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

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Notre Dame University
Upcoming events  
13 March Thinking beyond careers: Parent Info Evening
18 March Facebook Live: Pathways to NDA
24 March Medicine Info Session
Click on the event name to register or visit

University of Western Australia

Fogarty Foundation Scholarship

Applications are now open for this prestigious award which has been established to provide senior secondary students with an opportunity to undertake a cycle 1 undergraduate degree course and then a cycle 2 postgraduate degree by coursework at the University. The scholarship is intended for students who show significant academic potential, together with leadership ability and other outstanding achievements throughout Year 11 and 12.

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Closing date: 24 May 2019 for Year 12 students commencing in 2020.

University of Melbourne
Applications for the Hansen Scholarship Program, the University of Melbourne's new flagship equity scholarship, open on 1 March. Provided by benefactors Jane Hansen and Paul Little, the program brings together an unrivalled package of benefits for high-achieving domestic students who may otherwise struggle financially to access higher education.
Information sessions will be held in late February and early March – but candidates can get a head start on their applications by previewing the application questions now and gathering the documents they'll need to submit.
Students in regional, rural, and remote communities are particularly encouraged to apply.

University of WA

Get a head-start on university life

UWA are offering a free information session will help make the Year 10 or 11 experience a positive one, even if the student is unsure of what to study in the future.
Find out more about:

  • UWA's internationally recognised course model
  • Courses and entry requirements;
  • How to keep your options open when selecting your upper-school subjects; and
  • Student life and support services
  • On-campus activities and events offered to Year 10 and 11 students.

You can also talk directly to faculty specialists, academic teaching staff and current UWA students.


  • Alexander Lecture Theatre & Murdoch Lecture Theatre
  • Map location

Date and time

  • Monday 18 March
  • Faculty and student life expo: 6.00pm, Presentation: 7.00pm - 8.00pm

Register now

Medicine and Dentistry

Are you currently studying in years 10, 11 or 12? Are you considering a career in medicine or dentistry? If you have answered 'YES', then you will need to sit a compulsory entry exam known as UCAT (Undergraduate Clinical and Aptitude Test) before you can apply for certain universities!

There are several opportunities for students in Year 10/11 & 12 to attend free information sessions to learn more about the UCAT.

National Institute of Education will be conducting a FREE information session about UCAT and Undergraduate Pathways into Medicine on  22 February 2019, at 6.00pm, at Canning Vale College) the Click here to secure your FREE ticket to attend the seminar. Parents are also invited and encouraged to attend. The seminar will be conducted by NIE's Principal Lecturer and Interview program coordinator, Mr. Zobair Bary. Mr Bary has been actively writing programs and facilitating seminars for the National Institute of Education for over 10 years. He has an in-depth knowledge and understanding of the processes and requirements in Australia to get into Undergraduate and Postgraduate medical degrees.

ICan Med is conducting a free information session for Scotch & PLC students on  Wednesday 6 March 2019 from 3:45 pm – 5:45 pm in the  PLC Auditorium. Register through:

ICan Med is offering a repeat session at MLC on Thursday, 7 March from 6.30pm - 8.30pm Hadley Hall.

Register through:

GREaT WA Nursing and Midwifery Work Experience Program

The Get Real Experience and Try (GREaT) Nursing and Midwifery Work Experience Program has been developed to encourage high school students to experience nursing prior to studying it with a State Training Provider or at university.

The program has been developed for Year 10 high school students to experience the many aspects of nursing and midwifery in a clinical setting while observing the team in action. Over five consecutive days students will rotate through many areas previously not available to school students to find out what it's really like to be a nurse or midwife and what nurses and midwives really do.

The program runs between school terms 2 to 4. The exact intake dates will vary between each hospital and students can submit up to three placement preferences upon application.

Applications for the 2019 GREaT Program close 5.00pm Friday 8 March.

Apply now

Late applications will not be considered. Successful applicants and their schools will be notified via email by Friday 5 April  2019.

Find out more –

GREaT information guide for parents and guardians

US and UK University Information Session

Crimson Education are presenting an information evening for parents and students  highlighting where ATAR/IB score can actually take them. 
Students will be exposed to the experience of a US and UK university from an academic, career opportunities, college life perspective and much, much more.
This is catered for any student in Years 9-12.

Event details:

Perth to the Ivy Leagues and Beyond: Where your ATAR/IB can take you
Date: Tuesday 26 February 2019
Time: 6.00pm - 7.30pm
Location: St Catherine's College, 2 Park Road, Crawley WA 6009

2020 Gap Year

As you may know, since 2005 Letz Liv has specialised in the recruitment of Australian gap year assistants in schools (traditionally boarding schools) across New Zealand, Thailand and the United Kingdom. All positions offered to potential applicants from Scotch College WA will be provided with board and lodging in addition to a weekly stipend during their time abroad. Depending on the country of destination, placements are either six or eleven months in duration.

Further details and information can be accessed at

Lattitude Global Volunteering

Over past years students from Scotch College have undertaken a gap year with Lattitude Global Volunteering, in particular the 12 month option of Schools Assistant in boarding schools in the UK.

Please note that the priority deadline for applications in 2020 is Friday 8 March 2019. This will give students the best chance at securing their first preference for the more popular programs.  If this isn't possible there a midyear application deadline on Friday 14 June 2019 and there will be rolling applications after this date for any remaining placements.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Mr Peter Frusher
Careers Adviser