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					THE WEE
SCOT
SCOTS BOYS
GROW INTO
FINE MEN
STRIVING FOR
EXCELLENCE
TOGETHER
BRAVE HEARTS
  BOLD MINDS
 THE
 WEE
SCOT
 VOLUME
         A RECORD OF
  THE SCOTS COLLEGE
       PREPARATORY
        SCHOOL
    CONTENTS
SCOTS’ VISION AND VALUES        CO-CURRICULAR                        YEAR 2
COUNCIL CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT    ART OF SPEECH, DEBATING,             YEAR REPORT
PRINCIPAL’S REPORT              DA VINCI, FORENSIC SCIENCE            GB CONTRIBUTIONS
HEADMASTER’S REPORT             FRENCH, CHESS, TOURNAMENT OF MINDS    KG CONTRIBUTIONS
STAFF LIST                      TAP, MARTIAL ARTS, GYMNASTICS         KW CONTRIBUTIONS
STUDENT LEADERS                                                       LS CONTRIBUTIONS
PRIZES                          SPORT
                                SPORTS MASTER’S REPORT               YEAR 3
SCOTS COMMUNITY                 ATHLETICS                            STAGE REPORT
MUFTI DAYS                      BASKETBALL                            AH CONTRIBUTIONS
OPEN DAY                        CRICKET                               DE CONTRIBUTIONS
FATHER SON BREAKFAST            CROSS COUNTRY                         MC CONTRIBUTIONS
FATHER’S AND MOTHER’S DAY       FOOTBALL                              HS CONTRIBUTIONS
PARENTS COCKTAIL PARTY          RUGBY
YOUNG LEADERS: SUSTAINABILITY   SNOW SPORTS                          YEAR 4
                                SWIMMING                              SC CONTRIBUTIONS
ACADEMIC                                                              MS CONTRIBUTIONS
CURRICULUM REPORT               HOUSE REPORTS                         PH CONTRIBUTIONS
SRC REPORTS                     BELL                                  AC CONTRIBUTIONS
PASTORAL CARE                   DEANE
ICT @ SCOTS                     EDYVEAN                              YEAR 5
INDONESIAN                      PALLING                              STAGE REPORT
LEARNING ENRICHMENT             PALMER                                HH CONTRIBUTIONS
INFORMATION SERVICES            SPIER                                 CT CONTRIBUTIONS
CHAPEL AND CHRISTIAN STUDIES                                          RSJ CONTRIBUTIONS

VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS                                           FAREWELL YEAR 6
DANCE AND DRAMA                                                      FAREWELL
VISUAL ARTS                                                          YEAR EVENTS REPORT
ART EXTENSION                                                         PK CONTRIBUTIONS
MUSIC                                                                 DW CONTRIBUTIONS
                                                                      NM CONTRIBUTIONS
                                                                      SP CONTRIBUTIONS
                                                                     GRADUATION PHOTOS
                                                                     YEAR PROFILES




6    The Wee Scot 2009
  SCOTS VISIONS
  AND VALUES
Our Philosophy and Ethos                                  Our Strategic Focus:
Our Faith:     At The Scots College we believe that
               young men discover true wisdom
               through reverence for God and faith
               in Jesus Christ. The ultimate aim of
               our education is to help boys acquire
               knowledge of the truth — of God,
               society and the world — so that they
               are better prepared to serve in their
               families, and the wider world, to the      Church of NSW and conducted by the College Council.
               glory of God and for the welfare of
               others.

Our Mission:   In seeking to serve God faithfully, The
               Scots College exists to inspire boys to
               learn, lead and serve as they strive for
               excellence together.

Our Graduate: In keeping with the challenge of our
              Christian foundation, our Scots boys
              will be fine young men of integrity and
              principle who support each other in
              their quest for excellence.

Our School:    The Scots College is a distinctive
               Australian school that defends the
               honourable traditions, adventures and
                                                          “ SCOTSINSPIRE
                                                          THE
                                                          EXISTS TO
                                                                    COLLEGE
               learning of boys.
                                                          BOYS TO LEARN, LEAD
We Value:      The Quest for Excellence through
               adventure, curiosity, creativity and
                                                          AND SERVE AS THEY
               growth.                                    STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE
                                                          TOGETHER.
                                                                                   ”
               Our Faith and Tradition which
               inspire truth, honour, loyalty and
               commitment.
               Leadership through Teams in a spirit
               of service, compassion, humour.




                                                                                                                The Wee Scot 2009   7
    COUNCIL CHAIRPERSON’S REPORT
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8       The Wee Scot 2009
  PRINCIPAL’S REPORT
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                                                                                                                                                                                      The Wee Scot 2009   9
     HEADMASTER’S REPORT
IT IS WITH PLEASURE THAT I PRESENT THE                       ANNUAL REPORT FOR THE SCOTS COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL.
The Wee Scot is the annual testimony of the vision of      Scots to the Fore: Brave Hearts, Bold Minds                downturn in 2008/09. With the increased demand
The Scots College and a record of the achievements         describes the College graduate with the following          comes the challenge to cater for the physical needs
                                                           words: “In keeping with the challenge of our Christian
It also serves to highlight the T to 12 focus that         foundation, our Scots boys will be fine young men of
underpins the College and remind its readers of the        integrity and principle who support each other in their
foundation and ethos of the College.                       quest for excellence.”




“ NOT ONLY HAS
SUCCESS BEEN EVIDENT
THROUGH OVERT
                                                           A Fine Scots Boy! The Positive Behaviour Plan. Through
                                                           this plan and other associated programs of the College
                                                           it is our hope that we not only meet the academic,
                                                           sporting, creative, performing and co-curricular aims of
                                                                                                                      Staff Common Room. At the time of writing, the
                                                                                                                      Development Application for the Years 2 to 4 Campus
                                                           the College but that we develop boys with brave hearts     was approved with plans for tender and building to
RECOGNITION BUT ALSO                                       and bold minds who are prepared to make a positive

THROUGH INDIVIDUAL                                         difference in the world. In this publication, some of
                                                           the accomplishments of our boys in class, external
                                                                                                                      Arts Room, Music Room, Classroom, six private
                                                                                                                      music tuition rooms, a new administration area, Staff
STUDENT GROWTH.
                                             ”
accomplished great things across the full gamut of
                                                           competitions, performances and sport both within
                                                           the College and at representative levels are recorded.
                                                           Ingrained within these records are the spiritual,
                                                           academic, cultural, social and pastoral aims of the
                                                                                                                      Room, wet areas, withdrawal and seminar rooms, a

                                                                                                                      The purchase of the adjoining property in Kambala
                                                                                                                      Road will hopefully see the opening of the rear tennis
opportunities that have been afforded to them in           College. Indeed, through the Christian foundations         court in order to expand the play area for boys in the
2009. Not only has success been evident through            of the College, a well grounded and proactive College
overt recognition but also through individual student      Council, faithful leadership, a talented and committed
                                                           staff, our confident and caring student body and the       Curriculum and Programs
for celebration. One of the greatest joys in teaching is   effective and enthusiastic support of the parent body
when one sees that “light” of understanding spread         and College community, I am very confident that the        diverse and challenging curriculum for boys, Transition
across the face of a boy or the responsiveness that        College will continue to produce young men of character
accompanies hard work and praise. Deep within the          with brave hearts and bold minds.                          Studies inspectors praised the School for the “ordered
ethos of The Scots College lays the development of the                                                                and engaging educational focus that was obvious
complete boy, the fine Scots boy! While we recognise       Enrolments and Development
the priority that a comprehensive education entails as                                                                the major focus for 2010 saw the preparation for
programs focus on the full development of the talents      in 2009, the largest enrolments in the history of the      and completion of Registration and Accreditation
and needs of our boys, there is something deeper
that develops within each boy. This is the associated      to reach 700 with the increase in enrolments across        a catalyst for curriculum and program development,
development of character within the boys of The Scots                                                                 some of the initiatives that were consolidated through
College. In 2009 the College Council and members of                                                                   this process included:

                                                           School for several years, despite the economic                 folder;


10      The Wee Scot 2009
                                                          with 93 percent of our Year 3 students placed in the top
    Teacher use on Scoogle with accessible Calendars,
    Weekly Newsletters, Curriculum documents,             to the National average of 77 percent. In Numeracy, 94
    teaching activities, websites and College policies;   percent of the Year 3 boys were placed in the top three
    the examination and further development of a

    Area;
    the refining of programming pro-formas, outlines,
    expectations and evaluations; and                     boys were placed in the top three bands compared to
    the coordination of the T to 12 College approach to
    teaching and learning.
   In reporting, implemented changes brought              of New South Wales Competitions for Science,

                                                          Computing. This year ?? high distinctions were
included providing a summary of results for subjects      awarded, ??? distinctions and ??? credits. ?? boys were
in each year level. Three-way interviews in Term Three    successful in gaining triple distinctions this year.

Student communication. 2010 saw the development of        Learning Enrichment and Support
                                                          This year saw the incorporation of a T to 12 approach
with their academic work. Meeting once a week after
School, this has been a most positive experience for      of this approach was to imbed learning enrichment
boys and parents. In Numeracy, Mrs Wilkins, Assistant     initiatives into the classroom environment as
                                                          distinct from the withdrawal of students. Capably
Numeracy development focus. Improved results in

                                                          this approach was to emphasise differentiation in all
                                                          learning activities and to up-skill Teacher expertise.
reinforced the positive direction of the College and
served to complement the hardworking staff, engaging      this approach saw a noticeably “differentiated and
educational programs and quality of the boys of the       engaging approach to learning”.
                                                             In Tournament of Minds, Miss Kristy Williams led

                                                          competition. Miss Captanis inspired the boys in the Da
and Accreditation process.
                                                          made it through to the semi finals. In Chess, our A team
NAPAN and UNSW Competitions
                                                          Cup boys fared well in the annual robotics competition.
                                                          Such extension activities continue the focus on



                                                                                         The Wee Scot 2009         11
developing the thinking and creative skills of the boys.                  Pirates of Penzance, the boys received a    and “Aaarrrr!” responses echoed from the pirates of
   The refinement of programs such as Multilit and         rousing applause. An integral part of the program is the   Year 1. Thank you to Ms Alison Campbell, Ms Amanda
the incorporation of developing interventions such as
                                                           talent of the boys. The Strings program for boys in Year   their support of the Musical.
working towards realising their full potential.            2 continued to consolidate this year with several boys

Creative and Performing Arts
                                                           Year 2 Strings and Recorder Concert were impressed by      Teachers. This has proved a great success as evident
                                                           the noticeable improvement and enjoyment displayed
                                                           by the boys. 70 percent of our boys are now receiving                                   A Night at the Oscars.
                                                           private instrumental tuition. Again, we are indebted to
inspired to create through such activities as Mosaics,                                                                development of the Dance and Drama program.
                                                           and expertise continue to underpin the developments
                                                                                                                      Sport
                                                                                                                      Recognising the value that boys place upon “pulling
                                                           whose vision and practice are central to the Music         on the blue and gold”, this year saw all boys from
Some of these works are displayed throughout the

                                                                                                                      the squads somewhat, the precedent that “all boys
Operation Art and the Matthew Jones Art Competition.                                                                  play” meant that all Scots boys were able to give their
A variety of processes and materials is fundamental        and Recorder Recital, Open Day, Grandparents and
                                                                                                                      Director of Sports Development, Mr Cameron Torrance,
fun and exploration. It is our hope that the boys will                     Pirates of Penzance, and the Year 1        many boys availed themselves of the opportunity to
be further inspired to compose and create artistic         Musical, Pirates                                           attend the extra skills sessions for cricket, basketball,
creations and technique. Thank you to Mr Whyte, Mr                                                                    football and rugby. This skill development also thrived

                                                                                                                      skill groups provided opportunities for our younger
                                                           proved a focal point of performance. The Scots boys        boys. The introduction of the Academy Model of Skill
                                                           displayed a multitude of talents by participating in the
                                                           combined band and combined choir; as well as a Scots       School continued as a successful initiative in 2010.
Years 2 to 4 development bodes well for the further
development of the program.                                                                                           excelled in cross country, athletics and swimming.
   2009 has been another positive and exciting             given the honour of conducting the Combined Schools
                                                           Choir.
established groups achieving commendable standards
                                                           highlight of the calendar. The standard of performance
                                                           was commendable as our Year One boys brought to            New South Wales rugby team which won the National
growing repertoire and enthusiasm. In supporting the       life the Musical, Pirates                                  Championships in Term 3. Jack Adams, snowsports,



12      The Wee Scot 2009
excelled at the National Championships gaining a         whiteboards into the Years 2 to 4 classrooms. This
                                                         has seen increased access to educational programs.
significant number of students achieved representative   Across the School all boys have been involved in
                                                         Mathletics, Spellodrome and other programs.
                                                            Commendable results in the University of New
   Congratulations to our Opens Swimming Relay           South Wales Computer Competition confirmed the
                                                         positive affect that the laptop program has had

State and National Championships. A commendable          subject areas, the program provides the foundation
performance! Special thanks to our swimming team         for the further development of information skills
                                                         within the boys. We thank Mrs Madigan for her
   Once again, our snowsports team were the              superb coordination of Information Technology in the
standout performers winning the Sydney, New South
Wales and the National Snowsports Championships.            Ms Ruth Cameron, our Information Services




                                                         which proved popular with boys. We continue to
Stevens, Joshua Stevens, Jack Weinert and Matthew        resource both libraries with the hope of further
Wright. One cannot underestimate this inspiring
achievement and we congratulate all team members         School.
and our MIC of Snowsports, Mr Clive Tanner, for his
outstanding coordination of snowsports.                  Incursions, Excursions and Camps
   Well done to our gymnastics team which entered        Incursions, excursions and camps are an important

are to be commended for their ????? place. Thank you
to Mr Martin Chrostowski and Mr Nick Spencer for their
coordination of the gymnastics teams.

awarded to Spier. Congratulations to all Spier boys.
                                                                                                                   “   OUR SCOTS BOYS WILL BE
                                                                                                                   FINE YOUNG MEN OF INTEGRITY
                                                                                                                   AND PRINCIPLE WHO SUPPORT
and to our coaching staff for their dedication to
providing a positive sporting experience for all boys.                                                             EACH OTHER IN THEIR QUEST FOR
Library and Information Technologies
A continued commitment to the in-servicing of
staff has seen the further integration of Interactive
                                                            This year, camps were held in one week for all boys,

                                                         associated with the activities held at the Royal
                                                                                                                   EXCELLENCE.
                                                                                                                               ”
                                                                                                                                       The Wee Scot 2009   13
                                                                                                                     Testament themes and characters including the story
The camp program remains an important focus of the        furthered the personal and social development of the
                                                          Scots boys.                                                concerning the sending of the Saviour of the world,
School.                                                       A Fine Scots Boy. The Positive Behaviour Plan          Jesus Christ. Studies in the New Testament have seen
                                                          is complemented through other programs that are
Pastoral Developments and Student                                                                                    and ministry, death, resurrection, ascension and the
Management
2009 saw the implementation of A Fine Scots Boy. The                                                                 spread of the Gospel throughout the world.
Positive Behaviour Plan                                                                                                 The Year 1 Crusader Group which began last year
                                                          program encouraged cross campus interactions and           has thrived under the leadership of Mrs Dedrick.
of boys in 2008, the Fine Scots Boy. Positive Behaviour   the mentoring our younger boys by senior students.         This year we were thankful to have the assistance of
Plan proved a major success.                                 This year saw the appointment of Mr Michael

positive behaviours, attitudes and efforts but also
encompasses a clearly structured and procedurally         been quickly felt as he has led the development of the
fair system of consequences that is used when



best and make good choices, it will be to their own and
                                                          Chapel and Christian Studies
break school rules, or be uncooperative, then they will                                                              are held across the three campuses. In 2009, the Years
be dealt with firmly.                                     School is the Christian framework of the College.

expectations of Scots boys are visible in all work
areas. Underpinning these values was our Christian                                                                   Chaplain, and his team were able to design the
                                                                                                                     services distinctly for boys aged 10 to 12 years. This
                                                          read, “At the Scots College we believe that young men      included using some contemporary songs, inviting
     love one another.” 1 John 4:11                       discover true wisdom through reverence for God and         staff and guest speakers to preach and having boys
                                                          faith in Jesus Christ. The ultimate aim of our education   lead prayers and share readings. Mr Morrison, who
                                                          is to help boys acquire knowledge of the truth — of
                                                          God, society and the world — so that they are better       variety of gifts to inspire the boys in the Years 2 to
                                                          prepared to serve in their families and the wider world
                                                          to the glory of God and for the welfare of others.”

                                                             This year the Christian ministry has been capably       Chapel Service is the one time that all boys, Transition
                                                                                                                     to Year 1, meet together as a group. Mrs Dedrick uses
                                                                                                                     a variety of resources and themes to present inspiring
                                                          program this year has been the exploration of Old



14        The Wee Scot 2009
       “    THE
      ULTIMATE
   AIM OF OUR
    EDUCATION
     IS TO HELP                                                              fundraising activities has been superb and greatly
BOYS ACQUIRE      special times of worship for the boys and staff in the     appreciated by all. We also thank our Tuckshop             During the year we welcomed several new staff

  KNOWLEDGE          We continue to thank God for the freedom to
                                                                             Coordinators, Mrs Deb Johnson and Mrs Shauna             members who quickly settled into the Scots routine.
                                                                                                                                        Once again, the enthusiasm and commitment of the
 OF THE TRUTH                                                                have helped on Tuckshop. We also acknowledge the

        OF GOD,   blessings upon the School.                                 mention needs to be made of Mrs Sharon Della
                                                                                                                                      The teaching and learning programs combined with
                                                                                                                                      the zeal and dedication of the staff have provided a
  SOCIETY AND                                                                                                                         positive learning environment for the boys whether

 THE WORLD        Parent Support Groups
                  The many Support Groups at the College have again
                                                                             functions has been outstanding. Along with Sharon,
                                                                             we acknowledge the support of Mr Steven Trgo who
                                                                                                                                      it is in the classroom, on the sporting field or in
                                                                                                                                      co-curricular activities. In this, a very challenging
 SO THAT THEY     contributed in large measures to the well being of                                                                  year with the Registration and Accreditation

   ARE BETTER     our School. Social opportunities provide for the
                  growth of parent-school partnership, friendships
                                                                             for the many hours spent on behalf of all.               demands, I wish to thank all staff for their support,
                                                                                                                                      professionalism, enthusiasm and commitment to
 PREPARED TO                                                                 Staffing                                                 the boys and the College. I would particularly like to

SERVE IN THEIR    of committees, tuckshop, coaching, excursions,
                  reading and literacy groups, and the many sporting
                                                                                                                                      acknowledge and thank Mrs Karen Turnbull,

 FAMILIES AND     and cultural associations, provides a vital partnership                                                             Morrison for their support and ongoing commitment.

     THE WIDER    from which our boys, and staff gain great benefit.
                      I wish to acknowledge with gratitude the Scots
                                                                                                                                        In conclusion, the boys, their parents, the staff

WORLD TO THE                                                                 Care, and Assistant Chaplain. We also moved from         be thanked for their ongoing support and enthusiasm

GLORY OF GOD      is always generous and proactive. In particular, I thank   a Year Coordinators model of management to Stage
                                                                             Coordinators. These new structures assisted the
                                                                                                                                      for all our learning and teaching activities this year.
                                                                                                                                      I also acknowledge with thanks the ongoing support
  AND FOR THE     for special occasions such as Orientation Day, Open        School in realising many organisational and visionary

   WELFARE OF                                                                goals of the College. Within this restructure was the

   OTHERS.
            ”     Distinctive to Scots is the assistance and goodwill
                  exhibited by our Support Groups. Needed funds and
                  initiatives in Music and the Arts, Sport and Cultural      junior schools in Western Australia and with a wide
                                                                                                                                      and Council members, should be thanked for their

                                                                                                                                      School community should be indeed grateful for the
                                                                                                                                      ongoing leadership that enables the quality of learning
                  activities are greatly appreciated.                                                                                 and teaching that we enjoy. We look forward with
                                                                             significant and positive impact on the Ginahgulla        confidence and anticipation to the challenges and

                                                                             we look forward to his further input in years to come.   will bring.
                                                                                At the end of Term 3 we farewelled Mrs Ashleigh
                                                                                                                                      Mr John Crerar
                                                                             on maternity leave throughout 2009, we thank and         Head of the Preparatory School

                  support in organising the numerous social and              assistance with the boys, staff and community of the



                                                                                                                                                                     The Wee Scot 2009         15
     STAFF LIST




The Scots College Preparatory School Years 2 to 6 Staff
Front Row :
Second Row :
Third Row :
Fourth Row :


16     The Wee Scot 2009
The Scots College Preparatory School Staff
Front Row:
              Samantha Nealson, Kelly McConnell, Melissa Urquhart
Second Row:

Third Row:
              Jennifer Madigan, Samantha Mott
Fourth Row:
Fifth Row:


                                                                    The Wee Scot 2009   17
     STUDENT LEADERSHIP
STUDENT LEADERSHIP AT SCOTS IS
INTENTIONAL AND ENGAGES THE SCOTS’
MISSION OF ‘INSPIRING, BOYS TO
LEARN, LEAD AND SERVE AS THEY STRIVE
FOR EXCELLENCE TOGETHER’.

     The fine leaders that emerge in Year 12 as

preparation provided by both home and school in the
early years.



leadership in so many ways, from help and support at
Sports Carnivals, right through to coordinating and




                                                           SENIOR HOUSE CAPTAINS
“It has been a huge honour to be the leaders of Bell
House and we have taken great pride in fulfilling
this role. We have learned many things to do with
leadership and helping others.”
Charles Hawley and James Cahn, House Captains Bell

“In all of the carnivals we were spirited and always
cheered and encouraged our boys in our sporting events
including swimming, athletics, cross country, House
chess and House winter sports. Well done all boys in
Deane House who have contributed in so many ways.”
Dugald O’Neill and Romy Motwani, House Captains Deane

“Both of us, as House Captains have had a very thrilling
year as the boys have been very good spirited and
helped us along the way to make this House better.”
Rocky Lagudi, Harry Brink, House Captains Edyvean



                                                           JUNIOR HOUSE CAPTAINS



18       The Wee Scot 2009
  PRIZES
HOUSE CAPTAINS:
                                           “We have worked hard and strived to be at our best
The Junior Captains of Houses for 2008     in all areas and events. We believe that we have
Bell:      Jack Adams, Thomas Jensen
                                           certified our position in the school and in our sporting
Deane:
                                           endeavours.”
Edyvean:
                                           William Foxton and Jack Manley, House Captains Palling
Palling:   Will Simpson, Taylor Weston
Palmer:    Jack Mahoney, Oliver Medland
                                           “The positive things include teaching younger kids to
Spier:     Tom Cattana, Daniel Mallat
                                           be responsible and how to be a good friend. It does
                                           require a lot of work, like speaking at Assembly, which
The Junior Captains elect for 2009         is tough at first but after a while you get used to it.”
Bell:
                                           Maximilian Medland and Peter Matouk, House Captains
Deane:
                                           Palmer
Edyvean:
Palling:   Joseph Kelly, Christian Suvak
                                           “Not only have we done well in all of these areas, but
Palmer:
                                           we have also performed consistently well in House
Spier:
                                           spirit points. As House Captains, we have particularly
                                           enjoyed being able to help others and to guide them in
The Senior Captains of Houses for 2008     their pursuits.”
Bell:
                                           Nick Zylstra and Josh Laws, House Captains Spier
Deane:     Kurtis Gourlas, James King
Edyvean:
Palling:
Palmer:
Spier:     Mason Cohen, Alex Duncan

The Senior Captains elect for 2009
Bell:
Deane:
Edyvean:
Palling:
Palmer:
Spier:




                                                                                                      The Wee Scot 2009   19
     PRIZES
YEAR TWO                                          YEAR THREE
2GB                                               3AH
Christian Studies Prize:                          Christian Studies Prize:     Jack Message
Academic Excellence Prize:                        Academic Excellence Prize:   Cristian Suvak
Effort and Progress Prize:   Wyatt Melkonian      Effort and Progress Prize:   Tommy Arms
Citizenship Prize:           Casey Murphy         Citizenship Prize:           James Chisholm

2KG                                               3DE
Christian Studies Prize:                          Christian Studies Prize:
Academic Excellence Prize:                        Academic Excellence Prize:
Effort and Progress Prize:   Alexander Crawford   Effort and Progress Prize:
Citizenship Prize:           Riaz Murray          Citizenship Prize:           Alexander Wade

2SC                                               3HB
Christian Studies Prize:                          Christian Studies Prize:
Academic Excellence Prize:   Michael Niven        Academic Excellence Prize:   George Shakesheff
Effort and Progress Prize:   Adem Garana          Effort and Progress Prize:   Rhys Cairncross
Citizenship Prize:                                Citizenship Prize:           Xavier Roche

2SN                                               3SG
Christian Studies Prize:     Noah Jenkinson       Christian Studies Prize:
Academic Excellence Prize:                        Academic Excellence Prize:
Effort and Progress Prize:   Rory Willis          Effort and Progress Prize:
Citizenship Prize:                                Citizenship Prize:

Year Prizes:                                      Year Prizes:
PDHPE Prize:                                      PDHPE Prize:
Visual Arts Prize:                                Visual Arts Prize:
Music Prize:                                      Music Prize:
Dance Prize:                                      Dance Prize:




20      The Wee Scot 2009
                                       YEAR FOUR
                                       4KM
                                       Christian Studies Prize:     Charlie Meehan
                                       Academic Excellence Prize:
                                       Effort and Progress Prize:
                                       Citizenship Prize:

                                       4MS
                                       Christian Studies Prize:     Taylor Weston
                                       Academic Excellence Prize:
                                       Effort and Progress Prize:   William Roche
                                       Citizenship Prize:

                                       4PH
                                       Christian Studies Prize:
                                       Academic Excellence Prize:   Tom Cattana
                                       Effort and Progress Prize:   Jack Mahoney
                                       Citizenship Prize:

                                       Year Prizes:
                                       PDHPE Prize:                 William Simpson
                                       Visual Arts Prize:           Somerset McGourty
                                       Music Prize:                 Christopher Cooper
                                       Dance Prize:                 Andreas Thoma




“ DEEP WITHIN THE ETHOS OF THE SCOTS FINE SCOTS BOY! ”
DEVELOPMENT OF THE COMPLETE BOY, THE
                                     COLLEGE LAYS THE



                                                                    The Wee Scot 2009    21
     PRIZES
YEAR FIVE                                             YEAR SIX
5DK                                                   6CT
Christian Studies Prize:                              Christian Studies Prize:
Academic Excellence Prize:                            Academic Excellence Prize:
Effort and Progress Prize:   Christian Della Cioppa   Effort and Progress Prize:
Citizenship Prize:           Romy Motwani             Citizenship Prize:

5MC                                                   6DW
Christian Studies Prize:     William Mackenzie        Christian Studies Prize:
Academic Excellence Prize:   Dominic Cooper           Academic Excellence Prize:
Effort and Progress Prize                             Effort and Progress Prize:
Citizenship Prize:                                    Citizenship Prize:

5NW                                                   6NM
Christian Studies Prize:                              Christian Studies Prize:     Joshua Wooller
Academic Excellence Prize:   Robert Rutledge          Academic Excellence Prize:
Effort and Progress Prize:                            Effort and Progress Prize:
Citizenship Prize:                                    Citizenship Prize:           Joshua Wooller

5RSJ                                                  6SP
Christian Studies Prize:                              Christian Studies Prize:     Justin Green
Academic Excellence Prize:                            Academic Excellence Prize:
Effort and Progress Prize:                            Effort and Progress Prize:   Judge Devlin
Citizenship Prize:           Oliver Gow               Citizenship Prize:           Deion Moller

Year Prizes:                                          Year Prizes:
PDHPE Prize:                                          PDHPE Prize:
Visual Arts Prize:                                    Visual Arts Prize:           Alexander Murrell
Music Prize:                                          Music Prize:
Drama Prize:                 Jack Manley              Drama Prize:                 Joshua Wooler
Indonesian Prize:                                     Indonesian Prize:            Deion Moller




22      The Wee Scot 2009
SPECIAL PRIZES                                             The James Trophy for Outstanding All-round
The College Award for Writing. Year 6:                     Sportsman. Year 6:
                                                           Mason Cohen

Dr & Mrs Ross Hayes Prize for Verbal English. Year 6:      Presentation for NSW PSSA Representatives:


The Preparatory School Prize for Year 5 Debating:
                                                           First placing in the Australian Primary Interschools’
                                                           National Snowsports Championships:
The Preparatory School Prize for ISDA Debating Best
All-round Debater. Year 6:
                                                           JW Pearson Shield for House Competition in 2008:
                                                           To be announced
The George Bell Prize for Christian Studies:
                                                           The HZ Palmer Memorial Prize for Citizenship and the
Timothy Mitchell
                                                           Rose Bay Rotary Club Young Humanitarian Award:
The Scribner Cup for Work, Sport and Character. Year 5:

                                                           The Rev. Keith Sandars Cup for “Esprit de Corps”. Year 6:
The Alan Saywell Memorial Prize for Citizenship. Year 5:

                                                           The Robert Edyvean Memorial Prize for Excellence in
The Preparatory School Award for Chess:                    Academics, Sport and Conduct. Year 6:
                                                           Joshua Joseph

The College Award for the Most Improved Preparatory        The Councillors’ Cup for Work, Sport and Character.
School Piper:                                              Year 6:


The McLaughlin Trophy for the Best Preparatory School      The Graeme Thorne Memorial Prize for Dux of the
Piper:                                                     Preparatory School:




                                                                                          The Wee Scot 2009        23
    SCOTS
COMMUNITY
     LEADERSHIP THROUGH TEAMS IN A SPIRIT OF
    SERVICE, COMPASSION, FUN AND COMMUNITY.
  MUFTI & OPEN DAYS
IN PART, THE MISSION OF THE SCOTS COLLEGE EMBRACES A NOTION OF EXCELLENCE THAT


                                                                                                                     “
INCLUDES INSPIRING BOYS PERSONALLY AND CORPORATELY TO LEARN, LEAD AND SERVE
TO THE GLORY OF GOD AND THE WELFARE OF OTHERS.                                                                           LEARNING
Mufti Days and Charitable Giving                             Open Days                                               THE REASONS
One of the great challenges of our time is to raise loving   Opportunities for our Scots staff and students to       FOR BEING
and emphatic children. Despite the economic context
that we face, children in Australia, through no fault of
                                                             be able to showcase the great work they do arrive
                                                             throughout the year in various forms and contexts but
                                                                                                                     CHARITABLE
their own, are in general terms, well off compared to        Open Days hold special significance.                    STRENGTHENS
many children and families in the developing world.
   Research indicates that if children are taught the
                                                                Not only does the day provide each class with the
                                                             chance to showcase their best work but they also
                                                                                                                     THE RESILIENCE
importance of charitable giving, they can develop the        create a forum in which students, Teachers, parents,    OF THE BOYS
understandings that:                                         grandparents and friends alike can take part. It is
                                                             one event that enables all of our stakeholders to
                                                                                                                     AS THEY FACE
                                                             thoroughly engage in the Scots learning experience.     SOME OF
   me.
                                                                                                                     THE TOUGH
                                                             Centre, the Mansion Road Campus and the Ginahgulla      REALITIES THAT
   my local, national, and international community.          excited to have family and friends visit the school;
                                                                                                                     MANY PEOPLE
strengthens the resilience of the boys too, as they face
some of the tough realities that many people face.
   At Scots we have developed a program of
                                                             coming to share in the classroom experiences that
                                                             were on offer.
                                                                 Throughout the day, parents and friends engaged
                                                             in a rich arrangement of experiences commencing with
                                                                                                                     FACE.
                                                                                                                              ”
charitable giving which stretches through local,             a special assembly that gave our families and friends
national and international boundaries and we                 an opportunity to take part in a typical assembly;
have a range of strategies for raising support.              with musical items, Merit Certificates and class
These strategies include, structured longer term             presentations.
                                                                 Our guests also engaged in the hands-on learning
spontaneous events such as Mufti Days.                       tasks that were on offer both inside and outside the
                                                             classroom. They joined the classroom programs and
                                                             lessons that had been prepared with them in mind
                                                             and they also had a chance to watch and take part in
                                                             special dance and musical items.

                                                             day of lively engagement!

                                                             Mr Michael Pitman
                                                             Assistant Head — Pastoral Care

                                                                                                                         SCOTS COMMUNITY   The Wee Scot 2009   25
Father and Son Breakfasts and
Mothers and Fathers Day
THE SCOTS’ EVENTS CALENDAR
REPRESENTS A DAZZLING KALEIDOSCOPE
OF ACTIVITY THAT BRINGS TOGETHER
THE SCOTS COMMUNITY IN A RANGE OF
FASCINATING AND EXCITING WAYS.

There are however some events that touch accurately,
the heart of who we are as a community. Among




as in other years, were kindly supported and prepared
                                                            Young Leaders: Sustainability
mothers who through their support build the College in
many practical ways. The preparation of the stalls for      IN FEBRUARY THIS YEAR, OUR HOUSE CAPTAINS SPENT THE DAY AT DARLING HARBOUR BEING
                                                            ENCOURAGED AND CHALLENGED BY A RANGE OF CELEBRITIES AND COMMUNITY LEADERS.
opportunity to be able to say thank you to their parents.
                                                            In keeping with our mission at Scots, the National     Natalie Cook –
The stalls have been very well received by the boys as it
gives them a practical opportunity to buy a gift for Mum
                                                            lead, to learn and to serve.
and Dad which they might otherwise not buy.                                                                        Mark Beretta – “Good leaders are passionate about
                                                                Although there was a range of speakers, each one
                                                                                                                   what they do and enjoy seeing others succeed.”
                                                            talked about the impact of good decisions, the power
the Year and it is wonderful to see the boys and their
                                                            of good relationships, the importance of discipline       Much was said on the day to empower and
Dads and mentors enjoying the fun and the formality
                                                            and the need for courage. The speakers gave a lot of   encourage the boys; providing plenty of good food for
of a tasty breakfast together. With the Mansion Road
                                                            thought provoking advice and included:                 thought.
                                                                                                                      The task of growing and developing boys to
and enjoyed both the food and the inspirational talk        Mike Martin –
                                                                                                                   become men is a sustained and complex journey but
delivered. This year, as well as the inspirational talk,    to understand; leadership is about influence; great
                                                            leadership includes responsibility.”
                                                                                                                   reinforcing the kinds of messages in life that parents
author of Fathering from the Fast Lane was played and
                                                            James Roy –                                            and Teachers seek to convey to the boys.

                                                            people think.”                                         Mr Michael Pitman
Mr Michael Pitman
                                                                                                                   Assistant Head — Pastoral Care
Assistant Head — Pastoral Care                              Bridie Carter –

                                                            is more than enough.”



26      The Wee Scot 2009    SCOTS COMMUNITY
  PARENTS’ COCKTAIL PARTY
MY TIME AS VICE PRESIDENT OF THE WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION WA HAS BEEN A
BUSY ONE.

Thankfully, I have had the good fortune to have               In the same month we were busy organising
been supported by a truly superb team of dynamic           Mothers Day gifts in readiness for that special Sunday
                                                           in May. With help from the Art Department, the boys
                                                           carefully decorated stylish ceramics with delightfully
                                                           unique results.

                                                           of tea and tasty food at Open Day, and Godparents

Representatives, we have organised some very
successful events.
   With fun and fellowship being the main focus of         fundraiser.
the WA, we commenced the year with our popular                Thanks to everyone on the Committee for
Morning Teas where parents met over a cup of coffee        organising the many social events and special thanks
and enjoyed a chat with old and new parents alike.
                                                           guidance throughout the year.
was a fantastic evening, held again at the delightful
                                                           Mrs Verity Thomson                                       LADIES FROM THE SCOTS COLLEGE WOMEN’S ASSOCIATION AT THE PARENTS’ COCKTAIL PARTY.
number of parents and special guests including Dr and      Vice President Prep Women’s Association

flowing, delicious food and a jazz trio, plus a surprise




         “   EVERYONE HAD A GREAT TIME WITH WINE FLOWING,
         DELICIOUS FOOD AND A JAZZ TRIO, PLUS A SURPRISE
         APPEARANCE FROM DR LAMBERT ON THE SAXOPHONE!
                                                                                                                                   ”
                                                                                                                                                      SCOTS COMMUNITY        The Wee Scot 2009     27
ACADEMIC        EXCE
  THE QUEST FOR EXCELLENCE THROUGH ADVENTURE,
             CURIOSIT
             CURIOSITY, CREATIVITY AND GROWTH.
  CURRICULUM REPORT
CURRICULUM, TEACHING AND LEARNING HAS HAD EVEN GREATER REVERENCE THIS YEAR WITH THE INSPECTION AND REGISTRATION OF THE COLLEGE.

The revision and refinement of our curriculum



                                                                              “
documentation, together with our dedicated
and passionate teachers, has ensured The Scots                                    WE WILL CONTINUE TO ENRICH
of Studies Inspectors. They were very impressed with
                                                                              THE EDUCATIONAL JOURNEY OF ALL
the engagement, focus and calm they observed on
their tours of our classrooms and found our planning
and programming to be “well ahead of the game”.
    As a staff, we have aligned practice, core skills and
                                                                              OUR BOYS.
                                                                                                 ”
appointment of coordinators for each stage of learning
has assisted in ensuring teachers plan and review as a
year and then stage team, making for greater consistency

whole.
  This year has also seen the implementation of

incorporates pre and post testing, flexible grouping
and boy centric environments to allow greater
precision in determining skills, materials and learning
experiences that better match each student. 2010

augment the quality of teaching and learning.
   We have also commenced Allwell Testing in Years 2,

strengths and areas requiring development. Alternate

us an indication of the relative performance of your
son against other students in the country. These tests,
combined with in-class testing and observations should
ensure we are able to monitor as well as continue to
enrich the educational journey of all our boys here at The



Ms Nadezna Wilkins
Assistant Head of the Preparatory School T - 6



                                                                                                              ACADEMIC   The Wee Scot 2009   29
     SRC REPORTS
Junior SRC Report                                       Senior SRC Report
THE PURPOSE OF THE STUDENT                              BEING ELECTED AS A SENIOR SRC
REPRESENTATIVE COMMITTEE SRC IS TO                      REPRESENTATIVE IS A GREAT HONOUR
GATHER INFORMATION FROM STUDENTS                        FOR THE BOYS AS THEY RECEIVE A LOT
ABOUT WAYS WE CAN IMPROVE THE                           OF RESPONSIBILITY AND HAVE AN
WHOLE SCHOOL. WE THEN PASS THE                          OPPORTUNITY TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN
INFORMATION ON TO MR CRERAR FOR HIS                     THE SCHOOL.
CONSIDERATION.
                                                        SRC members meet regularly to discuss concerns and
The class representatives meet on a regular basis and   work together to make the College a more enjoyable
serve for one semester each.                            place for all.
   The representatives for this year have been:            This year SRC members have coordinated a



                                                        worked together to establish permanent handball
                                                        squares at the bottom of the Ginahgulla amphitheatre.




                                                        drive supporting a designated charity.
                                                            It has been a delight to work with such a responsible
                                                        group of boys who are already showing characteristics
                                                        of great leaders.
4MS Declan Miller and Jake Stevens.
  Some of the issues raised this year have included:    Mr Daniel Walsh Senior SRC Coordinator

    More bins in the playground.
    More trees to be planted.



                                                           “ ITAHAS BEEN A DELIGHT TOOF BOYSWITH ARE
    A greater variety of after-school activities.
    A greater variation of games at lunch times.                                      WORK
    An option of riding bikes to school.
   These have all been very worthwhile suggestions
                                                           SUCH RESPONSIBLE GROUP           WHO
and with all our ideas we must always consider our         ALREADY SHOWING CHARACTERISTICS OF GREAT
                                                           LEADERS.
                                                                    ”
safety first.

Mr P Hosking and Mr A Habib
Junior SRC Coordinators


30     The Wee Scot 2009   ACADEMIC
  PASTORAL CARE




ONE OF THE STRATEGIC AIMS OF THE SCOTS COLLEGE IS TO ‘COMMUNICATE AND REINFORCE OUR FOUNDATIONAL CHRISTIAN VALUES ACROSS THE COLLEGE
COMMUNITY TO INSPIRE US TOWARDS LEADERSHIP IN CHRISTIAN EDUCATION’ I.E. CHRISTIAN COMMUNITY’, WHERE MEMBERS TAKE PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY
FOR THE CARE, PROTECTION AND ENCOURAGEMENT OF EACH OTHER.

                                                                                                                        Respect
                                                                                                                        Empathy
structures and staff to ensure the care and nurture of the                                                              with what others are going through;
boys and, secondly, there are the programs and practical                                                                Resilience
learning opportunities in which the boys engage.                                                                        Honesty
   Teaching staff provide the primary care at the                                                                       Perseverance
school during working hours and in most cases                   As the boys explore and engage in both the              are aiming to achieve.
boys will refer to them for help. Also, in support of
the classroom Teacher there is the pastoral support          the Fine Scots Boy positive behaviour plan underpins and   Mr Michael Pitman
                                                             rewards the boys as they display the attributes of:        Assistant Head — Pastoral Care



                                                                                                                                                              ACADEMIC   The Wee Scot 2009   31
     ICT @ SCOTS
                                                                                                                     ROBOTICS.




THE SCOTS COLLEGE PREPARATORY SCHOOL RECOGNISES THE IMPORTANCE OF ALL
FORMS OF TECHNOLOGY TO SUPPORT AND ENHANCE THE LEARNING ENVIRONMENT
OF BOYS.

The College also acknowledges the global significance     in Dance, Rescue and Soccer. Our soccer team remained
of Web 2.0 technologies and endeavours to incorporate     undefeated at the end of Day 1 but unfortunately did not
these into the teaching and learning experiences of the   make it through to the finals on Day 2.
boys. Scots boys also have the opportunity to utilise
a number of publishing and multimedia programs to         Ms Jennifer Madigan
demonstrate their knowledge, understanding and            ICT Coordinator T-6
creativity. Access to a number of interactive and
educational websites and resources is also provided.




classroom has enabled a greater uptake of the diverse
variety of software programs available to the boys.
These programs are also used by staff and boys via

incorporated the use of a collaborative learning tool

                                                            TWISTER ROBOT.
to express their knowledge and ideas through words,
numbers and symbols at an individual pace and level.
    With the use of their own username and
                                                                                                                                 TYPEQUICK.
passwords, the boys in Years 2 to 4 have increasingly
acquired associated file management skills. A number
of classes have also created access to a classroom
page on the school intranet, Scoogle. This facility
allows the boys to express their opinions and ideas in
forums and online blogs in a safe environment.
    Robotics and Robocup remain favourite
extracurricular school activities. Scots entered three
teams into the recent RoboCup Junior Australia at the
University of New South Wales. The boys participated




                                                            ANIMATE PROGRAM.



32      The Wee Scot 2009   ACADEMIC
  INDONESIAN
IN TERM , THE YEAR BOYS STARTED THEIR STUDIES OF
INDONESIAN. THEY WERE AMAZED TO DISCOVER THAT THEY
ALREADY KNEW QUITE A LOT OF INDONESIAN WORDS LIKE
‘PENSIL’, ‘ES KRIM’ ‘KOMPUTER’ AND ‘UNIVERSITAS’ WERE EASY
TO GUESS.

Soon, the boys were choosing their own Indonesian name to use in class, and
learning greetings and farewells.




amazed to discover that they could write and present a two minute speech about



the students and gave them a great chance to speak to some native Indonesian
speakers and to impress them with their authentic Indonesian accents.

of language used and recalled by the boys, and their enthusiasm for language
learning.

Bu Urquhart
Indonesian Teacher




                                                                                 ACADEMIC   The Wee Scot 2009   33
     LEARNING ENRICHMENT
LEARNING SUPPORT / ENRICHMENT AT THE COLLEGE IS DIRECTED AT ALL BOYS AND
                                                                           SCOTS LEARNING CLUB
OFFERS A VARIETY OF UNIQUE LEARNING EXPERIENCES.

It is characterised by full, equal and unhampered
access to the range of school activities that will
ensure a healthy growth and development, both



combination of Teachers and aides.

is largely based around a variety of academic
programs. These may involve class support, small
group and some individualised programs. The
programs are designed to enhance class teacher
programs.




parents and guardians showing great appreciation for
the program.

undertaken this year with some boys. The program has
provided some interesting and insightful results.
   Thank you to all the staff and parents for their
efforts with the boys and their support of our

and the efforts they put into their work.

The Learning Enrichment Team




34      The Wee Scot 2009    ACADEMIC
  INFORMATION SERVICES
THIS YEAR THE LIBRARIES HAVE
CONTINUED TO BE THRIVING LEARNING
SPACES FOR THE BOYS, PROVIDING NOT
ONLY VITAL SOURCES FOR RECREATIONAL
READING BUT ALSO ESSENTIAL SUPPORT
IN THE TEACHING AND LEARNING
PROGRAMS.

Curriculum-related resources have been developed
in tandem with a major boost to the fiction sections

the boys in finding, processing and using information
effectively to form an opinion and construct new

been actively engaged in using the most appropriate
print and digital information sources for their research

solar system; Kindergarten creating digital information
reports; Year 1 designing energy efficient kitchens;
Year 2 becoming television journalists reporting on
historical events for Scots ToneNews; Year 3 writing
proposals to Mr Crerar for ways to conserve water on
the Year 2 to 4 Campus; Year 4 writing, filming and        EDYVEAN LIBRARY.
producing television shows that demonstrated a




study aspects such as the effects of global warming
on the ice shelves.

was held in which boys swapped favourite books with




speak to the boys.

Ms Ruth Cameron
T-6 Information Skills Co-ordinator

                                                                              ACADEMIC   The Wee Scot 2009   35
     CHAPEL AND CHRISTIAN STUDIES
YEARS AND HAVE COMBINED ON
FRIDAYS TO WORSHIP TOGETHER IN THE
SCHOOL CHAPEL.


number of extra men to lead the meetings. Now the
boys are exposed to a variety of Christian wisdom and
experience.
   During the year we considered themes like ‘Who




prepared interesting talks that challenged the boys.
   Years 2 to 4 continued their worship on Monday in

boys were taught about some of the events happening

at Old Testament Characters in order to gain an insight
into how God views his people. All of the boys enjoyed
contributing to the meeting and five boys usually
hosted the meeting. During the year, we continued to
take up a collection for five children we are sponsoring
and I am very grateful to the boys for remembering to
bring a coin each week.

In class

boys have studied the life of Moses and how God led
                                                                                                                  “   WE BELIEVE THAT
                                                                                                                  YOUNG MEN DISCOVER
                                                                                                                  TRUE WISDOM THROUGH
how God blessed him during his journeys.                    attended a course teaching them how to lead groups.
                                                                                                                  REVERENCE FOR GOD AND
                                                                                                                                      ”
                                                                                                                  FAITH IN JESUS CHRIST.
Crusaders
     This is a lunch time Christian fellowship group that   the juniors.
is linked to the promoting of holiday camps run by
the Crusader Union. The weekly meeting consists of          Mr Warwick Morrison
                                                            Assistant Chaplain and Teacher Christian Studies

36      The Wee Scot 2009    ACADEMIC
   VISUAL &
PERFORMING
      ARTS
       HONOURING THE ADVENTURES
           AND LEARNING OF BOYS.
  DANCE AND DRAMA




     YEAR   BOYS AT DRAMA CLASS.                                                              PIRATES.                                            YEAR DRAMA CLASS.




THIS YEAR BOTH DANCE AND DRAMA WAS TAUGHT THROUGHOUT YEARS TO FOR THE FIRST TIME. EACH YEAR GROUP HAD THE
EXCITING OPPORTUNITY TO NOT ONLY ENGAGE IN DANCE AND DRAMA LESSONS, BUT ALSO TO PERFORM TO A LARGE AUDIENCE.

During Drama lessons, the boys developed their skill    to various audiences and have enjoyed having the         been valuable for the boys, as they can communicate
and understanding in many of the elements. Activities   opportunity to reflect and analyse their own work, and   moods, feelings and ideas through their movements.
included: improvisation, mime, speech, short plays,     that of others. Year 2 boys were thrilled to showcase
                                                                                                                                                     A Night at the
required the boys to investigate themselves and the     Dinner with a Drama item.                                Oscars. There was lots of nervous energy backstage
world around them, drawing on familiar experiences,        Dance lessons have been just as enjoyable,            but the boys rose to the occasion and displayed their
fantasy, shared ideas or cultural practices.
   The boys demonstrated a deep understanding of        familiar genres throughout the year. The technical       the occasion even more enjoyable with the vocal
the elements of Drama, including tension, contrast,     level of the boys has been quite impressive and they     ensemble and band. Thank you to the class Teachers
time and space and most importantly, focus. They        have covered jazz, funk, hip hop, contemporary, tap      and specialist Teachers who helped backstage, as this
have thoroughly enjoyed performing their drama



38      The Wee Scot 2009   VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS
            PIRATE.   ‘LADIES’ AT THE PIRATES PERFORMANCE.                                                                       YEAR    DRAMA BOYS.




                                                                                                         specialists gave up so much of their time to make this
                                              which they learned from Ms Goodman.                        a memorable night for our boys, and I am grateful to



“   I HOPE THE BOYS
WILL ALWAYS REMEMBER
PIRATES AND THE THRILL
                                              this year, performing Pirates of Penzance. They were
                                              the first year group to perform a Gilbert and Sullivan
                                              musical. The boys not only studied the scripts,
                                              but learned characterisation, voice projection,
                                                                                                         and the thrill of performing on the night, they were
                                                                                                         fantastic.
                                                                                                             Thank you to the parents who encourage their boys
                                                                                                         in their creative pursuits.

OF PERFORMING ON                              articulation, dance routines, blocking and songs.
                                              They witnessed each part of putting together a large
                                                                                                             The boys can look forward to new endeavours in
                                                                                                         Dance and Drama next year.
THE NIGHT, THEY WERE                          production, from sets and props, to costumes, sound

FANTASTIC.
          ”
                                              and lighting.                                              Ms Trudi O’Connell
                                                  A huge amount of effort went into this event           Dance and Drama Teacher




                                                                                                       VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS         The Wee Scot 2009    39
     VISUAL ARTS
THIS YEAR HAS SEEN THE EXCITING
DEVELOPMENT, IN THE PLANNING STAGE,
OF THE NEW ART ROOM AS PART OF THE
MANSION ROAD REFURBISHMENT, AND
WHEN FINISHED WILL GIVE THE BOYS
SOME GREAT SPACES IN WHICH TO WORK
AND CREATE.

This year has also seen some changes to the rooming

a new room down in the Ginahgulla campus and Years
2, 3 and 4 taught in their home rooms.

a wonderful time in Art classes with the boys and
it is exciting to watch their artistic and creative
development.
                                                                                                                   KG PADDED FISH.

some fascinating two dimensional works as well as
some sculptural pieces based on decorated geometric
                                                                                                                  LACHLAN KIEL, MS.
solids. They have also used their notebook computers



                                                          JACK GARDINES, RSJ.
and paintings. They have also examined the work of
various artists in order to study the development of
ideas and styles.
                                                            Mixed media artworks using tool shapes for
stopped the boys of Year 4 creating a diversity of      inspiration, drawings and paintings, three dimensional
very creative artwork. They have developed works        fish, as well as some fluffy three dimensional insects,
on themes of cars, incredible insects, silly shipping   have been created by the Year 2 classes.
and looney landscapes influenced by the paintings of
William Robinson.                                       travelling art exhibition to various schools and two
   Year 3 have enjoyed the excitement of creating       artworks were entered in Operation Art, run by the
artwork in various media and methods and have
looked at how selected artists can influence their
working ideas. They have designed jigsaw puzzles,
                                                        Mr Tony Whyte
their initials.                                         Visual Arts Teacher



40       The Wee Scot 2009   VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS
  ART EXTENSION
ART EXTENSION IS AN AFTER SCHOOL GROUP THAT HAS OPERATED AT THE COLLEGE FOR
OVER YEARS.

                                                       experimented with collage and edicol dyes.
encourages boys to develop their skills and creative      It is always gratifying to see the enthusiasm and
abilities in the area of Art.                          appreciation of their efforts displayed by the boys on
   In 2009 the boys have worked with a range           completion of each piece.
of media including acrylic and oil paints, oil and
water pastels, a variety of charcoals and graphites    Mr Martin Byrne
on canvas, board and paper. They have also             Art Extension Teacher




                                                                “ IT IS ALWAYS
                                                              GRATIFYING TO SEE
                                                            THE ENTHUSIASM AND
                                                        APPRECIATION OF THEIR
                                                           EFFORTS DISPLAYED
                                                              BY THE BOYS ON
                                                          COMPLETION OF EACH
                                                                    PIECE.
                                                                                                        ”

                                                                           WILL LENNOX, PK.                     WILL LAURENCE, RSJ.


                                                                                                                                      VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS   The Wee Scot 2009   41
     MUSIC

“ IT IS WONDERFULLIVES AND THEMUSIC HAS
ENRICHED THE BOYS’
                   TO SEE HOW
                               BEAUTIFUL
MUSIC THEY CAN MAKE WITH THEIR TALENTS AND
HARD WORK.
             ”
PLAYING, SINGING, CREATING AND LISTENING TO FINE MUSIC IS EXACTLY WHAT THE BOYS AT THE SCOTS COLLEGE PREPARATORY
SCHOOL HAVE DONE IN A VARIETY OF MUSICAL WAYS IN      .

                                                          and arrangements. It has been fantastic to see the           The Sousaphonics got the boys moving with their
Recorder program; learning and performing basic           boys use their own instruments as well as classroom          Carnival themed music and Jacana gave the boys the
technique and a selection of repertoire on each           percussion to create musical ideas.                          opportunity to hear some contemporary Australian art
instrument in one lesson a week for two terms. Their         Working with Mr Andrew Small in their Music classes       music. Meanwhile, all the boys performed and showed
outstanding efforts culminated in two performances                                                                     off their individual talents under the direction of
for parents, classmates and teachers.                     explored technology in music. The boys organised sound                                           Pirates and Years 2
    In Year 3, the boys have explored music through       and created music using programs such as Mixcraft,                  A Night at the Oscars.
performance, creating and listening each week. Some                                                                        Many of our prep boys participated in co-curricular
of the topic areas covered by Year 3 in Music this year   perform music with their laptops using Interactive           Music in 2009. A large amount of boys in Years 2 to
included ostinatoes and rhythmic patterns, musical
concepts in famous works, and creating music. Many                                                                     through the College; many of whom then complete
of the Year 3 boys also continued the violin from the     performance of Pirates of Penzance in Term 2. Integrating    external music examinations, perform as the musical
previous year or picked up a band instrument and          the skills they have developed in Music, Dance and           item in weekly assemblies, and play or sing in
became involved with co-curricular Music.                 Drama, the boys sang, danced and acted in the Gilbert
    Year 4 did a lot of creating this year, as well       and Sullivan operetta. They certainly amused and             There are several musical ensembles in which the boys
as performing individually in small groups and            entertained the audience with their renditions of pirates,   have the opportunity to participate in if they love to
as whole classes through a range of topics. They          policemen and even helpless young ladies.
have particularly developed their creating skills in
improvising and composing soundscapes, patterns


42      The Wee Scot 2009   VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS
SENIOR BAND.

                                                 performances at assemblies and concerts. Several of
                                                 these talented boys also enjoyed learning new skills
                                                 and new music with other independent Junior Schools
                                                 this year at a Strings Day.



                                                 respectively, are for wind players and percussionists.



                                                 splendid performances at the College Charity Concert,


JUNIOR CHOIR.        SENOIR VOCAL ENSEMBLE.
                                                 Speech Night.

                                                 heard in rehearsals and performances by the Years




                                                 music and wonderful performing opportunities this




                                                 impressed us with their abilities and enthusiasm for
                                                 music this year. It is wonderful to see how music has
                                                 enriched your lives and the beautiful music you can
WOODWIND ENSEMBLE.   YEAR STRING ENSEMBLE.
                                                 make with your talents and hard work — Well done
                                                 boys!

                                                 Miss Rebecca Lowe
                                                 Teacher of Music




CHAPEL CHOIR.        JUNOIR STRING ENSEMBLE.


                                               VISUAL & PERFORMING ARTS        The Wee Scot 2009     43
 CO CURRICULAR
EXPERIENCES OF EXCELLENCE TO EXTEND BOYS
AND BUILD THEIR STRENGTH OF CHARACTER
  LEARNING
  ENRICHMENT
     WAS AN ESPECIALLY BUSY YEAR FOR THE LEARNING ENRICHMENT PROGRAM.
                                                                                                                      THE ‘IT’S ACADEMIC SQUAD’ ON CHANNEL .
THIS PROGRAM CATERS FOR THE UNIQUE ACADEMIC AND SOCIAL NEEDS OF BOYS WHO
REQUIRE SIGNIFICANT CHALLENGE BEYOND THE CORE CURRICULUM.

Across the year the main focus of the in-class

                                                          teams overall. An excellent effort.

   Scots boys have also continued to flourish in          Forensic Science Workshop
‘It’s Academic Squad’ sailed into the semi-finals in
their first appearance on the Channel 7 game show
                                                          12 June 2009, Scots was delighted to host a Stage 3
boys and parents alike enjoyed the thrill of seeing the
team on television!                                       entitled, ‘Opening the door to whodunnit?’

Debating
The ISDA Debating Squad had a most successful season      Specialist from Arden Anglican School, and held

                                                          enthusiastic students attended the workshop from
by an outstanding effort in the semi-final against
Sydney Grammar where the team was narrowly defeated
in a split decision between the three adjudicators. On    One of the highlights of the day was observing how
                                                          accepting and encouraging the boys were of each other.
                                                          It was also amazing to watch how the boys applied and
                                                          synthesised the skills they had learned in the initial       The program is flexible and tailored to meet the
to sit back and relax whilst Miss Captanis gave her       activities in the culminating activity when they had to   individual and collective needs of the students. As
inaugural speech at the occasion.                         solve the crime, ‘Who Poisoned the Principal’s Coffee?’   the year progresses the boys are introduced to other
                                                                                                                    aspects of speech, such as reading with expression,
Da Vinci                                                  Miss Anne-Maree Captanis                                  poetry recital, public speaking and dramatic
                                                          Learning Enrichment Teacher 2-6                           performances.
Day was held at Knox Grammar School. The boys had         (Extension & Challenge)
a tremendous day and approached the events with
enthusiasm and vigour. Whilst the activities were         Art of Speech
challenging, being set at a higher level than their       Art of Speech is a program designed to improve
actual year level, the boys learned a great deal about                                                              results of 20 distinctions and eight merits.
themselves and truly developed their teamwork skills.     focus are breathing for voice production, exercises for   Anne-Marie Balding ATCL
                                                          articulation and speaking with confidence.                Miriam Khoury ATCL


                                                                                                                                                            CO-CURRICULAR   The Wee Scot 2009   45
“        THE BOYS PERFORMED COMMENDABLY ON THE DAY.
                                                                                                                          ”
French                                                   Chess                                                   Tournament of Minds
                                                                                                                 On Saturday 29 August 2009 the Tournament of Minds

afternoons this year. As usual, emphasis is put on       Scots with the A Team winning the Wentworth zone
conversation skills and they all enjoy performing
role play in front of the class. We have explored the    division. The annual Scots College Invitational Chess
topics of giving information about yourself and asking   Challenge was once again proudly sponsored by TYR
questions to other people, hobbies (indoor and                                                                   discipline and communicate their solution to a panel
                                                                                                                 of judges in a creative and co-operative manner. They
popular topic of food.                                                                                           also had to complete a spontaneous problem which
                                                         Mr Vladimir Feldman                                     necessitated flexible and critical thinking. The boys
Ms Genevieve Thibaux                                     Chess Coach                                             performed commendably on the day, representing
French Tutor                                                                                                     Scots admirably, and are to be congratulated for being
                                                                                                                 awarded honours in their division.

                                                                                                                 Miss Kristy Williams
                                                                                                                 Coordinator Tournament of Minds




                                                                                                                                                                          THE
                                                                                                                                                                          TOURNAMENT
                                                                                                                                                                          OF MINDS TEAM
                                                                                                                                                                          WITH THEIR
                                                                                                                                                                          HONOURS
                                                                                                                                                                          CERTIFICATES.



                                                            CHESS TEAM.



46     The Wee Scot 2009    CO-CURRICULAR
                                                              “ THEIMPORTANT
                                                             TAUGHT
                                                                      BOYS ARE
                                                              LIFE SKILLS SUCH
                                                               AS FOCUS, SELF
                                                                CONTROL, AND
                                                              CONFIDENCE WHILE
                                                             BUILDING AN ‘I CAN’
                                                                ATTITUDE.
                                  BOYS OF THE SCOTS
                                COLLEGE TAP TROUPE.
                                                                                                 ”
Tap                                                                                                                  Gymnastics
The Scots Tap Troupe has had an exciting year of                                                                     2009 has been a wonderful year for boys participating
performing and improving their tapping skills.                                                                       in Gymnastics. The Scots Recreational Gymnastics
There are now two groups rehearsing on a Thursday
afternoon, the advanced group rehearse at the                                                                        boys participating. The emphasis of the Recreational
Senior School Drama Studio and the beginners group

the invaluable experience of learning from Mr Matt      Martial Arts
                                                        This year the Martial Arts class moved to the new            Gymnastics Competition. The boys demonstrated
year and have enjoyed the rhythmic tap steps he has
taught.                                                 the introduction of a new curriculum. Designed
                                                        specifically for children, it is a practical, fun and easy   This was an outstanding result for our young gymnasts
Ali, the latest troupers to join the advanced group.    way to learn Martial Arts fundamentals and important         who train only one hour per week.
You both have worked very hard practising and have      life skills such as focus, self control, and confidence
shown a positive attitude towards tap.
                                                           Congratulations to all boys who obtained their new        Gymnastics Competition to be held during late October
                   Night at the Oscars                  belt level at the end of Term 2. All boys are working        in Term 4. We are hoping to improve on our results from
                                                        hard and preparing for their next grading at the end of
Dinner this year with the vocal ensemble. All tappers   Term 4.
have shown a great improvement this year and I             We would like to make special mention of                  wonderful results in such a short period of time and by
look forward to next year as our numbers grow and       Sebastian Toy and congratulate him on all of his hard        training one hour per week would be a truly wonderful
performing experiences heighten.                        work and achievements throughout the year.

Ms Anna Goodman                                         Alexandra Chambers                                           Martin Chrostowski & Nicholas Spencer
Teacher Tap                                             Martial Arts Instructor                                      Gymnastics Coaches



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