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

Our Pacific experience 

Recently the Australian Government has stated that their Pacific Ocean approach is one of their highest foreign policy priorities. While the policy does not mention a huge amount about education, the Asia Education Foundation at the University of Melbourne has looked toward the Pacific with their BRIDGE scholarships and, last month, Justin Shaw visited the Pacific on one of these scholarships. Please click here to read the report Justin prepared following his experience.


Uniting Care West Christmas Card Competition

For the second year running, a Scotch College student has had a card selected as a winner in the Uniting Care West (UCW) Christmas Card competition.

Charlie Robinson in Year 5 submitted the design below which now forms part of a pack that can be purchased in support of Uniting Care West (UCW).  Congratulations, Charlie. Please find the order form here and support UCW.


Uniting Care West's recent  Kambarang News outlined the organisations trial of 'Safe Nights', an initiative to open their Tranby Centre 24/7. Tranby supports people sleeping rough and opened 24/7 through Homelessness Week. The trial saw a reduction in alcohol and substance misuse in the area and coincided with the announcement of extra funding from the Department of Communities. Congratulations to Uniting Care West who does a great deal to support the College.