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

Boys' Achievements

Ruan van der Riet (Year 9, Ross) came 2nd (silver) in the 200m fly during Open State Swimming Championships with an impressive 2min 05sec. He then competing in the State Team Swimming Championships held in Canberra last week and had the finished 4th in the 200m fly and 4th in the 400m IM.

Jesse Coughlan (Year 10, Alexander) also competed in the State Team Swimming Championships and he finished 4th in the 50m and 100m Breastroke.

Beau Luscombe (Year 9, Shearer) competes in Epee Fencing with the University of Western Australia and also fences in the Western Australian Fencing Association State Team. Beau competed in the Australian National Championships in Sydney and represented Western Australia in the Under 17's (Cadets) and under 15's, winning silver in each age category with those teams. 

2018 Pierre de Coubertin Award Presentation Information

Pierre de Coubertin was the founder of modern Olympics and was convinced of the importance of sport in the development of the individual and he believed in the qualities of excellence, sportsmanship and respect which embody the values of Olympism. The Award, which is an initiative of the Australian Olympic Committee, is designed to reward not only the elite sports people but those that display strong character and ideals, representing the school at the highest standard both on and off the field.

In WA in 2018, The Australian Olympic Committee awarded 43 students from among the approximate 16,000 students attending those participating High Schools.

This year I would like to acknowledge Daniel Walker (Year 12, Ross) for his achievement in winning this award. Daniel has been presented the award at a formal ceremony.

ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Award

The ADF Long Tan Youth Leadership and Teamwork Awards started in 2006 to recognise students who demonstrate leadership and teamwork within both the school and the broader local community. At the same time, they recognise those who display strong values, such as doing one's best, respect for others and "mateship", characteristics that are integral to Australian society.

Year 12 - Peter Stulpner (Cameron)

Year 10 – David Winton (Stuart)

Athletics Age Group Champion Boy

At the end of the season we award Champion Boy medallions in each Year group. In deciding which athletes deserve these awards a number of factors are considered including:

  • The number of points attained at the Inter-School Athletics Carnival
  • Which division the athletes competed in and the places they finished in the Inter-House Championship events, the Quads and Inter-School Carnival.
  • Versatility of the athlete
  • Training attendance and attitude
  • And their overall contribution to the Athletics Team

U/15:      James Shaw (Year 9, Ferguson) and

               Anthony (Tony) Ghiselli (Year 9, Alexander)

U/16:      Christopher Michael (Year 10, Cameron)

U/17:      Lucas Triglavcanin (Year 11, St Andrews) and

               Tobias (Toby) Knox Lyttle (Year 10 Brisbane)

Open:     Joshua Hook (Year 12, Brisbane) and

               Sean Szalek (Year 12, Ross)  

Will Upson Music Award

Peter Stulpner (Year 12, Cameron)

Engineers Australia Certificate of Excellence

Engineers Australia Excellence in Science and Mathematics Awards which are given to Year 12 students who have achieved who gained >75% in Spec Maths, Maths Methods, Chemistry & Physics.




Matteo Fortier



Aren Leishman



Brent Morton



Laine Mulvay


St Andrews

Alexander Porter-Wilkinson



Arthur Payne


St Andrews

Peter Stulpner