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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 in Years 11 and 12 work carefully with boys in Years 7 and 8. The goal is to support their understanding in English, Mathematics and Science. The Coordinator of Gifted and Talented for Years 7 to 12 says “It has been a joy to supervise the boys on their learning journeys.”

This cross-age tutoring initiative includes a range of approaches. Boys may work one on one, in pairs, or in small groups to receive explicit teaching support. This peer tutoring program supplements and enhances classroom teaching by reinforcing learning and correcting misunderstandings.

The Academic Prefect’s vision was to support student learning and help raise the academic profile within the student population at Scots.

Students helping other students closely aligns with the College’s ‘Teaching for Character’ philosophy. It is hoped that students will strengthen their skills and understandings in these subject areas, hold an improved belief in their capabilities and form connections with students in different year groups.

This is a wonderful initiative that the younger boys are enjoying – learning from the older Scots boys.

The Scots College is a proud member of the following associations.

The Presbyterian Church (New South Wales) Property Trust T/A The Scots College, Sydney Australia
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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.