Social Services: Social Services Auxiliary
This Auxiliary formerly know as Social Services Auxiliary sup- ports the Scotch College Community Connections Programme. The programme engages boys in Year 11 and 12 in various Charities’ Placements, Charity Fund Raising, Music Groups, After School Care, Sports Coaching, Tutoring (Refugee and Specialised), Lost Property, Conservation, Scotch Archives, Recycling, Global Village, Chitalika (World Vision), Amnesty, Carrical House (Drama), our Indigenous Partnership Programme, and, it facilitates a growing portfolio of self-sourced volunteer placements.
Fund Raising:Various fundraising activities are held during the year. All money raised is distributed to child and youth focused charities. As well as making some one-off donations each year the Auxiliary has provided ongoing support for a number of causes including:
Vision Australia: Sponsorship of two children from East Timor and Papua New Guinea since 2003.
“Chances” Programmes: Donations since 2007; these programmes provide scholarships to disadvantaged children and young adults with special talents to assist them achieve their potential.
Yiyili Aboriginal Community School Halls Creek, WA: supported since 2009.
Support of socially and financially disadvantaged students. Second-hand textbooks and science calculators are collected and donated to socially and financially disadvantaged students for their academic year.
- Winter Pie Drive: This is the perfect opportunity to stock your freezer for the school holidays.
- Cake Stall and Hot Jam Donut Stall at Family Day in September: This is the main fundraiser for the year. Many parents donate cakes and produce as well as assisting on the day. A range of cakes and pies are available on order.
- Collection of Secondhand Textbooks and Science Calculators in December.
HOW TO GET INVOLVED
The Auxiliary is not limited to parents of senior boys. We welcome and encourage participation from all Scotch parents. We particularly encourage Year 7 parents to become involved, as it is a wonderful way of meeting other parents, assisting the school and community at large and learning more about the school.