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Scotch 100: The Student Celebration

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6 September 2019

Scotch 100: The Student Celebration

Scotch 100: The Student Celebration

Today every student and teachers on Mitcham and Torrens Park campus were piped into the Fisher Chapel to celebrate Founders Day. 

In attendance at the Torrens Park Campus service were 130 Old Collegians plus 24 student leaders from the Mitcham Campus. Reverend David Hoffman officiated at the ceremony. We welcomed Mr Phil Patterson Deputy Chair of Council and Mr Ross Haslam former Chair of Council as special guests representing Mr Raymond Spencer, and all members of our Council and Committee members.

It was a fantastic celebration. Mr Ewen Graham and the Caledonian Corp once again created an atmosphere that is uniquely Scotch, and our hearts swelled with pride at the opening performance sequence by the pipers, drummers and highland dancers! An amazing group of young people.

We were taught about the early years of the College through a video presentation from Sam and Lalla, our College Captains, and masterfully put together by Mr Roberts. The Middle Years SAT leaders presented a vox pop of aspirations for Scotch in 30 years thanks to Winter Birkett and her team. Dr Newtown, in addition to a provocative and thoughtful piece on how to lead through a time when the fearful odds are against you, presented the fly through of the DARE Campaign Centenary Building student launch. Once again Dr Newton was an impressive orator and inspired us all in both presentations.

We were taught about the early years of the College through a video presentation from Sam and Lalla our College Captains and masterfully put together by Mr Roberts. The Middle Years SAT leaders presented a vox pop of aspirations for Scotch in 30 years thanks to Winter Birkett and her team. Dr Newtown in addition to a provocative and thoughtful piece on how to lead through a time when the fearful odds are against you, presented the flythrough of the DARE Campaign Centenary Building student launch. Once again Dr Newton was an impressive orator and inspired us all in both presentations.

Mr Paul Trumble (‘74) gave an account of four generations of one family at the College. Paul is a past student who attended Scotch when it was both a single sex and then a co-ed school. His account of changes during this time was both informative and humorous. Special reference to the hair strike (boys protesting for 3 days that they had to have their hair above the collar demonstrated that, sometimes, protest can be in vain). Thanks to Liam O’Donnell (9 Do) for organising Paul to be our guest speaker.

And there was so much more!

Cheyanne Baker (Do) gave a beautiful Acknowledgement of Country and tied it into the repatriation of ancestral bones from England to the Kaurna peoples in August.  Mr Archibald (‘00) did the Address to theHaggis accompanied by Donald Willson (‘60) on the pipes and Gareth Thomas 9 (Do) as the Haggis carrier. It is the only time we allow teachers to wield knives near students!

At the P&F sponsored and cooked the BBQ for all students to celebrate our lunch we had a Haggis tasting station with over 200 students taking on the challenge and surprisingly many of them loving it! Mrs Liz Young and Mrs Briony Nickels led our students in the Symphonic Band as they played the College song and a beautiful version of Excelsior (Latin: ever upward) composed by Brian Hogg. A special call out to duty piper Rhys Davies (Mc) who also performed in the Caledonian and Symphonic bands. 

One of the highlights of the assembly was the singing of Happy Birthday to the College led by our College Captains and Vice Captains James and Billie. It was a rousing rendition of the old tune. At last we are a singing College! 

Unfortunately, Lalla whilst cutting cake hit the cutting board and had to give Sam (the nearest boy) the traditional a kiss on the cheek and you can imagine how well that went down with the student body!

The annual tug-o-war House comp was held in McBean Gym for the last time and the victors were Douglas for Middle School and Stewart for Senior School. It was a great atmosphere – thank you Mr Goreham for organising. Final thanks also to Tracey Wallace and Adam Townsend for all their work behind the scenes to ensure today was a great success.

Paul Wharram and the kitchen crew provided a sumptuous meal for our Old Collegians (those who have been out of school for 50+ years!) who have assured me they have enjoyed a fabulous celebration. This week on Thursday the annual Students versus Old Collegians saw the OC take out both boys and girls footy and basketball and the students taking out wins in netball and soccer. Hotly contested matches played in great spirit. 

Today was about shining the spotlight on success and insight into moments of history that have shaped our identity. A wonderful celebration. And yet we are a College that continues to grow through success. Congratulations to our Senior A and B Debaters who are in the State Final and will argue their final debate for the season at Parliament House this Sunday at 2pm.

  • Senior B: Ella O’Connor, Daniel O’Connor, Jack O’Connor & Emilia Ellis
  • Senior A: Onor Nottle, Riki Theodorakakos, Lalla Nugent and Clodagh Goggin

Good luck to all involved and congratulations Mrs Beanland, Ms Farrington and Charlie Toye (‘15) in supporting the girls in their achievement.

Hoping Spring returns sooner rather than later! Have a great weekend.

Dale

SCOTCH VOCAL SUCCESS Congratulations to our Scotch vocal ensembles for their stunning performances at the A Cap twitter.com/i/web/status/1