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Welcome to Scots

At Scots, boys learn how to live with brave hearts and bold minds, in the world. The Scots College honours the learning and adventures of boys, providing experiences of excellence to build boys' strength of character.

The Scots College is one of the oldest and most reputable boys' schools in Australia. Scots is a non-selective Presbyterian GPS boys' school for day and Boarding students. We draw students from across Sydney, New South Wales and many different nations from around the world.

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 state-of-the-art facilities and innovative programs encourage boys to persevere, persist and achieve personal success.

"This College has a big picture. We can see the forest and not just the trees; we have a vision concerning educational excellence that stands alone in its richness and boldness," said Dr Ian PM Lambert, The Scots College Principal.

"We aim to equip all different types of boys with Brave Hearts and Bold Minds that will prepare them for the challenge of a meaningful life and provide them with a chest full of confidence."

To find out how your son can become a fine Scots boy why not visit us at our Information Mornings throughout 2014.

The Scots College Est. 1893


Masterplan

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Term Dates 2014 and 2015

Term 2 - Tuesday 29 April 2014 to Thursday 19 June 2014

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Upcoming Events

Thursday 24 April to Saturday 26 April - The very first IBSC Teachers New to Boys' Schools Conference in Australia at Scots

Sunday 25 May - Parade of Remembrance

Tuesday 3 June - Information Morning

Full list of upcoming events

Meet our fine Scots boys

Matthew Boustred

"Scots provides you with the ability to push yourself every day, with sports training or co-curricular before and after a day of academics. Scots is growing and getting better every year..."

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Meet our fine Scots boys

Saxon Brown

"There is no definitive method to do well in the Higher School Certificate. I like to think of one's approach to the HSC as the recipe for a complex multi-layered cake. Everyone's final product will differ..."

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Meet our fine Scots boys

David Horwitz

"What it really means to be a 'Scots boy' to me is exemplified by our school motto, 'Utinam Patribus Nostris Digni Simus' which translates to which translates to 'May we be worthy of our Forefathers'. Being a Scots boy is about..."

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Meet our fine Scots boys

David Zhang

David Zhang's academic excellence was matched with humility and a generous spirit. He set new standards for academic achievement at the College including being third in the State in Chemistry, after taking the exam in Year 11.

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Meet our fine Scots boys

Daniel Gallagher

"To live with a Brave Heart and Bold Mind means believing that you can achieve excellence if you put your mind to it. My final Rugby season at Scots was an example of this ... "

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Harry Foxton

"Being a Scots boy means having a sense of pride and integrity in who we are and what we are a part of. Being Head Prefect will be the most memorable experience of my time at ... "

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Kyol Blakeney

"Being a Scots boarder has given me the opportunity to experience the wide variety of cultures that are a part of the Scots community. Being a boarder means having your mates ... "

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Jackson Bursill

"Attending the same College as my father (Graham Bursill, '59) has enriched the bond between us. As the son of an Old Boy, I was always given advice during my time ... "

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Meet our fine Scots boys

David Lin

"When I arrived in Australia I was concerned that my English wasn't strong and my first instinct was to avoid conversation. Being a part of the Scots community, I was encouraged ..."

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Raising fine young men since 1893

The Scots College is a distinctive Australian school that defends the honourable traditions, adventures and learning of boys. for excellence through adventure, curiosity, creativity and growth. We draw on our faith and tradition which inspire ...

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Talking posters teach Chinese at Scots

This term, The Scots College Language Department implemented 'Talking Posters' in beginner Chinese classes. The new teaching tool uses technology to help students to learn the pronunciation of Mandarin words.

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Paul Goodchild - Coordinator of Brass at The Scots College

Mr Paul Goodchild, Associate Principal Trumpet of the Sydney Symphony Orchestra (SSO) has joined the ranks of The Scots College Music Department as Coordinator of Brass.

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Mortimore Art Prize Returns to The Scots College

The Scots College will again host the Mortimore Art Prize exhibition from Saturday 22 February to Saturday 1 March.

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Scots boy attracts big name speakers for TEDx Youth Event

Year 12 Scots boy Joshua Wooller, has confirmed a number of illustrious guest speakers for the third TEDx Youth Event on Friday 21 February at The Scots College.

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Sell out Show for Inaugural Australian Credo Program

The Inaugural Australian Credo Chamber Music and Jazz Program hosted a sell-out show on Saturday 25 January in the Utzon Room at the Sydney Opera House.

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Creative Arts continues to rise at Scots

Eight Year 12 students from The Scots College have been nominated for the 2013 Board of Studies HSC showcases in four subjects.

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Scots boy goes national with the Johnston MultiHitch

In the last week of October, The Scots College student Sam Johnston entered his HSC Major Design Project the Johnston MultiHitch into Farm Inventor of the Year Competition sponsored by The Land and NSW Farmers.

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The Eastern Suburbs Public Speaking Competition

Bright, young speakers from schools in the Eastern Suburbs gathered at The Scots College on Friday 25 October to compete in The Eastern Suburbs Public Speaking Competition.

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Scots boys recite poetry

The Scots College Preparatory School's inaugural Poetry Recitation Competition saw boys mastering the art of poetry recital. This term at Scots, every Preparatory School boy was challenged with the task of learning a poem off by heart ...

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Scots' Piano Trio hits the high note

Scots Piano Trio

Scots Musicians, Edward Huang (Year 12, Piano), Campbell McLauchlan (Year 12, Violin) and Austin Irwin (Year 9, Cello) represented the College in the Australian Concerto ...

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