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

Careers Information

Curtin University | Year 10 Parent Information Evening

26 February 2020 - 5.45pm - 7.30pm

Thinking about going to uni?

This event is the ideal starting place for you if you're in Year 10 or are a parent of a Year 10 student.

In this free session, our expert staff break down the university jargon and explain how you can choose the best subjects for Years 11 and 12 to suit your interests, abilities and career goals.

You'll also learn about Curtin courses, scholarships and alternative pathways.

Find out more:

UWA | Course Information Evening

30 March 2020 - 5.00pm - 7.30pm

The University of Western Australia

Join us on campus and chat to subject area specialists, academics and UWA students. Find out about UWA's courses, entry requirements, maximising your ATAR and how to keep your options open when selecting your ATAR subjects.

Find out more:

University of Western Australia

Fogarty Foundation Scholarship

Applications are now open for this prestigious award which has been established to provide senior secondary students with an opportunity to undertake a cycle 1 undergraduate degree course and then a cycle 2 postgraduate degree by coursework at the University. The scholarship is intended for students who show significant academic potential, together with leadership ability and other outstanding achievements throughout Year 11 and 12.

Closing date: 25 May 2020 for Year 12 students commencing in 2021.

Apply Now >>

US undergraduate application process for high school students

Event: US undergraduate application process for high school students – Amy Jarich - Education USA Perth

Where: All Saints' College – Gate 3 - Ewing Avenue, Bull Creek

Time:Thursday PM - Perth session for parents and students - Perth 6:30pm – 8:30pm  -

Venue: CPA Theatre OR board room dependent on attendee numbers

Please contact Grace Itzstein – Futures' Facilitator, All Saints' College office 93139358 or mobile 0412779194 if you have any further questions or to RSVP by Friday 28 February 2020.

Work Experience Opportunity

Applications are now open for the 2020 GREaT Program!!!!

The Get Real Experience and Try (GREaT) Nursing and Midwifery Work Experience Program has been developed to encourage high school students to experience nursing prior to studying it with a State Training Provider or at university.

The program allows Year 10 high school students to experience the many aspects of nursing and midwifery in a clinical setting while observing the team in action.

Over 5 consecutive days students will rotate through many areas previously not available to school students to find out what it's really like to be a nurse or midwife and what nurses and midwives really do.

This is the only work experience of its kind for Nursing and Midwifery and is only offered to Year 10 students.

Please see the link to website below to familiarise yourself with the program:

 Applications close Friday 13 March 2020 (5pm)

Top of the Class: Career Paths for High Achievers

22 February 2020 – 1.30pm – 3.30pm

The University of Western Australia

Learn about two popular higher education pathways for high achieving students, Australian Medical Schools and overseas study.

If you are in Year 9-11 and everyone keeps asking you for help in class or tries to peek at the answers on your test, it's time to start thinking about where your academic talents could take you!

At this event, expert speakers from MedView and Crimson Education will take you through two of the most popular, but challenging, university options:

  • Applying to Australian Medical Schools
  • Applying to top US and UK universities

Getting accepted into either of these two paths requires more than academics alone. It comes down to having a complete understanding of the application process and being organised enough to prepare well in advance.

Find out more:

Master Mind Australia

Master Classes – Term 1 ATAR Subjects

Master Classes are one-hour tutorial sessions conducted once a week during the school term. Each week they reteach, revise and reinforce the topics and areas of study that the students are dealing with in their classes at school. These small-group seminars for senior school students focus on the ATAR Learning Areas of Chemistry, Physics, Maths, English, Literature, Human Biology and Psychology.

Program will be conducted at

Christ Church Grammar School

Saturday 15 February to Saturday 4 April

For further information contact Dr. Robert Hallam at Master Mind Australia on 9342 2000

Or visit

2021 Gap Year Opportunities

As you may know, since 2005 Letz Liv has specialised in the recruitment of Australian gap year assistants in schools (traditionally Boarding schools) across New Zealand, Thailand and the United Kingdom. All positions offered to potential applicants from Scotch College WA will be provided with board and lodging in addition to a weekly stipend during their time abroad. Depending on the country of destination, placements are either six or eleven months in duration.

Further details and information can be accessed at

Lattitude Global Volunteering

Over past years students from Scotch College have undertaken a gap year with Lattitude Global Volunteering, in particular the 12month option of Schools Assistant in boarding schools in the UK.

Please note that the priority deadline for applications for 2021 is Friday the 6 March 2020. This will give students the best chance at securing their first preference for the more popular programs.  If this isn't possible there a mid-year application deadline on Friday 12 June 2020 and there will be rolling applications after this date for any remaining placements.

Please visit the website for more information.  

Scotch College is a member of Study Work Grow

Scotch has subscribed to one of Australia's top careers news and information services, and it's easy for you to sign up for free membership as part of our school subscription.

You can access career building tools, discover scholarships, and more. It's safe, easy, and completely FREE for you to subscribe to this resource.

How to sign up:

Before you start, you'll need our School Code: Scotch19

Step 1 – go to and go to 'Find Your School'

Step 2 – enter your details and our unique school code: Scotch19


Hear from returned students, find out more about
discounts and scholarships available and ask questions.

Thursday, 27th February - 7.00pm
Adina Apartment Hotel Perth, 33 Mounts Bay Road, Perth

or call 1300 135 331 for more information

Mr Peter Frusher

Careers Adviser