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College cancels dinner after muck up day antics
The West Australian College cancels dinner after muck up day antics

A wild muck up day rampage last month which allegedly saw year 12 boys from Scotch College vandalise and run partially naked through two prominent Perth girls schools was behind a decision to cancel the prestigious boys school's Valedictory dinner this year.

In an email to parents on Thursday, Scotch College principal Andrew Syme confirmed the annual dinner had been cancelled because of 'events' which had occurred on the last day of the winter term.

The muck up day antics were rumoured to have included a partially naked dash, vandalism, the colouring of a pool and egg and water bomb attacks, allegedly carried out on the grounds of Iona Presentation and Presbyterian Ladies Colleges on September 25.

In his email to parents, Mr Syme said 20 boys had owned up to being involved in the incident, but that a further 50 had been named and had not come forward. Mr Syme wrote that because so many of the boys involved had chosen not to own up directly to him, he had decided to cancel the dinner.

'This year there will be no valedictory dinner arranged by the school for the boys of the 2009 leaving class,' he wrote. 'It is unfortunate that a fine year group has ended the year in such a fashion.'

A mother of a Scotch College year 12 student, who asked to remain anonymous, said that some of the boys had done "some very silly things" on muck up day.

Another mother, who also asked to remain anonymous, said most parents were angry the dinner had been cancelled.

"Everything that was done to the other schools has been down to Scotch before," she said.

The Principals of Iona, PLC and Scotch did not respond to inquiries from The West Australian yesterday.