Transformational learning and teaching are core to education at The Scots College. Our students live in a globally interconnected world and digital technologies are rapidly disrupting and reshaping the world of work. The College’s learning offering equips boys with 21st century skills of complex communication, creativity, collaboration and critical reflection.


At The Scots College, boys can participate in a range of subjects appropriate for their development and relevant to their interests.

In the Preparatory School, boys in the early years are introduced to literacy and numeracy skills. As they progress from Year 1 onwards, they undertake subjects such as Human Society and its Environment (HSIE), Science and Technology, Visual Arts, Library, Music, Indonesian (from Year 5), Physical Education, Drama, Dance and Christian Studies.

In the Senior School, boys can choose the following Academic subjects including: Agriculture, Chinese, Christian Studies, Drama, English, Film and Television Studies, Geography, History, Languages Other than English (including French, Indonesian and Latin), Mathematics, Music, Science, Technical and Applied Studies, Visual Arts, Economics and Business (including Business Studies, Commerce, Economics and Legal Studies) and the Applied Entrepreneurship Program.


The College is committed to inspiring and growing the interests and skills of boys through a range of Co-Curricular opportunities that they can pursue.

Scots offers a range of Co-Curricular Activities such as:

  • Cadets
  • Chess
  • Community Service
  • Media and Performing Arts (including Audio Visual Solutions, Drama, Film and Media and Photography)
  • Music
  • Pipes and Drums
  • Public Speaking and Debating
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics (STEAM).

The College also provides a range of voluntary extracurricular activities. These are not foundational to the College ethos but are based on mutually shared interests of boys and, as such, may vary from year to year in availability.


Sport is an integral part of the Scots experience, the Mind Body Heart Pathway program encourages boys to discover personal strengths and develop camaraderie. The following sports are offered at The Scots College:

  • Athletics
  • Basketball
  • Cricket
  • Cross Country
  • Football
  • Rifle Shooting
  • Rowing
  • Rugby
  • Sailing
  • Snowsports
  • Swimming
  • Table Tennis
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
  • Water Polo

Unique Programs

The Scots College is committed to reinventing education to grow Scots boys who are ready for a future yet to be imagined. Boys are offered programs designed to inspire them to strive to their full potential and equip them for the world of tomorrow. Stand-out College programs include:

Learn more about the unique programs offered at The Scots College.

Pastoral Care and Student Health and Wellbeing

Pastoral Care features prominently in all aspects of College life and in the day-to-day experiences of each individual in our community. The Scots College focuses on the development of the ‘whole student’, his values, attitudes and character on the journey to manhood.

Our Pastoral Care includes proactive elements such as developing skills that build resilience and promoting a school culture that emphasises respect, teamwork and participation, and reactive elements like providing comfort in response to hurt or encouragement in the face of disappointment.

Pastoral Care at The Scots College centres on:

  • looking after the needs of boys
  • nurturing their growth and development of boys within a safe and caring environment
  • promoting a positive, supportive whole-school culture
  • providing the essential foundation to our dynamic and healthy learning community
  • raising confident future leaders driven by Christian values with a sense of purpose in the community.

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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.