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

From the Head of Junior School

Sharing is the joint use of a resource or space. It is also the process of dividing and distributing… Still more loosely, "sharing" can mean giving something as an outright gift… Sharing is a basic component of human interaction and is responsible for strengthening social ties and ensuring a person's well-being.

This definition from Wikipedia summarises what Week 2A in the Junior School was all about. We were so fortunate to have Senior School boys from the SCINS (Scotch College Indigenous Network Scheme) come down at various times during the week and work with each of the Junior School classes. The students learnt about Aboriginal Languages, practised throwing mini boomerangs before decorating their own. The Junior School thanks all of the Senior School boys who visited and worked with us last week.

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We also celebrated Student Led Conference week and parents of boys from Year 1 through to Year 5 took the time to come in, sit with their son and experience what learning has taken place throughout the year. The boys walked their parents through their learning across specialist areas, as well as work completed in class through Literacy, Numeracy and the PYP Unit of Inquiry.

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There was a delightful feel about the school last week as boys proudly shared and took ownership of their learning as they explained to their parents what they have discovered this year in class. Thank you to all the parents who took the time to come and experience the learning journey with their son. Your time and presence are appreciated by both the boys and their teachers.

Outstanding Achievements of Boys

Cooper Lisle (Year 5) and Noah Lisle (Year 7)

Off the back of the boys successful racing in Europe in the holidays these two students have been selected to race in the largest Karting race in the world based in Las Vegas from 15 to 27 November.

Connor and Zach McManus (Year 3)

These two students rode for their Midland Team at the WA State Titles Road Cycling Championships. The race was held at the Kwinana Motorway and was an 18.8km course. After 40 minutes of cycling, Connor came in 3rd and Zach in 4th separated by 50 meters.

Max Fine (Year 4)

Congratulations to Max for his achievements at the recent Bespalov Invitational Gymnastics Challenge held in Perth. He received a gold medal, four silver medals and a bronze medal. This competition is where the boys qualify for the state championships (of which he was successful). Max will be heading to the Gold Coast National Clubs Competition from the 19 to 26 of September.