Calendar 2019

Feb
11
09:15AM 11 February
Week 3
Early Learning Centre Tour (T1W3...
Feb
13
07:00PM 13 February
5 Tips for Parents
Michael Carr-Gregg Parent Seminar
Feb
15
07:00PM 15 February
Back to the Boatshed 2020
Feb
20
09:15AM 20 February
Week 4
Junior School Tour (T1W4 2020)
Feb
27
09:00AM 27 February
Week 5
Middle & Senior School Tour (...
Mar
04
09:15AM 04 March
Week 6
Early Learning Centre Tour (T1W6...
Mar
11
09:15AM 11 March
Week 7
Junior School Tour (T1W7 2020)
Mar
15
11:30AM 15 March
Solitaire Automotive Presents One...
Mar
26
09:15AM 26 March
Week 9
Early Learning Centre Tour (T1W9...
Mar
31
09:00AM 31 March
Week 10
Middle & Senior School Tour (...
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To Be At Our Best

News

3 November 2017

To Be At Our Best

To Be At Our Best

One of the many things I love about Scotch is our desire to strive to improve and be at our best. We have a culture where tradition is celebrated and lasting connections formed.

Thankfully, over the last two weeks it has been the first that has shone brightly in our students lives. The Year 12 Final Assembly followed by the House Dinners were a wonderful recognition of the importance of partnership between four key players that make education a success for a child. Student, Parent, School and Community. There was sadness, melancholy but also great joy expressed through smiles and tears at both events. The genuine commitment to a family partnership was palpable thanks to all those involved, making each of the events a great success. The weekend was punctuated by the Sunday Market and it was fantastic to see around 600 people from the school and local community come together. There were some great outcomes for the stall holders and in doing this activity it serves a dual purpose to generate connection and to generate money - friend and fundraising. Thank you to all who participated to make this a success, with special thanks to Natalie and her team, the P&F and sport and activity teams who ran stalls knowing that funds raised will directly benefit students in their program.

After exams, next week we have Year 10 out and about in the community completing their Personal Learning Plan through three key areas of activity – Service Learning, Work Experience and the Goose ODE program. The importance of experiential learning is not lost on Scotch and the authentic and insightful knowledge that comes from learning outside the classroom. The Year 9 Burra residential and ODE program is going well and the weather has largely been kind to us. Our students and their behaviour is a real credit to the school and our families. Last week we had a phone call from a clothing store owner in town who rang to compliment the manners and behaviour of two of our boy boarders as they browsed in store. Manners matter and this is a message we reiterate to all students who will be outside the classroom and representing the school in or outside of school hours. Years 7, 8, 9 and 11 have a few more weeks of learning and are in the midst of assessments. Now is the time to finish well. Year 12 commence their final exams next week and we wish them well knowing they have been well prepared and are eager to get on with the job!

A reminder that there are two significant dates for end of Term occasions. All Year 10,11 and 12 students are expected to attend speech night in full summer uniform on Thursday 7 December 6.45pm. Middle school students are expected to be at the End of Year ceremony on Tuesday 12 December. Families are of course invited to attend both events and we look forward to seeing you there.

Have a great weekend

Dale

That's a wrap on Term 4 and 2019! Enjoy the summer break and have a happy and safe Christmas! https://t.co/CRKA1RkfyE