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

Scotch Parents

Year 12 Parent Lunch after March Out - Friday 13 October.

Our Year 12 parents (city and boarding) attended the annual 2017 March Out Lunch at the Royal Freshwater Bay Yacht Club on Friday, 13 October.

Organisers Sharon and Lisa commented that "it was a wonderful afternoon and we were very pleased with the turn-out of so many proud and happy Scotch parents. We all loved the final assembly and March Out too - so special and memorable for our boys."

Morning tea for the Reopening and Rededication of Memorial Hall on Founder's Day Friday 20 October

Many thanks to Carissa Paganin and her team of parent helpers who served morning tea to 250 VIP guests on this special day for the school.

Guest Speaker Programme - Mr Mike Utsler, COO Woodside gave a sell-out presentation in Memorial Hall last Thursday.

Scotch Parents hosted a very memorable guest speaker for the very first function in the refurbished Memorial Hall on Thursday 26 October. Over 300 boys, parents, OSC and prospective parents attended in which Mike Utsler, COO for Woodside provided an account of his experience managing the three year recovery program after the explosion on the deep water drilling platform off the Gulf of Mexico.

Scotch Parents Special Purpose Grants Committee Funding Approvals

The Scotch Parents Special Purpose Grants Committee recently met and approved a number of projects around the College.

As has occurred in previous years Scotch Parents encourages the Student Council to prepare, research and present worthwhile projects that they consider will make a significant contribution to the boys experience at Scotch. This year the leaving Student Council was successful in gaining approval for additional Bike Racks and Table Tennis tables for the Senior School Campus. The leaving Year 12 cohort also received approval for a whole of school LED lit map at the main entrance around the school (the school will purchase the other maps). The cost of the bike racks, table tennis tables and the school map was approximately $10,000.

In addition the Committee approved the provision of booth seating for the Middle School Library at a cost of $7,500. For a detailed list of projects Scotch Parents have funded please click here.

Scotch Parents Annual General Meeting 7.30pm Tuesday 14 November

The first AGM for the new Scotch Parents association will be held in the Dining Room Annexe at 7.30pm Tuesday, 14 November.

All positions will be open for nomination including:

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Vice President - Special Purpose Grants
  • Vice President - School Reps
  • Senior School Year Group Reps
  • Boarders Rep
  • Members of the Special Purpose Grants Committee

Junior and Middle School Class Reps will be confirmed early in 2018

Please email your nomination by email to Lucia Barrett - prior to Monday 13 November.

If you have any enquiries please email We encourage parents across the school - Junior, Middle and Senior - to come along to the AGM.

Year 12 parents (leaving) are invited to evening drinks and light snacks at 7.00pm immediately prior to the AGM, to thank them for their valued support, service and contribution to Scotch throughout their years at the College.

Upcoming Events

  • Scotch Parents AGM - Tuesday 14 November 7.00 for 7.30pm start
  • Valedictory Dinner and Chapel - Friday 24 November - Chapel commences at 6.00pm

Mr Ian Knobel and Ms Stephanie Debnam
Scotch Parents