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

Scotch Parents

The Valedictory Dinner was held last Friday, a special evening to farewell our Year 12 Leavers and their parents as they came together for one last time. Thanks to a team effort from staff and parents, the Dickinson Centre was transformed from an assembly hall into a long-tabled dining room for almost 600 guests, and our new Year 12 boys and parents assisted with the meal service. Thank you to everyone who helped make this year's Valedictory Dinner a truly memorable night for our Year 12 families.


Middle School – Year 8 Breakfast

The Year 8 Breakfast for Year 8 Parents and Boys, will be held on Thursday 6  December from 7.30am - 8.30am in the Middle School Quadrangle.  We look forward to seeing our Year 8 families at the Year 8 Breakfast. This  event is a College tradition for the boys, and parents, to celebrate their last day of Middle School. The breakfast is a casual, stand up function that gives families the opportunity to get together and celebrate.

We hope you will be able to join us on the morning to mark a significant milestone in your son's journey at Scotch College.

For more details on this event and to purchase tickets please visit the Scotch College website  and click on the "Book a Scotch Event" icon.

This is my last Thistle article as President of Scotch Parents.  I have really enjoyed the last two years and have learnt a lot.  I have enjoyed helping to make the school a better place for the boys. Thank you to everyone who has helped and supported me during the last two years. I encourage all parents to find a way to engage with Scotch College whether through volunteering, joining a support group, being a class rep or by joining our committee. It is a very rewarding experience. To  all the parents who have volunteered this year, I thank you. To our Year 12 parents who are leaving the College, we say farewell, you will be missed, and we look forward to continuing our friendships.

I am pleased to announce the new Scotch Parents Committee:

President – Sara Hector

Vice President – Class/Year Representatives – Lucia Barrett

Treasurer – Amanda Harris

Secretary – Trish Hawkey

We are also asking for nominations for  Vice President Special Purpose Grants, and for two people to sit on the Special Grants Committee. The Grants Committee meet once a term. If you would like to nominate for the Vice President or to sit on the committee, please email Sara Hector on

Wishing everyone safe and happy holidays.

Merry Christmas!

Ms Steph Debnam
Scotch Parents