At the Senior School assembly this week I touched on the theme of “moral courage”. I explained to the student audience that, as a young teacher, this concept was indelibly marked upon my brain by an influential headmaster from St Michael’s Grammar School in Melbourne.
The notion of moral courage is pretty easy to grasp – it is, that if you witness or know about behaviour that is abhorrent, you make a stand against it. I was prompted to talk about the issue because of a recent incident in Queensland where two young women, dressed as if they were returning from the races, assaulted an older male passenger on a bus.
Come to the Gillespie Oval on Young Street between 10.00am and 3.00pm for fun activities and stalls for all ages: Animal Nursery, Bakehouse, Books, Face painting, Rebound Clothing and accessories, Rides and more!
Food stalls include BBQ, Boost Van, Country Kitchen, Wrap Bar and Parker Pies.
Scots is a school that places significant value and emphasis on “team”. It is timely that I write about the concept of team and the critically vital role it plays in life, as there have been numerous examples of late where the strength of team and unity within our school is conspicuously evident.
It has been a pleasure to take up residence in our new Junior Library this year and to see the many and varied activities being enjoyed by students. Full advantage has been taken of the extra floor space, with the Year 6 boys taking on the challenge of working cooperatively on a 1,000-piece jigsaw puzzle, some Year 3s enjoying chess and some very serious reading happening on the new cushions in the story-telling area.
Last weekend started off with two of our pipers, Sebastian Turner and Charlie Cooper, playing at the Murray Gardens Retirement Village. This performance was for the village’s monthly residents’ birthday celebration. The residents enjoyed the music so much that they passed the hat around, and the band ended up with a donation that will be put towards our overseas trips this year!
On Saturday March 1st the Scots Dragon Boat Team competed in the Albury Wodonga Dragon Boat Regatta.
The Scots team was among 21 teams competing in this popular community event. Each team competed in three heats, with the four fastest progressing onto the final. The Scots crew paddled with passion, skill and wonderful team spirit in all of its heats, winning each one.