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

From the Head of Junior School

Core Values

Integrity, Service, Stewardship. These are the core values of our college. These are the values we ask our boys to demonstrate.

Last Friday the Junior School commissioned the Semester 1 school leaders. We asked these boys to take an oath to uphold the values of the College and set an example to the other boys of the Junior School.

Over the course of the school year we will talk with the boys and develop lessons that will explore different aspects of the College's values. We will look at the importance of honesty and trying to do the right thing. We will provide them with opportunities to serve both the school and local community through the action component of our units of inquiry. We will teach them and work with and to look after one another and to help others outside of our school. Developing the boys' understanding of the College's values is a journey that begins the Junior school.

On Friday, we were fortunate to hear from our Junior School Captain for 2019, Charlie Warden. He delivered his first speech to the Junior School Community and spoke beautifully about the values we hold dear and asked the boys of our Junior school to work towards demonstrating these values.

"Good afternoon Dr O'Connell, Mr Stewart, teachers, parents and boys.

My name is Charlie Warden and I am honoured to be the Junior School Captain for 2019, and to be standing alongside our fantastic Junior School leaders for Semester 1. Congratulations to all the captains and class representatives on your leadership positions.

Leadership to me is about standing up for what you think is right, being a good role model and influencing others to do their best. We should all remember that you don't need to hold a formal position to be a leader.  I would encourage all Junior School boys to demonstrate leadership - in the classroom, on the sporting field and in the playground.    

On behalf of the Scotch Community I would like to welcome the new boys who have started this year.  We very much look forward to meeting you and continuing our Scotch journey together.

We are so lucky here, with all the fabulous teachers to inspire us and so many amazing opportunities – in the classroom, on the sporting field and in the arts.  I hope that you will enjoy your time at Scotch as much as I have.

To all the boys - I hope you've had a fantastic holiday with family and friends.  Now it is time to brush off the beach sand and embrace all of the fun learning opportunities that will come our way this year. 

I look forward to us all working together to make 2019 a brilliant year at Scotch Junior School.                                                            

Charlie Warden – Junior School Captain 2019

Mr John Stewart
Head of Junior School