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

Forming Friendships in 7.2H

The boys of 7.2H have come together this year with ease and with open minds to new friendships. Some friendships are a year old, and some are just beginning. 7.2H has a feeling of warmth and optimism about the fun to be had in Year 7 at Scotch College.

A focus for 7.2H is to develop a caring classroom with students who show empathy, compassion and respect. Alongside the 5 Essential Agreements guiding behaviour throughout Middle School - Mutual Respect, Attentive Listening, Personal Best, Right to Participate and No Put Downs - we have been promoting connections between students. Matching interests, working in different groups, trying new games, discussing opinions and teaching one another ways in which students have started to build bonds between one another. During these activities, the boys have demonstrated their open-mindedness and their caring natures.

Year 7 is an important transition year and alongside growing academically, in 7.2H we also aim to be a good friend. With opportunities for students to learn more about each other's unique combination of strengths, values and experiences, I think we are off to a great start.

Ms Gabriel Hodgson
7.2H Homeroom Teacher