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

From the Head of Middle School

"Does a Big Mac decompose faster than a Grill'd or homemade burger?"

"Does age affect reaction time?"

"Which brand of bubblegum blows bigger bubbles?"

These were just a few examples of the questions posed by our Year 6 students at the Middle School Science Fair. Listening to the boys share their learning with such enthusiasm and passion was the highlight of my week! Photos of the Science Fair can be viewed via the Gallery on

The gorgeous Perth weather was the perfect backdrop for the Middle School Inter-House Athletics Carnival on Thursday. We had a great day of racing, jumping and throwing. The boys' efforts on the field, the camaraderie between competitors and the cheering from the parents all contributed to the positive and exciting vibe of the day. Thank you to the Pipe Band Parent Group for the home baked treats and toasties throughout the day.

With the conclusion of PSA Sport, the Year 7 and 8 boys commenced the first of their Friday afternoon activities last week. An array of activities was arranged for the boys ranging from Self-Defence classes through to Coast Care Community Service for Year 7s and Team Building Games through to OSC Guest Speakers for the Year 8s. Yet another example of the amazing opportunities on offer to our Middle School boys.

The Year 6 & 7 students host their annual combined Scotch PLC Quiz Nights in MacKellar Hall this Wednesday and Thursday night respectively. The boys are all very excited about this upcoming event which marks the first of a sequence of combined social events that culminate in five or six years' time in the Year 12 Ball.

Mrs Pina Giglia
Acting Head of Middle School