Embracing transition, change and uncertainty

Transition, change and uncertainty – this is the world we live in and judging by the recent drought, bush fires, and the COVID-19 crisis, there are no signs that we will be changing direction any time soon. Successfully navigating life in the 21st century requires a willingness to embrace change and adapt to new situations. […]

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 […]

How to get 99 percent in all your exams

Most human behaviour is learned observationally through modelling, implementation and action. So in the lead up to exams, past student Huw Evans – an ATAR top performer – shares the secret to exam success. In 2016, Huw achieved an ATAR of 99.9. He studied Mathematics Extension 1 and 2, English Advanced, Extension 1 and 2, […]

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.