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

Scotch Parents

I am certain that there is a collective 'sigh of relief' currently being breathed in the households of our 2019 Leavers.  Time now for both the boys and their families to relax and enjoy some well-earned downtime.

For many Scotch parents this is the last part of your journey with us and I would like to thank you all for your valuable contribution to our Scotch community.  You have been integral contributors to the school organising dances, balls, social functions, morning and afternoon teas, lunches, BBQs, fundraisers and most importantly supporting your boys throughout their time at Scotch.  Thank you for everything that you have done, the time you have invested and the sacrifices you have made - we hope that you continue to be part of our Scotch family.

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Tickets for the 2019 Valedictory Dinner are on sale now and close this week – if you have a son in the 2019 leavers cohort and have not yet booked a ticket to attend, please do so ASAP by clicking here.

We are still looking for some parent volunteers to help with the set-up of Valedictory Dinner on Friday 29 November from 11am – if you can spare a couple of hours please go to

Many thanks to the 42 current Year 12 boys who have put up their hands and volunteered their time to be our Valedictory Waiters on the night.

The AGM of Scotch Parents is tomorrow (Tuesday 19 November) in the Dining Room Annexe at 7.00pm.  It is a great opportunity for you to come along and get some insight into what Scotch Parents is all about and hopefully think about being involved.  I know that everyone is 'time poor' but the rewards from being part of such a vibrant and valuable association that greatly contributes to Scotch College are numerous.

Many thanks to all of our Class and Year Reps for 2019 – you have pulled together many great activities and social events which have been very well attended.  I am very excited that we already have new year group parent reps in the senior school for Years 9, 11 and 12 – if you're a Year 10 parent and would like to help out please let me know.

Thank you all for your support of Scotch Parents in 2019, I have enjoyed my time as President and meeting so many energetic parents.  It has been a pleasure working with you and I think we can be proud of the fantastic events we've organised and the beneficial projects we've been able to support in 2019.  I look forward to welcoming a new and energised committee to take us into 2020.

Sara Hector
Scotch Parents

Upcoming Events organised and supported by Scotch Parents

  • Friday 29 November: Valedictory Dinner and Chapel, Dickinson Centre
  • Friday 6 December from 7pm:Year 7 Parents End of Year Drinks at the Tiger Bar, Claremont Football Club from 7pm – bookings can be  made here.
  • Tuesday 10 December: Year 8 Parents & Boys Breakfast, Middle School Quadrangle
  • Tuesday 28 January 2020: Welcome BBQ