“We seek to cultivate a body of graduates who are well-rounded, successful men of faith and independent mind, who influence their nation for the greater good and who strive to be worthy of their forefathers.”
The Strategic Intent of The Scots College 2016-2025
After their schooling at Scots, our graduates may pursue local or international tertiary education. Below are some examples of universities our past students have studied at.
Higher School Certificate Results
The Class of 2022 performed incredibly well with 233 Distinguished Achievers (Band 6) attained across all subjects. Most notably, the total number of Band 5 and 6s received by students across the College increased by 25 percent. This impressive result indicates how the boys have moved up academically as an entire cohort.
The 2022 cohort’s impressive achievements include:
“I consider myself to be a kinaesthetic and interpersonal communication learner, and I will admit that traditional learning styles have been challenging in the past. Back in Year 10, all I knew was that I enjoyed sports, the outdoors, problem-solving, understanding how things work, and building and fixing things. I am extremely grateful that Scots has created such an innovative educational opportunity in the Applied Entrepreneurship Program, which caters specifically to my personal needs and interests, and created such a variation in my learning experience.”
“While Year 12 felt like an eternity away, I had always wondered what would define my time at Scots. The number of lines on my blazer? My ATAR? Whether I played for the 1st XV or not? Now that the time has come, I do not believe my journey at Scots has been shaped by an accolade, a sporting achievement or rank. Rather, it has been the years I have cherished, spending time with 200 people I now call mates. Together, we showed our true grit and resilience this year. This is what will make me proud to call myself a Scots Old Boy.”
“Year 12 is a hard year, but you never really understand how challenging it is until you’re almost at the end. This year has been quite a journey for my classmates and me with exams, extracurricular activities and COVID-19. However, it has been more than encouraging to see us persevere. It has been a great run, and I owe a lot to Scots.”
“Scots offers something for everyone. Wherever your interests lie – whether it’s music or sailing, drama or volleyball, debating or rugby – Scots can bring you together with like-minded boys and enthusiastic teachers to follow your passion. The best part of my Scots experience was leading the Pipes and Drums as Pipe Major. During my time with the Pipes and Drums, we toured twice to Scotland, played in the World Piping Championships, won state and national competitions and learned how to work and play together as a tight-knit team.”
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.