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

Community and Service

Riding challenges to support Youth Focus and the Ride For Youth

On Saturday morning at Claremont Quarter, a group of Year 12 boys joined MLC students to participate in an awareness morning for the Ride for Youth and Youth Focus. The boys competed in various events and Peter Stulpner (Year 12, Cameron) was awarded a prize as the overall quickest and strongest rider.

The boys conducted themselves magnificently and we thank them for being involved at short notice. Below is a photo of one of the time trials.

commserv bike trial

Friday service has begun

On Friday afternoon the first Year 10 Friday afternoon service programme took place. The opening day coincided with a number of the messages the boys received in Friday's assembly, not least Reverend Lewis's story of the man who carried a tool box, and Mr Shadgett's message of doing unto others as they would do unto you, and upholding our College's values of Stewardship, Integrity and Service. This year a number of new activities are taking place as well as continuing relationships with partners and organisations which have been going for many years.

Calling all volunteers for the Food Rescue 'Soup Kitchen'

Tomorrow is the first day of the Food Rescue 'Soup Kitchen'. It takes place on Tuesday afternoons between 3.30pm and 5.30pm in the Senior School commercial kitchen below the media room. The afternoon is aimed at Year 9 boys to avoid their sport training and involves making soup and meals for those less fortunate. All you need to do is show up! This is an excellent activity for Duke of Edinburgh Award participants and any boy seeking to gain hours towards receiving Community and Service Colours while at Scotch College.

Who: Any SS student, specifically Year 9 boys
Where: SS kitchen
When: Tuesdays, 3.30pm - 5.30pm
Why: To make soup and meals for the homeless and those in need

World's Greatest Shave

Scotch is lined up for another big year raising funds for leukaemia research. Our event is on Monday 26 March following the Senior School Inter-house Cross Country. It will take place at the Gooch Pavilion and all are welcome. The Fundraising page is at the link below.

We are told that a number of teachers have agreed to get a haircut, for a price …

Tanzania Fundraiser Quiz Night

Here is the flyer for the Quiz Night. Please form a table of 10, visit the Scotch College website, and buy your tickets. It promises to be a fun filled evening with raffles, spot prizes, auctions and a quiz!

Tanzania Fundraising PLC-Scotch College Movie Night

On Friday 23 March, PLC will host another fundraiser for the village of Matipwili in Tanzania. This is aimed at Junior and Middle School students from both Scotch and PLC. Timings are below with more details to come.

4.00 - 6.30pm, Year 5 & 6 students and parent movie night

6.00 - 9.00pm Year 7 & 8 students movie and games night

Tickets will be available shortly via Book a Scotch Event.

Mr David Kyle
Director of Community and Service