World Scholar’s Cup Success

WORLD SCHOLAR’S CUP 2016

Another year of debating, challenges, collaborative writing, Scholar’s Bowl and of course… alpacas. On the 3rd and 4th of June, 45 students from Years 7 – 12 spent two days at Scotch College competing against some of Perth’s top schools.

As always we experienced great success, seeing our students leave with medals, trophies and alpacas a plenty!

One of our Junior Teams finished as the 5th placed team (congratulations John De Blanc, Amy Mack and Alice Millichip) whereas in the Senior division our teams took out 5th (Willem De Blanc, Chen Xi Zony Li, and Evan Blandin de Chalain), 4th (Isobel Leman, Chloe Marsh and Ben Gaudin) and 2nd (Michelle Lam, Georgia Ngo and Morgan Crockett).

WSC veteran Michelle Lam finished with a bang, Champion Scholar for the Perth round, and the second highest score in the WORLD!

Congratulations to all of this year’s competitors.

Principally Speaking

Our substantive Principal, Mr Michael Morgan, was recently featured in the national publication ‘Education Matters’. The interview focuses on Mike’s findings from Churchill Fellowship research tour of America he undertook last year and the implications such findings have for schools such as Shenton College.  Mike, of course, is currently seconded to the Director General of the Education Department (WA), Sharyn O’Neill, as the Executive Principal facilitating the Department’s Comprehensive School Leadership Strategy.

It’s great to see Mike’s expertise being recognised nationally. The article is attached below.

Principally Speaking

No Interest Loan Scheme

As the costs associated with family life in WA rise some parents may find themselves struggling to afford expenses associated with school and other activities.

The Schoolkids Bonus remains in place for 2016 but we are aware that there are times when the ‘back to school’ costs of technology, uniforms, books etc. can prove a struggle.

Mercy Care’s No Interest Loan Scheme (NILS) therefore may provide an avenue of support for some of our community members as it provides individuals and families on low incomes access to loans of between $100 and $1,200. There are no fees, no interest and no charges and each client has a repayment plan designed around their own financial circumstances.

For more information families can call 1800 268 472 or visit the website on https://www.mercycare.com.au/services/community-support-services/support-services/lending-services/

Y7 Social

Onesies and Cosy Pyjama Party

A social function for all Y7 students.

Come party with your friends in your PJs! At school!

Date: Thursday 9th of June in

Venue: Rooms M3.1 and M3.2

Time: 6-8.30pm

Info for Parents: Students should enter and depart from the College grounds through Middle School gates (off Selby St near the library, or Lemnos St). Parents are asked to pick up their son or daughter at 8.30pm from the Middle School car parks, as the front College gates will be locked by that time.

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