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

Deputy Head of Junior School

Celebrations in Week Two

The Junior School boys have had a humungous second week of the term. We welcomed many new boys to the Junior School as well as celebrated and broadened our cultural awareness during Student Led Conference Week and NAIDOC Week. We were very fortunate to have many of the Scotch College's 38 Indigenous boys from the Middle School and Senior School visit classes from Kindergarten through to Year 5 to share their culture through a variety of activities; stories, art, face painting, dance and etchings. The Junior School boys thoroughly enjoyed the older students sharing and being a part of their learning for the week. Thank you to Mrs Felicity Byres, the Indigenous Student Program Coordinator and Student Support Teacher, for facilitating and guiding the older boys in planning and preparing for their session in the Junior School.

Paralleling the NAIDOC celebrations, every boy in the Junior School hosted a guest to join them for their Student Led Conference. Each boy had the opportunity to share with their parents, or special guest, snippets of their learning from a selection of Language B, Physical Education, Visual Art, Performing Art, Bush School and in-class activities. Thank you to all of the visitors for making the time to come into the school and participate in the learning of the boys, it was a very successful week. Well done and thank you to all the staff for their preparation and planning of the activities and hosting the parents for their Student Led Conference Sessions.

Miss Penny Hooper
Deputy Head of Junior School