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

Where is Tjunjuntjara?

This term our Community Service Club has sought and been receiving donated football boots. The large yellow bin near Reception is now overflowing with more than 60 pairs of good quality boots so it is now time to send them on. Tjuntjuntjara is a Remote Aboriginal Community about 660km north east of Kalgoorlie and this is where the donated footy boots are going. Each year three small desert community schools come together for a week of sport, art and cultural activity where the Desert Dust Up Footy Carnival is one of the highlights.

Not surprisingly footy boots and socks are hard to come by out in the desert but our donation, along with 60 pairs of socks we have negotiated a great deal on, will kit out every player on each team. Thank you for sending in the boots, I have no doubt there are plenty of goals still left in each pair.

Mr Richard Ledger
Head of Middle School