A boarder’s perspective: Charlie Hawthorne (Year 11)

Meet Charlie Hawthorn, a current Year 11 boarding student at The Scots College – located in Bellevue Hill, Sydney. Charlie enjoys various subjects and sports at the College, studying: Advanced English, Business Studies, Design and Technology, Maths, Physics, and Sport Lifestyle and Recreation Studies. Charlie plays the Tenor Drum in the Pipes and Drums and represents […]

Dr Hugh Chilton features on Rising Stars 2018 list

The Educator has released its Rising Stars 2018 list, which features up-and-coming educational leaders under the age of 35 as nominated by its readers. The Educator, Australia’s only magazine and news website for the most senior educational professionals and decision makers, asked its readership to nominate colleagues for their expertise, strength of character, willingness to innovate, passion […]

Scots boys sail through to National Championships

The NSW Team Sailing State Championships were held out of Georges River Sailing Club for the first time – right on the door step of our new Brighton Preparatory School campus. On the Friday, the whole Prep school came down at lunch time to support the Scots Sailing teams. Three long days of racing saw […]

Scots ELC goes Waste Free on Wednesdays

Come Wednesday at The Scots College Early Learning Centre, and you’ll be hard-pressed to find a single biscuit wrapper or crushed up juice box littering the floor. Instead as you step through the gates, a swarm of boys as young as 3 will greet you, expounding sustainable practices and pridefully presenting their reusable lunchboxes. In […]

The Lion & Lang Syne, Winter 2017 [Free magazine]

The Lion & Lang Syne is a biannual community magazine published by The Scots College that showcases the latest student achievements in academia, sports, creativity, and community engagement. The latest edition is now available for you to download for free. The Lion & Lang Syne WInter 2017 covers a range of student achievements, and also contains […]

Celebrating Excellence in the Creative Arts

From humble beginnings in 2008, ScotsFest has grown from a short film showcase to a complete festival of the arts in 2017, displaying a range of art installations, music compositions, drama devising, as well as students working on their major HSC works. Taking place on Friday 19 May, the festival gets underway at 8:40am and […]

The Scots College wins the Bond University High School Mooting Competition

Fourteen teams of Year 11 and 12 students from Australian schools competed in the finals of the Bond University High School Mooting Competition on Friday 1 June and Saturday 2 June. The national competition, conducted by the Bond University Faculty of Law, brings together schools from every state and territory who present their arguments in […]

Scots Water Polo goes back to back in GPS

From 1988 to 2017, the Water Polo team at The Scots College has proven itself a cut above the rest. Having won the first Premiership in the Combined Associated Schools/Great Public Schools (CAS/GPS) competition 29 years ago, on Saturday 4 March, the 1sts Water Polo team further cemented their place as the leading school for […]

Scots Students Named in Australian Youth Boys Sevens Extended Side

With little over half a year of secondary school remaining, Bronte’s Billy Smith (17) and Jakob Styles (17) from Wellington NSW, have bright futures ahead of them. Just last Friday the Australian Youth Boys Sevens extended side was announced with Billy and Jakob’s names joining those of 35 other boys from across the nation. “I […]

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.