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

Scotch Parents

I can't believe this is the last Thistle for the term!  Wishing our Year 11 and Year 12 boys the best of luck with their forthcoming exams. Congratulations to all of the Year 11 boys who are taking up leadership positions next term and thank you to all of the Year 12 boys who have been fantastic mentors and leaders.

If you haven't already purchased tickets to the inaugural 'Scotch and PLC Parent Sundowner' on Saturday 21st 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 – ticket sales close on Tuesday 17 September.

Our Year 10 Mums had a fun filled night at Moray recently.  It was a big turnout and the weather was clear and warmish… lots of laughter and fireside stories.  After all the years of our boys going on their Moray adventures, it's always great to see this fabulous facility that Scotch has in Dwellingup… it's a little more luxurious when the parents go!


The next meeting of Scotch Parents is on Tuesday 17 September at 7pm in the Dining Room Annexe. Marcus Wilkinson, Scotch's Director of Residential Life, will be talking about the Boarding Experience and Short Term Boarding Opportunities.  If you've ever thought about putting your son in short term boarding, then please come along and listen to Marcus. The agenda for the meeting is on the new 'Scotch Parents' page, which can be found on Home.Scotch under 'Scotch Groups'.

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.  To date we have not had any expressions of interest for the positions. It's a very rewarding and fun group to be part of that makes significant contribution to the Scotch community.  If you're interested in finding out more about these positions please email me at .

Upcoming Events organised and supported by Scotch Parents:

  • Saturday 21 September @ 6.45pm: Scotch and PLC Parents Sundowner at the Cottesloe Golf Club
  • Wednesday 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

  • Tuesday 5 November @ 11.00am: Year 8 Mums Melbourne Cup Lunch, The Shorehouse. $150pp including a seated four course lunch including a glass of Pol Roger NV Brut Champagne on arrival. Fashion by Elle Boutique. RSVP essential as numbers are limited. RSVP by email to  Caroline Hayers email  or  0420 572 734

Ms Sara Hector
Scotch Parents