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Scotch College SA

Year Levels: Yrs 7-13


Carruth Road,

Telephone: 08 8274 4209

Principal: Dr John Newton

Head of Boarding Contact Information

Name: Mr David Scholz (Boys) & Ms Kara Cleary (Girls)
Telephone: 08 8274 4254

Number in School: 1133
Number of Boarders: 103

A home away from home...

Being a boarder at Scotch College and being away from home for the first time can mean great freedom, but with that freedom comes great responsibility. At Scotch our goal for our boarding students is to keep this experience from being overwhelming, the Scotch support network is vast. The Rosevear Boarding Precinct is staffed accordingly, with teaching staff and support staff providing continuous support and encouragement to all boarding students. At the beginning of each year, all Scotch boarders are assigned to a boarding staff mentor, who meets with them throughout the term to establish goals based on their character strengths, monitor their social and academic progress, and discuss various issues. In addition, we have a network of parents and friends who take a genuine interest in the well-being of our boarders.

Boarding students at Scotch enjoy a growth beyond the classroom with a combination of academic focus and preparation, coupled with real-world experiences. Our focus on community service means that boarders have a global perspective and can recognize the needs of those less fortunate than themselves and they are encouraged to try to make a difference. With a full weekend and extracurricular activities program to choose from, the Scotch experience becomes personalised and suited to all of our student’s individual interests.

Spacious private rooms, meals prepared by a qualified chef and access to the latest technology are just some of the stand-out features of the Rosevear Boarding Precinct at Scotch College. As one of the finest boarding houses in Australia, Scotch’s state-of-the-art boarding precinct has been purpose-built to cater for male and female students from Years 7-12.

Key features of the contemporary boarding house include large common rooms with kitchenettes, laundry and storage areas, dedicated study spaces, a tutors’ suite, plus a large outdoor barbecue area for students to relax.

“The boarding facilities at Scotch College are of a world-class standard and provide a terrific living and learning environment for students. Every year the Scotch boarding facilities are enjoyed by more than 100 boys and girls who relish having an ‘extended family’ including experienced staff and fellow boarders from around Australia and across the globe.”

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