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

French News

Bonjour everyone! It is that time of year again, when diplomatic mail bags are beginning to become full of early Christmas wishes and Scotch College Junior School want to be included in them! After the marvellous success of our Soldier Letter Project last year, in which the boys reached out to offer friendship to French soldiers fighting in Jordan, we are running it once more with the Year 5 cohort. The Soldier Letter Project (currently on display in the Junior School reception corridor), is a way for our boys to practice their writing skills, to put their French knowledge to good use, and to offer a ray of sunshine to a stranger in the form of three-paragraph letter about themselves, written entirely in French.

All three Year 5 classes have been working hard on their letters, drafting, editing and composing with determination. The boys have been talking about their families, their love of sports, their pets and hobbies. It has been a real pleasure for me to see how willingly the Year 5 boys have embraced such a wonderfully thoughtful and internationally minded task that upholds all we stand for at an IB school like Scotch. The letters should be ready for posting in another few weeks and we hope they bring a smile of delight to the dusty, hot environment of the French airbase in Jordan. Au revoir!


Madame Carolyn Vincent
Year 1 to 5 French Specialist