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The Scots College

Yrs 6 - 12 | Boarding and Day


Victoria Road,


Telephone: 02 9391 7600
Facebook: @thescotsadvantage

Principal: Dr Ian PM Lambert

Assistant Head of Senior School Contact Information

Name: Mr Kevin Brennan
Telephone: 02 9391 7892

Number in School: 1888
Number of Boarders: 250

One of the oldest and most reputable boys’ schools in Australia, The Scots College’s motto – ‘may we be worthy of our forefathers’ – epitomises the strong legacy of Scots Old Boys’ traditions embedded in the fabric of College life. Boarders have been a vital part of the College life for over a century. As boarders, Scots boys’ lives are enriched by being part of their Scots House family where they form life-long friendships.

Whether your family is new to the College or has a long Scots history, we welcome you to the Scots boarding community. The boarding experience builds strong community spirit and encourages our values: the Quest for Excellence, Our Faith and Tradition and Leadership through Teams. The Scots College boarding commu- nity gathers boys from different geographical locations, cultural communities and educational backgrounds in an harmonious environment enriched by pastoral care and camaraderie, where boys strive for excellence together. Boarders live in one of five Boarding Houses where generations of Scots Old Boys have resided before them, including fine community leaders such as four time Olympian Thomas Whalen (’98), neurosurgeon Charlie Teo (’75) and Medal of the Order of Australia recipient Christopher Cheung OAM (’84). They serve to inspire the Scots boys of today to strive for excellence.

James Kilby, a Year 10 Scots boarder at Fairfax House, said; “For me, boarding has been a life changing experience. I have made many new friends, learnt to be independent and organised, and become part of a unique community.” Socialising, sport and study all play a key part in the lives of Scots’ boarders. Facilities are designed to be convivial and conducive to a positive learning environment with a combination of dorm style, double rooms and single rooms for Year 12 students.

The Scots College’s Brave Hearts Bold Minds education philosophy recognises the need for adventure in the hearts of young boys and men. The College’s developmental-stage-relevant models of learning seek to make every day in a Scots boy’s life part of an exciting adventure.

“Qualities of courage, creativity and conviction are based on what is true to a man’s heart, his real passions, and are not the product of being shaped through various forms of pressure,” says The Scots College, Principal Dr Ian PM Lambert. “At Scots, we value the quest for excellence through adventure, curiosity, creativity and growth.”

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