Setting the Foundation for Your Son’s Future

As parents and carers, we often talk about transition points for children. Moving into the Senior years at school or becoming a boarder for the first time is one of these key transition points. Managing transition points independently of each other can give young people the opportunity to navigate these challenges at a pace that […]

Year of the Boy

To celebrate the College’s 130th anniversary in 2023, this year has been dubbed ‘Year of the Boy’. In Chapel, boys have focused on what it means to be a man. As they grow into young men, it is important to help them see a healthy masculinity which is a biblical masculinity. We have looked at […]

Foundation Stone Unveiling Ceremony

The Scots College is deeply honoured to have His Royal Highness, The Prince Edward, Duke of Edinburgh KG GCVO unveil the Foundation Stone for the John Cunningham Student Centre on Tuesday 21 November 2023. It is truly a momentous occasion for Scots that His Royal Highness has assisted in marking this important milestone in the […]

Learning Through Adventure

Adventure is a key pillar in The Scots College educational framework; we know that boys learn best when they experience the world for themselves, problem-solve and learn to lead others. Adventure is embedded in the College’s curriculum, bespoke program offerings such as Glengarry and, naturally, within our Boarding experiences. Glengarry Glengarry is located two hours […]

The 71st Annual Parade of Remembrance

We are delighted to share a recap of the memorable and touching event in our community in June ­– the 71st Annual Parade of Remembrance, organised by Senior Master, Mr Phil Cooney. This event served as a poignant tribute to honour and remember the sacrifices made by our brave Old Boys throughout history. The 71st […]

Music Scholarship Recipient: A Fine Scots Boy

Every year, The Scots College awards a number of Academic and Music Scholarships. It is our aim to help students who, without our support, might not be able to avail themselves of the opportunities offered. Year 12 student, William Chang, has been a Music Scholarship recipient during his time at Scots. William shared some insights […]

The Best of Both Worlds

I have the privilege of working at The Scots College, Glengarry campus. In Semester 2, I will be the Acting Head of the College’s Glengarry campus. I like to use Principal, Dr Lambert’s, analogy of being ‘a grateful passenger in the bus being driven by the team of fantastic staff’ we have employed here. The […]

International Boys’ Schools Coalition Annual Conference 2022

From 26 to 29 June, staff from The Scots College participated in the 2022 International Boys’ Schools Coalition Annual Conference, held at St Mark’s School of Texas, in Dallas, United States. The conference brought together over 470 educators from boys’ schools in 12 countries with a common purpose of sharing best practice in boys’ education. […]

Boarding at Scots: Our Graduates and the Gift of Time

At Scots, “We seek to cultivate a body of graduates who are well-rounded, successful men of faith and independent mind who influence their nation for the greater good and who strive to be worthy of their forefathers.” The Strategic Intent of The Scots College 2016-2025 Boarding offers an opportunity to educate like no other. It […]

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.