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Another successful week at Scotch

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22 March 2019

Another successful week at Scotch

Another successful week at Scotch

Today in assembly we had one significant announcement and celebrated the success of many of our students in recognition of age level; winners and record breakers from our Swimming and Athletics carnivals. We also had an inspiring reflection from Hugh Scaffidi Muta, CoCaptain of the Global Action team on the Christchurch tragedy.

You will be able to read Hugh’s insights in this edition of Enews. 

The big announcement on assembly by Dr Newton was to acknowledge that we had gained a licence to host the first South Australian Youth TedX on 7 June. The Power of Purpose is our theme and our student leaders are busily creating (along with some helpful staff!) what is going to be an amazing event. Our students have been invited to audition for one of the keynote speaking slots and the auditions will take place on the Scotch 100 Festival Day, Hosting such an event is very much reflective of who we are and what we do. We engage with the world beyond the hedges and we have a strong desire to influence and participate in the bigger conversations.  This will be a powerful learning event for our senior students and invited guests from other school in the Adelaide community. 

Harmony week has seen numerous activities celebrating not only diversity but inclusion. This student led initiative has seen badminton, dumplings, karaoke in the library. Assembly included a reflection on this concept with reference to the tragedy of Christchurch and what we may each learn. Not only to strengthen the Scotch community but to grow community beyond the hedges as responsible citizens.

Year 7 camps have been a great success and the staff and students have developed stronger connections as the final part of our transition program comes to fruition. Great relationships foster great learning and the Outdoor Education program across Year 7-10 is pivotal in developing our culture. 

The remainder of the school are well into the second or third round of assessments and leading up to PT interviews next week there should be opportunity to discuss the feedback that has been provided through our SEQTA updates.  

Today on assembly we had the opportunity to recognise our new record holders and age champions for swimming and athletics. Both carnivals were great successes with an increase in events and participation.  Thanks to Darren Beanland, Director of Sport, for his organisation and leadership of these important community days. A full list of recipients of awards today is featured later in this Enews. 

Tomorrow I look forward to seeing many students, parents and staff at the Head of the River Regatta we wish all our crews the best. We will be the best boatshed on the water because we know our 135 rowers will be giving their all and celebrating their achievements at the end of a demanding season.  All the best to all of our crews.

Dale