Bringing the bush to the classroom in a crisis

The ferocious heat and devastating fire storm that swept the Kangaroo Valley on 4 January 2020, part of the massive fires across the nation, destroyed some of the buildings and most of the environment at the College’s Glengarry campus. As an invaluable teaching opportunity, Bannockburn staff member David Bard began photographing sites at Glengarry each […]

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 […]

Fizzics’ class shines new light on Science at Scots

Science has never been more exciting for Year 5 boys at The Scots College, who recently took part in two separate workshops, ‘Light and Colour’ and ‘Create a Buzz’, as part of the annual ‘Fizzics Education’ Science Incursion, which aims to bring a new level of fun to the Science classroom. “Last year proved to […]

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.