Anzac Day Nationwide with The Scots College

This Anzac Day, Thursday 25 April, The Scots College was well represented across Australia with boys paying their respects across a range of services and parades. At the North Bondi RSL Club Dawn Service, a Year 12 student played the lament on the balcony to a large crowd that filled the streets of Bondi Beach. […]

Felix Pal (Year 12) Announced as a Top 15 Player

The Scots College’s Captain of Water Polo and Athletic Association of the Great Public Schools (AAGPS) Premier, Felix Pal (Year 12), has earned a coveted spot as one of the top 15 players in the nation for Water Polo. In July, he will compete in the World Aquatics Men’s Under 18 Water Polo Championships 2024 […]

Scots’ Simpson Prize NSW Runner-Up

In March, winners and runners-up for the 2024 Simpson Prize were announced and then honoured at a ceremony at Parliament House, Canberra, officiated by The Hon Jason Clare MP, Minister for Education. Students attended a three-day 2024 Simpson Prize Canberra Study Program. Highlights included the visit to Government House to meet Their Excellencies, The Governor-General and Mrs Hurley; […]

Our Heart is in the Country

The Scots College holds a special place in the hearts and minds of the generations of Boarders from the land who have called the College home. Jack Pinn from Gunnedah is currently in Year 12, following in the footsteps of his brother Charlie (’21) and father Glen (’91) who, despite their different passions, relish in […]

Year 3 Boys Thrive

Fostering the joy of learning is one of The Scots College’s priorities for Year 3 students. We offer a holistic approach to nurturing young boys’ growth and learning inspired by a deep understanding of what boys need to thrive. The College has crafted a program in the Junior Preparatory School (Years 2 to 4) that […]

National and State Beach and Indoor Volleyball Champions

The Scots College is now the premier Beach and Indoor Volleyball school in NSW and Australia! On Friday 22 to Sunday 24 March, the Australian Beach Volleyball Schools Cup was held at Coolangatta Beach, Gold Coast. The Scots College won the Year 11 Boys Pairs division, winning over Craigslea State High School, Chermside, Queensland. Scots […]

Immersing Students in Adventure

The Scots College Adventure Academy program is truly an exciting and innovative program that aims to immerse students in challenge, adventure and real-life learning. This ten-week program, based around three peak outdoor adventure experiences, aims to challenge and extend students beyond their Glengarry experience. Through adventure, curiosity, creativity and personal growth, Scots boys strive for […]

ScotsX: A School Within a School

The Scots College ScotsX pilot program launched in 2023 with a diverse group of 20 Year 8 boys. It has been a significant leap forward in Scots vision for Reinventing Education. ScotsX is a parallel ‘school within a school’ experience, redesigning learning together with a team of expert adults, without the fixed mindset of ‘what […]

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 […]

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.