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

TOMS Visit

On Friday, a number of the Year 10 boys were fortunate to have Tania Zuvela present to them on the TOMS company. The TOMS Walk had occurred that morning and Tania was able to tell the boys about the walk and the worldwide movement that TOMS has become.

TOMS is the original 'One for One' business model whereby one product is given to a person in need for every product sold. The founding product was shoes but this has since expanded to include eyewear, coffee, and bags.

Tania spoke to the boys about all aspects of the company, ranging from the ownership, where the founder has sold 50% to Bain Capital, to the powerful experiences of giving in some of the poorest communities in the world. The group also considered how TOMS avoids treading on the toes of local businesses and is instead sure to support them to expand and create opportunities for their communities. These are practical lessons that our boys can consider as they think about what they can do to support those less fortunate.

The boys also used their phones or laptops to view a 360ยบ virtual giving trip to Peru, the link is available here and is better to view on a phone or iPad.

Service is about far more than volunteering for those less fortunate then ourselves and TOMS is the perfect example of where Service, Action, Business and Community can interconnect. A big thanks to Tania and we hope to do more with TOMS in the future.

For more on the TOMS story, see founder, Blake Mycoskie's bio here.

Round Square Exchanges Information Evening

On Monday, 29 May at 6.30pm there is an information evening for Year 9 boys and their families on the exchange programme for 2018. This will take place in the Bunning Resource Centre.

World's Greatest Shave 2017

The donations for the World's Greatest Shave has been finalised and the Scotch community raised an extremely impressive $68, 487.61. This figure, plus the wide awareness campaign is a huge credit to the boys.

Mr David Kyle
Director of Community and Service