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

A visual thanks from Maddington Primary School

The relationship with Maddington Primary School has continued to strengthen in 2018. Last Wednesday Head of Student Council, Felix Jones (Brisbane), attended the school to receive a gift in appreciation of all the College's efforts in supporting the school.

Maddington's Year 6 class have spent a considerable amount of time creating a cartoon which represents their day at the Scribbler's Festival in May. The College went and picked up the class from Maddington and hosted them as a part of the Festival. It was a huge success and the staff at Maddington say that it has made a lasting impression on the students.

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The main way in which the College supports the school is Senior School house groups making lunches which are delivered to Maddington once every two weeks. These are very much in need in their school community and allow the teaching staff to ensure that all of the students are well nourished and in the best shape to be in the classroom. This programme has grown over the last 12 months and has been well supported by the Student Council.

Purpose and Profit

An new study by HSBC has shown that young entrepreneurs are increasingly motivated by the social impact of their businesses. The survey results can be found in the article here and provide some proof to the notion that young people are more socially aware then older generations. As a teacher I am fortunate to see the quality of our young people and this study will come as no surprise to many teachers.

Reconciling the notion that profit and social purpose are at odds with one another will go a long way towards a harmonious and healthy society and it is great to see this idea is prevalent amongst those with an entrepreneurial spirit!

Mr David Kyle
Director of Community and Service