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

Scotch Parents

The Scotch Parents Funding Committee have had a busy time reviewing funding proposals and have approved several new projects recently:

  • Funding to mark out 6 new handball courts and a half-court basketball area to middle school and to remark existing handball and basketball courts. These will be done in thermoplastic markings which are highly durable, very colourful and nonslip.  This will substantially increase the court game activities available for Middle and Junior school boys.
  • Installation of a weather station and creation of weather webpage with downloadable statistics for use by boys from K to 12.  This data will add value to educational learnings about climate change, weather patterns and their impacts; supporting curriculum activities within Maths, Science, Humanities and IT. This will provide more than just the basic weather station data and data will be stored forever and will be an invaluable resource for Scotch boys both now and in the future. 

Scotch has also taken delivery of 6 new reinforced Scotch marquees for weather protection at sporting events and other activities which were also funded through voluntary contributions from parents.  We have also just purchased graduating gifts for our Year 5's, Year 8's and Year 12's which are lovely keepsakes as they move through the school.


Thank you to parents and families for your generous voluntary contributions that make it possible to provide extra and valuable resources and initiatives for our boys and the school community at large.

If you haven't already purchased tickets to the inaugural 'Scotch and PLC Parent Sundowner' on Saturday 21 September at the Cottesloe Golf Club, you can find the booking link on the Scotch College website or at  Over 250 tickets have been purchased already and numbers have been capped at 300 due to the venue capacity so please book asap if you'd like to attend.

The next meeting of Scotch Parents is Tuesday 17 September at 7pm in the Dining Room Annexe.

The agenda for the meeting is on the new 'Scotch Parents' page, which can be found on home.scotch under 'Scotch Groups'.  We are hoping to secure a guest speaker to talk about the transition for boys (and parents) from Middle to Senior School – which would be very valuable for our Year 8 parents especially to hear.

The Scotch Parents AGM is on Tuesday 22 October and we are looking for some new and energetic members for the committee – including President, Vice President and Secretary.  It's a very rewarding and fun group to be part of that makes significant contribution to the Scotch community.  If you are interested in finding out more about these positions please email me at

Upcoming Events organised and supported by Scotch Parents:

  • Saturday 7 September: Year 10 Mum's Sleepover at Moray
  • Tuesday 10 September from 8am: Year 9 Parents Coffee at Deli Chichi Café, Mount Claremont
  • Sunday 15 September, 2.15pm to 4.15pm : Year 8 Father & Son Laser Skirmish

Enquiries:  Fiona Houston on

  • Saturday21 September @ 6.45pm:  Scotch and PLC Parents Sundowner at the Cottesloe Golf Club
  • Wednesay 25 September @ 12.15pm: Year 8 Mums Lunch at Hamptons, City Beach

RSVP essential  as numbers are limited. RSVP by email to

  • Sunday 13 October @ 9.20am: Scotch Year 8 & Family Swan Valley 5km Mud Run

Online at  - 9.20 wave – password code

Sara Hector
Scotch Parents