27 November 2017

From the Head of Senior School

Education is opportunity- This underappreciated statement is a truism. Scotch College has a fine tradition and reputation for providing the very best education for young men; providing them with opportunity to grow and develop, to challenge themselves and to be the best version of themselves.

I feel very fortunate to be in a position to make a contribution to the Scotch Community, ensuring this tradition and a broad range of opportunities continue. It is clear to me already that the School community thrives on these opportunities through active involvement, not only in the co-curricular programme, but in the plethora of activities supported by the students and their families. Contribution and connection, of course, being a huge contributing factor in developing happy and healthy members of a broader community.

It has been amazing to see the year start with events such as the Rowing Camp being held in Residential Life while training was taking place out at Champion Lakes, Armadale. Also, the three-day cricket match versing Aquinas at our own playing fields. Congratulations to Milo Kathiravelu (Year 12, Anderson) and Mr Ashley Keatch and Mr Scott Siekierka for their involvement in the Round Square International Service Expedition (RSIS) in Nepal; a wonderful experience I am sure. Congratulations also to Mr David Kyle, serving Round Square as an RSIS Deputy Leader in Nicaragua and Leader in Cambodia.

I would like to welcome the Year 9 students and their families to the Senior School. I look forward to beginning our journey in the Senior School together and hope we can share some wonderful experiences over the next four years. To the boys in Years 10 to 12, I look forward to meeting you and to watching you challenge yourself towards results commensurate with your abilities and aspirations. Remember, there is no such thing as I can't do it, just I can't do it yet! An open mindset, one which believes in growth and the value of hard work, will supply you with this opportunity.

Mr Dean Shadgett
Head of Senior School