (YOU)' Session) via this site. They can also contact 13 19 01 or visit Defence Force Recruiting located at Level 7, 66 St Georges Terrace, Perth.

UK & US University Applications

Elite US and UK universities are the hubs of innovation and the best places in the world for accelerating ambitions and providing unmatched career-building opportunities.

The only problem is, the best universities attract the best talent and there's simply not enough room for everyone. The admissions process is highly competitive but gaining entry is still possible, especially if you have the right guidance.

Crimson Education are offering a free information evening to assist parents and students who may be considering further studies overseas.

Please see the attached flyer for further information and registration.

Breaking bad study habits

Start the new school year off right with these great tips for staying focused while studying. Click here to view.

Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Adviser