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

The time for giving

Please take the time to read through the notices below. All of them apply across the College and require your support.

Best wishes to everyone for a safe and relaxing summer break.

UnitingCare West Christmas Appeal

As Reverend Lewis reminded us on Friday in Senior School Assembly, Christmas is a time for thinking of others and giving. The UnitingCare West Christmas Appeal plays a vital role in ensuring many of Perth's more disadvantaged families have something to eat and some gifts to give on Christmas Day. Last year they delivered over 1100 food hampers and this year are expecting even greater demand.

Collections at the College will close on 6 December so please send an item along to school with your son this week.

Boardies Day, Tuesday 5 December 2017

boardies day

On Tuesday 5 December, the whole school is invited to wear their board shorts with their school uniform. The day is aimed at improving awareness of water safety at the start of the summer holidays, and raising funds for Surf Life Saving Western Australia. The funds raised at Scotch will go directly to our closest surf club at Swanbourne Beach. See below for what clothing is acceptable on the day. Please note, school shoes and socks must be worn and shirts must be tucked in.

boardies day uniform

Disabled Surfing

Don't forget the first Disabled Surfing event for the summer takes place on 2 December. It is not a PSA sport day so we are hoping for a strong Scotch contingent down at Leighton Beach. Details at the website below.

Adventure in Fremantle

The College was extremely fortunate to have a number of Clipper Round the World Yacht Race sailors speak last week. The A in the Round Square IDEALS stands for Adventure, and sailing around the world is certainly that! There is an opportunity to take a tour of one of these yachts as they are berthed at Fremantle Sailing Club. Details at the website below.

Calling all grey nomads …

Finally, please see a request from a local organisation below. If anyone knows of a suitable caravan, please let me know. I promise it will be put to good use and the final product will be of benefit to the College community.

We are currently searching for a road worthy caravan, the interior of which needs to be suitable for refurbishment. We are interested in seeing any caravans which might be suitable!

Mr David Kyle
Director of Community and Service