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

Community and Service

Shout Out for the Food Rescue 'Soup Kitchen'

Our Tuesday afternoons soup kitchen is in desperate need of containers for the soup they are making. Below are some pictures of the types of containers being sought. Please ensure they are clean and dry before dropping them at Senior School Reception. Thank You!

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Tanzania Fundraising Quiz Night

The Tanzania tour, in partnership with PLC, travels to Matipwili, a remote rural village north of Dar es Salaam to complete work aimed at improving educational opportunities. In 2018 we are aiming to provide funding which will build infrastructure to boost the internet service. This should allow us to keep in closer contact when back in Perth. In the past, students have laboured alongside local students and village tradesmen. Materials to assist in building and to buy equipment to boost the internet will be raised at the Quiz Night on 7 April.

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A global outlook

I mentioned at assembly that Scotch College is committed to international mindedness and a global outlook. Our membership of Round Square and the delivery of the International Baccalaureate are just two strategies by which we do this. On Friday morning, Reverend Lewis's spoke about the Confuscius parable differentiating between heaven and hell. In the week of Chinese New Year, it was apt that we heard such a story. This story had been proceeded by one of my favourite hymns, Guide Me, O Thou Great Redeemer, or in Welsh, Cwm Rhondda. This is often regarded as the unofficial Welsh anthem and sung with great gusto at Cardiff Arms Park. Perhaps this was a shout out to the Welsh in the middle of the Six Nations rugby tournament!

All abilities cricket at the Memorial Grounds

The spectacular light on Friday afternoon provided the perfect backdrop to Claremont-Nedlands Cricket Club's All Abilities cricket. The team came around to the Memorial Grounds to watch our First XI in action against Hale. Following the close of play, the team went through a training session with many of our senior cricketers and other boys joining in. Jack Mitchell (Year 11, Ferguson), Brandon Poole (Year 12, Keys), and Felix Jones (Year 12, Brisbane), led the charge and a big thanks to the boys who really threw themselves into helping out. I hope they got as much enjoyment as I know the team from CNCC did.

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Rotary Youth Exchange

Want to have the 'best year of your life?' How about a year of study and living overseas? Rotary Youth Exchange is for 15-18 year old students and is a great way to experience living in other countries. You will be hosted by families overseas for 12 months, attend school and make life-long friends. Similarly, the students who come to WA on exchange, live with families here, who usually say it's been a wonderful experience having an overseas student as part of their family, which results in friendships which last a lifetime. Applications close 31 March, for a January 2019 departure.

Make sure you don't miss out on this wonderful opportunity. Check out the website

Mr David Kyle
Director of Community Service