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

Changes in Performing Arts Student Leadership

Former US President Harry Truman said "In periods where there is no leadership, society stands still." This is certainly the case in any organisational context.

Over the past two months, the College has been considering a new student leadership model within the Performing Arts.

This leadership model has now been adopted by the Performing Arts team and ratified by Headmaster, Dr O'Connell.

In brief, the new student leadership group for Performing Arts will consist of the following positions:

  • Drama Captain
  • Drama Vice Captain
  • Music Captain
  • Music Vice Captain
  • Pipe Major (Pipe Band)
  • Drum Major (Pipe Band)

The most significant changes between the previous leadership model and the new leadership model are the inclusion of drama leadership positions and a reduction in the number of music leadership roles.

The Performing Arts student leadership group will meet as an executive group fortnightly and will carry the chief responsibilities of promoting the Performing Arts and working to secure the prominence, value and integrity of the Performing Arts within the student body.

Over the coming days, students in the senior school will have the opportunity to vote for their preferred student leadership team within the Performing Arts.

Opportunities for parent support

The Friends of Scotch Music (FOSM) group are holding their AGM on Tuesday 16 October, at 7.00pm in the Senior Music building.

Some committee positions will become vacant at this meeting.

Perhaps you would consider joining the FOSM group in their drive to deliver assistance to the music community at Scotch. All are welcome. For further information, please email

Mr Scott Loveday
Head of Performing Arts