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

From the Head of Middle School

Critical to the effectiveness of any goal setting process is creating a plan that supports goal realisation. In consultation with their teachers all Middle School boys spent time analysing and reflecting upon the details and comments in their Semester 1 report. Each boy now has the tools and skill set required to foster a habit of ownership and accountability for his own learning. The Student Led Conferences being held this week will provide a forum for your son to articulate and share his goals and action plan with you. Together with parent support and that of his Homeroom teacher your son will be able to hone in on the exact actions needed to accomplish his goals. I look forward to seeing you around the Middle School this week.

Our final Middle School Assembly last term was a perfect way to end a very busy semester. Debating, Slam Poetry recitals, Outdoor Education reflections, Visual Art displays and much more were highlighted throughout. It was a very impressive showcase of the many skills and talents being developed and fostered in our Middle School boys on a daily basis. Thank you to the staff who support and enhance these qualities in the boys. For an extended view of some of the work produced by our boys in Design subjects, please visit the Gallery (under the JS/MS Library) for the Middle School Design Showcase any time between 31 July and 4 August.

Mrs Pina Giglia
Acting Head of Middle School