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

NAIDOC Week 2018 - Because of her, we can!

During Week 2 of this term the College will be celebrating NAIDOC week with a focus on the history, culture and achievements of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples.

Currently at the College we have forty-one Indigenous students from across Australia. Thirty-six of these students reside in our residential community whilst five are day boys. More information about the Indigenous programme at the College can be found here.

Over the last year we have been revisiting the College's Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) and this will be presented at NAIDOC assembly on Friday 3 August.

A Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) is our formal statement of commitment to reconciliation.

Our RAP focusses on the actions we can take in the classroom, around the school and with the community to promote reconciliation. We can do this by continuing to build relationships, ensuring a culture of respect and looking for opportunities to engage with Indigenous communities. A summary of our RAP can be seen in the poster below.

A key part of the delivery of the Australian Curriculum at the College is the Cross Curricular Priority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures:

A conceptual framework based on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples' unique sense of Identity has been developed as a structural tool for the embedding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures within the Australian curriculum. This sense of Identity is approached through the interconnected aspects of Country/Place, People and Culture. Embracing these elements enhances all areas of the curriculum. (SCSA, 2018)


Thank you for trusting us to educate your sons.

Mr Peter Allen
Director of Teaching and Learning