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

Scotch Parents

Thank you to all of the new families (and returning families) who attended the Welcome BBQ on Tuesday 29 January.  It was a great start to the school year and a wonderful opportunity to meet many new families. Our team of volunteers cooked over 1,000 sausages and kept everyone refreshed and happy – thank you volunteers for your help. It was wonderful to hear some great words of encouragement to the new boys from Scotch's 2019 Captain of School, Harry Gilchrist.

Another big turnout of Middle School parents at morning tea on the first day of school. It was a good opportunity to outline the many activities and initiatives that Scotch Parents are involved in.

I look forward to meeting many of you throughout the year and would encourage you to visit the Scotch Parents tab under 'Parent Support Groups' on the home.scotch website.  We will keep this updated with events, meeting dates and minutes and funding initiatives.

Upcoming Events

  • Scotch Parents inaugural meeting – Dining Room Annexe Tuesday 12 Feb at 7.00pm  with guest speaker Mr James Hindle, Director of Wellbeing at Scotch College
  • Year 12 Ball – Saturday 16 February
  • Middle School Sundowner – Gooch Pavilion Friday 22 Feb at 6.30pm
  • Year 9 Parent & House Heads Dinner – Dining Room Monday 11 March at 6.30pm

Assistance from Year 9 Parents

We are in urgent need of one of two volunteers to be the Scotch Parents Representatives for Year 9.  If you and a friend would like to be involved please email as soon as possible.

Year 12 Parents – Save the Date  

  • Wednesday 27 February - Year 12 Parents Cocktail Evening
  • Thursday 14 March - Year 12 Parents coffee morning

Full details of these events will be provided by email shortly.

2019 Scotch Parents Biennial Ball – Saturday 30 March

Always a fantastic night…the theme for the Parents Ball this year is "Speakeasy" styled around the 1930's. It will be held this year in the Dickinson Centre in a more informal setting with pre-ball drinks served on the top lawn. Please save the date – tickets will go on sale on 1 March. The Ball is a not-for-profit event and a great opportunity to meet and socialise with other parents.

Ms Sara Hector
Scotch Parents