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

From the Head of Middle School

The highlight of the Year 6 and 7 Winter Term calendar was the combined Scotch/PLC Quiz Nights. MacKellar Hall was transformed into a sea of colour with bright balloons filling the air. Boys dressed in their best and spent time brushing up on their manners and small talk prior to the exciting night.

There was nervous laughter and chatter as questions were answered round by round. Our MCs Mr Campbell, Mr Turco and Mr Tresise were a hit with the crowd but it was the music round that really got everyone up and dancing. New dance moves were developed and new friendships forged… a great night had by all.

I would like to extend a very warm thank you to the Scotch Staff, Scotch Parents group, in particular Jodi Corica, the Middle School Representative and all parent helpers on both evenings. I would also like to thank the PLC staff and the Parents@PLC for their contribution towards this successful combined event.

The exciting Highland Games are fast approaching. After much organisation by Mr Felgate, the students in Middle School will be taking part in a modified recreation of the Games on the last day of term, Friday 22 September. Staff, students and parents, will gather on the playing fields for a Pipe Band display before the games commence at 11.00am. There will be the Kiltie Dash, Tug-o-War, spear throw, stone throw, skipping challenge, sack race, hay bale challenge, Highland Steps and Welly (boot) throw.

The boys will be competing in their Houses and with the help of some of the Old Scotch Collegians this should be a fun day, celebrating a past Scotch tradition. The Scotch Pipes and Drums Parents will also be selling food and drinks on the day. The festivities will conclude at end of the school day. More pertinent details will follow in the Middle School newsletter next week.

Mrs Pina Giglia
Acting Head of Middle School