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

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 12 month option of Schools Assistant in boarding schools in the UK.

For more information go to:

University of Notre Dame  - Medicine 

Date:  Sunday 22 March 2020  
Time:  1-3pm   
Venue:  The University of Notre Dame Australia School of Medicine

Interested? Find out all you need to know about our leading  Doctor of Medicine  and  Pre-Medicine Certificate programs at our Medicine Info Session on Sunday 22 March. Meet current students, discuss the application process, tour our medical facilities and attend a dedicated presentation:

Presentation 1 –  For high school students, 12:45pm arrival for a 1pm presentation  
School of Medicine (ND35), The University of Notre Dame Australia, 38/40 Henry St, Fremantle

Curtin University | Year 10 Parent Information Evening

26 February 2020, from 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 at  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:

April Exam Preparation & Revision Programmes 

Tuition for all students Year 7 - 12

Week One , 13-17 April - Christ Church Grammar School

Week Two,  20-24 April - Hale School, Methodist Ladies' College

The April School Holiday Program offers students comprehensive subject revision and prepares students for their First Semester Exams. Enrol at

Study Work Grow Membership for Students and Parents

Study Work Grow has membership provided on your behalf, by Scotch College. Your membership entitles you to access the latest career news and opportunities and will help you learn about your options.

To create your membership:   
Step 1 - Go to   Step 2 - When asked, enter your school code - SCOTCH19

Murdoch University Open Night

Murdoch University will be conducting  their Health Open Night , will be  next Wednesday 4 March!

Hear from current academics and students about their courses in:

  • Psychology
  • Nursing
  • Chiropractic Science
  • Sports and Exercise Science
  • Medical, Molecular and Forensic Science
  • Food Science and Nutrition

Additionally there will be tours of some of  phenomenal  facilities and the opportunity to speak one on one with members of their future students, study abroad, scholarships, and admissions teams.

Places are limited so don't forget to  register😊

Registrations for 2020 UCAT are now open

UCAT (University Clinical Aptitude Test) is required for all Year 12 students who are considering studying Medicine in 2021 

To make your registration as easy as possible, click the button below for: 

·         INSTRUCTIONS on how to register (there are only 3 steps!) 

·         IMPORTANT LINKS (e.g. applying for a concession discount) 

·         MUST-KNOW ADVICE about which date to choose (and how to change dates if needed) 

·         MASSIVE DISCOUNTS on UCAT prep materials 

Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Advisor