School: The Scots College

Principal: Dr Ian PM Lambert
School affiliation: Presbyterian
Established: 1893

CRICOS provider code: 02287G

Address: Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023
Enrolments: Melissa Capel (Manager of Admissions)

Enquiries: +(612) 9391 7600

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Presbyterian boys' school, Early Learning Centre (from three years of age) to Year 12

The Scots College is one of Australia's oldest and most respected boys schools. The College vision is singularly focused on the education, nurture and development of fine Scots boys to be men of stature and substance, who will generously learn, lead and serve in the community. Scots believe that the quality of one's leadership springs from the quality of one's heart - the values, virtues, priorities and hopes.

"Our challenge is to ensure the Scots experience fosters leadership, character and spirit to define the Brave Heart and Bold Mind of every fine Scots boy ," says Principal, Dr Ian PM Lambert.

Brave hearts and bold minds are formed through challenges and passion born of adventure. These qualities of courage, creativity and conviction are based on what is true to a man's heart, his real passions and are not the product of being shaped through various forms of pressure.

Adventure involves a journey, a venture or quest in search of something significant and is both an exhilarating and frightening thing. At Scots, they value the quest for excellence through adventure, curiosity, creativity and growth.

Scots' Brave Hearts Bold Minds education philosophy recognises the need for a special journey and adventure in the hearts of young boys and men. Their development-stage-relevant models of learning seek to make every day in a Scots boy's life part of an exciting adventure.  

Learning at Scots - Curriculum

Designed to engage boys' learning at the Early Learning Centre (ELC), h ere an innovative, colourful and adventurous curriculum informed by Reggio Emilia principles encourages each boy to explore and discover his world.

Boys can study Indonesian (from Year 5) and French and Latin (from Year 7). There is also an extensive range of other elective courses (from Year 9).

There is a strong focus throughout the curriculum on Information and Communication Technology, delivered via a laptop program (commencing in Year 5) with the support of wireless networks.

Creative and Performing Arts are part of the core curriculum until Year 8 and then are available as an elective.

The Scots College Institute of Business and Economics provides a forum for boys to learn from their predecessors and be exposed to 'real world' opportunities.

An extensive Honours program enables selected students to undertake extension and enrichment in a number of disciplines.

A selection of VET courses such as Real Estate and Hospitality are offered.

Scots' Glengarry outdoor education program is renowned for providing a learning environment which does just this. Year 9 boys spend a time period spanning two terms living at the Glengarry campus in the Kangaroo Valley. In an academic program supported by outdoor education, leadership, co-curricular and sporting programs designed to challenge and extend boys, they discover their inner resources to grow into fine young men.

Sport is synonymous with the Scots experience, with boys competing in prestigious inter-school competitions through the AAGPS (Athletic Association of the Great Public Schools). Sports offered include: Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Cross Country, Football, Rifle Shooting, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Snowsports, Swimming, Tennis, Volleyball and Water Polo.

Scots' diverse co-curricular program includes Cadets, Chess, Community Service, Debating and Public, Speaking, Duke of Edinburgh Award, Film and Media, Orchestra and Pipes and Drums. The Scots College Pipes and Drums performed at the 2012 Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee.

Pastoral Care
Pastoral Care at Scots focuses on the development of the 'whole student'; his values, attitudes and character on the journey to manhood. All boys from Transition to Year 12 are given individual care by classroom teachers, and in the Senior School, via the House tutor system.

The Graeme Clark Centre for Innovation in the Sciences is a state-of-the-art facility which serves to inspire Scots boys through the use of video conferencing technologies with world renowned scientists and presenters.

The Centenary Centre houses the highly regarded Music Department with specialist facilities which include a recording studio and computer keyboard laboratories. Other facilities include the Coote Theatre, amphitheatre, auditorium, swimming pool, gym, weights and aerobics rooms and Boatsheds.

There are five Boarding Houses, including a Year 7 transition boarding house, which are home to up to 240 Australian and international boarding students. A fully equipped Clinic is staffed by qualified nursing sisters 24 hours a day. Boarders receive individual attention to extend them in their studies, and are encouraged by Tutors, Matron and Housemaster, together with their House 'family'.

1.         * Innovative ICT programs and state-of-the-art facilities engage boys' learning

2.         * Glengarry - Two term residential outdoor education program

3.         * Extensive Academic, Co-Curricular and Sport programs

4.         * Pastoral Care programs to support and nurture the boys