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

ATAR Advice Day

WACE Examination Results

A reminder to 2019 Leavers who sat the WACE examinations that results will be available on-line at on Thursday 19 December 2019. Students can log-on using their student number and password created when they made their application through TISC in August/September. There is a forgotten password function if students have forgotten their log-on details.

Notre Dame University

Thursday 19 December 8:30am-2.00pm
Future unknown? If you're not sure of your next steps, chat to advisors and students at Notre Dame about your uni options. General pathway students are also invited to come along and find out more about studying at Notre Dame. You can even apply on the day! Register here

It's not too late to apply to start uni in 2020!
A friendly reminder that for Semester 1, 2020 Notre Dame will consider applicants who have completed the following in Year 12:

  • A Cert IV and ATAR English with a 50% or higher scaled score (or equivalent), for admission to degrees in the  School of Arts & Sciences  and  School of Business
  • An approved university enabling program, for admission to degrees that have a minimum ATAR requirement of 70.

Applicants are encouraged to contact Notre Dame to discuss the best admission pathway for them.

University of Western Australia

Future Students (Undergraduate)

If you have already submitted an application call 131 892 and select option 3 to speak to Admissions.

Extended opening hours

The Future Students Centre will be ready to answer all your questions over the holiday break.

  • Thursday 19 December: 8.30am - 5.00pm
  • Friday 20 December: 8.30am - 5.00pm
  • Monday 23 December: 8.30am - 6.00pm
  • Tuesday 24 December: 9.00am - 4.00pm
  • Monday 30 December: 9.00am - 4.00pm
  • Tuesday 31 December: 9.00am - 4.00pm
  • Friday 3 January: 9.00am - 4.00pm

From Monday 6 January 2020 normal opening hours will apply from 8.30am - 5.00pm.

Curtin University

TISC ATAR Help information sessions

Thursday 19 December – Friday 20 December 2019

Curtin University, Kent St - Bentley WA

Sessions are free and include a 30-minute presentation followed by 30 minutes for questions and answers.

Business and Law

19 and 20 December: 11.15am to 12.15pm
Venue: Building 104, room 101
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Health Sciences

19 - 20 December: 11.15am - 12.15pm
Venue: Building 103, room 110 (Think Space)
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19 - 20 December: 10.15am to 11.15am
Venue: Building 104, room 101
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Science and Engineering

19 - 20 December: 10.15am to 11.15am
Venue: Building 103, room 110 (Think Space)
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Not sure which study area or course to pursue? Attend a session below if you need help meeting our admission criteria.

If you have a low English ATAR

Learn how you can demonstrate your English language proficiency for certain Curtin courses.

19 and 20 December: 9am to 10.15am
Venue: Building 103, room 110 (Think Space)
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If you have a low ATAR

Learn about your pathway options such as the UniReady Enabling Program, Portfolio entry or a Curtin College diploma.

19 and 20 December: 10.15am to 11.15am
Venue: Building 103, room 110 (Think Space)

TAFE Applications are open!

Applications are open for Semester 1, 2020 so here is some useful information to help in guiding students on where to go and what to do to get enrolled for next year.

How to apply

For full-time study , students need to visit  TAFE Admissions and complete an online application. Students will then be required to send in their relevant documentation. They will then receive a Letter of Offer which will invite them to come on campus and enrol (in January 2020). 

UNSW | Physics Online Course

Are you interested in studying physics at University? Start it whilst you are still at school or use it to reinforce your school studies.

UNSW provides a free, fully online short course covering the basics of physics. From motion to energy, friction to gravity, learn everything you need to know to kickstart your science education.

You can sign up for the course at any time and complete it at your own pace.

Find out more and enrol here

Years 9 - 10 The Conco Phillips Science Experience

This is a great opportunity for Year 9/10 students to explore the vast array of science courses and experiences at university, through 4 days of engaging, interactive workshops, lectures and challenges under the guidance of scientists. Students will be able to broaden their experience across fields such as Physics, Chemistry, Nanotechnology, Engineering, IT, Mathematics, Forensics, Ecology, Marine Biology and Vet.  
To secure a place and for further information go to:

16 - 19 December 2019 hosted by Murdoch University.

C.A.S Hawker Memorial Scholarship

The C.A.S Hawker Memorial Scholarship is one of the most prestigious scholarships for undergraduate and postgraduate students in Australia.
Applications open soon, so keep an eye out here for more .

Unwanted Textbooks

Time to de-clutter! If you have any unwanted textbooks that you haven't already thrown out and would like to recycle them please drop them off to the Senior School reception and a good home will be found for them.

Academic Task Force 2020

Head Start Programme January 2020 for Years 7 - 12, please click here for further information.

Master Mind Australia

January 2020 Jump-Start Programmes - For all students entering Year 7 – 12 in 2020.

NAPLAN -- Study Skills – Essay Writing – Subject Revision & Preparation

The January Preparation Program aims to prepare students for Term 1 (2020) before the academic year begins. The classes will revise those important components from the 2019 syllabus that are vital for success in the new year. The program will also preview what students can expect in their courses in 2020.

Courses will be conducted at:

Hale School - Thursday 16th to Tuesday 21st January 2020                        

Christ Church Grammar School - Sunday 19th to Friday 24th January 2020 

For further information please contact Dr. Robert Hallam at Master Mind Australia (08) 9486 1377

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