What is the Reggio Emilia philosophy?

The Reggio Emilia Philosophy is an innovative and inspiring approach to early childhood education, which values the child as strong, capable and resilient; rich with wonder and knowledge. The Philosophy rides on the coattails of the innate curiosity of children and aims to assist them with understanding their world and who they are in it. […]

The ultimate list of reading and literacy apps for children

Children being brought up in today’s digital age are developing remarkable tech skills from a very early age. You only need to see a one or two year old playing on a smart phone or tablet device to realise how competent some children are with technology. To engage tech-savvy children, educational apps and games have advanced at a […]

Why STEM is important in early years education

Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) education combines rigorous academic disciplines with the technical challenges of mastering skills in these learning areas. This deliberate grouping is essential for the development of critical thinking, creativity, engineering design process and problem solving skills. Teaching STEM to younger students addresses the same skill areas and reinforces a strong […]

Top 11 questions to ask a school’s admissions staff

The questions you ask a school’s Admissions staff will be entirely dependent on where you are in the process of choosing a school for your child. If you are just starting the journey of selecting a school for your child or children, here are 11 must ask questions: When should I apply? If you are just […]

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 […]

Why a private education matters in the early years

Kindergarten is not just for finger painting … Kindergarten is where our children learn how to learn. For some, Kindergarten will be the first year of formal schooling, and it’s where children make huge gains socially and emotionally. Kindergarten paves the way for more formal schooling with writing, spelling and numeracy a focus for learning. Many […]

Scots Boy seeking a cure for Alzheimers

It was recently announced that Sterling Nasa, Year 5 student at The Scots College, has been selected as an ambassador for The Common Good movement in the search for a cure for dementia. Aiming to raise funds for the Dementia Research Project, Sterling will lead the charge for support in the ‘Sterling’s Dream campaign which […]

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.