NFL Star Thomas Yassmin (’17) Visits Scots Home Ground

Scots Old Boy, Thomas Yassmin (’17) visited The Scots College, May 2023, and spoke about his career as an international athlete and his Scots journey. In particular, he focused on how important academics have been to his success as a student and as a sportsman. Since 2018, he has been playing American Football (Gridiron) with […]

Young Archie competition 2023 Finalist!

The Scots College is proud to announce that David Dickson (Year 11) is a finalist for the 2023 Young Archie competition at the Art Gallery of New South Wales. Students are selected from schools across Australia to showcase their best portrait.   David dedicated his portrait to his late grandfather. Someone he was close to […]

AMEB National Top 10 – Again!

Congratulations to our Music Department which has been recognised by the Australian Music Examinations Board (AMEB) as a ‘Top 10 Most Outstanding Accredited School’ for 2022. This is now the third year, in a row, winning this accolade! This national award recognises the diversity of the College entrants in music performance and theory examinations, including […]

A Q&A with Dr Rob Loe: We Need Each Other

The Scots College will increase its research and innovative teaching methods with new the appointment of Director of Research and Learning Innovation, Dr Rob Loe, within the ScotsResearch Office. Dr Loe is well known to Scots, and wider community, having been a past guest at ScotsIdeas, Leadership Summit, and various professional development events. In this […]

Cross-Age Tutoring Initiative

A wonderful initiative has been developed by Year 12 students at The Scots College. The Year 12 Academic Prefect, with support from three other Year 12 students, devised a peer tutoring program known as ‘Stutorials’. Held after school in the Senior Preparatory School, Ginahgulla Library, every Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, from 3:15pm until 5:00pm, students […]

The Deeply Anchored History of the Scots Boatsheds

Of Summer Sport offered to Scots boys, Rowing remains a popular choice since its introduction to The Scots College over a century ago. The infrastructure needed for a school to host a rowing program comes at a significant cost and requires expensive waterfront property. The fact that Scots is blessed with two boatsheds places the […]

Jeremy is a Rising Tennis Star

The JITA 2022 International Junior Tennis Tournament, held from late June to early July, launched Jeremy Zhang’s (Year 12) most recent competition success – he made the final, narrowly losing 5-7, 4-6. Then, later in July, Jeremy won the Mapei Gold Coast Junior International, on the Gold Coast, in Queensland, not dropping a set – […]

The Way Boys Play

The aim of the new play space was to be a provocation for creative play for highly energetic boys and ‘away’ spaces for boys who like to watch, build, talk and contemplate. It started with a walk and a talk. We introduced one class at a time to the ELC playground and then we talked […]

Character Leaders in Education National Symposium 2022

Supporting the College’s vision for reinventing education is the desire to form the character of the young men in our care, so that under God they would have the finest preparation for life. With this intention in mind, Scots was pleased to be a part of the inaugural Character Leaders in Education National Symposium 2022, held […]

William Elder


Mr Alan Elder was born in Scotland and migrated to Australia with his parents at a young age. He attended The Scots College for all his schooling, graduating in 1944. He played 1st XI Cricket and was a member of the College Cadet Unit. After leaving school Mr Elder studied accountancy and retained a life-long love of the College, especially the Pipes and Drums. Mr Elder never married, however the significant bequest he left will allow his Scots family to remember him through the Lang Walker Business Centre.