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

The Double Whammy

Of the 150 new boys into Middle School this year, 20 of them have packed up their bedrooms, said goodbye to friends, brothers and sisters, favourite pets and left home to be a part of our Residential Life Community for the next 6 years.  Starting at a new school is always a daunting proposition but to leave home at 12 years of age and go to a new school is a double whammy entry into the unknown. Our Residential Life boys are equally spread throughout all of the classes in Year 7 & 8 and so your son will have the chance to meet some of our boarders and hear about life in the Boarding House and life outside of Perth. Across the fortnight and throughout the term the boys will be working on collaborative projects that help build friendships and knowledge of each other.  None more important for our Boarding boys. If your son would like to have a boarder over for an afternoon or some time on the weekend this is very easy to arrange by contacting our Year 7 & 8 House Master, Mr Scott Siekierka.


Mr Richard Ledger
Head of Middle School