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

7.3 Highlights So Far

We have just recently commenced Autumn Term, and already there have been so many highlights this year.  The Moray Camp was a definite stand out, with boys forging new friendships and rising to new challenges.  Jack Douglas reflected the feelings of the boys with his enthusiastic reflection, "When I went to Moray I loved every single bit of it, enjoyed every activity and had no regrets. I can't wait for next time!"

The boys in 7.3 know the importance of starting their day the right way with our class securing the Ride2School prize for 2019.  We had the most amount of students ride to school over the two day period, which is an outstanding achievement.  A fabulous effort, even though they may have felt wheeley tyred.  According to Tex Cross, "Riding to school allows my parents to get to work early as I get myself to school independently.  One less car on the road is a bonus."


Last term saw the Year 7 boys showcase their innovative ideas and entrepreneurial flair with their Shark Tank presentations.  Across the board the boys impressed the judges and their peers with their creativity, collaborative teamwork and public speaking skills.  Hugo Silbert, one of the finalists in the competition, was motivated by the quote, "You can never have success without passion." – and this certainly rang true for the boys in this instance.  Their enthusiasm, commitment and innovation was admirable and will stand them in good stead for the future.

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Last Friday, we saw a presentation on what makes Fremantle such a dynamic place to live from the Mayor of Fremantle, Brad Pettitt, and we are looking forward to an excursion into Perth City to discover some of the elements associated with liveability.  Our exploration into this topic has allowed for some insightful discussions into the choices people make about where they live, and a common theme arising from these lessons is an increased appreciation from the boys about how lucky we are to live in our city.  The dedication and enthusiasm from the boys is highly valued by their teachers, and we are looking forward to the experiences ahead.

Ms Andrea Goodison and Mrs Sarah Sekulov
7.3 Homeroom Teachers