A Unique Outdoor Education Exclusive to Scots
Glengarry is a unique outdoor education, six-month residential experience for all Year 9 students. This unique program is conducive to boys’ rapid social, physical and mental development. A rite of passage into manhood. Founded around the concept of experiential learning, Glengarry will provide your son with all the benefits of outdoor education.
Founding Principal Graeme Renney knew that exposing boys to the natural environment and creating opportunities for them to be challenged physically, spiritually, emotionally, socially and academically in the context of the outdoors, would develop boys in a distinct manner that would set Scots boys apart.
A Steep and Meaningful Learning Curve
Located in the pristine Kangaroo Valley, two hours south west of Sydney, Glengarry provides a learning environment with the highest level of Outdoors NSW accreditation with extensive state-of-the-art safety and risk management procedures. Here, boys learn the tools they need to grow into fine young men.
At Glengarry Scots boys discover:
The Long Journey Home – Rite of Passage
Introduced in 2012, ‘The Long Journey Home’, a hike of over 200 kilometres concludes the boys’ time at Glengarry and takes them home to Bellevue Hill. This rite of passage involves mountain biking, hiking, canoeing and a ferry ride from Bundeena to Rose Bay.
The Glengarry experience is a defining period in the boys’ lives and is often recalled by Old Boys of the College as the highlight of their time at Scots.
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.