Seven benefits of service learning trips for your son

For a number of years, groups of Scots boys have been travelling to places such as Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands, where they have worked in partnership with churches, schools and village communities during these service learning trips. Apart from providing practical help to the communities we visit – such as assisting […]

Scots student is awarded prestigious prize

Year 12 student at The Scots College Nicholas de Bres was recognised for his longstanding commitment to a broad range of areas within the local community by being awarded the John Lincoln Youth Community Service Award from the Order of Australia Association. Nicholas has selflessly provided exceptional service to the local community in a broad […]

Charity found in the hearts of two boys

In the minds of most children birthdays are reason for excitement as they begin to anticipate what presents they will receive. However, for two Year 4 boys Jack McGreal and Hugo Yasumoto their upcoming 10th birthday party meant their excitement was driven by more than presents as they had decided that it was an opportunity […]

Scots youngest students dress up for charity

Support for those affected by Cyclone Winston, which made landfall in Fiji on Saturday 20 February as a Category 5 system, poured in from charities across Australia – Red Cross, Care Australia, UNICEF all offered aid. But support also came from an unexpected source – a group of 3 to 7 year old boys from […]

Teacher raises funds for Children Hospital

James Bowles, teacher and Brandt House Headmaster at The Scots College, ran 42km in just over four hours on Sunday 5 July in the 37th Gold Coast Airport Marathon as part of his fundraising efforts for the Sydney Children’s Hospital in Randwick. The Scots community, who helped him raise in excess of $13,000 offered James […]

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.