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

From the Head of Middle School

If you drive down Shenton Road on a regular basis you will have seen the new Senior School Maths and Commerce building emerging on the edge of the top oval.  I am sure you will agree that it looks impressive.  Access for students is still on track for very early next year.  One of the developments to go with the new building is the landscaping and resurfacing of the top oval.  This is now closed off to students and as a consequence the Senior School Pipe Band has held their Tuesday morning practices in the Middle School Quad.  What a way to be greeted on arrival to school and what an advertisement for prospective pipers and drummers.  The timing could not be better with applications for boys in Year 7 and 8 2020 who wish to commence learning the pipes (or drums in Year 8) now being considered.

Rounding out our Music Programme for the year was the JS/MS Spring Soiree last Thursday evening where the boys played to a packed Memorial Hall.  There is some talent in our midst, and some courage too.  The final item of the evening was the Middle School Concert Band, who played to an ovation and an extended encore.  This band goes on tour next week with the 40 boys putting on performances and workshops at Jolimont and Mosman Park Primary Schools showcasing the musical development they have made in less than two years.  They already have gigs lined up at three schools next year.


Our participation in the annual UnitingCare West Christmas Appeal is in its final stages.  Each Homeroom class is endeavouring to fill at least one of the orange bags with items that make up a hamper for a family in need. The photo above is of boys at the lunchtime Lino Print Club who cut the lino designs and printed the collection bags with Christmas motifs.  Thank you to all our families who contributed non-perishable items to the appeal.