THE SCOTS COLLEGE
Scots boys grow into fine men
The Scots College is one of the oldest and most reputable boys' schools in Australia. Scots is a non-selective, Presbyterian, GPS school for day and boarding students. The College caters for boys from the age of three in the Early Years Centre to Year 12 students studying for their HSC.
Scots' Brave Hearts Bold Minds education philosophy recognises the need for a special journey and adventure in the hearts of young boys and men. Our development-stage-relevant models of learning seek to make every day in a Scots boy's life part of an exciting adventure.
Our College vision is singularly focused on the education, nurture and development of fine Scots boys who will generously learn, lead and serve in the community.
Our Brave Hearts Bold Minds education philosophy provides learning experiences that are structured according to the needs of boys, rather than their age or year level.
Scots’ innovative boy-centred curriculum and state-of-the-art facilities combine to create an atmosphere of empowerment where boys are inspired to strive for excellence together.
An innovative and colourful curriculum informed by Reggio Emilia principles awaits the youngest Scots boys at the Early Years and Early Learning Centres, harnessing their natural curiosity, energy and desire for exploration.
As they progress in the Preparatory School, little boys become ‘fine Scots boys’ and are encouraged to develop an understanding of humanity and the importance of interdependence in the world in which they live.
Adventure is core to a boy’s experiences in his early Senior School years. There is a focus on collaborative learning and boys become increasingly aware of what it means to be a global citizen, to be respectful of different cultures and to take responsibility in one’s community.
As boys develop autonomy, the emphasis shifts to the acquisition of scholarly ways of thinking. Students are exposed to literary, scientific, mathematical, historical, cultural and artistic approaches to understanding our world.
Scots boys graduate as fine young men with courage and conviction in the world.
The Scots College has a commitment to inspire and extend the interests, talents and skills of boys. A wide range of Co-Curricular Programs can be passionately pursued at every stage of the Scots journey.
These include Music, Drama, Dance, Cadets, Pipes and Drums, Community Service, Chess, Debating and Public Speaking, Photography, Film, Media and Audio Visual.
Sport is synonymous with the Scots experience, encouraging boys to discover personal strength born of competition and camaraderie. Boys participate in a number of competitions, including the AAGPS (Athletic Association of the Great Public Schools of New South Wales).
The following sports are offered at the College:
· Cross Country
· Rifle Shooting
· Water Polo
Boarders have been a vital part of the Scots community for over a century.
Boarding at Scots, available from Year 5 onwards, offers a high quality education in a safe and nurturing environment, where your son is supported to reach his full potential. As a boarder, your son will stay at one of our five Boarding Houses where he will be provided with strong pastoral care and individual attention, while experiencing the joys of being a part of his House 'family'.
The Scots College has one of the largest independent bus fleets, covering a wide area in and around Sydney. The College provides subsidised private bus services to students from Monday to Friday.
Government 'School Special' buses travel daily to and from College from Rose Bay, Randwick Junction, Maroubra Junction, Maroubra Beach, Bondi Junction and Edgecliff.
Transport from the inner west is by train, changing at Town Hall, to Edgecliff Station. A 'School Special' bus will take students from Edgecliff Station to The Scots College.
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Each year a number of means tested Academic and Music Scholarships are awarded by the College.
Means-tested bursaries are also available to boys entering Years 7 to 11.
In order to apply for a Bursary all applicants must have completed the enrolment process and have been offered and accepted a confirmed position at the College.
Glengarry - Outdoor Education Program
The Glengarry Outdoor Education Program is a two term residential experience undertaken by Year 9 boys.
Located in the pristine Kangaroo Valley, two hours south west of Sydney, Glengarry provides a learning environment with the highest level of ORIC accreditation with extensive state-of-the-art safety and risk management procedures.
The Glengarry Outdoor Education activities include:
· Run and ride program
· Climbing and abseiling
· Camping - living off the land
· Canoeing and (sea) kayaking
· Mountain biking
· Horse riding
The Glengarry experience is a defining period in the boys' lives and is often recalled by Old Boys of the College as the highlight of their time at Scots.
To find out how your boy can become part of the Scots journey, visit www.tsc.nsw.edu.au.
About The Scots College:
Principal: Dr Ian PM Lambert
School affiliation: Presbyterian
Address: Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill NSW 2023
Enrolments: Mrs Melissa Capel (Manager of Admissions)
Enquiries: +61 2 9391 7600
Innovative ICT programs and state-of-the-art facilities engage boys’ learning
Glengarry - Outdoor Education Program
Extensive Academic, Co-Curricular and Sport Programs
Pastoral Care Programs to support and nurture the boys