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

From the Head of Middle School

"I developed a richer understanding of the Indonesian music culture and the importance of preserving and sustaining a culture."

"One of the greatest days of my life!"

"Learning many new things about the Indonesian culture was an amazing experience."

These are just some of the comments from the Year 7 Indonesian students last Tuesday when they returned from an excursion to Murdoch University. The excursion introduced students to Indonesian traditional culture and was facilitated by the university's Indonesian programme. The boys were met with students from our sister school in Indonesia, Al Izhar School and were involved in an array of activities ranging from batik design to playing gamelan.

Through the study of the Indonesian language in the MYP, this wonderful enrichment opportunity allowed the boys to develop a deeper insight into the concept of culture and to realise that there are diverse ways of living, viewing and behaving in our world. It was a great day had by all!

The Medieval Festival on Thursday 10 August was a culmination of the Humanities unit of work in Year 8 on Medieval Europe. The final showcase and exhibition was another great example of project based learning that allowed the boys to learn and demonstrate their knowledge and creativity.

The evening ended with informative, impressive and heart stopping historical re-enactments by the Grey Company.

Thank you to all families that came along to the evening.

Mrs Pina Giglia
Acting Head of Middle School