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

The sounds of summer - a revamped Australian Cricket Champs

Claremont-Nedlands Junior Cricket Club have been running a programme at Creswell Park for the last five years catering for children with special needs and abilities. This has been part of a state-wide initiative called Aussie Cricket Champs. Despite the programme ceasing to exist, Claremont-Nedlands has continued a similar programme, redesigned as an All Abilities Group, meaning they have extended participation to adults as well as children.

The emphasis of the programme is about having fun, practicing skills such as catching, throwing at stumps, batting off tees, and finishing with a net session.

As in past years, some of the College's senior cricketers will be helping out with the group on Friday evenings and we wish them well.

The programme runs at Creswell Park on Friday evenings between 5.30 and 7.00 pm between Friday 3 November - Friday 8 December, and Friday 2 February - 23 February.

Round Square International Service Trips

Round Square International Service Trips are particularly worthwhile opportunities for students to take part in international experiences with students from diverse backgrounds. The College has had three staff members lead these trips and they are particularly well organised, with a strong focus on ensuring students undertake worthwhile service opportunities and experience the culture of the country they are working in. Furthermore, students develop lifelong friendships with students from throughout the Round Square network of schools.

See below for 2018 opportunities.

For more information, please email Mr Kyle at

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The Bright Blue organisation, founded and run by former Police Commissioner, Karl O'Callaghan, is taking a group of Perth Modern students to Mongolia in 2018. The group works in the hospital funded by Bright Blue and gets an insight into Mongolia, its history and its people.

The trip is in the October holidays 2018 and costs about $7000 (all inclusive). Generally, it is Year 9's and 10's who choose to go, but some Year 11's have also gone in the past.

This year Beyond Blue is holding a movie night on 14 November, 6.00pm at Perth Modern. Any interested students and parents are welcome to attend.

For more information, please email Mr Kyle at

Boardies Day

Finally, the whole College will be taking part in Boardies Day on 5 December. I will have more information soon but the focus is on raising awareness of water safety as the summer begins and raising funds for the Surf Lifesaving Western Australia. #boardiesdaywa #showusyourboardies.

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Mr David Kyle
Director of Community and Service