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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 is located two hours south-west of Sydney in the small country town of Kangaroo Valley. Glengarry provides an innovative rural setting for Year 9 boys to experience a context of safe adventure which fosters both a healthy self-reliance and self-denial to serve others. The focus is on the whole boy and each boy’s personal formation, and hence Glengarry is more than a school, it is an experiential learning opportunity. Boys are intentionally removed from the main campus and relocated to a remote and rural setting with an experiential learning program, for a sustained period of six months.

Click here for more information about Glengarry.

Adventure Academy

Scots also offer a 10-week residential program named the Adventure Academy. This program follows on from Glengarry and is designed around key peak experiences that aim to challenge and extend students:

  • Cross-country skiing on the western rim of Perisher Range in New South Wales.
  • 100 kilometer canoe journey between our Glengarry campus and Bannockburn site.
  • Agricultural immersion included a four day service trip to a sheep station in the Yass Valley where students learn to crutch and drench sheep.
  • Six day voyage sailing a tall sheet between Jervis Bay and Sydney Harbour.

To learn more about the Adventure Academy program and to hear from our parents, watch the video below.

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.