Support Groups, Associations and the Old Boys’ Union

Parents’ Association

The Parents’ Association extends a warm welcome to all those joining the College. All parents of Scots students are automatically members of the Parents’ Association for the duration of their son’s enrolment.

The aim of the Parents’ Association is to build stronger connections between parents and families, the College and other members of the Scots community by:

  • promoting greater involvement with the College
  • encouraging participation in the life of the College
  • creating a sense of community by providing opportunities for parents to meet socially
  • assisting and supporting the College’s many Sport and Co-Curricular Activities within the Senior and Preparatory Schools
  • supporting communication between parents, the College and support groups
  • giving feedback to the College, the Principal and Council on matters of concern to parents.

The Parents’ Association generally holds a meeting every term. Parents are encouraged to become involved and are welcome to attend meetings.

The Women’s Association

The Women’s Association operates as a key fundraising committee within the broader Scots community. It provides a forum for support, friendship, communication and discussion between each other and the College. All female parents and carers of boys currently enrolled at Scots are automatically members of the Women’s Association.

Other Support Groups

The Scots College has a strong parent body that supports the many Sport and Co-Curricular Activities around the College. Scots encourages parents to become involved in and contribute to a support group, in order to add to the fabric of the College and enrich the educational journey for their son. Other support groups parents can join include:

  • Sport support groups (including Athletics, Basketball, Cricket, Football, Rowing, Rugby, Sailing, Snowsports, Tennis and Water Polo)
  • Co-Curricular Activities support groups (including Public Speaking and Debating, Performing Arts, Pipes and Drums)
  • other support groups such as Boarders, Christian Union and the Auld Tartans (mothers of Old Boys).

Contact the Parents’ Association to become better acquainted with parent support groups at [email protected].

The Old Boys’ Union

The Scots College has raised generations of fine young men since it was established in 1893. The College’s rich history remains evident in the culture of the College today – a culture built on community, connection and inclusivity – across students, parents, staff, Old Boys and the wider community.

The College’s 7,000-strong Old Boys’ Union is testament to the camaraderie and lifelong friendships that are formed through a Scots education. Scots boys are inspired by the generations of Old Boys who walked the halls before them, including fine community leaders, Rhodes Scholars and world class sportsmen.

All successful graduates from The Scots College are automatically members of the Old Boys’ Union.

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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.