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 […]

How to choose the right co-curricular activity for your son

Co-curricular activities are an important part of a child’s school life. Co-curricular – or extra-curricular – refers to non-academic programs or learning experiences that help develop and foster young minds and bodies outside a typical classroom. Whether this is Debating and Public Speaking, Drama, Chess or Cadets – co-curricular programs play a significant role in your son’s […]

Should school sport be compulsory?

Not every boy is interested in sport, so why should they have to play it? For some parents who have a boy who isn’t showing interest in sport or who may not have played sport themselves, the question “why should school sport be compulsory?” may arise. At Scots, Sport is compulsory for every boy with […]

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 […]

The value of sport in building team spirit and camaraderie

The Maasai people have a saying – “if you want to travel fast, go alone. But if you want to travel far, go together”. What resonates when I hear this,  is that to enjoy sustained success in sport, business or life in general, we need to understand the power of team work and camaraderie. The […]

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 […]

Is sportsmanship more important than winning?

Winning and losing are both very temporary things. Having won or lost on the sporting field, the most important thing is how you deal with the result and move forward. Gloating over a victory or sulking over a loss is essentially standing still. Success in the long term will go to the person or team […]

Scots alumni shine for Waratahs

Seven former students from The Scots College were selected in the NSW Waratah’s U20s team that played against Queensland Reds U20s in the curtain raiser to the ‘Tahs opening round of the 2016 Super Rugby season. Playing in front of a large home crowd, the Waratah’s took an early lead through former Scots boy Jack […]

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.